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Boehm's Zebra Safari

This safari combines two high-quality owner-run camps in a very productive region of the South Luangwa. The guiding is excellent and with its hides this safari is perfect for serious photographers.

Boehm's Zebra Safari: Summary

Boehm's Zebra Safari in a nutshell

This safari focuses on two superb owner-run camps in the South Luangwa. You will spend four nights at Kaingo Camp followed by three nights at its sister camp, Mwamba. Both are located in prime game-viewing areas.

Both camps have an extremely strong guiding team who will lead you on both walking and vehicle safaris. For keen photographers especially these two camps are ideal. Perfectly located hides allow for staggeringly good photography opportunities, and the guides also have the skill to perfectly position the safari vehicles to allow for that perfect shot.

Kaingo is the more established camp and quite unusually for the South Luangwa is built from brick. It is perched on the edge of the Luangwa River and each room has uninterrupted river views.

Mwamba is a classic bushcamp built from reeds and grass – simple, but still very comfortable. When combining Kaingo with Mwamba guests will often take a guided safari walk between the two camps. A short walk from Mwamba camp is a permanent waterhole which is a magnate for wildlife, especially in the dry season.

At a glance

Starts: Lusaka International Airport
4 nights Kaingo Camp - South Luangwa National Park, Zambia Full Board & Activities
3 nights Mwamba Bushcamp - South Luangwa National Park, Zambia Full Board & Activities
Ends: Lusaka International Airport

Kaingo Camp

Days 1-5

The well-established Kaingo Camp overlooks the Luangwa River from beneath an old grove of ebony trees. Owned by Derek Shenton and his family, it's one of the few independent camps remaining in South Luangwa National Park. Derek, and his engaging wife Jules, live in Lusaka and are very involved in running the camp, visiting frequently and sometimes helping out with the guiding.

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Mwamba Bushcamp

Days 5-8

Small, intimate and very remote, Mwamba Bushcamp is set beneath the shade of magnificent ebony trees. It's a calm, comfortable camp, steeped in nature, and overlooking a waterhole in the usually dry bed of the seasonal Mwamba River.

Owned by Derek and Jules Shenton - a seasoned conservationist and a keen photographer respectively – Mwamba is Kaingo Camp's lovely satellite bushcamp. The Shenton's dedication to wildlife, wilderness, sustainability and Zambian tradition is evident throughout their camps.

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Kaingo Camp

Kaingo Camp

South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

Mwamba Bushcamp

Mwamba Bushcamp

South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

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Highlights

Our thoughts on five of the top experiences of this Boehm's Zebra Safari.

  • Encountering superb photography opportunities
  • Some of the best guiding in Africa
  • Seeing big game on foot on exciting walking safaris
  • Eye-level views of hippo & crocodile from a hide
  • Listening to the night sounds on a sleep-out

Activities

Some activities which can be included in the Boehm's Zebra Safari: talk to us about those which interest you.

  • 4WD Safari

  • Birdwatching

  • Cultural excursion

  • Fly-camping

  • Guided walking safari

  • Night drive

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Key species to see on the Boehm's Zebra Safari

Based on our travellers' observations, we’ve estimated the likelihood of seeing these species during the Boehm's Zebra Safari. Click on the animals and our wildlife surveys page for more info.


Lion

100% chance

Leopard

100% chance

Buffalo

100% chance

Elephant

100% chance

Giraffe

100% chance

Hippo

100% chance

Spotted Hyena

100% chance

Zebra

100% chance

Wildebeest

98% chance

Wild dog

74% chance

Eland

43% chance

Roan antelope

19% chance

Sable antelope

6% chance

Aardvark

0% chance

Pangolin

0% chance

Side-trips whilst on this safari

We may be able to build in some of these optional excursions from the Boehm's Zebra Safari. Talk to us: they’re usually best arranged when you book.


Tribal Textiles Tour

Tribal Textiles Tour

One - two hours

Visit the Tribal Textiles workshop, where hand-painted textiles are produced by more than a hundred local people. The workshop is close to Mfuwe Airport, so is ideally placed for a stop en route to/from the South Luangwa. With products ranging from cushion covers to bags and T-shirts, it's a great place for souvenir shopping while at the same time supporting the local community.

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Kawaza Village Visit

Kawaza Village Visit

Two to three hours

Just outside Zambia's South Luangwa National Park lies a normal, working rural African village which is open and welcoming to visitors to the Luangwa valley. There is nothing artificial or contrived about Kawaza Village, and it offers a rare opportunity to experience and appreciate Kunda culture, and meet local Zambians.

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