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Ultimate Zambia Safari

Inspirational safari to Zambia

One for the adventurers. An authentic safari experience, venture into the wild heart of Zambia’s South Luangwa and Liuwa Plains National Parks, staying in back-to-nature bushcamps. You will be led by award-wining guides and experience the wilderness on game drives and walking safaris.

Time + Tide’s South Luangwa bushcamps are in the best game areas. Each camp has its own distinctive personality and style, yet all are designed to reconnect you with the natural world by providing an immersive, authentic experience. Still largely devoid of crowds, the South Luangwa is known as the Valley of the Leopard. Keep an eye out for cats, large elephant herds, diverse birdlife, huge pods of hippos and endangered wild dogs. End at the remote and under visited Liuwa Plain, in the west of Zambia. With its large wildebeest movement, exceptional birdlife as well as predator action, it is one of Zambia’s best-kept secrets.

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Lusaka
  • 2 nights - Time + Tide Luwi Bushcamp, South Luangwa
  • 2 nights - Time + Tide Nsolo Bushcamp, South Luangwa
  • 2 nights - Time + Tide Kakuli Bushcamp, South Luangwa
  • 2 nights - Time + Tide Mchenja Bushcamp, South Luangwa
  • 1 night - Latitude 15, Lusaka
  • 3 nights - Time+Tide King Lewanika, Liuwa Plains
  • Ends - Transfer to Lusaka for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon Zambia
  • Nights Icon 12 Nights
  • Safari Icon Safari

Tailor-made itineraries

Every Mahlatini trip is custom created to your exact travel wishes – no readymade tours or set departures. Get in touch with our experts to start creating your bespoke itinerary.

Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
Itinerary Details

Day-by-day

Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Lusaka

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T breakfast on the verandah
B outdoor bathroom
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Day 1 - 3

Arrive at Lusaka Airport in Zambia and connect onto a light aircraft flight to Mfuwe Airport. From here your guide will drive you into the nearby South Luangwa National Park and game drive to your Bushcamp.

  • 2 nights

Time + Tide Luwi
All Inclusive | Safari Tent
Zambia

A tented bedroom suite
L lounge and bar area
T outdoor bathroom
B aeriel view of the surrounding landscape
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Day 3 - 5

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

  • 2 nights

Time + Tide Nsolo
All Inclusive | Safari Room
Zambia

A tented bedroom
L game viewing hideout
T bar and lounge area
B sunset view from the tent
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Day 5 - 7

Journey with your guide today to your next Bushcamp in another area of the South Luangwa.

  • 2 nights

Time + Tide Kakuli
All Inclusive | Safari Room
Zambia

A family tent
L outdoor lounge
T outdoor bathroom
B main lounge area
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Day 7 - 9

Travel today with your guide to your last South Luangwa Bushcamp.

  • 2 nights

Time + Tide Mchenja
All Inclusive | Safari Room
Zambia

A safari tent bedroom
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Latitude 15 sun loungers by the pool 1280
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Day 9

Your guide will today return you to Mfuwe Airport for your light aircraft flight in Lusaka. You will then be driven to a hotel in the city for the night.

  • 1 night

Latitude 15°
Bed & Breakfast | Heritage Room
Zambia

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Time tide king lewanika lodge sleepout tent experience 1280
Time tide king lewanika lodge lodge bar area 1280
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Day 10 - 13

Fly today from Lusaka Airport via light aircraft to Matamanene airstrip in the Liuwa Plains National Park. From here you will be taken to your camp.

  • 3 nights
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Time + Tide King Lewanika Lodge
All Inclusive | Safari Tent
Zambia

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Day 13

Today you will board your light aircraft flight back to Lusaka Airport and connect with your international flight home.

We've got you covered

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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Includes

  • International flights as detailed
  • Meals and accommodation as detailed
  • Drinks (excluding premium brands) except for your stay in Lusaka
  • Road transfers as detailed
  • Light aircraft transfers as detailed
  • Twice daily scheduled safari activities
  • National Park Fees
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Excludes

  • Entry visas and fees
  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Additional activities or options on offer
Indulge your passions

ACTIVITIES

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
  • Birdwatching Icon Birdwatching
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
  • Night Drive Icon Night Drive
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Experience
  • Canoeing Kayaking Icon Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Fly Camping Icon Fly Camping
  • Food Experience Icon Food Experience
Enriching encounters

ICONIC WILDLIFE

Whether you want to tick the Big Five off your bucket list or seek out specific safari species, our expert guides reveal the typical wildlife sightings to expect on this sample trip.

  • Wild Dog
    Wild Dog
  • Zebra
    Zebra
  • Wildebeest
    Wildebeest
  • Spotted Hyena
    Spotted Hyena
  • Southern Giraffe
    Southern Giraffe
  • Puku
    Puku
  • Lion
    Lion
  • Leopard
    Leopard
  • Lechwe
    Lechwe
  • Hippo
    Hippo
  • Flamingo
    Flamingo
  • Elephant
    Elephant
  • Crocodile
    Crocodile
  • Buffalo
    Buffalo
  • Baboon
    Baboon
  • African Fish Eagle
    African Fish Eagle
Sample Itineraries

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