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  COVID 19 (Coronavirus) UPDATE. – Due to the unforeseen travel issues caused by Coronavirus we have amended our terms and conditions in relation to deposits paid for existing and future bookings. Any prepaid deposit can be exchanged for a voucher to the value of the deposit, redeemable against an alternative booking within 24 months of the original date of travel. We also commit to holding our current rates for you during that 24 month period.

For those considering a trip to Africa this year, please consider postponing your trip rather than cancelling. By postponing you will help keep tourism alive and help us operators continue our commitments to our people, their livelihoods, the protection of communities and wildlife.

Malama Umoyo Cottages, South Luangwa, Zambia

Fully-Catered or Self-Catering Luxury Cottages in the African Bush

Ideal for 4×4 self-drive, with secluded, luxury accommodation, overlooking the mighty Luangwa river, close to the unspoiled south section of the National Park.

or alternatively book an

exclusive 8-day trip with us at a truly competitive price.

Quote from one of our guests:

…..a full day safari in the national park, showed the unspoiled wilderness of South Luangwa where we came across lion, elephant, giraffe and plenty of other game. We did not come across any other vehicles on our 10 hour trip, fantastic!!

Malama Umoyo Cottages is situated in one of the most beautiful remote areas in the South Luangwa Valley. Only 40km from Mfuwe and 8km from the Lusangazi gate. This is paradise for the nature-loving tourist. 

There are not many places left like this in Africa: exclusive and private. 

Located on a beautiful bend in the Luangwa River, Malama Umoyo Cottages is a small, luxury bush camp close to the secluded Lusangazi Gate in the southern part of the South Luangwa National Park.

At Malama Umoyo there are no strict lodge schedules meaning you have the flexibility to choose organised game drives or a self-drive option. 

Game Drives in this remote part of the park allow you to truly experience the almost untouched African bush. On night drives you will encounter the parks nocturnal inhabitants and a walking safari will really awaken your senses as you meet the parks occupants in their world.

Relax on your cottage veranda or in the summer house and enjoy the sunset over the Luangwa River where elephants cross, waterbucks come to drink and baboons play. Enjoy the abundance of magnificent birds whilst Luangwa’s renowned hippos serenade you.

Whilst ideal for couples, we can also accommodate families in our two bedroomed cottages.

Malama Umoyo Cottages is ideal for professional film crews or research teams.

Season: From 15th of May until 15th of November

Closed: From 16th of November until 14th of May (rainy season, not accessible).

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