This 9 day safari itinerary will provide every visitor with the most complete South Luangwa safari experience. Surefoot Safaris and Lion Camp's Ultimate Luangwa Safari combines Lion Camp's luxury and high-density wildlife viewing with the unbridled excitement of tracking big game on foot with one of Zambia's best guides, Deb Tittle.
Lion Camp; Inclusive accommodation, all meals, two per day shared game viewing activities (Guided Walking Safaris/ game drives and drives by spotlight which follow on from our afternoon game drives (returning to camp no later than 19:30), bar (excluding premium brands), limited laundry, sales tax, tourism levy and service charge, National Park Fees and (NPF) Luangwa Conservation & Community Fund Levy (LCCF) & Carbon Levy (CL) and Mfuwe Airport & Intercamp Transfers
Mapazi Camp; Expertly guided walking safaris, Accommodation, all meals, all local drinks, local road transfers and laundry, Park fees and levies.
Transportation: Return Lusaka – Mfuwe Local Flights
Lion Camp is situated in the northern reaches of South Luangwa National Park, in a region rich in wildlife and photography opportunities. The camp, which is constructed on elevated decking that stretches along the side of a tranquil lagoon, has ten suites, each with stunning panoramic views of the plain.
Great Game Viewing Activities: Visitors, guides, and filmmakers agree that the game viewing around Lion Camp is some of the best in the park.
Accommodation: In addition to its fine safari reputation, Lion Camp has recently been redesigned and now offers stylish and comfortable accommodations.
Ideally Located: Situated on the edge of a lagoon that retains water in the dry season, the lagoon serves as a wildlife magnet – a game viewing treat from the bar, the pool, or your own private deck!
Day 5 – 9: Mapazi Camp, South Luangwa National Park
Surefoot Safaris operates solely from “Mapazi,” their tented bush camp. In a remote part of South Luangwa, far from the game-viewing road network, this 6-bed riverside camp offers incredible walking safaris. You will be closely interested in unwrapping the wonderful surprises of the bush on foot with expert guidance: experience the thrill of tracking some of Africa's largest wildlife as well as the fun of finding nature's subtle secrets. This is, without a doubt, the heart of the safari experience.
Three reasons you will love Mapazi Camp:
Explore Luangwa’s unspoilt wilderness: Mapazi Camp is located in a remote and undisturbed area of South Luangwa National Park, one of the world's most popular wildlife sanctuaries.
Walk with a Renowned Safari Guide: Explore the African bush with one of Africa's most knowledgeable guides! Deb Tittle has been leading walking safaris in South Luangwa National Park for over 22 years.
Track wildlife on foot: A bespoke walking safari is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to engage with nature. There is no better way to appreciate and understand Africa's wildlife than to go on a safari.
Day 1: Meet & Greet / Flight to South Luangwa NP
When you arrive at Lusaka International Airport, our representative will greet you and assist you in checking in for your local flight from Lusaka to Mfuwe, which departs at 04:30pm.
After a one-hour flight to Mfuwe Airport, you will be met by a Lion Camp guide. Then you'll be taken on an hour-long game drive to the camp, where you'll check in and have dinner before going to bed at your leisure.
Day 2/3/4: Exploring South Luangwa National Park
You'll have three full days to experience the south Luangwa National Park, with two game viewing activities each day. You'll begin your day with a delicious breakfast, then participate in morning game viewing activities before returning to the camp for lunch and free time.
Later in the afternoon, tea/coffee is served, followed by an afternoon/evening game drive safari, which is an incredible experience in which you search for nocturnal animals after dark. Return to the camp, relax, and dinner is served. Then you're free to have some drinks and go to bed whenever it's convenient for you.
Day 5: Transfer to Mapazi camp / Afternoon walk
On this day, you will have breakfast at Lion Camp, check out, and then go on a morning game drive to Mapazi Camp, where you will check in, have lunch, and then have free time to relax before your afternoon walking Safari and back at the camp, unwind and eat dinner before going to bed at your leisure.
Day 6/7/8: Walking Safari in South Luangwa NP
You will have three (3) full days of walking safari experience in South Luangwa. Breakfast will be served in the morning, followed by a walking safari before returning to the camp for lunch and free time. Then you'll go on an afternoon walking safari, return to the camp to freshen up, and have dinner and bedtime later at your free time.
Day 9: Transfer to Mfuwe airport/ Flight to Lusaka
Breakfast will be served this morning, and you will then be transferred to Mfuwe Airport in time for your flight back to Lusaka for your international flight connection.
Our representative will greet you and assist you with your international flight check-in.