Luxury Luangwa and Livingstone – 7 Days
South Luangwa National Park
Spend a 7-night luxury safari between South Luangwa National Park and Livingstone, home to the magnificent Victoria Falls. Fly in to Lusaka and on to Mfuwe, where you will begin your journey into the heart of Zambia. This is a country of rich culture, as well as one of the best wildlife destinations Africa has to offer.
Your first camp – Nsolo – is situated inside the park and the focus is on walking safaris. On foot is the best way to experience Africa – immerse yourself in the bush and discover her intricacies and inhabitants. Rooms at this luxury safari camp are spacious, while raised wooden decks offer perfect views over the river. After 3 days we move on to Mchenja camp. Here we will enjoy walking excursions, as well as guided game drives in open 4×4 vehicles.
Finally, fly to Livingstone and indulge in the romantic luxury of Tongabezi Lodge, situated on the banks of the Zambezi River. Spend two nights experiencing the immense beauty and power of the Falls, going on sunset cruises and exploring Livingstone town’s vibrant markets. Or if you are still keen on adventure, river rafting and rhino walks await!
There are many activities available in Livingstone including the museum – well worth a visit. Scenic helicopter flights over the falls reveal the immensity of the Batoka Gorge and this incredible geological feature of the Earth. Cultural visits to local villages are a fascinating insight into local traditions and the way of life. Seventy two different tribes make up Zambia and most all are friendly and welcoming.
Take a boat trip to Livingstone Island for sunset drinks on the edge of the gorge, canoe excursions on the Zambezi river and micro-light flights into the rainbow of the Falls.
Consult our travel advice for your Zambia safari.
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 you will be met by your safari representative who will assist you on to your connecting flight to Mfuwe International Airport.
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Day 1 – Lusaka
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 1-3 – Nsolo Bush-Camp
The flight from Lusaka to Mfuwe will take 1hr 10 minutes. Nsolo is set inside the National Park about 2 hours’ drive from the Airport. The Camp is set away from the permanent waters of the Luangwa River and has a limited network of roads in its vicinity so is predominantly a walking camp.
The 4 rooms at Nsolo are very spacious, set on raised wooden decks with grass walls and thatch roofs; each one is designed differently and has its own veranda and private views across the Luwi sand river bed.
Day 3 – 5 – Mchejna Camp
Mchenja is one of the Luangwa’s best appointed camps and will be your home for the next two nights. The tents are custom designed, each has a roll top bath and stunning views of the river, there is also a small pool which provides refreshing relief in the warmer months. You will have ample opportunity to explore the area with your guide both on foot and in open 4×4 vehicles.
Day 5-7 – Tongabezi
From Mfuwe your scheduled flight to Livingstone will route via Lusaka and your trip will end at one of Zambia’s most romantic camps. Tongabezi is set on a large bend in the Zambezi River some 20kms up-stream from the spectacular Victoria Falls.
There are plenty of activities on offer in the Livingstone area and whether staying in one of their River Cottages or in one of the renowned luxury houses, Tongabezi is a wonderful place to relax after a busy day, watch the river slowly amble by and start planning your return to this part of Africa.
Day 7 – Departure from Livingstone
A 30 minute road transfer will take you to Livingstone International Airport where you will connect to your onward flight.