Luangwa and Livingstone – 8 Days
The Luangwa and Livingstone tour offers the seasoned or first time traveler to African the greatest value for money coupled with the best safari experiences Africa has to offer.
We have visited this beautiful country many times and our team always has the most spectacular experiences of all the African countries. From accommodation to walks, game viewing, the smiling friendly locals all make Zambia the premier destination.
Arriving in Lusaka you will be met at the airport and assisted to your domestic flight to Mfuwe, once there you will once again be greeted in typical Zambian fashion – smiling and always willing to help. The transfer to South Luangwa is a cultural rainbow and a glimpse into the every day lives of the local people.
Entering South Luangwa and enjoying a game drive to your lodge will set the tone for the game viewing for the remainder of your time here. Sunsets over the Murchison Escarpment are stunning. Sunset drinks on a chair with the river waters lapping at your feet is the quintessential African experience.
Morning and afternoon game drives, night drives and walking safaris all ensure you are fully immersed in your bush safari. South Luangwa is the premier safari destination with high densities of Leopard, Wild Dogs and Lion. Elephants are plentiful here and with the resident Wild Dogs sightings are quite common.
Accommodation is more than comfortable and rooms each have their own private deck looking over the Luangwa River for excellent day time game watching. Birding in this park is also good with over 300 recorded species.
This expedition is the best combination of the Luangwa and Livingstone town. Wildlife viewing in the most beautiful park in Africa coupled with time in Livingstone and the Victoria Falls.
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If you would like to support conservation in South Luangwa National Park visit Conservation South Luangwa to get involved.
Want to explore the Luangwa Valley North and South? Read our Luangwa Valley tour over 9 days.
How to Get There
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.
From here he will assist you on to your connecting flight to Mfuwe International Airport.
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Upon arrival at Lusaka International Airport you will be met by our representative and assisted with immigration and customs procedures. You will then be directed to the domestic check-in counters for your flight to Mfuwe in the South Luangwa.
Day 1 – 2 Flatdogs Camp
On Arrival at Mfuwe Airport after a 1hr 10 minutes flight from Lusaka, you will be met by your guide and the safari will start before you even arrive in camp.
Flatdogs is situated adjacent to the main entrance of the South Luangwa National Park and is set on the east bank of the Luangwa River, nestled under shady trees the camp itself is usually full of game. Elephants wander through most evenings; giraffe are never far away, bushbuck hide in the shady bushes seemingly unaware of the human activity around them. Your first night will be spent in one of this camp’s luxury safari tents.
Day 2 – 6 Nkonzi Camp
The journey from Flatdogs to Nkonzi Camp takes you into the Park and along the “05 Road”, away from the main game-viewing area and into the heart of the Park. This small intimate camp is set on the dry Mushilashi River and has this area of the Park pretty much to itself.
Accommodation is in fairly simple, Meru-style tents, whilst the camp is comfortable enough the emphasis here is on the safari experience rather than the frills of camp. Your game-viewing will be a mixture of walking and driving safaris.
Day 6 – 8 Waterberry Lodge
Your flight from Mfuwe through Lusaka to Livingstone will bring you to your final destination on this safari. On arrival in Livingstone you will be driven 45 minutes to Waterberry Lodge set on a bank overlooking the Zambezi River some 25 kilometres up-stream from the Falls themselves. The camp has a very homely feel and in-house activities are offered ranging from a trip to visit the Falls to birding walks, river trips, fishing, island picnics and the like. There are numerous additional activities to enjoy in the area around the falls but spending some time just lounging around the camp is always a good option.
A 45 minute road transfer will return you to Livingstone International Airport where you will connect to your onward flight.