Flatdogs is a nice safaris lodge and combines all the essentials when going on safaris. Here you will find the rest and peace you need after an exciting safaris day in combination with personalized service and a warm welcome by the camp’s team. Highly qualified safaris guides will take you on exciting game drives and walking safaris, and share their extensive knowledge of the African bush with you.
Located in the Mfuwe area, just outside the gates into South Luangwa National Park, Flatdogs Camp focuses on value, its standards have improved considerably over recent years; it is now a comfortable safaris camp that should appeal to many different types of traveller.Flatdogs is a bigger property (taking up to 44 guests) than most of the camps in the South Luangwa area, and guests are not ‘hosted’ here – so visitors take their meals independently.
Set around a central courtyard, the main areas at Flatdogs Camp sport simple wooden furniture polished stone floors and muted safaris tones. The open-sided restaurant is open throughout the day, with tables under cover or outside beneath shady umbrellas. Both those on a full-board rate and those staying independently select from a varied à la carte menu.A separate open-side area incorporates the well-stocked bar, which has both high wooden bar stools and a number of comfy sofas.
The large and crystal-clear swimming pool is surrounded by sun loungers and there are various shady spots to sit and read, or take in the sounds of the bush. The pool isn’t fenced so if you’re going for a dip, be sure to check first for any hippos or crocodiles! Flatdogs Camp also has a small shop stocked with curios, books, the odd piece of clothing and essentials such as sun cream and toothpaste. You’ll find a few computers with internet access here, too, and there is WiFi in the courtyard area, both available at extra cost.
Activities from Flatdogs Camp include day and night safaris drives in open-topped Toyota Landcruisers, which seat a maximum of six people in three rows. They also offer walking safaris accompanied by a guide and armed scout, usually during the drier months between about June and October.
Just like in other safaris camps, the morning activity starts at about 6.00am, when the park opens, returning to camp at around 10.00am. Then the afternoon activity leaves after tea at about 4.00pm and returns to the camp around 08.00pm. During your afternoon game drive we stop for sundowners in the bush to fully experience the magnificent African sunsets. You continue with the drive in the dark which allows you to spot nocturnal animals. With advance notice day trips (with a packed lunch) can be arranged for a minimum of four people.