- Tours & Safaris
- Zambia Safaris
- Classic South Luangwa
Highlights of this Safari
- Excellent game viewing by 4X4 & on foot
- Top guides plus birding, cultural tours & night drives
- Romantic tented suites with private verandas
- Perfect add-on to a Victoria Falls holiday
Days 1 – 3: To the River
The Luangwa River is the lifeblood of the South Luangwa National Park and your accommodation lies right on its banks. Built in the welcoming arms of giant riverside trees, the camp’s beautiful tree house will be your home for the next three nights. You’ll have all you need for comfort – a king-size bed, tea and coffee facilities and a mini bar plus private bathroom and veranda – as well as the chance to sleep under the stars. Expert guides lead morning and afternoon game drives into the park with guided walks available during the long dry season. The South Luangwa is Zambia’s signature conservation area and home to some of the last big game concentrations on the continent. It’s a great destination for heavyweight species such as elephant, hippo, buffalo and giraffe as well as big cats and hyenas.
Days 4 – 7: Into the Wild Heart
It’s a morning’s drive to Lion Camp but since you’ll be following the river deep into the South Luangwa, it is effectively a giant game drive. Arriving at Lion Camp, you’ll realise that this is a special place. Operating only during the dry winter season, Lion Camp sits at the heart of big game country and has a reputation for big cats as well as perhaps the densest concentrations of hippo and crocodile in Africa. Your luxurious canvas and thatch chalet has its own bathroom and veranda and comes complete with a four-poster bed romantically swathed in mosquito netting. Morning and afternoon game drives are balanced by bird watching and superb photographic opportunities at the waterhole in front of camp. You can also go for a guided walk and meet a vehicle for sunset drinks and then continue on a spot-lit night drive.
Day 8: The Journey Ends
After breakfast at Lion Camp you sit back on a game drive/transfer back to Mfuwe Airport and a flight to Lusaka for the end of this tour. If you’d like a couple of nights at Victoria Falls, it is very easy to incorporate into this tour – just ask us.
These rates are per person sharing & single supplements may apply. Please treat all pricing as a guide only & the rates are subject to availability & may change slightly without notice. Request a quote from us.
Accommodation, Meals as specified, 2 Daily Activities at Safari Lodges, Local Drinks at Lion Camp only & Laundry at Safari Lodges, Shared Charter Flights Lusaka / Mfuwe / Lusaka, Road Transfers as specified, Park fees, Airport taxes.Excludes:
Flights to/from Lusaka (Zambia), Premium Drinks at Safari Camps, Drinks at Flatdogs Jackalberry Tree House, Gratuities, Meals that are not Specified, Items of personal nature, Travel Insurance, Visas