Upon arrival at Lusaka International Airport you will be met by our representative who will assist you with baggage and direct you to the domestic check-in counters for your flight to Mfuwe in the South Luangwa, this flight will take just over an hour.
Days 1 - 3
To get to Tafika you can either be driven from Mfuwe Airport which will take about 2 hours, mostly as a game-drive, or opt for a 15 minute flight (at additional cost) into Lukuzi Airstrip which is just 15 minutes’ drive from camp. The Camp itself, set on a bend in the river, is simple by design with 6 reed and thatch chalets under shady trees, it is outside the National Park but in a game-viewing area, 5 minutes from the park Gate.
Days 3 - 4
Chikoko Trail Camps
The journey from Tafika to Chikoko Tree Camp takes you 8 km upstream from Tafika to a point where you cross the river by boat, the camp is then just a few hundred meters which is conducted on foot. There are no roads in this area of the Park and so all activities from this camp are on foot.
Accommodation is in 3 grass and thatch en-suite chalets raised above the ground within the surrounding Tree Canopies. This will be your home for the next night.
Days 4 - 6
Surefoot Safaris operate exclusively from their tented bush camp, “Mapazi,” located in the far north of South Luangwa National Park. Nestled under mature trees on the banks of the Luangwa River, Mapazi provides an authentic camping experience with a few essential comforts. All activities will be privately guided by Deb Tittle, a renowned safari guide with over 20 years guiding experience. Walking with Deb you will get to explore Luangwa’s unspoilt wilderness, track big game on foot, watch magical birdlife and uncover some of natures’ best kept secrets.
Days 6 - 8
Your drive will follow the eastern bank of the Luangwa River upstream for some hours to the remote and little visited Luambe National Park. Your home for the next 4 nights sits on the bank of the Luangwa River and gives you exclusive access to this Park, you are very unlikely to come across anyone that isn’t also staying in this small 4 tent camp.