Jun & Jul from US$9948 per person sharing Aug, Sep & Oct from US$10947 per person sharing
Single Supp. US$300pppn Remote Africa (no s/s at Mwaleshi) | US$250pppn Shoebill Island (s/s waived for first single of a booking)
15th June – 31st Aug
*RASair flights: 1 FREE FLIGHT Mwanya/Lukuzi (South Luangwa) – Mwaleshi (North Luangwa), Mwaleshi airstrip (North Luangwa) – Chimbwe (Bangweulu) and Chimbwe (Bangweulu) – Mfuwe airport, passenger safety charge, landing fees, Mfuwe airport and airstrip transfers to/from camps, National Park fees, contribution to community & conservation initiatives, full board accommodation, game viewing activities, bar & laundry (*flight price subject to change)
International flights, domestic flights, insurances, superior wines
1hr30 – 2hr drive from Mfuwe airport to Tafika (included in rates) or a 15min flight to Mwanya/Lukuzi airstrip (South Luangwa) (optional extra)
15-30min drive from Tafika Trails crossing points to Mwanya/Lukuzi airstrip (South Luangwa) and 30min flight to Mwaleshi airstrip (North Luangwa) and 45min drive to Takwela
55min flight from Mwaleshi airstrip (North Luangwa) to Chimbwe airstrip (Bangweulu)
10min drive or 30min canoe from Chimbwe airstrip (Bangweulu) to Shoebill Island Camp
55min flight from Chimbwe airstrip (Bangweulu) to Mfuwe airport
(Charter flight luggage: 15kg bag + 5kg hand luggage per person and should be packed in soft bags)
3 Nights Shoebill Island Camp
Shoebill Island Camp is nestled alongside the Bangweulu wetlands, north of Kasanka in Northern Zambia. It is one of Africa’s most spectacular wildlife secrets with diverse flora and fauna, exceptional birdlife and many endangered species on offer. Home to impressive herds of Black Lechwe antelope (endemic to Bangweulu) the wetlands make a desirable and rewarding destination for keen birdwatchers and other adventurous visitors seeking to discover Africa’s hidden corners. An incredible diversity of water-birds and plainsbirds, including the most unusual and rarest, the Shoebill, are found here.
The flight into Bangweulu’s Chimbwe airstrip offers stunning views of the escarpment, wetlands and surrounding plains. On approach to Chimbwe you get a fantastic aerial view of Black Lechwe in their thousands roaming the grasslands.
Tafika Camp is situated on the banks of the Luangwa River, North of the Nsefu Sector of South Luangwa National Park. Nestled in the shade of giant leadwood trees, the camp has a panorama of the river and its surrounding wildlife. Tafika can accommodate up to 14 guests in six thatched chalets (including a family chalet and honeymoon suite) with open-air en suite facilities, built around the trunks of stunning sausage trees. The food is excellent and is supplemented by a wonderful supply of home-grown fresh salad, fruit and vegetables.
Tafika is the perfect tranquil base from which guests can enjoy walking safaris, unique cycling trails, cultural visits to the nearest village, microlight flights (in May only) and game drives (day and night), during which the abundance of diverse game populations in the Nsefu sector ensure an unforgettable African safari.
Chikoko Tree Camp and Big Lagoon Camp are the two intimate and exclusive bush camps which form the Tafika Walking Trails, where authentic walking safaris are offered within a remote northern area of the South Luangwa National Park. The area has no roads and is only accessible on foot. Of all the stunning locations available in the Luangwa Valley, the well-known Norman Carr selected this area specifically to pioneer walking safaris. This is an excellent option for guests who enjoy a more active safari experience and an escape from the conventional game drive routine.
Visit Takwela Camp in the North Luangwa, ideally located at the spectacular confluence of the Mwaleshi and Luangwa rivers. Takwela Camp, the latest camp operated by Remote Africa Safaris, opened in July 2019. Situated on Remote Africa’s private land at the confluence of the Luangwa and Mwaleshi Rivers, Takwela has stunning views across a resident hippo pod to pristine bush on all sides.
Takwela accommodates a maximum of eight guests in 4 en-suite chalets, with two double beds in each. Walking safaris and game drives are offered to explore this beautiful and remote area.