Kamu Lodge

Northern Laos

Kamu Lodge

Kamu Lodge is a rustic eco-retreat situated on the banks of the Mekong River, several miles upstream from Luang Prabang. It is run in conjunction with a local Laotian village, and offers a variety of community-oriented activities.

Kamu Lodge is a rustic retreat situated on the banks of the Mekong River, 2.5 hours upstream from Luang Prabang. Positioned in the river’s floodplains and surrounded by rice paddies, the eco-lodge is accessible only by boat. A stay here allows you to join in the daily activities of the Kamu people in the nearby village, such as planting, harvesting and fishing.

Kamu Lodge’s proximity to Luang Prabang makes it a great option for those wanting to escape into the Laos countryside but with only a few days with which to do so. Along with Luang Say Lodge in Pakbeng, it’s a popular overnight stop-off point for those cruising the Mekong from Thailand to Luang Prabang. Some guests may choose to stay longer here in order to get a feel for the local village life and to make the most of the wide array of activities on offer.


Resembling an African safari camp, Kamu Lodge offers twenty safari tents with private verandahs and sturdy thatched roofs to protect against the sun and rain. Kamu is totally eco-friendly; solar energy powers the lighting and supplies the hot water.


Guests at Kamu Lodge dine in a stilted pavilion perched on a bluff above the Mekong. The fish comes from the Mekong and the meat and vegetables from the local farmers. There is a well-stocked bar where you can while away your evenings with the other guests.


-    Restaurant and bar


-    Enjoy a traditional Kamu massage
-    Activities with the villagers (fishing, gold panning, rice planting)
-    Trekking and boat excursions

Child Policy

There are no age restrictions at Kamu Lodge. Do note, however, that there are few facilities at the lodge for younger children, who may find themselves bored between activities!