This trip to Zambia concentrates on the South Luangwa in the dry season, staying for 10 nights in camps run by The Bushcamp Company - focusing on the walking safaris in a superb walking area to the south of the park. Your route starts in the centre of the park and meanders slowly southwards from dense bush to open grassland near the Luangwa River.
Zambia’s weather is generally fine and dry from June to October).
Starting from London Heathrow, your scheduled British Airways
overnight flight takes you directly to Lusaka.
1 night at Mfuwe Lodge (full board & activities) | South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
Landing early in the morning in Lusaka, you connect to a light aircraft for a flight (about 60 minutes) to Mfuwe Airport, beside South Luangwa National Park. Here you meet a safari guide who drives you for your first night to a luxurious lodge in the heart of the Luangwa Valley - Mfuwe Lodge. You usually arrive in time for lunch, and after a siesta, your first 4WD game drive. (All game drives in the Luangwa Valley are in open 4WD vehicles.)
2 nights at Chamilandu Bushcamp (full board & activities) | South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
After your morning game drive, and a substantial brunch, you are driven for a few hours through the park to the start of the walking trail. Activities for the rest of this trip will be divided between walking safaris in small groups with an armed guide, and game drives. You begin by staying for 2 nights at Chindeni or Chamilandu.
3 nights at Kapamba Bushcamp (full board & activities) | South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
After a morning’s walk exploring the area, you will return to camp for a delicious brunch. You will then be transferred through thick riverine forest to your next camp. Afternoon tea is followed by an walk and night drive. Spend 3 nights at Zungulila or Kapamba Bushcamp.
3 nights at Bilimungwe Bushcamp (full board & activities) | South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
Having spent a few days walking or driving in the areas of the camp, you will enjoy one final walk in this pristine area before a final brunch at camp. After brunch you will continue your journey now heading to a superb little camp overlooking a waterhole. Here you will stay for 3 nights at Kuyenda or Bilimungwe Bushcamp.
1 night at Pioneer Camp (full board & activities) | Lusaka area, Zambia
Spend the last morning on safari exploring the area around the camp. After a delicious and hearty brunch, drive northeast through the national park, across the Luangwa River to Mfuwe Airport, for your 60-minute flight back to Lusaka. There you'll be met by a representative of Pioneer Camp, who will transfer you to the camp.
After a very early breakfast, you will be driven to Lusaka Airport as the city wakes up, for your direct flight back to London Heathrow with British Airways
. You arrive back into Heathrow in the late afternoon – refreshed after an exciting trip to Zambia.