Take a walk on the Wild Side

North & South Luangwa National Parks, Zambia

Experience the unspoilt Luangwa valley through exceptional guided walking safaris. Start and end in Lusaka.

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HIGHLIGHTS

- Owner run camps located in remote areas of the South Luangwa away from the crowds
- Ultimate walking opportunities with expert guides
- Intimate and authentic camps
- Excellent wildlife experience

SEASON

JANUARY - MARCH: MOST CAMPS ARE CLOSED
This is Zambia's 'Emerald Season' – when most camps close and many roads in Zambia become impassable so there is not much happening in the Luangwa Valley! Two of The Bushcamp Company camps - Kapamba and Zungulila - are open until 6th January offering unique Emerald Season safaris. Other camp owners tend to be taking their holidays! Mwaleshi, Tafika and Chikoko Trails are all closed.

APRIL - JUNE: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
The rains gradually subside from April and camps begin to open. By May the landscape is looking lush and green and June is a lovely time to be on safari as temperatures are extremely comfortable especially for walking safaris. The grass is now flatter and the bush opens up offering better visibility. Wildlife sightings are beginning to be very good.
The Bushcamps start opening from 16 April | Tafika Camp opens 1 May | Chikoko Trails open 25 May | Mwaleshi Camp opens 15 June

JULY - SEPTEMBER: PEAK SEASON
Superb time for Zambia, especially for the walking safari enthusiasts, as the temperatures are still moderate to make walking comfortable (especially in July and August). Game viewing is excellent. But as the camps operate such a limited season and this is the peak period spaces fill up well in advance so we suggest planning ahead to ensure the ultimate Zambian safari.

OCTOBER - DECEMBER: THE SEASON IS COMING TO AN END
Before the November rains the temperatures start to climb: the Luangwa Valley, can get very hot in October. But the wildlife sightings are superb as animals start to keep close to water sources. This is when the Luangwa comes into its own with the river being the central attraction and this becomes safari mania.
Mwaleshi Camp & Chikoko Trails close 31 October | Tafika Camp closes 15 November | The Bushcamps start to close from 1 November - selected camps open until 6 January

ITINERARY DETAIL

MOVE: Arrive in Lusaka. Fly from Lusaka Airport to Mfuwe International Airport with Proflight. Fly from Mfuwe International Airport to Mwaleshi Camp with RASAIR.

STAY: 2 nights Mwaleshi Camp

PLAY: One of only two camps within the hidden North Luangwa National Park – a true wilderness with excellent wildlife viewing! Focus on walking with only 4 chalets.

MOVE: Fly from Mwaleshi Airport to Lukuzi airstrip with RASAIR. 4x4 & walk to Chikoko Trails.

STAY: 2 nights Chikoko Trails (1 night Chikoko Tree Camp & 1 night Crocodile River Camp)

PLAY: Only accessible by foot these camps offer the ultimate walking safari experience. Take a walk through the wilderness with a lifetime of guiding knowledge freely shared by guides such as Bryan Jackson. 

MOVE: Walk & 4x4 to Tafika Camp

STAY: 3 nights Tafika Camp

PLAY: The base camp for Remote Africa Safaris and home to John and Carol Coppinger. The remote location provides for an authentic and adventurous safari experience: walk, 4x4, village visits and a real highlight is going on a cycling safari with John as your guide.

MOVE: 4x4 to Lukuzi airstrip. Fly from Lukuzi airstrip to Kapamba airstrip with RASAIR private charter. 4x4 to The Bushcamp Company.

STAY: 5 nights The Bushcamp Company

PLAY: Choose to stay in any of the 6 intimate and individual bush camps and experience the South Luangwa on foot. Set out from any of these secluded camps to be guaranteed an exclusive, diverse wildlife experience. End the day with a signature sundowner in the Kapamba river. 

MOVE: Road transfer to Mfuwe International Airport. Fly from Mfuwe International Airport to Lusaka Airport with Proflight. Depart ex Lusaka Airport on international flight

AVAILABILITY
CONTACT

For assistance with availability and logistics, please contact us.

journeys@classic-portfolio.com | +27 21 876 2153 or +27 21 201 3869

Tafika Camp

Owner run and bush home to John and Carol Coppinger, Tafika Camp is the base camp for Remote Africa Safaris, nestled in the shade of giant Leadwood trees. The remote location makes it ideal for those who really want to get away from it all and experience the bush in the true sense of the word. Situated on the banks of the Luangwa, the camp provides amazing views of the river with plenty of opportunity to see elephants crossing, hippos wallowing and king fishers darting in and out the river offering a wonderful way to relax when not enjoying walking safaris, cycling trails or day & night game drives!..

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