This classic and luxurious Zambian safari gives you 5 nights in Zambia's South Luangwa National Park, using two small, high-quality camps run by Robin Pope Safaris followed by a short light aircraft transfer down to Lower Zambezi National park to stay for a further 5 nights in two superb camps run by Chiawa. It's a memorable safari staying in first-class camps.
Starting in Lusaka, you'll board a flight to Mfuwe (about 60 minutes) beside South Luangwa National Park. You'll be met by a safari guide and open 4WD for the 30-minute drive to Nkwali Camp, beside the Luangwa River. Arriving in time for an excellent lunch at Nkwali Camp, and this will be your base for 3 nights of exploring the park by 4WD.
After a good brunch, you'll be driven a few hours north, to the romantic, tented camp of Tena Tena. This will be your base for a further 2 nights. As usual with all of Robin Pope's main camps, you'll have the choice of walking or driving – so it's up to you how to explore here.
As part of your morning activity, you'll be taken by road first through the park and then through the villages of Mfuwe to Luangwa Valley's airport. From there a light aircraft will transfer you directly down to Lower Zambezi, where you'll be met and taken through the park for 3 nights at Chiawa Camp. Situated on the banks of the Zambezi River, Chiawa offers 4WD safaris in open-topped game viewing vehicles, walks with a guide and an armed scout and river activities either in canoes or in their large aluminium-hulled boat.
After a morning game drive or walking safari you'll return for a delicious brunch at Chiawa, and then a transfer in an open-topped 4WD to their sister bush-camp, situated in the middle of the park in a grove of towering winterthorn trees. You'll stay here for 2 nights at Old Mondoro camp.
Rising early in the morning, you transfer by 4WD back to the Lower Zambezi airstrip for your quick light aircraft flight back to Lusaka Airport. There you connect straight onto your own onward arrangements.
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