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Kalamu Lagoon Camp
Photo: Caroline Culbert
Accommodation at Kalamu Lagoon Camp in the southern sector of the Luamfwa Concession of South Luangwa National Park consists of eight safari-style reed and canvas tents, each en-suite with both an indoor and outdoor shower.
The camp's dining and bar area under a canopy of giant ebony trees and a pool and viewing deck area located to the side of the camp all offer spectacular views of the lagoon that may once have been part of the South Luangwa River.
South Luangwa is renowned as a walking destination and guests have the choice to explore the
Luangwa riverine vegetation and adjacent dambos on guided walks.
Other activities include day-and-night wildlife-viewing drives.
Along the Luangwa River high concentrations of wildlife is supported by the rich vegetation. There are herds of elephant and buffalo, as well as dominant antelope species such as impala and puku. Other antelope include common waterbuck, bushbuck, eland, kudu, grysbok, oribi, reedbuck, Lichtenstein's hartebeest, sable and roan.
Species such as Thornicroft's giraffe and Cookson's wildebeest occur nowhere else in the world and the area's leopard viewing is legendary. The main predators are lion, leopard, spotted hyena and wild dogs.
The dry season along the Luangwa River - when all game is forced to congregate along its banks as water resources dwindle elsewhere - is an experience every Africa fan should indulge in. High-density hippo populations dot the riverbanks while yellow baboon provide a contrast to their southern cousins.