Flatdogs Camp Safari Tree Camp
Flatdogs camp is easy to get to from the airport and makes a good first night’s stop into the park, especially arriving on a late flight from Lusaka to nearby Mfuwe Airport. The camp is open from mid-March to mid-January every year. For Jess and her team, making sure you have the best possible stay is what Flatdogs is all about.
* Flatdogs Camp Highlights
- ∞Great value for money
- ∞Conveniently situated near main entrance and Mfuwe Airport
- ∞Family friendly, kids of all ages welcome
- ∞7 Luxury, en-suite safari tents on river banks
- ∞4 2-bedroomed chalets
- ∞Luxurious tree-house
- ∞Night drives excellent for leopard spotting
- ∞All-day, open-sided restaurant
- ∞Day & night game drives, walking safaris
- ∞Spacious swimming pool surrounded by loungers
More about this accommodation
Always clean and immaculately maintained, Flatdogs camp is a well-run, welcoming option, especially for first-timers to the area.
Choice of Accommodation
There are 7 luxury safari tents which are on the Luangwa River banks. These tents are comfortable and spacious with en-suite bathrooms, with all the creature comforts yet giving you a close-to-nature feel. Light sleepers (wild animals do come through the camp at night) may prefer one of the four cool chalets. Each chalet has 2 bedrooms and is a good option for families and groups. Top of the range is the exciting Jackal-Berry Treehouse, booked way in advance.
The main camp area is spacious and sprawling with an open-sided à la carte restaurant and bar. The camp is perfectly located with wonderful views of the river and passing game. Elephants and hippos are a daily occurrence. Relax and soak up the views on the generous decks and or around the swimming pool. Delicious meals are offered at very flexible times to suit your activities.
Flatdogs offers two daily activities, game drives and walking safaris which offer great value. The surrounds are rustic and untamed with far fewer vehicles and people in general so you get a personal, private, unhurried safari experience. The guides are superb and enthusiastic.
Regular flights from Lusaka (just over an hour) connect to Mfuwe Airport, a ¾ hour drive from Flatdogs. It is possible to self-drive and do fly/drive combinations. Please let us know what you prefer and we will gladly advise.
Our Take on Flatdogs Camp
The staff is excellent and they go out of their way to help make your stay enjoyable and comfortable. The standards of the guides also impressed us; very knowledgeable, friendly and patient, especially with the children. The whole camp is clean, tidy, efficient and well-run. It offers unbeatable value, too. Easy to recommend.
- ∞Accommodation, all meals, two game-viewing activities per day
- ∞Daily park and conservation fees,
- ∞Return Mfuwe airport transfers
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= Star Rating Explanation
The star rating refers to the official grading given to this lodge or hotel by the Tourism Grading Council. In some cases the star rating is not official, but represents our own estimate of the accommodation.
One star means very basic accommodation
Two stars means comfortable, clean accommodation that is not overly spacious or luxurious. Basic facilities.
Three stars means good quality accommodation with en-suite bathroom and a reasonable level of luxury. Very comfortable and reasonably spacious.
Four stars means luxury accommodation of high quality, with most modern conveniences. High quality service, food and facilities.
Five stars means spacious, ultra luxury accommodation with the highest standards of service, food and facilities. All modern conveniences can be expected, although some facilities like air-conditioning cannot be guaranteed at all 5-star lodges, due to limited availability of electricity.