The South Luangwa Valley, which marks the end of the Great Rift Valley, is one of the last unspoilt wilderness...Read more >
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.
The first camp that Robin Pope built is located within the South Luangwa Valley National Park, in a secluded area under a grove of shady mahogany trees on the banks of the Luangwa river. The large custom-made tents each have an attached open air bathroom with a flush toilet and shower as well as a private veranda. The thatched dining room and bar stand on a wide bend of the river; meals are of a very high standard and are served overlooking this wonderful view. With three distinct habitats, the river, the adjoining lagoons and the plains, there is a wide diversity of game. Amongst the species, waterbuck, zebra, warthog and greater kudu are often seen. The wandering herds of elephant are among some of the largest left in Africa. Buffalo continuously move in search of fresh pastures and water and in their wake come the predators, the lion and hyena. Leopard ...
On a sweeping bend of the river, 12 kilometres north of Tena Tena, lies Nsefu. Nsefu was the first photographic safari camp in Zambia and dates back to the early fifties. The Nsefu Sector was recognised then as a phenomenal area and it still is. Robin Pope reopened the camp in 1999, in keeping with the original style, and so operates the only two camps in the Nsefu Sector of the park. The view of the river is superb and game can often be seen close to the camp. The bar, tucked in beside a huge extinct termite mound, overlooks a waterhole that is very productive for game. The original rondavels have been extended, with a spacious open-air bathroom added. Each room has a clear view of the river, through large open windows and from the new wooden veranda. The camp lies in the heart of the undeveloped Nsefu sector and so ...
Nkwali Camp is built on Robin Pope Safari's private land on the banks of the Luangwa River, overlooking the National Park. This is superb game country with a beautiful area of ebony woodland and open grass plains. A small camp of thatched chalets with en-suite facilities, there is also a wonderful bar, built around an enormous ebony tree, and a dining room overlooking a lagoon where many of the resident animals drink during the day. Unusually in this area, the camp also has a small swimming pool.
Low season from £5795 per person
High season from £6595 per person
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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.
*Itinerary: Note that for the 06 Feb 2014* departure date only the itinerary is different to the regular 2014 tour, with a visit to the countryside in Mai Chai and an extra night in Hanoi, and one less night in Hoi An.
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