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Duiker Safari

Three luxurious bushcamps in stunning riverside locations, split between the South Luangwa and Lower Zambezi national parks, offer a wide variety of expert-guided safari activities in stunning game-rich environments.

Duiker Safari: Day-by-day

More detailed information of what each day entails, and the various places you’ll stay on the Duiker 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

Day 1

Lusaka to South Luangwa by flight & 4WD

From Lusaka Airport, it’s a 70-minute flight to Mfuwe in the Luangwa Valley, where you’ll meet your guide for the 4WD journey to Kakuli. Having passed small farms and shops, you'll cross the river into the national park then game drive to the small camp, arriving after about two hours.

Kakuli Bushcamp
Days 1-4

Kakuli Bushcamp

3 nights
Full Board & ActivitiesSouth Luangwa National Park, Zambia

Kakuli Bush Camp is a small, intimate camp situated in an area of South Luangwa National Park known for its high density of wildlife. One of Norman Carr Safaris’ seasonal camps, it overlooks a floodplain from an elevated bank of the Luangwa River, not far from its confluence with the Lubi (pronounced Luwi) River.

Kakuli Bushcamp

Kakuli Bush Camp is a small, intimate camp situated in an area of South Luangwa National Park known for its high density of wildlife. One of Norman Carr Safaris’ seasonal camps, it overlooks a floodplain from an elevated bank of the Luangwa River, not far from its confluence with the Lubi (pronounced Luwi) River.

"The highest points of our stay"

Mr RVMfromSintra

Arrived 11 Sep 2019, 3 nights

Kakuli Bush Camp is a comfortable, ‘no frills’ bushcamp in a game-rich part of the South Luangwa National Park. It’s probably best visited towards the end of a camp-to-camp walking safari, or perhaps for its walking and river trips between January to March, when very few other real bushcamps are open in the Luangwa. Note that during the hotter times of the year its open aspect and air-cooled tents provide few escapes from the heat. See our full report on Kakuli Bushcamp

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61 reviews of Kakuli Bushcamp by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Boat trip

Cultural excursion

Guided walking safari

Night drive

Day 4

4WD or walk from Kakuli to Mchenja

It's only about 7km, as the fish eagle flies, between Kakuli and Mchenja. While you can easily be driven this short distance, we'd recommend that you cover it as part of a walking safari. If you like, the route can shadow the river, which makes for a very scenic journey.

Mchenja Bushcamp
Days 4-7

Mchenja Bushcamp

3 nights
Full Board & ActivitiesSouth Luangwa National Park, Zambia

Mchenja Bushcamp is Norman Carr Safaris' most luxurious bushcamp. It's a beautiful camp in a lovely setting within an ebony grove, beside a bend of Zambia’s Luangwa River. The whole camp has lovely wide views of the river, and is cool and shaded under the grove of tall ebony and sausage trees around it.

Mchenja Bushcamp

Mchenja Bushcamp is Norman Carr Safaris' most luxurious bushcamp. It's a beautiful camp in a lovely setting within an ebony grove, beside a bend of Zambia’s Luangwa River. The whole camp has lovely wide views of the river, and is cool and shaded under the grove of tall ebony and sausage trees around it.

"The food - always delicious!"

Mr RVMfromSintra

Arrived 14 Sep 2019, 3 nights

Mchenja Bushcamp is small, and rather more luxurious than most of the Luangwa's other bushcamps, so makes a fantastic and relaxing end-point for a safari in South Luangwa. We really liked the atmosphere here – it is smart but relaxed and unpretentious, which is a difficult balance to get right. See our full report on Mchenja Bushcamp

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63 reviews of Mchenja Bushcamp by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Boat trip

Cultural excursion

Fly-camping

Guided walking safari

Night drive

Day 7

Luangwa to Lower Zambezi by air & 4WD

After driving from Mchenja to Mfuwe Airport, you’ll pick up a light aircraft for Royal Airstrip, flying over the Luangwa and Zambezi escarpments. A guide from Chongwe will meet you for the game drive to camp, though you may complete the 3–4 hour journey by boat along the Zambezi.

Chongwe River Camp
Days 7-11

Chongwe River Camp

4 nights
Full Board & ActivitiesLower Zambezi National Park, Zambia

Chongwe River Camp is located at the confluence of the Zambezi River and its tributary, the Chongwe River, which forms the western boundary of the Lower Zambezi National Park. It lies in a game management area (GMA) that reaches a further 80km west along the Zambezi – so while it is outside the (unfenced) park boundary, it is still in a very productive wildlife area, with elephants regularly seen in camp.

Chongwe River Camp

Chongwe River Camp is located at the confluence of the Zambezi River and its tributary, the Chongwe River, which forms the western boundary of the Lower Zambezi National Park. It lies in a game management area (GMA) that reaches a further 80km west along the Zambezi – so while it is outside the (unfenced) park boundary, it is still in a very productive wildlife area, with elephants regularly seen in camp.

"Sunrise at Cassia suite is spectacular and magical! "

Ms DfromIreland

Arrived 4 Sep 2019, 3 nights

Chongwe is a great camp with a stunning location and it is very good value – especially when compared with camps within the Lower Zambezi National Park itself. Due to its location it can take a bit longer to get to the best wildlife areas in the park, but this doesn’t detract greatly from your game viewing experience, partly due to the excellent guiding you’ll find here, but also due to the plentiful wildlife around the camp itself. See our full report on Chongwe River Camp

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113 reviews of Chongwe River Camp by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Boat trip

Canoeing

Fishing

Night drive

Day 11

Lower Zambezi to Lusaka by 4WD & light aircraft

Flight times depending, you'll usually have time for a game activity and a quick brunch at Chongwe before heading on a last hour's game drive to Royal Airstrip. From there you'll fly up and out of the low-lying Zambezi Valley, arriving at Lusaka Airport about 40 minutes later.

Day 11

Ends: Lusaka International Airport

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Side-trips whilst on this safari

We may be able to build some of these optional excursions into your Duiker 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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