The rains have arrived in Luangwa and thankfully so has the final truckload of building materials for Lion Camp. The photo above shows the new rooms and main area, rebuilt with more space between each room.
Here is a first glimpse of the stunning designs for the new interiors.
All at camp have been longing for the moment that Oscar wheels out his sewing machine to start making the canvas walls for the rooms, and that time is finally here.
Lucky for Oscar, the thatch roof has been completed on most of the rooms - just before the heavy rain arrives - and you can start to see how the new rooms will look from the inside.
The pallet of dusky neutrals is evident through all our building materials that have been carefully selected … even the enormous structural gum poles that have been sanded back to reveal a silvery finish that complements the beautiful Rhino Wood.
The walkway now carves an elegant winding path through the bush, and all the curves put at the centre of the architectural design are now clear to see in all their glory.
Lion Camp are delighted to be working closely with Nzito, an innovative Zambian furniture design company based in Lusaka, to produce a range of bespoke items for the camp. Nzito have introduced a craft group working in Mongu (Western Zambia) to produce exquisite items woven out of plant roots resembling weaver nests, scaling up from egg baskets to light fittings.