11 day safari

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Excluding international flights

Tour Highlights

Combining comfortable chalets with 2 nights camping

Good opportunities to see Wild Dogs and Leopards

Fully serviced  bushcamp with stand up tents

Safari can be tailored to your requirements

Zambia safaris nearly always deliver a spectacular wildlife experience and it is particularly famous for its night time safaris and the incredibly high number of leopard encounters. Many of these safaris take place in the famous Luangwa valley and we feel the perfect budget Zambia safari combines an extended stay in comfortable chalet accommodation close to the beautiful Luangwa river, with a couple of exhilarating nights at a nearby bush camp. Listen to the roar of Lions and other nocutrnal wildlife as you experience an African safari in the truest sense. 

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Best time to visit - AUG


Day 1

Best hotels to stay near Lusaka airport
Arrive into Lusaka and overnight at Pioneer Camp
On arrival into Lusaka international airport you will be met and transferred 30 minutes to the beautifully located Wild Dog camp. A peaceful and green introduction to your stay in Zambia

Day 2

Best safari lodges to stay in at South Luangwa national park our choice Wildlife Camp
Fly from Lusaka to Mfuwe then transfer to Wildlife Camp
After breakfast you will be transferred from your camp to Lusaka airport for the 1 hour flight to Mfuwe. At Mfuwe airport a guide from the Wildlife Camp will meet you for the transfer you to their beautiful lodge and camp located in 400 hectares of private land on the Luangwa river.

Days 3-7

Best wildlife camps for walking safaris in South Luangwa
Five days of morning, afternoon and night time drives in South Luangwa
Wildlife Camp’s morning driving safaris start at 6:00 (just after a light breakfast for our full-board clients) and return to camp at about 10:15. Safaris are conducted in comfortable open vehicles to let you truly appreciate the bush. Morning safaris are usually the perfect way to see and photograph Zambia’s big mammals – elephants, zebra, giraffe and buffalo are common and antelopes such as impala, puku and kudu fill in the gaps. Birding in South Luangwa National Park is spectacular, and the valley floor hosts trees older than 1000 years.

Day 8

Wild camping in Zambia
Afternoon wallking safari from the lodge to your remote bush camp
Morning game drive followed by an afternoon walking safari led by a fully qualified guide and a scout, which will take you out to the Bush camp where your cook and two more staff members will already be waiting. A glorious sunset and a cold beer await and if you pick the right time in the dry season a herd of 500-or-more buffalo might just surprise you when they come down to the Luangwa river for water.

Accommodation : Bush Camp

Day 9

Stay in simple bush camps with Robin Pope safaris
Bush camp moves to another location and you take a walking safari to reach it
Morning and afternoon walking safaris from the Bush Camp in the company of a tracker and expert naturalist. Depending on the groups interests your guide can focus on some of the large herbivores found near the river or the many varieties of birds.

Accommodation : Bush camp

Day 10

Zambia safari on a budget with Wildlife Trails
Walk back from the bush camp to the main Wildlife Camp
Following a relaxed breakfast you will walk out of camp and head back towards the main Wildlife Camp. You will arrive in time for a leisurely lunch before going out for your final afternoon game drive and night time safari.

Accommodation : Wildlife Camp

Day 11

Transfer back to Mfuwe for your flight back to Lusaka
Depending on your flight time you will be transferred by vehicle to Mfuwe Airport which is approximately 1.5 hrs drive from Nsefu. Where possible we would incorporate a game drive. en route. You will fly back to Lusaka where you can connect with your onward flight.

Pricing Info & Dates

Cost £3500 based on two people sharing and not including international flights

Travel from June 2021 until October 2022


  • £100 donation to Gorilla Doctors
  • Internal flights within Zambia
  • All meals at the wildlife lodges
  • Small group safaris with expert naturalists
  • All transfers and activities as described


  • Cost of international flights and travel insurance
  • Cost of applicable travel visas
  • Gratuities for local staff and naturalists



Our clients say about us

Saturday November 11, 2017
Zambia Safari

We visited two camps in South Luangwa, Mwamba Bush camp & Kaingo camp.Both brilliant for the wildlife and the photographic hides. Guides first rate, accommodation top class, camp staff helpful...

By Lynn and David