South & North Luangwa Classic Safari

9 Nights

This safari package will give you the best wildlife safari experience that Zambia has to offer; it is a 10 day privately guided safari adventure of a lifetime which combines the game-rich parks of South Luangwa, Luambe and North Luangwa. The summary of the itinerary is as follows;

  • Flight from Lusaka Airport to Mfuwe Airport
  • 4 nights in South Luangwa National Park
  • Road travel from South Luangwa to Luambe NP
  • 1 nights in Luambe National Park
  • Road travel from Luambe NP to North Luangwa
  • 4 nights in North Luangwa National Park
  • Flight from North Luangwa to Lusaka via Mfuwe

Safari highlights;

  • You will get the best safari experience in the areas that are known to have some of highest concentrations of wildlife in Zambia and Africa – all the 3 areas included in this package are prime wildlife destinations found along the Luangwa River.
  • You will be guided by a top local safari guide, who has guided in all the areas listed in the itinerary above for many years, knows the different habitats and the wildlife found in them. He has the passion to share his vast knowledge about the Luangwa Valley with all our guests.
  • There is an opportunity for you to visit one of the local villages and learn about the local culture and traditions – do let us know if you have interest in the local culture and traditions, and we will include a village visit in your itinerary.
  • With a minimum of 4 guests and maximum of 6 guests per safari, your group will enjoy the exclusive use of the vehicle besides having your own safari guide for the whole duration of your 9 night safari with Authentic Safaris Zambia.

Brief notes about the featured camps;

Itinerary Summary


Day 1 to Day 5 - Zikomo Safari Camp, South Luangwa National Park

Zikomo Safari is a comfortable eighteen (18) bed camp in one of the best game viewing areas in the Nsefu Sector of the South Luangwa National Park. Built on the banks of the Luangwa River, Zikomo Safari Camp offers great views of the river and great views of the abundant birds and wildlife that live in and around the area. Far away from other camps, Zikomo Safari Camp has the best location from which to enjoy an unforgettable South Luangwa safari.

Zikomo Safari is owned and operated by an American family who work with experienced Zambian managers and staff. The Camp employs top professional guides, some of them with over fifteen (15) years experience in the Luangwa Valley. With immediate access to the Park, Zikomo Safari Camp guests can treat themselves to wonderful day and night game drives. Magnificent walking safaris, for which the South Luangwa is famous, are also available and they begin and end at the well-appointed main lodge and dining room in the company of a qualified walking guide and an escort scout.

This is the only lodge in the Nsefu Sector with affordable rates. Although the rates are reasonable, the focus of the Zikomo Safari Camp team is on providing excellent, personalized and top quality service to all guests. In summary, Zikomo Safari Camp offers the best value for the money spent.


Day 5 to Day 6 – Luambe Lodge, Luambe National Park

The Lodge was going through a complete refurbishment and starts operating fully from June 2017. Guests will be accommodated in 4 spacious en-suite safari tents, each offering a spectacular view of the Luangwa River and its abundant wildlife.

Luambe Conservation Ltd. was set up in 2014 with the goal to help conserve Luambe National Park and support its surrounding communities.

This is great stopover point for trips between North Luangwa and South Luangwa by road as it breaks the long travel and that adds to the adventure.


Day 6 to Day 10 – Buffalo Camp, North Luangwa National park

North Luangwa National Park is one of the last unspoilt true wilderness areas left in Africa. Renowned for its enormous herds of buffalo and numerous other species of wildlife and birdlife, this park is remote and wonderfully wild!

Buffalo Camp is a seasonal bush camp based in the North Luangwa National Park. The camp usually opens at the beginning of June and closes at the end of October. The Camp consists of 6 chalets all en-suite plus 1 guide’s chalet. The chalets are all over looking the Mwaleshi River. A maximum of 12 clients can be accommodated at a time. The area is predominately for walking safaris but we will do limited game and night drives. Buffalo Camp is unique in that it is one of the only camps in the North Luangwa that accommodate families with children.

The recommended stay at Buffalo Camp is from three to five nights. This will enable you to fully appreciate the uniqueness of the North Luangwa Area.

The package rate for all the 10 days of this privately guided exclusive safari is US$5670 per person sharing
Included in the package price are;

  • Chalet Accommodation for 9 nights
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Private activities (game drives and walking safaris)
  • Park and conservation fees
  • Private safari vehicle for all the 10 days
  • Private experienced safari guide for all the 10 days
  • Domestic flights: Lusaka – Mfuwe, Mwaleshi – Mfuwe – Lusaka
  • Road transfer from South Luangwa to North Luangwa via Luambe National Park

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