South Luangwa National Park is the original home of the walking safari and the tradition continues today. There is no better way to get up close and personal with the reserve’s phenomenal plant and animal life than by being on foot. We will spend eight nights here, with daily walking excursions guided by our skilled and experienced safari experts. Visitors can expect to see game such as lion, elephant, hyena and wild dogs, as well as rich birdlife. Besides this, the on-foot experience brings you in touch with the beautiful microcosms of the African bush. The beauty of insects takes on new meaning, while the thrill of large game in close proximity is the ultimate adrenalin rush! Being so close to nature is a truly special experience.
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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Day 1 – Lusaka/Mfuwe
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. The flight from Lusaka to Mfuwe will take 1hr 10 minutes.
Day 1-3 – Luwi Bushcamp
Luwi is set inside the National Park, 2 hours’ drive from Mfuwe Airport. It is a remote and what we would term ‘traditional’ bush-camp with only 4 rooms, each made of reed and thatch. Remoteness is the order of the day at this camp as no other tourists will be encountered in this area of the Park. Luwi is predominantly a walking camp with short night drives complimenting morning and afternoon walks.
Day 3 – 5 – Nsolo Bushcamp
Transfers from Luwi to Nsolo are usually done on foot as a morning walking safaris. The 4 rooms at Nsolo are very spacious, set on raised wooden decks with grass walls and thatch roofs. Each room is designed differently and has its own veranda and private views across the Luwi sand river bed.
Day 5 – 7 – Kakuli Bushcamp
You will have a choice this morning as to whether you walk or drive to Kakuli but it is quite common to do a bit of both, driving out of camp after dawn to a spot further down the Luwi River from where you start your walk, your bags are driven to Kakuliand will be awaiting your arrival as will a cool drink and a hearty brunch. This beautiful camp has 5 traditional walk-in safari tents each with en-suite bathrooms made with natural materials. The bar and dining chitenje (lounge) is constructed of reed and thatch forming the centre point of camp.
Day 7-9 – Mchenja Camp
Mchenja Camp is located a few kilometres up-stream from Kakuli again on the bank of the main Luangwa River, it is most common to walk from Kakuli to Mchenja as it is an easy, beautiful and usually pretty productive stroll. The camp is shaded by a grove of ebony trees (Mchenja is the local name for these trees), the rooms have canvas walls and thatch roofs and there is a small pool to one end of the camp. As has been the norm for the past week you will be given the choice as to whether you walk or drive and most people enjoy a mixture of both.
Day 9 – Mfuwe
Your drive back to Mfuwe Airport takes you through some of the best game-viewing areas in the Valley and this will be your opportunity to say farewell to the animals that have been your neighbours for the duration of your time in the Luangwa. A scheduled flight of 1hr 10 minutes will see you arrive at Lusaka International Airport where you will connect to your onward flight.
Included / Excluded
Full board accommodation
Game viewing and safari activities throughout
Drinks except for premium brands
National Park entry fees, conservation/local levies, & Government taxes
Airport and inter-camp transfers.
Domestic flights and departure taxes.
Visa fees for entry to Zambia.
Gratuities and items of personal nature.
Rates By Season
20 – 31 May 2019
USD 5400-00 Per Person Sharing
1 June – 31 October 2019
USD 6730-00 Per Person Sharing