Mobile Walking Safari South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

8 Days
Zambia
Walking

The Safaris starts with a night in Nkwali, then the group drives to the north of the park and walks for five days along the Mupamadzi River, covering around 10 kilometers per day. This river is a major tributary of the Luangwa River. The relocated location is secluded, and the landscape is home to a variety of shy and rarely seen game. You will be able to experience the outdoors like never before, from tiny ants to massive buffalo, birds nesting, and lion tracking.

With a fully serviced mobile camp that has been particularly constructed for comfort and is well-equipped with tents and beds. The toilet is a bush potty with a wooden throne, and the showers are beneath the tree. The open nature and unbeatable vistas complement the exceptional quality of the refreshments and meals. The safari comes to an end on the final night at Tena Tena, or Nsefu.

Highlights

  • Mobile Walking Safaris
  • The best wilderness experiences
  • Learn the many facets of the bush
  • South Luangwa National Park

Inclusions

  • Accommodation
  • All meals & Bar
  • All safari activities
  • Return Domestic Flights (Lusaka – Mfuwe – Lusaka)
  • Return Road Transfers to/from Mfuwe airport

The Itinerary

Day 1

Meet & Greet/ Nkwali Camp

On arrival at Lusaka International Airport, Meet & greet by our representative who will then assist you with your luggage and help you to check-in for your domestic flight to Mfuwe in South Luangwa National Park

On arrival at Mfuwe International Airport, a guide from Robin Pope Safaris will meet you. The drive to Nkwali Camp is 1 hour through colourful local scenes of villages, agriculture as well as bush. Nkwali Camp has a full panoramic view of the beautiful Luangwa River. At Robin’s private land, and looking at the South Luangwa National Park, Nkwali is a good start to your safari. Six rooms that look out over the river and have spacious bathrooms. Depending on your arrival time, during the day you can enjoy lunch looking over the lagoon and the backdrop of Nkwali or enjoy afternoon tea and afternoon game drive will all be available to kick-start your safari adventure.

Day 2

Mobile Camp

After having an early breakfast, you will start walking north on a path known as ‘The wilderness experience of the South Luangwa.’

Driving 90km to Mupamadzi River along a rough road taking you through remote parts of the Park. At around midday, you will arrive at the camp for lunch that is already set for your arrival with tents, showers under the tree and a toilet. Enjoy a relaxing siesta after lunch, before tea and taking a walk around camp in the afternoon, to returning for drinks and dinner under the stars.

Day 3

Mobile Camp

At sunrise, we take a morning walk taking in the remote and wild, the terrain and home various animals. From big to small animals and the guide showing you some spectacular well-kept secrets about the park and the ecology of the park you are touring. The mobile camp will be packed and moved to Camp 2 and lunch will be ready as the guests arrive late morning. Lunch, siesta and afternoon walk.

Day 4

Mobile Camp

Exploring the area on foot and returning to the same campsite.

Day 5 & 6

Mobile Camp

The camp will be moved again to camp three in the morning as you walk down the river. An experienced biologist leads all walks and is escorted by an armed game guide.

Day 7

Tena - Tena or Nsefu Camp

On day seven after an early breakfast, you will cross River Luangwa at a point opposite Tena – Tena, which is a 4 to 5-hour drive. The Tena – Tena staff will meet you at the boat helping the party across the river, and after a 20-minute drive to Tena – Tena camp.

This exclusive and small camp lies within the National Park and enjoys a marvellous location on a great bend of the Luangwa River. Woods of mahogany trees shades the large of kind tents. From the thatched dining room and bar, guests can watch the elephants, hippo, and antelope on the riverbank. Tena has five tents, each with a dressing room, open-air bathroom and private verandah that overlooks a waterhole. All meals are served under the shade of an enormous Mahogany tree in the centre of the camp. On reaching, you will be presented your tent, and lunch will be served followed by a well-deserved rest before the afternoon and evening game drive.

NOTE: The final night could be spent at Nsefu Camp

A bend of the river, 12 kilometres north of the Tena – Tena, is Nsefu which dates back to the fifties was the first game camp in Zambia. Nsefu was created after it was recognized as a beautiful area in the fifties and reopened in 1999 keeping the original style with only two camps operational in the park. To give you an exclusive experience that view of the park and including looking out at animals as they graze. The bar, tucked in beside a substantial dormant termite mound, overlooks a waterhole that is very productive for animals, particularly leopard that hunts in the night. The original rondavels have been enlarged, with a spacious bathroom added. Each room has a distinct view of the river, through generous windows and from the unique wooden veranda.

Day 8

Departing / Flight to Lusaka

Today you will check out of the camp and depending on your flight time your guide will transfer you to Mfuwe Airport in time for your flight to Lusaka for onward connection. When you arrive in Lusaka at Lusaka International Airport our representative will welcome you and assist you with the luggage to Check-in on your International Flight Back Home.

Where You'll Be Staying

Nkwali Camp,

South Luangwa National Park

Many places claim to be “among the remaining wilderness areas” or “one of the last wildlife sanctuaries”; South Luangwa National Park lives up to both and more. The Luangwa Valley is vast, remote and home to both people and a truly impressive variety of games. The South Luangwa Park is 9050 sq. kilometres; with the river, its tributaries and the riverine strips being the focus of the wildlife viewing. There are diverse habitats, from huge ox bow lagoons of varying…
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Tena Tena Camp,

South Luangwa

Tena Tena was Robin’s very first camp, and it seems to hold a special place in the heart of everyone who’s come to stay over the years. Lying in the remote Nsefu section of South Luangwa National Park, Tena Tena sits nestled under a magnificent and thick grove of mahogany trees. On a double-ti river bank, each room enjoys its private view of a long stretch of the Luangwa River.
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What's not included

Personal Comprehensive Travel Insurances - Gratuities - Visa fees where applicable - International flights

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Feedback From Our Previous Clients

Gary V
Gary V
2023-12-19
Another perfect holiday We were a party of eight, most of us on a return trip (last one in 2020 - also with Absolute Zambia Safaris) under the expert guidance of Robert. It was again a holiday without a single complaint. Pickups were reliable and punctual, the David Livingstone resort is perfectly located on the banks of the Zambezi with comfortable beds, sumptuous food, an infinity pool, and an unlimited supply of food and drinks on the silent but spacious sunset cruise. Robert (from Absolute Zambia Safaris) dealt with all our changes, additions, amendments, and cancellations with endless patience and understanding. It was a perfect holiday, we will be back. Thank you Absolute Zambia Safaris.
Lisa A
Lisa A
2023-11-24
Amazing five-day trip Absolute Safari organised an amazing five-day trip for us which included 2 nights in Mwanfushi safari lodge and 2 nights by Victoria falls. Everything worked out perfectly and Robert was quick on the email, answering and organising according to our wishes. Our driver Brian was excellent and always on time and the price very reasonable. Can highly recommend.
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Sunshine25775779985
2023-10-10
exciting trip at the Lower zambeji National Park It was a wonderful experience. I came to know about absolute Zambia safari from TripAdvisor only. I contacted them and Robert was very nice and every time he answered my email very promptly. It was my solo trip and good that I decided to be a client of the absolute Zambia safari because they arranged everything for me. I just dropped into the plan. In my game drive, I saw almost every animals available in the lower Zambezi national park. it was my three day two night trip. The place named Kianbi safari challet where I stayed during the trip was very peaceful and lovely. I again wish to visit Zambia and if I go, I will choose the same absolute Zambia Safari group.
Florencia S
Florencia S
2023-08-01
Amazing experience!! Robert is very professional and his organization and arrangements exceeded every hope we had with our trip. It was just fabulous!!! We did a 2-week trip around Zambia, what a beautiful country!! Thank you again Robert, you did a wonderful work!!
marys
marys
2022-12-07
More than I could have hoped for! I didn't know much about Zambia when we were planning our trip, but I had heard wonderful things about South Luangwa National Park. After reading some reviews, I contacted a few agencies in Zambia to plan our trip. Robert Zgozi from Absolute Zambia Safaris was truly amazing -- the entire experience was so much more than we had expected and everything worked out beautifully. Great properties, unbelievable safaris with knowledgeable guides, excellent and almost too plentiful food, I don't have enough superlatives to describe our visit, but I will certainly call on Robert again when I go back to Zambia!
Litote
Litote
2022-10-08
Véritable Afrique Difficile d'imaginer les éléphants qui passent à coté de votre chalet la nuit? Les hippopotames qui broutent l'herbe devant votre chambre? Les singes qui prennent votre dentrifice si la porte est ouverte? Après plusieurs decennies consacrées à la protection des animaux sauvages (période de braconnage de 1970-1990), la Zambie se met à l'écotourisme avec d' excellents standards de services, nourriture, eau potable et confort de chambre. Des simples comprimés contre le paludisme sont conseillés. Les lodges que nous avons visités prennent soin de supprimer le maximum d'insectes possibles pour que les soirées soient bien sans souci. Robert Zgozi nous a organisé un voyage époustouflant (15j) pendant lequel nous avons vu une bonne dizaine de léopards, une vingtaine de lions et lionnes ainsi que d'innombrables d'autres espèces. Notre voyage a traversé quatre parcs (Kafué, South Luangwa, Lower Zambezi et Mosi Oa Tunya ) avec des guides qui étaient de véritables encylopédies de faune et de flore locaux. Nous avons choisi la saison sèche (septembre) pour voir le maximum d'animaux. Ce parcours nous a permis de faire un crochet à Victoria Falls où nous étions suspendus au dessus des chutes dans le Devils Pool. Adrénaline garantie. Par ailleurs, tous les Zambiens que nous avons rencontrés étaient accueillants et souriants. Ce voyage n'était pas donné mais nous le referions bien un jour. Notre groupe familial de 4 adultes partagent plein de souvenirs ensemble grâce à ce voyage. Beaucoup de transits se font en avion car le pays est très grand. Je déconseille vivement les transits entre parc par voiture. Robert Zgozi est Zambien ; il sait communiquer l'amour et la connaissance approfondie qu'il a de son pays. Nous l'avons trouvé sur le site national "Zambian Tourism", Nous vous conseillons ses service si vous souhaitez un voyage clé en main. Merci Robert Zgozi :) Rob NB: La Zambie est un pays anglophone
Sunderland2
Sunderland2
2022-09-28
Fabulous trip to Sth Luangwa We’ve just returned from a wonderful trip to South Luangwa all organised by Robert Zgozi from Absolute Zambia Safaris. I contacted this company as I read it was Zambian owned and I was very impressed by Robert’s speedy replies to my queries. We stayed in 2 different camps which Robert recommended to suit our budget and we weren’t disappointed. Both camps were everything we’d hoped for. We did a combination of chalets and tents with all meals, game drives and transfers included. Robert actually surprised us twice by meeting us at our Lusaka hotel on arrival in Zambia and our return after the trip. We found Robert to be a very friendly, likeable and professional guy who went above and beyond to make sure our trip went smoothly. You can’t go wrong with this company, we will definitely use them again on our next trip to Zambia.
Mubita M
Mubita M
2022-09-08
Experiencing South Luangwa I didn’t know what to expect it being my first time in South Luangwa, it was lovely, all of it (the entire experience!). We stayed at Mfuwe lodge and opted for 3 game drives a day, this doesn’t give you a lot of time for sleeping in but all the fresh air and being in the bush, watching all the animals made us feel so refreshed. And don’t get me started on the food!! Absolute Zambia Safaris gave us exactly what we needed and we enjoyed everything bit of it. Their staff is patient and friendly; they take care of every last detail including a range of options to suit your budget. All in all, it was the true definition of a holiday carefree and stress-free and we most certainly will be going back.
Silent639
Silent639
2022-09-02
The real zambian agency My family and I have just returned from a trip to Zambia. Before booking, as always, I searched for all the best local travel agencies. My choice was Absolute Zambia Safaris. First of all it is one of the few, if not the only one, that is Zambian-owned. So all the staff know perfectly every single area of the country, from the most aware to the most remote. The owner, Mr. Robert Zgozi, has over ten years of experience in the Zambian tourism industry, having worked for top-tier tourism companies, as well as being a lover of unspoiled nature. Before defining the various stages of the journey, Mr. Robert, like a true friend, advised us both the best areas of the country, the best lodges and resorts, and all flight connections. Having traveled extensively in Africa for more than 10 years, I know perfectly well the difficulties of organizing transfers, of finding the best accommodations for the budget available. Robert and his staff have been able to organize any type of activity with extreme professionalism. The organization has always been perfect. All the staff interested in our trip were always present as soon as we reached an airport, a lodge. We didn't have to think about anything but enjoying the beautiful nature and the people of Zambia. Although our international flight (from Italy) was canceled and rescheduled two days later, putting the entire trip at risk, Mr. Robert was able to help us change the itinerary without missing a single scheduled activity. Incredible! While we were in Lower Zambezi, we suddenly decided to go three days to Victoria Falls. Robert, within two hours, organized all the transfers and the resort, taking care in the meantime to get us refund for the two nights lost in Lusaka. Never before have I been assisted in such a professional and friendly way in my previous travels. Among other things, he could also have organized trips in combination with neighboring countries (Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Botswana), having direct contacts. The surprise? While we were in South Luangwa, he came in person to meet us and find out how the journey was progressing. Incredible! Briefly a note on Zambia. it is truly an incredible country. Its people are so friendly and hospitable that you immediately feel like a genuine Zambian. I never felt any sense of danger. In fact, the country is considered among the safest in the world for travel. Landscapes take your breath away. Nature is majestic. Here you can really see anything: wildogs (herd of 20 specimens with cubs), dozens of leopards and cubs, lions and lionesses, different scenes of lions and leopards hunting, huge herds of hippos, huge herds of elephants, birds of extraordinary beauty, including the crowned crane and secretary bird. One negative note: unfortunately having had to go home and leave this extraordinary country that has given me unforgettable moments that will remain forever etched in my mind and in my heart. So I would recommend both visiting Zambia and doing it with Absolute Zambia Safaris. Have a good trip!
Irena12
Irena12
2022-08-02
One of the best safari operators Absolute Safaris is one of the best operators I have ever encountered - Robert managed to do an incredible thing and organise my custom 11 days Luangwa trip in Zambia at the shortest possible notice ( literally few days before arrival)! My trip was absolutely wonderful, everything worked perfectly and I loved every moment on the safari. I have had so many wonderful wildlife sightings, and all the camps were in beautiful locations, very comfortable with great service and very professional guiding. Truly one of the best safaris of my life ( I have spent most of it in Africa). My big thanks to Absolute Safaris, for their professionalism and outstanding customer service. Will definitely be back.

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