• Location: Mozambique, Niassa
  • Type of Accommodation: Tented Camp
  • Comfort Level: Comfortable


Situated in area only recently made accessible to the public, Lugenda Wilderness Camp is in one of the most remote areas of northern Mozambique. This secluded wilderness camp is shaded miombo forest and offers an intimate and personalised stay on the banks of the Lugenda River.

Lugenda Wilderness is located in the greater Niassa National Reserve, a huge and untamed reserve approximately twice the size of the Kruger National Park. Enjoy both game drives and walks, accompanied by a qualified guide. Commonly sighted species include elephant, buffalo, zebra, lion and leopard. The area is also home to over 370 bird species including a number of raptors.


  • In the ‘home of the walking safari’
  • Intimate tented camp
  • Remote & untamed area of Mozambique
  • Excellent sightings of rare species
  • Great combination of wilderness & comfort

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Spend your leisure time at Lugenda Wilderness Camp in the timber and thatch central guest area which provides a shady retreat from the African heat and a bar serving ice cold drinks.

The pool looks onto the river is the perfect spot to spend some time reading through books on the birds and rare wildlife of the area.

General Facilities

    Swimming Pool


Meals at Lugenda Wilderness Camp are fresh and plentiful. Begin each day with muffins and coffee on sunrise walks or game drives. Lunches and high teas can be slowly savoured in the comfort of the central dining area, while dinner is enjoyed near the riverbed or in the boma, and is complemented by a selection of fine wines.

Room Description

There are eight luxury tents privately situated under fig trees and sheltered by miombo forest.

Each individual East-African-styled tent features a patio with views onto the banks of the Lugenda River. In addition, each tented suite has a king-size bed, personal safe, ceiling fans, and an en suite bathroom which has a bath and shower, as well as double basins.


  • Full-day safari
  • Birding
  • Game drives
  • Walking safaris
  • Canoeing
  • Night drives
  • Star-gazing

Traveller Reviews

  • I very much enjoyed the very informal nature of Lugenda and highly recommend it. Although my guide there was very good, the birding was somewhat limited. This was exacerbated on the afternoon of the second day when I was joined by a couple with only a minimal interest in birds. Regardless, it was the best overall stop on my trip.

    John Keller, November 2013
  • We really enjoyed staying in at Lugenda, experience there was really one of the nicest we ever had.

    Danijel Keuc, June 2008

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Monique Roden

Monique Roden

Africa Safari Expert

"Once described as a little 'Heaven on Earth', this safari camp offers a magical, remote wilderness experience with the expert guides providing top-notch safari game drives."

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We really enjoyed staying in at Lugenda, experience there was really one of the nicest we ever had.

Danijel Keuc, June 2008 >View more reviews