DAY 1 – 4 | South Luangwa National Park
Known as “The Valley of the Leopard” the South Luangwa is a paradise of hippo filled rivers, tree climbing leopards, packs of wild dog and territorial lions.
Walking safaris were pioneered in the Luangwa, a surprise highlight for many of our safari clients due to the in depth knowledge of the specialist guides and scout. The nature of having only 4 – 6 rooms per camp means the safari itself is usually yours to enjoy alone whether on foot or in a 4×4.
Tusk supported projects, Conservation South Luangwa and The Zambia Carnivore Programme, are responsible for the safeguarding of the National Park. Together they provide anti-poaching units, intensive radio collar studies, population research, impacts of hunting and poaching efforts, all of which are essential to ensure the South Luangwa National Park remains a protected wildlife haven.
DAY 5 – 8 | Lower Zambezi National Park
The Zambezi River is the boundary between Zambia and Zimbabwe and is the ideal river to enjoy a professionally guided canoe safari with all it’s tributaries (you don’t even need to paddle so you can take photos!) or lunch on a pontoon boat.
After a morning’s walking safari, a sunset cruise on the river surrounded by elephant and hippo is completely unique. There is even a chance to catch a tiger fish! The combination of these two parks is, in our opinion, one of the best ways to experience safari in Zambia.
Tusk project partner, Conservation Lower Zambezi (CLZ), has a motto: “Working today to Protect Tomorrow”. Tusk specifically supports the sustainability of daily anti poaching patrols, re-introduction programmes and research within the Lower Zambezi National Park. CLZ also addresses human – wildlife conflict issues with the local communities and education programmes to ensure the future protection and development of the National Park.
*Please note: these itineraries provide a flavour of what is possible. All our trips are handcrafted, together, with our clients to ensure a seamlessly personalised experience. No journey is ever the same