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South Luangwa Encounter - Walking Safari
Day 1. Arrive Lusaka.
On arrival you will be met and a charter airline representative will assist you in connecting to your flight to Mfuwe. On arrival at Mfuwe Airport, you will be met by your lodge representative for your transfer to the Mfuwe Game Lodge, travelling through the scenic rural landscape. On arrival enjoy a welcome drink before checking in to your luxury thatched chalet, set beneath a canopy of ebony and mahogany. Secluded covered verandas look out over wallowing hippo and thirsty game in the lagoons, while the newly refurbished African interiors are the perfect place to wind down with their comfortable sitting rooms and en-suite bathrooms with panoramic walk-in showers.
This afternoon set out on your first game drive into the South Luangwa. This region of the park is renowned for its prolific game – giraffe, buffalo, antelope and crocodile are constant visitors to Mfuwe Lodge’s lagoon. Drives are led by our experienced team of guides, and the late afternoon is when the wildlife is at its most active. After sundowners, spotlights are used to pick out a new cast of nocturnal creatures. (D)
Day 2. Bilimungwe.
Early morning game drive with your professional guide, experiencing the early morning light as the game emerges from their night spent in the safety of the deeper bush. The game-viewing potential at Mfuwe Lodge and the surrounding area is second-to-none. Walking safaris can be arranged on request, but the majority of outings are game drives, allowing guests to explore as much of this prolific region of the Luangwa Valley as possible.
Return to your lodge in the mid-morning with time to freshen up and enjoy an al fresco lunch on the deck, before boarding your open land rover for the start of your Bushcamps safari, game viewing en route to your first overnight camp. Heading south and skirting the Luangwa River, arrive at your first bushcamp in the early afternoon, Bilimungwe. Warm and welcoming, this beautiful camp blends seamlessly with its surroundings and offers unrivalled wildlife viewings.
Bilimungwe’s four raised thatched rooms have been carefully designed to ensure the height of comfort whilst still retaining that authentic bushcamp feel. The tangle of mature mahogany trees that surround camp are echoed in the rich, wood interiors and the beautiful wooden furniture, handmade by local artisans. Bright African textiles bring a splash of colour to the elegant rooms. Set beneath a huge mahogany tree, the heart of Bilimungwe is the cool, shady lounge area that looks out over one of the camp’s three waterholes. Settle down in a cosy armchair with a sundowner and relax as you watch an enviable display of spectacular birds and animals that clearly feel as comfortable here as you do.
Day 3 & 4. South Luangwa Valley.
With the open waters of the Luangwa River on your doorstep and a nearby plain where leopard prowl, this is a nature-lover’s paradise. Game viewing is a combination of walking safaris, day and night game drives, and sundowners on the river’s edge.
Back in camp, head back to your room for a refreshing, open-air waterfall shower, or continue the wildlife spectacle from your private deck – enjoying the wildlife drawn to the three permanent waterholes surrounding your camp. (BLD)
Day 5. Zungulila.
Enjoy an early morning game-drive or walk, returning to camp for brunch on the open deck. There is time after brunch to freshen up before boarding your game viewing vehicle for the short transfer to your next bushcamp. The newest camp in our collection, Zungulila is a charming camp that embodies the essence of old Africa and a bygone era, with breathtaking views onto the Kapamba River and an expansive plain where natural springs attract large herds of game.
Built under thatch roofs, each shaded tent has its own private bamboo veranda with immense views of the river and its impressive variety of wildlife – from thirsty elephant at the springs and flocks of birds on the river, to prowling lion and large herds of buffalo on the grassy plains. With stylish interiors, en-suite bathrooms, hot-and-cold running water, outdoor showers and a sunken plunge-pool, you can enjoy your creatures and your creature comforts in this classic tented bushcamp.
If you long to explore Africa as it used to be, then welcome to Zungulila. Our expert guides will lead you on foot through the park’s untouched wilderness, where herds of buffalo and thirsty elephants come to drink at the springs and along the river. With limited roads in the area, activities are focused around walking, but to get even further afield, day and night game drives are also on offer. In the evening, after wading through the river, we invite you to join your hosts for sundowners, or sit around the campfire for a drink, before recounting the day’s adventures over a starlit supper overlooking the river.
Day 6 & 7. Kapamba River.
Two full days of game-viewing activities at Zungulila. Morning and afternoon game drives or walks with your professional guide and bush scout take in both the big game and the smaller flora and fauna of this remarkably rich ecosystem. The heat of the day is spent in camp, relaxing on your veranda or the large wooden deck overlooking the river. (BLD)
Day 8. Back to Mfuwe.
Enjoy your last early morning game drive in this pristine wilderness, before heading back to Mfuwe Lodge, game viewing en route.
This afternoon, enjoy a relaxing treatment in our bush spa overlooking the dozing hippos, or visit our curio shop for some last minute momentos of your bushcamp safari before your late afternoon gamedrive, returning after dark for your final dinner under the African stars.
Mfuwe Lodge (BLD)
Day 9. Depart.
A dawn departure for your last game drive; you will return to camp in time for refreshments while checkout formalities are completed. Depart Mfuwe Lodge and transfer to Mfuwe Airport for your scheduled flight to Lusaka Airport where you will be met by a Goway Representative who will assist you through check-in for your international departure flight. (B)
Note: Green Season (low season) is for travel, November and May. Camps are closed December to March.
Meet & Greet at Lusaka Airport; charter flight Lusaka/Mfuwe/Lusaka & fuel surcharge levy; accommodation; all meals; bar at The Bushcamps; all game activities; South Luangwa National Park entry fees & Luangwa Conservation & Community Fund; Mfuwe Airport road transfers; inter-camp transfers; laundry (this is quite limited in the Bushcamps) & Govt. tax
Bar/drinks at Mfuwe Lodge; bottled wines; visa fees where applicable; domestic airport departure taxes (currently US$8.00 per person per sector); Security tax of US$3.00 per person per sector (payable at check-in for all flights) & levies and items of a personal nature
Maximum baggage 12kg (soft bag only) including hand luggage and photographic equipment.