This classic safari spends 9 nights deep in the bush, split between the national parks of North Luangwa and South Luangwa – mainly concentrating on walking safaris using excellent small, safari camps run by Remote Africa Safaris; it's a superb trip for experienced safari-goers who will appreciate how remote and untamed this area of the Luangwa Valley really is.
Note that two of these camps, Chikoko and Mwaleshi, only open from June to October, when Zambia's weather is generally fine and dry. This safari is not possible during the rest of the year.
Starting in Lusaka, you connect onto a 70-minute flight to Mfuwe Airport, which stands near South Luangwa. There you meet your guide and open 4WD vehicle who will drive you to the remote north side of this park, for your first 3 nights at the superb little camp of Tafika.
After exploring the area around Tafika with open 4WD safaris and walking safaris, you cross the Luangwa River (a short canoe ride or shallow paddle) into the walking-only area; there are no vehicles or roads here. Your luggage will be carried for you, and you walk for 2-3 hours or so to reach your home for the next 2 nights at Chikoko Tree Camp.
After crossing back across the Luangwa, you'll be driven for ten minutes to Lukuzi Airstrip, for the short (20 minutes) flight to Mwaleshi, in North Luangwa National Park. This wilderness area is dedicated to walking safaris, with an armed scout and an expert safari guide. You stay here for 4 nights, based at Mwaleshi Camp.
Sadly leaving North Luangwa, you'll take the short flight to Mfuwe, and from there a scheduled flight back to Lusaka where your safari ends.
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