Croc Valley Camp

  • Accommodation Type: Caravan park and Game Lodge
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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.
Health and 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.
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.

Walking safaris:
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.
Cancellation Policy:
- 30 days prior to safari - 100%
- 60 days prior to safari - 50%
- 90 days prior to safari - 25%
- Over 90 days prior to safari - No charge
Facilities & Services available:
Children under 12 years
Honeymoon Couples
Pets only by Arrangement
Airport Shuttle Service
Laundry Service
Ironing Service
Special Meals on Request
Conference facilities
Wedding facilities
Team Building
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Bar on the Premises
Dining room
Cots available
Fireplace on the Premises
Internet Access
Parking (off-street - open)
Petrol on site
Tourism Information Desk
Other Language
Communal Satellite TV
Swimming Pool

Croc Valley Camp is a Caravan park and Game Lodge in

Drive to Chipata (about 15 km from the Malawi border in the Eastern Province of Zambia).
Take the signpost to South Luangwa National Park.

Follow the road for approximately 3-4 hours (about 140 km); keep following signs to South Luangwa National Park. The road is mainly dirt with two small stretches of tarmac. Parts of it are being graded each year, but rains have their influences.

When you have passed through the Jumbe police check stop, you will be almost onto the good road again! When you reach the tarmac junction, the airport is to the left, you must turn right to come to Croc Valley Camp.

Follow the good tar road for about 20 minutes going passed the BP fuel station, go straight passed the T- junction for another couple meters on your right hand side you will see a big sign for Croc valley camp, turn right there, follow the dirt road, a another 2 signs will indicate our camp, turn right and just follow the track as it will lead you straight into our camp.

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Rooms and Units Available at Croc Valley Camp

Backpacker Rooms
Air-conditioned rooms with bunk and double beds in different constellations and shared bathroom.
Amount of similar units: 7
Sleeps 2 Adults

Eco Tents
Environmentally-friendly Eco Tents with 2 Single Beds and shared ablutions
Amount of similar units: 8
Sleeps 2 Adults

Luxury tents with on-suite bathroom
Set on the banks of the Luangwa river overlooking the South Luangwa National Park.They include a double bed, a bunk bed for children, air-conditioning and a spacious on-suite bathroom.
Amount of similar units: 4
Sleeps 2 Adults

Self-Catering Chalets on stilts
Built from natural products to blend in with the environment the chalets with on-suite bathrooms are elevated to give you a birds eye view of your surroundings from your balcony. There is a self-catering kitchen in the Chalet.
Amount of similar units: 3
Sleeps 2 Adults

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