Walking South Luangwa

South Luangwa National Park

Combine 2 or 3 of the camps for 2 to 3 nights at each to provide an all-encompassing South Luangwa safari. Start and end in Lusaka.

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HIGHLIGHTS

- Individual bushcamps in individual locations
- Maximum of 8 guests in camp at any one time
- Remote area with no other camps around
- Home of the walking safari, one can also walk between camps
- Renowned for leopard sightings, very large hippo concentrations and excellent general game

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!
Most of The Bushcamps are closed, but Kapamba and Zungulila are open until 6th January offering unique Emerald Season safaris.

APRIL - JUNE: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
The rains gradually subsides from April and camps begin to open. The bush is very green and wildlife sightings are beginning to be very good. Days are wonderful and warm and the evenings can be cool and sometimes cold. June is a lovely time to be on safari as temperatures are extremely comfortable especially for walking safaris, and the grass is now flatter and the bush opens up offering better visibility.
The Bushcamp Company camps start opening from 16 April.

JULY - SEPTEMBER: PEAK SAFARI 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.
Selected camps open until 6 January 2018.

ITINERARY DETAIL

MOVE: Arrive at Lusaka Airport. Fly Lusaka to Mfuwe Airport with Proflight. Road transfer from Mfuwe Airport to Mfuwe Lodge.

STAY: 1 night Mfuwe Lodge

PLAY: Set in a prolific game area of the South Luangwa, Mfuwe Lodge is the perfect place to start your adventure in the South Luangwa before journeying to the Bushcamps.

MOVE: 4x4 safari to Bushcamps.

STAY: 6 nights The Bushcamp Company

PLAY: Choose to stay in any of the 6 intimate and individual Bushcamps, all owned by Zambian-born Andy Hogg. Set out from any of these secluded camps on foot to be guaranteed an exclusive and diverse wildlife experience in the presence of world-class guides. End the day with a signature sundowner in the Kapamba River. 

MOVE: Road transfer to Mfuwe Airport. Fly from Mfuwe to Lusaka Airport with Proflight. Depart from Lusaka Airport on your 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

Kapamba

Walking time from Bilimungwe is ± 3 hours and Zungulila ± 2½ hours. Drive time from Mfuwe Lodge: ± 3½ hours. The Kapamba River is only meters in front of camp, and guests can bathe, walk or enjoy sundowners in the river. With an exotic Mediterranean touch, the four chalets are open-fronted with wrought iron gates. There are 2 twin chalets (queen size beds) and 2 double chalets each (king size bed each), all with open-fronted, en-suite bathrooms featuring large double showers...

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