Big Lagoon Walking Camp

Partner Camp

Situated on the western bank deep within the South Luangwa National Park, not far from their base camp, Tafika, Big Lagoon Camp can only be reached on foot. This unique feature offers an exceptional opportunity for walking safaris in the heart of the unspoiled African wilderness. By exploring this environment, you will uncover the intricate nuances of the bush, creating a timeless connection with the natural world. Big Lagoon Camp offers accommodation for a maximum of six guests in refreshingly simple, grass-walled chalets with en suite flush toilets and showers. Hot water is provided for evening showers and upon request. Visitors can enjoy your walking safari with just a water bottle, binoculars, and a camera in hand, while our porters handle all the luggage and supplies.

June to October
Children 12 and older are welcome
3 Chalets

Your Experience

At Big Lagoon Camp, your day begins with the spectacle of sunrise over the wetlands, marked by the splashes of lechwe antelope as they bound through the landscape. A friendly morning knock on your door heralds the start of your day's adventure. The day proceeds with breakfast, fostering a sense of relaxation and camaraderie around the campfire. Following breakfast, a four-hour walking safari allows you to explore the wilderness at your own pace, with a refreshing pause for morning tea. The midday sun invites you to enjoy a delightful buffet lunch, featuring garden-fresh greens that add a touch of local flavor. As the day's warmth peaks, it's siesta time in camp, where you can unwind in the company of nature, perhaps reviewing your lists of the remarkable flora and fauna you've encountered, or simply losing yourself in a good book from one of the inviting hammocks.

The afternoon beckons with tea and coffee, accompanied by delectable, freshly baked cakes, setting the tone for the next adventure. A late afternoon walking safari, lasting 2.5 to 3 hours, takes you deeper into the captivating surroundings, ensuring your return before sunset. Sundown at Big Lagoon Camp is a time to savor pre-dinner drinks and relish delicious snacks around the campfire while sharing stories of the day's explorations with fellow travelers. Dinner is a culmination of your Big Lagoon Camp experience, a three-course meal illuminated by candlelight. As the day winds down, you retire to your haven, cocooned in cotton sheets and expansive mosquito nets, while the haunting lullabies of the Luangwa – the distant roars of lions and the echoing calls of hyenas – carry you into a peaceful slumber. This is the essence of Big Lagoon Camp, where every day is a poetic journey through the heart of South Luangwa National Park.

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Big Lagoon Walking Camp