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8 DAY MOBILE WALKING SAFARI

South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
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Duration

8 Days / 7 Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English

Overview

Fully Inclusive – Bed, All Meals, Fees and Activities

SOUTH LUANGWA NATIONAL PARK

Bordering the Luangwa River, the northern and southern Luangwa National Parks contain some of the most breathtaking and untouched wilderness in Africa. As a result of this and the parks’ successful anti-poaching campaigns, the area has developed into a world-renowned wildlife haven. The South Luangwa National Park is renowned for its walking safari, which allows visitors to view elephant, hippo and even lion close-up under the supervision of professional and knowledgeable armed guides.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • ROBIN POPE WALKING MOBILE SAFARIS | SOUTH LUANGWA NATIONAL PARK - The Robin Pope Safaris’ Mobile Walking Safaris have long been known as the best wilderness experience of the South Luangwa. After a night at Nkwali, the party drives to the north of the park where they will walk for five days covering approximately 10km a day, following the Mupamadzi River. This clear river is a major tributary of the Luangwa.
  • The area is remote and wild, the terrain and habitats varied and the game shy and unused to man. From ants to buffalo, a bird's nest to tracking a lion, you will learn the many facets of the bush. The fully serviced mobile camp is extremely comfortable and well-equipped with walk-in tents and full bedding. The shower is under a tree and the toilet is a bush loo with a wooden throne. Meals of a high standard are served under the open sky. A final night at Tena Tena or Nsefu completes the safari.
  • TENA TENA | SOUTH LUANGWA NATIONAL PARK - The South Luangwa National Park marks the end of the Great Rift Valley, one of the last remaining unspoilt wilderness areas and possibly the finest wildlife sanctuary in Africa - a claim which is not an overstatement.
  • It is through this 9050sq kilometer National Park that the great meandering Luangwa River runs, with its ox bow lagoons, tributaries, riverine supported woodlands and large plains, all of which play host to huge concentrations of game including elephant, buffalo, leopard, lion, giraffe, hippo and over 450 species of birds. Situated in the exclusive Nsefu Sector Tena Tena sits nestled under a magnificent and thick grove of mahogany trees. On a double tiered river bank, each room enjoys its own private view onto a long stretch of the Luangwa River.
  • Tena Tena is synonymous with Robin Pope Safaris as it was the first camp that Robin opened and ran and has become a favorite amongst many safari lovers over the years.

Itinerary

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DAYS 1 - 6 : SOUTH LUANGWA NATIONAL PARK
DAYS 1 - 6 : SOUTH LUANGWA NATIONAL PARK

DAY 1: ARRIVAL AT MFUWE AIRPORT

On arrival at Mfuwe International Airport a guide from Robin Pope Safaris will meet you. The drive to Nkwali Camp is 1 hour through colourful local scenes of villages, agriculture as well as bush. Nkwali Camp has a wide view of the Luangwa River. On Robin’s private land, and overlooking the South Luangwa National Park, Nkwali is ideally situated for the start of your safari.

DAY 2 : MOBILE CAMP

After an early breakfast, you will be heading north to start your walking mobile which has become known as THE wilderness experience of the South Luangwa. Your drive is some 90kms to the Mupamadzi River along a bush road, through remote parts of the park. You arrive in camp for lunch around mid-day. The camp is already set up for your arrival with well-equipped walk-in tents. The shower is under a tree and the toilet is a long drop with a wooden throne. Enjoy a relaxing siesta after lunch, before tea and going for a walk around camp in the afternoon, to return for sundowners and dinner in the open under the stars!

DAY 3 : MOBILE CAMP

Up at sunrise for the morning walk. The area is remote and wild, the terrain and habitats varied and the game shy and unused to man. From ant’s to buffalo, a bird’s nest to tracking a lion, you will learn the many facets of the bush. The mobile camp will be packed and moved to Camp 2 and lunch will be ready as the guests arrive late morning. Lunch, siesta and afternoon walk.

DAY 4 - 6 : MOBILE CAMP

Day 4 - Explore the area on foot – returning to the same campsite.

Day 5/6 - The camp will be moved again to camp 3 during the morning as you walk further down the river. The Mupamadzi River is a major tributary of the Luangwa. All walks are led by an experienced naturalist and accompanied by an armed game scout.

DAY 7 : TENA TENA CAMP
DAY 7 : TENA TENA CAMP

After an early breakfast, transfer to the Luangwa River crossing point opposite Tena Tena. This is a 4 to 5 hour drive. Tena Tena staff will meet and boat the party across the river, and then a 20 minute drive to Tena Tena camp.

This remote and small camp lies within the National Park and enjoys a stunning location on a sweeping bend of the Luangwa River. A grove of mahogany trees shade the large custom-made tents. From the thatched dining room and bar, guests can watch the elephants, hippo and antelope on the riverbank. Tena has 6 tents, each with a dressing room, open air bathroom and private verandah that overlooks a water hole. Most meals are taken under the shade of a huge Mahogany tree in the centre of the camp. On arrival you will be shown to your tent and then lunch will be served followed by a well deserved siesta before the afternoon and evening game drive. Time to rest those weary legs!!

DAY 8: DEPARTURE
DAY 8: DEPARTURE

After a relaxing breakfast you will be transfered to Mfuwe Airport for your next destination onwards.

Included/Excluded

  • Accommodation
  • All safari activities
  • Park costs
  • Meals
  • Drinks
  • Transfers to properties within Mfuwe airport.
  • International and local flights not specified.
  • Transfers not specified.
  • Visas
  • Premium brand drinks.
  • Meals not specified
  • Optional add-on activities.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities & Items of a personal nature

Durations

Multi day

Tour's Location

South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

FAQs

NOTES
Single supplement rates on request.
Low & High season rates may apply.
We regret no children under the age of 16.
The above rates valid for 2021 only, please request rates for 2022.
Rates are subject to change without prior notice.
**T’s & C’s apply. Deposits & Cancellations Policies are contingent on THOSE provided by suppliers (i.e. lodges, transfer companies, airlines etc.) and are subject to change without prior notice.**
DEPOSITS
10% Non-refundable deposit required to secure booking.
Balance of deposits are dependent on THOSE required by suppliers and advised to client upon enquiry.
CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY
55-49 days: 50% refund of payment EXCLUDING non-refundable deposit.
48-42 days: 25% refund of payment EXCLUDING non-refundable deposit.
41 days or less: 0% refund of payment EXCLUDING non-refundable deposit.
In case of NO SHOW on the date of tour departure, the client forfeits 100% of the total payment.
Covid cancellation policies will be advised upon enquiry.

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