Leopard scouting the land

Wild Zambia

Zambia

Overview

  • 2 nights South Luangwa National Park – Mfuwe Lodge
  • 3 nights South Luangwa National Park – Chamilandu
  • 3 nights South Luangwa National Park – Bilimungwe

Cost

  • June & October – $4630 US/per person, double occupancy
  • July-September – $5725 US/per person, double occupancy

Final price at booking based on your specific plans, dates and wishes.

This is our base safari offering for Zambia. If you would like to modify this itinerary to add or drop some stops, we are happy to tailor a safari that meets your time and/or budget.

Includes

  • 8 nights accommodation
  • Transfers
  • Meals
  • Tea/coffee
  • Game activities
  • Laundry
  • All taxes

Excludes

  • Roundtrip international airfare from U.S. to Lusaka and Mfuwe airports
  • Visa fees
  • Tips
  • Some bar items and bottled wines
  • Items of a personal nature

Itinerary

When you arrive in Lusaka, Zambia, you’ll be met by the Tour Africa Company representative and transferred to the domestic flight to Mfuwe Airport. Tour Africa will also meet your return flight at Lusaka Airport and escort you to your proper departure. The magnificent South Luangwa National Park is one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world. It offers a wide variety of wildlife, including 60 animal species and more than 400 bird species.

The park is known to have the highest concentration of leopard in Africa. On top of that, this is the best place in Africa to see Puku – a type of antelope. Large herds of buffalo move between the river and their grazing grounds and are often followed by lion. Zebra, waterbuck, impala, baboons and warthogs share the open plains with kudu and giraffe. You may even see my favorite animal, the African Wild Dog, which has a substantial population in this area.

To recover from a long international flight, you’ll enjoy your first night relaxing at Mfuwe Lodge, where elephants have been known to wander through the open air lobby. You will spend two nights at Mfuwe Lodge. From here you will travel by game vehicle to your first bush camp. For the Safari Bill Africa itinerary, I’ve chosen two nicely-situated bush camps.

Mfuwe Lodge

Game drives and walks are conducted by an experienced and knowledgeable team of guides. Guests set off at first light or in the late afternoon when the wildlife is most active. Other activities available at additional cost include bush walks (minimum 2 people, booked with 24 hours notice), a visit to the local village and school, and a visit to the local textile company.

Chamilandu

Set on the edge of the Luangwa River, Chamilandu is undeniably majestic. With only three chalets beneath a soaring ebony grove, guests have a bird’s eye view of the Luangwa River and the abundant wildlife that has made the valley famous. Open to a 180-degree vista, each tree house affords you the sensation of Africa in all its forms.
Outdoor bathrooms adjoin each chalet with a large shower and double vanities under the open sky. A large game viewing hide is perfect for lunches or lounging in during the day.

Bilimungwe

Overlooking three waterholes with many herds of resident elephant, Bilimungwe is a hidden gem under huge mahogany trees. Each of the four-thatched chalets sit on stilts, giving you magnificent views of one or two of the watering holes. Bilimungwe has a secret spot on the edge of Luangwa Valley, perfect to watch the sun rise over the Chindeni hills.