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Croc Valley Camp offers affordable safari accommodation bordering the amazing South Luangwa National Park in Zambia. It caters for the budget traveller as well as those looking for both self-catering and full board options, offering comfort together with rustic simplicity. Its environmentally friendly chalets are built on stilts from local natural products. It is set on the banks of the picturesque Luangwa River and was fully renovated in 2005. For those who wish to self-cater or camp, full kitchen facilities are provided.
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The exceptional location of Croc Valley Camp makes it a regular host to Zambian wildlife like elephants, giraffe, buffalo, hippos, monkeys, antelope and crocodiles. Bird life can also be viewed in abundance with exceptional sightings of many of the migratory birds plus regular residents such as open billed storks.

Set in an oasis of calm along the bank of the Luangwa River, Croc Valley Camp was fully renovated in February 2005. Croc Valley Camp has heeded the world's carbon foot print call and is completely environmentally friendly. The chalets are built from local natural products and in order to escape the off-season floods, they are raised on stilts, providing a fantastic viewpoint from which to see the wildlife.

The camp fits effortlessly into the surrounding riverine habitat with fantastic views. It is not uncommon to see elephants crossing the river and strolling through the camp.

Catering and camping

Throughout your stay, chefs provide delicious quality meals and snacks from original recipes using fresh ingredients. For those who wish to self-cater, full kitchen facilities are provided.

Bar and restaurant

The Croc Valley Bar and Restaurant are open during the day and at night up to 9:30. Guests are welcome to order at any time from the restaurant menu which offers anything from small snacks and sandwiches to full course meals. Whether you want to eat from the bar or sit down in the camps rustic and tranquil restaurant, the choice is yours. Special meals can also be arranged and the menu can be altered to suit your needs.

The fully stocked bar offers a wide variety of local and imported beers and spirits as well as cool drinks, mixers and a variety of bar snacks. Cold drinks are served throughout the day and ice is always available. Guests are also welcome to try out the unique cocktails on offer and have an opportunity to catch up with the news on satellite TV.

Safaris

Escorted by a professional guide and fully trained scout, travel along nature trails outside the park in the surrounding riverine habitat along the river. Whether you want to go on safari in the comfort of the especially adapted game viewing vehicle or to venture out on foot, safaris are tailored to meet the needs of guests with resident guides with intimate knowledge. Drives are conducted in either Toyota Land Cruisers or the camp's 20-seater vehicles for larger groups, these are designed to watch Croc Valleys carbon footprint in the park.

Between safaris, in the midday heat, the hippo-friendly swimming pool is perfect for sun bathing and cooling off and hammocks are scattered around the camp for lazing around and watching the world go by.

Luangwa Conservation and Community Fund

Croc Valley Camp supports this local fund. A small contribution to this fund is added to clients' bills – between ZMW 5 – 25 pppn depending on the type of accommodation.

ZAWA park entry fees

  • Non-residents: ZMW 125 per person per day
  • Residents: ZMW 100 per person per day
  • SADC members: ZMW 100 per person per day
  • Self drive: ZMW 75 per car and ZMW 150 per person per day

Full board rates (chalets and luxury river front tents)

  • ZMW775 – 1,100 per person per night
  • Single supplement: ZMW100 – 125
  • Children under five are free
  • Children under 12 sharing: ZMW720 per person per night

The above rates include

  • Accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • All meals (but not bar)
  • Two game viewing activities per day
  • Laundry

Accommodation only rates (chalets and luxury river front tents)

  • ZMW225 – 275 per person per night
  • Single supplement: ZMW75
  • Children under five are free
  • Children under 12 sharing: 80%

Croc Valley Camp · Safari camps

Campsites

The campsite at Croc Valley borders the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia. It welcomes campers, backpackers and overland trucks. This fully-services campsite provides parking areas, summer huts, fire places, power points, hot showers and ablutions, offering comfort together with rustic simplicity. Chefs are available to cook quality meals.

Croc Valley Camp lies on the banks of the picturesque Luangwa River. Set in riverine forest, the camp is deliberately inconspicuous so as to retain the natural beauty of its surroundings. An abundance of wildlife such as elephants, monkeys, hippos and a wide variety of antelope often pass through the camp and can be seen most days from the safety of the camps shaded rondavels, the bar and restaurant and from the chalets.

It is not uncommon to see elephants crossing the river and strolling through the camp. Bird life 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, bee-eaters and many more.Croc Valley camping rates

  • Camping: $6.50 – 7.50 per person per night
  • Camping: Children under 12 sharing pay $3 – $4
  • Backpacker / dorm: ZMW 32.50 per person per night sharing

Additional information

  • Special rates for big groups can be negotiated
  • Self caterers can hire a cook for $10 per day
  • Airport transfers: $20 per person one way
  • Game drives: $40 per person per drive (dry season only)
  • Walking safaris: $50 per person per day

Croc Valley Camp · Campsites

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