Lugenda Wilderness Camp, Northern Mozambique, Mozambique
A Safari to this area is to go where few have travelled. It is not a safari for first-timers only interested in seeing the Big Five, it is a journey of discovery for safari pioneers to an emerging photographic safari destination. Lugenda Widerness camp provides visitors with the quality of wilderness that is rare to find on safari today. Located in the greater Niassa National Reserve in the remotest corner of northern Mozambique, Lugenda Wilderness Camp is set in one of the continent’s last wild places.
On walks and game drives guests experience raw Africa at its wildest, but within the confines of camp guests are cosseted and pampered. Stylish tents, a scenic swimming pool, fascinating guides, shady guest areas and views over the river will keep you content to remain in camp for hours and hours.
Location and Transfers
Intimate and understated yet offering every luxury you could wish for, Lugenda is the definitive wilderness camp experience.
The eight luxury tents are discreetly situated on the banks of the Lugenda River beneath towering fig trees, each with its own patio deck with wide-angle views. The tents have a solid substructure and blend beautifully into the natural surrounds whilst offering every modern comfort, from King size beds to ensuite bathrooms and shower, double basins, ceiling fans, personal safes and hairdryers.
Despite being in the heart of the Mozambique wilderness, the food at Lugenda is fresh and simply delicious. Guest are woken with piping-hot coffee or tea and muffins in the early mornings for sunrise game drives or walks.
Leisurely breakfasts and lunches are taken in the living area overlooking the Lugenda river bed. High tea is served before the afternoon game drive and you can watch the spectacular African sun set over the Niassa Mountains during sundowners.
At night you join the other guests for a charming river bed or boma dinner, while taking in the African night sounds and smells and gazing at the breathtaking Mozambique night sky.
Lugenda’s collection of fine wines meets the most discerning tastes whilst the guides reveal some fascinating insights into the region’s history and geography.
Facilities and Activities
Lugenda’s experienced guides are uniquely qualified to guide you through the vast Mozambique wilderness area that is the Niassa Reserve. This area is so wild that few scientists and researchers have travelled here and the guides, like you, are pioneering in this region.
Whilst game is diverse and numbers are on the increase, the wildlife area is extensive (42,000 square kilometres), almost twice the size of Kruger National Park and sightings of specific wildlife species are not guaranteed. The Lugenda experience is instead about adopting a pioneering spirit in exploring one of Africa’s last pure wildlife areas, admiring the unique Mozambique landscape and savouring a true spirit of a photographic safari adventure.