South Luangwa National Park

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The South Luangwa National Park is the Luangwa Valley's most accessible and popular park. It is 9050km² and the concentration of game around the river is one of the highest in Africa. Walking safaris were pioneered in this park and are still one of the best ways of experiencing the African wilderness. The park has 60 animal species and 400 different bird species. This is one of the premier wilderness areas in Africa, famed for its seclusion and natural beauty.

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Bilimungwe Bush Camp

Bilimungwe Camp nestles beneath a grove of mahogany trees on the edge of a small plain overlooking 3 watering holes. The rustic dining room, deck and bar are raised off the ground and offer wonder...

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Chamilandu Bush Camp

Operated by the Bushcamp Company, Chamilandu offers comfort, style and beauty in one of the Luangwa Valley’s prime remote river locations, overlooking the Chindeni Hills from treetop style...

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Chichele Presidential Lodge

This historic hilltop lodge with just ten suites is found in Zambia's vast South Luangwa National Park. Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge was originally built for Kenneth Kaunda, the former...

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Chikoko Tree Camp

Situated on the west bank of the Luangwa, the Chikoko Trails Camps are comprised of two private camps: Chikoko Tree Camp and Crocodile River Camp. Chikoko Tree Camp is situated 8km upstream...

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Chindeni Bush Camp

Chindeni Camp is situated on the edge of a permanent lagoon with the Chindeni Hills providing a breathtaking backdrop. Ancient ebony trees shade the bar and dining area, with an adjacent, walkway...

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Crocodile River Camp

Situated on the west bank of the Luangwa, the Chikoko Trails Camps are comprised of two private camps: Chikoko Tree Camp and Crocodile River Camp. Crocodile River Camp offers three twin chalets...

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Island Bush Camp

Island Bush Camp is an authentic safari camp sitting in the cool shade of hundred year old Mahogany trees on the banks of the Luangwa River. Far from the beaten tracks, the camp offers complete so...

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Kafunta River Lodge

Kafunta River Lodge is located on the edge of the South Luangwa National Park. At Kafunta each of the luxury private chalets and the main lounge / dining area overlook the game rich flood plain...

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Kaingo Camp

Overlooking the Luangwa River deep within the South Luangwa National Park, Kaingo’s relaxed, personal and friendly atmosphere offers guests fantastic game-viewing opportunities within an area of...

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Kakuli Bush Camp

Kakuli is a seasonal bush camp on the confluence of the Luwi and Luangwa rivers. For many it marks the end of a walking safari from camp to camp following the course of the Luwi River...

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Kalamu Lagoon Camp

Kalamu Lagoon Camp lies on a beautiful permanent lagoon just off the Luangwa River in the remote Luamfwa area in the southern section of South Luangwa National Park. Abundant with wildlife, South...

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Kapamba Bush Camp

In a remote corner of the South Luangwa National Park lies Kapamba, a camp that combines the isolation and superb game-viewing opportunities of a true bushcamp with a touch of luxury. Set on the...

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Kapani Lodge

Kapani is an exclusive camp situated on the banks of one of the Luangwa River's many ox-bow lagoons. Kapani accommodates just 18 guests and is open throughout the year. This is an ideal place from...

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Kuyenda Bush Camp

Set beneath shady trees by the Manzi River, Kuyenda embodies the authentic charm of old Africa with its cluster of traditional thatched grass huts and back-to-nature feel. As for the wildlife, you...

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Luangwa River Camp

Open from April to the end of November, Luangwa River Camp lies on the banks of the Luangwa River forming the border of the world renowned South Luangwa National Park. It is perhaps one of the few...

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Luangwa Safari House

Luangwa Safari House is a private house situated on Robin Pope's Nkwali land, approximately 1km from camp. Built on the edge of a seasonal lagoon and with a backdrop of the Chindeni Hills, the...

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Luangwa Wilderness Lodge

Luangwa Wilderness Lodge lies within Luambe National Park, in eastern Zambia. Luambe is cradled on the banks of the Luangwa River in the Luangwa Valley, between the North and South Luangwa...

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Luwi Bush Camp

Operated by Norman Carr Safaris, Luwi is a seasonal bush camp nestled under huge mahogany trees on the banks of a permanent lagoon. It is situated deep in the heart of the National Park and is one...

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Mchenja Bush Camp

Mchenja, meaning ebony, is situated beneath a magnificent grove of these trees on the banks of the Luangwa River. It is just a short morning's walk upstream from Kakuli Bush Camp and is in an area...

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Mwamba Camp

In addition to Kaingo Camp, Shenton Safaris operate Mwamba Bush Camp, providing an opportunity to explore the park's heartland. Wonderfully remote and peaceful, the site is a relaxed 3-hour...

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Nkwali Camp

Nkwali is located on Robin Pope's private land, overlooking the National Park. The area surrounding Nkwali is superb game viewing country, with a beautiful area of ebony woodland and open...

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Nsefu Camp

Nsefu Camp is situated on a sweeping bend of the river, 12 kms north of Tena Tena Camp in the heart of the South Luangwa National Park. This was the first photographic safari camp in Zambia and...

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Nsolo Bush Camp

Nsolo Bush Camp is situated on a bend in the Luwi sand river that runs through the heart of South Luangwa National Park, just three hours' walk from Luwi Bushcamp. Accommodation consists of four...

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Puku Ridge

Sanctuary Puku Ridge is an intimate camp with seven tents. Named after the Puku antelope that grazes on the floodplains below, this traditional safari camp is perched on an escarpment in a remote...

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Robin Pope Walking Safaris

Whilst on safari, some guests want to get even further out into the wilderness, to immerse themselves in the sights, sounds and smells of the bush. For these adventurers, Robin Pope Safaris offers...

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Robin’s House

Robin's House is the perfect place for a family safari, honeymooners or guests looking for a little privacy. It accommodates up to five adults or a family of up to six. The house is set apart...

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Tafika Camp

Tafika Camp, located in South Luangwa, is the Remote Africa Safaris base camp. Here exceptional game viewing is combined with exciting activities - including daily microlight flights, mountain...

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Tena Tena Camp

This remote and small camp lies within the National Park and enjoys a stunning location on a sweeping bend of the Luangwa River. It was Robin Pope’s first camp and has remained a favorite of...

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Zebra Plains

Sanctuary Zebra Plains offers an authentic walking safari in Zambia like no other. Explore the pristine and unspoilt wilderness of the South Luangwa with one of the country's most experienced...

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Zungulila Bush Camp

Operated by The Bushcamp Company, Zungulila Bush Camp is situated on a raised knoll overlooking a remote corner of the Kapamba River with immense views over a variety of wildlife. New all-weather...

ITINERARY IDEA

Day 1: South Luangwa National Park

Meal Basis: Full Board plus Activities

Upon arrival at Mfuwe Airport you will be met by a Robin Pope Safaris representative and transferred to Nkwali Camp. The drive takes about one hour through colourful village scenes, agriculture, and bush. Nkwali Camp has a wide view of the Luangwa River - on Robin Pope Safaris’s private land, and overlooking the South Luangwa National Park. The six rooms all look out over the river and have open air bathrooms. Depending on your arrival time in the day you will enjoy a lunch looking out over the lagoon to the back of Nkwali or if in the afternoon for tea and the afternoon and night game drive.

Day 2 - 3: South Luangwa National Park

Meal Basis: Full Board plus Activities

At dawn breakfast is served around the campfire. The porridge heated on the fire and toast cooked by the coals. The morning walk or drive will leave soon after, entering the park by boat from the camp or by road via the main gate. The game in the area is excellent – and includes many family herds of elephants and the endemic species of giraffe, the Thornicroft Giraffe. A mid-morning break of tea, coffee and cake will be taken at a scenic point on a lagoon or the Luangwa River. Return to camp for lunch around mid-day. After lunch you can cool off in the swimming pool or siesta. Following tea, you will go out on an afternoon game drive that continues into the early night giving the chance to see the nocturnal world. 

Day 4: South Luangwa National Park

Meal Basis: Full Board plus Activities

Kasanka National Park. Your Robin Pope Safaris guide will accompany you for your flight to Kasanka. Upon arrival you will be transferred to Wasa Camp where you will spend the next three days amongst the glory of the bat migration.

Day 5 - 6: South Luangwa National Park

Meal Basis: Full Board plus Activities

These days will be quite relaxed with a chance to bird-watch, spend time in the Fibwe hide to catch a glimpse of the shy sitatunga, and view all of the other fantastic species in this area such as Lichtenstein’s hartebeest, Pel’s fishing owl, etc. And of course, you can’t forget the bats!

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