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Join us on a thrilling nine days Zambian safari to see some of the best wildlife and breathtaking African scenery the Luangwa Valley has to offer.

Spend four nights at Flatdogs Camp in South Luangwa National Park before another four nights at Luambe Camp in Luambe National Park.

Good to know

  • Top-rated local safari specialists
  • Experienced guides and drivers
  • Stay in safari lodges and camps
  • Explore Luangwa and Luambe National Parks

What's included

  • Included Accommodation
  • Included Guided excursions
  • Included Internal flights
  • Included Ground transfers
  • Included All meals
Days

9

Starting from

$3,780 pp

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Customize this trip
Destinations
Zambia
Activity
Safari, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks
Tour Type
Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Physical Level
Moderate

Journey highlights

Key moments and experiences on this trip

Game drive
South Luangwa National Park

Game drive

Driving safari gets visitors deep into the remote corners of the park to see its animal inhabitants in their natural surroundings. Four of the Big Five — lion, leopard, elephant, and buffalo – are among the attractions. Hyena, wild dog, giraffe, wildebeest, zebra, numerous antelopes, and hippo can also be seen.

Night safari
South Luangwa National Park

Night safari

Night game drives offer the chance to catch sight of elusive nocturnal wildlife among the bushveld, such as civets, genets, hyenas, and leopards. Stunning bird species that only make an appearance at night include nightjars and an amazing variety of owls. Watching predators hunt is a visceral and haunting experience.

Walking safari
South Luangwa National Park

Walking safari

The Luangwa Valley is the birthplace of the African walking safari and offers possibly the most authentic bush experience in Africa. Walks are led by knowledgeable and passionate guides, escorted by an armed national park scout.

Observe the Carmine colony
South Luangwa National Park

Observe the Carmine colony

The local carmine bee-eater colony goes into overdrive from mid-July to mid-August, and it's quite a sight. Guests will be guided to the site at dawn, where they can observe the bird colony up-close, accompanied with coffee and biscuits.

Detailed itinerary

What you'll see and do

This is a customisable trip

Use the following itinerary for inspiration. Remember: all days, hotels and activities can be altered to suit your requirements. A Absolute Zambia Safaris travel specialist will be happy to advise.

Fly to Mfuwe in South Luangwa

Our representative will greet you upon arrival and assist you in checking your luggage on your local flight from Lusaka International Airport to Mfuwe Airport in South Luangwa National Park.

A Flatdogs Camp guide will meet you at Mfuwe Airport and take you to Flatdogs Safari Camp in the South Luangwa National Park, one of the world's last great wildlife wonders.

After a 45-minute drive to the camp, you will check-in and relax before dinner is served later in the evening then bedtime at your chosen time.

Included meals: Dinner

Featured Accommodation
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Flatdogs Camp

Flatdogs Camp

Exploring South Luangwa National Park

You'll have three full days to explore South Luangwa National Park, either on game drives or on foot as part of a walking safari.

Your days will begin with a delicious breakfast, followed by a morning activity such as a game drive safari or a walking safari, followed by a return to the camp for lunch and free time to relax. Afternoon tea will be served before the afternoon/evening game drive, which will begin with afternoon game viewing and then transition into a night safari with the use of spotlights in search of nocturnal animals after dark.

You will then return to the camp almost on time for dinner, and then to your preferred bedtime.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Featured Accommodation
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Flatdogs Camp

Flatdogs Camp

Game Drive transfer from South Luangwa to Luambe National Park

Breakfast will be served before your Luambe Camp Guide/Drive meets you at Flatdogs to begin your journey to Luambe National Park. Enjoy a 4-hour road trip that will give you plenty of time to take in the new scenery, varied wildlife, and amazing birdlife you'll see along the way.

After that, you'll check-in, get lunch served, and then have time to relax and enjoy the closer-to-nature experience. Then there will be tea/coffee, followed by a late afternoon/early evening safari activity, before returning to the camp almost in time for dinner and a later bedtime.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Luambe Camp

Luambe Camp

Explore Luambe National Park

You will spend four nights in Luambe National Park. This is a great opportunity to explore the amazing Luambe National Park and here is a list of things you can do during your stay:

Wake up to various birdcalls and the grunting hippo as they welcome a new day in the beautiful Luangwa Valley while enjoying a quick coffee with biscuits. Then, the early mornings are a great time for mammal monitoring drive with the Luambe guides or ZCP (when available). Other great morning activities include anti-poaching walks, coffee with the carmine bee-eaters or walking the camera trap circuit to check on the night’s activity.

The afternoon is your time to relax! Have a rest in your tent, or grab your binoculars and spot the birdlife from under the shade of a tree. Alternatively, spend time in the main area with our team learning more about the history of the project, looking at what was caught on the camera traps or updating the leopard family tree. A tasty lunch will be on offer at the camp before heading out for your late afternoon game drive.

The late afternoon is a great time to walk the Luangwa listening to the hippos before finishing with sundowners or heading to Chitingulu village to learn about life for the communities you live next to National Parks. Your evening will be spent relaxing in camp, with a sundowner in hand, watching the pink sunsets over the river while listening to the antics of the hippo followed by a delicious 3-course meal in the dining area. After dinner, it is a great opportunity to listen and record the bat activity in camp for those with an interest in the smaller, more unique creatures of Luambe!

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Luambe Camp

Luambe Camp

Departure Day

Breakfast will be served first, then check out of the camp and you will be transferred to Mfuwe Airport and a local flight to Lusaka where you will connect with your outbound flight. On arrival at Lusaka International airport, you will be greeted by our representative who will then assist you in checking in for your outbound flight.

Included meals: Breakfast

  • South Luangwa National Park

    South Luangwa National Park

    Found in eastern Zambia at the end of the Great Rift Valley, South Luangwa National Park is famous for its population of leopards, who stalk the antelope, impalas and pukus that line its riverbanks...
  • South Luangwa National Park

    South Luangwa National Park

    Found in eastern Zambia at the end of the Great Rift Valley, South Luangwa National Park is famous for its population of leopards, who stalk the antelope, impalas and pukus that line its riverbanks...
  • Luambe National Park

    Luambe National Park

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  • Luambe National Park

    Luambe National Park

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  • Lusaka

    Lusaka

    Sprawling Lusaka is Zambia’s capital and commercial centre...

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Where to stay

Some of our sample accommodation.

Accommodation is in safari camps with easy access to surrounding National Parks.

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Luambe Camp

Luambe Camp

Our 5 en-suite safari tents overlook the Luangwa River and are large and spacious...

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Flatdogs Camp

Flatdogs Camp

Flatdogs Camp is on the border of the South Luangwa National Park, one of the last great wildlife wonders of the world...

Reviews

What people are saying about Absolute Zambia Safaris

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Nilima D
05/02/2020

My husband and I were on a 10-day trip to Zambia organized perfectly by Absolute Zambia Safaris.
We visited the lower Zambezi national park, South Luanga Park and Victoria Falls. The entire Iterinary along with flights and road transport whenever needed well planned as according to our requirement. Would recommend their guidance for anyone looking for a wonderful holiday in Zambia.

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Gary V
14/01/2020

Fantastic planning and arranging of this trip by Robert of Absolute Zambia Safaris — everything was perfect from start to finish. We were picked up on time for all activities, the hotel was great — good food, nice pool, wifi, etc and good location, the white water rafting was great, Angel Pool was very much enjoyed by everyone and the sunset cruise was almost empty — so we had the entire upper deck of the boat to ourselves. The food on the boat was tremendous, and the sunset magnificent. Everyone said this was possibly the best holiday ever. We are very grateful to Absolute Zambia whose flawless organising of all of this made it happen.

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Clare D
17/07/2019

Absolute Zambia Safaris organised a 2 week trip in Zambia for us — to South Luangwa, Lower Zambezi and Livingstone. We cannot thank them enough for their wonderful organisation, thoughtful communication and great value for money. This was our first visit to Africa and they made it a breeze, with excellent choices of accomodation, transport, and drivers etc. At all times we were well looked after and had absolutely no concerns regarding safety or anything else for that matter. Thanks so much Absolute Zambia, we will get back to you for our next holiday in Africa.

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Price guide

This itinerary would cost from $3,780 and $4,125 pp.

Pricing may vary by accommodation choice, group size and time of year.

What's included

Included Accommodation

Eight nights’ accommodation at Flatdogs Camp and Luambe Camp.

Included Guided excursions

Two safari activities per day at Flatdogs Camp and Luambe Camp anf National Park Entry fees for both the South Luangwa and Luambe National Parks.

Included Internal flights


Two-way Internal flights: Lusaka – Mfuwe – Lusaka.

Included Ground transfers

All airport and ground transfers.

Included All meals

Full board including local drinks and house wine while at Luambe camp.

How to book

Flexible Booking Conditions

We want to give our guests absolute peace of mind when booking with us. We have adopted some of the most flexible booking conditions in the industry, covering late cancellations and last-minute postponements should your travel plans be disrupted by COVID-19 related issues.

All bookings can be re-booked like-for-like at no cost for new departure dates up to 15 months ahead. We can assist with private PCR testing as required for your return journeys.

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