Croc Valley Camp
offers affordable safari accommodation bordering the picturesque Luangwa River, situated just 500 meter outside the entrance of the South Luangwa National Park.
It is renowned for its large concentration of mammals and elephants and it is not unusual to see a wide-ranging variety of wildlife from the comfort and safety of your chalet deck, the bar, restaurant and the poolside.
The exceptional location of Croc Valley Camp makes it a regular host to elephants, giraffe, buffalo, hippos, monkeys, antelope and crocodiles.
Birdlife can also be viewed in abundance with exceptional sightings of many of the migratory birds plus regular residents like Open Billed Storks, African Fish Eagles, beaters and many more.
Whether you want to go on safari in the comfort of our especially adapted game-viewing vehicle or want to venture out on foot, we offer a safari tailored to your needs with resident professional guides whose intimate knowledge will make for an unforgettable experience in the pristine wilderness of South Luangwa.
Accommodation at Croc Valley Camp:
A quaint tourist facility set in an oasis of calm along the bank of the Luangwa river. The camp fits effortlessly into the surrounding riverine habitat with fantastic views and it is not uncommon to see elephants crossing the river and strolling through the camp on a regular basis.
Our chalets are completely environmentally friendly and in order to escape the off-season floods our chalets are raised on stilts providing a fantastic 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, in a hammock or catch up with the news on our satellite TV.
Croc Valley Camp Activities: Game Drives:
Take a morning or night drive, or both, in our open game vehicle and watch the antelopes, elephants, zebras, warthogs, lions, leopards, abundance of beautiful birds and Thornicroft giraffe, which is found nowhere else. Our drives are lead with resident professional guides whose intimate knowledge will make for an unforgettable experience.
Escorted walks in nature trails outside the park in the surrounding riverine habitat along the river. Escorted with a professional guide and fully trained scout.
Park entrance fees:
All entrance fees are payable directly to the park, therefore we advise you to bring enough cash to have ready at the entrance gate.
We also offer Village Tours as well as visits to local community and sustainability projects.
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Health & Climate:
The valley experiences two distinct seasons, the Dry Season from May to November, and the Green Season from December to April. The best time to view game is between July and September.
The coldest time of year is June and July. By October temperatures reach 37 degrees centigrade but the game viewing "hots" up too as the outlying water dries up forcing the game to the riverine area.