“Carnivore Week gives you a chance to gain some exclusive insights into the ZCP conservation program. ...” November 2012 more guest feedback
Spend six days with the Zambian Carnivore Programme (ZCP), learning about and viewing the large carnivore species. With a carnivore specific activity each day, you won't leave disappointed!
The Zambian Carnivore Programme (ZCP) has been operating in Zambia since 1998, carrying out conservation and research activities to conserve Zambia's populations of this highly endangered species. They started off with a focus on the highly endangered African wild dog but now expanded to all large carnivore species across Zambia through a variety of applied research activities, anti-poaching and habitat conservation work. The research team work quite closely with local schools and communities, supporting and participating in educational work. The ZCP team is based at our Nkwali camp and will be pleased to accompany you on activities and share their work with you.
During this week, you will spend time with ZCP project manager Dr Matt Becker and his team. Activities will include tracking, learning about ecological survey techniques in the field including lion identification and prey surveys, attending lectures and visiting ZCP's education partner Chipembele Wildlife Centre. The schedule is flexible as the carnivores are unpredictable. At least one of the activities each day will be with the ZCP team. The safari gives you a chance to gain some exclusive insights into the ZCP conservation program. In addition to the above activities, you will also enjoy game drives and/or walking safaris in the park with a guide from Robin Pope Safaris.
Tips on activities on offer:
South Luangwa: walking, game drives (day and night), Kawaza Village Tour, Tribal Textiles tour (for souvenirs), Chipembele Wildlife Orphanage visit.
On arrival at Mfuwe International Airport a guide from Robin Pope Safaris will meet you. The drive to Nkwali is just under an hour through colourful local scenes of villages, agriculture as well as bush. Depending on your arrival time, in the day you will enjoy a lunch or if in the afternoon for tea and the afternoon and night game drive. The first night of your stay, one of the full-time project staff from ZCP will give an introductory talk on the Zambian Carnivore Programme (ZCP). This will include a general overview of the ZCP, its aims and their current programs. You'll also get a demonstration of their tracking equipment which will be used to find the carnivores when they join you out in the field.
Itinerary Nkwali 7 nights. 2019 has a free upgrade for this safari to Luangwa Safari House.
Rates US$ 3733 per person in 2019. US$ 4573 per person in 2020.
Includes All safari costs, a donation to ZCP and return domestic flights Lusaka/Mfuwe.
Excludes International flights and visas.
Valid 21 November 2019 & 21 November 2020.