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Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

  • You'll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1

Arrival in Mfuwe

Arrival in Mfuwe

After arrival at Mfuwe Airport, you will meet your guide and the other participants at the small airport in Mfuwe. Afterwards, transfer to our camp (Croc. Valley Camp or similar). Clients are requested to help set up camp that's next to the Luangwa River. Dinner is being served underneath the clear African sky.

Main Destination:
South Luangwa National Park
Best Time To Visit July to October (Animals are easy to find)
High Season July to October (Busy and high-season rates apply)
Best Weather April to August (Cooler and it hardly ever rains)

Wildlife in South Luangwa NP

ElephantAbundant
GiraffeCommon
LionCommon
LeopardCommon
BuffaloAbundant
HippoAbundant
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ZebraCommon
HyenaCommon
Wild DogOccasional
Accommodation:
Budget camping
  • Bordering South Luangwa NP without fences
Meals & Drinks:
  • Dinner (Breakfast & lunch not included)
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 2-3

South Luangwa National Park

South Luangwa National Park

These days we will spend game viewing inside the national park. We will explore the area with our game viewing vehicle. Game drives along the Luangwa River often produce spectacular sightings. Hippo families occur in high numbers in the river, unequalled in Africa.
During the dry season (July to October), many side channels of the river dry up, leaving the fish trapped. This attracts many different species of predators, such as the African fish eagle, jackal, and hyena, to mention but a few. The colourful carmine bee-eaters are often seen perching in front of their nests on the river banks. Participants are requested to help with setting up tents and loading the vehicle.

You'll be camping on the banks of the Luangwa River at Croc Valley Camp or similar (2 nights on full board basis).

Main Destination:
South Luangwa National Park
Accommodation:
Budget camping
  • Bordering South Luangwa NP without fences
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 4-5

South Luangwa National Park - Nsefu Sector

South Luangwa National Park - Nsefu Sector

Early in the morning, we'll pack up our camp and drive via traditional villages to the Nsefu Sector of the park. South Luangwa National Park is known for its abundance of African wildlife: Thorneycroft’s giraffe, Cookson’s gnu, Crawshay’s zebra and big herds of buffalo and elephant. In the mornings, we will do game walks along the Luangwa River. In the afternoon, you'll enjoy game drives with our 4x4 vehicles.

You'll be camping on the banks of the Luangwa River close to Chibembe Wildlife Reserve on the banks of the river (2 nights on a full board basis).

Main Destination:
South Luangwa National Park
Accommodation:
Budget camping
  • Bordering South Luangwa NP without fences
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 6-7

Through Luambe National Park to North Luangwa National Park

Through Luambe National Park to North Luangwa National Park

Packing up and drive via Luambe National Park to North Luangwa Park which is remote and wild. We will do a game walk along the Luangwa River with a scout. Big herds of hippos call this area their home; elephants, various species of antelopes as well as wild dogs and even lions can be seen from our camp.
Camping at the campsite of North Luangwa River Camp inside the National Park. (FB).

Main Destination:
North Luangwa National Park
Best Time To Visit July to October (Animals are easier to find)
High Season July to October (The park is little visited)
Best Weather April to August (Cooler and it hardly ever rains)

Wildlife in North Luangwa NP

ElephantCommon
BuffaloCommon
ZebraCommon
HippoCommon
HyenaCommon
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Black RhinoOccasional
LionOccasional
Wild DogOccasional
Accommodation:
Budget camping
  • Inside North Luangwa NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 8

North Luangwa National Park

North Luangwa National Park

Today’s stage takes us from the hot Luangwa Valley up the steep escarpment (altitude 1400m ). While we drive, the temperature gets cooler and the dry savannah gives way to the Miombo forest. In the northern area of the park, we'll set up our camp at an exclusive campsite near the Mano Gate. In the afternoon, we will take a walk along the river and it is possible to take a refreshing bath in the mountain stream. Participants are requested to help with setting up tents and loading the vehicle. You'll be camping at the Chikolongo Campsite at the park’s border (on full board basis).

Main Destination:
North Luangwa National Park
Accommodation:
Budget camping
  • Bordering North Luangwa NP without fences
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 9

Mutinondo Wilderness

Mutinondo Wilderness

Early in the morning, we'll drive to our next stop, Mutinondo Wilderness. Huge ‘whalebacks’ (granite boulders) scattered in between the Miombo forest create the unique landscape of Mutinondo. We will do a sunset walk to enjoy the special atmosphere at dusk. Participants are requested to help with setting up tents and loading the vehicle. You'll be camping at the campsite of Mutinondo Wilderness (full board basis).

Main Destination:
Mutinondo Wilderness
Accommodation:
Budget camping
  • Inside Mutinondo Wilderness
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 10-11

Bangweulu Swamps

Bangweulu Swamps

We'll move on foot or on water (depending on the water level) to find the water birds, the huge herds of Lechwe antelope and other animals like tsessebe (a species of antelope), zebra, buffalo and black-backed jackal.
The herds of thousands of Lechwe in this seemingly endless landscape is an unforgettable African experience! Participants are requested to help with setting up tents and loading the vehicle.
You'll be camping at Nsobe Campsite (2x VP).

Main Destination:
Bangweulu Wetlands
Best Time To Visit May to July (Shoebills and black lechwe)
High Season Never (The park is never busy)
Best Weather April to September (Cool and it hardly ever rains)

Wildlife in Bangweulu Wetlands

CheetahCommon
ZebraCommon
HippoCommon
HyenaCommon
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ElephantVery Rare
LionVery Rare
Accommodation:
Budget camping
  • Inside Bangweulu Wetlands
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 12-13

Kasanka National Park

Kasanka National Park

Early in the morning, we'll go further to Kasanka National Park. Towards the end of October and in November, millions of straw-coloured fruit bats arrive from the Congo. This is known as the world’s biggest migration of mammals—a sight not to be missed! With some luck, we will be able to observe the rare and shy sitatunga antelope (among other animals). The bird life is amazing as well at this time of the year. Participants are requested to help set up tents and load the vehicle. You'll be camping inside the national park (2 nights on full board basis).

Main Destination:
Kasanka National Park
Best Time To Visit October to December (Bat migration)
High Season October to December (The park gets busy)
Best Weather April to August (Cooler and it hardly ever rains)

Wildlife in Kasanka NP

HippoCommon
ElephantOccasional
BuffaloOccasional
LeopardVery Rare
ZebraRare
HyenaVery Rare
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LionNone
Accommodation:
Budget camping
  • Inside Kasanka NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 14

Kundalila Falls - Mkushi

Kundalila Falls - Mkushi

On the Great North Road, we'll head towards Lusaka. En route, we will make a detour to Kundalila Falls to do a short hike to the falls, where we can also take a refreshing swim. We'll spend the last evening at forest inn near Mkushi. Dinner is in a restaurant at your own expense. Breakfast and lunch are provided.

Main Destination:
Kundalila Falls (Highlight)
Accommodation:
Forest Inn
  • Mid-range lodge located near Kapiri Mposhi (Town)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 15

Departure

Departure

We'll transfer to Lusaka and depart in the afternoon. Breakfast is provided.

(Optional additional night in Lusaka and departure on day 16).

Main Destination:
Lusaka Airport (Lusaka)
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • You'll be dropped off at the airport.
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