Day 1: Luangwa River Camp
Arriving at Mfuwe International Airport, a guide from Robin Pope Safaris will meet you with onward transport you to Luangwa River Camp where you will be ushered into your bush suite to rest.
Luangwa River Camp is an intimate camp with only five chalets located opposite the Luangwa Wafwa in the Upper Lupande GMA. Having all the creature comforts of a five-star camp yet with all the intimacy, tailored ventures, and flexible mealtimes you come to anticipate from a bush camp. The camp is filled with its décor from locally crafted handmade accessories.
The main area is above the ground between 1-3 meters on wooden decks affording great views of the park and river. The swimming pool is sunk into the floor on two levels with a spillover adjoining the two pools one spilling over the other. Seating areas are all high and open plan with a bar area as well as a dining and reading area.
Day 2: Luangwa River Camp
The second is a day to experience. The South Luangwa National Park with a mix of activities including game drives, walking also boating.
Day 3 – 5: Nsefu Camp
Taking the boat up to Nsefu Camp which usually takes 2 to 4 hours depending on what you see during the journey. The Luangwa River is typically high, and many of the lagoons will be full. The birdlife is fantastic alongside the river. Often you will see a bull elephant or a lion on the banks of the river. Nsefu Camp has six round rondavels with luxurious en-suite facilities. Every room has a definite view of the river through big windows and from the new wooden decks. Arriving at Nsefu you will be shown to your rooms, and lunch will be served followed by a well-deserved rest before going for an afternoon adventure.
As the week goes by you will have a chance to explore the location by boat and on foot, looking at ebony groves, lagoons, and flooded channels. A guide will take you to remote places enjoying the park in a more exclusive way of taking a rest while having an all-day picnic. Which includes lunch served under a tree or next to a lagoon, taking a rest spending a couple of hours reading a book or watching the animals and the landscape. Returning to camp when you are fit – you may decide to proceed straight on your evening boat ride and back to camp at sunset.
Day 6: Nkwali Camp
Boating back to Nkwali in the morning, with a comprehensive view of River Luangwa overlooking the Park. Nkwali has six rooms all looking out over the river and have spacious bathrooms. Activities are thereby sent according to your time of arrival you can enjoy lunch looking out over the lagoon into the back of Nkwali or afternoon tea and the afternoon and night game drive.
Day 7: Nkwali Camp
At dawn, breakfast set around the campfire with porridge heated on the fire and the toast made by roasting it with coals. After breakfast the Morning walks or drive with a chance photographic expedition with the natural light, accessing the park by boat from the camp to nearby pontoon. The game in this area is exceptional and including various families of elephants and giraffes like the Thornicroft Giraffe. Mid-Morning rest of tea, cake, and coffee taking in the views of the lagoon and the Luangwa River. After that returning to camp for lunch at mid-day. After having lunch, cooling off in the swimming pool. Tea will be served in the afternoon will be served then followed by a game drive continuing into the early night for a chance to see nocturnal animals. The ride ends at around 20.00 hrs, and dinner generally served at 20.30.
Day 8: Transit
After breakfast, you will be transported to Mfuwe Airport for your flight to Lusaka and onwards connection.