SOUTH LUANGWA ACTIVITIES




Game drives & walking safaris

Please note: All prices exclude park entry fees, which must be paid in cash at the park gate.

Read more about ZAWA park entry fees here.

AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE


Join a morning or evening game drive, or both, in our open game vehicles and watch the antelope, elephants, zebras, warthogs, lions, leopards, the abundance of beautiful birds and our very own Thornicroft giraffe, which is found nowhere else. Our game drives are led by resident professional guides with an intimate knowledge of South Luangwa National Park and its wildlife.


VENTURE OUT IN SOUTH LUANGWA


Join our walking safaris on nature trails in the national park, escorted by a professional guide and fully trained ZAWA scout. Get up close with the animals and plants, and learn about tracking and game sign.

Community activities

VILLAGE TOURS


US $20 per person.

Visit the Tribal Textiles Shop to discover unique textiles and a wide range of arts, crafts, bags and jewellery from Zambia's finest artisans. Take a free tour of the workshop to see their fabrics being made and meet the artists who create them. Inspired by Africa's culture and wildlife, every piece is painted by hand and baked in the African sun before being sewn into beautiful home textiles and accessories. This unique one-stop-shop stocks all the local artisan groups (Mulberry Mongoose, Elephant Wood, Azimai, Lightfoot Zambia) and supports Conservation South Luangwa, Project Luangwa, Malimba School and Hanada orphanage.

You are welcome to spend a few hours or a day working side by side with highly-skilled and friendly artists at the Tribal Textiles workshop. Starch your own design or use one of the stencils to create a cotton cushion cover or wall hanging. Paint your masterpiece using a selection of warm earthy colours. Art Safaris are available for children too!

Half-day & kids' art safaris: US $30 / Full day: US $50. Please book ahead : sales@tribaltextiles.co.zm
Mulberry Mongoose South Luangwa

Mulberry Mongoose South Luangwa

The creative and courageous Mulberry Mongoose ladies handcraft beautiful jewellery that reflects the grace and ruggedness of the unique South Luangwa. Their workshop and retail outlet is located beside a well-trodden elephant path.

Here they use local, natural materials to create extraordinary accessories. With every piece of jewellery sold they make a donation to anti-poaching patrols helping to protect the area's iconic wildlife.

Tourists are welcome to visit the internationally acclaimed Chipembele Conservation Centre to learn more about the projects, take a tour of the campus and experience the displays and exhibits in the world-class interpretive room.

Chipembele is a conservation education non-profit organisation working at grass-roots level in the communities living close to South Luangwa National Park. They have been operating an innovative and dynamic conservation education programme since 1998. Their aim is to inspire and encourage young people to be active conservationists and in doing so empower them to make the necessary changes for sustaining livelihoods, conserving wildlife and protecting the natural environment long into the future. The programmes focus primarily on the 17 local government schools closest to the Park. This is the catchment area most affected by issues such as poaching, human-wildlife conflict, deforestation and other environmental problems associated with rapid, unplanned human development in a wildlife-rich area.

Project Luangwa Mfuwe
Project Luangwa Mfuwe

Project Luangwa is a charitable organisation formed by the safari operators of South Luangwa as a part of their commitment to responsible tourism.

Their aim is to create an effective, coordinated approach to helping local communities improve their long-term economic prospects while avoiding negative impact on the environment and wildlife. Their work is focused on supporting schools, increasing the standards of education and encouraging communities to find sustainable ways to support themselves.

Tourists are welcome to visit the Project Luangwa Craft Shop selling handmade items made by local women, including bags, fabrics, lithographs print cards to items using recycable materials.

Edulution Project Luangwa

Zambia has the highest percentage of innumerate pupils of the 15 countries in Southern and East Africa. Without a good pass in their final mathematics exams, there is no chance of college or a good job.

Edulution is a new approach to helping children improve their mathematics using coaches rather than busy teachers, and tablets rather than textbooks. Learning can take place at any time, anywhere, off-line and off-grid making it an ideal solution to the increasing problem of pupils failing mathematics exams.

In partnership with Edulution, Project Luangwa opened the first coaching centre at Mfuwe Primary School in May 2017. With more centres planned, the project helped 1200 children in South Luangwa in its first year.

We need your support to make sure that South Luangwa's pupils will have a chance of a job or a college placement and a future! Just $120 pays for a pupil's mathematics coaching for a year






Treat yourself at the Bush Spa

Croc Valley invites you to indulge in a truly unique spa experience while visiting the stunning South Luangwa National Park. Our camp hosts are happy to give you more information and directions. Free transfer to and from the spa is available for groups purchasing two or more 60-minute treatments.

The award-winning Bush-Spa in South Luangwa National Park overlooks a breathtaking lagoon that attracts abundant wildlife. The safari guest is offered a range of wellbeing packages, offering an exclusive opportunity to experience a spa in the Zambian bush. The settings are hard to beat and the treatments are adapted to suit the surroundings and are not only terrific value for money, but really do leave you feeling revitalized.

For a quick glance at the current spa menu or for more information visit the Bush Spa website.

AIRPORT TRANSFERS

US $25 per person one way. Minimum 2 people.

ZAWA PARK ENTRY

Prices are per person per day. All entrance fees are payable directly to South Luangwa National Park. Please bring cash and have it ready at the park entrance gate for game drives and walking safaris.  
Non-residents US $25
Residents/SADC members US $20
Self-driving US $30 (+ $15 per vehicle)
  Self-drive permits valid from 6:00am to 6:00pm.

CANCELLATION CHARGES

30 days prior to safari  100%
60 days prior to safari 50%
90 days prior to safari  25%
Over 90 days prior to safari No charge