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About Sanctuary Zebra Plains, South Luangwa

About Sanctuary Zebra Plains, South Luangwa

Sanctuary Zebra Plains is a brand new luxury lodge focussing entirely on intimate encounters with the wildlife through walking safaris. The unspoilt bush here in South Luangwa makes for a large diversity of habitats, ideal for exploring on foot, in fact this was the location that walking safaris were initially pioneered. The pristine and unspoilt wilderness, alongside a high population of game makes some of the most spectacular walking in Africa.

The lodge is perched on a sandbank at the confluence of the Luangwa and Chibembe Rivers and with just 6 guests allowed at the camp at any time.

Lodge Details


A luxury safari camp focused entirely on walking safaris.


Beautifully set in one of the best game viewing areas in Africa, South Luangwa Valley National Park.

Accommodation & Facilities

4 luxury canvas tents make up the guests accommodation, equipped with comfortable real beds, mosquito nets, luggage storage space and en-suite bathrooms with flush toilets. Showers are al fresco, hot water must be requested, then one of the camp staff will mix it to the ideal temperature for you.

The main tent has a dining area as well as a small library and bar.


Despite having the use of a dining tent, meals will be outside wherever possible. Spots will be chosen specifically for the views and the wildlife of the moment to ensure a maximum wildlife experience.


There is a large population of zebra, elephant, buffalo, crocodile and puka in the area as well as some endemic species such as Crayshaw’s Zebra and Thornicroft’s giraffe. Added to this there are smaller creatures deserving of your attention, rarely seen during game drives such as chameleon, dung beetles and termites! 2 walks will be done per day, each one guided by Garth Hovell who has nearly 20 years experience. As well as your guide, an armed scout and Sanctuary ‘tea bearer’ (who will make fire using traditional methods, then make you well earned cups of tea during your travels).

Child Policy

Children must be over 15 years of age to visit the camp.

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