Lugenda Wilderness Camp

lugenda-mountain-viewLugenda Wilderness Camp is one of the most remote wilderness experiences in Mozambique.  Located in the Niassa Game Reserve in northern Mozambique, Lugenda Wilderness Camp is truly set in one of the continent's 'last wild places'.  This is the description given to the Niassa Reserve by Mike Fay, World Conservation Society conservationist during his year-long MegaFlyover across Africa.

The Lodge exclusive accommodation is limited to eight luxury tents set discreetly under towering trees on the banks of the Lugenda River.  Each tent features its own patio deck with wide-angle views. The tents offer every modern creature comfort a guest could wish for on safari - from king-size beds to en-suite bathrooms with bath and shower, double basins, ceiling fans, personal safes and hairdryers.  Regardless of its remote location, every care is taken to ensure that the food at Lugenda is fresh and simply delicious.

Experienced guides accompany open vehicle safari drives to explore Niassa. its a bird lovers paradise with the opportunity to spot up to 370 bird species, including the rare Angola Pitta and Pel's Fishing Owl, as well as abundant raptors. The area is also home to at least 3 recently discovered endemic species: the Niassa Wildebeest, Boehm's Zebra and Johnston's Impala.  Other wildlife that can be seen on safari  include elephant, Sable Antelope, Cape Buffalo, Lichtenstein's Hartebeest and eland. It is also one one of the last safe havens in Africa for the Cape Hunting Dog (African Wild Dog) and is populated with other predators such as lion, leopard and Spotted Hyena. General game comprises kudu, bushbuck, impala, wildebeest, waterbuck, reedbuck and hippo.

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Lugenda is truly off the beaten track and a great destination for safari lovers that have the pioneering spirit to explore one of Africa's last pure wildlife areas.  The wildlife area is vast (42 000 square kilometres) and wild that few scientists and researchers have traveled here.  You will definitely not encounter "herds of tourists" during your game drives!

Whilst game is diverse and numbers are on a steady increase, the wildlife area is almost twice the size of the Kruger National Park, sightings of specific wildlife species are not guaranteed.  Note that this Camp is closed during the rain season from December to March each year.


Lugenda Wilderness Camp is reached by light aircraft transfer flight from Pemba Airport, duration approximately 90 minutes.  The flight departs early morning (around 08:00 am) each day of the week. It is therefore required to spend the night before in Pemba.  Note that the return flight from Lugenda flies via Medjumbe Private Island.

Lugenda Wilderness Camp Facilities

Game Reserve Bar Restaurant Game Drive Ceiling Fans Pool

Game Reserve, Bar, Restaurant, Safari Activities, Ceiling Fans, Pool

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