11 day safari

Prices from

£3500

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

Safari in South Luangwa, Zambia

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.

When to Go:
  • Jan
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  • Dec

Best time to visit -

AUG

Safari Style -

Bespoke Wildlife

DAY 1

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

Accommodation : Wild Dogs Lodge

DAY 2

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.

Accommodation : Wildlife Camp

DAYS 3-7

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.

Accommodation : Wildlife Camp

DAY 8

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

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

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

Costs £3500 based on two people sharing and not including flights. Travel from June 2021 until October 2022

Includes:

  • £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

Excludes:

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

Tour Route Map

What

Our Clients Say About Us

★★★★★
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 friendly. We then moved down to the Lower Zambezi to Baines River Camp. Excellent accommodation,again staff friendly, only draw back was the forty minute boat trip to reach the national park. Again good wildlife sightings. Allan at Wildlife Trails was very helpful, promptly answered any questions we had, everything went smoothly while in Zambia. The itinerary he suggested was perfect for our trip.

ByLynn and David