8 day safari

Prices from

£5000

Excluding international flights

Tour Highlights

  • Visit two of Zambia most beautiful parks
  • Long stays at both camps to maximise the wildlife experiences
  • Expert naturalists for game drives and night time safaris
  • Safari can be tailored to your requirements

Lower Zambezi and South Luangwa Zambia Safari

This bespoke Zambia wildlife holiday focuses on quality long stays at two fabulous safari lodges in two very different and diverse parks. First you will fly from Lusaka to Livingstone and transfer to the Lower Zambezi . There is a lot of wildlife in this park, although the variety isn’t as diverse as in Kafue or South Luangwa. The lower Zambezi is know for its large elephant and buffalo herds and the birding is spectacular. The main apex predators seen here are leopard, spotted hyena and large prides of lion. From here you will fly to Mfuwe, which is the gateway to South Luangwa national park, rightly known as one of the best national parks to see big cats in the whole of Africa. You will be staying at Flatdogs Camp, whose naturalists have won international awards for their quality of guiding. Expect full on action during both the game drives and the night time safaris, as you are allowed to stay inside the park until 20:00.

When to Go:
  • Jan
  • Feb
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  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Best time to visit -

AUG

Safari Style -

Bespoke Wildlife

DAY 1

CONNECT WITH A FLIGHT FROM LUSAKA TO ROYAL

Connect with your flight from Lusaka to Royal, where you will be met and transferred to your stunning lodge accommodation. Chongwe river camp is also set in a wonderful position on the banks of a pretty tributary of the mighty Zambezi River next to the Lower Zambezi National Park

Accommodation : Chongwe River Camp

DAYS 2-4

THREE FULL DAYS OF GAME DRIVES, BOAT SAFARIS AND WALKING SAFARIS IN THE LOWER ZAMBEZI

Game activities from Chongwe are generally based on approximately 4 hours duration. The morning activities usually set out straight after breakfast and the afternoon activities depart following afternoon tea, river activities need to be concluded by dusk. Longer excursions with packed lunches can be organized in advance for guests during game drives & fishing trips

Accommodation : Chongwe River Camp

DAY 5

FLY FROM ROYAL TO MFUWE WHERE YOU WILL BE MET AND TRANSFERRED TO FLATDOGS CAMP

After breakfast will be transferred by boat up river to the national park, where you will meet a safari vehicle which will transfer you to the airstrip for the flight directly to Mfuwe. On arrival you will be met and transferred approximately 45 minutes to Flatdogs Camp. The luxury en suite safari tents offer you a back to nature taste of the wild, with large windows all around the tent so you can see and hear the animals feeding in camp as well as the hippopotamus honking to each other in the river in front of you! You will have time to settle into the camp and have lunch before your first safari inside South Luangwa national park.

Accommodation : Flatdogs Camp

DAYS 6-8

THREE FULL DAYS OF MORNING AND AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES. WITH NIGHT DRIVES UNTIL 20:00

Your safari days out of Flatdogs will be rich and varied and can also be micro-managed around your tastes and physical abilities/ limitations. For clients with medium fitness levels we would highly recommend at least one morning walking safari (less hot at this time of day), as well as the daily morning and afternoon game drives. South Luangwa is rightly famous all over the world for its productive night time drives which can produce sightings of leopard, lion, porcupine, civet, genet, owls and hyena.

Accommodation : Flatdogs Camp

DAY 9

MORNING SAFARI AND FLY BACK TO LUSAKA

Enjoy your final morning safari in South Luangwa before a transfer back to Mfuwe airport to connect with your flight back to Lusaka. On arrival you will be met and transferred to Wild Dog Camp

Accommodation : Wild Dogs Lodge

DAY 10

TRANSFER TO LUSAKA AIRPORT TO CONNECT WITH YOUR FLIGHT HOME

Pricing Info & Dates

Costs £5000 based on two people sharing and not including flights. Travel from June 2021 to November 2022

Includes:

  • £100 donation to the Gorilla Doctors
  • Internal flights within Zambia
  • All meals at the wildlife lodges
  • Small group vehicle 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