Immerse yourself in the unspoiled wilderness of the South Luangwa, discovering the diverse tapestry of habitats that make up this exceptional National Park, from tranquil rivers to ancient forests and open pans. It is in the South Luangwa that the legendary Norman Carr pioneered the walking safari and conservation-based tourism in Africa. Zambia’s outstanding reputation of guiding is ever prevalent in our team with some of our guides having trained with Norman himself. Our guides offer guests a raw, authentic safari experience and don’t let the finer details in these vast spaces pass you by. Slow down and watch the delicate dance of an elephant’s trunk, listen to the sunrise call of a lion, breathe in the wild African air.
Begin your journey at our seasonal camps, exploring the wilds of the South Luangwa in the tradition of the walking safari from camp to camp. Originally sited by early pioneer Norman Carr decades ago, the camps are located in the best game areas of the whole national park. Each one has a unique setting, from an intimate river lagoon frequented by wildlife to a lofty perch along a sweeping curve of the Luangwa River. Each camp has its own distinctive personality and style, yet all are designed to reconnect guests with the natural world by providing an immersive, authentic experience. Panoramic views, open air design, natural light and organic materials bring the beauty of the South Luangwa to every moment of your stay. Your guide will meet you on arrival at Mfuwe Airport and transfer you to your first camp. After a delicious meal and a cup of coffee, settle into your room before departing on your afternoon activity.
You can choose to end off your walking safari in the lap of luxury at our camp, Chinzombo. Your transfer from our seasonal camps includes both a game drive and a scenic 5 minute boat trip. Chinzombo’s luxury safari tents’ award-winning design blends modern style with the best of a traditional bush safari camp. Each stretches out onto a shaded verandah where you can while away the afternoon or unwind with an in-room spa treatment. Each safari tent has a private pool and soaking tub with panoramic views over the river and its abundant wildlife. Down a winding path, the main lodge beckons. Lounge on the riverfront sun deck with a book from the open-air library. Enjoy dinner under the stars, sip a drink at the bar while browsing through old books and photos, or around the fire pit suspended high atop the river bank. On your departure day, your guide will transfer you back to Mfuwe Airport where you will fly back to Lusaka in time to catch your international flight home.
Our expertise in African travel and conservation dates back for many decades, you can expect equally pioneering travel guidance from our award-winning team. Time + Tide are custodians of some of the most remote corners of our planet and it is our privilege to guide you along the road less travelled.