7 Day South Luangwa & Kafue (7 days)

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Lusaka, Zambia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Guests depart from Lusaka Airport and arrive at Mfuwe Airport. Situated on its own private land, Nkwali Camp overlooks South Luangwa National Park. This game viewing country features a beautiful area of ebony woodland and open grass plains. From the bar you will often see elephants crossing the Luangwa River, or watch them bathing in the waterhole near the thatched dining room.

Day 2
Lusaka, Zambia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Throughout the year we have direct access from camp to the park by boat. For a unique experience in the dry months, we operate a pontoon into the southern part of the area.

Day 3
Lusaka, Zambia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Activities include walking, day and night game drives and cultural excursions. Your stay includes twice-daily scheduled camp activities and all meals.

Day 4
Kafue, Zambia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Guests return to the Lusaka Airport from Mfuwe Airport and connect with a flight to Shumba Camp. Set right in the centre of the Busanga Plains, Shumba – meaning lion – has been appropriately named after the lions that make the plains their home. With easy access to permanent water and views encompassing 360 degrees across the plains, Shumba Camp offers the ultimate combination of wildlife and luxury.

Day 5
Kafue, Zambia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

You will feel only pampered in one of Shumba’s six spacious luxury safari tents situated on raised platforms. From here guests see hundreds of red lechwe, puku and roan “flocking” to feed on the nutritious surrounding grasses.

Day 6
Kafue, Zambia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

The dining, bar and plunge pool area have also been built to maximise views and meals are either served here or in the boma where guests enjoy elements of local Zambian culture. This three night stay includes a balloon flight over the Busanga Plains. Your stay also includes twice-daily scheduled camp activities and all meals.

Day 7
Kafue, Zambia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack
Transfer by light aircraft to Lusaka International Airport for your onward travel arrangements.

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Adventure
  • Family Vacations
  • Islands & Beaches
  • Romance & Honeymoons
  • Sightseeing
  • Wildlife & Nature

Description

Zambia retains the charm of undiscovered Africa – the Luangwa Valley is noted for being one of Africa’s prime wildlife sanctuaries with prolific game and predators roaming the plains. The 2.25-million-hectare Kafue National Park is one of the largest in Africa and boasts varied habitats: the Kafue, Lufupa and Lunga rivers adjoin peaceful stretches of riverine vegetation, dambos, wetlands and extensive miombo woodland while seasonal floodplains and swampland are found in the north. Owing to this diversity, Kafue is blessed with abundant wildlife.

Highlights:As arguably the finest wildlife sanctuary in Africa, the Luangwa Valley marks the end of the Great Rift Valley and covers 9 000 square kilometres through which the meandering Luangwa River runs.Characterised by oxbow lagoons, woodland and plains, the area hosts huge concentrations of game including elephant, buffalo, leopard, lion, giraffe, hippo and over 400 species of birds.Kafue National Park’s Lufupa River overflows in summer creating a large floodplain delta system dotted with miombo woodland. The Lunga and Kafue rivers are wide and slow-flowing, banded by riverine forest.The Busanga Plains are home to hundreds of oribi, Lichtenstein's hartebeest, wildebeest, zebra and buffalo – a big attraction for predators which include wild dog, cheetah and lion.The birdlife at Shumba is unquestionably an attraction as the park boasts 491 species.

About Us

Wilderness Safaris is a Lodge Operator and a Destination Management Company dedicated to responsible ecotourism in Africa.

We believe in creating journeys, not holidays. A journey is an immersive experience, one that changes how you view the world in general and the wild places of Africa in particular. We exist as we believe that the world's wilderness areas will save humankind. Our aim is to get to understand the wilderness better, to respect it, care for it and share it.

Insider Tip

Please contact us at virtuoso@wilderness.co.za or your Virtuoso Travel Advisor for insider knowledge to help enhance your experience.

Terms & Conditions

CONFIRMED BOOKINGS Once a booking has been confirmed to us, we will change the booking’s status from “provisional” to “confirmed” on condition that you have secured the specified non-refundable deposit from your guests. The standard amount is 20% of the total land arrangement costs but this amount can vary depending on certain terms and conditions or party size. Please contact your journey specialist for details and please do NOT confirm a booking unless you have this non-refundable deposit, as you will become liable for cancellation fees if the booking does not materialize. In some parts of the wor ld it has been customary for the guest to pay a nominal deposit for a holiday, with a small penalty if they cancel. Wilderness camps are relatively small making the fixed running costs and resultant break- even occupancies extremely sensitive. The cancellation of a mere two guests can put the camp into a loss situation and therefore we cannot accept bookings made with a nominal deposit, nor can we allow lenient cancellation terms. Please ensure that you have the required non-refundable deposit from your guests before a booking is confirmed with us. We urge you to review the booking conditions between your company and your guests. We believe that guests who are firmly committed to travelling and are covered by full travel insurance in the event that they cancel for insurable reasons e.g. medical problems, should have no problems in committing to this non-refundable deposit

PAYMENTS Full payment from the guest is due eight weeks prior to arrival, after which our cancellation fees escalate in accordance with our cancellation policy. CANCELLATIONS OF FIT BOOKINGS Cancellation fees are levied when guests cancel confirmed reservations. The costs of the cancellation fees will escalate the closer the guests, cancels to their confirmed departure date. Our penalties escalate from forfeiting the deposit to payment in full as follows: • If a cancellation is made more than 8 weeks before departure the non-refundable deposit is forfeited. • If a cancellation is made between 4 weeks and 8 weeks, the deposit plus 25% of the price. • If a guest cancels between 3 and 4 weeks prior to departure, 50% of the price. • If a guest cancels between 2 and 3 weeks prior to departure, 60% of the price. • If a guest cancels less than two weeks prior to departure, the 100% of the price. Groups and Incentives have a different cancellation fee policy. This is available at time of quoting.



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Excellent Camps; Fantastic Staff

By: NP


Reviewed on: 21 Sep 2016

Wilderness Safaris has a great formula: great camps staffed by fantastic people! I have enjoyed every camp that I visited.
Travel Advisor:  Honey Mistry

Very informative and detailed in all matters

By: Louie


Reviewed on: 08 Mar 2017

Our tour guides were the best in attending to every detail of our trip. We felt like we were the only ones that mattered. Our every need was thoughtfully addressed. From Chris in Capetown to Ban in Duma Tau Camp and everyone in between, we received the royal treatment. This trip was a never to be forgotten event and we thank all for making it a special one.
Travel Advisor:  Michael Distler

Safari

By: Jim


Reviewed on: 23 Aug 2017

Very professional and knowledgeable.
Travel Advisor:  Honey Mistry

Africa

By: me


Reviewed on: 01 Oct 2017

Did not deal with them directly so hard to review. No problems. All connections and transfers worked A-OK.
Travel Advisor:  Michael Distler

Africa journey

By: Jake


Reviewed on: 17 Oct 2017

First class in all respects; great service; all of their people were knowledgeable; and responsible
Travel Advisor:  Susan Sparks

wonderful experience

By: MyNeighborTotoro


Reviewed on: 27 Oct 2017

We had a wonderful experience. It's not hard to deliver a great experience when you're seeing animals roaming free that tourists aren't used to, but it is special when your ranger, tracker, and the lodge go out of their way to make sure you have an enjoyable and comfortable time. Would highly recommend Tangala!
Travel Advisor:  Katie Schmit

Into africa

By: Rich


Reviewed on: 16 Nov 2017

We did not go to Namibia but to Zambia and Botswana. It was the best travel experience of my life. ALL the staff were outstanding. I have already promoted WS to several friends considering trips to Africa
Travel Advisor:  Bonnie Niemi

Wilderness Safaris Botswana-Outstanding!!!

By: Phil


Reviewed on: 20 Nov 2017

We spent an incredible week at two Wilderness camps in Botswana (Chitabe and Vumbura Plains). The knowledge of the outstanding guides ( Ebs and Chris) and the friendliness of the staff at both camps made the holiday very special. In the first 48 hours at Chitabe we were fortunate to see every animal we hoped to see ( and more)...lions, leopards, cheetahs, rhinoceros, wild dogs, hyenas, hippos, elephants, giraffes, zebras, baboons, velvet monkeys, jackals, crocodiles, wildebeests, cape buffalo and numerous types of antelope and birds.
Travel Advisor:  Bonnie Niemi

Wilderness

By: Jyoti


Reviewed on: 09 Jan 2018

Absolutely fantastic. We were treated royally everywhere starting from the airport till we departed.
Travel Advisor:  Michael King

SAFARI

By: LIZ


Reviewed on: 04 Feb 2018

AWESOME EXPERIENCE
Travel Advisor:  Ursula Pearson