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4 Days Safari Breakaway in South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

Wildlife Camp, PO box 53, Mfuwe, South Luangwa, Zambia

Thrilling Safari in Zambia

During this amazing safari to South Luangwa National Park, you will experience bucket showers, three-course dinners cooked on the open fire, and bread baked in a termite-mound oven. Imagine yourself sitting beneath a star-spattered sky as your guide and scout tell tales of adventures with Africa's greatest animals or game driving through this unique landscape filled with wild animals running free in their natural habitat. If all of the above sounds appealing, don't wait before booking this truly memorable safari experience.

Overview

  • Minimum group size: 2 persons
  • Starting point and ending point: Mfuwe
  • Children policy: children from 12 years old and above are allowed to join
  • Vaccines needed: yellow fever

Highlights

  • 2 game drives
  • Park entrance fees included
  • Visit South Luangwa National Park
  • Daily meals and afternoon tea
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers

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3 activity days
Airport transfer included: Mfuwe Airport
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Bar
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant
  • Parking lot
  • Wireless internet

You will be accommodated at Wildlife Camp's main camp on two nights and at their bush camp during one night. Wildlife Camp is divided into three main parts: the main camp (consisting of three choices of permanent lodgings), the bush camp, and the campsite. Each have their own appeal, with their own unique atmosphere and views of the beautiful surroundings. When it comes to accommodation, Wildlife Camp does not offer luxury, but bush facilities.

Wildlife Camp is made up of chalets (six twin, one double, and two family chalets, all of them with en-suite bathrooms), safari tents (seven twin en-suite tents), the bush camp (five twin tents), and the campsite.

The main camp

The main camp has lagoon-side chalets, riverside chalets, and a barefoot tented camp.

Barefoot tented camp

Wildlife Camp’s barefoot en-suite camp is situated in a private corner of the camp with some of the most spectacular views to be found in Zambia. It is perfectly set up for groups of up to 14 people and also for the independent traveler. There are seven tents, all located under thatched roofs, each comprising two beds, an open-air shower, and toilet facilities.

Each tent has a small veranda to the front. A self-catering kitchen and separate dining shelter are available at no extra cost. This location offers the classic combination of rustic, comfortable, and affordable in a real out of Africa tented camp. All tents are provided with electricity and hot-water.

Lagoon-side chalets

There are five chalets situated in a quiet corner of the camp, overlooking a lagoon area and surrounded by huge shady trees. Parking for your vehicles is available right by the chalets. A combination of rustic and comfortable, they all offer a unique view over the lagoon where wildlife is abundant.

Three twin chalets, one double chalet, and one family chalet is nestled underneath some of the most magnificent trees the Luangwa Valley has to offer. There is a self-catering kitchen available and all chalets come standard with a standing fan, mosquito nets, and tea-and-coffee facilities.

All have a veranda that allows you to relax and unwind, whilst watching the wildlife that is all around.

River-side chalets

There are four chalets located in the center of the camp, conveniently close to the reception area, main bar, and restaurant. These chalets each offer unique views over the Luangwa River. Three twin chalets and a family chalet which can accommodate a family of five in two separate bedrooms are available, each with its own private veranda.

Standing fans, mosquito nets, and tea-and-coffee facilities come standard. The hippo hide, in front of the reception, attracts a variety of animals to a year-round watering hole. Wildlife density is especially high during the hot and dry months.

The bush camp

Wildlife Camp is in a fortunate enough position to have their very own peninsular 400 hectares, prime river-side property. They use this piece of land exclusively for walking safaris and overnights to the heavenly bush camp. There is just one vehicle-track on this property, which is the access road to the camp. The rest of it is pure nature as it was a hundred years ago.

Wildlife Camp’s bush camp consists of five twin dome tents, two bush toilets, and a bucket shower. It has no electricity, is basic in many ways, and rich in atmosphere and location. The view gives a 180 degree panoramic picture of the Luangwa River and all her inhabitants.

Facilities

Restaurant

The restaurant is conveniently located in the center of the camp and caters to all tastes. The restaurant overlooks a drinking-hole which mean you can sometimes share a drink with the local tower of giraffe. The local chefs are on hand to prepare anything from early hearty breakfasts, to full three-course dinners in the evening. They have a great team in the kitchen and use fresh local produce whenever possible.

They support many of the local farmers who can often be seen cycling into the camp daily with baskets full of fresh vegetables. Their freshly baked bread is famous throughout Luangwa Valley and they offer one of the best Zambian-style buffets on this side of the copper belt. In the bush camp, the chef will amaze you with his skills on an open fire.

Warthogs bar and swimming pool

Wildlife Camp undoubtedly has one of the best views in the Luangwa Valley for watching the sunset across the Luangwa River, so please join them for a sun-downer at the Warthogs bar and appreciate the true beauty of Zambia. The bar offers ice cold local and imported beer, wine, spirits, something stronger, soft drinks, and juice. Each night as the sun sets, hippos make their way slowly ashore, so you can do your game viewing from the comfort of the bar. The swimming pool is next to the bar and the ideal place to spend the hot summer afternoons.

Wi-Fi

Wildlife Camp has a small internet café where guests can use the internet to catch up with friends and family back home, upload some of their safari photos onto social media (please remember that internet in the middle of the bush can be slow and frustrating), or just check in on what is going on around the world.

Program

Day 1

On your arrival in Mfuwe, you will be picked up and transferred to the camp. You will then enjoy a three-course dinner and overnight accommodation at the main camp.

Day 2

After breakfast, you will go for a morning game drive. Then you will have lunch and afternoon tea. Afterwards, an afternoon walking safari to the bush camp is planned. Dinner and overnight accommodation will be at the bush camp. The bush camp is situated on Wildlife Camp's private land, on the banks of Luangwa River, about a one hour and a half to two hours walk from the main camp.

Day 3

After breakfast, you will have a walking safari back to the main camp. You will have lunch and afternoon tea there and then go for a night game drive. A three-course dinner and overnight accommodation will be organized at the main camp.

Day 4

After breakfast, you will be transferred back to Mfuwe Airport (MFU).

Location

This safari will take you to South Luangwa National Park in Zambia. South Luangwa is Zambia’s premier game viewing park where you can enjoy a unique type of habitat seldom seen elsewhere in Africa. Lying on the valley floor, between the meandering Luangwa River and the steep Muchinga Escarpment, this is the best national park in Zambia and one of the finest in all of Africa.

The seasonal floodplains create an environment that supports a huge diversity of wildlife including over 100 species of mammals and over 470 species of birds, as well as many reptiles, insects, amphibians, and plants. A totally different experience from parks elsewhere in Africa, Luangwa offers a real immersion in the bush life in an attractive habitat of sausage trees and ox-bow lagoons.

The park is reputed to have the highest concentration of leopards in Africa. Pods of up to 300 hippos are possible to view in the dry season as the river shrinks and they are confined to areas of deep pools. The park’s elephant population is very healthy and it is the best place in Africa to see Puku. Large herds of buffaloes move between the river and their grazing grounds and are often followed by lions. Zebras, waterbucks, impalas, baboons, and warthogs share the open plains with kudus and giraffes.

The area now known as South Luangwa National Park was originally established to protect the Thornycroft's giraffe, a subspecies that can only be found in the Luangwa Valley. World famous walking safaris are a favorite activity in South Luangwa and operate during the dry season, and morning and night drives in open-topped safari vehicles are conducted by some of the best safari guides in Africa.

Features

Activities

  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Bar
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant
  • River

Services

  • Mosquito net
  • Parking lot
  • Wireless internet

Food

During your stay, you will be offered three breakfasts, two lunches, and three dinners included in the price. Afternoon tea will also be provided.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

If you have an early flight on arrival day or a late flight on departure, extra game drives can be arranged at extra cost.

What's included

  • 2 park fees
  • 1 night game drive
  • 1 morning game drive
  • 2 GMA walking safaris
  • Mfuwe Airport (MFU) transfers
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Daily meals and tea

What's not included

  • Any extra activities
  • Drinks
  • Flights

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Driving directions from Chipata

  • The turn-off to South Luangwa National Park in Chipata is not currently signposted.
  • From Lilongwe, continue past the Spar (on your right) for about two kilometers, then turn right on the first big tar road. If you reach the Protea hotel, you’ve gone too far.
  • From Lusaka, pass the Protea hotel then take the first left towards South Luangwa National Park.
  • From Chipata to South Luangwa there is only one tar-road of about 128 kilometers. The journey takes anything between two and three hours.
  • Towards the end of the road coming to South Luangwa you’ll reach a T-junction. The ZESCO office is across the road. To the left is Mfuwe International Airport (MFU) and to the right is South Luangwa National Park and Wildlife Camp.
  • Continue through villages and follow the yellow Wildlife Camp signs all the way into camp. Please drive slowly as first children, and later wild animals cross the road freely.

Driving directions from North Luangwa National Park or from the Great North Road

Guests planning to come to Wildlife Camp from North Luangwa National Park or from the Great North Road, please send an inquiry for an update on road conditions and updated directions before you start off. These roads can't be taken during the wet season. The shortcut between Petauke (on the great east road from Lusaka) and Mfuwe is also only advisable in the dry season and if you are more than one 4×4 vehicle in convoy. This shortcut takes about six hours longer than going via Chipata during perfect conditions.

Airport: Mfuwe Airport Airport transfer included: Mfuwe Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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The minimum number of persons required for this safari is 2.

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