South Luangwa Photo Safari

The South Luangwa National Park marks the end of the Great Rift Valley, one of the last remaining unspoilt wilderness areas and possibly the finest wildlife sanctuary in Africa - a claim which is not an overstatement. The great meandering Luangwa River, with its ox bow lagoons, tributaries, riverine supported woodlands and large plains, all of which play host to huge concentrations of game including elephant, buffalo, leopard, lion, giraffe, hippo, wilddog to name just a few and over 450 species of birds.

South Luangwa Photo Safari

Many places claim to be "among the remaining wilderness areas" or "one of the last wildlife sanctuaries"; South Luangwa National Park lives up to both and more. The Luangwa Valley is vast, remote and home to both people and a truly impressive variety of game. The South Luangwa National Park marks the end of the Great Rift Valley, one of the last remaining unspoilt wilderness areas and possibly the finest wildlife sanctuary in Africa - a claim which is not an overstatement. It is through this 9050 sq kilometre National Park that the great meandering Luangwa River runs, with its ox bow lagoons, tributaries, riverine supported woodlands and large plains, all of which play host to huge concentrations of game including elephant, buffalo, leopard, lion,wild dog, giraffe, hippo and many more mammal species. The area is also play host over 450 species of birds. 

Safari Highlights:

  • Classic scenes of the Luangwa river and its oxbow lakes.
  • One of the Densest leopard & hippo populations in Southern Africa.
  • Large elephant and Buffalo herds along the river.
  • One of the only places to see Thorny-crofts Giraffe.
  • Amazing predators from Lions, Leopards and Wild Dogs
  • Numerous bird species feeding in the drying waters of the Luangwa River
  • 8 days in one of Africa’s wildest & most remote national parks
  • Authentic safari camps steeped in history
  • Services of Tusk Photo Pro Photographer

Tour Itinerary

  • Meet at Lusaka International Airport for our flight to South Luangwa.

  • We spend 4 nights at Nsefu on the banks of the Luangwa River. Each morning we have an early wake-up with coffee tea & rusks. At sunrise we depart for game drive and will be out for the majority of the morning. Depending on sightings we will be back in camp 10am u2013 11am at which point a huge brunch will be served. After a siesta we set out on drive again for the afternoon shoot making our way along the River and surrounding area. We arrive back in camp just after sunset to enjoy our dinner and a relaxed time around the campfire.

  • After an early morning game drive we head back to camp for a quick meal and then transfer to the second location of our safari, Nkwali Camp where we will continue with our daily itinerary and activities

  • After a morning drive, we fly back to Lusaka in time for the International flights back home

South Luangwa Photo Safari

Many places claim to be “among the remaining wilderness areas” or “one of the last wildlife sanctuaries”; South Luangwa National Park lives up to both and more. The Luangwa Valley is vast, remote and home to both people and a truly impressive variety of game. The South Luangwa National Park marks the end of the Great Rift Valley, one of the last remaining unspoilt wilderness areas and possibly the finest wildlife sanctuary in Africa – a claim which is not an overstatement. It is through this 9050sq kilometre National Park that the great meandering Luangwa River runs, with its ox bow lagoons, tributaries, riverine supported woodlands and large plains, all of which play host to huge concentrations of game including elephant, buffalo, leopard, lion, giraffe, hippo and over 450 species of birds.

Our first stop, situated in the exclusive Nsefu Sector on a magnificent meander on the Luangwa River across which elephants often cross lies the historic camp Nsefu. Nsefu is one steeped in history and was built in 1951 and barring some upgrades the camp and rooms are still in the same place in the original style. The Nsefu sector was first pronounced a game reserve in 1966 some five years before the South Luangwa was even declared and has always been recognised as an outstanding game-viewing area. The camp welcomes just twelve guests in six original brick and thatch rondavels with en-suite facilities, each room opening up to what can simply be described as the best view in the South Luangwa.

Our second stop on this South Luangwa safari is Nkwali, located on the banks of the Luangwa on a magnificent meander in the river overlooking the National Park

where leopards roam along the bank and can often be spotted from camp. Situated on Robin Pope Safaris’ private land outside the park there is a private game viewing area behind camp as well as exclusive access into the park either by boat or across the pontoon. The six chalets with bamboo woven walls and thatch roofs offer a rustic luxury opening up to magnificent views of the river as well as open air en-suite bathrooms.

Nkwali offers understated elegance, seclusion and superb service.

Safari Highlights:

  • Classic scenes of the Luangwa river and its oxbow lakes.
  • One of the Densest leopard & hippo populations in Southern Africa.
  • Large elephant and Buffalo herds along the river.
  • One of the only places to see Thorny-crofts Giraffe.
  • Amazing predators from Lions, Leopards and Wild Dogs
  • Numerous bird species feeding in the drying waters of the Luangwa River
  • 8 days in one of Africa’s wildest & most remote national parks
  • Authentic safari camps steeped in history
  • Services of Tusk Photo Pro Photographer

Included in the Safari:

  • Services of Tusk Photo hosts
  • All meals, teas & coffees
  • Select Local beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks.
  • 7 nights’ accommodation
  • All game drive activities
  • Photographic tuition
  • Internal flights and transfers

Not included:

  • Visas
  • Telephone calls
  • Gratuities
  • Purchases of a personal nature.
  • Travel costs to Lusaka and International flights.

Dates & Prices

Departure Date Return Date Tour Cost SADC Rate Availability Location
1 November 20208 November 2020USD 6700N/A4Book View More
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