Experience amazing Safaris in a wildlife haven and a destination that every true wilderness lover should experience. Now, for the first time in years, wildlife enthusiasts can get to experience all 3 of Luangwa Valley’s finest National Parks – namely, the iconic North and South Luangwa National Parks and the re-birthed gem of Luambe National Park. It is hard to imagine a more authentic and compelling safari experience.
South Luangwa National Park
North Luangwa National Park & Luambe National Park
Day and night game drives & Walking Safari
Remote Wilderness Setting & Exceptional Game Viewing
When you arrive at Lusaka Intl airport you will be welcomed by our representative then local flight to Mfuwe. Upon arrival at Mfuwe airport, you driver/guide from Tafika Camp will be waiting for you then transfer driving through the Nsefu Sector of the magnificent South Luangwa, you will arrive at Tafika Camp.
The location just north of Nsefu makes the setting of this authentic safari camp an absolute magnet for game viewing and safari activities. Day and night drives, walking safaris and cycling are just some of the activities available from the camp.
Day 2: South Luangwa (Nsefu Sector)
Full day exploring South Luangwa national Park Nsefu Sector, start your day with breakfast Sunrise on the banks of the Luangwa River around the camp fire. Then depart for the morning activity Game drive or walking safari with a stop for morning tea.
You will later be back to the camp in time for some delicious buffet lunch with freshly grown greens from the Tafika garden. Then relax in camp, visit one of the camp hides at leisure, review your flora and fauna lists, read and write in our small camp library or take a look at the vegetable garden
Later in the afternoon you will enjoy some tea and coffee and tasty freshly baked cakes and followed by Afternoon and evening activity - 4-hour afternoon and evening game drive with a stop for sundowner drinks and snacks. Continue with spotlight viewing after dark to see nocturnal animals in action.
Other options are Mountain bike safaris from 16h00 - 17h30 and then join the evening game drive Or Cultural visit to Mkasanga village from 15h30 - 17h00 and then join the evening game drive.
During the afternoon activity you will enjoy sundowner drinks and delicious snacks during your evening activity out in the bush. Back to the camp in this for dinner, enjoy some three-course meal beneath the stars. At your free time you will retire to bed.
Day 3: Transfer to Mwaleshi Camp, North Luangwa
After 2 nights at Tafika, you will travel with RASAIR on a 25-minute air transfer from Lukuzi Airstrip to Mwaleshi Camp. Renowned for its walking safaris, Mwaleshi is located in the vast wilderness of North Luangwa National Park, hidden within a scenic bend on the Mwaleshi River.
The camp is truly a special and remarkable place, unlike any other. It is the realness of the experience, that dash of adrenaline associated with standing downwind of an elephant and catching its unmistakable scent that makes walking safaris unforgettable.
Day 4 & 5: Full days in North Luangwa NP
You will have two full days of exploring North Luangwa National Park; your day will begin with a delicious relaxed breakfast around the fire, followed by a 4-hour walking safari with a stop for morning tea and return to the camp in time for the delicious buffet lunch with freshly grown greens from the Tafika garden.
After lunch, you have free time to relax and unwind. Relax in camp, check your flora and fauna lists, or read in one of the hammocks, then enjoy afternoon tea and coffee with delicious freshly made cakes, followed by an afternoon activity. Evening walking safaris last 2.5 to 3 hours and return before dark. While watching the sun set over the Mwaleshi river, you may also have pre-dinner drink and deliciously snacks.
Later that evening, you will be served a three-course meal by candlelight before retiring to your room at your leisure.
Day 6: Transfers to Luambe National Park
After 3 nights in North Luangwa, you start returning back south by charter flight to Waka Waka Airstrip where your 4-night stay in Luambe will begin. Now, you will have ample time to take in new surroundings, diverse wildlife and experience the astonishing birdlife that is being discovered in this newly revived National Park. Luambe National Park offers a Luangwa Valley experience reminiscent of the early days in the Valley – remote and wild!
Day 7 – 9: Explore Luambe National Park
You will have three full days to explore Luambe National Park. Below is the sample daily program;
Your morning: (5:00am – 9:30am)
Wake up to various birdcalls and the grunting hippo as they welcome a new day in the beautiful Luangwa Valley while enjoying a quick coffee with biscuits. Then, in the early mornings, with the Luambe guides or ZCP, go on an animal monitoring drive (when available). Anti-poaching treks, coffee with the carmine bee-eaters, or strolling the camera trap circuit to check on the night's activity are all fantastic morning activities!
Midday Siesta (11am – 2pm)
This is your time to unwind! Relax in your tent or take out your binoculars to observe the wildlife from the shade of a tree. Spend time in the main area with our crew to learn more about the project's history, look at what was caught on video traps, or update the leopard family tree. Before heading out on your late afternoon game drive, enjoy a delicious lunch at the camp.
Late afternoon / early evening (3pm – 8pm)
Late afternoons are ideal for walking the Luangwa River while listening to hippos and finishing with sundowners OR visiting Chitingulu village to learn about living in the communities that surround national parks. Your evening will be spent resting in camp with a sundowner in hand, enjoying the rosy sunsets over the river while listening to the hippo's antics, followed by a delicious three-course lunch in the dining room. For those interested in the smaller, more peculiar species of Luambe, it's a perfect opportunity to listen to and record bat activity in camp after dinner!
Day 10: Departure Day
After a full breakfast at Luambe, we begin the 3,5 – 4 hr. road transfer back to Mfuwe Airport and Flight Back to Lusaka.