An 8 Day South and North Luangwa Combo safari enjoying the best of both worlds - 4 days at Tafika Camp in South Luangwa, a 12-bed intimate safari camp where you can enjoy day and night game drives, bush walks, bicycle safaris and microlight safaris; then 4 days at remote Mwaleshi Camp in North Luangwa with daily bushwalks in some of the most pristine, undisturbed and wildest safari spots in Africa.

Highlights
  • Remote Africa at its best
  • Combine North and South Luangwa
  • 3 Nights at Tafika Camp, South Luangwa
  • 4 Nights at Mwaleshi Camp, North Luangwa
  • Pristine wilderness areas
  • Excellent game viewing

Map of 8 Day North and South Luangwa Combo Safari

Please note this is a seasonal tour: operates from mid June to end of October only.

3 nights at Tafika Camp, South Luangwa

On arrival at Mfuwe International Airport, you’ll be met and transferred by road (1.5 – 2 hours’ drive) or, at an additional cost, by a 15-minute flight to Lukuzi Airstrip, about 15 minutes’ drive from Tafika Camp.

Situated on the banks of the Luangwa River with only 6 spacious thatched chalets, Tafika is an intimate safari camp just outside South Luangwa National Park, right next to the Nsefu Sector which is said to be its most beautiful part.

Remote and relaxing, Tafika is the perfect choice for those looking to get away from it all.

You’re offered various game activities at Tafika. On open vehicle game drives, you’re very unlikely to encounter any other vehicles and even more so when you’re on foot on a guided bush walk. It is also the only camp in the region that offers mountain bike safaris which enable you to get an interesting new perspective and different safari experience.

You also have the opportunity to visit the nearby Mkasanga cultural village as well as its local school that Tafika assists.

The guiding standards at Tafika are very high and their experienced guides really ensure you have a truly memorable safari.

On night drives, dedicated spotters also accompany the guides to make sure you see and experience as much as possible.

The food is excellent and prepared fresh daily with produce from its own kitchen garden.

4 nights at Mwaleshi, North Luangwa

You’ll transfer by road to Lukuzi Airstrip to board a charter aircraft for Mwaleshi Camp, set on a scenic bend of the Mwaleshi River.

This camp is known as a special and remarkable place, set in a pristine wilderness area where there are very few roads.

Most of the game viewing activities are done on foot to really experience this remote area in all its glory: its fauna, its flora, its sights, its scents, its sounds.

There are only four thatched chalets at Mwaleshi, each built entirely from natural materials with an open-air, en-suite bathroom offering uninterrupted views out over the river and the skies above.

Camp life is comfortable yet refreshingly simple. You’re likely to see vast herds of buffalo pass by and there are many lion in the area.

Cookson’s wildebeest, an endemic sub-species is also abundant as are spotted hyena with their whooping call and excited cackle. Interestingly, these hyena are known to hunt, unlike most of their southern cousins.

For bird lovers, some species to be on the lookout for include the chestnut-mantled sparrow weaver, the yellow-throated longclaw and the white-winged starling.

Your days will generally consist of an early rise and bush walk (to avoid the heat of the day), with a qualified guide. These walks are tailored to the group’s abilities and a half-way stop allows for tea/coffee to be brewed over an open fire.

You’ll return to camp mid-morning for time to relax, enjoy lunch and a siesta before the late afternoon walk, from around 4 pm to dusk. You’ll be supplied with personal drinking water and a bearer will bring the half-time refreshment goodies.

It’s advisable to bring a pair of worn-in, lightweight comfortable walking shoes or boots. The ground is generally level but can be uneven.

Time and conditions permitting, you may also be able to do a day trip to the scenic Mwaleshi Falls, one of the region’s top attractions.

On the last day, you’ll board the charter flight back to Mfuwe International Airport for your connecting travel arrangements.

Important: As with most light aircraft charters in the area, you’re limited to 15 kgs luggage, preferably in a soft bag (e.g. duffel-type)

Approximate Cost:

The rates below are intended as an estimate only. Your final quote may differ, depending on date of travel, number of people, room type, transport options, and so on. We make sure that there are no hidden extras, not even credit card surcharges or booking fees.

Rates
Period Price per person (pp)
June 2019
$4,530
£3,613
€4,020
R62,797
July and Oct 2019
$4,815
£3,840
€4,273
R66,747
Aug - Sep 2019
$5,430
£4,331
€4,819
R75,273

The prices quoted are subject to change and various specials may apply. Please ask us for a fixed quotation, without obligation, to get a detailed proposal with accurate price and itinerary.

All rates on our website are provided to give a price estimate only and should not be seen as a firm quote. Likewise, our currency converter will give you a rough idea of the price in another currency, but should not be seen as a firm quote. It is only intended as a guideline, based on the daily interbank exchange rate. Please contact us to receive an accurate, free quote with no obligation.

Includes
  • All accommodation and meals: 3 nights at Tafika Camp and 4 nights at Mwaleshi Camp.
  • All game viewing activities
  • Bar (local brands) and laundry
  • Road transfers to/from Mfuwe Airport to Tafika
  • Chartered air transfer from Lukuzi to Mwaleshi to Mfuwe return (LUK-MWA-MFU:min 2 pax)
  • Transfers from Tafika to Lukuzi airstrip
  • National park fees, VAT and Conservation fees.
Excludes
  • Microlight flights
  • 15-min charter flight from Mfuwe International Airport to Lukuzi Airstrip (optional)
  • Premium-branded drinks and champagne
  • Items of a personal nature
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