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Itinerary: Zambia South Luangwa Bush and River Safari

Zambia South Luangwa Bush and River Safari

Experience a safari in both comfort and style at two of South Luangwa National Park's top lodges. River Lodge overlooks the Luangwa River on the edge of a game rich flood plain and Bush Camp is located deep in the National Park.

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Zambia South Luangwa Bush and River Safari
Zambia South Luangwa Bush and River Safari
Zambia South Luangwa Bush and River Safari

River Lodge, is a classic safari camp with very personalised service on the Luangwa River banks overlooking South Luangwa National Park, and Bush Camp, a rustic camp in the remote and true wilderness within the Park.

Game Drives
Game drives take place every morning and afternoon and are accompanied by qualified safari guides. The morning safari starts at sunrise after a light breakfast. You return to the lodge for a delicious brunch around 10:30 o’clock. The afternoon safari includes a stop for sundowners and is combined with the night drives

Night Drives
Our night drives provide the unique opportunity to see the great variety of nocturnal animals and the chance to see lions and leopards in their time of ease. The safari starts in the late afternoon. We return to the Lodge around 8:00 for dinner.

Walking Safaris
The walking safaris are a great opportunity to be at one with nature. Our qualified and highly experienced safari guides and armed National Park rangers will escort you safely into the true and unspoilt African bush. The Luangwa Valley, is one of the few places in Africa where it is possible to walk amongst wildlife, which allows you to fully immerse yourself in African impressions, smells and sounds.

Bird Watching Safari
South Luangwa National Park, boasts over 420 of Zambia’s 732 species of birds. This includes 39 types of birds of prey and 47 migrant species, so whatever the season, the South Luangwa National Park is an excellent bird watching destination. Our guides will accompany your personalised safari. The most recommended and interesting time for bird watching is from November to May when the birds have their breeding plumage and the migrant birds visit the Luangwa Valley.

Natural Touch Wellness Hideout
Tucked away in a quiet corner is a special treat for all our guests. Together with Personal Touch we now offer Massages and Treatments. Just the right thing to freshen up after a day at the bush. This is a unique possibility to experience some of Zambia's rich heritage in traditional healing in combination with a range of conventional and professional techniques.

Cultural Tour
During your stay you also get the opportunity to visit the local community to find out more about their way of life and culture. The Kuanda people are a friendly and proud people who welcome visitors and are happy to share their culture and traditions. Our guides will join you on these excursions and will advise you about correct behavior and courtesy. During your 3 hour visit to the village you will learn about the daily life of the people as well as their traditions. An amazing way to get in touch with the people who’s country you are

Bush Brunch
After starting out at first light on your morning game drive, the welcome sight of a lavish bush brunch is sure to make your mouth water. Step out of your vehicle and take pleasure in another perspective of the Zambian landscape. Sit back, relax and enjoy the mixture of sights, smells and sounds only brunch in the bush can offer

6 day Bush Experience (5 nights)
Day 1 - 2 River Lodge
Day 3 - 4 Bush Camp
Day 5 River Lodge
Day 6 dept

Shoulder Season USD 2,250 pps
Peak season USD 2,600 pps

Single Supplement USD 350

Shoulder Season 25 May - 30 June 2015
Peak season 1 July - 31 October 2015

8 day Bush Experience (7 nights)
Day 1 - 2 River Lodge
Day 3 - 5 Bush Camp
Day 6 - 7 River Lodge
Day 8 dept

Shoulder Season USD 3,200 ppps
Peak season USD 3,600 pps

Single Supplement USD 490


Shoulder Season 25 May - 30 June 2015
Peak season 1 July - 31 October 2015


Rates are per person per night sharing, inclusive of accommodation, game drives, walking Safaris and night drives at the River Lodge, all meals and snacks, National Park entry fees, Conservation & Community Levy, laundry and transfer from Mfuwe Airport.

Children & Teen rate:
River Lodge, 6 to 12 years sharing with adults 50% of the rate, teens 12 to 18 years sharing with adults 75% of the rate. Bush Camp no children under the age of 12 years.

Inter Camp transfers: Transfer between River Lodge and Bush Camp and to lodges in Mfuwe area free of charge.

see also ID 2419 for 11 day

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