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10 Nights – South & North Luangwa

This 10 night safari will give you one of the best safari experiences one can get from a Zambian wildlife safari; the selected properties are in different locations all of which are prime game viewing areas. This safari focuses on wildlife safaris and will combine the game-rich South and North Luangwa National Parks.

Camps making up the itinerary include;

  • 3  nights at Lion Camp in South Luangwa National Park
  • 3 nights at Tafika Camp in the Nsefu Sector of the South Luangwa National Park
  • 4 nights at Mwaleshi Camp in North Luangwa National Park

Itinerary summary;

Day 1 – Arrival in Lusaka off your international flight

MEET AND GREET; Upon arrival at Lusaka International Airport, you will be met and greeted by a representative from Imagine Zambia Tours. Please look out for your names on a name board as you enter the terminal building.

Our representative will assist you through passport control and will also help you getting your luggage and clear customs. You’ll later be shown to the Domestic Departure lounge for your onward flight to Mfuwe; passengers are required to check in at least 60 minutes before departure.

On arrival at Mfuwe airport, you will be welcomed by a representative/guide from Lion Camp who will help with your luggage and transfer you to Lion Camp which will be your home for your 3 nights safari stay in the Luangwa valley.

Day 4 to Day 7 – Lion Camp 

You will start your unforgettable Luangwa safari from the comfort of the Lion Camp, and spend your 3 nights exploring the areas around Lion Camp by open 4-wheel drive vehicle.

Lion Camp is a stylish, unique and independent lodge accommodating up to 18 guests. It is located in one of the best game viewing areas of the South Luangwa National and away from other lodges and camps, which means that you are likely to enjoy your South Luangwa safari without many other guests or vehicles around. The lodge looks out onto open grassland which is frequented by grazing mammals during day time, and becomes a hunting ground for lions by night.

Accommodation at Lion Camp will be in luxury canvas and thatch chalets which are built on raised wooden platforms. All chalets are linked to each other and the main area by a raised wooden light boardwalk. The chalets have either four poster king side double beds or twin beds, each with a walk in mosquito net. They are all en-suite with showers and toilets, and each has a private deck overlooking the open plain in front of the lodge.

Besides morning drives and walking safaris, you will also go on afternoon/evening game drives. The game drive usually takes about 3 to 4 hours. Sundowners are usually served at around sunset along the LuangwaRiver, giving you clear views of the African sun as it sets after which, you continue with your game drive in search of nocturnal animals. This will return after dark in time for dinner.

You will be at Lion Camp for 3 nights after which you will head out to Tafika Camp which is on the other side of the Luangwa River and in the Nsefu Sector of the South Luangwa National Park – this will be your home for 3 nights.

Day 4 – transfer from Lion Camp to Tafika Camp

On arrival at a River Crossing point, you will be met by a representative/driver from Tafika Camp who will after crossing the river in a small boat, transfer you straight to Tafika Camp.

Day 4 to Day 7 – Tafika Camp

Tafika Camp is the Remote Africa Safaris base camp. At this camp, exceptional game viewing is combined with exciting activities – including microlight flights, mountain bike safaris, walks and visits to the nearby Mkasanga Village.

The camp has 6 comfortable and spacious en-suite chalets, each with its own romantic outdoor shower. With enough space for a maximum of only 6 couples, Tafika Camp is a truly intimate experience.

Situated just outside the Nsefu Sector of the South Luangwa National Park, the camp boasts some of the finest leopard viewing in Zambia. The leopard-sighting opportunities combined with the unusual and exhilarating safari activities, and the camp’s family-friendly atmosphere, make Tafika Camp the perfect place for inclusion in any Zambian adventure.

Day 7 – transfer from Tafika Camp to Lukuzi Airstrip

Depending on the schedule of your flight, you will be transferred to Lukuzi Airstrip for your flight to Mwaleshi Camp in North Luangwa National Park.

Day 7 to Day 11 – Mwaleshi Camp

On arrival at Mwaleshi Airstrip, you will be met by a representative/guide from Mwaleshi Camp who will welcome you off your flight and transfer you to camp.

Mwaleshi Camp, located in the remote North Luangwa National Park, is situated 10km from the Mwaleshi and Luangwa river confluence. Here guests may catch a glimpse of hyenas hunting puku in the shallow waters of the Mwaleshi River, enjoy impressive herds of buffalo, the endemic Cookson’s Wildebeest and a large number of resident lions.

In the untouched North Luangwa, guests accompanied by an experienced guide and an armed escort scout, enjoy the freedom of Africa’s vastness on foot. Guests are able to explore further afield either by vehicle or on a day trip to the Mwaleshi Falls, located upstream of the camp.

This will be your home for 4 nights after which you fly to Lusaka via Mfuwe to catch your international flight out of Zambia.

Day 11 – transfer from Mwaleshi Camp to Mwaleshi Airstrip

On this day, you will be transferred from Mwaleshi Camp to Mwaleshi Airstrip for your flight to Lusaka via Mfuwe where you will catch your international flight out of Zambia.

Meet and Assist; on arrival at Lusaka International Airport, you will be met by a representative from Imagine Zambia Tours, who will be at hand again to assist with baggage handling and check in to your International flight out of Zambia.

This is the end of your safari in Zambia but we will still be in touch with you to make sure that your travel back home was well and safe.

For quotations and booking enquiries, please contact us on info@imaginezambiatours.com and we will be delighted to do everything for you.