Best of Luangwa Zambia • 8 Days

Best of Luangwa Zambia • 8 Days

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$ 5,972.00

per person

Our group tours are also offered on a private basis, and can be customized: Our experienced travel consultants will design bespoke, private itineraries according to your needs and budget. 

This 8-day South and North Luangwa safari explores the untamed South and North Luangwa National Parks to enjoy Zambia game viewing at its best. South Luangwa National Park is also known as “Valley of the Leopard” as the chances of spotting this animal are very high. The North is a remote wilderness explored on foot during morning and afternoon walking safaris. There has been very little development in North Luangwa National Park which means that the wildlife viewing while on a Luangwa safari will far surpass anything you’ve experienced before. While on a safari in Zambia, you may get the opportunity to see the Thornicroft’s Giraffe and the Cookson’s Wildebeest, both of which are endemic to South Luangwa National Park.

Highlights of the Safari

Tafika Camp, South Luangwa National Park

Tafika, an intimate camp located on the east bank of the Luangwa River, offers the visitor exceptional and exclusive game viewing because of its remote location. The Nsefu sector of the South Luangwa National Park, in which the park is located, is known as The Valley of the Leopard because of the high number of leopards found here. Not only is there a good chance of seeing leopard during your stay but you’ll also have the opportunity to see serval, crowned cranes, lion, wild dog, elephant, giraffe, puku, hippo and crocodiles. Enjoy dinners in true safari style, by candlelight with the bush coming alive around you.

Mwaleshi Camp, North Luangwa National Park

Mwaleshi Camp is situated on a bend of the Mwaleshi River, within the rhino sanctuary. With their environmental footprint in mind, the four thatched chalets are rebuilt every year from natural materials and offer uninterrupted views of the Mwaleshi River. Game viewing is an exclusive affair, mostly on foot, using existing animal paths and thereby reducing our impact on the area. Led by an experienced guide and an armed National Park scout, guests will have a chance to see the Big 5 as well as wild dog, kudu and Cookson’s wildebeest on foot. A walking safari is an opportunity to appreciate the many gifts of the bush with all your senses. Located just upstream from the camp is the beautiful Mwaleshi Falls which guests will have the opportunity to explore.


For more information on where you’ll be staying during the 8-Day North and South Luangwa Safari view the full itinerary here.

Day 1 to 4

Tafika Camp
South Luangwa National Park

Day 5 to 8

Mwaleshi Camp
North Luangwa National Park


  • Flight from Mwanya/Lukuzi airstrip (South Luangwa) to Mwaleshi airstrip (North Luangwa)
  • Return airport transfers in Mfuwe on day of arrival and day of departure
  • Breakfast, buffet lunch and 3-course dinner daily
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Morning and evening game drives, mountain bike safaris or cultural village visits at Tafika Camp
  • Morning and afternoon walking safaris at Mwaleshi Camp
  • Selected Drinks
  • Laundry
  • Passenger safety charge & Landing fees
  • Contribution to the Luangwa Conservation & Community Fund


  • International and domestic flights not included above
  • Insurances
On arrival at Mfuwe Airport, Zambia, you will be met and transferred to Tafika Camp, situated on the banks of the Luangwa River in South Luangwa National Park. Spend the next three days exploring the Zambia wilderness on your South Luangwa safari. Explore this untouched wilderness with game drives, immersive walking safaris and by bicycle, for a unique game viewing experience!
After breakfast, we board a light aircraft for the 30-minute flight to Mwaleshi airstrip where the vast wilderness of North Luangwa National Park awaits. The remote Mwaleshi Camp is situated on the banks of the Mwaleshi river, within the rhino sanctuary. There’s a good chance that you’ll see the Big 5 as well as the wild dog, on foot during your morning and afternoon walking safaris.  You can even enjoy a dip in the refreshing waters of the Mwaleshi river.
Our safari ends after breakfast. You will be transferred to Mwaleshi airstrip for your flight to Mfuwe Airport. We hope to welcome you again one day on another of our unforgettable African adventures!
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