SOUTH LUANGWA WALKING SAFARI
Zambia - Luangwa Valley
Take a Walk on the Wild Side in Zambia
Zambia’s extraordinary landscape of escarpments and miombo vegetation begs to be explored on foot. The experience is amplified as highly knowledgeable guides bring the sights, sounds and smells of the African bush to life.
Walking safaris under the protection of expert guides enables you to explore the African wilderness of South Luangwa National Park
The Park boasts a population of 15 000 hippo living in the Luangwa River, as well as a dense population of Nile Crocodiles
Easy sightings of buffalo, large herds of elephant and the Thornicroft’s Giraffe – unique to Luangwa Valley.
Depart Lusaka International Airport
Meet at Lusaka Airport and connect with light aircraft transfer to Mfuwe.
Meet at Lusaka Airport and connect with light aircraft transfer to Mfuwe. Transfer by road and game drive to your remote camp set deep in the heart of the park. Set out on foot this afternoon (time permitting) for an orientation walk. Overnight and dinner under the stars. [D]
Set out before sunrise and head upstream towards the foothills of the Muchinga Escarpment. Accompanied by your experienced guide, discover the sights, sounds and smells of the African bush. Enjoy brunch in the shade of a tree overlooking one of the many waterholes, before making your way back to the camp, in time for a sundowner at the lagoon. [FB]
Day Three & Four
Start your day with an early morning walk downstream towards your next camp passing through open grazing plains, palm and trichelia groves and thickets. The area offers an extremely high concentration of game and is home to over 400 bird species; exploring on foot allows for intimate wildlife encounters. Arrive in time for brunch and an afternoon at leisure. Spend the next few days enjoying the magical surrounds of the wild Luangwa Valley on foot or game drive. [FB]
Day Five & Six
This morning you will enjoy a game drive transfer to your camp set beneath a glorious grove of ebony trees. Over the next few days choose between game viewing on foot or by vehicle; night drives are especially rewarding. Camp life revolves around the sweeping Luangwa River with meals often served on the river bank under the stars. [FB]
Start your day with an early morning game activity (time permitting) before transferring to Mfuwe Airport for your light aircraft transfer to Lusaka. [B]
Day One & Two
LUWI BUSH CAMP
Deep in South Luangwa National Park, Luwi Bush Camp seamlessly blends into the environment. Often described as the “best little bush camp in Africa”, Luwi’s understated and natural design combines with exceptional personal service to welcome travellers. The en-suite rooms have been constructed with the habitat in mind and are built from the ground up every season. They offer all the comforts you need after a thrilling day in the bush, including hot showers, fans and mosquito nets. Skilled guides will lead you on sensational walking safaris, getting closer to big game than you could ever imagine.
Day Three & Four
NSOLO BUSH CAMP
Set under the broad shade of evergreen trees, Nsolo Bush Camp is an exceptional luxury safari camp in a remote section of the South Luangwa National Park. The camp overlooks the dry Luwi River and has only four rooms for a truly private bush experience. Spacious thatched chalets resting on raised wooden decks have been individually designed and are furnished with modern amenities including hot water showers and fans. Leaving from the camp, knowledgeable guides will lead you on unmatched walking safaris – keep an eye out as this area is renowned for its lion population!
Day Five to Seven
On the banks if the Luangwa River, under the shade of huge ebony trees, Mchenja Camp is a luxury tented safari camp that brings elegance to the African bush. Guests stay in five spacious octagonal “tents” with en-suite open-air bathrooms and Victorian claw baths. Enjoy outstanding river views from almost every point in the camp. Embark on walking and driving safaris with knowledgeable and attentive guides or relax in the plunge pool and lounge, stylishly constructed around an old fallen ebony (Mchenja) tree. At the end of the day you can dine at the river bank under the starry African sky.