River Journeys

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  • Duration: 7 nights
  • Price: US$3,275

We love Zambia for the wild and remote national parks. In fact, one of our favourite places to get away from it all, is South Luangwa National Park in the Northern regions of Zambia. Lusaka, the capital of Zambia, is a usual stop for many of the European flights so starting or ending a safari here is an option.

From here it is a short and easy flight to Mfuwe and your gateway into the spectacular safari areas of the Luangwa where your safari guide will meet you. The life-giving Luangwa River is glistening and swollen after the summer rains and a river safari here is one of the most unusual but sensational ways of experiencing Africa! Food sources abound as the bush has come alive with new growth, summer flowers delight the senses, the antelope have given birth and with that … the predators are feasting! Daily bright blue skies are a given but drama is added with occasional but spectacular thunder and lightning shows that make for crimson sunsets and breath-taking photography. Summer is the time of plenty and a fully inclusive River Journey will not disappoint!

Day 1
Luangwa River Lodge

Your safari starts at Lusaka airport where you board your short flight to Mfuwe where your safari guide will meet you.

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You journey through the colourful residential areas of Mfuwe village enroute to your first safari camp – Luangwa River Lodge. Settle in this afternoon and enjoy the scenery over delectable afternoon tea before heading out on your first game drive. You return to camp after sunset to enjoy a glorious candlelit dinner while sharing the stories of Africa.
Day 2-3
Luangwa River Lodge

Your three nights at Luangwa River Lodge are filled with twice daily boating or walking activities, spotting wildlife along the river.

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The river offers an unusual vantage point and it is fairly easy to get close to wildlife by motor boat.
Day 4-5
Nsefu Camp

From Luangwa you travel further upriver to Nsefu camp in the northern regions of the park where you will stay for two nights.

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As you explore the usually dry areas that are now flooded by water, you discover that the wildlife which is usually dispersed over large areas, have now congregated on the small islands of dry land.
Day 6-7
Nkwali Camp

After Nsefu you slowly make your journey south again to end at the beautiful Nkwali Camp where your last 2 nights are spent.

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Every area of your River Journey is unique and different making your safari an all-rounded experience.
Day 8

Depart the Luangwa and travel back through the villages, experiencing the African culture and their slow paced life.

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Stop at a fantastic community project, Tribal Textiles, where you are able to watch the locals in action and take some of their hand-painted art works home for your memories of Zambia.
Classic 22 January – 31 March 2015
Per Person Sharing US$ 3 275


  • All accommodation, meals, transfers from Mfuwe Airport to camps, one-way flight from Lusaka to Mfuwe, local drinks and activities.


  • Personal purchases, visas and departure taxes, International flights.


  • River Journeys is a 7 night safari only available from 22 January to 31 March every year.
  • Please enquire about alternate options should you wish to travel during these months or if you would like this tour customized in any way.

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