Itinerary Highlights

  • Discover more of South Luangwa on this itinerary - Mfuwe Lodge, Chamilandu, Chindeni, Bilimungwe and Kapamba
  • Amazing wildlife viewing in the game rich South Luangwa
  • Enjoy game viewing from a different angle on this walking safari
  • Discover the smaller things on foot

What's Included

  • Flights
  • Accommodation Throughout
  • Travel Guide
  • Transfers
10 nights from £6,270 - £8,640 per person

Helen Kennedy

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.

Zambia's South Luangwa National Park is a place of rugged beauty known for abundant wildlife, for being among the best places to spot leopard and other big cats, for its exceptional guides and as the birthplace of the walking safari.

On our 9-night Luangwa Encounter walking safari, you have an in-depth experience of the magnificent South Luangwa as you journey from one camp to the next.

Itinerary

Depart from London Heathrow on your overnight flight to Johannesburg.
On arrival early morning, connect with morning flight to Lusaka. On arrival about lunch time, you will be met and assisted to your late afternoon light aircraft flight to Mfuwe Airport in the South Luangwa. Your first night will be at Mfuwe lodge, all meals and activities are included.
Today you will be transferred for a 2 night stay at Chamilandu in an open-front tree-house providing an 180° view over the impressive Luangwa River to the Nchindeni Hills beyond. Explore the seven ox-bow lagoons, which attract an abundance of wildlife. You have the choice of a walking safari and morning and/or evening game drives. The riverbank al fresco lunch is a real wow.
After an early breakfast, transfer to Chindeni for a 2 night stay in one of just four spacious, tented rooms standing on a raised wooden deck. Spend a leisurely afternoon beside the tranquil waters of the ox-bow lagoon before the evening game drive.
You can indulge in private game-viewing from your own verandah, go on a bushwalk or on a morning and evening game drive.
Staying at   Chindeni Bushcamp
Travel towards the confluence of the Kapamba and Luangwa rivers to Bilimungwe bushcamp, the southernmost camp in South Luangwa National Park. Stay 2 nights in one of just four reed and thatch chalets. Each has an open deck from which you can watch the wildlife day and night. Meals don't have to interrupt your game-viewing, either: the bar and dining area are sited for optimal observation of Bilimungwe's permanent waterhole.
You can enjoy in private game-viewing from your private deck, go on a bushwalk in the surrounding forest or take a morning and evening game drive. The clear waters of the Kapamba River make a memorable setting for a barefoot sundowner.
Set off to your final destination, Kapamba Camp for a 2 night stay in an open-fronted stone chalet, with double sunken stone bath and private deck for watching animals as they come to drink at the Kapamba River.
The walking from Kapamba is exceptional. Many of the trails follow the course of the river and encounters with big game like elephant and buffalo are not uncommon. Wild dog have been sighted from camp.
Staying at   Kapamba Camp
You go game-viewing through the park and on to Mfuwe Lodge for the airport transfer. En route, you can stop at Tribal Textiles, to see the disarmingly simple production of hand-painted traditional and contemporary Zambian fabrics. Board the light aircraft flight to Lusaka Airport to meet your late afternoon flight to Johannesburg, which connects with evening overnight flight to London, arriving early morning.

Helen Kennedy

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

10 nights from £6,270 - £8,640 per person
Itinerary Dates
Pricing

1st Sep 2023 -
30th Sep 2023
£8,305
1st Oct 2023 -
31st Oct 2023
£6,795
1st Jun 2023 -
30th Jun 2023
£6,270
1st Jul 2023 -
30th Sep 2023
£8,640
1st Oct 2024 -
31st Oct 2024
£7,135

Helen Kennedy

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, 9 nights accommodation with all meals, all scheduled game-viewing activities, local drinks, laundry and National Park Fees (Subject to change without prior notice)

Price Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Any meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Optional excursions
Excludes: items of a personal nature, departure taxes, medical requirements, entry visas, visa fees and gratuities.

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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