Flatdogs Camp

South Luangwa National Park

Flatdogs Camp
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As a tailor-made tour operator, we often have to get creative when designing your perfect itinerary.

For example, your travel consultant might add this property to your itinerary if:

Location is a significant factor
It offers a unique feature that will enhance your experience
This is a last-minute booking and room availability is limited
Cost is a factor and you'd rather splash out on another part of your trip
This is a newly opened or refurbished property that we have not inspected yet

When designing your custom itinerary we have much to consider not least of which is the value proposition of every product and service included in your quote. In all cases we strive to give you the best experience possible within your budget so please feel free to ask your travel consultant to share their reasons for including this property in your itinerary.

A flat dog is known as any large reptile of family crocodile. For its location, the name Flatdogs Camp seems apt since it’s perched right there on the banks of the Luangwa River, literally teeming with thousands of these gnarly snouted fellows. Your new neighbours. Well that is, the crocodiles, hippos, the 200 mammal species and 450 bird species found in this area. It’s a wildlife festival. Great news since that's what you came here for.

Offering four different types of accommodation, Flatdogs Camp is ideal for any traveller with a heart for that prolific wildlife encounter. From spacious chalets and safari tents to a unique treehouse getaway or the private tented house for ultimate exclusivity. No matter your preference of room type, the wildlife experience - one in the same.

The dining experience too. The Restaurant is flexible with no set meals or given meal times. It’s up to you. No matter when or where you dine, under the thatched lapa, in the courtyard or garden - all with a view onto the river, the meals are simple but done well.

Lounge around reading a book. Cool off in the pool. Head out on another exciting game drive or walking safari.


Chalets: Six spacious and simple stone chalets with room options upstairs and downstairs either double ensuite or twin/triple with separate bathroom. Adjoining rooms with a small kitchenette can be used for families or small groups sharing. Includes one family unit consisting of three rooms one of which is an upstairs loft room that has a raised deck overlooking the river but shares a bathroom.

Safari Tents: Six basic ensuite safari tents with an open-air bathroom and shower. On the banks of the river with the best views in camp. Includes one family tent of two rooms with one double bed and two twin beds sharing a bathroom. Mosquito nets; electric fans and gauzed windows. An additional honeymoon tent offers a waterhole view, a private setting and a large bathroom with shower and bath tub.

The Jackalberry Treehouse is eight feet off the ground with 3 main decks and further levels to the sitting area and bedrooms. One bedroom has a king size bed and then other two twin beds (king size converted). Open-are ensuite bathrooms with shower. Sofa; floor cushions on viewing deck; fridge; bar; coffee and tea facilities; mains electricity and radio for transfers to main camp. If booked for a group of four, a private safari vehicle and guide will be provided for the duration of your stay. Only open during the dry season from 5 April to 15 November.

The Crocodile Nest is a large tented house for private use and includes a private guide, private vehicle and private dining. This is the real deal. Consisting of two ensuite bedrooms with space for two additional beds it accommodates a maximum of six. Semi open bathrooms with shower; private deck and swimming pool; sun loungers; inside and outside living and dining areas; coffee and tea facilities; fridge and radio for transfers to main camp and to order private meals.

Restaurant and dining area; library (book swap); bar; swimming pool; curio shop and WiFi.


All activities take you into the South Luangwa National Park, one of Africa’s last true wilderness areas.

Morning game drives from 6:00am and night game drives starting at 16:00pm (roughly 4 hours each); Walking safaris usually done in the cool mornings (3 to 4 hours long) or do a Drive/Walk combo tour (2 hours long).

Limited to no more than six guests per vehicle and guided by a professional guide, who not only knows the area well but with a deep rooted passion for this incredible place, you’re guaranteed the experience you came here expecting.

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