Day 1 to 3: Luangwa Bush Camping – South Luangwa Nsefu Sector
Name one of the most exclusive experiences on offer in Africa? Bush Camping with Robin Pope Safaris!
What is “bush camping”? …walking with the best of guides, dipping deeper into the bush from the fixed camps by camping out for a couple of nights, dinner and stories around the fire, simple but delicious food… When staying at Tena Tena and Nsefu you can walk between the two for two or three days, camping on the way. This is simple camping but with that extra touch of comfort. There are stand up tents, mattresses on the ground, sheets and blankets, wash basin, shared 60L bucket shower, bush loo, full bar and food service, fully serviced camp (except laundry). The walking is in one of the most lagoon rich areas of the Luangwa and hence the game is superb.
Day 3 to 5: Mfuwe Lodge – South Luangwa National Park
Ease yourself into Luangwa 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.
Tips on activities on offer:
Luangwa Bush Camping: walking only.
Mfuwe Lodge: Game drives and walks
Day 1: Arrival & Flight to Mfuwe /Luangwa Bush Camp
Ideally, you would spend the night at a camp not too far off so that you can get up at sunrise and then take a morning walk as a morning activity to the first bush camp. Situated in a secluded area of the Nsefu sector the camp is simple and “bush”. Arriving in time for a leisurely lunch followed by a siesta and an afternoon walk will follow tea and then back to camp for sundowners and dinner around the campfire.
Day 2: Luangwa Bush Camp
Arrive at Lusaka Airport meet and greet by our representative and they will show you the domestic check-in counter from your flight to Mfuwe. Arrival at the airport you will be welcomed by a guide from Robin Pope Safaris who will then Transfer you to the Camp.
The day is spent walking in the game rich area of the Luangwa riverine habitat, with ebony groves, many lagoons and of course the Luangwa River itself. During your morning walk, the camp will be moved to a second site and lunch will be waiting for you on arrival, alternatively, you and your guide may decide to have a picnic lunch en route. This is a very flexible day and your guide will discuss options to suit you and any other guests.
Day 3: Transfer to Mfuwe Lodge inside South Luangwa National Park
Following a relaxed breakfast, you will walk out of camp and head towards your next lodging, stopping for tea and cake along the way and arriving in time for lunch at Mfuwe Lodge. After you have checked in and had your lunch its free time from about 1 PM – 3 PM during you free time you can as well take a massage at the bush spa within Mfuwe Lodge, then its afternoon tea and leave for the Night game drive which starts around 4 PM, stop for sundowner and continue with the night and return to the lodge in time for dinner.
Day 4: Mfuwe lodge in South Luangwa National Park
Morning breakfast and then you will leave for the morning game drive, at some stage during your game drive you will stop tea and return to the lodge for brunch, relax time and then tea/afternoon game drive. Return to the lodge for dinner and bed.
Day: 5 – Transfer to Mfuwe Airport/Flight to Lusaka
Today you start with breakfast in the morning and this day depends on your flight schedule to Lusaka for your onward connection. A guide from Mfuwe Lodge will transfer to Mfuwe Airport in time for your flight.
- Luangwa Bush Camping 2 nights – Age Limit 16 Years
- Mfuwe Lodge 2 Nights
Max: 4 Pax
Included at Luangwa Bush Camping: 2 Nights Accommodation All safari activities, Park Fees, All Meals, Bar, All Transfers
Included at Mfuwe Lodge: 2 Night Chalet Accommodation, All Meals, All Game viewing activities, Park fees, Laundry and All Airport Transfers
Visa fees, Travel Insurance, gratuities Laundry at Luangwa Buch Camping, Bar at Mfuwe lodge and items of a personal nature and International Flights.
Flights & Transfers Included:
- Flight from Lusaka to Mfuwe in South Luangwa National Park
- Transfer from Mfuwe Airport to Luangwa Bush Camping
- Transfer from Luangwa Bush Camping to Mfuwe Lodge
- Transfer from Mfuwe Lodge to Mfuwe Airport
- Flight from Mfuwe to Lusaka – For your onward connection
Valid: June to October 2018/2019