Into The Wild
8 night all inclusive safari
US$ 6,625 per person 1st Jul – 31st Oct 2020*
US$ 5,590 per person 1st – 30th Jun 2020*
Based on 2 people sharing
Simple, beautiful safari camps in exclusive locations.
Walking safaris, night & day game drives and river safaris give an incomparable experience of Africa.
Fantastic chances of spotting lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, giraffe, zebra.
Expert safari guiding with Zambia’s next generation of passionate conservationists.
Off the beaten track safaris and away from the crowds.
Into the wild safari itinerary
Begin your time in Zambia at NKONZI BUSH CAMP (Nights 1, 2, 3 & 4)
Sheer tranquillity with almost no trappings of the modern world | Explore remote areas of South Luangwa National Park that few visitors ever reach | Expert, personal guiding by owner and safari guide Gavin Opie | Breakfasts cooked over a camp fire | See the breath-taking Milky Way with zero light pollution!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Day 1: Nkonzi Camp
On arrival in Lusaka you will be met and helped through to your onward flight to Mfuwe.
Proflight Zambia flights to Mfuwe leave at 07:30, 11:10 or 16:00 depending on the day, and take 1 hr 10 minutes one way. We recommend catching an earlier flight so you can enjoy your first afternoon in the Luangwa to the full!
At Mfuwe airport you will be met by a Nkonzi Camp guide. The transfer to Nkonzi bush Camp takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes – plenty of time to see the wildlife as you drive through the national park!
Day 2: Nkonzi Bush Camp
Day 3: Nkonzi Bush Camp
Day 4: Nkonzi Bush Camp
Day 5: Transfer to Mfuwe Airport for your flight to Lusaka.
From Lusakaand then Lufupa, Kafue National Park. Collection by a Jeffery and McKeith Safaris representative.
Continue your safari at JEFFERY AND MCKEITH SAFARI camps. (Nights, 5,6,7 & 8)
A very special base camp at Musekese, with Ntemwa-Busanga Camp hidden away in the incredible Busanga Plains (open 1st July-31st October only).
Game drives, walking safaris and river safaris give an unparalleled experience of African wildlife.
Expert, personal guiding by highly experienced and passionate safari guides.
Ancient forests, vast open plains and secret wetlands offer a huge array of habitats.
The chance to spot elusive cheetah and rare antelope species like red lechwe.
Jeffery and McKeith Safaris have two stunning camp locations: Musekese Camp is situated in a prime area in the heart of Kafue National Park, while NtemwaBusanga Camp is a charming seasonal bush camp on the edge of the vast Busanga Plains.
*Ntemwa-Busanga Camp is open 1st July – 31st October, and is therefore unavailable for early season bookings.
Musekese Camp overlooks a permanent lagoon that acts as a magnet for wildlife. This very special camp offers four thatched chalets with open-air bathrooms, hot bucket showers and flush toilets. The thatched lounge area is a beautiful, social space, the perfect place to relax with new friends and enjoy supper on the deck under the stars.
Ntemwa-Busanga Camp comprises canvas walk in safari tents and a central boma from where you can look out over the shimmering Busanga Plains. Each tent is equipped with a hot water bucket shower and flushing toilet in the en-suite bathroom.
Photography opportunities at Ntemwa-Busanga are fantastic, the beautiful landscape providing the perfect backdrop. Species that one can hope to see include leopard, wildebeest and roan antelope.
The owners Phil Jeffery and Tyrone McKeith are passionate about the Kafue and its wildlife. Having lived and worked in the Kafue for many years, the duo have recently established an important conservation unit for the National Park, a crucial step forward in protecting the Kafue for generations to come.
All activities are flexible, meaning that guests’ itineraries during their stay can be planned in a way that suits them.
Walking safaris depart from camp at 06h00 and usually return around 14h00. Walks usually cover a few miles and are taken at a leisurely pace. A professional guide and a Wildlife Police Officer will accompany you.
Day and Night drive:
Your driving safaris will be in an open-topped 4WD Land Cruiser, and take place in prime game viewing areas.
Conducting your safari from the water is a great way to bird watch. You can also get a great view of animals on the rivers banks. Sundown drinks on the Kafue River will be a memorable part of your trip.
Day 6: Jeffery and McKeith Safaris
Day 7: Jeffery and McKeith Safaris
Day 8: Jeffery and McKeith Safaris
Day 9: Onward transfer from Jeffery and McKeith Safaris
On your ninth day Jeffery and McKeith Safaris will arrange an onward transfer to Lufupa or Busanga Airstrip for your flight to Lusaka.
Terms and conditions
Included: Flights Lusaka-Mfuwe-Lusaka-Lufupa-Lusaka, meet and assist at Lusaka Airport, accommodation, activities, meals, local beverages at Nkonzi Camp and Jeffery and McKeith Camps, transfers, park fees and nightly levies for staying inside the national park, taxes, service charges, laundry.
Excluded: Personal items, gratuities
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. Subject to availability.
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&C’s apply, price based on 2 people sharing. Rates subject to change in the event of increases to Proflight fares and Zambia DNPW National Park Entry Fees