South Luangwa Valley, Zambia

Remote Africa Safaris Itinerary

A Remote Africa Safaris wildlife and wilderness experience in South Luangwa.

9 days from £5700pp plus international flights.

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Crossing the Luangwa with Remote Africa Safaris

Day 1

To South Luangwa

When you arrive in Lusaka airport you will transfer to a flight taking you north to Mfuwe. Here you will be met by a Remote Africa Safaris guide and driven to Tafika Camp. After lunch and a siesta, you will enjoy and afternoon game drive. Sunset drinks, dinner and a chat by the fire brings your first day in Zambia to a close. Lunch, dinner.

Lunch, dinner

Crossing the Luangwa with Remote Africa Safaris

Day 2

Chikoko Tree Camp

After breakfast today you are driven north up the river to a crossing point. After crossing the river you're in South Luangwa National Park, and there are no vehicles in this area, so you're on foot for the next four days! This is quite simply the best way to experience nature - you are in for a treat!

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Crossing the Luangwa with Remote Africa Safaris

Day 3

Chikoko Tree Camp

This is your second day in Chikoko, and you'll continue to immerse yourself in the African wilderness of this beautiful area. Your professional guide and armed scout will always be with you, pointing out the small fascinating things as well as keeping you safe near the larger exciting wildlife you might come across. Your day will be punctuated with a lunchtime siesta, as well as tea breaks and sundowners. The pace is leisurely and unhurried.

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Day 4

Crocodile River Camp

Today you walk to the next camp along ancient hippo and elephant routes in the bush. Walks are timed for the early morning and later afternoon to avoid the main heat of the day. The walking is not strenuous as there are no hills, but paths can be uneven in places so comfy lightweight walking shoes are recommended. The afternoon walk is planned to arrive in camp before dusk, giving you time to shower, change, relax, enjoy a sundowner drink and look forward to dinner.

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Crossing the Luangwa with Remote Africa Safaris

Day 5

Crocodile River Camp

Another day to enjoy the wildlife and wilderness based at the remote bush camp. The morning walk lasts around four hours and includes a break for tea, coffee and snacks, while the later walk leaves camp following afternoon tea around 3:30pm and returns to camp before sunset. It's a wonderful way to immerse yourself in nature, unencumbered by the constraints of a vehicle.

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Crossing the Luangwa with Remote Africa Safaris

Day 6

Tafika Camp

Today we head slowly back to the river where we cross and then you are driven back to Tafika Camp. At Tafika you can take the weight off your feet and enjoy game drives in the Nsefu sector of Luangwa.

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Crossing the Luangwa with Remote Africa Safaris

Day 7

Tafika Camp

A full day to enjoy activities from Tafika. Perhaps after a morning game drive you might like to visit the local village this afternoon, or simply rest in camp until the late afternoon game drive, which includes a stop for sundowner drinks before heading back to camp.

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Crossing the Luangwa with Remote Africa Safaris

Day 8

Tafika Camp

Your last full day at Tafika. Game drives, walks, mountain biking and cultural visits are all possible, so take your pick for a memorable conclusion to your time in the Luangwa River. While in camp between activities you can enjoy watching hippos by the river and may spot bushbuck and elephant.

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Crossing the Luangwa with Remote Africa Safaris

Day 9

Depart

At some point today you will be driven back to Mfuwe Airport for your flight to Lusaka. The time will depend on what you are doing next. If you're going straight home, you might like the spend the morning here before heading off.

Breakfast

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