8 days from £3840pp plus international flights.
Enjoy the sights and sounds of South Luangwa National Park without breaking the bank! This safari has been designed to showcase the rich wildlife and beautiful scenery of the valley, one of the world's foremost safari destinations, allowing you to explore by vehicle and on foot led by expert guides to gain a real insight into nature.
You'll be a guest of Norman Carr Safaris (NCS), a well-respected company that opened their first camp in 1950, so they know what they're doing! You'll be staying at a selection of bush camps, each offering a different safari experience and all offering the same warm welcome and home-from-home atmosphere.
Days will follow a similar pattern, rising early to set off into the bush before the heat and sunlight become too intense. At this time animals are at their most active, so it's an exciting time to go on safari. On your return to camp you'll find a superb buffet brunch, and you'll spend the next few hours unwinding, enjoying the kind hospitality of the staff. Your second safari takes place in the late afternoon, following a delicious tea, and generally incorporates sundowner drinks. You'll be back in camp in time to shower and change for dinner, and later you'll enjoy a nightcap by the fire.
The day to day holiday described here is a guide, as the precise itinerary will be determined by NCS 2 weeks before travel, using a combination of their bush camps, all of which are similar in style and facilities. This helps keep the price down, and makes this safari excellent value for money while still offering the highest levels of game viewing, guiding and accommodation.
Guide price from (pp sharing): £3840 (ex. international flights)
Price notes: 2017 Guide prices pp sharing: 20-31 May and 1-7 Nov £3840. July-Oct £4265.
Full board accommodation on twin share basis; return airport transfers; flights Lusaka-Mfuwe-Lusaka; bar drinks only at bush camps; safari activities; park fees; laundry.
International flights and taxes; domestic flight taxes; visa; most drinks; tips; personal expenses
Getting there: You need to fly into and out of Lusaka for this holiday. As there are no direct flights into Lusaka from Europe, most people find that travelling via Johannesburg is the best option. Flights will cost from about £900 per person and we usually book these for you.
Departure dates: This trip can be tailor-made for you at any date you choose between June and October, subject to availability. In order to get this favourable price, the camps are not confirmed to you until 2 weeks before you travel. However you will have at least 2 camps, possibly 3, and they will all belong to Norman Carr Safaris.
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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).
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