8 day safari

Prices from

£5500

Excluding international flights

Tour Highlights

  • Chance to walk inside South Luangwa
  • Good opportunities to see Lions and Leopards
  • Fully serviced camp with stand up tents
  • Safari can be tailored to your requirements

Wild Camping Safari with Robin Pope

A walking safari in Zambia, particuarly in the South Luangwa valley, is one of the most exhilarating and immersive safari experiences in Africa. Walking with guides who have intimate knowledge of the land and its animals, dipping deeper into the bush from the fixed camps by camping out for a couple of nights, dinner and stories around the fire, simple but delicious food… When staying at Tena Tena and Nsefu you can walk between the two for two or three days, camping on the way. This is simple camping but with that extra touch of comfort. There are stand up tents, mattresses on the ground, sheets and blankets, wash basins, shared 60L bucket shower, bush loo, full bar and food service, fully serviced camp.

When to Go:
  • Jan
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Best time to visit -

JUL

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 Pioneer Camp. A peaceful and green introduction to your stay in Zambia

Accommodation : Pioneer Camp

DAY 2

FLY FROM LUSAKA TO MFUWE THEN TRANSFER TO LUANGWA RIVER 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 Robin Pope Safaris will meet you for the transfer to Luangwa River Camp. You will journey through colourful local villages and past local farms before arriving at the property. The ten bedded camp is situated opposite the Luangwa Wafwa (a game rich area of the park) in the Upper Lupande Game Management Area

Accommodation : Luanga River Camp

DAY 3

VEHICLE AND THEN BOAT TRANSFER FROM LUANGA RIVER CAMP TO TENA TENA CAMP

Up for an early breakfast and then gamedrive through the park to the Luangwa River crossing point opposite Tena Tena. This is a 3 hour drive. Tena Tena staff will meet the party and accompany you by boat across the river, then a 20 minute drive to Tena Tena camp. This small remote camp lies within the National Park and enjoys a stunning location on a sweeping bend of the Luangwa River. On arrival you will be shown to your tent and then lunch will be served followed by a siesta and then tea before the afternoon and evening game drive.

Accommodation : Tena Tena Camp

DAY 4

WALKING SAFARI FROM TENA TENA TO A REMOTE BUSH CAMP

Up at sunrise for breakfast and then the morning walk to the first bush camp. Situated in a secluded area of the Nsefu sector the camp is simple and “bush”. Arriving in time for a leisurely lunch followed by a siesta and an afternoon walking safari. Return to your simple bush camp to enjoy sundowners and then dinner.

Accommodation : Bush Camp

DAY 5

BUSH CAMP MOVES TO ANOTHER LOCATION AND YOU TAKE A WALKING SAFARI TO REACH IT

The day is spent walking in the game rich area of the Luangwa riverine habitat, with ebony groves, many lagoons and of course the Luangwa River itself. During your morning walk the camp will be moved to a second site and lunch will be waiting for you on arrival.

Accommodation : Bush camp at new location

DAY 6

WALK FROM YOUR BUSH CAMP TO NSEFU CAMP

Following a relaxed breakfast you will walk out of camp and head towards Nsefu Camp, stopping for tea and cake along the way and arriving in time for a hearty lunch. On arrival you will be shown to your rondavel and then lunch will be served followed by a well deserved siesta before the afternoon and evening game drive

Accommodation : Nsefu Camp

DAY 7

FINAL GAME DRIVE OR WALKING SAFARI IN THE NSEFU SECTOR OF SOUTH LUANGWA

Being the last whole day in the Nsefu sector you may decide to drive or walk through the ebony groves or take the opportunity of visiting Kawaza village as an option to meet local people and experience life in an African village.

Accommodation : Nsefu Camp

DAY 8

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 £5500 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