South Luangwa – Zambia – 7 nights

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  • South Luangwa – Zambia – 7 nights
  • South Luangwa – Zambia – 7 nights
  • South Luangwa – Zambia – 7 nights
  • South Luangwa – Zambia – 7 nights
  • South Luangwa – Zambia – 7 nights
  • South Luangwa – Zambia – 7 nights

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Green: USD4223
Shoulder: USD4429
Peak: USD5231

Validity:

Green: 01 Nov 18 – 31 May 19
Shoulder: 01 Jun 19 – 30 Jun 19 / 01 Oct 19 – 31 Oct 19
Peak: 01 Jul 19 – 30 Sep 19

 

Bushcamps Company – South Luangwa

Not until you’ve followed in the footsteps of the great explorers can you really understand the true nature of the African wilderness. The South Luangwa is the home of the walking safari – this is where it was first pioneered by Norman Carr back in the 1960s. To stride out on your own two feet is the only way to understand the bush, and it’s the best zoology lesson you’ll ever have. Our guides will let you in on the secrets of the bush: with every step there is something new to learn, a new bird or animal to spot, and a new unforgettable experience. With the continent’s finest local guides to lead you, we’re proud to say that nobody does it better!

From a vehicle you see Africa. On foot you feel, hear and smell Africa

Itinerary

Day 1 & 2: Arrive Lusaka – Mfuwe

Check-in at Lusaka airport, Proflight counter for your onward flight to Mfuwe, South Luangwa
A guide welcomes you warmly at Mfuwe Airport. After a beautifuly scenic 45min drive your guide will assist with check-in at your lodge.
Relax at Mfuwe Lodge before venturing deep into the bush and exploring on foot from three of their remote and intimate bushcamps. You will be guaranteed an unrivalled wildlife experience in one of the last unspoilt wilderness regions of Africa – the very place where the African walking safari was pioneered.

Ease yourself into Luangwa life with two nights at the award-winning Mfuwe Lodge. Set 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. From one of its 18 thatched chalets & suites you can enjoy your own private piece of Africa. 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 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, setting out at first light, and then again in the late afternoon when the wildlife is at its most active. After sundowners, spotlights are used to pick out a new cast of nocturnal creatures. Voted Best Lodge in Zambia, Mfuwe Lodge also offers you the chance to relax at its Bush-Spa or buy a few mementos of your time in Zambia at our curio shop.

During your stay with us, you’ll have an opportunity to visit our conservation and community projects, as well as a chance to visit Tribal Textiles, a local textile production and retail center.

Guests can visit one of local schools that we support. With guest and donor support, we have built classroom blocks, dormitories, ablution blocks, and social areas. We also provide one meal a day to 1800 children at two schools.
We are also concentrating on providing access to clean water, and we have raised money to drill boreholes in surrounding communities. Guests are welcome to visit boreholes and see the way they are changing lives.

Depending on scheduling, you’ll have an opportunity to visit South Luangwa Conservation Society to learn about their anti-snaring/anti-poaching work in South Luangwa National Park.
Your exact itinerary will depend on your interests and on school term calendars, etc

Day 3 & 4: South Luangwa

Head off from Mfuwe Lodge on a three- to four-hour game drive down to Bilimungwe Bushcamp – home for the next 2 nights.

There’s always a warm welcome at Bilimungwe. The heart of camp is the lounge, built around a termite mound and set beneath a huge winterthorn tree it looks out over a shady waterhole – an establishment favoured by local warthogs, elephant, and other thirsty game throughout the day.

Each of Bilimungwe’s four raised thatched chalets offer spacious accommodation with en-suite bathroom, indoor and outdoor shower and a private porch that looks out onto one of three waterholes. Both walking safaris and game drives around Bilimungwe explore the impressive range of habitats in the area and when it comes to wildlife-watching from Bilimungwe, it’s hard to know where to look first – put simply, this is a nature-lover’s paradise

Day 5 & 6: South Luangwa

Set off after breakfast on foot from Bilimungwe on a three- to four-hour journey through the bush to Kapamba Bushcamp, where you will spend the next 2 nights.

Kapamba combines the isolation and superb game-viewing opportunities of a true bushcamp with a touch of… dare we say it… luxury. Set on the banks of the shallow, spring-fed eponymous river, Kapamba is surrounded by some of the park’s most diverse wildlife.

The central bar and dining room is positioned under a huddle of matumi and sausage trees, with a wide deck that stretches out with views of the Kapamba River. The charm of Kapamba is most obvious in its four spacious en-suite chalets; cool, simple and utterly original, these entirely open-fronted rooms boast wide verandas with river views, twin showers, and sunken stone plunge pools – watching an elephant take a dip in the river can be quite an experience when you’re lounging in your own private bath!

Clever wrought-iron shutters are drawn each evening so that you can enjoy the sights and sounds of the African night without worrying about unwanted visitors wandering into your room whilst you sleep. And if that’s still not close enough for you, why not enjoy your G&T from the middle of the river itself, your feet dipped in the cool, crystal shallows. Get out into the bush and explore the rich diversity of the surrounding area on morning and afternoon walks, or jump into a Land Rover for a day and night game drives.

Day 7: South Luangwa

Today you leave Kapamba, on a three- to four-hour game drive to return to Mfuwe Lodge for your final night in the Luangwa. Enjoy a final afternoon drive at the Lodge or unwind at its Bush-Spa and treat yourself to a well- deserved massage after a week’s walking through the African bush.

Day 8: Depart Mfuwe

Say your final good-bye’s to this pristine wilderness before making your way back to Mfuwe airport for your return flight to Lusaka

Optional Experiences

Why not stay for an extra night? A chance to experience the ‘other side’ of the Victoria Falls. Perhaps ‘Walk with Lions’, ride an elephant, enjoy a game drive or bungee jump? Canoe along the Zambezi or photograph the Falls from a helicopter? Ask about a range of options.

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Hotels

In a remote corner of the South Luangwa National Park lies Kapamba, a camp that combines the isolation and superb game-viewing opportunities of a true bushcamp with a touch of… dare we say it… luxury. Set on the banks of the shallow, spring-fed eponymous river, Kapamba is surrounded by some of t …


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, sha …


Mchenja, meaning “ebony”, occupies a stunning setting beneath a magnificent grove of ebony trees on the banks of the Luangwa River. Mchenja is a luxurious, elegant and stylish tented camp overlooking a huge sweeping bend in the Luangwa River. Each of the five specially designed octagonal tents has t …


Includes

  • Charter Flights and transfers to suit itinerary
  • Mfuwe Lodge – meals, game activities, laundry, tea/coffee
  • Bushcamps – meals, bar, game activities, laundry

Excludes

  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned
  • National park and river usage fees not mentioned
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