Travel when the rains just end for a totally different view of this wildlife paradise.
The ultimate green season safari begins once the rains have freshened everything up! It’s rarely possible to travel by boat along the Luangwa River as it is invariably full of crocodiles, hippos and fallen trees. However, between February and April the water is high enough to permit boat safaris and the vibrancy of the vegetation and the colours of the birdlife has to be seen to be believed!
For more inspiration, read regular clients' John & Hazel Belchamber's blog on their trip to Zambia in the green season.
Depart the UK
Arrive Lusaka and transfer to Radisson Blu Hotel for an overnight stay
Fly to Mfuwe and transfer to South Luangwa National Park
Transfer by light aircraft to Mfuwe, the gateway to South Luangwa National Park. The flight takes just over an hour, and there are spectacular views from the air as you fly into the South Luangwa Valley. On arrival at Mfuwe Airport, you will be transferred to your lodge. After enjoying afternoon tea, there's time for a game viewing activity and night drive.
Your 7 nights in the South Luangwa are normally split between two or three tented camps/lodges, all with meals included.
Safaris from all the camps and lodges are conducted both by open 4-wheel drive vehicles and on foot (in the dry months of mid-May to early November), with armed scouts and fully qualified safari guides. Night drives with powerful spotlights are a highlight.
Depart Mfuwe for Lusaka, 1-night