Luangwa Valley Zambia Safari – 10 Nights

The following 10 nights North/South Luangwa Safari takes you through the whole of the Luangwa Valley and includes the three National Parks, South Luangwa National Park, Luambe National Park and North Luangwa National Park, where you discover the unspoilt wilderness and untouched beauty of the Luangwa River region. The safari is conducted in open 4 x 4 vehicles with shade roofs provided for your comfort for the travel between camps and takes you though some of the remotest areas in Africa. Challenging road conditions and river crossings add to the adventure. Walking is also a major component of this trip. This trip runs in the dry months from June to October.

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Day 1 &2:
There will be a light aircraft flight from Livingstone or Lusaka to the South Luangwa National Park where you spend 2 nights at:
Day 3 - 5:
Head South to a really remote area of the South Luangwa for a 3 nights stay at:
  • Mahlatini recommends the following accommodation:
  • Island Bush Camp in a Chalet (FB)
Day 6 - 8:
Take a flight north to North Luangwa National Park for 3 nights stay at:
  • Mahlatini recommends the following accommodation:
  • Mwaleshi Camp in a Chalet (FB)
Day 9 &10:
Take a return flight to South Luangwa National Park for a further 2 nights stay at:
Day 11:
Transfer to Mfuwe Airstrip for a flight to Livingstone or Lusaka

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Day 1 &2:

Depart from Livingstone or Lusaka on a light aircraft flight to Mfuwe Airstrip in the South Luangwa National Park. On arrival you will be met by your driver guide and transferred to Kafunta River Lodge situated on the banks of the Luangwa River. The lodge's location offers the opportunity to discover the game rich Mfuwe area. Game activities at Kafunta River Lodge include game viewing in open vehicles and unique night drives offer the opportunity to view nocturnal animals.

Day 3 - 5:

After your morning game activities you will head South (2 hour drive) to a really remote area of the South Luangwa National Park where you will stay at Island Bush Camp for the next 3 nights where you will be able to take part in walking safaris or the daily game drives. Island Bush Camp is built from natural, locally sourced materials, and the chalets are set along the banks of the Luangwa River. The camp offers rustic accommodation in grass/reed huts build on stilts that ensure safety from wild animals and provide an unlimited view of the Luangwa River. The camp offers rustic comfort and each chalet has its own en-suite bathroom, with running water, flushing toilets and hot bucket showers. The camp is the base for the daily walking safaris.

Day 5 - 8:

The next day continue North in a light aircraft, flying from WakaWaka to Mwaleshi airstrip in the North Luangwa National Park. The short flight offers the great opportunity to see this wild area from the air. This more remote park is naturally beautiful and is known for its high population of predators, huge buffalo herds and endemic Cookson's wildebeest which combine to give you a real wilderness experience. North Luangwa is one of the wildest places on earth! You will be staying at Mwaleshi Camp, which is set on the crystal clear Mwaleshi River in the heart of the park. The remote setting of this comfortable camp adds to the real wilderness atmosphere. Mwaleshi Camp will be the base for the following few days where you will discover the wilderness on foot. Driving/walking combinations will allow you to explore different areas of the park.

Day 9 & 10:

A flight from Mwaleshi airstrip takes you back to Mfuwe. This 45 minute flight offers another opportunity to view the mighty Luangwa River from the air. The final days are spent discovering more of the South Luangwa National Park, with morning and afternoon game drives being undertaken from Kafunta River Lodge.

Day 11:

After a morning game drive you will be transferred to Mfuwe Airstrip for your flight to Livingstone or Lusaka for onward flights.

Note: The sequence of camps is subject to change.

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Price Guide:
We have rated these sample itineraries as Gold, Platinum & Diamond. Gold offers fantastic value for money with a minimum of 4 star accommodation. Platinum offers the best blend of luxury and value with a mixture of 4 and 5 star properties. Diamond is our exclusive luxury range where much of the accommodation on offer is 5 star superior.
1 July – 31 Oct
10 June – 30 June
Camps are Closed Between 31 October and 10 June.
Prices are excluding international flights which we can arrange.
  • Game drives, walking safaris and night drives
  • Internal park transfers
  • Light aircraft transfers as indicated
  • Full Board Accommodation throughout excluding beverages
  • International Flights into and out of Lusaka / Livingstone
  • Visas
  • Gratuities
  • Beverages
  • Laundry
  • Personal travel expenses
  • Travel Insurance
  • Departure tax

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Customer Review

Honeymoon to South Africa and Zambia during September 2014

Customer Review

The whole honeymoon was fantastic! Nikki was extremely helpful during the planning and every hotel we stayed at was lovely and in a great location. Our safari experience at Thornybush Game Reserve was by far our highlight! The lodge (Serondella) was just amazing and the safari itself was incredible!

Rated... 5stars


Rebecca Moore

Zambia Factfile

GMT +2
English, many local languages
Kwacha, US Dollars
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Year round destination
10 hours from Europe
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10 nights
Prices range from £3,050 pp sharing.
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