5 Days from$2305 p/p in USD
DeparturesJun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Explore the South Luangwa National Park, one of Zambia’s premier walking safari hot spots. The perfect opportunity to discover some of the most breathtaking and untouched wilderness in Africa with high density animal populations, memorable scenery, unspoilt beauty and remote character. View elephant, hippo and even lion close-up under the supervision of professional and knowledgeable armed guides. We use a small deluxe seasonal bush camp with personal service. A firm favourite!
Safari types:Guided Safari, Walking Safari, Wildlife Safari
You will visit:South Luangwa
Activities:Game Drive, Walking Safari
Getting around:4x4 Vehicle
Start/end:Start/end in Mfuwe, South Luangwa
Bordering the Luangwa River, the North and South Luangwa National Parks contain some of the most breathtaking and untouched wilderness in Africa. As a result of this and the parks’ successful anti-poaching campaigns, the area has developed into a world-renowned wildlife haven. The South Luangwa National Park is famous for it’s walking safaris, which allow visitors to view elephant, hippo and even lion close-up under the supervision of professional and knowledgeable armed guides.
The area is one of the best in the world to see leopard, who favour the areas around the lagoons and woodlands on the river floodplain. Hippo, crocodile and over 400 species of birds are found along the waterways. Plentiful elephant roam the valley while large herds of buffalo are frequently seen. Unique species such as Thornicroft’s giraffe and Cookson’s wildebeest are also found in the valley. A major highlight are the healthy populations of wild dog.
- Departures are June to December
- Fly to/from Mfuwe Airport (MFU-at own cost)
- Transfers from and back to the airport are included
- Addiitonal accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged
RATES – PER PERSON USD
From USD 2,408 per person 01 Jun – 30 Jun 2019
From USD 2,980 per person 01 Jul – 30 Sep 2019
From USD 2,408 per person 01 Oct – 31 Oct 2019
From USD 2,305 per person 01 Nov – 31 Dec 2019
- Park fees (for non-residents)
- All activities (unless labeled as optional)
- All accommodation
- A professional driver/guide
- All transportation
- All taxes/VAT
- Round trip airport transfer
- Meals and drinks (local brand alcoholic drinks)
- International flights (from/to home)
- Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
- Tips (guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
- Personal items (travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
- Government imposed increase of taxes
- This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Zambezi Safari & Travel‘
- All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
- Display price is usually based on two people sharing
- ‘Zambezi Safari & Travel‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
- All itineraries are subject to availability
Day by Day Overview
On arrival at Mfuwe airport you will be met by your guide and enjoy a game drive to camp.
Chamilandu’s three exquisite tree-houses perch right on the edge of the Luangwa River. Each has its own raised veranda to loll on during the heat of the day, and an open-fronted en-suite bathroom with the same magnificent views over the tranquil waters. Two of the tree-houses have twin beds (queen-sized beds) and one has a double (king-sized bed). With capacity for just six guests, this is the perfect camp for small groups. Chamilandu is open from June to November.
Activities: Walking safaris and game drives around Chamilandu explore the impressive range of habitats in the area. With no fewer than seven oxbow lagoons behind camp, there are always thirsty animals around seeking refreshment. Our hide looks out over one of these lagoons and is the perfect place to take lunch, tea or to while away an afternoon in a hammock to the soundtrack of bathing elephant.
After breakfast game drive to Mfuwe Lodge.
Scattered along two lagoons’ shady banks lie 18 thatched chalets from which you can enjoy your own private piece of Africa. Secluded covered verandas look out over wallowing hippo and thirsty game in the lagoons, while the comfortable sitting rooms and en-suite bathrooms with panoramic walk-in showers are the perfect place to wind down.
Activities: This element of the safari is about game drives – game-viewing potential at Mfuwe Lodge and the surrounding area is second-to-none and the drives allow guests to explore as much of this prolific region of the Luangwa Valley as possible. Drives are led by our experienced team of guides, setting out at first light, and then again in the late afternoon when the wildlife is at its most active. After sundowners, spotlights are used to pick out a new cast of nocturnal creatures.
Your guide will transfer you from camp to Mfuwe Airport for your onward travel arrangements. Plase ask you Zambezi consultant if you would like us to help you with your travel arrangements of if you are interested in extending your stay, perhaps combining it with Victoria Falls, a few days on the Lower Zambezi River or on Lake Malawi.