Tours Zambia

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TOUR #1 8 day walking safari South Luangwa Zambia

After spending a night at Nkwali, the group drives to the north of the park walking for five days covering about 10km a day along the Mupamadzi River. Which a significant tributary of the Luangwa river. The location moved is remote, and the terrain is home to a various game that is shy and usually unseen by humans. From little ants to the enormous buffalo, birds nesting, tracking lions, you will be able to experience the wild like never before. With a fully serviced mobile camp that is specially designed for comfort and is well equipped with intents and beddings.  Showers are under the tree and toilet is a bush loo with a wooden throne. Refreshments and food are of the excellent quality served compliment by the open nature and beatable views. The Final night is at Tena Tena, or Nsefu concludes the safari.

Exciting details to follow:

Day 1: Meet & Greet/ Nkwali Camp

On Arrival at Lusaka International Airport, Meet & Greet by our Representative who will then assist you with your luggage and help you to check in for your domestic flight to Mfuwe in South Luangwa National Park

On arrival at Mfuwe International Airport, a guide from Robin Pope Safaris will meet you. The drive to Nkwali Camp is 1 hour through colorful local scenes of villages, agriculture as well as bush. Nkwali Camp has a full panoramic view of the beautiful Luangwa River.  At  Robin’s private land, and looking at the South Luangwa National Park, Nkwali is a good start of your safari. Six rooms that look out over the river and have spacious bathrooms. Depending on your arrival time, during the day you can enjoy lunch looking over the lagoon and the backdrop of Nkwali or enjoy afternoon tea and afternoon game drive will all be available to kick-start your safari adventure.


Day 2: Mobile Camp

After having an early breakfast, you will start walking north on a path known as ‘The wilderness experience of the South Luangwa.’

Driving 90km to Mupamadzi River along a rough road taking you through remote parts in the Park.  At around midday, you will arrive at the camp for lunch that is already set for your arrival with tents, showers under the tree and a toilet.  Enjoy a relaxing siesta after lunch, before tea and taking a walk around camp in the afternoon, to returning for drinks and dinner in the under the stars.


Day 3: Mobile Camp

At sunrise, we take a morning walk taking in the remote and wild, the terrain and home various animals. From big to small animals and the guide showing you some spectacular well kept secrets about the park and the ecology of the park you are touring. The mobile camp will be packed and moved to Camp 2 and lunch will be ready as the guests arrive late morning. Lunch, siesta and afternoon walk.


Day 4 – 6: Mobile Camping

Day 4 – Exploring the area on foot and returning to the same campsite.

Day 5/6 – The camp will be moved again to camp three in the morning as you walk down the river.  An experienced biologist leads all walks and escorted by an armed game guide.


Day 7: Tena Tena Or Nsefu Camp

On day seven after an early breakfast, you will cross River Luangwa at a point opposite Tena Tena, which is a 4 to 5-hour drive.  The Tena Tena staff will meet you at boat helping the party across the river, and after a 20-minute drive to Tena Tena camp.

This exclusive and small camp lies within the National Park and enjoys a marvelous location on a great bend of Luangwa River. Woods of mahogany trees shades the large one of kind tents. From the thatched dining room and bar, guests can watch the elephants, hippo, and antelope on the riverbank. Tena has five tents, each with a dressing room, open-air bathroom and private verandah that overlooks a waterhole. All meals are served under the shade of an enormous Mahogany tree in the center of the camp. On reaching, you will be presented your tent, and lunch will be served followed by a well-deserved rest before the afternoon and evening game drive.

Day 8 – Departing /Flight To Lusaka

Today you will check out of the camp and depending on your flight time your guide will transfer you to Mfuwe Airport in time for your flight to Lusaka for onward connection. When you arrive in Lusaka at Lusaka International Airport our representative will welcome you and assist you with the luggage to Check-in on your International Flight Back Home.

Whats included?

  • Tour experts 
  • All safari activities as mentioned

  • All meals and access to Bar 

  • Domestic Flights ( Lusaka – Mfuwe)

  • Airport transfer

Price and Availability

Price and availability can be further discussed through direct enquiry with Animals around the Globe. 

Maxium guests on a tour: 6

Available dates: June-October

National Park South Luangwa National park

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My husband and I were on a 10day trip to Zambia organized perfectly by Robert from Absolute Zambia safaris. We visited the lower Zambezi national park, South Luanga Park and Victoria Falls. The entire Iterinary along with flights and road transport whenever needed well planned as according to our requirement by Robert. Would recommend his guidance for anyone looking for a wonderful holiday in Zambia.
Nilima D
Previous Explorer
Custom arrangements were perfect for our needs Robert was extremely professional and helpful, coordinating with agents in Botswana, Namibia, and Zimbabwe as well as Zambia. We arranged all the details perfectly and corresponding with our preferences and feedback. He was also very accessible and answered any questions we had. Because of our trust in Robert, we felt so at ease throughout the entire trips, knowing all the logistics were settled well. We could then fully enjoy the amazing scenery, wildlife, and 4 different countries! We went with our two children, ages 10 and 12, and everyone enjoyed so much. Trip of a lifetime !
Rachel R
Previous Exporer
Everything perfect Fantastic planning and arranging of this trip by Robert of Absolute Zambia Safaris - everything was perfect from start to finish. We were picked up on time for all activities, hotel was great - good food, nice pool, wifi, etc and good location (we're all runners, so we ran from the Protea Hotel to Victoria falls every day), the white water rafting was great, Angel Pool was very much enjoyed by everyone and the sunset cruise was almost empty - so we had the entire upper deck of the boat to ourselves. The food on the boat was tremendous, and the sunset magnificent. Everyone said this was possibly the best holiday ever. (and we're well-travelled). We are very grateful to Robert whose flawless organising of all of this made it happen. Also, we found the Zambians hyper-happy, hyper-friendly and hyper-helpful - so we all left with a very good impression of the country. Cannot thank AZS enough - it was a perfect holiday.
Garry V
Previous Explorer


With canoe safari along the Zambezi River, you may wait to see wildlife along the river bank of Lower Zambezi National Park and with the combination of having your last two nights in Kafue National Park Gives a complete experience with Game drives, Walking Safari and boat Cruise in the Kafue National Park. The guides have comprehensive expertise and knowledge of nature, wildlife birds and local environment, culture, and general education gather through guiding in these areas for numerous years. Absolute Zambia Safaris will make your safari adventure in Zambia memorable.

Day 1: Arrive & Transfer to Pioneer Lodge – Lusaka

Arriving at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in Lusaka (LUN), where you will be welcomed by our representative who will then assist you with luggage and transfer you to Pioneer Lodge where you will spend your night before your fantastic canoeing Safari on the Zambezi river in lower Zambezi. Check-in relax, enjoy your room and later its dinner and bedtime.

Day 2: Transfer to Zambezi Breezer – Chirundu (Canoe Safari Day 1)

Morning Breakfast at Pioneer Lodge, then our driver will transfer you to Zambezi Breezes in Chirundu where your canoeing Safaris will start.

Meet at Zambezi Breezes in Chirundu at approximately 10:00 for a two-hour drive downstream to the lunch place. After a briefing and lunch on the edges of the river, you begin your afternoon canoeing to Mtondo Island for your very first night camp, arriving at around 17:00. Canoeing on the first day is kept to the mainstream on a natural going strong current. Setting up the lodge accompanied by tea or coffee, snacks, later dinner before retreating at night.

Day 3: Canoeing into Lower Zambezi National Park (Canoe Safari Day 2)

Canoeing begins early after morning tea or coffee and biscuits. About at 06:30, depart Mtondo Island for a downstream breakfast stop at roughly after two-hour canoeing. Continuing through the Lower Zambezi National Park for lunch between 12:30 to 14:00 away from the midday sun. Then canoe through to your next nights camp at or nearby Chikwenya Island if the weather is permitting. This day, you travel a good 25 kilometres of the river into both Mana Pools National Park and Lower Zambezi National Park.

Day 4: Canoeing to G. Camp channels (Canoeing Safari Day 3)

All daily routine, on this day, you will canoe through offshoot river channels where birdlife and game abound. Leaders will stop at points of importance to witness wildlife. Fascinating parts of the river at this point pass three kilometres in width with a labyrinth of canals to explore. Both sides of the river at this spot are flanked by magnificent national parks where one is likely to see the highest concentration of game on the river.

Day 5: Canoeing to False Mupata Gorge (Canoeing Safari Day 4)

Exiting Mana Pools National Park and enter safari area on the south bank while staying within the Lower Zambezi National Park. Starting to narrow down, and the current becomes stronger as the stream proceeds into what is known as the False Mupata Gorge. From this point, the safari is restricted to the mainstream for about 30 kilometres as you pass through this scenic gorge with sheer rock structures and cliff edges. Campsite on this night is chosen from one of many natural sandy beaches on the land within the confines of the gorge

Day 6: Canoeing from Mupata Gorge to Great Rift Valley (Canoeing Safari Day 5)

The day is spent canoeing through the rest of the Mupata Gorge, watching the 300 million-year-old volcanic rock that forms part of the Great Rift Valley.  Approximately midday, the canoes exit the gorge and the guide proceeds through to Red Cliffs for lunch and a break away from the midday heat before continuing to the nights’ island campsite. Depending on joining flights the next day, the guide may discuss with the team as to a more proper camping site closer to the finishing point. Absolute Zambia Safaris does suggest that connecting flights are caught the day after the safari ends.

Day 7: Transfer to Pioneer Lodge in Lusaka (Canoeing Safari Day 6)

Depending on the choice of campsite, there is an early rise tea or coffee and breakfast before the remaining canoeing through to the end of the canoeing safari. The take-out point arrives at approximately 09:00 for the return transport to Lusaka. This ride is in an open-roofed Land Cruiser with a shaded canopy. Alternatively, and depending on the group’s wishes, you may continue to paddle on the day 5 to the Feira take out point. This means, the transport will be able to leave earlier for the return five-hour trip to Lusaka, but it says there will be no canoeing on the final day. Lunch will be served on the roadside under a tree.

You will spend a night at Pioneer Lodge in Lusaka. Arrival at Pioneer lodge Check-in and relax later its dinner and bedtime.

Day 8: Transfer to Mukambi Safari Lodge – Kafue National Park

Morning breakfast and transfer to Mukambi Safari Lodge in Kafue National Park. This will be an adventurous road trip, passing through villages and most of it is in the bush, so there is a lot to see along the way, and the fact that it is a private safari means you have the flexibility to stop along the way when you find something interesting. Upon arrival you will be welcome and checked in then Lunch will be served for you, later you will go out for the Night game drive or Boat Cruise then dinner and bed.

Day 9: Mukambi Safari Lodge in Kafue National Park

Begin your day with breakfast and then go for morning game drive you can choose to do a walking safari and return to the lodge for lunch break and relax time. Later afternoon tea and night game drive or a Sunset Boat Cruise and return to the lodge for dinner and bed.

Day 10: Transfer from Mukambi Safari Lodge in Kafue National Park

Whats included?

  • All activities as mentioned in the program

  • All Canoeing Safari Activities
  • Walking safari (on request)
  • Camping gear
  • Five nights’ accommodation
  • Three meals a day and beverage

Price and Availability

Price and availability can be further discussed through direct enquiry with Animals around the Globe. 


Superb service and a trip of a lifetime My canoe safari will be one that I remember for a lifetime! Robert (Absolute Zambia Safaris) helped me plan a 4 day / 3 night trip on the Zambezi river. The entire trip, from the transport, to the safari guide, and the experience itself, was perfect. Africa has made quite an impact on me and I certainly plan to be back. I will definitely be using Absolute Zambia Safaris next time, and recommend it to anyone who is considering a trip to Africa. Thank you for a memorable time!
Superman 2345
Previous explorer
Amazing experience of Zambia. Robert organised our incredible safari in South Luangwa and trip to Livingstone/Victoria Falls and we felt we were in expert hands right from the initial e-mail contact to the very end of the trip he had organised and beyond ( with advice, transfers, and support for the days before and after the trip that he had organised). As we were travelling in green/rainy season Robert gave us valuable advice and offered a bespoke itinerary which suited us perfectly, he then arranged everything for us. The safari exceeded our expectations and it was a delight to meet Robert and Bertram. Even when events beyond anyone's control intervened he made sure we were not left stranded. I recommend Absolute Zambia Safaris wholeheartedly. Thank you so very much.
Leslel B
Previous explorer
From the moment we arrived at the airport everything was taken care of. We had the same driver for the whole trip. A lovely man called Michael.He was a very safe professional driver and good company. We were lucky enough to have Robert travelling with us as well. We had such a great time with them both. All the lodges were wonderful. We saw loads of wildlife. The whole trip was very relaxing and well organised. It really was a trip of a lifetime. If you are thinking of going to Zambia(or any of the surrounding countries) do not hesitate to contact Robert. He is an honest professional person and will ensure that you have a good trip.
Peggy Charlie
Previous explorer


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This package gives clients a unique experience of exploring South Luangwa by being close to nature bush camping and you will combined it with game drives and lodge stay for last 2 night to do all the laundry and catch up with the world by accessing internet.

Day 1: Arrival & Flight To Mfuwe /Luangwa Bush Camp

Ideally, you would spend the night at a camp not too far off so that you can get up at sunrise and then take a morning walk as a morning activity to the first bush camp. Situated in a secluded area of the Nsefu sector the camp is simple and “bush”. Arriving in time for a leisurely lunch followed by a siesta and an afternoon walk will follow tea and then back to camp for sundowners and dinner around the campfire.


Day 2: Luangwa Bush Camp

Arrive at Lusaka Airport meet and greet by our representative and they will show you the domestic check-in counter from your flight to Mfuwe. Arrival at the airport you will be welcomed by a guide from Robin Pope Safaris who will then Transfer you to the Camp.

The day is spent walking in the game rich area of the Luangwa riverine habitat, with ebony groves, many lagoons and of course the Luangwa River itself. During your morning walk, the camp will be moved to a second site and lunch will be waiting for you on arrival, alternatively, you and your guide may decide to have a picnic lunch en route. This is a very flexible day and your guide will discuss options to suit you and any other guests.


Day 3: Transfer To Mfuwe Lodge Inside South Luangwa National Park

Following a relaxed breakfast, you will walk out of camp and head towards your next lodging, stopping for tea and cake along the way and arriving in time for lunch at Mfuwe Lodge. After you have checked in and had your lunch its free time from about 1 PM – 3 PM during you free time you can as well take a massage at the bush spa within Mfuwe Lodge, then its afternoon tea and leave for the Night game drive which starts around 4 PM, stop for sundowner and continue with the night and return to the lodge in time for dinner.


Day 4: Mfuwe Lodge In South Luangwa National Park

Morning breakfast and then you will leave for the morning game drive, at some stage during your game drive you will stop tea and return to the lodge for brunch, relax time and then tea/afternoon game drive. Return to the lodge for dinner and bed.


Day: 5 – Transfer To Mfuwe Airport/Flight To Lusaka

Today you start with breakfast in the morning and this day depends on your flight schedule to Lusaka for your onward connection. A guide from Mfuwe Lodge will transfer to Mfuwe Airport in time for your flight

  • All activities as mentioned in the program

  • All Canoeing Safari Activities
  • Walking safari (on request)
  • Camping gear
  • Five nights’ accommodation
  • Three meals a day and beverage
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Safari tours I cannot fully express my appreciation to our travel specialist and this company for the best travel-related customer experience I ever had., staying in Excellent Destinations Chobe in Botswana ,Victoria Falls and South Luangwa National Park in Zambia, where we really felt comfortable and at home. Game and bird viewing in this region is fantastic, and the guides have a first class knowledge of the wild. Simply an amazing holiday which will stay in the memory for a long time. Cant wait for out next trip to Africa. I high recommend Absolute Zambia Safaris for to Plan your Safari Trip.
Its Holidays a
Previous explorer
A perfect mix of road, river and walk safaris giving truly an experience of our trip. Our driver Bryan was so humble and accomodative to drive at odd hours and also take us to the best restaurants and places of interest with absolute precision. Absolute Zambia Safaris is the best travel guide for Zambia travel.
Sachin Putran
Previous explorer

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