Lugenda Bush Camp

Niassa Reserve, Mozambique

Lugenda Bush Camp

Lugenda Bush Camp is a comfortable bush camp situated in the little-visited Lugenda Wilderness Reserve, a remote concession of the Niassa Reserve. It offers comfortable bush accommodation far off the beaten track.

NB. This camp is currently closed. We do not know if or when it will be re-opening.

Lugenda Bush Camp is situated within the Lugenda Wildlife Reserve, beneath the Ngalongue Mountains on the eastern banks of the Lugenda River. It's the first lodge to have opened in Lugenda, a remote concession of the greater Niassa Reserve which sees only a tiny number of visitors each year.

Lugenda is a small, elegant bush camp. It centres on the thatched main building which houses a lounge area, self-service bar and dining room. On each side of the building sit four East African safari style luxury tents, no more than 40 meters from the Lugenda River—the pool deck and sunbeds are closer still, indeed practically on the banks of the Lugenda River.

The reserve offers interesting game viewing, with an estimated population of 10,000 elephant, as well as hyaena, lion, leopard, a mix of antelope and the endangered Cape hunting dog. Enthusiastic birders, too, will find plenty to admire, with the reserve home to Pel's fishing owl, the rare Angolan pitta, and a large population of raptors. Very few people travel to Niassa Reserve, and while it doesn't offer the kind of big game viewing available in the much more famous safari parks of East and South Africa, it's a beautiful park and ideal for those who want to truly escape the crowds.


Lugenda has just 8 luxury Meru-style tented rooms. These are very sturdy units—tents really only in appearance—built on raised wood and screed decks and set under the shade of fig trees. They have small verandahs at the front, and large bathrooms at the back, with standalone Victorian bathtubs and showers.

The camp is entirely open and wild elephant are often seen wandering close to the rooms, attracted by the fig trees.


Meals are made using local produce - expect lots of local Mozambican dishes, as well as more familiar 'international' fare.


- Lounge and bar
- Dining area
- Swimming pool


- Game drives
- Birding

Child Policy

Children under the age of 12 cannot be accommodated at Lugenda Bush Camp.