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The Founders of Zambia's Walking Safaris

  • Days 1–5 : SOUTH LUANGWA NATIONAL PARK
  • Days 5–9 : LOWER ZAMBEZI NATIONAL PARK
  • Guide Price : $8,335 per person
  • Duration : 8 nights
  • Countries : Zambia

This trip focuses on two of Zambia’s most famous camps – Mchenja Bush Camp and Chongwe. It is the perfect introduction to Zambia as the camps offer a wide range of activities, including boating safaris and walking safaris, a must on any trip to this country!

 

Specific highlights of this Zambia safari:

  • Focus on the Norman Carr (now Time + Tide) camps
  • A wide range of activities including walking safaris, boating safaris, and canoeing
  • The camps included are home to top-quality guides
  • Perfect for people craving adventure but who also enjoy a decent level of comfort
  • Best from June through to the end of October

Overview of the suggested Zambia safari lodges and activities:

One of our favorite trips in Africa involves the combination of the South Luangwa National Park and the Lower Zambezi. These two amazing safari areas give you a beautifully rounded experience, offering both the dry game viewing of the savanna and the lush waterways of the Zambezi.

The safari starts with four nights in South Luangwa, which is famous for its epic walking safaris, night drives, and excellent leopard viewing (arguably the best in Africa!). After this, you will have four nights in the Lower Zambezi, which offers walking safaris, boating, game drives, and canoeing. To have this diversity of activities is thrilling, and Zambia offers a truly authentic safari experience.

The two properties we use for the trip are Mchenja Bush Camp and Chongwe Camp. Mchenja is situated on the banks of the Luangwa river, set amidst a grove of ebony trees. Chongwe is just outside the official boundary of the Lower Zambezi National Park, on the confluence of the Chongwe and Zambezi rivers.

Who is this Zambia trip for?

This trip has been designed and priced with couples in mind (two adults traveling together). However, every trip we create is completely tailor-made for you. The two camps included here are equally great for families as both properties have family rooms, but we may also suggest alternatives depending on your requirements. We can move elements and change the number of days – it all depends entirely on what you would like to do!

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The prices below are per person (based on two adults traveling together) and please note that the prices are approximate for 2023. Please contact us for accurate costings for the time of year you are considering for your vacation. There are multiple season changes across the year and numerous room categories that can change the price of any trip.

From approx $8,335 per person in low season

From approx $10,082 per person in high season

Prices include all internal flights, transfers, reserve fees, accommodation and meals as specified in the day to day itinerary. Price excludes international flights, tipping, visa and any meals not included.

This trip focuses on two of Zambia’s most famous camps – Mchenja Bush Camp and Chongwe. It is the perfect introduction to Zambia as the camps offer a wide range of activities, including boating safaris and walking safaris, a must on any trip to this country!

 

Specific highlights of this Zambia safari:

  • Focus on the Norman Carr (now Time + Tide) camps
  • A wide range of activities including walking safaris, boating safaris, and canoeing
  • The camps included are home to top-quality guides
  • Perfect for people craving adventure but who also enjoy a decent level of comfort
  • Best from June through to the end of October

Overview of the suggested Zambia safari lodges and activities:

One of our favorite trips in Africa involves the combination of the South Luangwa National Park and the Lower Zambezi. These two amazing safari areas give you a beautifully rounded experience, offering both the dry game viewing of the savanna and the lush waterways of the Zambezi.

The safari starts with four nights in South Luangwa, which is famous for its epic walking safaris, night drives, and excellent leopard viewing (arguably the best in Africa!). After this, you will have four nights in the Lower Zambezi, which offers walking safaris, boating, game drives, and canoeing. To have this diversity of activities is thrilling, and Zambia offers a truly authentic safari experience.

The two properties we use for the trip are Mchenja Bush Camp and Chongwe Camp. Mchenja is situated on the banks of the Luangwa river, set amidst a grove of ebony trees. Chongwe is just outside the official boundary of the Lower Zambezi National Park, on the confluence of the Chongwe and Zambezi rivers.

Who is this Zambia trip for?

This trip has been designed and priced with couples in mind (two adults traveling together). However, every trip we create is completely tailor-made for you. The two camps included here are equally great for families as both properties have family rooms, but we may also suggest alternatives depending on your requirements. We can move elements and change the number of days – it all depends entirely on what you would like to do!

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Days 1–5 SOUTH LUANGWA NATIONAL PARK

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On the first day of your trip, you will fly to the South Luangwa National Park and transfer to Mchenja Bush Camp. Mchenja means ‘ebony’, and the camp is shaded under a beautiful canopy of ebony trees. The Luangwa river rushes along a nearby bend in the watercourse, attracting a lot of thirsty wildlife! The main areas of camp are constructed around a fallen ancient ebony tree, bestowing a rather magical feel to the place. Both the lounge and dining areas are comfortable, and the camp’s plunge pool is great for cooling off in the heat of the day between activities! Mchenja also has a family unit containing two bedrooms, able to accommodate two adults and up to three children. Activities focus on day and night game drives and walking safaris. Vehicle and walking safaris from this camp are really top notch. The levels of guiding and service are some of the highest standards in the entire valley.

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Days 5–9 LOWER ZAMBEZI NATIONAL PARK

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For the second half of your safari, you will fly to Chongwe Camp. Situated just outside the Lower Zambezi National Park, the camp has beautiful views of the river confluence and a stunning escarpment as the backdrop. The main areas are super-comfortable and incorporate an old termite mound into their design! Meals are often enjoyed al fresco, on the riverbank, while watching the local wildlife come to drink. Activities are centred on game drives, walking safaris, boat trips, and canoeing. We love the Lower Zambezi as it provides a really nice change in activities – you can focus a bit more on boat safaris, fishing, and canoeing here. This is also one of the best areas in Africa for tiger fishing.

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