Luangwa Valley Zambia

7 Nights

Green Season Birding Safari

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The green season months are the most exciting for birding in Zambia. The migrants are present and many local birds are in full breeding plumage and are singing. Over 400 species of birds have been recorded in South Luangwa National Park and some of the highlights include Western Banded Snake Eagle, Lilian's Lovebird, Collared Palm Thrush and the stunning Fire-crowned Bishop in its summer finery.

In addition to the regular game drives birding guests will also venture out on foot specifically listening for bird calls. There will be an emphasis on exploring the wide variety of different habitats to be found in the Luangwa Valley.

As well as mixed riverine woodland with its lagoons and backwaters we will visit mopane forests home to species like the Arnot's Chat and Racket-Tailed Roller which will not be seen elsewhere. One day will be spent driving across the Park to the Mchinga Escarpment (weather and roads allowing!). We will drive through brachystegia and other woodlands until we reach the escarpment to look for Pale-Billed Hornbills and other very rare Luangwa sightings.

With our unequalled knowledge of Luangwa's birdlife there will be the opportunity for guests not only to see many new species but also to learn a lot about the physiology, behaviour and distribution of birds.

Choose from family Kapani Lodge or luxury Chinzombo for this adventure.

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Available Dates

Nov
7
May
14
  • Day 1

    Arrive Chinzombo OR Kapani Lodge

    Meet our representative in Lusaka Airport where you will be escorted to your connecting flight to Mfuwe, your gateway to the South Luangwa National Park. This flight takes just over an hour. On arrival at Mfuwe Airport, you will be transported to either Chinzombo or Kapani, where you can settle into your chalet. This afternoon after an excellent afternoon tea, you will participate in your first game viewing activity, exploring the surrounding area on the back of a 4X4 vehicle with an expert birding guide.

  • Days 2 - 7

    Chinzombo OR Kapani Lodge

    Over the course of the week there is the opportunity to go on an all day drive, allowing you the chance to explore deeply into the Park. Taking a picnic lunch with you, lunch can be set up in the shade of a gorgeous old tree, with the sounds of the bush and the birds a symphony in the background. On other days, you will set off early to catch the morning light and enjoy afternoon/evening drives where you’ll get to see magnificent skyscapes and sunsets, a wealth of migratory birds, lions and leopards on the hunt and occasional dramatic tropical downpours.

  • Day 8

    Departure

    This morning you will enjoy one final hearty breakfast at your camp, and then make your way to Mfuwe Airport for your domestic flight back to Lusaka.

Peak Season

July - October

Kapani


Double / Twin

Secret Season

Jan - May | Nov - Dec

Chinzombo


Double / Twin

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  • Inclusions: Accommodation, meals, standard bar drinks, transfers to and from Mfuwe airport, inter-camp transfers, game-viewing activities and laundry.
  • Park Fees/LCCF & Flights: are subject to change