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  • Stay in exclusive, small luxury bushcamps
  • Exceptional guided walking safaris in rich game areas
  • Travel with expert local guides
Starting and ending in Lusaka, the South Luangwa Walking Safari trip is a guided wildlife tour that takes 8 days. You will travel through Lusaka in Zambia. South Luangwa Walking Safari is a small group trip which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

The jewel in Zambia's national parks is South Luangwa, with over 9000 square kilometres of untouched wilderness, ox-bow lagoons, riverine vegetation and amazing accommodation. This is the place to enjoy a spectacular walking safari with expert guides, moving on from one magnificent small camp to the next. You will experience Africa's wildlife up close and at eye level. The park is home to elephant, buffalo, hippo, zebra and giraffe, as well as lion and hyena to name but a few, but perhaps its most famous residents are the leopard and the most colourful bird life in southern Africa. This is a Premium adventure in every sense as each night we relax in the most exclusive, small luxury bush camps in Africa.
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5.0 - Excellent Based on 3 reviews
An experience that will never be forgotten
5 - Excellent
“A most wonderful holiday in all aspects. The wildlife was exceptional, with each encounter whether it was a pride of lions or a group of puku we were able to spend time watching their behaviour without being disturbed by other trucks. It was as if it was our own private park! The walking safaris were really exciting and we learn't many things about the wildlife from many signs. For anyone who is familiar with safaris in Kenya and Tanzania this trip offers a much more intimate experience”
SOUTH LUANGWA WALKING SAFARI
5 - Excellent
“We had the most fantastic time imaginable. And 4 months later I can honestly say that there is not a day that has passed when we dont look back with fond memories. ”
South Luangwa Walking Safari.
5 - Excellent
“This is one of the best safari holidays I have done. The excitement of seeing animals on foot surpasses any experience in a vehicle. The accommodation was fabulous and contributed to the whole interaction with the wildlife. The camps were well organised; the food was fab and the staff were all very helpful. It was a joy from start to finish.”
Following the arrival of the group flight, we connect with a short internal flight to Mfuwe. On arrival, we will transfer by road to Mfuwe Lodge - a journey of approximately 45 minutes on mainly good quality, tarmaced roads. The afternoon is free to relax and recover in the lodges beautiful surroundings.Accommodation: Mfuwe Lodge or similar*Comfortable Hotel*
These five days are the core days of the trip, each will consist of roughly the following itinerary, however as with all safari trips a degree of flexibility is required to accommodate for local weather and wildlife conditions and the location of our accommodation.We start each day bright and early before sunrise with a wake-up call from the guides, and after breakfast we head out on our morning activities just as the sun peaks over the horizon. The morning activity will usually be a long bush walk where you'll learn about the native flora and fauna of the South Luangwa Valley.The walk will usually be between three and four hours in duration, with plenty of stops to take in the beautiful surroundings. Local armed escort scouts and guides accompany all walks, as you may come across some of the parks bigger animals: it is not uncommon to see giraffe, elephant or lion. The morning walk is a good time to spot where there has been nocturnal activity; it is also at this time of day, before the heat builds up, that much of the parks wildlife is on the move.We return to camp around 10:30 to 11:00 am at which point brunch is served. You will eat with your guides and camp manager who will be happy to discuss subjects as diverse as the local habitat or Zambian culture, or specifics about the wildlife.After brunch there is time to relax during the heat of the day, retiring to your room to catch up on rest or to simply watch the wildlife from the comfort of the bushcamp veranda or your own room. Each camp is well situated with views over the surrounding plains, river or a local water hole. Before the afternoon walk or game drive, afternoon tea and refreshments will be served.In the afternoon we will usually go on a game drive (sometimes a short walk instead) which will end at the perfect spot for 'sundowners' - here a small bar will be set up with plentiful drinks and snacks, and as you watch the sunset over the African bush the memories of the day’s magical moments will inevitably be discussed. Like the morning walk, which takes place before the sun gets too high, this game drive makes the most of the low light - ideal for photography - and also the cooler climate as the heat drops out of the day, again it is the perfect time to see some of the local inhabitants at their most active.Following sunset, depending on which camp we are at, we'll either return to camp to relax around the fire with pre-dinner cocktails or take a short night game drive.On days when we move from one camp to the next all luggage and personal belongings will be transported for you. At all camps a vehicle is available for those who would prefer a game drive.*Luxury Bushcamp*
Today we spend a final day wildlife viewing before we return to Mfuwe, leaving South Luangwa behind us.

Accommodation: Mfuwe Lodge or similar*Comfortable Hotel***
An early start for our flight back to Lusaka. Those on the group flight will connect immediately with their international flight.
what’s included
Accommodation
  • All accommodation
Meals
  • 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners
Transport
  • Travel by 4WD, internal flight and on foot
  • All transport and listed activities
Others
  • 2 nights well-equipped lodge with en suite facilities, 5 nights exclusive luxury bushcamp with en suite facilities
  • Reasonable fitness required
  • Tour leader throughout
what’s excluded
  • International Flights
  • Any international flights to/from Lusaka are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Travel insurance is not included in this South Luangwa Walking Safari tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
Get a PDF file with detailed trip information: Download Trip Notes for South Luangwa Walking Safari
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A deposit of 838 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 69 days before departure. For any departures within 02 November 2019 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

The South Luangwa Walking Safari tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

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For this South Luangwa Walking Safari tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

CancellationNo additional cancellation fees apply for this South Luangwa Walking Safari tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.
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