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Zambia Walking Safari

Duration
9 Days
Prices From:
US$ 5,292

Zambia is the real Africa with prolific game and unrivalled expertise of local guides. Sightings of leopard, elephant, hippo, lion, and wild dog are commonplace on an African safari in this exciting country.


Zambia is Africa’s dark horse, seeing fewer tourists than its neighbours, yet blessed with some of the continent’s richest natural habitats. See it before the tourists catch up! This unique 9 day safari through South Luangwa National Park allows you to get up close with Africa’s biggest stars, including elephants, buffalo, hippos and the Park’s famous Thornicroft’s Giraffes.

Early morning and late afternoon game drives let you see the animals at their most active. During the day, you may request a walking safari in the company of an experienced guide. Three permanent waterholes surround your first camp, Bilimungwe, so your viewing can continue from the comforts of home base. The next camp, Zungulila is perfectly located with breathtaking views of the Kapamba River, where natural springs attract many large herds. Guides here will lead you on foot to seek out buffalo and elephants. Game drives are also available.

Both camps blend seamlessly with their natural surroundings, while offering you hot running water and cosy furnishings to create the perfect balance between creatures and creature comforts.


 

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Duration
9 Days
Prices From:
US$ 5,292

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Day 1

Mfuwe Lodge

You will be met at Lusuka airport 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.

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Mfuwe Lodge

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    Mfuwe Lodge


    Ease yourself into Luangwa life with a stay at the award winning Mfuwe Lodge. Set inside the park, just five minutes' drive from the main gate, the lodge's allure is instantly obvious. Beneath a canopy of ebony and mahogany, its thatched buildings are arranged around ...

    Ease yourself into Luangwa life with a stay at the award winning Mfuwe Lodge. Set inside the park, just five minutes' drive from the main gate, the lodge's allure is instantly obvious. Beneath a canopy of ebony and mahogany, its thatched buildings are arranged around the banks of two lagoons where an endless stream of wildlife will keep you enthralled as you lounge on the open deck or take a dip in the swimming pool. The airy interior of the lodge is an exquisite complement to its natural surroundings. This region of the park is renowned for its prolific game - giraffe, buffalo, antelope, crocodile are constant visitors to Mfuwe Lodge's lagoon, whilst in November the local elephants regularly wander right through the lobby, lured by a nearby wild mango tree.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Library
    • Lounge(s)
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)

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Day 2

Bilimungwe Bushcamp

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.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Bilimungwe Bushcamp

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  • Bilimungwe Bushcamp


    It's hard not to be seduced by the charm of Bilimungwe. Here, the traditions of the African bushcamp meet elegance and style to create a stunning camp that feels like it has grown organically out of the surrounding landscape. Set beneath a huge mahogany tree, ...

    It's hard not to be seduced by the charm of Bilimungwe. Here, the traditions of the African bushcamp meet elegance and style to create a stunning camp that feels like it has grown organically out of the surrounding landscape. 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. 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.

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    • Bar(s)
    • Restaurant(s)

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Day 3

Bilmungwe Bushcamp

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.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Bilmungwe Bushcamp

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.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5

Zungulila Bushcamp

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 elephants at the springs and flocks of birds on the river, to prowling lions 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.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Zungulila Bushcamp

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  • Zungulila Bushcamp


    Zungulila is a charming camp that embodies the essence of old Africa and a bygone era. This simple and quiet bush camp is situated in an untouched section of the South Luangwa National Park and affords guests the rare opportunity to explore Africa as it ...

    Zungulila is a charming camp that embodies the essence of old Africa and a bygone era. This simple and quiet bush camp is situated in an untouched section of the South Luangwa National Park and affords guests the rare opportunity to explore Africa as it used to be; on foot. Breathtaking views of the Kapamba River and natural springs that attract huge herds of game are only some of the beautiful, unique features of this Zambia safari vacation camp. Four spacious tents each have private bamboo verandahs and an outdoor plunge bath. Guides will lead you through the untouched wilderness on foot to discover parts of Zambia that are visited by only a lucky few. This diverse landscape, with grassy plains and clear rivers, attracts elephants, lions, buffalo and flocks of birds. Recount your day's adventures around a camp fire with a refreshing drink.

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Day 6

Zungulila Bushcamp

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.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 7

Zungulila Bushcamp

Enjoy the second day of game-viewing activities at Zungulila.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 8

Mfuwe Lodge

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.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Mfuwe Lodge

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    Mfuwe Lodge


    Ease yourself into Luangwa life with a stay at the award winning Mfuwe Lodge. Set inside the park, just five minutes' drive from the main gate, the lodge's allure is instantly obvious. Beneath a canopy of ebony and mahogany, its thatched buildings are arranged around ...

    Ease yourself into Luangwa life with a stay at the award winning Mfuwe Lodge. Set inside the park, just five minutes' drive from the main gate, the lodge's allure is instantly obvious. Beneath a canopy of ebony and mahogany, its thatched buildings are arranged around the banks of two lagoons where an endless stream of wildlife will keep you enthralled as you lounge on the open deck or take a dip in the swimming pool. The airy interior of the lodge is an exquisite complement to its natural surroundings. This region of the park is renowned for its prolific game - giraffe, buffalo, antelope, crocodile are constant visitors to Mfuwe Lodge's lagoon, whilst in November the local elephants regularly wander right through the lobby, lured by a nearby wild mango tree.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Library
    • Lounge(s)
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)

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Day 9

Mfuwe to Lusaka

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 Tours Africa, our Meet & Greet representatives who will assist you through check-in for your international departure flight.

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DEPARTURES:

Daily.

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Meet and greet at Lusaka airport
  • Roundtrip airfare from Lusaka airport to airstrip
  • Domestic departure tax
  • Roundtrip transfers from airstrip to first lodge and intercamp transfers
  • 8 nights accommodation
  • All meals and beverages at Bushcamps
  • Game activities, 
  • South Luangwa National Park entry fees & Luangwa Conservation & Community Fund
  • Local government tax.

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel Insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes unless specifically indicated
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not specifically indicated
  • Beverages at Mfuwe Lodge
  • Bottled wines at all lodges
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please enquire.

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