Situated inside the park and to the north of the Mfuwe area, Lion Camp stands on an old site which had completely fallen into disuse, until in 2001 new owners (linked with Kasaba Bay, on Lake Tanganyika) completely rebuilt it to a high standard. Since then it has been sold, and its new owners are reported to be refurbishing it to an even higher standard in 2004 – probably in the mistaken belief that it lacked luxury, and that even more luxury would mean that it would be attractive to some visitors. Even before this latest refurbishment, Lion Camp was a very substantial camp, using large (and chunky) air-conditioned tents (with en-suite facilities) on raised wooden platforms with great verandas overlooking the lagoon.
These all have solid, carved wooden doors and inside include twin or king-size double beds, wicker-work chairs, tables, reed mats on the floor and good wardrobe space. The en-suite bathroom has a flush toilet and a (hot) shower. (If you're in the honeymoon chalet, then expect an outside shower and a double bath!) The complex also includes a reception (with a beautiful old tree trunk for a desk), a boma for dining outside around the fire, a small jewellery shop, an air-conditioned library, and a large decking area, firepit, separate dining/bar and lounge areas, a small business centre (with internet connection!) and an 'infinity' swimming pool.
Activities revolve around game drives, using Land Rover 4WDs with nine seats.