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South Luangwa Safari Holiday

Inspirational safari holiday to Zambia

A trip for a real bush experience where rustic chic camps set the scene for an authentically African stay. You will see 3 different areas of Zambia's South Luangwa National Park. If you are feeling adventurous you can even walk between the camps, with your belongings brought along for you.

The 3 contrasting experiences are all under the umbrella of the reliable Kafunta Safaris which ensures continuity of service and the high quality of their guiding team. You will divide your time between a classic safari lodge, Kafunta River Lodge, a rustic and adventurous wilderness camp, Island Bush Camp, and a sophisticated tented camp, Three Rivers Camp. Explore this exquisite park with its abundant wildlife on day and night game drives and walking safaris. At Three Rivers Camp, you will have the opportunity to sleep on your own private star bed and at Kafunta River Lodge you can go swimming in the infinity pool or enjoy a back massage. This itinerary promises amazing big cat sightings and incredible hippo sightings.

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Lusaka
  • 2 nights - Kafunta River Lodge, South Luangwa National Park
  • 2 nights - Island Bushcamp, South Luangwa National Park
  • 2 nights - Three Rivers Camp, South Luangwa National Park
  • Ends - Transfer to Lusaka for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon Zambia
  • Nights Icon 6 Nights
  • Safari Icon Safari

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Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
Itinerary Details


Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Lusaka

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Day 1 - 3

Arrive at Lusaka Airport in Zambia and connect with a light aircraft flight to Mfuwe Airport bordering the South Luangwa National Park. Your guide will meet you and take you into the park and to your first camp.

  • 2 nights

Kafunta River Lodge
All Inclusive | Chalet

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Day 3 - 5

Today your guide will drive you to your next camp in the park.

  • 2 nights

Island Bush Camp
All Inclusive | Chalet

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Day 5 - 7

Today you will either walk or be driven by your guide to your next camp.

  • 2 nights

Three Rivers Camp

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Day 7

You will today be returned to Mfuwe Airport for your light aircraft flight back to Lusaka Airport and your international connection home.

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Our trips are unashamedly high-end but always deliver excellent value for money. Our guide price covers the majority of trip costs upfront, on a per person basis, including international flights and all transfers.

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  • International flights as detailed
  • Meals and accommodation as detailed
  • Drinks (excluding premium brands)
  • Road transfers as detailed
  • Light aircraft transfers as detailed
  • Twice daily scheduled safari activities
  • National Park Fees
  • Carbon-offsetting with One Tree Planted
  • Conservation donation to Save the Rhino
  • Community projects contribution with Uthando
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  • Entry visas and fees
  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Additional activities or options on offer
Indulge your passions


This sample trip offers countless adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most and we will curate your perfect itinerary.

  • 4 WD Safari Icon 4WD Safari
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
  • Night Drive Icon Night Drive
  • Star Gazing Star Beds Icon Star Gazing/Star Bed
Enriching encounters


Whether you want to tick off the Big Five or encounter specific safari species and sea creatures on your safari and coastal stay, our expert guides reveal the typical wildlife sightings to expect on this sample trip.

  • Wild Dog
    Wild Dog
  • Zebra
  • Spotted Hyena
    Spotted Hyena
  • Southern Giraffe
    Southern Giraffe
  • Puku
  • Lion
  • Leopard
  • Lechwe
  • Kudu
  • Hippo
  • Elephant
  • Crocodile
  • Cheetah
  • Bushbuck
  • Buffalo
  • African Fish Eagle
    African Fish Eagle
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