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Shawa Luangwa Camp

Welcome to Shawa Luangwa Camp

Our partnership with legendary guide, Jacob Shawa, not only inspired the name of Shawa Luangwa Camp; it created the foundation for us to bring Silent Safaris to the South Luangwa.

Like us, Jacob fell in love with the Zambian wilderness many years ago and has been deeply connected to it ever since. The spot where Shawa Luangwa sits overlooking the Luangwa River was handpicked by Jacob and is one of the park’s most untouched areas.

Voted one of Wanderlust’s top 8 best professional guides and one of the finest people you will meet, Jacob is at the heart of Shawa Luangwa’s story.

Our Story


Each of our Luxury Safari Tents is individually styled for a modern under canvas experience on the banks of the Luangwa River. Two of the five Couples Tents can convert into a spacious Family Tent.

Open 7th April 2023 to 2nd January 2024.

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South Luangwa


Untamed Zambia

South Luangwa National Park is part of the Luangwa Valley, which is characterised by dramatic seasonal changes, lush vegetation and prolific wildlife that thrive alongside the Luangwa River. This complex ecosystem is one of Zambia’s wildest and offers a remarkable safari experience.


What to Expect

We’ve been very much looking forward to opening a Green Safaris bush camp in South Luangwa, truly one of the most beautiful nature reserves in Africa and we are thrilled to operate the camp with Jacob Shawa as our head guide, who knows the secrets of the Luangwa like no other. - Vincent Kouwenhoven, Founder

Community Experiences

Our practices are firmly grounded in sustainability, conservation and community development, and it is through partnerships that we make a greater impact. During your time in this beautiful place, we invite you to engage, learn and support these projects that are building a healthy South Luangwa.

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Inclusive Activities

Shawa Luangwa pioneers Silent Safaris in the South Luangwa National Park and Nsefu Sector, as it is the only camp that uses electric Land Cruisers to explore this sensitive ecosystem gently and quietly. And of course, your South Luangwa experience is incomplete without a walking safari led by the much-loved Jacob Shawa.

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Dream Combination

Die-hard safari goers will revel in the remote wilderness of Busanga Plains where you get a bird’s eye view from our nature-inspired Nests. To balance all that adventure in the bush, take a two-hour flight to Likoma Island in Lake Malawi and enjoy laidback beach luxury at Kaya Mawa.

Shawa Luangwa Camp & Kaya Mawa Shawa Luangwa Camp & Chisa Busanga Camp

Media Coverage

Love letters on leading travel platforms are the best motivation. They give us the confidence we need to continue creating magical experiences for travellers as well as sustaining and developing our communities and wildlife.

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African Mag - Starbeds: Close to Heaven 25 November 2022 In the Mood for Love - Chisa Busanga Camp 09 November 2022 Lonely Planet - Best Things to do in Zambia 11 October 2022

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