This great-value safari spends six nights focussing on wildlife activities whilst staying at a three economically priced and very good camps in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park; start your safari in a fantastic area for wildlife where you may want to focus on 4WD safaris, before moving on to two walking only camps that really take you out into the wilds; your final night is spent in a small, comfortable lodge on the outskirts of Lusaka.
Starting from London Heathrow, your scheduled British Airways
overnight flight will take you directly to Lusaka
, the capital of Zambia.
3 nights at Flatdogs Camp (full board & activities) | South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
Arriving in Lusaka in the morning, you connect with a 60-minute flight to Mfuwe Airport, on the outskirts of South Luangwa National Park
. There you meet your safari guide who will transfer you the small settlement around Mfuwe to your safari camp beside the Luangwa River. Although you’ll stay just outside the national park, there are no fences and wildlife, such as elephants, often wander through the camp. You’ll enjoy morning and afternoon/night drives as well as guided walking safaris during your 3 night
stay at Flatdogs Camp.
1 night at Chikoko Tree Camp (full board & activities) | South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
After breakfast, Flatdogs will transfer you to the remote north of South Luangwa National Park, to a camp called Tafika – sister camp to your final destination. Here you will stop for brunch and a short time to relax, before leaving the vehicle behind and walking out into the heart of the bush
where there are no roads. You will walk with an armed scout, guide and tea-bearer for up to four hours, depending on what you see. Though don’t worry, this is a slow meandering bush-walk set at a pace designed to take in the sights and sounds, rather than cover huge amounts of ground. Just before dusk you will walk into camp, with your luggage already waiting for you in your simple but comfortable thatch chalets. Settle around the camp fire for a well deserved sundowner at…..
2 nights at Crocodile Bushcamp (full board & activities) | South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
Gather around the campfire in the cool early morning air, where a bowl of hot porridge and toast cooked over the fire is waiting for you. When you are ready walk out into the bush and witness the animals and birds wake up around you. In the mid-morning stop for a tea break, before walking on to your next camp, Crocodile Camp, for a hearty brunch. In the afternoon and on the following day this will be your base for exploring the area on foot – tracking animals, and learning as much as you can about the environments. Your guide has a fantastic wealth of knowledge and so ask as many questions as you can!
1 night at Pioneer Camp (half board) | Lusaka area, Zambia
In the morning you will walk back to Tafika for brunch, before being driven by your guide to Mfuwe Airport for a flight (typically 60 minutes) to Lusaka. There you'll be met and driven to Pioneer Camp, a rustic little camp on the fringes of Lusaka. This is a simple but good place for an overnight stop, within easy reach of to Lusaka Airport. It stands amongst miombo woodlands – so you’ll spend your last night in Zambia in a ‘bush’ location.
Getting up very early in the morning, you will be driven to Lusaka Airport in time to connect with your direct morning flight with British Airways
back to London's Heathrow. The flight arrives in London in the late afternoon, and you'll look back on a memorable safari to Zambia.