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Luangwa Bush Camping Safari View Full Screen Itinerary

2 OR 3 NIGHTS, 3 OR 4 DAYS, BUSH WALKS AND CAMPING, EXCELLENT GAME VIEWING

Name one of the most exclusive experiences on offer in Africa? Bush Camping. 

Bush camping is walking with the best of guides, going deeper into the bush away from the restraints of fixed camps and camping out for a couple of nights under a star filled sky. You will be enjoying bush dinners and sharing stories around the fire. Simple but delicious food at the end of long and rewarding days. 

We recommend the 'Lusangwa Bush Camping Safari' as an exciting bolt-on to any holiday itinerary in Zambia. When staying at Tena Tena and Nsefu (both luxury camps within the area) you can walk between these two for two or three days, camping on the way. This is simple camping but with that extra touch of comfort. There are stand up tents, mattresses on the ground, sheets and blankets, wash basin, shared 60L bucket shower, bush loo, full bar and food service, fully serviced camp (except laundry).

The walking is in one of the most lagoon rich areas of the Luangwa and the game viewing is superb. Ideally making up part of a larger itinerary to the region this Bush Camping, walking safari gives visitors to the region a true opportunity to enjoy Zambia's pristine wilderness and superb wildlife. 

Day 1

Day 1: Luangwa Bush Camp

Ideally you would spend the night at a camp not too far off so that you can get up at sunrise and then take a morning walk as a morning activity to the first bush camp. Situated in a secluded area of the Nsefu sector the camp is simple and...

Ideally you would spend the night at a camp not too far off so that you can get up at sunrise and then take a morning walk as a morning activity to the first bush camp. Situated in a secluded area of the Nsefu sector the camp is simple and “bush”. Arriving in time for a leisurely lunch followed by a siesta and an afternoon walk will follow tea and then back to camp for sundowners and dinner around the camp fire.

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Day 2

Day 2: Luangwa Bush Camp Continued

The day is spent walking in the game rich area of the Luangwa riverine habitat, with ebony groves, many lagoons and of course the Luangwa River itself. During your morning walk the camp will be moved to a second site and lunch will be waiting for you on arrival, alternatively...

The day is spent walking in the game rich area of the Luangwa riverine habitat, with ebony groves, many lagoons and of course the Luangwa River itself. During your morning walk the camp will be moved to a second site and lunch will be waiting for you on arrival, alternatively you and your guide may decide to have a picnic lunch en route. This is a very flexible day and your guide will discuss options to suit you and any other guests.

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Day 3

Day 3: Final Day: Transport to airport, onward accomodation

Following a relaxed breakfast you will walk out of camp and head towards your next lodging, stopping for tea and cake along the way and arriving in time for lunch. This day will vary depending on where you are staying overnight today. If not a nearby property then you may...

Following a relaxed breakfast you will walk out of camp and head towards your next lodging, stopping for tea and cake along the way and arriving in time for lunch. This day will vary depending on where you are staying overnight today. If not a nearby property then you may well walk into one of our camps in the Nsefu Sector and then be driven to onward connection.

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Overview

Accommodation: Two twin walk-in Meru tents, maximum four guests.

Facilities: Shared bucket shower and long drop loo.

Activities: Walking only.

Meals & Drinks: Rate is fully inclusive of all meals and drinks.

Electricity & Water: No power here, just paraffin lamps and torches are used for lighting.

Bottled water is also provided at the camp free of charge.

Children’s Policy Minimum age for children is 16 years.

Payment for extras All extras can be paid in cash (local currency, US$, Euro or British Pounds) only. Tipping is not expected but always enthusiastically received if you are happy with the service. Please always give tips for the staff to the management to be shared out and please tip your guide individually.

Includes: all safari activities, meals, bar, transfers to properties within Mfuwe airport.

Excludes: international flights, gratuities and items of a personal nature.

Open Open June – October. 

Visas

Most nationals can obtain their visa at the point of entry into Zambia. Current charges are $50 for tourists of most nationalities, including US, Canadian, British and most European countries. If you are not one of the above please ask about visas before booking. Please visit the Zambian Immigration website http://www.zambiaimmigration.gov.zm for full information.

Airport Tax

Most airlines now include airport taxes in the tickets. But for charter flights these may still be payable, please confirm with us for exact amounts. International airport taxes: US$40 per person Domestic airport taxes: US$16 person. Please note that all taxes can be paid in US Dollars. For Lusaka and Mfuwe our meet and greet team will assist you with the above.

Health

All visitors should be medically insured. We recommend that visitors to Zambia take malaria prophylactics. Tetanus, polio, typhoid and the hepatitis vaccinations are recommended. It is advisable to know your blood group type in case of an emergency. Please do ask for up to date health advice in your home country.

Insurance

We highly recommend full Travel Insurance. 

Photography Equipment

Please be sensitive when photographing local people and their villages. Ask the guide or the villagers first. Be careful when photographing public buildings and persons in uniform - again, ask first.

What to bring

You should always travel with soft bags not hard suitcases (not only for the smaller aircraft but also to fit into vehicles).

Important items to bring: hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, torch, binoculars and film/photo camera.

Climate

Depending on which time of year you visit, you may need waterproofs, a warm jacket or sunscreen. The dry months are from April till October and the wet months November till March. Temperatures range throughout the year from between 11- 40 C.

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