“The river safaris were magical, as was the walk to see the breeding colony of yellow billed storks. The staff worked very hard to ...”June Harper - UK March 2011 more guest feedback
This safari covers one of Zambia’s premier parks – South Luangwa. The Luangwa Valley, which marks the end of the Great Rift Valley, is one of the last unspoiled wilderness areas and possibly the finest wildlife sanctuary in Africa.
“The Luangwa Valley is at its most dramatic in the Emerald Season, with the Luangwa River now flowing over into the brimming lagoons. Boating into these lagoons, flooded ebony groves and flowing channels gives you a view of the Valley which is normally inaccessible during this season“.
The Luangwa River is one of the last remaining major rivers in Africa, and even in the world, that has not been damned for hydropower. This vast river still annually rises, floods into lagoons and channels, changes course and resulting in new lagoons and in so doing creates a rich flood plain river system. To be in the heart of the park, at peak flood time, staying at the first camp built in Zambia (Nsefu) with the river being your only access, is quite an experience.
One will also be able to explore a variety of areas of the Luangwa from 3 locations; Luangwa River Camp, Nsefu & Nkwali Camps. This enhances the type of game and overall safari experience.
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 Camp is 1 hour through colourful local scenes of villages, agriculture as well as bush. Nkwali Camp has a wide view of the Luangwa River. On Robin's private land, and overlooking the South Luangwa National Park, Nkwali is ideally situated for the start of your safari. The six rooms all look out over the river and have open air bathrooms.
Itinerary Nkwali 2 nights, Nsefu 3 nights & Nkwali 2 nights.
Rates from US$4370 per person sharing.
Includes all safari activities, meals, bar, laundry, transfers to/from Mfuwe airport.
Excludes flights (domestic flights Lusaka/Mfuwe/Lusaka is US$600 per person), airport taxes, visa fees, gratuities and items of a personal nature.
Valid 22 January to 31 March.
NOTE Camp order in South Luangwa is flexible depending on availability.