Croc Valley Camp

Croc Valley Camp

South Luangwa National Park, Kakumbi, South Luangwa National Park Zambia
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4.5
#1 of 1 guest house in Kakumbi
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.3 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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Set on the banks of the Luangwa River overlooking the South Luangwa National Park nestled under shady Mahogany trees lies the picturesque Croc Valley Camp. “Your camp with personality” We offer a variety of varied accommodation to suit everyone’s pocket, from self contained chalets on platforms, luxury en-suite tents on the river bank , ten dollar per night backpacker/dorm rooms, Family House to the campsite with thatched lapa's, electrical points and water outlets all on lush green lawns. All tastefully segregated but still part of the overall experience.Our chalets are completely environmentally friendly and in order to experience the nomadic night wonders at eye level our chalets are raised on platforms providing a fantastic safe viewpoint from which to see the wildlife that wanders through the camp. Throughout your stay, our chef's can provide delicious meals and snacks from original recipes using fresh ingredients for your meticulously prepared meals and for those that wish to self-cater or camp, full kitchen facilities are provided. Our campsite is well catered for campers and overland trucks with parking areas, fire places, power points, hot showers and ablutions.Between safaris, in the midday heat, our hippo friendly swimming pool provides the perfect place to relax and cool off. Hammocks are also scattered around the camp over-seeing the river and the swimming pool. The bar is always open and serves ice cold drinks throughout the day, whether you prefer to relax by the pool, catch up through our FREE WiFi , in a hammock or catch up with the news on our satellite TV.
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South Luangwa National Park, Kakumbi, South Luangwa National Park Zambia
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Mfuwe Airport
23.8 km
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Derek B wrote a review Sept 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Croc Valley was our objective in a one month camping trip, and it proved to be spectacular. Apart from visits in camp by Ellies, Hippo and yes Wild Dog, the sites were well maintained and spacious with splendid facilities. The rides into the park were spectacular however the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff was exemplorary, even when it came to punctures and broken jockey wheel. If you have a bucket list for Southern African adventure, stick this one at the top !!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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tamsinashton wrote a review Aug 2023
London, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This has to be one of our favourite camp sites ever! We were able to pitch our tent right by the river, with views of hippos & crocodiles, monkeys running around. We watched elephants crossing the river one morning, and some were walking around the campsite one evening. Great for birdwatching too.
Facilities were great, nice toilets & showers, reasonably priced good food (inc vegetarian options), and a lovely pool.
Camping & food at good prices, the safari trips also reasonable.
The owner & staff all very lovely and helpful.
Would highly recommend staying here!
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Barbara D wrote a review Aug 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The camp is on a fantastic site on the river, the game drive are perfectly organized, the national park is amazing with gorgeous landscapes and animals. The food is delicious and abondant, the staff friendly and helpful. The tents are basic but the whole experience worth the price.
Absolutely recommended
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Arthur B wrote a review Aug 2023
Melbourne, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What an amazing place this was to stay! The setting was grest, with the restaurant/bar overlooking the Luangwa River. Crocodiles and hippos were often clearly visible. The game drives were all good! We were fortunate to see an abundance of wildlife. Friendly staff, lovely grounds, good swimming pool, this was all good!
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Malissa H wrote a review Feb 2023
Leduc, Canada
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a lovely stay at Croc Valley. It is low season, so the lodge was very quiet, which means we had excellent service! So many people were available to help all the time. The accommodations were clean, though are starting to show wear (I have stayed here multiple times, so I think the wear is due to lack of guests/income the last few years). The river was lovely, food was good, only the monkeys get a thumbs down.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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leonidasxidaras wrote a review Dec 2020
Adamas, Greece
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I spent 2 great nights at this camp! Great spot in the jungle of South Luangwa National Park! Very good quality of food and very well prepared.. the stuff was helpful...
If I ever return to Mfuwe I will definitely stay at croc valley camp again.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from Charl Beukes, Owner at Croc Valley Camp
Responded 24 Feb 2021
Thank you very much for the kind remarks especially during these hard times. We hope we can welcome you back soon !!
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alessandralcolombo wrote a review Aug 2023
Milan, Italy
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Camping with many solution with different price range.
We chose the eco-tent and were satisfied. Everything was always clean.
The restaurant is good and prices are reasonable.
The view is great. I really recomend staying here.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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juliepearce2018 wrote a review Sept 2023
Wickford, United Kingdom
3.0 of 5 bubbles
It’s a lovely setting but I found the decor tired and could do with new furnishings. Pool was very nice and the staff were so friendly and helpful. The accommodation was basic no toiletries apart from a small bar of soap so for anyone doing a long trip was not ideal. The room I had was in need of an update and used shared facilities which were ok but not I would have chose to do. Overall it was a lovely site and position but needs some talc
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Response from Charl Beukes, Owner at Croc Valley Camp
Responded 20 Sept 2023
Good Day Julie thank you very much for your candid review, Appreciated. I would like to clarify that it seems you chose a Budget room rather than a River Front Tent or Self-Contained Chalet, our superior accommodations which has all of the amenities. If you pay USD 25 as opposed to USD 150 per night it seems to me your priority was your wallet rather than your comfort. Thanks
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101garthandizzie wrote a review Dec 2022
West Sussex, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic views from our campsite. Friendly owners. Bar area for evening sundowners and a pool for swimming. Monkeys are an issue but if you are careful then shouldn’t bother you too much. We spent the night listening to the hippos in the river.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Todd C. wrote a review Mar 2024
British Columbia, Canada
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I highly recommend visiting the Croc Valley Resort. One of the best wilderness travel experiences I’ve encountered. The relaxed and rustic vibe matched perfectly with the safari wildness experience. Great people, great food, and great safari excursions. I went on two safari viewings in the National Park—a morning and a night drive. Multiple animals with a broad variety.

Best value for your money in the region. I can’t wait to return.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Answer from CrocValley
Mfuwe11 contributions4 helpful votes
Hi we do have a Restaurant Ala Carte Menu at the bar and a Full Board Option available
Answer from nadjapilz
Mfuwe, Zambia11 contributions
Dear Cynthia, did you try +260 2162 46074 or +260 9771 75172?
John T asked a question Nov 2017
Newport Beach, California15 contributions23 helpful votes
How do you get from the Mfuwe airport to Croc Valley Camp and what is the cost?
Answer from GeorgeKratsas
London, United Kingdom7 contributions
Croc Valley Camp will send a driver, if I remember correctly the cost was in the vicinity of $20
Answer from CrocValley
Mfuwe11 contributions4 helpful votes
There are two options to get to us. By plane from Lusaka or by Jonda Bus.
Sam E asked a question May 2017
Avignonet Lauragais, France43 contributions5 helpful votes
Hi, is the 'comfort tent' private or shared accommodation?
Answer from herby85
Lusaka, Zambia4 contributions2 helpful votes
hello, i don't understand by comfort tents but turtle tents are not on suite while river front tents are on suite. hope this helps and please do let us know if there is anything more you would like to know. thanks, Herbert.
Todd C. wrote a tip Mar 2024
British Columbia, Canada7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"While I had aircon in my tent, Zambia’s hot and humid season can be a challenge. Be aware that there are wild animals about in the camp."
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juliepearce2018 wrote a tip Sept 2023
Wickford, United Kingdom17 contributions6 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Be prepared for basic facilities"
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Red-110 wrote a tip Sept 2021
Lusaka, Zambia147 contributions59 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Buy firewood from traders on bicyles directly, otherwise prices are very high both from the camp and from traders in town."
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DanielYenshaw wrote a tip Apr 2021
El Paso, Texas52 contributions29 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"River Front Tents"
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BwanaSpots wrote a tip Oct 2019
Crowborough, United Kingdom131 contributions74 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"River view essential"
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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