Aus dem Zelt heraus kann man die spektakulaere Natur Afrikas geniessen

Your trip at a glance


  • Explore three of Zambia's 19 national parks
  • Walk through the pristine nature of Luambe National Park
  • Discover South Luangwa National Park, one of the wildest national parks in Zambia
  • Come very close to nature on boat and canoe trips in Lower Zambezi National Park
  • Live in idyllic camps where you can watch wild animals directly from your tent
  • Gain insight into unspoilt Africa combined with a touch of luxury


Luambe National Park
Luambe Camp
South Luangwa National Park
Tusk + Mane Flycamp
Am Fluss treffen sich allerlei Tiere der afrikanischen Savanne
Das Fell eines Leoparden soll den Umriss seines Koerpers in der Natur verhuellen und so Tranen
Waehrend einer Bootsfahrt auf dem Fluss koennen viel Hippos beobachtet werden
Ein Zebra in der Abendsonne der afrikanischen Savanne
Waehrend des Gamedrives lassen sich Wildtiere wie Elefanten besonders gut beobachten
Eine Felswand is voller darin nistenden Scharlachspinte
Zwei Loewen durchstreifen die Savanne Sambias
Der Sonnenuntergang wird waehrend des Gamedrives genossen
Ein kleiner Leopard auf ersten Erkundungstouren in der Savanne
Das Abendessen und freiem Himmel ist ein Highlight der Privat Safari in Sambia
Kudus gehoeren zu den groessten Antilopen der afrikanischen Wildnis
Eine Hyeaene durchstreift die Savanne Sambias
Leoparden halten oft von einer erhoeten Position Ausschau nach Beute
Ein gemuetliches Doppelbett in einem Hauszelt dient als Schlafplatz

Safari on Zambia's Luangwa River

During this fifteen-day private safari you will explore the natural landscapes and fascinating biodiversity of three first-class wildlife areas in Zambia on daily game drives and walking safaris: Luambe, South Luangwa and Lower Zambezi National Park.

Den Gaesten steht ein gemuetliches Hauszelt zu Uebernachtung zu Verfuegung

Arrival and orien­ta­tion in Zambia

You will first travel to Lusaka where you will be greeted upon arrival at the airport and provided with further information and instructions for your immediate onward flight to Mfuwe Airport. Once you arrive at Mfuwe Airport, you will be picked up and taken to your first camp on a 5-hour drive: the Luambe Camp in Luambe National Park. In the bush camp you can relax and, if the remaining time allows, participate in a first game drive out into the wilderness of the Luambe National Park.

Elefanten koennen vom Fluss aus einem Kanu heraus beobachtet werden

Activ­i­ties during the safari trip in Zambia

A typical safari day usually consists of an activity in the morning and an activity in the afternoon – usually a game drive in an open vehicle or a walking safari through the bush.

Since most animals are most active in the early hours of the morning, you start your first activity at sunrise to enjoy the best sightings. On a game drive, a game walk or even by boat, your guide will lead you through the natural landscapes of the breathtaking Luambe, South Luangwa and Lower Zambezi National Parks to observe the fascinating wildlife at close range.

Waehrend des Gamedrives lassen sich Wildtiere wie Elefanten besonders gut beobachten

Elephants, wild dogs, lions, leopards, buffalos, giraffes, hippos, cheetahs, crocodiles – countless wild animals live in the vastness of the national parks and will certainly cross your path. But also the very small inhabitants of the African bush, the fascinating plant world and the colourful bird kingdom are given attention, of course. At noon, the hottest time of the day, most animals hide in a cool place. So you also start the way back to camp, enjoy a meal, gather new strength during a siesta and finally leave for Zambia's bush again in the afternoon. After certainly more spectacular wildlife sightings you will return to your camp in the evening, have dinner together and let the day slowly come to end, surrounded by the light of the campfire and the unique night orchestra of the savannah.

Aus dem Zelt heraus kann man die spektakulaere Natur Afrikas geniessen

Accom­mo­da­tion on the camping safari in Zambia

Luambe Camp, Nkonzi Camp and Tusk & Mane Flycamp are the accommodations during your camping safari. Luambe Camp is a bush camp in Luambe National Park with luxurious safari tents and en-suite bathrooms. Situated directly on the banks of the Luangwa River, it offers incomparable views of the unfolding river landscape.

Blick auf das Zelt in dem die Gaeste schlafen im Sonnenuntergang

At Nkonzi Camp, a typical Zambian bush camp, guests are also accommodated in spacious safari tents with attached bush bathrooms. It is situated secluded and deep in the South Luangwa National Park, not far from the Mushilashi River, and thus provides a very special nature experience.

Die Zelte werden Abend mit Lampen ausgeleuchtet

The Tusk & Mane Flycamp, on the other hand, is a mobile camp set up at various locations in the Lower Zambezi National Park, mostly with a direct view of Zambia's mighty Zambezi River. Guests stay in traditional, very comfortable safari tents with their own en-suite bush bathroom. Meals and selected drinks are included in all camps.

In einer Lounge im Camp laesst sich zwischen den Aktivitaeten sehr gut entspannen

Free time as safari guest in Zambia

After returning to camp in the morning and a refreshing lunch, guests can use the following siesta of several hours until the early afternoon to relax. After dinner there is also time for your own activities. In the morning and afternoon you are also free to stay in the accommodation and enjoy a relaxing day with an incomparable view of the Luangwa, Mushilashi or Zambezi River.

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    1. Luambe National Park

    With an area of 300 km², the Luambe National Park is a comparatively small national park but is in no way inferior to the big parks. Thanks to extensive nature conservation measures, its animal wealth was revived after strong poaching activities in the 1970s and 1980s. The area is a unique, almost untouched ecosystem with a spectacular flora and fauna that can be explored by safari guests on game drives and bush walks.

    The Luambe National Park is located in the Luangwa Valley, which is fed by the Luangwa River. The countless lagoons, rivers and wetlands are home to a multitude of hippos and crocodiles and are visited by all other animals as water sources. Due to the absence of large tourist flows, a piece of the original Africa can be enjoyed here.

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    2. Luambe Camp

    Luambe Camp is the only accommodation in Zambia's Luambe National Park. It is located directly on the banks of the Luangwa River and has spacious safari tents with en-suite bathrooms. The view of the enormous hippopotamus colony, which cavorts in the waters of the Luangwa, is particularly astonishing. And also other wild animals like elephants, buffalos and countless birds can be observed directly from the camp.

    Another special feature is the affiliated Luambe Conservation Project which guests can become a part of by being actively involved in research activities carried out on site.

    During game drives and walking safaris guests can support members of the LCP team while, with a bit of luck, discovering the animal wealth of Luambe National Park and witnessing four of the Big Five – elephant, lion, buffalo and leopard – as well as the rare African wild dog. A stay at Luambe Camp offers a special Zambian safari experience reminiscent of the early days in Zambia's Luangwa Valley.

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    3. South Luangwa National Park

    South Luangwa National Park is certainly the best-known wildlife sanctuary in Zambia and is located in the beautiful Luangwa Valley, which is fed by the Luangwa River. Across an area of 9000 km², the park boasts an abundance of lagoons, river arms and wetland biotopes, which are visited by numerous representatives of the African animal world as a source of water.

    The park, open to visitors all year round, presents itself over the twelve months in ever-changing and unique facets. It is considered a real animal paradise and is home to more than 60 different mammals and over 400 bird species, which can be admired at close range on guided game drives and hiking safaris.

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    4. Tusk + Mane Flycamp

    The Tusk & Mane Flycamp is a mobile camp that will be set up at different locations in the Lower Zambezi National Park – mostly with a view of Zambia's Zambezi River. Guests stay in traditional, very comfortable safari tents with their own attached bush bathroom.

    The Tusk & Mane Flycamp comprises two camps – Chula, Katali and Tafara – which are located in completely different regions of the Lower Zambezi National Park, offering guests a full Lower Zambezi experience. What all camps have in common: their unique island location in the middle of pure wilderness, a picturesque scenery and an abundance of breathtaking wildlife. Guests can experience the diversity of the different regions first-hand on excellently guided hiking safaris, game drives or boat tours.

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Background of the camping safari in Zambia

This safari includes visits to Luambe, South Luangwa and Lower Zambezi National Park – three exclusive wildlife areas with a fascinating biodiversity and diverse, unspoilt landscapes.
Both Luambe and South Luangwa National Park are located in Zambia's Luangwa Valley, which is fed by the Luangwa River. The countless river arms, lagoons and wet biotopes are home to a multitude of crocodiles and hippos and are visited by all other animals as water sources.

The Luambe National Park is a comparatively small park (300 km²) but has as much nature and wildlife to offer as the large ones. After the original abundance of animals was strongly repressed by poaching in the 1970s and 80s, the area came back to life with the help of extensive conservation measures. Luambe National Park is a unique, almost pristine ecosystem with an impressive flora and fauna that can be admired on game drives and walking safaris. Far away from large tourist crowds, a bit of the unspoilt Africa can be enjoyed here.

South Luangwa National Park is much larger and allows a year-round visit. Throughout the year, the park presents itself in ever-changing facets, each with its own unique charm. It is considered a first-class wildlife reserve and is home to more than 60 different mammals and more than 400 bird species which can be observed up close during guided game drives and walks.
The Lower Zambezi National Park, covering almost 4,100 km², is another highlight of a Zambia safari. The different landscapes, the rich fauna and the multitude of different exploration options make the park a fascinating destination which astonishes each visitor immediately.

A visit to these extraordinary pristine places will make for an unforgettable safari adventure.


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