Luangwa Wildlife Expedition • 8 Days

Luangwa Wildlife Expedition, 8 Days

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$ 5,104.00

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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 Luangwa safari takes you to the heart of the unique South Luangwa National Park. Spend your days exploring the wilderness of South Luangwa by game vehicle, on foot and even by bicycle. Reconnect with nature while staying at the secluded Tafika and Chikoko camps, located in one of the most wild-life-dense regions of Zambia.

Highlights of the 8-day South Luangwa Safari

Tafika Camp, South Luangwa National Park

Tafika Camp can be found in South Luangwa, built entirely by local villagers from natural materials bring guests close to the bush and its inhabitants. The camp is remote and therefore, unlike in other popular game parks, exclusive sightings are the norm. Located on the east bank of the Luangwa River, the camp offers exceptional game viewing. Without leaving the camp guests can see game from the two hides that overlook the waterhole frequented by herds of elephant, bushbuck, puku, impala, mongoose and several bird species. The Luangwa Valley and especially the Nsefu sector, in which Tafika Camp is located, is known as “The Valley of the Leopard” because of the high number of leopards found there. You’ll also have the opportunity to see serval, crowned cranes, lion, wild dog, elephant, giraffe, puku, hippo and crocodiles.

Chikoko Tree Camp, South Luangwa National Park

Located on the west bank in the South Luangwa National Park, a few kilometers upstream from parent camp Tafika, the simple yet comfortable Chikoko Tree Camp is only accessible on foot.  The camp, built from natural materials and raised to sit within the surrounding acacia tree canopy, offer spectacular views of the surrounding area and the wildlife that moves through the grove. The unforgettable walking safaris are for the true safari enthusiast who can lose themselves in the minutiae of the bush but be equally excited about tracking lions and elephants. Accompanied by an experienced guide, an armed National Park scout and a tea bearer, you’ll explore the worn animal paths twice a day. The four-hour long morning walk starts early to avoid the heat but afternoon walks are shorter and return before dusk.

Accommodation

Days 1, 2 & 3

Tafika Camp
South Luangwa National Park

Days 4, 5, 6 & 7

Chikoko Tree Camp
Big Lagoon Camp
South Luangwa National Park

Included

  • Return airport transfers in Mfuwe on day of arrival and day of departure
  • South Luangwa National Park fees
  • Breakfast, buffet lunch and 3-course dinner daily
  • Morning and afternoon tea with freshly baked cakes
  • Morning and evening game drives, mountain bike safaris or cultural village visits at Tafika Camp
  • Morning and afternoon walking safaris at Chikoko Tree Camp and Big Lagoon Camp
  • Selected Drinks
  • Laundry
  • Contribution to the Luangwa Conservation & Community Fund

Excluded

  • International flights
  • Domestic flights
  • 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. Not only will you explore the bush with game drives but also on walking safaris and even by bicycle! Not to be missed is a visit to the nearby Mkasanga Village.
After breakfast, we depart for Chikoko Tree Camp, a few kilometres upstream from Tafika. The next leg of your Zambian adventure is all about getting close to the bush and its inhabitants. Spend your days on morning and afternoon walking safaris, following tracks and quietly exploring this untouched Zambian National Park. Because of its remoteness guests regularly enjoy the spectacular game and bird sightings.
Our safari ends after breakfast. You will be transferred to Chimbwe 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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