Wildlife Safari

Safaris in Mfuwe, Eastern, Zambia

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In Mfuwe, Eastern, Zambia

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Safaris are conducted in open vehicles to let you truly appreciate the African bush. Our knowledgeable guides can tell you all you ever wanted to know about a great variety of mammals, birds and trees as well as some local insight and the history of the area.

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Safaris are conducted in open vehicles to let you truly appreciate the African bush. Our knowledgeable guides can tell you all you ever wanted to know about a great variety of mammals, birds and trees as well as some local insight and the history of the area.

Morning drive safaris
These leave camp at 06.00hrs and return around 10.30hrs. A morning drive allows you to enjoy the full beauty of Luangwa in the early sunlight and the cool temperatures, before the day heats up. The last hunt of the night predators, the waking up and starting day-to-day business of the smaller mammals, the sound of over 470 species of birds and this all can be seen and heard before the sun rises too high. During the morning drive your guide chooses a scenic spot for you to enjoy a warm cup of coffee and stretch your legs.

Night drive safaris
Our night drives leave camp at 16.00hrs and return around 20.15hrs. After enjoying the late afternoon light you will stop for sundowners. Once refreshed, you will continue to search by spotlight for nocturnal animals. Ever wondered what hippos do at night or how the roaring of a lion sounds close by? Ever wanted to see a leopard stalking impala? Your guide may also find time for some star gazing, as the clear night skies give a fantastic view of the constellations. All is possible during this safari. Our guide, accompanied by a ‘spotter’, will take you on a combined trip with two hours of daylight ending with another two hours of darkness. You are able to witness the change in animal life at close hand, from diurnal to nocturnal activities.

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$45.00
Duration
4 hours

Location

Directions:

Arrival by Air:

To get to Wildlife Camp, you can fly from Lusaka or Lilongwe, in Malawi, to Mfuwe International Airport which services South Luangwa National Park.

Proflight fly to and from Lusaka daily. Ask your travel agent for details or contact Patsy and she can help with these bookings.

Airport Transfers:

We can pick you up upon your arrival at Mfuwe airport and drop you off again at the end of your stay. Please see the rate sheet for costs of this service and remember that Airport transfers are included into the full board package.

Arrival by Road:

The road up to the park from Chipata is an adventure. As you pass through rural Zambian villages you will see some of the out of the way scenery often missed by tours that don’t go off the beaten track. Your efforts will be worth it when you arrive at camp and quench your thirst at one of our riverside bars and watch the Luangwa River meandering peacefully past the camp.

Directions: Drive to Chipata (about 15 km from the Malawi border in the Eastern Province of Zambia).

Take the signpost to South Luangwa National Park (coming from Malawi, as you go under the arch at the end of Chipata town turn right, or if coming from Lusaka, it is a left turn just before you would go under the arch signalling the start of Chipata town).

Follow the road for approximately 3-4 hours (about 140 km), keep following signs to South Luangwa National Park. The road is mainly dirt with two small stretches of tarmac. Parts of it are being graded each year, but rains have their influences.

When you have passed through the Jumbe police check stop, you will be almost onto the good road again! When you reach the tarmac junction, the airport is to the left, you must turn right to come to Wildlife Camp. Follow the good tar road for about 20 minutes and as you come to the BP fuel station, look for the left turn ahead of you. The main gate to the national park is straight on and you need to turn left before this to Wildlife Camp. Follow the signs for another 6 km. It is important to remember that in Zambia there are no fences around the part so we have all the animals in and around camp – and being a bit further away from Mfuwe Village you are ensured of hearing the sounds of the bush and not people!

Public transport:

The local bus network between Lusaka and Chipata is very good. If you take the early bus from Lusaka, you can make it here in one day. When you arrive in Chipata ask at the station for the transport to Mfuwe – you can either get the “canter trucks” or hire a taxi. For a small additional fee the taxis, will bring you to camp.

The taxis operate daily to the valley and leave here to return to Chipata in the early hours of the morning. Once here, our friendly staff can advise you on the various options for your onward journey. That is, if you ever want to leave.

City
Mfuwe
State / Region
Eastern
Zip / Postcode
Country
Zambia
-13.1017369 31.7263699

Cancellation policy

If cancelled up to 14 days before date of arrival, no fee will be charged. If cancelled later or in case of no-show, the entire activity price may be charged.

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