The Lugenda Wilderness Camp is a stunning, luxury tented camp within the boundaries of the legendary Niassa Reserve. The camp is nestled under massive wild fig trees on the banks of the Lugenda River and consists of eight spacious and comfortable en-suite tents, and an opportunity to see some of the most beautiful bush and wild game in Mozambique.
Lugenda opened its doors to the adventurous traveller with fine cuisine, excellent service, and of course the opportunity to photograph some of the estimated 12,000 elephant and other species endemic to the area, such as Lichtenstein’s Hartebeest, Johnson’s Impala, Niassa Wildebeest, Bohms Zebra, and the African Palm Civet.
Spend the heat of the day beside the pool or in the privacy of your air-conditioned tent, and enjoy a true African sunset over the enormous inselbergs.
The Lugenda experience is not about spotting the Big Five but exploring and experiencing one of Africa's last pristine wilderness areas, seeing landscapes found nowhere else, and enjoying the isolation. The total remoteness of Lugenda Wilderness Camp makes you feel you are in another world, away from the stresses of daily life.
April/May to November/December
Lugenda is a seasonal camp. Final opening and closure dates are dependent on weather conditions at the time.
$420 per person per night.
Unfortunately no children under the age of 13 years are allowed unless a booking is sole use of the camp. Children aged 13 years and over pay full adult rate, accommodated in their own tent.
Rate includes all meals, soft drinks, bottled water, house wine, local beer & spirits, tea & coffee, scheduled safari activities, laundry and conservation and reserve fees.
Excluded in the rate is specialized and/or premium brand beverages.
• Game drives
• Walking safaris
• Star gazing
Lugenda Wilderness Camp is located within the Niassa Reserve on the bank of the Lugenda River, west of Pemba.
The fastest and most convenient way to reach the camp is by light aircraft transfer which takes 1,5 hours from Pemba International Airport. Departures are scheduled on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
For those travelling by car, the camp can also be accessed by road. From Pemba, this takes approximately 10 hours in the very dry season. Best to contact us to check the condition of the road before embarking on this journey.
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