South Luangwa Safari (6 days)
This 5 nights Safari package in Zambia offers a unique opportunity to combine the comfort and luxury of Kafunta River Lodge with the rustic beauty of the Island Bush Camp, a real Bush Experience, where you can do a walking trail with experienced Guide & Tracker.
The first days are spent at the South Luangwa River Lodge, which offers the opportunity to discover the game rich Mfuwe area. Game activities at the Lodge include game viewing in open vehicles and unique night drives offer the opportunity to view nocturnal animals. The central location of the Lodge allows you to explore vast areas of South Luangwa National Park.
A two-hour drive from Kafunta River Lodge through remote wilderness of Zambia takes you to Island Bush Camp in the very south of the National Park. This Camp is built from natural, locally sourced materials, and the chalets are set along the banks of the Luangwa River. It offers rustic accommodation in grass/reed huts built on stilts that ensure safety from wild animals and provide an unlimited view of the Luangwa River. The camp offers rustic comfort and each chalet has it’s own en-suite bathroom, with running water, flushing toilets and hot bucket showers. The camp is the base for the daily walking safaris. Returning to Kafunta River Lodge, you spend the last part of your safari in the comforts of the Lodge where you are able to participate in more game drives.Note: The sequence of camps is subject to change.
South Luangwa Photographic Safari (6 days)
Overlooking the Luangwa River deep within the prime area of the South Luangwa National Park, you will find Kaingo Lodge, which is run by the owners, Derek and Jules Shenton. This South Luangwa safari offers you the opportunity to just relax in one Lodge for the full five nights and enjoy the the stunning views of the river, accompanied by the wheeze-honk of hippo, perhaps a lion’s roar, a leopard’s call, or the early morning ‘drumming’ of the Ground Hornbill.
The Lodge is set in the most spectacular region of the Park, which includes the picturesque Fish Eagle Lagoon, one of the largest ebony forests in the Park, and Lion Plain (the biggest Plain in the valley – a hugely productive grassland that teems with wildlife). The area is ideal walking country (under the watchful escort of an armed scout and guide). A network of carefully planned low impact roads provide excellent coverage of this game-rich terrain and almost 95% of visitors will see leopard. This Lodge boasts 3 viewing and photographic hides: a birding hide with Carmine bee-eater colonies, an elephant hide, and a hippo hide, where one can almost count the hippo eyelashes and whiskers! Many renowned photographers have stayed here – not only for the photographic opportunities, but for the game viewing activities, which may include walking safaris, game drives,or time spent at a hide or blind.
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