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Luangwa Safari

Highlights of this Safari

  • Classic guided walking safari
  • Day & night game drives
  • Private en suite accommodation
  • Peerless game viewing


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FROM USD 8534 pp

Comfort Level: M Midrange Holidays
Start/End: Start at Lusaka & End at Lusaka
Countries: Zambia
Destinations: South Luangwa National Park

Itinerary

Days 1 – 2: To the Luangwa River

Arrive at Lusaka Airport & board a scheduled flight to Mfuwe. You’ll be met by your guide & driven to either Chinzombo or Kapani Lodge for 2 nights on a full board basis.

Having left Lusaka Airport, the adventure begins after you touch down in Mfuwe. Your guide will meet and drive you to the banks of the Luangwa River and either Chinzombo or Kapani Lodge. They lie close to each other on ox-bow bends of the river and provide the perfectly luxurious base from which to settle into your extraordinary new surroundings. During your time here you’ll explore by 4X4, taking advantage of the lodge’s private setting to enjoy spot-lit night drives too, the best way to see many of Africa’s smaller predators.

Days 3 – 4: Into the Wilderness

Drive into the South Luangwa National Park & Luwi Bush Camp for 2 nights on a full board basis. Enjoy a mix of game drives & guided bush walks.

You’ll be driven deep into the South Luangwa National Park today; your destination is Luwi Bush Camp, one of the most remote camps in the park. Set under towering mahogany trees, the camp overlooks river floodplains teeming with game and lies near a hippo and crocodile-filled lagoon. There are only four grass and thatch chalets, giving the camp an intimate and familiar atmosphere; Luwi also has a honeymoon cottage with facilities for private dining. Activities here are the classic combination of game drives and guided bush walks. You’ll be in the safe hands of some of the best guides in the business.

Days 5 – 6: A Walk to Nsolo

Walk to Nsolo Bush Camp for 2 nights on a full board basis. Game drives & walks.

After breakfast you lace up your boots and follow your guide along the Luwi River. A few hours later you arrive at Nsolo Bush Camp, tucked away on a bend in the river. Its thatch chalets have been built around shady trees and have private viewing decks. Nsolo lies in beautiful walking country and the on-foot experience is complemented by night-drives. The permanent water attracts great numbers of animals, especially in the dry season. Elephants and lions are regular visitors to the river, scattering giraffe, zebra and antelope as they approach.

Days 7 – 8: Big Game at Kakuli

Walk or drive to Kakuli Bush Camp for 2 nights on a full board basis. Game drives are the main focus here.

Kakuli Bush Camp lies at the confluence of the Luwi and Luangwa rivers where the density of wildlife is among the highest in Africa. Predators are especially notable here, including the normally elusive leopard. Elephants occasionally pass through camp, and a nearby Carmine Bee-eater colony adds a splash of tropical colour in summer. The focus at Kakuli is on morning and afternoon game drives in open vehicles. Spot-lit night drives add to the drama. If water levels are high enough, you can explore by boat, a treat for bird watchers.

Days 9 – 10: A Luxurious Finale

Walk or drive to Mchenja Bush Camp for 2 nights on a full board basis. Game drives & walks.

Named after the ebony trees under which it lies, Mchenje Bush Camp offers an indulgent final reward. Its grand tented suites have a private bathroom and deck overlooking the Luangwa River; the main lodge has a plunge pool and serves candlelit suppers on the river banks. Mchenje is located in another particularly game-rich area; activities are a blend of walking safaris and day and night game drives.

Day 11: The Journey Ends

Transfer to Mfuwe & a scheduled flight back to Lusaka.

After breakfast you’ll be transferred back to Mfuwe Airport for a scheduled flight back to Lusaka and your onward connection. If you’d like to add a few days on in Victoria Falls simply let us know and we’ll arrange everything.

Rates

These rates are purely for informational purposes and do not reflect the actual cost in those currencies.

2021

Season
Timing
Price
01.01.21 - 31.05.21
USD 8534
01.06.21 - 31.10.21
USD 10920
01.11.21 - 31.12.21
USD 8534

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.

Includes:

Accommodation, Meals as specified, 2 Daily Activities at Safari Lodges, Local Drinks & Laundry at Safari Lodges,
Shared Flights from Lusaka to Mfuwe return, Road Transfers as specified, All Park fees, Airport taxes..

Excludes:

lights to & from Lusaka (Zambia),  Premium Drinks at Safari Camps, Gratuities, Meals that are not Specified, Items of personal nature, Travel Insurance

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  • SATSA – Bonded Membership (2061)
  • Travel Save Compliant Certificate
  • Fully Independent & Owner Run
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Penni (AU)
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Our 28-day itinerary took us to South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana. A magnificent and unforgettable adventure. Everything ran smoothly and efficiently from the flights, transfers, rides, connections, etc. Absolutely wonderful! Can’t thank them enough!

Ann and Mario (Canada)
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Gwen (AU)
Best trip I have ever been on. Highly recommend.

Would highly recommend. Safari online asked questions when booking and were efficient and knew exactly what we were looking for in terms of accommodation and animals were wanted to see. Gave advice on a few little extras with no pressure, which we did and am very grateful which make trip even more exciting. Would definitely recommend booking with them.

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Our experience with Safari Online was excellent. After becoming very frustrated trying to search for a safari destination on our own, we turned to Karina for help and she was a lifesaver.  We had an amazing safari adventure at the lodge–the experience of a lifetime–and are so grateful for her help. We literally couldn’t have done it without her!

Chris (USA)
Walter has always been an excellent communicator and has supported us fully

We have been to Africa for 24 of the last 27 years so know a bit about what is involved. Walter has arranged the details for the last couple of years, and has done a superb job. He is always quick to respond and comes up with answers immediately……..no evasive tactics, always head-on!

Roger (UK)
It was a safari of a lifetime and exceeded all of our expectations!

Our mom grew up in Central and South Africa so we had visited the continent many times. My sister and I wanted to take our teens and husbands to Africa to experience the magic. We had a limited budget but big and specific expectations and by some miracle Walter was able to manage both.

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Lorraine (UK)
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Communication was excellent – I asked A LOT of questions and did a ton of research myself and Walter was extremely patient with me and very responsive. he was straight forward and extremely professional. Tour itself was excellent – an incredible experience and one never to be forgotten. Everything was spot on.

Neena