Cheap South Luangwa Safari
5 day cheap South Luangwa safari in Zambia starts and ends in Chipata. At a supplement, you can be picked from Lilongwe in Malawi. This cheap African safari in Zambia goes to South Luangwa National Park. You’ll stay in budget lodges in the 5 day cheap South Luangwa safari. The focus of the 5 day cheap South Luangwa safari is wildlife. You’ll also enjoy great scenery of the South Luangwa Valley. This safari is recommended for those backpacking in Zambia.
Day 1: Chipata – South Luangwa National Park
You will be met on arrival in Chipata or from your budget hotel in Chipata. This is by our Zambia safari representative. You will be briefed on this 5 day cheap South Luangwa safari. This is to be followed by a drive to South Luangwa National Park. This drive will take you to a Zambia safari lodge arriving in time for lunch. The lodge is located right on the South Luangwa National Park boundary. You’ll have a stop as you drive to South Luangwa National Park. The stop en route will be at ‘Rock View’. From here one is able to have a great view of the Luangwa valley. You’ll also learn about the medicinal plants that the residents of the valley. You’ll be welcomed with a glass of complimentary welcome drink on arrival at the lodge. The afternoon will be spent at leisure in your lodge. It will be to enable you recover from the trip. You have an option of having a nature walk around. This is to admire the beauty of your surrounding environment. In the evening you’ll be served delicious dinner from the comfort of your lodge. Overnight will be at your Zambia budget safari lodge booked on full board.
Day 2 – 4: South Luangwa National Park
Your 5 day cheap South Luangwa safari starts with early wake up. This is to be followed by a delicious breakfast. You will then venture into a drive through the park. You will be driving to Bush Camp, your next destination. Here you’ll settle into your comfortable thatched chalet. You may take a walk down to the camp’s waterhole. Here you’ll find congregation of wildlife like antelope, insects and birds.
After lunch, your cheap South Luangwa safari heads out into the South Luangwa National Park. Today you’ll explore the depths of the wilderness on a game drive. You may also tread along the contours during a guided walking safari. Seasonal boating is available from the end of December to April. Explore the water channels and bird life that adorn the lagoons. This is as your cheap South Luangwa safari paddles a way around. Your guide will provide an in-depth description of the fauna and flora. Educational and interactive activities include village tours. You may also visit the Wildlife Education Centre. Here you’ll learn more about the South Luangwa Valley and its wildlife. A tour to the nearby Kawaza Village will return you with new cultural insights. You can also get souvenirs of tribal textiles. Night drives venture out after tea time and return before dinner. You’ll be equipped with spotlight operated by your guide. The safari vehicle’s headlights will also provide light on this excursion. It is sure to be an exhilarating experience. You’ll spot the sparkling eyes of a bush baby. You may also watch as a lioness breaks away from the pride. This is to pursue her prey in the dark of the night. Your years should be open to the hooting of the owl. You’ll head back to a dinner table adorned with a freshly prepared meal. Dinning is indoors or alfresco. You may enjoy post-dinner drinks around a campfire.
Day 5: South Luangwa – Chipata
This is the last day of your 5 day cheap South Luangwa safari in Zambia. You will wake up to an early breakfast at the lodge. Your 5 day cheap South Luangwa safari in Zambia then takes a drive to Chipata. You’ll make a stopover along the way to visit the Tribal Textiles. Tribal Textiles was set up for the local people in 1991. This is where they sell their handmade African textiles. Your 5 day cheap South Luangwa safari in Zambia proceeds to Chipata. You’ll be dropped off at a designated point or at your budget Chipata hotel.