9 days from £4395pp plus international flights.
Owners of Remote Africa Safaris, John and Carol Coppinger, have their base and home at Tafika Camp in South Luangwa. They started the company in 1995, but John guided in Luangwa Valley for many years before this. They have three camps in South Luangwa (Tafika, Crocodile Camp and Chikoko Tree camp) and offer high quality walking and game drive safaris, plus microlighting and mountain biking. They employ about 90 people from the local village of Mkasanga, which they also back with help for the school and clinic via their charitable fund. They also run Mwaleshi Camp in North Luangwa.
This safari is a great combination of wildlife game drives, walking safaris, plus other activities such as cultural visits and possibly a bit of adventure on mountain bikes, and even on a microlight if John is available!
The area of South Luangwa their camps are in is quite far north, so the name Remote Africa fits well. You really should have this place more or less to yourself, and the wildlife here is superb including great leopard sightings being relatively common.
Note: This is just one idea using Remote Africa Safaris camps, but bear in mind that we can make a trip of any length or combination of these or other camps to suit you. Minimum age 12 yrs for walking safaris.
Guide price from (pp sharing): £4395 (ex. international flights)
Price notes: 2017 guide price pp sharing: May-June £4395. July and Oct £4695. Aug-Sept £5280.
Full board accommodation based on twin share; flights Lusaka-Mfuwe-Lusaka; activities (game drives, walking, bike riding, cultural visits); park fees; drinks (except premium alcohol eg champagne); laundry.
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 at any time in the open season (25th May to end of October).
Chikoko Tree Camp is a remote bushcamp accessible only on foot - an ideal base for those wishing to escape the restrictions of driving.
Crocodile River Camp is a remote bushcamp which can be reached only on foot in the heart of Luangwa.
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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).
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