“The hunt for the Shoebills will live long in our memories and find its way into our family folklore. We had a wonderful, magnificent time ...”Trish Shee - Australian July 2007 more guest feedback
Want to see a shoebill? This is your safari. Join Robin Pope Safaris for this exceptional trip covering the South Luangwa, Kasanka, and Bangweulu swamps. On the hunt for the remarkable shoebill, you will also encounter elephants, lions, giraffes, and host of other species.
This is an exceptional safari combining South Luangwa National Park, Kasanka National Park and Bangweulu Swamps. One of our top safari guides will lead this trip to enhance your experience throughout.
After a couple of nights at Nkwali in the South Luangwa the group flies to Kasanka there are many bird species that will be new to the safari and the sitatunga will certainly been seen at the swamp. Then the safari will continue onto Bangweulu Swamps, which remains one of Zambia special gems - with superb birding from all the water birds to the endangered wattled crane elegantly strolling around the plains. Of course the star attraction remains the extraordinary shoebill. At this time of year it is virtually a sure sighting. The area also hosts the endemic black lechwe along with tsessebe and buffalo.
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.
Kasanka National Park: walking, game drives and bird watching.
Bangweulu: walking, game drives and bird watching.
On arrival at Lusaka International Airport, you will be met by a representative from Robin Pope Safaris, who will assist you with your luggage and check-in for your flight to Mfuwe. Your safari guide will be waiting for you at the Mfuwe airport where he will drive you to Nkwali Camp. 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. Depending on your arrival time in the day you will enjoy a lunch looking out over the lagoon to the back of Nkwali or if in the afternoon for tea and the afternoon and night game drive.
Itinerary Nkwali 2 nights, Kasanka 2 nights, Shoebill Camp at Bangweulu Swamps 2 nights and 1 night Lusaka.
Rates from US$ 5958 per person sharing (Lusaka/Lusaka) in 2020. Single supplement US$ 1016.
Includes All safari costs.
Excludes Visas and items of a personal nature.
Valid 12 Jun 2020.
Note: The safari is based on minimum 4, maximum 6 guests.