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Luangwa Valley Safari

11 days from Lusaka to Lusaka

Why we love this itinerary

Combining the South Luangwa National Park and the less visited North Luangwa National Park is a wonderful itinerary to explore the Luangwa Valley, as you really do get an authentic experience and feel like you are visiting some of the most special areas in Africa. Expect exceptional wildlife and remote areas where very few other visitors go, and a guarantee of pristine wilderness.

Trip Highlights

- An exhaustive safari in two national parks with an exceptional wildlife experience

- Spectacular birding safaris in North Luangwa

- Spend 11 days on safari with game drives and bush walks

- Off-the-beaten-track experience

- Inclusive of domestic flights, all meals, and standard drinks

Days 1-4 | Central South Luangwa

Flying into Lusaka you'll transfer to your bush plane for a short hop to Mfuwe where your driver will collect you and transfer you to your first lodge, Kafunta River Lodge which is around 50mins away, and you'll see some of the local communities as you pass through various villages. You'll enjoy afternoon and morning game drives here across 4 nights, and in between you'll get to relax on the viewing deck, enjoy a spa treatment, and of course the staples of afternoon tea and a siesta!

Kafunta River Lodge

Days 6-8 | Southern South Luangwa

After the final morning game drive at Kafunta and brunch at the lodge, you'll depart on the 2 hour journey to Three Rivers Camp. Daily game drives or bush walks are available to explore the area, as are short night drives before dinner to discoer nocturnal wildlife. Back at camp, you'll dine al fresco, enjoy your own vieing deck, and even choose to spend a night outside under the stars in your specially appointed tented platform next to your room! You have 3 nights here to encounter elephants, giraffes, waterbuck and perhaps the relatively rare roan antelope, as well as lions, leopards and wild dogs.

Three Rivers Camp

Days 9-11 | North Luangwa

Once you've fully explored South Luangwa, it's time to fly to the Northern counterpart which is considered raw, remote, and far more wild than its neighbour. Your final camp is comfortably rustic, and has an amazing location at the Mwaleshi and Luangwa river confluence which is a hotspot for lion, leopard, hippo, elephant, kudu, waterbuck, Cookson’s wildebeest and wild dog. You can expect wonderful twice daily game activities including exceptional bush walks, and can be assured you'll have a superbly authentic safari experience.

Takwela Camp

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*based on 2 people sharing, excludes international flights*

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