7 Days -Nsefu @ 20 Years Under Robin Pope Safaris

The LUANGWA VALLEY, which marks the end of the Great Rift Valley, is one of the last unspoilt
wilderness areas and possibly the finest wildlife sanctuary in Africa. It covers an area of over 9000 sq. km. through which the meandering Luangwa River runs. The ox bow lagoons, woodland and plains of the valley host huge concentrations of game – including elephant, buffalo, leopard, lion, giraffe, hippo – and over 400 species of birds.

Description

Tips on actions provided:

Itinerary: Nsefu Camp 2 nights, Luangwa Bush Camping 2 nights & Tena Tena 2 nights

  • Valid set departures with some of our top Safari Guides:
    ✓ 31 May 2019 – Led by Kanga Banda
    ✓ 28 Jun 2019 – Led by Chilumba Lungu
    ✓ 26 Aug 2019 – Led by Chilumba Lungu
Day 1:

On arrival at Lusaka International Airport, our representative will meet and assist you with immigration and customs clearing plus checking in for your Mfuwe bound flight. The flight varies between an hour and a quarter and an hour and three quarters, depending on size of aircraft used.

At Mfuwe International Airport a guide from Robin Pope Safaris will meet you for your road transfer to Nsefu Camp. The camp is on a sweeping bend of the river. The Nsefu Sector was recognized then as a phenomenal area and it still is. Robin Pope Safaris own the only two camps in this sector of the Park. There are six round rondavels with en suite facilities and each room has a clear view of the river through large windows and from the new wooden verandahs. On arrival you will be shown to your rondavel and depending on your arrival time, lunch will be served followed by a well-deserved siesta before the afternoon and evening game drive. NSEFU CAMP

Day 2:

Being your full day here, you may decide to drive or walk through the ebony groves or take the opportunity of visiting Kawaza village as an option to meet local people and experience life in an African village. NSEFU CAMP

Day 3:

In true safari tradition, you will be up at sunrise for breakfast and then walk out of camp to your 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 much welcome siesta. After afternoon tea, you will enjoy another walk; which ends with sundowners back in camp. Dinners are usually a relaxed affair around the campfire deliberating over the events of the safari. LUANGWA BUSH CAMP

Day 4:

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 may 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. LUANGWA BUSH CAMP

Day 5:

Up for an early breakfast, you will walk into Tena Tena this morning. This remote and small camp lies within the National Park and enjoys a stunning location on a sweeping bend of the Luangwa River. From the dining area and bar, guests can watch the elephants, hippo and antelope on the riverbank. Tena Tena has 6 tents, each with a dressing room, open-air bathroom and private verandah. Most meals are taken under the shade in the centre of the camp. On arrival, you will be shown to your tent and then lunch will be served followed by a siesta and then tea before the afternoon and evening game drive. TENA TENA

Day 6:

You have one more full day to explore the Nsefu Sector, whether on a vehicle or on foot – or combination of both.

Day 7:

Depending on your flight time you will be transferred by vehicle to Mfuwe Airport which is approximately 1.5 hrs drive from Nsefu. Where possible we would incorporate a game drive.

 

THE SPECIALTIES OF THESE SAFARIS ARE:

WALKING SAFARIS The only way to really discover the secrets of the bush. Walks are led by an experienced naturalist and accompanied by an armed game scout.
GAME DRIVES (not available when bush camping) Conducted in open four-wheel drive vehicles by knowledgeable safari guides. Special game viewing seats provide excellent viewing and opportunities for photography.

NIGHT DRIVES (not available when bush camping) Set out in the afternoon. Later, after watching the sun set over the river with a sundowner in hand, the drive continues with a powerful spotlight. The nocturnal world of the bush is witnessed from owls, genets to hunting lions and the graceful leopard.

Walking Fitness:
For the general idea of fitness level, here are some guidelines. This does not mean this is the distance and timing of every day. But it gives you an idea of how to fit you need to be.
Robin always says that you should also be able to run 50 meters, but please understand that this is not because you will be running from any animal! It’s just another way of showing a level of fitness.
Distance: Luangwa Bush Camping walks cover approximately 6 km in 3 hours.

Included:
  • All safari activities
  • All Meals
  • Drinks from the bar
  • Laundry
  • Internal flights ex Lusaka,
  • Transfers to/from Mfuwe airport
  • Excludes airport taxes, visa fees, gratuities and items of a personal nature
Excluded:
  • Gratuities & Visa fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Airport Taxes
  • International flights
  • Items of Personal Nature

 



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