There it is! The Luangwa Valley!


Malama Umoyo is situated in one of the finest wildlife areas in Africa, the Luangwa Valley in Zambia. The area covers two main National Parks, the North Luangwa National Park and the South Luangwa National Park.

The South Luangwa National Park (SLNP) covers over 9,000 square km’s and is surrounded by Game Management Areas (GMA’s) where the local rural people live and where the wildlife is protected under the laws of the Republic of Zambia.

Malama Umoyo Cottages is situated in the Malama Chiefdom, on one sight along a beautiful bend in the Luangwa River facing the National Park, on the other sight at a breath taking lowland flood plain and the Chindeni Hills in the background. We are next to a wildlife training camp. In this camp, Zambia National Parks, trains scouts to protect the precious wildlife. If you like, you can visit this training camp (called: Nyamaluma). Donations are very welcome, so more scouts can be trained and hired.

GPS Coordinates of our cottages: S 13˚ 22’ 37.7” E 31˚ 37’ 05.6”

Malama Umoyo is within the Lower Lupande Area, about 45km from Mfuwe and 135km from Petauke. From both sides you can reach Malama Umoyo. The area is still unspoiled, wild, remote, rural and without tourists. Here you will find a true wildlife experience, with Malama Umoyo as your home stay cottage in the bush. Nearby is the entrance to the park (Lusangazi Gate), but also in Malama you will see lots of wild animals, wandering between the River and the Chindeni Hills. Malama even has its own hot water springs attracting their own flora and fauna.

Driving from either Petauke or Mfuwe to Malama is a once in a lifetime experience.

You can reach Malama with a 4×4 from Petauke (5 hour drive, 135km) or from Mfuwe (2 hour drive, 45km).


View from your cottage down on the rocks. Also elephants know how to get to Malama Umoyo.

Photo taken end of October when it is hot and dry in the Luangwa Valley (but cool in the cottages!)


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