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Zambian Lodge Safari to South Luangwa National Park

Tour Length4 days
Priced from pps $911 R11568 £730 844 A$1189 C$1219 NZ$1296 Full pricing info
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A fantastic 4-day wildlife getaway from Lilongwe in Malawi to Zambia's premier game reserve - South Luangwa National Park.

Go in search of the abundance of wildlife and birds of Luangwa in open-sided 4x4 safari vehicles. Your accommodation on this South Luangwa National Park Zambia Safari will be in basic yet comfortable lodge accommodation. Stay in en suite chalets at a safari lodge featuring a swimming pool and overlooking Luangwa River. 

Explore the untamed South Luangwa Park, Zambia's top wilderness area.

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Itinerary for this Tour

Day 1: Lilongwe, Malawi to Luangwa Valley, Zambia

This South Luangwa National Park Safari in Zambia departs from Malawi's capital city of Lilongwe, where you will be collected.

We leave Lilongwe at 9h00, driving to Mchinji, near the Zambian border. Completing border formalities a short drive takes us to the lively town of Chipata, the capital of the Eastern Province of Zambia. From friendly Chipata we follow a dirt road into the Mfuwe area of Luangwa Valley.

The Luangwa Valley covers 9050 km² of unspoiled woodland and riverine vegetation, home to over 40 mammal and 650 bird species.

Along the way we stop to enjoy a picnic lunch, arriving at our overnight safari lodge by the mid-afternoon. Welcome drinks are served when we arrive and then we check in. We settle into our chalets, enjoy tea and coffee and spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing before dinner, served from 19h30 onwards.

Note: There is the option of taking an afternoon game drive at extra cost.

Day 2 & 3: Luangwa Valley – Zambia

Day two of this South Luangwa Safari kicks off with an early morning wake up call for some tea, coffee and a light snack before we venture into the bush.

We aim to embark on our morning game drive in South Luangwa Park by 6h00, as mornings are an excellent time for game viewing.

The game drives in Luangwa Park, Zambia's top wilderness area, are conducted in specially modified safari vehicles to ensure the best wildlife experience in this unspoilt wilderness area. The open game viewing vehicles are designed for comfort and optimal visibility on game viewing drives. We take drinks and snacks with us to enjoy on our game drives in this wild African game park.

Then we make our way back to the safari lodge in time for a delicious brunch (early lunch), depending on our luck with spotting game in South Luangwa National Park.

Then there is time to relax, take a swim and rest before having tea and setting off on our late afternoon game drive, starting at about 16h00. We return from our rewarding game drive in this pristine wilderness area of Zambia at around 20h00 for dinner at the lodge.

South Luangwa Park is renowned for its excellent night game viewing drives, which are included in this African Safari. On night drives a powerful spotlight is used to sight nocturnal creatures roaming in the bush.

Day 4: Luangwa Valley, Zambia to Lilongwe, Malawi

Today we enjoy a full breakfast at a leisurely pace, before packing up and returning to Lilongwe.

Along the way back to Lilongwe in Malawi we stop for a picnic lunch, arriving at our final stop at about 15h00.

A free drop off service is offered in Lilongwe, bringing this memorable South Luangwa National Park Zambia Safari to a close.

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This Zambian Tour requires a minimum of 2 people to guarantee departures.

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  • All transport Lilongwe return
  • 3 nights standard chalet accommodation
  • All meals
  • 4x4 game drives
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  • Visa Fees (if applicable)
  • Drinks
  • Game walks (seasonal)
  • Park entrance fees
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This Luangwa Safari departs daily on request, with a minimum of 2 people to guarantee departures.

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