A unique wet-season trip designed especially for birders. This is the time when travel around the South Luangwa Park is mostly by boat and just the occasional muddy track. Other wildlife has largely dispersed around the park, but the birds are there in profusion.
- Relax with a drink as you watch the sunset over the Luangwa River from your treehouse at Chamilandu.
- Enjoy a night safari searching for leopard, bush babies, honey badgers, and porcupines.
- Head out on an early morning walking safari, following the tracks of big game and searching for smaller animals in the bush.
- Explore the majestic Victoria Falls “ Smoke that thunders “
You will be met at Livingstone Airport by the Islands of Siankaba team who will transfer you by vehicle to their Lodge.
The Islands of Siankaba comprises of two densely forested sand Islands on the Zambian side of the Zambezi River. They are located 24 miles upstream from the internationally renowned Victoria Falls and just 30 miles from the magnificent Chobe National Park.
The Islands of Siankaba is a luxurious lodge, exclusively sleeping just twelve guests. The principle guest amenities (dining room, lounge, bar and swimming pool) are located on the larger Islands whilst the six guest chalets are situated on the smaller Islands overlooking the river towards the game reserve on the southern bank. The two Islands are linked by a series of suspension bridges and overhead walkways in the tree canopy.
The uniquely designed chalets are constructed of teak and custom made canvas tenting and are raised well above ground levels in the tree canopy. Private balconies extend over the river. They are linked by a winding over-head walkway, keeping guests safe and protecting the fragile riverine environment.
All chalets are opulently furnished and equipped with en-suite bathrooms, mini bar, ceiling fan, mosquito nets and private safe.
You will be transferred back to Livingstone Airport in time for you flight with a charter company to Mfuwe. This flight goes via Lusaka. On arrival at Mfuwe International Airport you will be met by a Mfuwe Lodge guide who will transfer you to Mfuwe Lodge in an open vehicle which will take approx 45 minutes. Please remember to have your suntan cream, hat and sunglasses at the ready as this journey can be quite hot.
Mfuwe Lodge. Drinks are for your own account and to be paid direct to the Lodge.
Hidden away among huge ebony and fig trees on the banks of one of these beautiful lagoons, Mfuwe Lodge beckons you to participate in an exceptional African experience – the rare opportunity to combine the adventure of a lifetime with standards of luxury, comfort and service totally unexpected in the bush.
Mfuwe Lodge is the place to encounter the freedom and spirit of the real Africa. The Lodge allows the visitor a special glimpse of Africa, as she was – untouched, unspoilt, and unforgettable.
Here exciting wilderness adventures are matched by the enchantment of the lodge, the warm welcome from the staff and the courtesy and efficiency of service. Each of Mfuwe’s luxury chalets is decorated with superb attention to detail and is equipped with everything from a refrigerator to shampoo and mosquito repellent. Each sunken bath has its own private view of the lagoon. What better way to relax and forget the pressures of city life than to soak in the sights and sounds of the African bush?
View the rich wildlife from your own wide deck. Game activity at the lagoon continues day and night as breeding herds in abundance come to quench their thirst. For quieter moments the nature conservation library with its own deck shaded by giant ebony trees, offers a unique collection of antiquarian books and modern reference material.
You will be transferred to and then stay for three nights at one or two of the following Bush camps.
Kuyenda. Kuyenda is a wonderful bush camp situated in a very remote area of the park on the banks of the Manzi River. The accommodation consists of 4 thatched rondavels made entirely of local material – reed, thatch and wood. These rondavels are taken down and rebuilt every year. The chalets are rustic but very comfortable and offer a really authentic bush experience. Large spacious beds, with mosquito netting and colorful covers, an abundance of storage space and all facilities en-suite (shower, toilet and washbasin). The bathroom is open to the stars and you need to order the hot water for the shower in advance thus epitomising what a safari is all about.
The main dining area, sitting room and bar are in a small open fronted thatched structure in the centre of the small camp and this is the nucleus of all activities.
As Kuyenda, like all the camps, is inside the National Park itself, big game action happens on your doorstep. It is a wonderful walking area and activities are tailored to the client’s needs.
Game activities include walking safaris and combination walking and driving.
Chamilandu. Chamilandu offers comfort, class and beauty in one of the Luangwa Valleys prime remote river locations. The decor of the 2-meter high tree house chalets is a tasteful blend of wrought iron and brass.
Open to a 180° vista, the front of each tree house chalet provides the exciting frame for all of Luangwa Valleys wildlife. The four poster double beds enjoy a birds eye view over the waters of the Luangwa River with the magnificent Nchindeni Hills as the backdrop.
A series of seven ox-bow lagoons around Chamilandu yield diverse habitats and attracts abundant wildlife. Specializing in guided walking safaris, The Bush camp Company prides itself on top class guides and offers guests the chance to explore the area around camp on foot.
Catering for all safari tastes the camp offers both morning and evening walks and combinations of day and night game drives. Game activities – walking safaris and limited driving
Chindeni. Chindeni has an altogether different character from the other bush camps. The camp nestles on the apex of a permanent ox bow lagoon, off set by the magnificent Chendeni Hills.
Raised on wooden decking, Chindeni’s 4 en-suite tents provide luxury facilities. Each tent has its own private raised veranda, which make ideal platforms to view the resident big game or to simply enjoy the serenity of the lagoon.
Each tent has 2 queen-sized beds, hot and cold running water, shower, toilet, double vanities and tongue and groove polished wooden flooring.
Chindeni accommodates an optimum of 6 guests but can take 8 guests if all are in one group.
Open dining/lounge and bar area is shaded by ebony’s. From the bar there are steps down to the lagoon side where guests can enjoy an open air dining experience next to the still waters of the lagoon.
Bilimungwe. Bilimungwe is a cool and comfortable camp set beneath magnificent Mahogany trees on the edge of a small plain. The camp consists of 4 reed and thatch chalets with en-suite shower, toilet and double vanities. The rustic dining area and fully stocked bar are constructed on raised decking with views of Bilimungwe’s permanent water hole and abundant game.
Bilimungwe trails camp is nestled in riverine forest along the picturesque banks of the Luangwa River. The camp consists of four reed and thatch chalets with en-suite showers, toilet and double vanities
Each chalet has two queen sized double beds with large mosquito nets and an individual rechargeable lighting system. The rustic dining area and fully stocked bar offer panoramic views of Bilimungwe’s water hole and the abundant resident game that it attracts.
The thatched dining canopy provides a cool and comfortable environment in which to enjoy this idyllic setting. The surrounding forest of evergreen shade trees form a majestic backdrop for those seeking the unique African experience.
You will be transferred to Mfuwe Lodge and then on to the Mfuwe Airport for your connecting flight to Lusaka.