A lioness lying on her back in a sandy river bedA lioness lying on her back in a sandy river bed

Kafue & South Luangwa – 10 Days

From: $5,849.00

Spent ten nights exploring the diversity of Kafue in the West and South Luangwa in the East of Zambia. Pristine wildlife reserves offering exceptional game viewing while combining sublime accommodation. Immerse yourself in Africa and the bush with wildlife all around you.


Kafue & South Luangwa

10 Days

The itinerary will start with a road transfer (or optional charter flight) to Kafue – the country’s largest national park. Spend 4 nights at lovely Kaing’U Lodge, set on the banks of the Kafue River. Game drives and walking safaris set the stage for incredible game viewing in this vast area. Predators are numerous and include Lion, Leopard, Cheetah and Hyena.

After four days in Kafue you will transfer to South Luangwa National Park by road or air (charter flights at additional cost).

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. Have a look at our African Accommodation page for places to stay.

If you are looking for accommodation in Kafue consider Busanga Bush Camp or Chamilandu Bush Camp in South Luangwa.

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

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 – Kaing’U Lodge

Road transfer Lusaka Airport to Kaing’U Safari Lodge in central Kafue, where you will arrive in time for lunch (roughly 5 hours). Your home for 3 nights, Kaing’U is an exclusive safari camp with 6 tents on elevated stilts, overlooking a stunning curve of the Kafue River, where boulders and small, grassy islands populate the riverbed. Depending on your arrival time, you will participate in the afternoon safari leaving the camp at 15h30.

Day 2 to 3 – Kaing’U Lodge

While relaxing at Kaing’U, delicious meals and snacks accompany your diverse activity options – such as game drives, boat cruises, canoeing, fishing, nature and walks. The experience here focuses on absorbing the beautiful surroundings, while learning more about the local wildlife. The attentive staff will discuss your daily routine to suit your needs.

Day 4 – 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 5 – 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 6 – 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 7 – 8 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 9 – 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 10 – 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 11 – 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
  • Morning and afternoon game drives
  • Walking safaris
  • All meals and 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
  • International flights
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Airport taxes
  • Visa fees

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