Located on the outskirts of the world-famous South Luangwa National Park in Zambia, Flatdogs Camp is a remarkable safari camp that provides an unparalleled blend of affordable accommodations to cater to a diverse range of guests and budgets. This establishment is a pioneer of ethical and responsible tourism in the region.
Flatdogs Camp offers a range of accommodations to cater to various guest preferences. The Crocodile Nest is a stunning two-bedroom tented house with a private swimming pool that offers a breathtaking view of the Luangwa River. Guests can enjoy exclusive and flexible safaris with a private vehicle and safari guide. The Jackalberry Treehouse is designed with nature in mind, open at the front and above and nestled among four stunning live ebony trees with a magnificent view of the waterhole, attracting daily visits from elephants, giraffes, buffalo, bushbucks, and mongoose. Both private ‘houses’ are ideal for guests who prefer a unique and secluded space situated at the far end of camp in a thick natural bush, often home to elephants and buffalos.
For families and older couples, Flatdogs offers four two-bedroom chalet houses in the central part of the camp, providing a cooler option in hotter months and a more solid accommodation for children who may be nervous about the surrounding animals. Guests can also opt for traditional safari tents in prime positions along the riverbank or on a picturesque waterhole, offering an unforgettable “Africa under canvas” experience with elephants browsing on trees above and hippos grazing in the river nearby.
Flatdogs Camp is being certified by Fair Trade Tourism. Once completed, this will prove their total commitment and leadership in best practices for the local community and environment in South Luangwa.
Guests at Flatdogs Camp can enjoy an exceptional dining experience with an excellent a la carte restaurant that serves fresh and delicious meals all day long. The restaurant provides a wide range of dishes that cater to all tastes and dietary requirements, all sourced locally and in season. For added convenience, guests can dine at their leisure or have their meals delivered to their private houses. The restaurant offers separate gluten-free and vegan menus, adding to its extensive range of dishes. The exceptional dining experience at Flatdogs is a must-try for all guests.
Safaris from Flatdogs Camp are another major attraction, as they are led by expert guides who have studied all facets of the natural world they live and work in. Flatdogs guides must pass some of the most challenging examinations in the safari world before they can guide in South Luangwa, and the safety of both the animals and their guests is paramount. The South Luangwa National Park is one of the few undisturbed natural wilderness areas left in Africa and one of the best places in the world to view leopards and wild dogs. The guides working at the camp are exceptional, and the value for money is unbeatable.
Flatdogs Camp is located in the game management area on the edge of South Luangwa National Park. Here you will venture into a piece of paradise and marvel at the natural wonders of the Luangwa Valley and along the Luangwa River. Lured by the waters of the Luangwa, plenty of wildlife can be viewed at the camp and in the national park.
What to Experience
- Unique and wide-ranging accommodation options blend into the beauty and tranquillity found along the bank of the Luangwa River.
- Various delicious cuisines are prepared and made with local and seasonal ingredients. The menu includes vegan and gluten-free options.
- Walking safaris and game drives (including night drives) led by expert guides. The Luangwa Valley is famed as the home of the walking safari.
- The Luangwa Valley contains an astounding array of wildlife that includes hundreds of mammal species, over 400 bird species and over 2,000 types of flora.
Booking and Contact Details
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