Flatdogs Camp is the closest camp to the Mfuwe Main Gate, which provides quick and convenient access to the South Luangwa National Park. Flatdogs (the colloquial name for a crocodile!), prides itself on its flexibility and family-friendly atmosphere. You have an excellent choice of accommodation. There are 8 chalet rooms, with the 6 regular rooms positioned in 3 separate buildings. Each chalet room is completely separate to any of the other rooms. There is also Jackalberry Tree House, which is set in a private spot away from the rest of camp. The “house” is made up of 3 joined platforms built around three mature Jackalberry trees. There are two en-suite bedrooms with an open sitting/dining deck in-between them.
Flatdogs also offers accommodation in 12 Safari Tents, all of which are en suite. There are 6 luxury tents, on the banks of the Luangwa. In addition there are 6 Standard en-suite safari tents which are slightly smaller than the Luxury tents, but are still walk-in tents pitched in private bush settings and have bathrooms with open air shower, toilet and basin.
Part of Flatdogs flexibility is that you can stay on a room only rate – which means adding meals and activities as you require them. Alternatively there is the fully-inclusive rate which includes meals and the game drives and walks. The Camp’s restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks throughout the day. The menu is á la carte, with no set meal-times, or set meals, allowing you to choose when and what you would prefer to eat. The bar is open-plan, and acts as the main meeting place for guests, with plenty of ice-cold drinks, and comfortable chairs. You can also make use of a lounge area, which even has internet access.
You might also choose to relax in and around the swimming pool – which is extremely popular in the hotter months, and comes complete with water-slide!
The main focus at Flatdogs is, of course, game viewing in the South Luangwa. You guide will take you on game drives (including night drives), where you get to explore this fascinating Park. In addition, between May and November, you can enjoy a guided walk – surely the best way of enjoying the bush.