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7 Nights – South Luangwa

This 7 night safari will offer you one of the best safari experiences one can get from the South Luangwa National Park. The itinerary combines the Nsefu Sector of the South Luangwa and the western side of the park – the suggested properties are both in prime game viewing areas and away from other camps.

Camps making up the itinerary include;

  • 3 nights at Zikomo Safari Camp in the Nsefu Sector of the South Luangwa National Park
  • 4 nights at Lion 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 Zikomo Safari Camp who will help with your luggage and transfer you to Zikomo Safari Camp which will be your home for your 3 nights safari stay in the Luangwa valley.

Day 1 to Day 4 – Zikomo Safari Camp 

You will start your unforgettable Luangwa Safari from the comfort of the Zikomo Safari Camp, and spend your 3 nights exploring the Nsefu Sector of the South Luangwa by open 4-wheel drive vehicle.

Zikomo Safari Camp is located in one of the best game viewing areas on the uncongested Nsefu sector of the South Luangwa National Park. It is small independent lodge which can only take a maximum of 8 guests. The lodge has a bar, dining area, a gift shop, a swimming pool and a workout facility for those who want to stay in shape on their holiday.

The chalets all face the river, are made from local materials and are built a meter and half off of the ground to take advantage of the spectacular view of the Luangwa River and to view wildlife from the comfort of your own porch.

Activities at Zikomo Safari Camp will include day and night game drives, and walking safaris. Day visits to the nearby Kawaza Cultural Village can also be arranged during your time at Zikomo Safari Camp.

Day 4 – transfer from Zikomo Safari Camp to Lion Camp

After your 3 nights stay at Zikomo Safari Camp you will be transferred to Lion Camp which is on the other side of the Luangwa River, deep inside the South Luangwa National Park – this will be your home for 4 nights.

Day 4 to Day 8 – Lion Camp 

You will start your unforgettable Luangwa safari from the comfort of the Lion Camp, and spend your 4 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.

Day 8 – transfer from Lion Camp to Mfuwe Airport

Depending on the schedule of your flight, you will be transferred from Lion Camp to Mfuwe Airport for your flight to Lusaka 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.