South Luangwa National Park
July 2 – 10, 2024
At the end of the great rift valley in Zambia lies one of the finest wildlife sanctuaries in the world called South Luangwa National Park. This premier wilderness area is an astonishing place where the meandering Luangwa River runs through woodlands and large plains that play host to magnificent concentrations of wildlife including elephant, buffalo, lion, giraffe, hippos and over 450 species of birds. Nicknamed the Valley of the Leopard, South Luangwa is one of the top 5 places to see leopards in all of Africa. It is here that you will also find one of the last strongholds of the endangered and amazing African Painted Dog. A thrill for any novice or experienced African safari lover.
South Luangwa Unveiled
This luxury safari is the perfect way to see all that South Luangwa National Park has to offer. Begin your journey at Flatdogs Camp on the banks of the Luangwa River where wildlife frequently visit. Flatdogs has a delicious & varied menu with impeccable staff. The next stop on your safari adventure is the world renowned Mfuwe Lodge, located inside the national park, you never know what you may see! Elephants, lions, and more have been known to wander the grounds of the lodge looking for a shady place to nap. You will conclude this once in a lifetime journey at Zungulila & Kapamba luxury Bushcamps. The Bushcamps are a world of their own deep in South Luangwa’s tranquil wilderness. You will depart this adventure feeling inspired, relaxed and sharing stories for years to come.
Photo credit: Mike Paredes
WHAT TO EXPECT
South Luangwa National Park is one of the few remaining wild places on our planet. It is an incredible location to experience an African safari because of its high concentrations of birds and mammals and low number of tourists. Endangered species such as the African painted dog and endemic species such as the Thornicroft’s giraffe, amongst other iconic African wildlife, will be some of your greatest highlights. The mighty Luangwa River brings this valley to life and provides the perfect habitat for more than 400 species of birds and over 60 species of favorite African mammals. All Dazzle Africa safaris support the conservation and protection of this magnificent ecosystem.
Photo credit: Mike Paredes
What To Expect
Spacious chalets, blissfully comfy beds and ensuite bathrooms with steaming hot showers.
Sumptuous meals from breakfast to dinner meeting all dietary needs.
Daily Game Drives
Morning and evening game drives, including spectacular sundowners.
Safari pricing is all-inclusive and includes gratuities.
Flatdogs Camp is set amongst wildlife, includes a favorite restaurant in the valley, and a pool to enjoy after spending your day on safari.
Set around two lagoons, shaded by a canopy of ebony and mahogany trees, award-winning Mfuwe Lodge is the perfect place to ease into Luangwa life.
A remote and romantic camp situated in a prime location on the Kapamba River
A remote, classic tented safari camp that delivers an authentic safari experience in eminently peaceful surroundings.
After your international flight lands, meet your fellow travelers at the Lusaka airport. There is a great cafe where you can rehydrate yourself! Board your next flight on Proflight airlines for a short one-hour flight to Mfuwe, which is the town bordering the world-famous South Luangwa National Park. You will be greeted at the Mfuwe Airport by your safari guides and driven to Flatdogs camp.
Days 1 – 3 Flatdogs
Flatdogs Camp is a favorite camp for international travelers. Sitting on the bank of the Luangwa River and bordering South Luangwa National Park, wildlife is a frequent sighting upon waking up and going to sleep! Each of your days will begin and end with a wonderful breakfast and spectacular game drives in open air vehicles. Between your wildlife sightings, you will have plenty of time to relax, enjoy a delicious meal, refresh in the pool, visit our community and conservation projects, or partake in local shopping. In the evening a fantastic dinner will be awaiting you. Flatdogs Camp will feel like a home away from home by the time you leave.
Day 4 – 6 Mfuwe Lodge
Mfuwe Lodge is a world famous lodge situated inside South Luangwa National Park. All chalets have a lagoon or valley view that is teeming with wildlife from sun-up to sundown. With luxury accommodations, you will not want for anything. Each day will include a sumptuous breakfast while watching the baboons, hearing the calls of our feathered friends and maybe catching a sighting of hippos and elephants before you are finished. You will then head out for a superb morning game drive watching wildlife of all kinds. Upon returning back to the lodge, prepare to have an incredible brunch, and then you choose how you would like to spend your next few hours. Spa? Library deck? Pool? A visit to our projects? Late into the afternoon, enjoy snacks and beverages before departing for your evening game drive to view the nocturnal animals, enjoy a gorgeous sundowner and then head back to an incredible dinner to top off an adventurous day.
Day 6 – 8 Bushcamps
Your last two nights of safari will be spent in bliss at either Kapamba or Zungulila Bushcamp. Both luxury bushcamps in extraordinary settings offer morning and evening game drives with stunning meals and incredible views for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Surrounded by some of the park’s richest wildlife, the central living and dining area at Kapamba huddles under the majestic evergreen and sausage trees. Cool, contemporary, and utterly original, the open-fronted bedrooms boast wide verandas and twin showers with views of the river. Zungulila’s classic tents are stylish, spacious and the ensuite bathrooms have outdoor showers and enormous bathtubs allowing you to enjoy your creatures and your creature comforts! Across the camp, the immense views look over an impressive variety of wildlife, from thirsty elephants at the springs and flocks of birds on the river, to prowling lions and large herds of buffalo on the plains. You may just be tempted to stay forever.
Day 9 – Departure
Try to keep your chin up while you travel back to the airport and make your way back home. We hope you come back soon!
Daily Sample Itinerary
- 6:00am – Breakfast
- 7:00am – 10:30am – Morning game drive
- 10:30am – 12:00pm – Relaxation
- 12:00pm – Delicious lunch
- 1:30pm – 3:30pm – Relaxation, visit projects, excursions
- 3:30pm – Tea Time
- 4:00pm – 7:00pm – Evening game drive & Sundowners
- 8:00pm – Dinner and a restful night’s sleep
*Flexible itinerary listed above
Safari price includes:
All meals, non-premium alcohol & gratuities*
All in-country charter flights and airport transfers
Game park, national park, and conservancy fees
The safari price does not include:
International airfare – we will be more than happy to help assist you with your booking