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An 8 night South Luangwa and Lower Zambezi Safari Package


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8 nights in the best wildlife destinations in Zambia

The Thornicroft’s Safari combines two of the best wildlife destinations in Zambia, The South Luangwa and the Lower Zambezi Valley. It is an itinerary designed to give travellers the opportunity to disconnect from the modern-day rat race and experience two of Zambia’s most breath-taking destinations. This is a memory-making, story-telling, life-changing journey!

“Thank you to everyone at Kafunta Lodge for having us to stay. We saw everything we could have wished for – including a Leopard and a Crocodile playing tug of war with an Impala! The whole stay was amazing and I cannot fault a single thing.”
– Dan, April 2022

Quick facts about the Thornicroft’s safari

A brief overview of what to expect
June – November
8 nights
3 camps
2 national parks
Game Viewing
River Actvities

Camps featured in this safari itinerary

Lower Zambezi Valley
South Luangwa National Park
South Luangwa National Park

Travel Logistics for this safari

See the travel route for this safari below:

Day 1: Lusaka - Kafunta River Lodge

On arrival in Lusaka you will be ushered to your light aircraft to catch a flight to Mfuwe, the gateway to the South Luangwa National Park. The flight is approximately an hour and you will feel the excitement set in as before your eyes as the urban jungle of the capital city is transformed into a vast, African wilderness. Upon landing, you will be met by your safari guide and transferred by open game viewer to Kafunta River Lodge. 

Day 4: Kafunta - Three Rivers Camp

Your next stop is a short game drive away. Three Rivers Camp is the latest addition to Kafunta Safaris’ portfolio and is set at the confluence of the Luangwa, Kapamba and Lusangazi Rivers in South Luangwa. The stylish tents sit under shady sausage trees facing the Luangwa River or the diverse wildlife of the lagoon.

Day 6: Depart for Baines' River Camp

After five unforgettable nights in the Luangwa Valley it’s time to say goodbye to the team at Kafunta. You will be transferred in a light aircraft to your next destination, the Lower Zambezi Valley. This is an incredibly scenic flight as your pilot takes you over the escarpment and winds down into this magnificent valley. Upon landing, you will be met by your safari guide and transferred by open game viewer to Baines’ River Camp.

Day 9: Baines' River Camp - Lusaka

After breakfast and an optional short activity, you will be transferred to Royal airstrip where you will catch a flight from there to Lusaka or to your next safari destination. 

3 reasons you should choose this safari package

Highlights from this 8 night safari include:
Diverse Safari Experience

This safari is the perfect combination of game drives, walking and boating safaris in two of Zambia’s most prolific wildlife areas.

Simple Travel Logistics

Daily flights between the Luangwa and Lower Zambezi allows for seamless travel and easy connections with international flights.

Excellent Hospitality

You can expect a high standard of hospitality during your stay at Baines’ and the Kafunta Safaris properties; attention to detail, delicious meals and surprise dining experiences.

About South Luangwa and Lower Zambezi 

Learn about the areas specific to this safari package

The Lower Zambezi National Park

The Lower Zambezi valley arguably offers the most varied safari experience in Zambia. Visitors to any of the stunning camps in and outside the National Park can choose from game drives, bush walks, canoe safaris, boat cruises or tiger fishing as a means to experience this wilderness. The interaction of the wildlife and the river is extensive and as you progress deeper into the year, so the game congregates along or near the available water.

The Lower Zambezi offers an extensive population of elephant, buffalo, lion and leopard with the large herbivores being present in excellent numbers and occupying the river bank and islands with monotony. The lion numbers are stable and Lower Zambezi has a great leopard population aided by the abundance of prey, large trees and conservation protection.

South Luangwa National Park

The South Luangwa National Park is probably the most famous of all Zambia’s wildlife havens and is deservedly considered amongst the elite of African wilderness regions. Fantastic leopard populations, hippo, lion and elephant are complimented by a healthy range of other species too. There is a variety of accommodation options catering from budget to the very highest end of safari travel.

What you can expect to find in the South Luangwa National Park: Very good numbers of lion, leopard, buffalo and elephant can be found throughout South Luangwa with the cats being particularly abundant. In season, there are a handful of superb colonies of carmine bee-eaters that provide birders and photographers with hours of entertainment. Wildlife lovers know the value of any wild dog sighting. The space and abundant prey species mean that the Luangwa valley is probably the best place to see wild dog in Zambia.

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