3 day tour of South luangwa national park in Zambia
From Lilongwe we drive to the Zambian border at Chipata on our way to South Luangwa National Park. The Luangwa valley is one of Africa’s prime wildlife sanctuaries, with concentrations and varieties of game and birdlife that have made it world famous. This is the landscape of the ‘real Africa’, with herds of antelope roaming the plains, predators stalking through the shadows, and primordial flora in every vale. Sunset over the Luangwa River Vegetation ranges from dense woodland to open grassy plain, where oxbow lagoons act as natural water holes. The list of animals that frequent the park is endless. Mammals include zebra, buffalo and lion, as well as endemic species such as Thornicroft’s giraffe and Cookson’s wildebeest. South Luangwa successfully supports one of the largest concentrations of elephant in Africa and also has an expanding population of leopard. We arrive in time for a late lunch. After setting up camp you have the opportunity to participate in an afternoon/evening game drive before returning to camp for dinner around the fire. Overnight: Crock valley (Camping – Dinner)
Today we start to explore this remote wilderness area that covers over 9,000 square kilometres after an early morning wakeup call and coffee/tea and rusks. The park encompasses a wide variety of habitats and the Luangwa River describes a torturous course along the valley floor. Near the river the vegetation is lush and dense, and along its many tributaries riverine forest remains emerald green all year round. Our morning ends about at 11h00 and is followed by lunch. We can relax next to the swimming pool and have tea or coffee at 15h00 before we start our afternoon game drive. A night game drive (Optional) gives us the chance to catch a glimpse of the nocturnal world within the park illuminated by spotlight. Viewing game at night allows us to see species that would normally be hidden throughout the day, and may include porcupine, hippo grazing on land and Honey badger. Overnight: Crock Valley (Camping – Breakfast and Dinner)
After our wake-up call we go on our last morning drive return for a leisurely breakfast. We then depart back to Lilongwe. En-route we may have the opportunity to visit the Batik Factory where the local population trade their craft. We cross back into Malawi, travel through rich farmland and we then drop you off at your lodge/hotel within Lilongwe(Breakfast)
- Transport to and from South Luangwa.
- All meals as per itinerary.
- Park entry fees on day 2
- 2x Game drives – Day 2 (Morning and afternoon, own vehicle)
- All accommodation fees as per itinerary.
- Camping equipment.
- Visa fees.
- Airport taxes.
- Meals as per the itinerary.
- Expenses of a personal nature.
- Any changes to the itinerary.
- Travel and medical insurance.
- Walking safari and night game drives are optional
1 person – $470
2 people – $390
3 people – $350