Lugenda Wilderness Camp

Lugenda Mozambique

A warm welcome to Lugenda Wilderness Camp Lugenda Mozambique, Lugenda Wilderness Camp offers the ultimate pioneering safari amidst an Africa still wild and untrammeled. Lugenda Camp is nestled along the eastern bank of the Lugenda River, this elegant and intimate camp accommodates just 16 people in luxurious east-African styled tents - welcome to the Lugenda experience.

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Lugenda Wilderness Camp Mozambique A safari to this area is to go where few have travelled. It is not a safari for first-timers only interested in seeing the Big 5, it is a journey of discovery for safari pioneers to an emerging photographic safari destination.

Lugenda Wilderness Camp provides visitors with the true quality of wilderness that is rare to find on safari today. Located in the greater Niassa National Reserve in the remotest corner of northern Mozambique, Lugenda Wilderness Camp is set in one of the continent's 'last wild places'. This is the description given to the Niassa Reserve by Mike Fay, World Conservation Society conservationist during his year-long MegaFlyover across Africa.

On walks and game drives guests experience raw Africa at its wildest, but within the confines of camp guests are cosseted and pampered. Stylish tents, a scenic swimming pool, fascinating guides, shady guest areas and views over the river will keep you content to remain in camp for hours and hours.

Safari Accommodation
Lugenda Wilderness Camp offers the ultimate pioneering safari amidst an Africa still wild and untrammeled. Nestled along the eastern bank of the Lugenda River, this elegant and intimate camp accommodates just 16 people in luxurious east-African styled tents.

Lugenda's collection of fine wines meets the most discerning tastes whilst our guides reveal some fascinating insights into the region's history and geography. With all your senses engaged, you cannot help but be sated by this indulgent Mozambique safari experience.

Mozambique Safari - Niassa National Reserve
Our guides will take you out by open vehicle to explore the Niassa National Reserve of Mozambique for as long as you wish each day. Bird lovers will revel in the opportunity to spot up to 370 bird species, including the rare Angola Pitta and Pel's Fishing Owl, as well as abundant raptors.

The area is home to at least 3 recently discovered endemic species: the Niassa Wildebeest, Boehm's Zebra and Johnston's Impala; as well as elephant, Sable Antelope, Cape Buffalo, Lichtenstein's Hartebeest and eland occur here. Niassa also provides one of the last safe havens in Africa for the Cape Hunting Dog (African Wild Dog) and is populated with other predators such as lion, leopard and Spotted Hyena. General game comprises kudu, bushbuck, impala, wildebeest, waterbuck, reedbuck and hippo. Bear in mind though that the area is vast and big game sightings are not guaranteed.

For those who prefer more intimate encounters with the Mozambique bush, our guides will take you out walking in the early mornings or late afternoons to avoid the midday sun. Here you can explore the smaller flora and fauna and really absorb the sights, sounds and many hidden delights of the Niassa bush.

Lugenda Wilderness Camp MozambiqueMozambique Safari Accommodation - Niassa National Reserve
Intimate and understated yet offering every luxury you could wish for, Lugenda is the definitive wilderness camp experience. The eight luxury tents are discreetly situated on the banks of the Lugenda River beneath towering fig trees, each with its own patio deck with wide-angle views.

The tents have a solid substructure and blend beautifully into the natural surrounds whilst offering every modern comfort - from king-size beds to en-suite bathrooms with bath and shower, double basins, ceiling fans, personal safes and hairdryers.

The elegant timber and thatched guest area is at the heart of camp and is a shady refuge from the African sun - a tranquil place to dine, help yourself from the bar or read through books on the region's fascinating history. Just metres from the banks of the river, the swimming pool tempts with its cool sparkling waters whilst sun loungers and umbrellas invite you to laze for hours.

Despite being in the heart of the Mozambique wilderness, the food at Lugenda is fresh and simply delicious. Guests are woken with piping-hot coffee or tea and muffins in the early mornings for sunrise game drives or walks. Leisurely breakfasts and lunches are taken in the living area overlooking the Lugenda river-bed. High tea is served before the afternoon game drive and you can watch the spectacular

African sun set over the Niassa mountains during sundowners. At night you join the other guests for a charming river-bed or boma dinner, while taking in the African night sounds and smells and gazing at the breathtaking Mozambique night sky.

Mozambique Safari Activities - Lugenda Wilderness Camp
Whether you are a photographer, birder, naturalist, or just enjoy getting in touch with nature in its rawest form, Lugenda Wilderness Camp is sure to fulfill your expectations. Our experienced guides will take you out to explore this fascinating region and the wildlife it contains, by open safari vehicle, on foot, or a combination of both, depending on your expectations and interests.

Of course part of the experience is to slow down and savour the true spirit of Mozambique wilderness. Ask you guide to take you night-frogging or to reveal the splendour of the southern skies over Niassa National Reserve. Many guests choose to spend some of their time simply relaxing in camp.

Location - Lugenda Wilderness Camp
Located close to the Tanzanian border in far northern Mozambique, the greater Niassa Reserve is an untouched and virtually undiscovered wilderness area 42 000 square kilometres in extent. Lugenda Wilderness Camp is situated within this pristine wildlife area on the eastern bank of the Lugenda River amongst the towering Ngalongue Mountains of Mozambique.

How to get to Lugenda Wilderness Camp

Lugenda Wilderness Camp has its own airstrip with fly-in access from Pemba International Airport. Scheduled transfers to Lugenda Wilderness Camp from Pemba Airport are operated via light aircraft transfer by CFA Air Charters (duration: +/- 90 minutes).

For any flights arriving in Pemba after 14h00, guests need to overnight in Pemba, and will be transferred to Lugenda the following morning. Due to the use of light aircraft for your scheduled transfer, you are requested to limit your luggage to a MAXIMUM OF 15KG and to utilise SOFT LUGGAGE CARRIERS. Failure to do so may result in luggage arrival being delayed and / or incurring penalties.

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