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Mfuwe Eastern, South Luangwa National Park 0000 Zambia
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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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Heino wrote a review 13 Aug
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We had a great Safari experience with Croc Valley. It already starts with the excellent location of the lodge and the bar/restaurant just above the river shore: crocs and hippos right underneath your nose and in the evening elefants crossing the river. We booked morning and night drives and a walking safari and our guide (Chadric) was absolutely superb and knowlegable. The walking safari was amongst the best safari experiences ever. And one night a huge elefant crossed the camp. One mor hint: We tried to walk to the lodge from Mfue, but this is not recommended. Encounters with Elefants and Buffaloes are highly probable, even outside the boudaries of the national park. Better pay the taxi a little extra fee to deliver you at doorstep.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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danmedway wrote a review Jul 2022
Southampton, United Kingdom25 contributions33 helpful votes
This was a great place, next to the river and park entrance. It was easy to see hippos and crocodiles during the day from the bar, and I had elephants, hippos and a hyena outside my chalet during the night. The staff here are the best, especially the guide Simon, who helped me to see so much wildlife (6 leopards in 5 game drives!). I definitely recommend staying here if you visit South Luangwa.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Africa Guy wrote a review Jul 2022
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The Lodge is very nice with a good look out on sand banks. The Staff is very friendly and ready to help you if needed any assistance. The experience show that the Turtle Rooms (being the cheapest) show some drawbacks such as a not functioning Safe in the Room we stayed in, also the rooms are very tiny and crampt for housing 3 people. The room had a worn-out springbed and Mattress however when we asked it was shiftly replaced with better quality bed and mattress. Another important point, the full accomodation is not worth the amount we payed, the game drive was ok although amount of animals was segnificantly lower then in Malawian Game Reserves, the food was ok good quality but lacking some flavour and freshness. If you don't need a small breakfast at the start of the Safari at 5:30, we would recommend that all food, accommodation and Safari be booked separately as it would have been the cheapest option.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Catriona wrote a review Jun 2022
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I visited Croc Valley with two friend and it was the highlight of our 6 months of travelling. The service throughout our whole time there was amazing and each member of staff went above and beyond what was needed. All of our game drives were excellent and we were lucky enough to see 4 of the big 5, big shout out to Bernard for making this happen! Each meal was delicious and we were never left hungry, Philimon was an excellent waiter the whole time. Finally a big shout out to Herbert who helped us organise the next stage of our travels when we were stuck with where to go. I will be going back, even if just to hear the hippos eating next to your tent at night!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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pragati9 wrote a review Dec 2021
Durban, South Africa569 contributions109 helpful votes
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The lodge is outside the NP but very close to the gate.We needed 2 family chalets for the four of us.Each chalets have fully furnished kitchen and beds to accomodate 3 adults.There is a huge fan too to help beat the October heat.The chalets face an open glassland and sitting in the cosy veradah one can see the elephant troop marching by,the buffaloes munching as they move to the river,the pukus and kudus all day long and ofcourse the notorious monkeys.Such a treat to watch the babies playing with each other and their moms. The resturant serves all three meals and the food quality is good.Yes,the furniture,the famous chess set ,the hammock are all worn out and need replacing but then covid has been hard to all of us .So if more local tourist come better the chance for renovations.The location of the restutant is amazing.Facing the mighty Luangwa,one is in for treat.Hippos roam about,elephats come to quench their thirst,crocdiles float by and numerous bird fly by. For the last night we were moved to the accomodation which is meant for backpackers.It was near the kitchen but surprisingly had AC.Not very comfortable to sleep in a place full of beds,bunk beds,queen bed but we managed for that single night. The workers are quite polite.Herbert was very helpful and answered all my queries. The lodge also organised the walking safari and game drive for us which as other reviewers point out is the best!
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Red-110 wrote a review Sep 2021
Lusaka, Zambia145 contributions58 helpful votes
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Croc Valley is aptly named, as we have never seen so many and so large crocs, all in one place. Don't worry, the river bank is very high and the crocs don't come and try to visit. There is power in each campsite and a few lights which worked all the time. There is also a small central kitchen, with freezers, fridges and stoves, if you need to use them, but it is about 200 m from the camps. The campsites are quite small and very near the bar. Thankfully there were few customers, but it is likely to be quite loud if there are lots of guests, or backpackers. The showers were OK, but often turn to a dribble if more than one person uses them. The other issue was the monkeys, which are quite prolific and you cant leave anything out in the campsite, otherwise it will be eaten or just chewed up. Overall the place was OK, but a bit run down. COVID has probably affected their income stream, but there are nicer campsite around at similar prices.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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DanielYenshaw wrote a review Apr 2021
El Paso, Texas40 contributions25 helpful votes
If you are looking for great food, bar, staff, and safari experience, then Croc Valley is the place for you. With different types of accommodations, this will give you choices on how you want to live on your stay. The safari's experiences are great and I highly recommend doing a combo of night and morning safaris. A guide to use there is Banard as I have used him three times and he is a very experienced guide and has great knowledge. Herbert the manager will help you in any way you can and is extremely friendly. Do not hesitate to stay here if you come to South Luangwa
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Sherri wrote a review Mar 2021
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania52 contributions7 helpful votes
Croc Valley Camp is a great camp for anyone who wants to have the real experience of the Luangwa Valley. There is every kind of accommodation from camping to eco tents to self catering chalets to air conditioned luxury. Food is plentiful and good. You can pick and choose what you want to do rather than having to follow a set schedule. The owners and staff are lovely and interesting - and you'll meet many locals if you go to the bar for sundowners. All in all a magical place. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: April 2020
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Room Tip: Chalets are the most private. Rooms with shared bath are nice and have a/c and the bathrooms are...
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Response from Charl Beukes, Owner at Croc Valley Camp
Responded 04 Apr 2021
Thank you very much SherriTom for your wonderful comments. Hope to see you back very soon !!
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Hayley wrote a review Feb 2021
London, United Kingdom5 contributions
Croc valley was a nice place to stay for our budget. We had it mostly to ourselves due to the season and covid 19. However, 1800 kwacha was taken from my private room. There was a safe in the room which I did not use however I have never used safes during my year in Zambia and not experienced this before in any accommodation. The staff we were slow and unhelpful when this was flagged on our last day. We had a flight to catch and the manager made us wait in reception for 2.5 hours without any information, which resulted in us rushing to the airport and not visiting the local shops as planned. The manager was quite defensive and put the entire blame on me and even managed to make me feel guilty for being stolen from in his premise. He instructed me the only way to help the situation was to raise a police report. To do this you had to be in the area and due to the delay waiting for him there was no time to do so. He said he would be in touch via email to assist this and he never was. His tone and lack of a good will gesture for even 10% off the bar tab for the time wasted and the theft was really disappointing and I would not recommend staying there, despite the pleasant experience beforehand.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Charl Beukes, Owner at Croc Valley Camp
Responded 28 Feb 2021
Amazing that we are blamed for someone's stupidity and give a 1 score when everywhere even on the Mirror in rooms are signs LOCK UP YOUR VALUABLES Even on briefings Guests are asked to lock up valuables and that we have a safe upstairs that we can lock things up if necessary When I spoke to her and asked why it was not locked up she said I never lock up anything. There reason we have spent a lot of money to fit safes is to protect the clients belongings. I was asked what can I do about it and I said the only thing is to inform the police. I was then asked what would happen to the ladies cleaning the rooms and I said they would be interrogated, which they were not happy with so I asked them what do you expect me to do and I was told discount the bar bill . I replied I am sorry but this was not our fault you did not follow our instructions. We concluded that they would write a report send it to us and I would try must best to report this to the Police not knowing if they would accept a hand written report. No report came
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leonidasxidaras wrote a review Dec 2020
Adamas, Greece432 contributions47 helpful votes
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 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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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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Frequently Asked Questions about Croc Valley Camp
Which popular attractions are close to Croc Valley Camp?
Nearby attractions include Mulberry Mongoose (5.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Croc Valley Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Croc Valley Camp?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Croc Valley Camp?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Croc Valley Camp?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Croc Valley Camp have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.