Situated on the banks of the mighty Luangwa River and close to the unspoiled South Luangwa National Park, Malama Umoyo Bush Camp lies in one of the most beautiful and remote areas in the South Luangwa Valley.
From the comfort of your cottage you can listen as the animals roam naturally outside and the hippos serenade one another. Or take advantage of one of the many riverside viewpoints to enjoy the marvels of river life unfolding in front of you, where herons swoop, elephants come to visit and sunbathing crocodiles nestle undisturbed.
Malama Umoyo offers a truly unique experience - unrivalled peace and tranquility yet only 40km from the small town of Mfuwe and its airport. We are just 8km from the Lusangazi gate giving you access to the South Luangwa National Park - home to a huge variety of game and world famous for the quality of its ‘walking safaris’.
Choose from a fully-catered or self-catering holiday in this secluded bush camp and relax on your own spacious veranda or enjoy a sundowner on our spectacular wooden viewing deck as the sun sets over the river.
Malama Umoyo is perfect for families, couples and independent travellers. Its unrivalled location also makes it perfect as a base for film crews and researchers.
At Malama Umoyo there are no fixed safari schedules – you are able to choose from a range of options guided by our own team of safari experts. A walking safari will let you meet the park’s wildlife in their own world while a night drive will help you discover the animals who wait until after dark to make themselves known.
All these unforgettable experiences are waiting for you at Malama Umoyo Bush Camp. We can’t wait to meet you!Explore More
“What a wonderful place this is- we enjoyed a stay of 8 days in June 2022. On arriving at camp we were mesmerised by the views from the dining area across the flood plain and the river and spent many happy hours sitting here watching the wildlife, accompanied by the hypnotic sound of the hippos calling. The cottage was clean, comfortable, spacious and well kept. The staff are friendly and attentive, always eager to talk about the wildlife you might see and hear and to help make your stay as enjoyable as possible. It is almost impossible to describe the atmosphere here, it is so special. Being on the smaller side to many lodges we have stayed in previously, Malama Umoyo gives you a really intimate and exclusive experience which is hard to beat.”
“The privacy and remoteness of this bush camp makes it a must for any safari tourist. Nature is on the doorstep and you can spend all day just watching the scene play out in front of you. Ruth and Kevin Horne are great hosts, organising transfers, a series of safari drives, walking safari, sundowners etc - everything to help you relax and enjoy your stay.”
“We are still talking about our favorite place that we visited. Ah, it looks like absolute paradise, Malama was a place right out of heaven.”
“We have seen numerous campsites and cottages throughout Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana. This was definitely one in our top 3.”
“Away from the busy and touristic area of the South Luangwa National Park, Malama is a real nest in the African bush. Stunning views of the river, wildlife, brand new beautiful chalet and facilities. Everything there is genuine and real. No one else in this area offers this. You feel like there is only you……and there is! A safari should be about Africa only. This is what Malama is about.”
“Real Africa experience in a awesome luxury bush camp.”