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9 Day Discover Zambia’s Luangwa Safari

South Luangwa National Park, Luambe National Park
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Duration

9 Days

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Join us on a thrilling and exhilarating 9 days Zambian safari to see some of the best wildlife and breathtaking African scenery the Luangwa Valley has to offer. For a total of four nights, stay at Flatdogs Camp in South Luangwa National Park, followed by four nights at Luambe Camp in Luambe National Park.

You’ll spend three nights in this park, which covers 9,475 square kilometers (3,475 square miles) of untouched wilderness that you can explore with game drives and guided safari walks. The Luangwa Valley is home to a staggering diversity of life, with around 100 mammal species, 400 bird species, and over 2000 plant species.

You will spend four nights in Luambe National Park, which provides a Luangwa Valley experience that is reminiscent of the Valley’s early days – remote and wild!

Places Covered: South Luangwa National Park & Luambe National Park

Highlights

  • Diverse Terrain and Wildlife
  • Experience Luambe National park, a park on the project of being restored
  • Walking Safaris
  • South Luangwa National Park

Day 1: Meet & Greet/ Local Flight Lusaka to Mfuwe

You'll book an international flight to Zambia's Lusaka International Airport (LUN). Our representative will greet you upon arrival and assist you in checking your luggage on your local flight from Lusaka International Airport to Mfuwe Airport in South Luangwa National Park. A Flatdogs Camp guide will meet you at Mfuwe Airport and take you to Flatdogs Safari Camp in the South Luangwa National Park, one of the world's last great wildlife wonders. After a 45-minute drive to the camp, you will check in and relax before dinner is served later in the evening then bedtime at your chosen time.

Day 2 /3 /4: Exploring South Luangwa National Park

You'll have three full days to explore South Luangwa National Park, either on game drives or on foot as part of a walking safari. Your days will begin with a delicious breakfast, followed by a morning activity such as a game drive safari or a walking safari, followed by a return to the camp for lunch and free time to relax. Afternoon tea will be served before the afternoon/evening game drive, which will begin with afternoon game viewing and then transition into a night safari with the use of spotlights in search of nocturnal animals after dark. You will then return to the camp almost on time for dinner, and then to your preferred bedtime.

Day 5: Game Drive transfer from South Luangwa

Breakfast will be served before your Luambe Camp Guide/Drive meets you at Flatdogs to begin your journey to Luambe National Park. Enjoy a 4-hour road trip that will give you plenty of time to take in the new scenery, varied wildlife, and amazing birdlife you'll see along the way. After that, you'll check in, get lunch served, and then have time to relax and enjoy the closer-to-nature experience. Then there will be tea/coffee, followed by a late afternoon/early evening safari activity, before returning to the camp almost in time for dinner and a later bedtime.

Day 6 /7 /8: Explore Luambe National Park

This is your great opportunity to explore the amazing Luambe National Park during these days, and here is a list of things you can do during your stay: Morning (5:00 am – 9:30 am) - Wake up to various birdcalls and the grunting hippo as they welcome a new day in the beautiful Luangwa Valley while enjoying a quick coffee with biscuits. Then, the early mornings are a great time for a mammal monitoring drive with the Luambe guides or ZCP (when available). Other great morning activities include anti-poaching walks, coffee with the carmine bee-eaters, or walking the camera trap circuit to check on the night’s activity! Midday Siesta (11 am – 2 pm) - This is your time to relax! Have a rest in your tent, or grab your binoculars and spot the birdlife from under the shade of a tree. Alternatively, spend time in the main area with our team learning more about the history of the project, looking at what was caught on the camera traps, or updating the leopard family tree. A tasty lunch will be on offer at the camp before heading out for your late afternoon game drive. Late afternoon / early evening (3 pm – 8 pm) - The late afternoon is a great time to walk the Luangwa listening to the hippos before finishing with sundowners OR heading to Chitingulu village to learn about life for the communities you live next to National Parks. Your evening will be spent relaxing in camp, with a sundowner in hand, watching the pinky sunsets over the river while listening to the antics of the hippo followed by a delicious 3-course meal in the dining area. After dinner, it is a great opportunity to listen and record the bat activity in camp for those with an interest in the smaller, more unique creatures of Luambe!

Day 9: Transfer to Mfuwe Airport / Local Flight

Breakfast will be served first, then check out of the camp and you will be transferred to Mfuwe Airport and a local flight to Lusaka where you will connect with your outbound flight. On arrival at Lusaka International airport, you will be greeted by our representative who will then assist you in checking in for your outbound flight.

  • 8 Nights’ accommodation on a full board basis at Flatdogs Camp and Luambe Camp
  • Two (2) safari activities per day Flatdogs Camp and Luambe Camp
  • National Park Entry fees for both the South Luangwa and Luambe National Parks, all conservation and tourist levies
  • Two-way Internal flights (Lusaka – Mfuwe – Lusaka)
  • All airport and inter-camp transfers
  • Local drinks and house wine while at Luambe camp
  • Laundry services at Flatdogs Camp & Luambe Camp
  • Visa fees & Person Travel/ Medical Insurance
  • International /Regional flights
  • All Drinks while at Flatdogs Camp
  • Private Guide & Vehicle
  • Drinks of Premium Brands
  • Items of personal nature like gratuities, shop purchases, etc

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Tour's Location

South Luangwa National Park, Luambe National Park

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