Highlights of the Luangwa Explorer
The Luangwa Explorer does just what it says… we’ve selected intimate luxury bushcamps (just 4 rooms in each camp) and the unique Mfuwe Lodge which sits overlooking an oxbow lagoon. All offer great personal service and knowledgeable professional guides in an untouched and unspoilt destination.
- We’ll take a short flight from Lusaka to Mfuwe Lodge – 18 chalets with private decks, swimming pool and bush spa. All meals and game drives included. The main focus of the safari is on the walking trails around and the bushcamps – don’t worry, if walking isn’t your ‘thing’ we’re flexible and can arrange game drives for you instead, groups are so small we can tailor the safari to suit you
- we’ll stay 3 nights at Chamilandu Bushcamp in a prime river location. The camp has just three stilted chalets under an ebony grove
- 3 nights at Bilimungwe Bushcamp a little gem of a camp hidden under vast mahogany trees. The spacious thatched stilted chalets have views over one of three watering holes. A lovely spot for sundowners followed by an outdoor boma dinner
- we return to Mfuwe for our last night at the lodge.
Best time to go the the Luangwa
- Luangwa is a year round destination. Prices vary according to which season you choose (see tips and notes below)
- Early June and late September into October – avoid the crowds
- September and October – best time to see game but it’s very hot during these months
- The rains arrive in November.
|Day 1 - Lusaka - South Luangwa||You're met on arrival for your short flight to the Lodge within the park. Activities include games drives (day/night) and walks. prolific game-giraffe, antelope, buffalo, baboons and elephant.|
|Day 2 - Transfer to Chamilandu Bushcamp||Early morning game drive and bush breakfast then game drive transfer to Chamilandu for lunch and siesta. afternoon drive and sundowners then back to camps for dinner.|
|Day 3 - Chamilandu Bushcamp||Early start-tea and biscuits then out on a bush walk-this. Back to camp by 11 for brunch and siesta. Heading off again after 4 to look at tracks, trees and wildlife. Back to camp for dinner.|
|Day 4 - Chamilandu Bushcamp||Days follow the same easy schedule-returning around 7 for drinks by the fire followed by lots of discussion of the days events and dinner.|
|Day 5 - Transfer to Bilimungwe Bushcamp||Arriving at Bilimungwe Bushcamp for lunch. This camp is close to waterholes where wildlife come down to drink. There are seating areas where you can watch the game or sit with your camera and a book|
|Day 6 /7- Bilimungwe Bushcamp||Guests often spot wild dogs here, pups too if you're lucky! Large deck overlooking the waterholes and their resident elephant herds. Enjoy wildlife from your chalet and dine under the stars.|
|Day 8 - Leave for Mfuwe Lodge||Transfer back to Mfuwe for your last night. Swim in the pool overlooking the river or look out over the small river in front of the lodge. Mfuwe Lodge will feel like a city after days in the bush!|
|Day 9 - Depart Mfuwe for Lusaka||Arrange to visit Tribal Textiles and other shops on the way to the airport, to pick up a few locally made gifts and memorabilia. Return flight from Mfuwe to Lusaka.|