Zambia Explorer details
This is a well planned itinerary encouraging an in-depth discovery of the South Luangwa National Park, a major landmark on the Southern African game reserve map.
The South Luangwa National Park has a remarkably dedicated conservation community who have ensured the recovery of the wildlife in the park. All visitors contribute a substantial amount to the park's conservation funds through compulsory bed night fees levied by the safari camps on each visitor.
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On arrival in Lusaka, you will be met and assisted through immigration formalities, and assisted with the domestic flight check in. Connect to the scheduled flight to Mfuwe, around 45 minutes in duration.
Exit the Mfuwe Airport where you'll be met and driven to your lodge through the main entrance to the South Luangwa National Park over the main bridge. The lodge is situated on an "island", sandwiched between two ox bow lagoons inside the park. It’s the perfect place to relax and acclimatize after a long international flight. Each of the 18 chalets is decorated with superb attention to detail and is equipped with everything from a refrigerator to shampoo and mosquito repellent. Each sunken bath has a private view of the lagoon. The chalets have their own viewing decks, game activity at the lagoon continues day and night as an abundant variety of game come to quench their thirst.
For quieter moments the nature conservation library with its own deck is shaded by giant ebony trees, offers a unique collection of antiquarian books and modern reference material. Meals are served in the chitenje (central facility). Soft chairs and artifacts collected from many parts of Africa give an authentic 'old Africa' feel to the Lodge's lounge, dining room and bar area which has open fireplaces for cool winter evenings. Dinner is sometimes served by lamplight on the pool side deck overlooking the lagoon. There is also a small spa for massages and other beauty treatments.
An experienced and knowledgeable team of guides conducts game drives (day and night) and walking safaris.
Overnight night in a twin bedded chalet with en suite facilities, on a fully inclusive basis other than drinks.
After a morning activity and a bush breakfast, you'll transfer to your first bush camp, situated in the southern sectors of the national park.
The 4 individual bush camps accommodate up to 8 people in chalets under thatch, each set in a mahogany forest, overlooking a small waterhole. Each camp is completely different to the other.
Activities are walks in the area of the camp and along the Luangwa River close by, and game drives in open game viewing vehicles. Night drives are available with the aid of a spotlight, to view the nocturnal species are also rewarding.
Catering is to a high standard with an Italian influence throughout the bushcamps!
After a morning activity and brunch, transfer south, game viewing en route through the South Luangwa National Park to your next bush camp which will be entirely different to the previous.
An optional activity is walking between the two bush camps but this should be pre-arranged before arrival. Our camps are individually hosted by experienced Zambian guides, a hospitable camp team and an international host.
After breakfast transfer back to Mfuwe Lodge for your last night. You'll enjoy a dinner under the stars and access to the swimming pool.
Overnight in a double or twin chalet sharing.
Transfer to the Mfuwe airstrip in time for your scheduled aircraft flight to Lusaka of 45 mins.
* A visit to Victoria Falls can be arranged as an add-on to your safari
All internal flights and ground transfers, starting and terminating in Lusaka.
Accommodation inclusive of all meals, snacks, teas/coffees, laundry and unlimited game viewing activities in South Luangwa.
Accommodation inclusive of all meals, snacks, drinks (including alcohol), laundry and unlimited game viewing activities at the South Luangwa Bush Camps and Kasaka River Lodge.
The cost does not include:
Zambian visa fees - you can purchase a visa on arrival in Lusaka.
Gratuities and items of a personal nature
National Parks entry fees