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Greater Bushbaby Safari

The perfect safari for a family or group of friends on which to create everlasting memories. Visit Zambia’s two most productive wildlife parks staying in 4-bedroom houses, designed in a unique and fun way.

Greater Bushbaby Safari: Summary

Greater Bushbaby Safari in a nutshell

Create an everlasting memory on this magical safari perfect for a large family or group of friends.

Available between April and November, the safari takes in Zambia’s two most productive wildlife parks. South Luangwa National Park sits in the Luangwa Valley, at the southern end of Africa’s Great Rift Valley. It’s rich in bird and animal life and is particularly renowned for numerous leopard sightings. With a very different atmosphere, Lower Zambezi National Park is sandwiched between an escarpment and the wide Zambezi River. The variety of wildlife viewing opportunities is enhanced by the range of activities on offer – drives, walks, boating, fishing and canoe trips.

In each park you’ll stay in a two-storey, four bedroom house, designed in a unique and fun way for a truly special holiday. Constructed of stone and thatch, the Luangwa Safari House overlooks a waterhole frequented by elephants. Adobe plastered walls and natural wood give Chongwe River House, overlooking the Chongwe Channel, a character all of its own. Each house is open fronted with wilderness views, has four en-suite bedrooms, a central lounge, a pool, and comes with a private guide and chef.

At a glance

Starts: Lusaka International Airport
4 nights Luangwa Safari House - South Luangwa National Park, Zambia Full Board
4 nights Chongwe River House - Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia Full Board
Ends: Lusaka International Airport

Luangwa Safari House

Days 1-5

Originality and luxury come to mind when describing the grand Luangwa Safari House. With the Chindeni Hills as a backdrop, this four-bedroomed house sits within a game management area on the edge of a lagoon, overlooking the South Luangwa National Park. It is only booked by one group at a time, making it an exclusive safari retreat for a small group of friends, or a large or extended family with older children.

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Chongwe River House

Days 5-9

Chongwe River House is a four-bedroomed house overlooking the Chongwe River, a tributary of the great Zambezi River and the western boundary of the Lower Zambezi National Park. Booked out exclusively by only one party of travellers at a time, it was designed with originality, space and luxury in mind, and has created quite an impression since it opened in 2006.

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Luangwa Safari House

Luangwa Safari House

South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

Chongwe River House

Chongwe River House

Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia

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Highlights

Our thoughts on five of the top experiences of this Greater Bushbaby Safari.

  • Accommodation with a unique and special style.
  • Private house for a family or group of friends.
  • Rooms overlook a private waterhole or channel.
  • Flexible activity and meal times.
  • Top wildlife destinations, particularly known for leopard.

Activities

Some activities which can be included in the Greater Bushbaby Safari: talk to us about those which interest you.

  • 4WD Safari

  • Birdwatching

  • Cultural excursion

  • Guided walking safari

  • Night drive

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Key species to see on the Greater Bushbaby Safari

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


Lion

100% chance

Leopard

100% chance

Wild dog

100% chance

Elephant

100% chance

Giraffe

100% chance

Hippo

100% chance

Spotted Hyena

100% chance

Wildebeest

100% chance

Zebra

100% chance

Buffalo

33% chance

Eland

33% chance

Cheetah

0% chance

Aardvark

0% chance

Pangolin

0% chance

Roan antelope

0% chance

Sable antelope

0% chance

Side-trips whilst on this safari

We may be able to build in some of these optional excursions from the Greater Bushbaby 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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