Emerald Season Escape
FROM PRICE: $ 2200 | ON SPECIAL FOR ONLY: $ 1400
South Luangwa National Park, Zambia - 4 nights/5 days
Save US$800pp! The lush, green grass has sprung all over the valley after the rains and during February/March visitors can enjoy the Emerald season or secret season. This is a time when there are few visitors but the animals frolic and play with their newborn young and food is plentiful. The air is crisp and clean and excellent for photography.
Where is it?
The safari takes place in the South Luangwa National Park, Zambia. You'll be met in Lusaska and escorted to a short charter flight of 45 mins to Mfuwe airport in the South Luangwa Valley. On your arrival at Mfuwe you'll be met by a guide and transferred by road to the lodge, game viewing en route. The lodge is situated in the park, the only lodge in this area that is so lucky. Spend 4 nights in 5 star comfort with only the animals cropping at the grass to disturb the peace!
What is the best time of year to go?
The safari is available during February/March, the emerald season. This is an excellent time for photography - crystal clear air. There are wonderful birding opportunities with migrant and resident birds breeding. Nursery herds of young impala, warthog which were born in ealy Nov abound.
How to get there
The cost includes return charter flights from Lusaka to Mfuwe to Lusaka and road transfer from the ariport to the lodge.
Tips and Notes
The safari price includes:
Return Lusaka/Mfuwe/Lusaka flights; national park entry fees; Luangwa conservation and community fund fees; meet and greet at airports; 4 nights full board accommodation; no single supplement.
The safari price excludes:
Drinks, international flights, Visa fees, tips; accommodation in Lusaka.
Our Recommended Accommodation
Mfuwe Lodge is the only lodge built inside of the South Luangwa National park in the Mfuwe sector. Its possible to visit the lodge year round although access to some areas is a bit restricted during rainy season (late Nov to end of March).
The lodge sleeps up to 40 guests and is well appointed with excellent facilities including battery charging facilities and hair driers. Each chalet has its own large verandah overlooking the river below, a luxurious bathroom and there is a spa, library and lovely, open reception area with bar and dining room.
The lodge is famed for the elephants who walk through the reception area every year in November looking for delicious marula fruits which grow on the trees near reception!
We highly recommend the lodge for the first night after arrival to gather your thoughts and repack ready to head off into the bush the next day or your last night before departure. As there is electricity its possible to rechare batteries, do your hair or even spoil yourself with a spa treatment.