Project Description


Shawa Luangwa Camp was born out of a partnership with the legendary guide Jacob Shawa and is the only camp to offer Silent Safaris in the South Luangwa National Park.

Each of our five luxury Shawa Tents welcomes the outside in with three entirely open sides and unblocked 270-degree views over the river and across the park. Each A-frame canvas tent is raised above the ground on wooden stilts in order to lessen the impact on the local ecosystem and also ensure that whilst the breeze, sunshine, and view is welcomed into the rooms, the wildlife stay safely below where guests can watch them wander by.

Inside, soft linens and textiles in cool, neutral tones are paired beautifully with locally sourced, smooth woods. The luxurious en-suite bathroom has a bathtub, shower and double vanities finished with brass and copper fittings.

Watch elephants come to quench their thirst at the river and little bee-eaters busy themselves in the tree branches shading your deck, all from the comfort of your bed or seating area. Then wander down to our swimming pool or sundowners spot, ready for your next Silent Safari or even for a walking safari with Jacob himself. Every day brings a new opportunity for an immersive experience within the diverse landscapes of this world-renowned wildlife sanctuary. And then, when you emerge from the bush, the hours between safari activities are yours to do as you please back at camp.


Type: Camp

Area: South Luangwa

Operates: May – November

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  • Laundry
  • Room Service
  • Plunge Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Silent Safari Game Drive
  • Walking Safari
  • Pool
  • River Safari
  • Birding

Shawa Luangwa is the only camp to offer Silent Safaris in the South Luangwa National Park. Silent Safaris enable safari-goers to explore sensitive ecosystems gently via electric, solar-powered Land Cruisers, with the immense added benefit of being able to sneak up on wildlife without the intrusive roar of fuel engines.

Shawa Luangwa Camp was born out of a partnership with the legendary guide Jacob Shawa: 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. 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. At Shawa Luangwa Camp we show our love for the environment, wildlife, and people through sustainable building practices and safari experiences. Guests can join us in supporting key conservation, anti-poaching, and community development initiatives during their stay.

Shawa Luangwa Camp Fully Inclusive Rates

  • Fully inclusive
  • Transfers
  • Premium alcohol
  • Exteranl activities


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Shawa Luangwa Camp -13.067023, 31.844810 SHAWA LUANGWA CAMP