The Lugenda Wildlife Reserve, in the Niassa province of Northern Mozambique, is an untouched and undiscovered 42 000 square kilometre expanse of wilderness. Lugenda Wilderness Camp is situated within this magnificent reserve, on the eastern bank of the Lugenda River, amongst the Ngalongue Mountains (towering inselbergs or island mountains). There are sacred sites on the mountain, and Batwa (Pigmy) paintings, possibly dating back 4 000 years, have recently been found in the Reserve.


Camp Closure

Due to the rainy season in the area, Lugenda Wilderness Camp will be operational annually between mid-May and beginning December (dependant on the annual rains).


8 luxury East-African style tents, located about 40m from the Lugenda River: 6 Kings & 2 Twins

  • All tents are fully mosquito-screened and have an en-suite bathroom with bath and shower, ceiling fans, hair dryer, safe, international plug points as well as a deck


  • A lounge
  • Dining area
  • Swimming pool


The area is well-suited to game drives, and each vehicle accommodates 8 guests per vehicle. The game drives and game walks are directed by qualified guides. It is a birders’ paradise and big game such as elephant, buffalo, hartebeest, eland and zebra abound. Other game such as impala, wildebeest, hippo, lion, leopard, warthogs and spotted hyena can also be seen. We also offer exciting mokoro excursions down the river.


Very personalised service; remote, exclusive wilderness destination.


  • Scheduled transfers to Lugenda Wilderness Camp from Pemba Airport are operated via light aircraft transfer (duration: +/- 90 minutes)
  • For any flights arriving in Pemba after 14h00, guests need to overnight in Pemba, and will be transferred to Lugenda the following morning

Tsetse fly

Tsetse fly (Glossina brevipalpis) do occur in the Niassa Reserve. It is a little-known fact that the prevalence of tsetse fly equates to a pristine wilderness area. Domesticated animals are unable to survive tsetse fly-related sleeping sickness. So these insects ensure that the region is kept as a pristine wilderness as it has always been. If you do get nipped, the bites are uncomfortable but are easily treatable with anti-histamine ointment which we have at the camp.

Child Policy

The camp does not accept children U/12.


From US $ 450.00 per person sharing per night, incl. of accommodation, all meals, teas/coffees, scheduled safari activities, refreshments on game drives, emergency medical evacuation insurance, conservancy/park fees where applicable, laundry, soft drinks, bottled water, table wines, local spirits and beer

Contact Cape Diversity’s reservation team by clicking here to book your holiday at the beautiful Lugenda Wilderness Camp.