Shawa Luangwa Camp

Silent Safari Camp

Masumba Agricultural Research Road, Zambia, Africa


Shawa Luangwa Camp is a small tented camp situated on the banks of Zambia’s Luangwa River. In a spot handpicked by the legendary guide, Jacob Shawa, the camp has a strong focus on guiding, sustainability and they are real pioneers of silent safaris – using electric Land Cruisers to explore this sensitive ecosystem gently and quietly. Here travellers can explore African wildlife with a huge variety of animal species, get to observe their lifestyle and natural habitat.

Rooms: 5

Opening year: 2021


  • Collaborating with an array of local partners to help ensure that threats are addressed through initiatives ranging from supporting anti-poaching and wildlife crime prevention, to connectivity, land-use planning, species reintroductions, mitigating human-wildlife conflict and disease mitigation
  • Zero Single Use Plastics, grey water plants
  • Fresh food sourced from local community farm projects

Community interactions:

  • Project Luangwa representatives give guided tours of some of the initiatives they have created to empower, educate, and protect the Luangwa area and communities. They would show one of their secondary schools, where you can meet teachers and students and learn a little about what it is like to live in the Luangwa National Park
  • Work with community and conservation partners in the protection of the wildlife and habitats of the South Luangwa ecosystem

Certifications: in progress

Management: international owner, local management