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Zambia: The South Luangwa Valley

Private Travel | General interest | Wildlife 10 Days & 7 Nights Lead-in price: £5795 Current prices from: £5795

The South Luangwa valley is vast, remote and home to a truly impressive variety of flora and fauna. The three intimate camps on this safari lie next to the magnificent Luangwa river with its large meanders and countless tributaries. The water acts as a magnet for animal and birdlife, especially during the dry season. The contrasting camps offer 4x4 safari drives, including very productive night drives and some of the best walking Africa has to offer. Wildlife viewing from the mess tents is also common as the animal life is so prolific.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Camps with understated elegance, seclusion & highly experienced guides
  • Option to get closer to the flora and fauna on a walking safari at Tena Tena
  • Exceptional year-round wildlife viewing
  • Stay in 4-star accommodation
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Superior Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Lusaka via Johannesburg (N) Day 2: Fly to Mfuwe • Nkwali

Arrive and connect with an onward flight to Mfuwe in the South Luangwa valley. Transfer to Nkwali for 2 nights. Situated on Robin Pope Safaris’ private land, there is exclusive access to the park either by boat or across the pontoon. Afternoon wildlife viewing. (L, D)

Day 3: Nkwali

Wildlife viewing with a chance to see leopards, lions, baboons and an impressive bird population. (B, L, D)

Days 4-6: Tena Tena

Drive to Tena Tena and stay for 3 nights. Afternoon wildlife viewing. Alternatively, join a 2-day Luangwa bush camping experience. This walking safari brings you even closer to the wildlife. (B, L, D)

Day 7: Nsefu

Transfer to Nsefu for 2 nights. Nsefu is situated in the exclusive Nsefu Sector, on a magnificent meander of the Luangwa river where elephants often cross. Afternoon wildlife viewing. (B, L, D)

Day 8: Nsefu

Wildlife viewing. (B)

Day 9: Fly home via Lusaka & Johannesburg

Morning wildlife viewing. Fly home via Lusaka and Johannesburg. (B)

Day 10: Arrive home (N) Meal basis

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Cultural activities

In addition to safari drives and walks, there are optional opportunities to meet with the local community. Stroll around Kawaza village and its school, both supported by Robin Pope Safaris. Enjoy the small dukas (shops), the market and bars of the Mfuwe area or visit Tribal Textiles, a small cottage industry of locally produced hand-painted textiles, which draws inspiration from the Zambian wildlife and surroundings.

Important information Emerald Season variations:

Tena Tena is closed every year from 1 Nov to 21 May. Nsefu is closed annually from 21 Nov to 21 Jan, and 1 Apr to 21 May. Camp locations will be amended accordingly.

Tailor-made travel:

This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits you, for which guideline prices are shown. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements. Please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

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Dates & prices


Guideline Prices

Low season from £5795 per person

High season from £6595 per person


Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

  • • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
    • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
    • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
    • Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
    • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
    • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

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