7 days from $4,816 per person*
  • Watch the nocturnal world come to life on night safaris.
  • Get up close and personal with wildlife during bush walks.
  • Enjoy a river cruise in search of hippos, crocodiles, and more.
  • Private transfers throughout.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.
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Journey in the adventure style of old & sleep under the stars with this distinguished safari through the crown jewel of sub-Saharan Africa – Zambia. Led by one of the country's finest guides, you'll tour South Luangwa, virtually a haven for exotic wildlife. Travelers will interact with the elements during river cruises & countless walking safaris. You'll encounter elephants, hippos, crocodiles, puku, lions, leopards & more while staying at an exclusive lodge & luxury mobile camp. This is an authentic walking safari like no other. The ultimate bush adventure by foot without forsaking personal service and comfort. Experts have dubbed South Luangwa as one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world, and not without reason. The concentration of game around the Luangwa river and its ox bow lagoons is among the most intense in Africa. You'll take a charter flight back to Lusaka where you will catch your international flight home. Ideal for photographers & outdoor enthusiasts, this is Africa served al fresco! Due to Water Levels the Lower Zambezi is not reachable from November through March. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE MOBILE CAMP IS CLOSED NOVEMBER THROUGH MAY SO THIS COMPLETE TRIP IS NOT AVAILABLE DURING THIS TIME. ... Show More »

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Lusaka
    Lusaka
    • Document Package - Documents
    • Meet & Greet - Airport
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Lusaka to South Luangwa National Park to South Luangwa National Park - Central
    Lusaka to South Luangwa National Park to South Luangwa National Park - Central
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    • Lusaka - Mfuwe [Charter - 1.5 hrs] - Charter
    • Evening Game Drive
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 3 South Luangwa National Park to South Luangwa National Park - Central
    South Luangwa National Park to South Luangwa National Park - Central
    • Walking Safari 1
    • Evening Game Drive
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4 South Luangwa National Park to South Luangwa National Park - Northern
    South Luangwa National Park to South Luangwa National Park - Northern
    • Optional Activities
    • Game Viewing
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5 South Luangwa National Park - Central to South Luangwa National Park to South Luangwa National Park - Northern
    South Luangwa National Park - Central to South Luangwa National Park to South Luangwa National Park - Northern
    • South Luangwa National Park - Central - South Luangwa National Park - Northern [Lodge Transfer (1-3 hrs)] - 4x4/driver
    • Optional Activities 2
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6 South Luangwa National Park to South Luangwa National Park - Northern
    South Luangwa National Park to South Luangwa National Park - Northern
    • Game Drive
    • Walking Safari 1
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7 South Luangwa National Park - Southern to South Luangwa National Park
    South Luangwa National Park - Southern to South Luangwa National Park
    • South Luangwa National Park - Southern - South Luangwa National Park - Central [Lodge Transfer (1-3 hrs)] - 4x4/driver
    • South Luangwa National Park - Lusaka [Charter] - Charter
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Day 1: Lusaka

Upon arrival you will receive all of your necessary documents for your trip which contains a detailed personalized itinerary with pick up and drop of times. This includes a Kensington Tours branded envelope with summary itinerary, e-tickets and map.

Upon arrival into Lusaka, you will be met on arrival after customs by a representative that will help you transfer to your next destination and welcome you to Zambia.

Enjoy your private vehicle transfer.

Accommodation: InterContinental

Located close to all the major embassies and government offices, and within easy reach of the central business district in the heart of Lusaka is the InterContinental Lusaka. Surrounded by suburbia and a tree lined garden, this city hotel has extensive views over Lusaka from its upper floors. The hotel offers rooms and suites in double or twin configuration.

Mature Tree's Lining the Avenues of Lusaka
Mature Tree's Lining the Avenues of Lusaka
Intercontinental Lusaka
Intercontinental Lusaka

Day 2: Lusaka - South Luangwa National Park - South Luangwa National Park - Central

Enjoy your private vehicle transfer.

Enjoy your flight from Lusaka to Mfuwe. Travel time is approximately 1 and a half hours.

Luggage Restrictions: Proflight passengers are allowed a maximum of 23 kg (50 lb) total of luggage. The total dimension of each checked in bag must not exceed 157 cms/61 in.

Hand luggage: One bag allowed in addition to one slimline laptop bag. No bag should exceed 56cm x 36cm x 23cm (total dimensions of 115 cm including handles and wheels) weighing not more than 5Kgs.

After lunch, head out on an afternoon game drive that continues into the early night giving you the chance to see the nocturnal world within the park.

Accommodation: Flatdogs Camp

Located closest to the Mfuwe main gate the Flatdogs Camp provides access to South National Park, one of the last great wildlife wonders of the world.  Join the highly experienced Safari Guides as they show you the incredible diversity of the Zambian mammals while enjoying comfortable accommodation.  Enjoy the Chalet Rooms, unique Jackalberry Tree House, and en suite Safari Tents with stunning views.  Prepare your taste buds for the delightful bistro-style menu that the professionally trained chefs will prepare for you to enjoy in the restaurant either under the thatch, in the courtyard or in the gardens overlooking the river.  Relax by the pool, have a cocktail at the bar, purchase your souvenirs from the gift shop, talk to your loved ones back home at the internet café, or visit the Mfuwe Village as Flatdogs is heavily involved with the local village, the options are endless. 

The Red Bishop
The Red Bishop
En Suite Safari Tent
En Suite Safari Tent

Day 3: South Luangwa National Park - South Luangwa National Park - Central

Walking is the best way to see the bush. Your experienced guides love showing you the indicators of the wild, ‘rewinding’ the action of the last few hours from just a few small give away signs. See where an elephant stopped to browse, where a leopard scratched a tree or a pangolin rolled into a ball. Accompanied by an armed game scout and taking careful note of the wind to mask any scent. There’s nothing like seeing lion tracks or the giant footprint of an elephant to make guests relish the comforts of camp. The area is home to 60 mammals and over 400 bird species, making it one of the top birding destinations in the world.

After lunch, head out on an afternoon game drive that continues into the early night giving you the chance to see the nocturnal world within the park.

Accommodation: Flatdogs Camp
South Luangwa Scenery
South Luangwa Scenery
Elephants on an evening game drive
Elephants on an evening game drive

Day 4: South Luangwa National Park - South Luangwa National Park - Northern

The South Luangwa National Park is known as the home of the walking safari and all camps offer walks. Walking through big game country is a truly exciting experience and as South Luangwa led the way for guide training and licensing in Zambia the standard of guiding here is superb. Taking a scout with you, you will be able to enjoy a walk or explore further afield in the park. Enjoy a box lunch under a tree or next to a lagoon, take a siesta, or simply spend a lazy couple of hours reading a book with the fascinating animals and landscape all around you.

Spend the day exploring South Luangwa National Park with your guide. South Luangwa is Zambia's premier park. Many places are claimed to be "one of the remaining wilderness areas" or "one of the last wildlife sanctuaries" but the South Luangwa National Park can live up to all these names and more. The Luangwa Valley is vast, remote, home to both people and a truly impressive number of animals. The South Luangwa park is 9050 sq. km with the river, its tributaries and the riverine strips being the focus of the wildlife viewing. There are the diverse habitats, from huge ox bow lagoons of varying stages of maturity, woodlands, ebony groves, grassland and thickets, that host truly impressive numbers of wildlife. The birdlife is also excellent with around 450 species to be seen.

Accommodation: Nsefu Camp

Situated far in the north of the exclusive Nsefu sector in the South Luangwa National Park, is one of the historic camps of Zambia, Nsefu. Sited on a sweeping bend of the Luangwa River, Nsefu has superb river views and overlooks a productive waterhole in this outstanding game-viewing area. The bar and sitting area sit snugly between a large termite mound and lagoon, making the most of the extensive wildlife that comes to the lagoon to drink. This area is thatched along with the dining area, also enjoying panoramic river views. The camp is run on solar power along with a back-up generator for cloudy days.

Zebra's of Luangwa
Zebra's of Luangwa
Nsefu Camp
Nsefu Camp

Day 5: South Luangwa National Park - Central - South Luangwa National Park - South Luangwa National Park - Northern

Enjoy this transfer from your South Luangwa National Park lodge in the Centralized area of the park to your lodge in the Northern area of this dynamic National Park grounds.  Keep your keen-eye focused, as you'll have an opportunity to take part in some game viewing during this transfer.  These ground based transfer vary in travel time from approximately 45 minute to 3 hours.

You will join others from the lodge and choose two activities per day. There is a full range of game drives and night drives in the South Luangwa National Park using open 4X4 vehicles accompanied by a knowledgeable guide. The emphasis in this area is the wonderful opportunities for Walking Safaris. On your walks you will be escorted by a professional guide and an armed national parks scout.

Accommodation: Nsefu Camp
Walking Safari
Walking Safari

Day 6: South Luangwa National Park - South Luangwa National Park - Northern

Lions and leopards are often seen in the area around the camp, as are buffalo and elephant. For big game like this, you'll really need a vehicle to get up close and here in the South Luangwa, you'll have the privilege of going on game drives at night. You'll be amazed how much can be seen when you go down to the river for sundowner cocktails before leisurely driving back to camp. Bush babies in the trees stand out with their enormous eyes, puku and impala scarcely notice as vehicles pass by. Guests often see hyena and leopard in the early evenings and are able to get very close in the lodges specially designed 4 x 4 vehicles. On the open plains below the camp there are always grazing herds of antelope and of course they attract the predators that everybody wants to see.

Walking is the best way to see the bush. Your experienced guides love showing you the indicators of the wild, ‘rewinding’ the action of the last few hours from just a few small give away signs. See where an elephant stopped to browse, where a leopard scratched a tree or a pangolin rolled into a ball. Accompanied by an armed game scout and taking careful note of the wind to mask any scent. There’s nothing like seeing lion tracks or the giant footprint of an elephant to make guests relish the comforts of camp. The area is home to 60 mammals and over 400 bird species, making it one of the top birding destinations in the world.

Accommodation: Nsefu Camp
Safari Vehicle
Safari Vehicle

Day 7: South Luangwa National Park - Southern - South Luangwa National Park

Enjoy this transfer from your South Luangwa National Park lodge in the South to your lodge in the Centralized area of this dynamic National Park grounds.  Keep your keen-eye focused, as you'll have an opportunity to take part in some game viewing during this transfer.  These ground based transfer vary in travel time from approximately 45 minute to 3 hours.

Enjoy your flight today between South Luangwa and Lusaka. 

Luggage Restrictions: Proflight passengers are allowed a maximum of 23 kg (50 lb) total of luggage. The total dimension of each checked in bag must not exceed 157 cms/61 in.

Hand luggage: One bag allowed in addition to one slimline laptop bag. No bag should exceed 56cm x 36cm x 23cm (total dimensions of 115 cm including handles and wheels) weighing not more than 5Kgs.

Accommodation:
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

InterContinental: Lusaka

Located close to all the major embassies and government offices, and within easy reach of the central business district in the heart of Lusaka is the InterContinental Lusaka. Surrounded by suburbia and a tree lined garden, this city hotel has extensive views over Lusaka from its upper floors. The hotel offers rooms and suites in double or twin configuration.

Intercontinental Lusaka
Intercontinental Lusaka

Flatdogs Camp : South Luangwa National Park - Central

Located closest to the Mfuwe main gate the Flatdogs Camp provides access to South National Park, one of the last great wildlife wonders of the world.  Join the highly experienced Safari Guides as they show you the incredible diversity of the Zambian mammals while enjoying comfortable accommodation.  Enjoy the Chalet Rooms, unique Jackalberry Tree House, and en suite Safari Tents with stunning views.  Prepare your taste buds for the delightful bistro-style menu that the professionally trained chefs will prepare for you to enjoy in the restaurant either under the thatch, in the courtyard or in the gardens overlooking the river.  Relax by the pool, have a cocktail at the bar, purchase your souvenirs from the gift shop, talk to your loved ones back home at the internet café, or visit the Mfuwe Village as Flatdogs is heavily involved with the local village, the options are endless. 

En Suite Safari Tent
En Suite Safari Tent
The Chalet Room
The Chalet Room

Nsefu Camp: South Luangwa National Park - Northern

Situated far in the north of the exclusive Nsefu sector in the South Luangwa National Park, is one of the historic camps of Zambia, Nsefu. Sited on a sweeping bend of the Luangwa River, Nsefu has superb river views and overlooks a productive waterhole in this outstanding game-viewing area. The bar and sitting area sit snugly between a large termite mound and lagoon, making the most of the extensive wildlife that comes to the lagoon to drink. This area is thatched along with the dining area, also enjoying panoramic river views. The camp is run on solar power along with a back-up generator for cloudy days.

Nsefu Camp
Nsefu Camp
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
  • Katie M. — August 10, 2016 — Africa

    Our Kensington Tour to Tanzania was excellent. All of our accommodations were top-notch, our flights were fantastic, and every single detail was taken care of. We were extremely impressed with how welcoming and knowledgeable our guides were.

  • Neal F. — August 10, 2016 — Africa

    Best trip ever. Sarah was a delight to work with and answered all of our questions and concerns professionally and courteously. It was a trip of a lifetime and everything was fantastic. Thank u Sarah and thank you Kensington

  • Rachel F. — August 10, 2016 — Africa

    Kensington Tours gave us a wonderful trip with the best guide and accommodations. They helped us book flights to avoid long drives and answered all of our questions going above and beyond. Thank you for all your help giving my family and I a trip of a lifetime! We cannot wait to go back to Africa and do it again using Kensington!

  • Jeffrey L. — August 10, 2016 — Africa

    We wanted the full safari experience and Kensington was able to deliver it. We had the perfect mix of tents and lodges and honestly can say we saw about everything we could have in our time there. Our Kensington guide Elijah was very knowledgeable and friendly. He was basically a member of the family by the end of the trip. The entire trip was planned out perfectly. Thanks to Kensington and we hope to travel with them again in the future.

  • Sarah M. — August 10, 2016 — Africa

    We had such a tremendous trip! We covered a lot of geography, plants and animals - both aquatic and land based. Every guide we had was knowledgeable and very personable. When Grootbos and then Madikwe found out it was my husband's birthday - our guide at Grootbos "Nita" arranged a private party for him (and us) and our chef and butler at Little Madikwe, Violet and Patience, baked cupcakes and got a small group together to sing happy birthday - in English and Afrikaans! We could never have seen so much on our own. The knowledge we gained about South African people, places, animals and history made this our trip of a lifetime! Thank you!

  • Sasha T. — August 10, 2016 — Africa

    We had the most amazing time on our trip. Very grateful to Kensington for organizing all the pick ups and details so we didn't have to think or worry - we could just enjoy ourselves. Will absolutely recommend this trip to family and friends and hope to use Kensington again in the future for our next adventure. Thanks so much!

  • Kristin C. — August 10, 2016 — Africa

    From the minute we landed, everything was taken care of. Every driver and guide we had were very friendly and efficient. The highlight of our trip was our stay at Kapama Southern Camp, everything about this place was amazing. We were all sad to leave and would love to return there in the future. Would highly recommend booking as many people there as possible.

  • Eric W. — August 10, 2016 — Africa

    Madagascar is a very poor country with spotty infrastructure. We used Kensington for their knowledge of the area and their resources and we are very pleased. Our driver for the trip was very professional and knowledgeable of the area and the guide that we used for the rainforest walks was equally knowledgeable and professional. Bari, our guide, had a passion for the area and wanted to make sure we were able to get the best picture of each sighting. Franco, our driver, had a passion for his country and the sights and he was a definite asset on our trip.

  • Tom B. — August 10, 2016 — Africa

    Guides were incredibly well-informed and taught my wife and I about the environment, animals, and culture. Our tour would have just been commonplace, without them.

  • Mary R. — July 20, 2016 — Africa

    Going with Kensington Tours was a great decision. The transfers between resorts was handled very professionally and extremely smooth. I will plan my next trip to South Africa with Kensington. Money well spent!

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