Wildlife Photographic Luxury Safari Zambia

Wildlife Photographic Luxury Safari Zambia
  • £5,300.00 /person
  • Deposit: £500.00
  • Location: South Luangwa Valley, Zambia
  • Dates:
    • 22 May - 2 June 2018
  • Duration: 12 days
  • Leader: Janette Hill
  • Group Size: 6 maximum (including Janette)
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Overview

Zambia is a great safari destination being a country with many small privately owned safari camps in remote and stunning locations. South Luangwa National Park is home to a wide diversity of habitats and high game density. For a wildlife photographer it is difficult to find a better location.

We will stay in Mfuwe Lodge, where the thatched buildings are arranged around 2 lagoons where wildlife congregates daily.   We also spend time in 2 bushcamps, Chindeni and Kabamba (although this may vary) to make the most of the National Park and all it has to offer.  The bush camps are located in the remote south area of the park.  Here you will rarely see other game vehicles and wildlife viewing is simply, stunning.

You will see hippos, crocodiles, elephants, lion, baboons, impala, thornicroft giraffe (indigenous to the park) cooksons wildebeest, buffalo and zebra.  South Luangwa is also one of the best places in Africa to see the endangered wild dog.   It is also an area famed for its leopard population.   With over 400 species of bird it is not uncommon to see over 200 different species in a 10 day trip.

If you appreciate that wildlife viewing takes time and patience you will love this photographic safari.  All vehicles are equipped with bean bag supports but the trip is open to everyone.  You do not need to be a photographer to enjoy this fabulous location.   All levels of ability and interest are catered for.  Game drives take place when the light is at its bests and the guides are specially trained to place vehicles in the best positions to obtain that shot of the day.    With evening drives including a sundowner each day you can relax and enjoy the marvellous views as the sun goes down each evening.

Client Testimonials

What You'll Learn

  • Zambia is a great place
  • South Luangwa is a must see destination for wildlife
  • of course, photographic skills too!

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Client Testimonials

  • Christine

    “I have just returned from a trip to Zambia with Janette of Natural Wonders.  What can I say! Everything was wonderful – Accommodation, food, sightings and of course Janette’s wonderful jokes!!  We were lucky enough to see aardvark (just about), wild dogs – a pack of 17, lioness with 4-5 week old cubs, lions, leopards, hyenas (mating), hippos, crocodiles, zebra, elephants (who seemed to love trumpeting at us), warthogs, buffalo, various antelope, unbelievable amount of bird life and many of the smaller, less seen, animals such as elephant shrew, civet, genet, white tailed mongoose etc.  As for a highlight – there were too many to mention. The accommodation was amazing – I had my own tree house at one bush camp and I could sit in the bath gazing out at the river. We had brunch sitting in the river, made our own pizzas in a shady glade in the bush and had a night time stir fry on the way back from an afternoon/evening game drive – brilliant. I would thoroughly recommend  Natural Wonders and especially the Zambia trip.  I will certainly be doing another! Thank you Janette”

     

  • Nicki and Dave

    “We have just returned from a brilliant trip to Zambia with Janette.  This is the first time we have travelled with Natural Wonders Photography but not the first time we have travelled with Janette.  We were really impressed with the organisation and the selection of accommodation and Janette was really keen to treat us as clients as well as friends, keeping a number a delightful surprises to herself to ensure that we got the most enjoyment from them.  The wildlife was fantastic and every effort was made by both Janette and our guide Suzyo to ensure that photographically the best positions and angles were explored. We would not hesitate to travel with NWP in the future and just hope that next time Janette does not break any more bones and we do not end up as dressers and luggage mules!!”

Description

The three locations chosen for this trip are to enable maximum sightings of flora and fauna throughout the South Luangwa National Park.

Each lodge and bushcamp are different but each provide airy accommodation with excellent game viewing without even leaving the camps!   Elephants often wander through the camps and at Mfuwe Lodge each year, elephants famously stroll through the reception area to gain access to the Mango trees at the back of the lodge.

There is ample time to relax and the bush camps and lodge between each game drive.  Your tutor will also be on hand throughout to assist with all questions and queries.    The staff in all of the locations also have great stories to tell!

Walking safaris can be arranged but you are likely to see much more in the vehicles.  All drives are led by experienced guides from the lodge .  We set out at first light and again in the late afternoon when the wildlife is at its most active and the light is at its best for photography.

Chindeni Bushcamp has breathtaking views of the Kapamba River and an expansive plain where natural springs attract huge herds of game.   It is spacious and tented with each tent having its own private veranda for game viewing.  There is also an ensuite with hot and cold running water.  It is posh camping!  There is also a sunken plunge pool to try out….

Kapamba Bushcamp is renowned for its isolation, superb game viewing and sophisticated luxury.   It is surrounded by some of the Parks richest wildlife.  Lounge in your own private plunge pool and watch an elephant bathing in the river!  There are villas here that are cool, original and spacious all with en-suite facilities.   The rooms are open fronted with wide verandas and river views.   They have twin showers and sunken stone plunge pools.  Unwanted visitors are kept out of your room each night by wrought iron shutters.  It is simply an amazing experience to sleep with the sights and sounds of the African night all around you knowing that you are safe.  Some of the rooms also have their own private tree house!

The guides are highly trained and will provide instruction so you know how to behave when approaching larger animals. Safety is paramount.

Janette will be on hand at all times to guide you and help out with any queries that you may have.

  • Included
  • All accommodation on a full board basis
  • Flights and transfers to and from Mfuwe Airport
  • Laundry Services
  • Meals at Mfuwe and Bushcamps
  • Park Fees
  • Meet and Greet Lusaka Airport
  • All inter camp Transfers
  • Driver and Guide
  • Government Taxes
  • Photographic Tuition
  • 20 game drives
  • Sundowners
  • Excluded
  • International Flights
  • Visas and Visa Fees
  • Zambian Departure Tax
  • Security Tax
  • Travel Insurance
  • Items of a personal Nature
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic Drinks
  • Day 1 - 22 May 2018
    • Travel to Zambia via Dubai or Johannesburg to Lusaka for connection flight to Mfuwe.
  • Day 2 - 23 May 2018
    • Arrive Mfuwe and transfer to Mfuwe Lodge
    • Stay overnight at Mfuwe Lodge
  • Day 3 - 24 May 2018
    • Breakfast early then depart for morning game drive
    • Return for Brunch at the lodge
    • Evening game drive
    • Stay overnight at Mfuwe Lodge
  • Day 4 - 25 May 2018
    • After breakfast begin our game drive ending at Bilimungwe bushcamp for brunch
    • Settle in and watch wildlife from the bush camp
    • Evening game drive
    • Stay overnight at Bilimungwe bushcamp
  • Day 5 - 26 May 2018
    • Bilimungwe bushcamp
    • Game Drives daily
    • Stay overnight at Bilimungwe bushcamp
  • Day 6 - 27 May 2018
    • Bilimungwe bushcamp
    • Game Drives daily
    • Stay overnight at Bilimungwe bushcamp
  • Day 7 - 28 May 2018
    • Morning safari and transfer to Chindeni Bushcam
    • Chindeni Bushcamp
    • Morning and evening game drives
    • Stay overnight at Chindeni Bushcamp
  • Day 8 - 29 May 2018
    • Chindeni Bushcamp
    • Morning and evening game drives
    • Stay overnight at Chindeni Bushcamp
  • Day 9 - 30 May 2018
    • Chindeni Bushcamp
    • Morning and evening game drives
    • Stay overnight at Chindeni Bushcamp
  • Day 10 - 31 May 2018
    • Morning game drive
    • Transfer to Mfuwe Lodge
    • Stay overnight at Mfuwe Lodge
  • Day 11 - 1 June 2018
    • Morning and evening game drives
    • Stay overnight at Mfuwe Lodge
  • Day 12 - 2 June 2018
    • Transfer to Mfuwe Airport for journey home
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