Start your 8 Days Africa House trip in Zambia’s renowned South Luangwa National Park with a truly remote wilderness experience. After you have thoroughly enjoyed your wildlife experience in the Luangwa Valley, you travel further north in Zambia to experience the well-known Shiwa House which is truly the most amazing piece of African Safari.
On arrival at Mfuwe International Airport you will be met by a Robin Pope Safaris guide, and transferred to Nkwali Camp, a journey of about an hour, through colourful local scenes of villages, agriculture as well as bush. Nkwali Camp has a wide view of the Luangwa River.
Set on Robin’s private land, and overlooking the South Luangwa National Park, Nkwali is ideally situated for the start of your safari. The six rooms all look out over the river and have open air bathrooms. Depending on your arrival time in the day you will enjoy a lunch looking out over the lagoon to the back of Nkwali or if in the afternoon for tea and the afternoon and night game drive. Overnight at Nkwali Camp on a full board basis, including afternoon activity
Enjoy a full day at Nkwali exploring the area and participating in the scheduled activities of the Camp, including game drives, walks, and a night drive.Overnight at Nkwali Camp on a full board basis, including activities
After an early breakfast, there is a transfer/ game drive through the park to a crossing point on the Luangwa River. Here you will be met by the Tena Tena staff, and cross the River by boat, before a game drive takes you to Camp. On arrival you will be shown to your tent and then lunch will be served followed by a well deserved siesta before the afternoon and evening game drive.Overnight at Tena Tena Camp on a full board basis, including activities
Another day spent exploring and game viewing on morning and evening game activities. There is also the possibility of visiting Kawaza village as an option to meet local people and experience life in a real Zambian village. If you wish to visit then it is best to mention this when booking your holiday or to mention it the guide on day one.Overnight at Tena Tena Camp on a full board basis, including activities
This diverse Safari takes in the splendours of the South Luangwa National Park, and the historical and beautiful Shiwa House, and its environs.
There is an early morning breakfast before your transfer to the Mfuwe Airport. The drive is about 1.5 hours and you will get to do some game viewing on the way. You will arrive at Shiwa House in time for lunch. After lunch you will be taken on a guided tour of the house while also exploring the history of Sir Stewart Gore Browne and the family. The afternoon will be filled with more exploring of the estate, a history walk will take you to the saw and essential oil mills, traction engines, and old farm buildings.Overnight at Shiwa House on a full board basis, including excursions
An early start for a game walk to seek out the rare sitatunga and blue duiker antelope. After the walk its back to the house for a full farm breakfast made entirely of produce from the farm. The morning will be spent perusing the archives and photos, and then it is off for a visit to the grave site of Sir Gore Browne and a spectacular view of the lake. The afternoon allows time for relaxing and a late afternoon game drive to see some of the 22 species on the estate.Overnight at Shiwa House on a full board basis, including excursions
After a light early morning breakfast, you will head up Nachipala Hill, where David Livingstone took bearings on his last journey some weeks before his death. Breathtaking views from 2 000 metres (6 000 ft). The climb is not too difficult and takes about three hours. After the hike you will return to the house for lunch and a siesta. The afternoon will be spent birding and game viewing on the lake, where you are likely to see palmnut vulture and crocodiles. You will also get to boat through the serene papyrus swamps along the Mansha River.
Overnight at Shiwa House on a full board basis, including excursions
Hearty breakfast before departure. Flying to Mfuwe and then connect on to Lusaka.
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