The Luangwa Valley, which marks the end of the Great Rift Valley, is one of the last unspoilt wilderness areas and amongst some of finest wildlife regions in Africa. Walking in the veldt gives you a totally different experience, the safari heads to the north of the park where you will walk for five days covering approximately 10km a day, following the Mupamadzi River through woodland and plains and enjoy superb sightings.
South Luangwa Valley: walking trails close to Luangwa River and unspoilt wilderness areas
South Luangwa covers an area of over 9000 sq. km. through which the meandering Luangwa River runs. The ox bow lagoons, woodland and plains of the valley host huge concentrations of game – from enormous herds of elephant, plenty of buffalo, numerous antelope including sable and the rare roan; to predators including leopard, lion and caracal – and over 400 species of birds. From ants to buffalo, a bird’s nest to tracking a lion, you will learn the many facets of the bush. The fully serviced mobile camp is extremely comfortable and well–equipped with walk–in tents and full bedding.
|Type||Group Safari; Hiking Safari;|
|Group size||Min: 2/ Max: 6|
|Minimum Age||18 years|
|Safari Options||8 & 10 Day versions available.
|Day 1 Nkwali Camp
Day 2–4 Mobile Camp
Day 5–6 Mobile Camp
Day 7 Tena Tena Camp or Nfusu Camp
Day 8 End of safari
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|Price Per Person (based on twin share)|
|Luxury||June from US$4,748 & Park Fees US$630||July-Oct from US$5,747 & Park Fees US$630|
Please Note: 8 & 10day versions available – check itinerary or contact us for full pricing details
10day US$7457 plus park fees US$820
On arrival at Mfuwe International Airport a guide will meet you. The drive to Nkwali Camp is around 1 hour through colourful local scenes of villages, agriculture as well as bush. Nkwali Camp has a wide view of the Luangwa River. Situated on private land, and overlooking the South Luangwa National Park, the camp is ideally situated for the start of your walking safari.
After an early breakfast, head north to start your walking mobile which has become known as THE wilderness experience of the South Luangwa. Arrive in camp around midday. The camp is already set up for your arrival with well–equipped walk–in tents. Later this afternoon enjoy a walk around camp, returning in time for sundowners
Up at sunrise for a morning walk: The area is remote and wild, the terrain and habitats varied and the game shy and unaccustomed to man. From ants to buffalo, a bird’s nest to tracking a lion, you will learn the many facets of the bush. The mobile camp will be packed and moved to Camp 2 and we walk to our next destination arriving in time for lunch. A shorter walk in the area is experienced later in the afternoon and the following day.
The camp will be moved again to camp 3 during the morning as you walk further down the river. The Mupamadzi River is a major tributary of the Luangwa. All walks are led by an experienced naturalist and accompanied by an armed game scout and the chance to take in the smaller things as well as a chance to savour the space and tranquillity of this magnificent wilderness
After an early breakfast transfer to the Luangwa River crossing point opposite Tena Tena and drive to camp. Tena Tena staff will meet and boat the party across the river. This remote and small camp lies within the National Park and enjoys a stunning location on a sweeping bend of the Luangwa River. A grove of mahogany trees shade the large custom–made tents. From the thatched dining room and bar, guests can watch the elephants, hippo and antelope on the riverbank, there is time for a siesta and later head out on an evening game drive to search for nocturnal game not normally spotted during the day or on your walks
End It’s the last day at Tena Tena and you enjoy final game activities in the morning. Depending on your flight time you will be transferred by vehicle to Mfuwe Airport.edit me