Hippo safari - emerald season

Hippo safari - wet: In full

This classic Zambian safari gives you 7 nights in Zambia's South Luangwa National Park at Nkwali, the flagship camp of Robin Pope Safaris, from where you can explore the area in detail through 4WD game drives (day & night) and short walking safaris.

It's an ideal safari for those who have experienced Africa only when all is dry, but would not usually be our first choice for a 'first' safari – unless your budget is limited, and you're looking for a top-end safari camp at a particularly good-value cost.

Zambia's weather can be wet at this time of year; for the equivalent trip during the dry season (June to October), which would make a great first-time safari for people who like walking, see Hippo safari (dry).

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Days 1-7

7 nights at Nkwali (full board & activities) | South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

Nkwali Camp overlooks the Luangwa River across from South Luangwa National Park.Your safari starts in Lusaka where you take a flight to Mfuwe (about 60 minutes) which is beside South Luangwa National Park. You'll be met by a safari guide and driven about 30 minutes to Nkwali Camp, overlooking the Luangwa River. Arriving in time for an excellent lunch at Nkwali camp, and this will be your base for 7 nights of exploring on foot, by 4WD, and even by boat if water levels allow.

Day 8

Depending on your onward arrangements, either depart in the morning, or in the afternoon after an activity. You will be taken back to Mfuwe Airport for your flight back to Lusaka where your safari with us ends.

See Prices & details for the precise dates/prices for this trip - and all the fine print.