Walking and waterfall

Arrive at the Lusaka International Airport, meet your driver outside of the arrival hall, transfer to Wild Dogs Lodge for the night.

The Wild Dogs Lodge has four traditionally thatched chalets which are comfortable, cozy, and can host up to 20 people. The Lodge is located just 15 minutes from Lusaka International Airport and only 20 minutes from Lusaka city centre, and is the ideal place to start and finish your Zambia safari experience.

The chalets are surrounded by a lush garden. Guests can refresh and relax at the 18 meter pool. All meals are either served at the pleasant restaurant or outside on the terrace by the pool. The bar invites you to a relaxed sundowner at the end of an exciting day.

Return to the airport for your flight to Mfuwe and take a game drive into South Luangwa Park and to Nkwali Camp.

Nkwali is located on the banks of the South Luangwa on a magnificent meander in the river overlooking the National Park where leopards roam along the bank and can often be spotted from camp. Situated on Robin Pope Safaris’ private land outside the park there is a private game viewing area behind camp as well as exclusive access into the park either by boat or across the pontoon.

The six chalets with bamboo woven walls and thatch roofs offer a rustic luxury opening up to magnificent views of the river as well as open air en-suite bathrooms. Nkwali offers understated elegance, seclusion and superb service.

Today you have a free day to explore the park, including game safari, walking safari or boating safari (pending conditions at the time).

South Luangwa is 9,060 km2 (3,500 mi2) in size and has incredibly diverse landscapes ranging from dense forests of mopane, ebony and sausage trees to wide open savanna punctuated only by the occasional lonely baobab - all hugged by the wide and winding Luangwa River. The river is the most intact major river system in Africa and the lifeblood of this park. The now famous “walking safari” originated here and is still one of the finest ways to experience Africa’s pristine wilderness firsthand. The changing seasons add to the park’s richness, from dry bushveld in the winter to lush wonderland in the summer months.

After an early breakfast, you will be heading north to start your mobile walking safari with Robin Pope Safaris. Robin Pope has become known as THE wilderness experience walking safari specialists in the South Luangwa. Your drive is some 90kms to the Mupamadzi River along a bush road, through remote parts of the park. You arrive in camp for lunch around mid-day. The camp is already set up for your arrival with well-equipped walk-in tents. The shower is under a tree and the toilet is a long drop with a wooden throne. Enjoy a relaxing siesta after lunch, before tea and going for a walk around camp in the afternoon, to return for sundowners and dinner in the open under the stars! All walks are led by an experienced naturalist and accompanied by an armed game scout.

Up at sunrise for the morning walk. The area is remote and wild, the terrain and habitats varied and the game shy and unused to man. From ants to buffalo, a bird’s nest to tracking a lion, you will learn the many facets of the bush. 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.

Explore the area around the new camp on foot – returning to the same campsite.

The camp will be moved again to camp 3 during the morning as you walk further down the river. The Mupamadzi River is a major tributary of the Luangwa.

Explore the area around the new camp on foot – returning to the same campsite.

After an early breakfast, transfer to the Luangwa River crossing point opposite Tena Tena. This is a 4 to 5-hour drive. Tena Tena staff will meet and boat the party across the river, and then a 20-minute drive to Tena Tena camp. This remote and small camp lies within the National Park and enjoys a stunning location on a sweeping bend of the Luangwa River. Most meals are taken under the shade of a huge Mahogany tree in the centre of the camp. On arrival, you will be shown to your tent and then lunch will be served followed by a well-deserved siesta before the afternoon and evening game drive. Time to rest those weary legs!! Overnight Tena Tena Camp.

Return to Lusaka for an overnight stay before moving on tomorrow. Overnight Wild Dogs Lodge

Catch your morning flight today from Lusaka to Livingstone and meet your transfer driver at the airport. You will be taken to your lodge for an afternoon at leisure.

Today is the day to explore the Mighty Victoria Falls on the Zambia side. Pay a visit to Livingstone town with its colorful markets and the historical part of town. You have the option to visit the museum and learn more about the history of the town and the area.

Today is a day at leisure, and you can add some optional activities here, such as a visit to the Falls on the Zimbabwe side, some adventure activities such as white water rafting, canoeing on the river, and horse riding safaris, and more.

A wonderful option to see the Falls upstream is a visit to Livingstone Island Tour where you can swim in the Devils Pools at low water times. This activity will take your breath away and render you speechless for a moment, then turn you into a storyteller! Don't miss out on this thrilling adventure!

The lodge also has activities in store for you, such as sunset and sunrise cruises, game drives in the Mosi-oa-tunya National Park, or fishing on the Zambezi river.

Transfer to the Livingstone International airport to connect with your flight onwards.