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.