Adventure to remote sections of South Luangwa National Park on this safari tour that styles itself after the traditional bushcamp Africa safaris of a bygone era. Go on game drives and learn firsthand why South Luangwa is the birthplace for the walking safari. Tour Victoria Falls for two days and take part in optional adventures in Livingstone, then spend four days in the remote sections of South Luangwa National Park. This week-long safari tour is easily combined with Africa tours in neighboring countries.
Day 1 : Arrive Livingstone Day 2 : Victoria Falls and Livingstone Day 3 : On to Mfuwe Lodge | South Luangwa Bushcamp Days 4-5 : South Luangwa Safari Day 6 : Return Mfuwe | Fly Home
Walk on safari in South Luangwa National Park spotting 4 of the Big 5
Tour Victoria Falls from the Zambia side and try a Livingstone adventure
Stay in elegant and intimate safari bushcamps set in remote areas
Visit Livingstone Island where David Livingstone first spotted the Falls
Set out on a guided tour of Victoria Falls and Livingstone today. Spend the rest of the day as you like, or arrange for additional activities in Livingstone or through your camp. A variety of adventure activities are offered along the Zambezi River and in the immediate area for those with more time after they tour the falls. Try whitewater rafting, bungee jumping, or river boarding. Visit the Livingstone museum and learn about its history. Or opt to wander the market stalls in Livingstone and enjoy the urban lifestyle. This evening enjoy a guided sundowner cruise on the Zambezi River, spotting crocodiles and hippos along the banks.
*Please note: Victoria Falls is only a trickle in mid-September through November. We can arrange for a guided tour of Livingstone instead this time of year.
Today you are picked up and transferred to the airport for your flight on to Mfuwe. Drive about 45 minutes to Mfuwe Lodge in time for lunch and a little bit of time to explore and rest. Transfer on this afternoon to your more remote bushcamp set deeper inside the Park. Choose from any of the six more remote camps set along the rivers inside the park. Kuyenda and Zungulila offer more adventurous stays with more traditional and rustic atmosphere, while Chamilandu, Chindeni, Kapamba, and Bilimungwe are a little more sophisticated and modern. Depending on the bushcamp, drive between an hour and 4 hours to arrive to your next safari camp. Settle in for the afternoon or set out on your first safari activity upon your arrival. All are bushcamps open seasonally, ranging anywhere from April through January, and offer an intimate safari experience with many of them accepting only 8 guests at a time.
Spend these days going on game drives and walking safaris as you explore South Luangwa National Park. South Luangwa National Park is largely attributed with being the innovator of walking safaris, and you have ample opportunity to discover why they do it so well here. Spend your days wandering the park and watching wildlife on day or night game drives. South Luangwa National Park supports larger herds of giraffe, populations of elephant, zebra, and cape buffaloes along with healthy populations of crocodile and hippo in the rivers. Enjoy your time in one of the six intimate bushcamps and experience South Luangwa. Add a few nights to visit another one or two bushcamps as you like to extend your Zambia safari.
Day 6 Return Mfuwe | Fly Home
Return to Mfuwe Airstrip this morning in time for your flight on to Lusaka or Livingstone to connect with your international flight home.*
*Please note: choose a bushcamp for days 3-5 with a driving distance that best coordinates with your departure flight this day.
Kate was great to work with in the planning stage. She was prompt, helpful, and efficient. Our tour guide, Edwin, was knowledgeable and passionate. We were very happy to have traveled with Adventure Life, it made the trip easy and a true pleasure. We could concentrate on enjoying the experience rather than the details of travel.
When to Go
Good to ideal period to travel, and many people choose to visit at this time.
Chance for unpredictable weather but with fewer visitors.
Typically not offered during this period because of weather conditions.