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Civet Safari

Combining 3 intimate bush camps in the quieter south of the South Luangwa this safari will appeal to those looking for a nice mix of walking and vehicle safari.

Civet Safari: Day-by-day

More detailed information of what each day entails, and the various places you’ll stay on the Civet Safari. Everything we do is completely tailor-made so while this is an idea which works well, we’ll always design an itinerary just for you.


Day 1

Starts: Lusaka International Airport

Mfuwe Lodge
Day 1

Mfuwe Lodge

1 night
Full Board & ActivitiesSouth Luangwa National Park, Zambia

Occupying a lovely spot overlooking Mfuwe Lagoon – a huge oxbow lake – Mfuwe Lodge is the flagship safari property of the Bushcamp Company. It is one of the larger properties in the South Luangwa National Park, and after extensive refurbishment in 2010 is now one of the smartest and most modern. It lies quite close to the park’s main gate in an area that is rich in wildlife.

Mfuwe Lodge

Occupying a lovely spot overlooking Mfuwe Lagoon – a huge oxbow lake – Mfuwe Lodge is the flagship safari property of the Bushcamp Company. It is one of the larger properties in the South Luangwa National Park, and after extensive refurbishment in 2010 is now one of the smartest and most modern. It lies quite close to the park’s main gate in an area that is rich in wildlife.

"Excellent facilities. I was endlessly entertained by the baboons on the deck."

Miss AfromHaywards Heath

Arrived 30 May 2019, 1 night

Mfuwe Lodge is quite grand and impressive, an attractive place to relax with good facilities. The game viewing in the Mfuwe area is impressive, and it’s a great place to first see some of Africa’s most iconic species, but being so close to the main gate also means it can be a bit crowded. Mfuwe Lodge is a good place to spend one or two nights at the start of your safari, using it as a springboard for accessing the more remote and rustic bushcamps. Alternatively, you could spend a night here at the end of your trip, taking advantage of the spa after a long safari. See our full report on Mfuwe Lodge

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10 reviews of Mfuwe Lodge by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Cultural excursion

Guided walking safari

Night drive

Chamilandu Bushcamp
Days 2-4

Chamilandu Bushcamp

2 nights
Full Board & ActivitiesSouth Luangwa National Park, Zambia

Chamilandu Bushcamp is a small camp set in the shade of some tall African ebony trees, perched on the bank of a winding section of the Luangwa River. The owners of the camp, Bushcamp Company, have invested in making it stylish and comfortable, whilst working hard to retain a traditional bushcamp feeling, with the reed and thatch chalets completely open to the outside.

Chamilandu Bushcamp

Chamilandu Bushcamp is a small camp set in the shade of some tall African ebony trees, perched on the bank of a winding section of the Luangwa River. The owners of the camp, Bushcamp Company, have invested in making it stylish and comfortable, whilst working hard to retain a traditional bushcamp feeling, with the reed and thatch chalets completely open to the outside.

"Area very different to the north. Felt quite remote. Good game."

Mrs GfromHerts

Arrived 12 Sep 2018, 3 nights

With just three large chalets and a remote location, Chamilandu is a lovely, intimate bushcamp where you don’t need to compromise on luxury. The camp has cleverly managed to keep a classic bushcamp feeling without sacrificing modern comforts such as hot showers, good food and comfortable furniture. If you are looking for a rustic but comfortable camp in a wilderness area then Chamilandu would be a very good choice. See our full report on Chamilandu Bushcamp

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5 reviews of Chamilandu Bushcamp by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Cultural excursion

Guided walking safari

Night drive

Kapamba Bushcamp
Days 4-7

Kapamba Bushcamp

3 nights
Full Board & ActivitiesSouth Luangwa National Park, Zambia

In the remote southern end of the South Luangwa National Park Kapamba Bushcamp is located on the banks of the seasonal Kapamba River. Owned by the Bushcamp Company, the camp is small and stylish, with bright colours and some contemporary furniture, and a clear North African influence in its design.

Kapamba Bushcamp

In the remote southern end of the South Luangwa National Park Kapamba Bushcamp is located on the banks of the seasonal Kapamba River. Owned by the Bushcamp Company, the camp is small and stylish, with bright colours and some contemporary furniture, and a clear North African influence in its design.

"..we had a sighting of 17 hyenas on a morning walk about 5 minutes from camp."

The C FamilyfromIreland

Arrived 29 Oct 2019, 3 nights

Kapamba Bushcamp is beautifully furnished, the staff attentive, meals good and guiding excellent. The design of the rooms is a bit more stylish and modern than a more traditional bushcamp, but it has been implemented well and still fits in well with the surrounding area. If you are looking for a really stylish bushcamp in a remote location than Kapamba would be a great choice, particularly if you combined it with one of its more rustic sister camps. See our full report on Kapamba Bushcamp

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17 reviews of Kapamba Bushcamp by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Cultural excursion

Guided walking safari

Night drive

Bilimungwe Bushcamp
Days 7-10

Bilimungwe Bushcamp

3 nights
Full Board & ActivitiesSouth Luangwa National Park, Zambia

Bilimungwe Bushcamp is a small, stylish camp run by The Bushcamp Company in the remote southern section of the South Luangwa National Park. Set on a low rise surrounded by wildlife, it was completely rebuilt in 2011, with each chalet overlooking a group of shady waterholes where impala, puku, warthog, elephant and baboons are often seen coming to drink.

Bilimungwe Bushcamp

Bilimungwe Bushcamp is a small, stylish camp run by The Bushcamp Company in the remote southern section of the South Luangwa National Park. Set on a low rise surrounded by wildlife, it was completely rebuilt in 2011, with each chalet overlooking a group of shady waterholes where impala, puku, warthog, elephant and baboons are often seen coming to drink.

"the setting on the lagoon was wonderful, with lots of animals coming to drink"

Mr & Ms ESfromHornsea

Arrived 19 Jun 2018, 3 nights

Bilimungwe is an excellent bushcamp that manages to be stylish and comfortable, while keeping enough rustic design choices to fit in well with the environment and maintain a bushcamp feeling. For those looking for a high quality, comfortable, wilderness camp, with great game viewing from the camp itself, then Bilimungwe would be a very good choice. See our full report on Bilimungwe Bushcamp

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12 reviews of Bilimungwe Bushcamp by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Cultural excursion

Guided walking safari

Night drive

Day 10

Ends: Lusaka International Airport

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Optional extra day-trips and excursions possible whilst staying at lodges on this trip. These are usually best arranged in advance so talk to us.


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.

More about Kawaza Village Visit
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