GUIDES: Kyle de Nobrega and Ruth Nussbaum
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Nestled deep within the rift valley of Zambia lies a reserve that combines some of the best wildlife viewing in Africa in a setting as unique as its wildlife is diverse. South Luangwa, with the Muchinga escarpment on its western border and the Luangwa River to the east is a reserve that conjures up scenes of classic Africa.
The open forest floors allows for clear photography, whilst the huge stands of African ebony trees provide the perfect backdrop to the stunning scenes that you will witness and the Luangwa River meanders along, filled with and attracting all manner of wildlife.
The ebony grove right outside our camp Kaingo, is a marvel that has to be seen to fully appreciate its grandeur
Here you will spend 5 nights in the luxurious Kaingo Camp inside the actual reserve (Many lodges are outside) overlooking one of the floodplains that make this area so special. South Luangwa has all the romanticism of adventure and exploration from day's gone bye; but today it is the wildlife that's the main attraction- the wildlife and Luangwa River.
A female leopard descends a 30m high Leadwood tree
C4 Photo Safaris has arranged accommodation at Kaingo camp in the north of the reserve. During the rainy season, the reserve is a veritable marshland of mud and elephant damaged roads- almost impassable. However, during the dry season, the languidly meandering Luangwa river dries up, forming pools of water, ox-bow lakes and dead-end tributaries- and it is these pools of water in the high woodland which produce such stunning wildlife viewing.
Moments before the lioness took down the zebra within the forest, out of sight
Lusaka International Airport, Zambia
You will arrive at the Lusaka International Airport and met by a C4 representative, where you will then be transfered directly to Mfuwe Airstrip for you stay at the Kaingo Camp in the South Luangwa National park for the entire safari.
Day 1 - 6
Here you will spend 5 nights in the luxurious Kaingo Camp inside the actual reserve (Many lodges are outside) overlooking one of the floodplains that make this area so special. South Luangwa has all the romanticism of adventure and exploration from day’s gone bye; but today it is the wildlife that’s the main attraction- the wildlife and Luangwa River.
Lusaka International Airport, Zambia
After breakfast you will be transferred to the Mfuwe Airstrip for you flight to Lusaka International Airport. This is the end of the Safari.
The ability to explore the forests on foot is an added bonus to the Luangwa experience
The typical scene at dusk
Overlooking the Luangwa River deep within the prime area of the South Luangwa National Park, Kaingo’s relaxed, personal and friendly atmosphere offers its guests fantastic game-viewing opportunities within an area of incredible beauty and varied terrain. Built and run by Derek Shenton, son of Barry Shenton – former ranger in Luangwa and warden of Kafue National Park – Kaingo has many attributes from the Shenton family ranging from the camps stylish design and practical layout to the local farm produce. The large centrally located open-sided sitting room includes a dining area, library and Kaingo’s renowned thousand year old lead-wood bar.
Nestled discretely apart on the banks of the river, Kaingo’s chalets were designed with the sole purpose of transporting you safely into the world of the Luangwa without a single distraction.
We will meet at Lusaka International Airport. From here we will fly straight to Lusaka where we will transfer to Mfuwe. Flights are arranged to link with the scheduled Mfuwe flight. It is a 45 min transfer to the reserve form the airstrip.
After a morning drive and a hearty brunch, you will be transferred to the airstrip where you catch your flight back to Lusaka. This will unfortunately be the end of the tour.
Private bandas for each room at Kaingo overlook the Luangwa
The magical ebony grove, enchanting!
$7 450.00 per person sharing
$8 940.00 per single supplement
30% Deposit confirms your place.
Maximum 6 photographers. Minimum of 4 photographers.
Costs above include
- Pickup and transport for the entire tour.
- Entrance to concession and accommodation in camp.
- All meals, based on three meals a day.
- The services of our guides.
- International flight to Lusaka.
- Gratuities to staff and guides.
- Extra activities not included.
- Personal expenses.
- Travel insurance.
- Travel visas.
Costs and booking
To book this safari, please e-mail us or book online on C4 Images and Safaris