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Kafue & South Luangwa – 12 Days (A)

From: $5,919.00

Immerse yourself in a true African safari experience exploring one of the largest game reserves in Africa – Kafue. Spend several nights here on the banks of the Kafue river before discovering the famous South Laungwa. Incredible wildlife and perfect accommodations to ensure a rewarding Africa safari.


Lusaka to Kafue National Park

The itinerary will start with a road transfer (or optional charter flight) to Kafue – the country’s largest national park. Spend 2 nights at gorgeous Mukambi Lodge, set on the banks of the Kafue River. Move on to Fig Tree lodge, overlooking a lagoon, for 2 nights before transferring to South Luangwa National Park.

South Luangwa National Park

Here you will first stay at Kafunta River Lodge, in the game-rich Mfuwe area. Game viewing activities at Kafunta River Lodge include game drives in open vehicles and unique night drives. While at the lodge you can relax in the privacy of your chalet or on your viewing deck. Alternatively, cool off in the infinity pool while keeping an eye on the game drinking at the waterhole. The lodge also features the only natural hot spring tub in Mfuwe, a wellness spa and a gym.

After Kafunta you will have the choice of heading to either of our bush camps. At these rustic camps, you will spend a few days immersed in the beauty of the African wilderness. Three Rivers Camp is located between the Luangwa River and a pristine lagoon teeming with wildlife. This tented camp has en-suite bathrooms and star-gazing platforms where you can spend the night if you wish. Island Bush Camp features rustic accommodation built from sustainable materials. Its stilted chalets also provide safety from wild animals while providing an unlimited view of the Luangwa River. You will return to Kafunta River Lodge for 2 more nights to enjoy exciting game drives in this wildlife-rich area. Services end after the return flight to Lusaka.

Consult our travel advice for your Zambia safari. Please read our Booking Terms and Conditions for your peace of mind.

If you would like to support conservation in South Luangwa National Park visit Conservation South Luangwa to get involved.

A great tour that explores South Luangwa and the Lower Zambezi is our 10 Day South Luangwa and Lower Zambezi tour.

Getting there

By Plane

You can fly directly into Lusaka with either Emirates, Ethiopian Airways, Kenya Airways or South African Airways.

On arrival in Lusaka a driver/guide will be waiting for you in arrivals, he will have a small board bearing your name.

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Full Itinerary

Day 1 – Mukambi Safari Lodge

Road transfer from Lusaka Airport to Mukambi Safari Lodge in Kafue (4 hours). Mukambi Safari Lodge is a long-standing safari operation in Kafue offering tents or chalets set alongside the Kafue River. Depending on your arrival time, you will participate in the afternoon safari leaving the lodge at 15h30.

Day 2 – Mukambi Safari Lodge

In Kafue National Park you a broad choice of activities such as river safari, sunset cruise, fishing trip, canoe safari, bush walks or game drives. At Mukambi we recommend to enjoy both the river cruises and some game drives. Safari days start with an early breakfast before your morning activity. You will be returning mid-morning from your activity for brunch, spending relaxing time in camp and savouring an afternoon tea before the afternoon activity.

Day 3 – Fig Tree Camp

This morning your activity – either a game drive or a bush walk – will take you to Mukambi’s intimate luxury camp Fig Tree. Although the activity will be the usual 3 to 4 hours in duration, the distance between both camps is fairly small, but the environment is completely different as Fig Tree is on a lagoon and not on Kafue River. Activities in camp will include game drives or bush walks.

Day 4 – Fig Tree Camp

Explore the areas around Fig Tree Camp through bush walks or game drives and enjoy relaxing in camp while observing the game coming to the lagoon.

Day 5 – Kafunta River Lodge

Road Transfer Fig Tree to Lusaka  (5 hours); Flight Lusaka – Mfuwe with Proflight (70 mins). Arrival in Mfuwe where our driver will collect you at the airport and transfer you to Kafunta River Lodge (50 mins) passing through various villages. Depending on your arrival time you will participate in the afternoon safari leaving the lodge at 15h30.

Day 6 – Kafunta River Lodge

Enjoy an early breakfast and depart for your morning game drive at around 06h30. You will be back at the lodge around 10.30. Relax at the pool, book a spa treatment or enjoy a siesta on your viewing deck before meeting for afternoon tea at 15h00. The afternoon game drive departs at 15h.30 and returns at 19h30.

Day 7 – Island Bush Camp

Today you participate in the morning game drive at Kafunta River Lodge. After brunch at the lodge, you will depart for the 2.5-hour transfer to Island Bush Camp. Upon arrival you will be welcomed by our camp staff and you can choose to jump on the departing game drive or rather settle in nicely in camp at your leisure and enjoy the sunset from the privacy pf your viewing deck while sipping your sundowner. Dinner is served al fresco in company of the camp manager and our other guests.

Day 8 – 9 Three Rivers Camp

An early continental breakfast is served by the fireplace before heading out on your morning activity, either a walk or a game drive. You will be back at the lodge for brunch and a siesta. The afternoon game drive departs around 15h30 and returns in time for dinner. Decide to spend the night in your tent or under the stars on the appointed platform next to your tent.

Day 10 – Kafunta River Lodge

This morning you will have a walk or game drive, followed by an early brunch at Three Rivers Camp, before the transfer back to Kafunta River Lodge. You will be arriving at the lodge around 14h30 and you can relax before joining afternoon tea and the afternoon game drive.

Day 11 – Kafunta River Camp

This morning you will have a walk or game drive, followed by an early brunch at Three Rivers Camp, before the transfer back to Kafunta River Lodge. You will be arriving at the lodge around 14h30 and you can relax before joining afternoon tea and the afternoon game drive.

Day 12 – Departure

Depending on our flight departure time, you may have the time for a last morning game drive in the park. Our driver will then take you to the airport, with an optional stop at Project Luangwa’s craft shop or Tribal Textiles (to be scheduled in advance, allow an extra 45 mins) in time for the flight’s check-in time. Flight Mfuwe – Lusaka with Proflight.

Please note: Time of activities, meals, transfers and order of camps is subject to change.



  • Accommodation
  • Meals & snacks
  • Local drinks
  • Current park fees and Luangwa Conservation and Community fees
  • All transfers
  • Certain domestic flights
  • Laundry
    Please note: Park fees and flights are subject to change without notice. 


  • Meet & Greet Service at Lusaka airport.
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Premium brand drinks
  • Personal medical evacuation insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Airport taxes

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