8 days from £2975pp plus international flights.
The Bushcamp company was set up in South Luangwa National Park in 1999. They have 6 bushcamps in the south of the park, as well as Mfuwe Lodge in the central area. Mfuwe Lodge is known for a small family of elephants who love to come walking through reception at certain times of the year to get to a particularly tasty wild mango tree!
This is an excellent emerald season safari (ie in the rainy season) which is available at a time when no other bushcamps in South Luangwa are open. You really do have the place to yourself when you're at Zungalila and Kapamba!
As the name suggests, green season is a time of lush growth due to the rains which mostly come between about November and March. It is also the time for newborns, and many migratory birds are in the park at this time. It is a beautiful time to travel here, and whilst it doesn't tend to rain constantly, you need to be prepared for the wet weather. Most often the rain comes in huge downpours, often at night or in the afternoon. The rest of the time, the weather is pleasant and hot.
A trip to South Luangwa in the green season is also very good value as this is low season in terms of prices. So come and enjoy the wildlife, wilderness, rivers and rainbows of Zambia.
Guide price from (pp sharing): £2975 (ex. international flights)
Includes: Full board accommodation based on twin share; airport transfers at Mfuwe; flights Lusaka-Mfuwe-Lusaka; wildlife activities; park fees; local drinks at bushcamps only; laundry.
Excludes: International flights and taxes; domestic flight taxes; visa; tips; personal expenses.
Getting there: You need to fly into and out of Lusaka for this trip. Flights will cost from about £700 pp, and BA is usually the best option for most travellers.
Departure dates: This is a private tailor made trip which can be taken between 1st November and 6th January 2013. Only three departures a week are possible due to flight schedules. 2013/14 prices will be due shortly.
A remote walking trails camp deep in the heart of South Luangwa overlooking a huge plains area.
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Time: GMT +2 hours
Flight time: Flights from Europe to Lusaka take about 10 hours. Lusaka International Airport is about 25km from the city centre (about 30 minutes transfer).
Language: Zambia's official language is English, but outside of the cities few people speak it.
Visas: Visas are required for most nationalities, although a waiver can normally be organized in advance for British citizens.
Health: This is a malarial country.
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