Great walking, superb guides and incredible accommodation
The jewel in Zambia's national parks is South Luangwa, with over 9000 square kilometres of untouched wilderness, ox-bow lagoons, riverine vegetation and amazing accommodation.
This private concession is the place to enjoy a spectacular walking safari with expert guides, moving on from one magnificent small camp to the next. You will experience Africa's wildlife up close and at eye level. The park is home to elephant, buffalo, hippo, zebra and giraffe, as well as lion and hyena to name but a few, but perhaps its most famous residents are the leopard and the most colourful bird life in southern Africa.
This is a Premium adventure in every sense as each night we relax in the most exclusive, small luxury bush camps in Africa.
What makes this trip responsible?
We use small (maximum 8 clients in 4 tents) locally run accommodation on this trip. This contributes directly to the local communities as local staff are employed and locally produced and sourced goods are bought for the accommodation benefiting the wider community. Revenue from entrance fees to South Luangwa National Park is used for conservation efforts and protection of these areas.
Our local operator started providing much-needed help to two local schools in 1999; Chiwawatala Basic School in Mfuwe and Chilongozi School in a remote area close to our bushcamps. Since their support began, the progress of the schools has been remarkable; they have been to sponsor pupils, pay teachers’ salaries, build classrooms and staff houses, and take the school children into the park on game drives.
Our local operator also supports other community projects that focus on reducing deforestation and encourage tree planting; for example, one of the guides has set up a successful solar-cooker project and they are helping run food-security eco-initiative workshops in Mfuwe. They also run programmes on HIV and AIDS awareness for staff and also support a local theatre group, which perform plays to our guests about human-wildlife conflict.
Current schemes that our operator hopes to develop further with funds from the Luangwa Conservation & Community Fund (LCCF) include fruit-tree planting, vegetable market-gardens, solar cookers and ‘rocket’ stoves, bio-fuel briquettes and honey production. Several conservation and community development charities that work in the Luangwa and across Zambia also benefit from support and fundraising.
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Walking Safari, South Lunagwa