Safaris are extraordinary experiences. From the wildlife sightings you believe only existed in storybooks, to the people you meet and the landscapes you discover, going on a safari is life-changing and something that should (we think!) be on everyone’s travel bucket list.
But a safari shouldn’t break the bank and we know better than anyone that this is often the case. So, in 2007, we established Gavin Opie Safaris to fill a niche in the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia for high-quality, all-inclusive safaris that were affordable and accessible to visitors with all budgets.
We take our all-inclusive mantra seriously and there are no hidden costs or scary surprises after you’ve booked your safari. National park entry fees, walking safaris, taxes and transfer costs are all included in your package, leaving you free to enjoy your experience (and with some extra pennies for a souvenir or two).
For over a decade, we’ve honed our safari packages to a tee. Our base is Nkonzi Bush Camp a superbly-stylish and perfectly-rustic tented camp. Accommodating a maximum of eight guests, it’s personal and intimate, not to mention in an excellent location for game drives and walking safaris through the South Luangwa.
Our team is small, but boy are they full of life and bursting with pride! From our dedicated guides, led by Gavin himself, who have years of experience in the field, to our housekeepers, mechanics and reservations team, every person is dedicated to making your experience as special as it can be.
And then there’s the South Luangwa National Park itself. A world-renowned wildlife area, it’s a beautiful matrix of mopane forests, open plains and glittering lagoons that are home to one of the highest concentrations of wildlife on the continent. We fell in love with the South Luangwa back in 2007 and are committed to responsible and ethical guiding and wildlife conservation in order to keep it the way nature intended.
When we’re not out in the bush or teaching our chefs new recipes, we can normally be found enjoying an ice-cold Mosi and laughing over good food and good conversation. And we would love for you to come and join us!