Best of both worlds

7 night all inclusive safari

US$ 3,995 per person 1st Jul – 31st Oct 2020*

US$ 3,395 per person 1st – 30th Jun 2020*

Based on 2 people sharing

Highlights

Two incredible locations, offering wonderfully varied wildlife sightings.

The classic combination of an established lodge and a true back-to-nature bush camp experience.

Exceptional safari guiding with some of South Luangwa’s most experienced and knowledgeable guides.

Dine under the stars at Nkonzi Camp and sample Flatdogs Camp famous a la carte menu.

Walking and driving safaris offered at both camps.

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Best of both worlds itinerary

Begin your time in South Luangwa at FLATDOGS CAMP (Nights 1, 2 & 3)

Highlights

Stunning views across the Luangwa River into the national park | Be lulled to sleep by honking hippos and elephants grazing outside the window! | A la carte menu catering to all tastes and appetites | Famously friendly and professional team | Seriously comfortable accommodation

The Camp

Stretching along the southerly bank of the Luangwa River, Flatdogs is a famously welcoming camp with a vibrant safari atmosphere.

The luxury en-suite safari tents each have a view of the river and large windows, so that game viewing can continue inside! Each tent has a kind or twin beds, large mosquito net, seating areas, tea and coffee making facilities and a safe. En-suite have flush toilets, hot showers and basin, and are decorated with beautiful natural materials.

The Flatdogs pool is an oasis of cool, crystal clear water set beneath shady trees, and a swim during the heat of the day is an absolute must. The casual seating that surrounds the pool extends down the river band, where you can spend a few happy hours game spotting on the opposite bank or getting acquainted with a really good book.

The Flatdogs bar is only a stone’s throw away when it is time for a refreshment.

Meals at Flatdogs are a treat in themselves. The a la carte restaurant has a delicious and varied menu, while the specials board offers something different every day. Vegetarians are happily catered for, as are lactose, gluten and wheat intolerances, mushroom haters, tomato sceptics: you name it, the Flatdogs kitchen will cater for it!

You can choose to eat inside the restaurant or in the atmospheric courtyard shaded by an ancient sausage tree. A small shop and internet cafe adjoin the courtyard and WiFi is also available for a small fee.

Activities

Morning and afternoon activities are offered daily.

Driving safaris:

Morning drives leave camp at 0600 and last for at least four hours.
Night drives depart from camp at 16h00 and return at around 20h10.
For drives Flatdogs use a fully-equipped 4×4 Toyota Land Cruiser with radio.
Drives led by fully-qualified guides.
Drives normally limited to six guests per vehicle.

Walking safaris:

Walking safaris are offered for most of the year, depending on the weather.
Walks usually last for three to four hours and are commonly taken in the mornings when the weather is cooler.

Drive/walk combination:

Flatdogs also offer a drive/walk combination of a 2-hour walk with a 2-hour drive

All-day safaris:

All-day safaris are available – however, a day’s notice to organise the activity is required and this activity is only available to a minimum of four guests.

Trips to the local area:

Flatdogs are more than happy to arrange an informal trip to Mfuwe, the local village. Here you can get a taste of local life, see the colourful African market and visit local businesses.

End your safari at NKONZI CAMP (Nights 4,5,6 & 7)

Highlights

Sheer tranquillity and incredible wildlife

The opportunity to explore remote areas of South Luangwa National Park that few visitors ever reach

Expert, personal hosting by owner and safari guide Gavin Opie

Breakfasts cooked over the camp fire

See the breath-taking Milky Way with zero light pollution!

The Camp

Nkonzi Bush Camp is small and evocative, with a vintage bush camp atmosphere. The camp has just two double and two twin tents, with a maximum of eight guests at any one time.

The canvas safari tents are simple, but with all the comforts you need. Wooden framed beds, white cotton bed linens, fluffy towels and a small seating area are all provided. Each tent also has a en-suite bathroom attached with flush toilet, basin
and hot water bucket shower.

A grove of soaring African Mahogany trees shades the main seating and dining area. Here you’ll find a charming bush lounge where you can while away a few hours exchanging stories with Gavin and your fellow guests. The small bar serves a variety of drinks both alcoholic and non alcoholic. Closer to the riverbank is the camp fire, a hub of activity and socialising during the hush of early morning and chill of the African evening.

Delicious home cooked meals are prepared in the Nkonzi Camp bush kitchen and the chefs are proud to use locally sourced, fresh ingredients to create their popular menu, A typical day in camp begins with a light breakfast, followed by brunch after your first activity, then afternoon tea and finally a two course dinner with freshly baked bread. Dietary intolerances are happily catered for, as are special occasions.

Meals are eaten together at the long, convivial dining table. At night you can drink in the sight of the stunning Milky Way emblazoned across the night sky from horizon to horizon; stargazing while you’re eating dinner is an experience never to be forgotten.

Activities

Driving safaris:

Morning drives leave camp around 06h00. Tea and coffee is brought along for a mid-morning tea break and you will return to camp at around 10h00 for brunch and the restful midday hours.

Night drives leave camp at around 16h00 after afternoon tea. Cold drinks are enjoyed at sundown and a spotlight is used so that game viewing can continue at night. The drive ends at 20h00 at which time you return to camp for dinner.

Walking safaris:

Our walking safaris are always escorted by an armed scout.

Morning walks will either depart directly from camp at 06h00 or your guide will drive you a short way from camp before continuing on foot. Walks last anywhere between 2-4 hours according to guest preference. You will return to camp at around 10h00.

We also offer an afternoon walk which can be combined with a night drive. An afternoon walk will set out at 16h00 and can be continued until sunset.

All-day safari:

We offer all-day drives to those who stay with us for a minimum of four nights and one all-day drive is therefore included in your package. You will set off from camp at 06h00 and return to camp at 20h00. You will be sent with a delicious packed lunch
along with drinks for mid-morning and mid-afternoon coffee breaks. During the heat of the day you will stop and relax for lunch – usually for around 2 hours, so be sure to pack a good book!

On your eighth day we provide an onward transfer to either your next destination on your travels or to Mfuwe airport.

Terms and conditions

Included: Return flights Lusaka-Mfuwe-Lusaka, meet and assist at Lusaka Airport, accommodation, activities, meals, local beverages at Nkonzi Camp, transfers, park fees at Nkonzi Camp and Flatdogs Camp and nightly levy for staying inside the national park at Nkonzi Camp, taxes, service charges, laundry.

Excluded: Personal items, gratuities, drinks from the bar at Flatdogs Camp, imported beverages at Nkonzi Camp

Rates: All rates are US$ per person on a sharing basis unless otherwise stated. Single supplements apply and can be quoted on request.

Flights: Fares are confirmed once we hold flight reservations. We require payment in full before ticketing.

Private vehicle and guide hire: Rates are available on request.

Booking Confirmation: A deposit of 50% of the quoted rate is required to confirm the booking. Full payment is due 60 days prior to arrival.

Government levies, park fees, taxes and other charges: Government charges including taxes, national park fees, levies and surcharges are subject to change without notice. Increases will be passed on to guests.

Cancellations: 90 – 61 days: 50% cancellation fee / 60 – 0 days: 100% cancellation fee / Over 90 days prior to arrival: US $ 150.00. Refunds will be paid exclusive of bank fees.

Indemnity: All guests will be required to sign a registration/indemnity form on arrival at each accommodation. Guests joining a walking safari may be required to sign an additional indemnity form before participating in the activity.

Travel insurance: All guests are required to have fully comprehensive travel insurance that covers medical evacuation services and cancellation cover, as well as other normal policy cover.

Child policy: Children over the age of 12 are welcome. The minimum age for walking safaris is 12 years. Children remain the parents’ responsibility at all times

Subject to availability.

T&Cs apply, price based on 2 people sharing. Rates subject to change in the event of
increases to Proflight Zambia fares and Zambia DNPW National Park entry fees.

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