For wildlife, and wildlife-lovers, it does not get any better than Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park. With its verdant floodplains rustling with huge herds of game, mopane woodlands and indigenous hardwood forests filled with over 400 species of birds, and a mighty river that attracts thirsty animals like a magnet, it is one of Africa’s truly great wildlife sanctuaries.
Over 60 different species of mammal call the South Luangwa National Park their home, drawn by the diverse range of habitats from sandy seasonal river courses to the mineral-rich alluvial floodplains that stretch out to distant blue hills. Predators such as lion, leopard, and wild dog stalk the smaller game, whilst primates such as yellow baboons and vervet monkeys swing through the trees. The Park is well-known for its huge herds of elephant and buffalo, along with its large population of leopard. The Luangwa Valley has one of the highest concentrations of hippos in Africa, estimated to be at least 50 per kilometre of river. The Luangwa Valley also boasts two endemic species: Thornicroft’s Giraffe and Cookson’s Wildebeest. Crawshay’s Zebra, with its unique evenly spaced stripes, is also a local resident.
Walking safaris were pioneered in the South Luangwa National Park and are still one of the best ways of experiencing the African wilderness. There are many Bush Camps in the Park, and it is possible to walk between them, accompanied by an armed ranger
What is included in the tour
- Accommodation as listed for the number of nights listed in each option.
- All meals, local beverages, park fees and twice daily game activities (Walks or drives)
- Return Flights from Lusaka to Mfuwe and Road Transfer to and from Camps
What is NOT included in the tour
- All Optional and premium beverages & additional Refreshments
- Additional nights not mentioned or optional overnight/stays in Lusaka on arrival or departure
- Road Transfer other than to and from camp (i.e. in and around Lusaka)
- All Additional Flights not mentioned
- Visas (If applicable)
- Optional/Suggested Activities
- Personal items, tipping, personal refreshments and extras
Shawa Luangwa Camp
5-nights at Shawa Luangwa Camp is a safari worth experiencing; located in Nsefu sector, Shawa was named after Jacob Shawa, a legendary individual who was voted as Wanderlust’s top 8 best world professional guides. Jacob now works within the camp and is a keen photographer, making him the perfect guide for your journey.
Shawa Luangwa Camp offers a small intimate property consisting of 5 uniquely styled luxury safari tents (5 double and 2 of which can convert into a family tent), all overlooking the Luangwa river. The centre boma is double story lifting you up to have a clear view over the River. Be one with nature when you head out into the bush with one of the professional guides tracking the wildlife using footprints and spoor to spot your next sighting. Enjoy breakfast whilst watching elephants stroll across the river or whilst impalas silently graze nearby.
Shawa Luangwa Camp will offer expertly guided game drives and bush walks. Game Drives are the Camps main activities and these take places in two locations – a minute’s drive from camp across the river, and within the Nsefu sector, which is only 15 minutes away. Connect with Nature in Green Safaris very own electric vehicles (EVs). Silent Safaris provide you with the opportunities to explore the plains in complete silence, which allows animals to remain at ease as you enjoy their natural beauty and surroundings.
- Shawa Luangwa Camp.