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7 Days Zambia’s Premier Wildlife Safari – South Luangwa

OUR SAFARIS7 Days Zambia’s Premier Wildlife Safari – South Luangwa

7 Days

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Places Covered

Lusaka & South Luangwa National Park Start : Lusaka (LUN) & End : Lusaka (LUN)

Highlights

  •     Explore South Luanagwa National Park Zambia’s premier wildlife park,
  •     Morning and Night Game Drive Safari
  •     Walking safaris in pristine wilderness
  •     Bush Camp and Closer to Nature experience
  •     Top Knowledgeable Safari Guides

For most guests, South Luangwa National Park is by far the most effective park to visit in the valley. This is Zambia’s premier wildlife park, with magnificent wildlife and many great cabins. Where the now popular walking safaris originated from over 60 years ago, and this new African destination retains some of the most exceptional world-class safari tour guides.

With so many options for the title of Africa’s excellent game park. The Serengeti, Kruger, Moremi, Amboseli, Ngorongoro Crater, Etosha, and Mana Pools would undoubtedly be high on the table. South Luangwa has a greater claim than most. Some of these other fields will match its extraordinarily high game quantities. Many other junior Africa’s parks will have relatively few visitors. One or two also enable night drives, which open up a different, nocturnal world to view, providing leopards to be commonly seen and even watched while hunting.

However, few have South Luangwa’s high position of guiding collectively with its extraordinary wildlife spectacles, day and night, in the separation of pure wilderness. These factors, perhaps, are how the contenders must be assessed, and on these the South Luangwa Park gets out around the top of the list.

DAY 1 to 2: Protea Tower Hotel – Lusaka

Modern Lusaka hotel situated in the Arcades Shopping complex

Protea Hotel Lusaka Tower is located in the heart of Lusaka and within Arcades Shopping and Entertainment Complex on the Great East Road. Guests visiting this hotel have the benefit of being closely situated to the Mulungushi Conference Centre as well as having direct access to shops and restaurants.

The hotel caters to both corporate and leisure guests' alike being a mere 25 minutes from Kenneth Kaunda International Airport. Protea Hotel Lusaka Tower restaurant, The Steakhouse Restaurant, and Rooftop bar, Cloud 9 are ideal to relax after a day of exploring Lusaka or sitting through meetings.

Enjoy the most comfortable hotel accommodation in Lusaka with the various guest room configurations - our 137 guest rooms can be split between twin rooms and king size rooms. Conferencing is made easy with the wide range of conferencing facilities varying between Mitambo 1 and 2 which can comfortably seat 48 delegates when combined.

Day 2 to 4: Mfuwe Lodge – South Luangwa National Park

Award-winning safari lodge set in the most prolific game area of the South Luangwa. The perfect place to enjoy excellent game viewing, recharge your batteries, or to start and finish your journey to our Bushcamps.

Ease yourself into Luangwa's life with a stay at the award-winning Mfuwe Lodge. Set inside the park, just five minutes drive from the main gate, the lodge's allure is instantly obvious. Beneath a canopy of ebony and mahogany, its eighteen air-conditioned chalets are arranged around the banks of two lagoons where an endless stream of wildlife will keep you enthralled as you lounge on the open deck or take a dip in the swimming pool. The airy interior of the lodge is an exquisite complement to its natural surroundings.

This region of the park is renowned for its prolific game - giraffe, hippos, buffalo, antelope, and crocodile are constant visitors to Mfuwe Lodge's lagoon, whilst in November the local elephants regularly wander right through the lobby, lured by a nearby wild mango tree. Whether you stay overnight or just have lunch en route to a Bushcamp, Mfuwe Lodge's relaxed charm and enviable surroundings make it the perfect stopover. Voted Best Lodge in Zambia in 2009 Mfuwe Lodge also offers you the chance to relax at its Bush-Spa or buy a few mementos of your time in Zambia at our curio shop.

DAY 4 to 7: Chindeni Bushcamp – South Luangwa National Park

A sublime tented camp on the edge of a permanent lagoon with the Chindeni Hills providing a truly breathtaking backdrop.

In an enviable location on the edge of a lagoon where hippo chortle and elephant wallow, stands Chindeni - undoubtedly one of the most beautiful tented camps in the South Luangwa.

There's something about sleeping under canvas that ignites a sense of adventure in everyone. At Chindeni you can combine that thrill with style and comfort in one of its four opulent tents. Gaze out from your private veranda onto the lagoon which attracts birds and animals from miles around. Or settle back with a gin-and-tonic in the central lounge and dining area - a glorious expanse of varnished decking arranged on several levels around the surrounding ebony trees, boasting, of course, the same spectacular view of the serene lagoon and its inhabitants.

Rooms

With stripped wooden floors, four-poster beds, cosy sitting rooms, en suite bathrooms and vaulted canvas ceilings, Chindeni's spacious tents are so inviting you could be forgiven for never wanting to leave your room. Especially when you can see so much wildlife just by stepping onto your own private deck jutting out over the lagoon. Two of the tents have twin beds (queen-sized beds), while the other two each have a king bed. Chindeni is open from May to December.

Activities

Whether you are in the mood for intrepid exploration or perhaps some more sedentary wildlife viewing, Chindeni will deliver. Avid game viewers and birdwatchers can set out on superb walking safaris, game drives, night drives, and scenic sundowner trips in the surrounding area. Or you can just park yourself in a deckchair at camp and watch the abundance of game that is drawn to the lagoon.

DAY 1: Arrive /Transfer to Protea Tower Hotel – Lusaka

When you arrive at Lusaka International airport (LUN) you will be met by our representative and he will assist you with your luggage then transfer to Protea Hotel Tower in Lusaka where you will over based Bed and Breakfast.

Check and you will relax.

Day 2: Domestic Flight to Mfuwe in South Luangwa National Park

Today you will have breakfast at the hotel and then check out, our driver will transfer you to Lusaka international airport and you will be by our representative to check-in onto your Local flight to Mfuwe in Luangwa National Park.

When you arrive at Mfuwe International airport, you will be met by the guide from Mfuwe Lodge/The Bush Camp Company who will help you with luggage and then transfer you to the Mfuwe Lodge and it’s about  45 minutes transfer on a tar road and through the Mfuwe town/village settlements.

Check-in and then brunch will be served and you will have free time to relax.

Later in the afternoon tea/coffee with snacks will be served followed by the afternoon/night game drive of about 4 hours, you will be returning to the lodge after your night game drive. Dinner will be served and later bedtime at a convenient time.

Day 3: Two Game Viewing Activities – South Luangwa National Park

Breakfast will be served followed by morning game viewing activity either a 4x4 Game Drive or Walking Safari returning to the lodge almost in time for brunch and free time to relax.

Later in the afternoon tea/coffee with snacks will be served followed by the afternoon/night game drive of about 4 hours, you will be returning to the lodge after your night game drive. Dinner will be served and later bedtime at a convenient time.

Day 4: Game Drive transfer to Chindeni Bushcamp – South Luangwa National Park

Today you will have breakfast and then check out of Mfuwe Lodge and your guide will take you on a game drive transfer of about 3 hours depending on what you see on the way as you travel through the beautiful South Luangwa National park.

Arrive, check-in and then lunch will be served and free time to relax before afternoon tea/coffee time followed by the afternoon/night game drive starting with light and then when the sun is going down your guide and spotter will find an excellent site for a sundowner and you will continue with the drive where the spotter will be helping your guide with a spotlight in search of nocturnal animals then return to the camp in time for dinner and free time to relax and enjoy some drinks then later bedtime.  

Day 5 & 6: Two Game Viewing Activities – South Luangwa National Park

Breakfast is served followed by morning game viewing activity either a 4x4 Game Drive or Walking Safari returning to the lodge almost in time for brunch and free time to relax.

Later in the afternoon tea/coffee with snacks will be served followed by the afternoon/night game drive of about 4 hours, you will be returning to the lodge after your night game drive. Dinner will be served and later bedtime at a convenient time.

Day 7: Transfer to Mfuwe Airport / Flight to Lusaka

Start your day with breakfast, and according to your flight from Mfuwe to Lusaka, you will leave for the Mfuwe airport right after breakfast on a nice game viewing transfer through the amazing South Luangwa National Park.

Your Guide will transfer to Mfuwe Lodge the main office of operation where you check out then transfer to Mfuwe airport for your 1hr flight to Lusaka international airport.

At Lusaka International airport you will be welcomed by our representative who will assist you with the luggage and check-in onto the international flight.

Inclusions;

Protea Hotel Tower – Lusaka

  • 1 Night Luxury Ensuite Room Accommodations
  • Breakfast & Free Wifi Service
  • Two-way Lusaka airport Transfers

Mfuwe Lodge – South Luangwa National Park

  • 2 Nights Luxury Ensuite Room Accommodation
  • 2 Game Viewing Activities per Day Morning or Night Game drive or Walking Safari
  • All meals include daily Breakfast, Lunch, and Three Course Dinner.
  • Park Entry fee, bed levies, all conservation fees, and Community Fund,
  • All government Taxes (Service Charge & Tourism Levy)
  • All Road Transfers

Chindeni Bushcamp – South Luangwa National Park

  • 3 Nights Luxury Ensuite Room Accommodation
  • 2 Game Viewing Activities per Day Morning and Night Game drive or Walking Safari.
  • All meals which include Breakfast, Lunch, and Three Course Dinner
  • Drink from the Bar – excluding wine of premium brand
  • Park Entry Fees, Bed Levies, all conservation fees, and Community Fund,
  • All Government taxes (Service Charge & Tourism Levy)

Transportation (Flights and Road Transfers)

  • Return Domestic Flights (Lusaka – Mfuwe – Lusaka)
  • All Lusaka International airport transfers
  • Mfuwe Airport road transfers
  • Bushcamp inter-camp transfers

Exclusions;

  • Visa Fees (USD 50 single Entry)
  • International Flights
  • Comprehensive Travel & Medical Insurance (For trip delay/cancellation and emergency evacuation cover)
  • Village excursions
  • Drinks from the bar at Mfuwe Lodge & Protea Hotel
  • Premium wines at Chindeni Bushcamp
  • Lunch & Dinner at Protea Hotel
  • Anything of personal nature

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