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Be captivated by this outstanding wilderness experience in the South Luangwa, home of the ‘walking safari’.

Journey Overview

Be captivated by this outstanding wilderness experience in the South Luangwa, home of the ‘walking safari’. The area is widely considered one of Africa’s finest and most unspoiled wildlife reserves and it makes for an exciting contrast with the Lower Zambezi where you’ll see game from safari vehicles, get up close on foot and float gently past herds which frequent the river and its banks. Unspoilt natural beauty and abundant game make these two areas unparalleled for a wildlife adventure.

Journey Highlights

  • Soak up Zambia’s diverse landscapes - rivers, mountains, open bush and ebony groves - in its two great parks
  • Enjoy the thrill and intimacy of a walking safari in the South Luangwa
  • Canoe the mighty Zambezi River amidst the breathtakingly beautiful Lower Zambezi
  • Meet inspiring Zambian safari guides dedicated to conservation
  • Stay in exclusive and intimate camps in idyllic locations

Journey Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Lusaka.

An A&K welcome to the Zambian capital and transfer to your boutique hotel, where local artwork and colourful fabrics exude a creative vibe.
Latitude Fifteen Degrees (Luxury Suite)

Day 2: Lusaka – South Luangwa National Park.

Fly to Mfuwe in the east of the country. You are met and transferred to Kaingo Camp, situated on the banks of the Luangwa River in the spectacular South Luangwa National Park, a vast reserve covering 9,050 km². Kaingo comprises six spacious chalets, each with thatched roofs, outdoor bath and private deck overlooking the wide river expanse.
Kaingo Camp | Meals: BLD

Days 3–4: South Luangwa National Park.

Two days to explore the magnificent South Luangwa. This world-renowned wildlife haven supports large populations of Thornicroft’s Giraffe, and herds of elephant and buffalo often several hundred strong. The vegetation too is diverse and keen spotters are rewarded with incredible sightings of lion, elephant, giraffe and any number of antelopes from bushbuck and puku to Greater Kudu and impala. Each day enjoy a morning and afternoon game drive with sundowners and a thrilling night drive. Or, as the South Luangwa is ‘home’ of the walking safari, head out on foot with your guide to see the bush from a different perspective.
Kaingo Camp | Meals: BLD

Days 5: South Luangwa National Park.

Transfer by road to the unparalleled luxury of Chinzombo Camp. Each of the six stunning villas offers panoramic views of the Luangwa River and the abundant wildlife that frequents its banks. Ancient shade trees and private plunge pools offer comfort and relaxation.
Chinzombo Camp | Meals: BLD

Day 6: South Luangwa National Park.

Explore one of the most game rich areas of the South Luangwa, renowned for its world-class predator action, with especially strong sightings of the elusive leopard. Enjoy game drives, safari walks and boat cruises (seasonal), or pamper yourself with an in-villa spa treatment during the midday break between safari activities.
Chinzombo Camp | Meals: BLD

Days 7: South Luangwa National Park – Lower Zambezi.

Fly to the Lower Zambezi National Park, an area of stunning wilderness. Bed down at the luxurious Sausage Tree Camp, featuring five generously sized ‘Signature Tents’ with sliding teak doors opening onto private decks featuring private plunge pools, and views over an expanse of narrow channels and low-set reed islands, teeming with game. Discover the Lower Zambezi over the next two days. Sausage Tree Camp | Meals: BLD

Day 8-9: Lower Zambezi.

An early morning canoe safari is one of the most serene (and exciting) ways to explore the Zambezi River. A half day game drive will bring close encounters with elephant, buffalo, lion and possibly the endangered wild dog, and a guided walking safari will highlight the smaller creatures of the bush.
Sausage Tree Camp | Meals:  BLD

Day 10: Lower Zambezi – Depart Lusaka.

Farewell from A&K as you end your safari with a flight to Lusaka.
Meals: B

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Preferred Accommodation

Preferred Accommodation

This journey features the following Preferred Accommodations:

Chinzombo, South Luangwa National Park

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The only way to reach this luxurious lodge in Zambia’s game-rich South Luangwa National Park is to cross a river by boat. Once across the ... Read more

Sausage Tree Camp, Lower Zambezi

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Sausage Tree Camp is the epitome of luxury, deep in the Lower Zambezi National Park, sophisticated comforts come to Zambia in this elegan ... Read more

Kaingo Camp, South Luangwa National Park

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Comprising of six chalets, each sitting idyllically along the Luangwa River, Kaingo, one of the luxurious accommodations managed by Shent ... Read more

Journey Dates & Prices

From $16,730 per person twin share (low season) and from $21,455 per person twin share (high season). Solo travellers on request.

As this Private Journey can be personalised to your specific requirements, it is not available for online booking. Depending on your preferred dates and arrangements, final pricing will vary.

Please call A&K on 1300 851 800 to book this journey.


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