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South Luangwa – One of Africa’s Iconic Destinations

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There are a few destinations in Africa that need little or no introduction.  Names such as the Masai Mara, Serengeti, Mana Pools…  These are names synonymous with Safaris and iconic wildlife destinations.  There is another destination which is situated on the eastern side of Zambia, in the Luangwa valley at the tail end of Africa’s Great Rift Valley that can definitely be added to this list.  It is South Luangwa.

For as long as I can remember I have personally been wanting to explore this area.  The iconic images of the meandering rivers, the phenomenal game viewing including one of the highest density of Leopards in Africa, this area has captured my attention and interest for many many years.

south luangwa, mfuwe lodge, zambia, robin pope safaris, nsefu camp, marlon du toit, photo safari, wild eye

south luangwa, mfuwe lodge, zambia, robin pope safaris, nsefu camp, marlon du toit, photo safari, wild eye

south luangwa, zambia, marlon du toit, wild eye

south luangwa, mfuwe lodge, zambia, robin pope safaris, nsefu camp, marlon du toit, photo safari, wild eye

south luangwa, zambia, marlon du toit, wild eye

South Luangwa gives a sense of “Wildness” in an area that is still very much undisturbed.  Travelling to these isolated, undisturbed areas is for me personally, what it should be about.

south luangwa, zambia, marlon du toit, wild eye

south luangwa, zambia, marlon du toit, wild eye

 

 

south luangwa, zambia, marlon du toit, wild eye

Our Camps that we are using during the 7 nights, Nsefu and Tena Tena are by no means roughing it.  Nsefu Camp is one steeped in history and was built in 1951, and although there have been a few upgrades to the camp, it is still in the same place.  Tena Tena is synonymous with Robin Pope Safaris who we use as our ground handler for this particular safari, as it was the first Camp that Robin opened and ran and has become a favourite amongst many.

south luangwa, mfuwe lodge, zambia, robin pope safaris, nsefu camp, marlon du toit, photo safari, wild eye

south luangwa, mfuwe lodge, zambia, robin pope safaris, nsefu camp, marlon du toit, photo safari, wild eye

What excites me most about this Safari is the location.  Not only do both camps have incredible views, but they are also in the Nsefu section of South Luangwa, which is far removed from the other more public areas of the Park.  This is great from a photography and game viewing point of view.

If you’ve been dreaming about visiting this magical destination, you will be delighted to know that we have a special offering for this Safari only.  The original rate for this safari was US$9,500 per person, but is now going for US$8,250.  So if this is a Safari that you would have dreamt about, get in touch and allow me to share this wonderful destination with you.

Johan

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The opportunity of visiting some of the wildest, undisturbed areas and sharing my passion for wildlife, conservation and photography with like minded people is a privilege that I am forever grateful.

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