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Spend six days with the Zambian Carnivore Program (ZCP), learning about and viewing the large carnivore species. With a carnivore specific activity each day, you won't leave disappointed!

Key facts of Carnivore Week

Nkwali 7 nights
Number of nights 7
Available dates 18 November 2022
Country visited Zambia
National Park South Luangwa National Park
Max group size 6 guests

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A chance to see the painted wolves during Carnivore Week

A specialist safari dedicated to the carnivores of the Luangwa Valley

The Zambian Carnivore Program (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.

Itinerary of Carnivore Week day by day

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Day 1 - 7
Nkwali Camp

Day 1 - 7: Nkwali Camp

Nkwali Camp is located on the banks of the Luangwa on a magnificent meander in the river overlooking the National Park where leopards roam along the bank and can often be spotted from camp. Situated on Robin Pope Safaris’ private land outside the park there is a private game viewing area behind camp as well as exclusive access into the park either by boat or across the pontoon. The South Luangwa Park is 9050 sq. kilometer; with the river, its tributaries and the riverine strips being the focus of the wildlife viewing.

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.

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Itinerary of Carnivore Week by map

Carnivore Week gives you a chance to gain some exclusive insights into the ZCP conservation program. The activities during the safari are carnivore specific and while we were never guaranteed a sighting, we had an incredible week not only learning about these meat eaters but we also had some wonderful first hand encounters with them!
Jonathan M about Carnivore Week
For anyone interested in getting an in depth look and better understanding of the meat eating machines of the Luangwa, then this trip is for you. Thank you to the ZCP for providing such an enjoyable yet educational experience!
Susan D about Carnivore Week

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