Itinerary Highlights

  • Be at one with nature on some of the best walking safaris
  • Enjoy accommodation that is really authentic and close to the wildlife
  • Guides in Zambia are some of the best in Africa especially when walking
  • South Luangwa has some of the best sightings of the Big Cats

What's Included

  • Flights
  • Accommodation Throughout
  • Travel Guide
  • Transfers
9 nights from £6,260 - £7,885 per person

Craig Kaufman

Travel Specialist

I'm here to tailor-make your perfect holiday. Give me a call and I'll use my expertise to create your personalised experience.

The Zambia Rivers & Rainbows safari offers sensational game viewing, optimal birding, varied safari experiences - and in green and secret season, substantial savings on the normal cost of a safari in the South Luangwa. The valley is lush and beautiful, the wildlife is enjoying a time of plenty, it's the birthing season for many animals and the resident bird species are splendid in their breeding plumage. With the high water levels, you have the opportunity to explore the waterways of the South Luangwa on boat safaris - as well as on game drives and bush walks.

Itinerary

Depart from London Heathrow on overnight flight via Nairobi to Lusaka.
On arrival make your way through immigration, purchase visa and collect your luggage. Proceed through the airport to the domestic departures area where a representative will assist you onto light aircraft flight to Mfuwe Airport, the gateway to South Luangwa which will take just over an hour. On arrival you will be met and transferred by road through the villages of Mfuwe to Kakuli Bush Camp for a 3 night stay. Kakuli Bushcamp is situated on the confluence of the Luwi sand river and the mighty Luangwa River - surrounded by open plains dotted with young rain trees and taller tamarind trees. The camp is very open, and has a lagoon in front of the main area which attracts a variety of wildlife, including impala, puku, baboons and elephant. The main area is a large round thatched room with a deck overlooking the lagoon and the river. Your activities here will focus on walking in the mornings when the temperature is cooler, and evening river cruises, exploring the channels and waterways which open up when the river is high. The cruise is rounded off with a sundowner, floating gently on the current, as the Luangwa shows you one of her spectacular sunsets.
Staying at   Kakuli Bush Camp
Luwi Bush Camp is situated on the permanent Crocodile and Hippo filled lagoon deep in the heart of the South Luangwa National Park. It is one of the more remote camps that is built each season with natural materials allowing it to blend in with nature. Spend the next four nights here with all meals and activities included. South Luangwa National Park is Zambia's best known national park, famous for its population of leopard, lion and elephant. The lifeblood of the park is the winding Luangwa River which forms the eastern boundary of the park and twists and turns, cutting a swathe through the floodplains. The Luangwa is a constantly evolving river - oxbow lagoons form as the river finds an easier course and these are a mecca both for the hippos and crocodiles which live in them, but also for the elephants, buffalo, giraffe, lion, leopard and other wildlife which rely on them as a source of water.
Road transfer to the Mfuwe airport for light aircraft flight back to Lusaka, to connect with your flight via Nairobi to London Heathrow

Craig Kaufman

Travel Specialist

I'm here to tailor-make your perfect holiday. Give me a call and I'll use my expertise to create your personalised experience.

Pricing Information & Dates

9 nights from £6,260 - £7,885 per person
Itinerary Dates
Pricing

1st Jan 2024 -
31st May 2024
£6,475
1st Jun 2024 -
31st Oct 2024
£7,885
1st Nov 2023 -
31st Dec 2023
£6,260

Craig Kaufman

Travel Specialist

I'm here to tailor-make your perfect holiday. Give me a call and I'll use my expertise to create your personalised experience.

Price Includes

  • Return International Flights as per the itinerary
  • All airport taxes and security charges
  • Accommodation and meals as specified
  • Transfers as specified
  • Activities and excursions as specified
  • All entrace fees on sightseeing tours as specified
return international flights from London as specified, internal light aircraft and road transfers, 6 nights accommodation with all meals, all scheduled game-viewing activities, bar drinks and house wines, laundry, and National Park Fees.

Price Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Any meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Optional excursions
items of a personal nature, departure taxes or entry visas, visa fees and gratuities.Please note flight supplements during peak period and park fees are subject to change without notice.

Pricing Notes

Strict luggage policy of 15 kilograms in soft bags only and 5 kilograms of hand luggage.

Why Choose Us?

Passionate travel experts

  • We've been leading wildlife travel since our first South Africa tours over 25 years ago
  • Our Travel Specialists have lived in their specialist area for years
  • We work with local guides to immerse you deeper in our diverse range of experiences

Personal & tailor-made

  • You'll speak to your own expert who'll share their first-hand knowledge
  • We'll make your itinerary seamless with 24/7 emergency contact available
  • Your Travel Specialist will listen to ensure you have the best chance of seeing the wildlife you love

Responsible by nature

  • We take care to actively contribute to the conservation of environments we visit
  • For select countries, we make a charitable donation on your behalf when you make your booking
  • We've partnered with conservation experts and NGOs to curate responsible tours
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