On arrival at Lusaka International Airport, you will be met and assisted with the check-in for your flight to Mfuwe. Upon arrival at Mfuwe Airport you will be met and transferred to Nkwali Camp. The drive takes about one hour through colorful village scenes, agriculture, and bush. Nkwali Camp has a wide view of the Luangwa River – on Robin Pope Safaris’s private land, and overlooking the South Luangwa National Park. The six rooms all look out over the river and have open air bathrooms. Depending on your arrival time in the day you will enjoy a lunch looking out over the lagoon to the back of Nkwali or if in the afternoon for tea and the afternoon and night game drive.
South Luangwa National Park
At dawn breakfast is served around the campfire. The porridge heated on the fire and toast cooked by the coals. The morning walk or drive will leave soon after, entering the park by boat from the camp or by road via the main gate. The game in the area is excellent – and includes many family herds of elephants and the endemic species of giraffe, the Thornicroft Giraffe. A mid-morning break of tea, coffee and cake will be taken at a scenic point on a lagoon or the Luangwa River. Return to camp for lunch around mid-day. After lunch you can cool off in the swimming pool or siesta. Following tea you will go out on an afternoon game drive that continues into the early night giving the chance to see the nocturnal world, returning to camp around 8 PM for with time to change before dinner around 8.30 PM.
Day 3 is another exciting safari day with morning and evening game activities. Being the last whole day you resume game activities in the morning and evening with the possibility of visiting Kawaza village as an option to meet local people and experience life in a real Zambian village. (Please do let us know if you wish to the village in advance so we can make arrangements before you arrive.)
Your Robin Pope Safaris guide will accompany you for your flight to Kasanka National Park. Upon arrival you will be transferred to Wasa Camp where you will spend the next three days amongst the glory of the bat migration. These days will be quite relaxed with a chance to bird-watch, spend time in the Fibwe hide to catch a glimpse of the shy sitatunga, and view all of the other fantastic species in this area such as Lichtenstein’s hartebeest, Pel’s fishing owl, etc. And of course, you can’t forget the bats!
After a relaxing breakfast, you will be transferred to the airstrip where you will meet your plane for the flight to Mfuwe and onward connection to Lusaka. A beautiful flight over the escarpment and down into the Luangwa River Valley. Tours Africa will meet and assist you to Radisson Blu Hotel once you land in Lusaka. You may enjoy a relaxed evening ahead of your trip back home. Breakfast included.
On day 8, sadly it’s time to depart. This morning is at your leisure to relax and repack before being returned to Lusaka International Airport for your departing flights home. Breakfast included.