Dewclaw Eco Tours & Safaris  Eco-Social Tourism Initiative


8 Nights South Luangwa Bushcamp Safari – Flatdogs Camp & Nkonzi Bushcamp


Day 1 You will be met at Mfuwe airport by one of our safari guides and
transferred by road to camp (+/- 30 minutes)

Day 1-5 FLATDOGS CAMP– 4nights
The luxury ensuite safari tents offer you a back to nature taste of the wild, with large windows all around the tent so you can see and hear the animals feeding in camp as well as the hippopotamus honking to each other in the river in front of you! The tents are spacious with king or twin beds, large mosquito net, electric lights and plug sockets for re-charging batteries (UK style plug sockets). There is also a room safe and tea and coffee-making facilities. The luxury tents have semi open ensuite bathrooms with hot shower, WC and basin.
If you are arriving early or on the lunchtime flight, there is time to settle into camp and have some lunch before your first afternoon safari. In the afternoons, we meet for tea at 15h30, so you can meet your guide and discuss your interests with him before you head into the park at around 16h00, ready to explore this magnificent wilderness. Our guides take huge pride in their work, being able to identify numerous alarm calls and to track animals and try to anticipate their next move so as to position you for the best sightings.

As the sun starts to dip towards the horizon, your guide will aim to find a good spot to stop so you can stretch your legs and watch the sun set with a cold drink in hand… Then, once it’s nearly dark, you will carry on game-viewing with a spotlight, searching for some of our interesting nocturnal residents, like the leopard, lion, porcupine, civet, genet, owls and hyaena. You will return to camp just after 20h00 when the Park closes, in time for dinner and to relive your sightings with us!

In the mornings, it’s an early start so you can make the most of the light and when the animals are at their most active. We offer you an early breakfast of toast and cereal, tea and coffee at 05h30 before you head out at 06h00 on a morning safari, exploring the park, taking the sightings as they come, with your guide detailing all you are seeing and adding interesting observations drawn from his years of experience in the Park. You will head back to camp at around 10h00, in time for breakfast or a brunch/lunch type meal – whichever you prefer? Then there is time to relax during the heat of the day, enjoying a dip in the pool perhaps or a siesta after your early start? The Luangwa is well known for its walking safaris, an unforgettable way to experience the Park, so if you would like to walk instead of drive, please let us know so we can organize this for you.

If you are interested in village life in rural Zambia, we can also happily organize a visit to the nearby Mfuwe village, including our anti-poaching base and some of the local community projects, including schools, we are supporting in this area. The safari package includes your accommodation in a luxury ensuite safari tent, all meals, two game-viewing activities per day, National Park Entry fees, LCCF (Luangwa Conservation & Community Fund fee), laundry and return airport and other transfers. Not included are drinks apart from tea and coffee or items of a personal nature like shop purchases and internet use.

Day 5 You will be collected from camp and transferred to your bushcamp inside the National Park.

Day 5-9 NKONZI BUSHCAMP – 4 nights
This lovely little tented bushcamp inside the National Park only sleeps a maximum of eight guests. The camp is run by Gavin Opie, who is a very experienced safari guide and has a wide range of interests which he is keen to share with you while on safari. Nkonzi is a classic old style tented camp, built in the spirit of the South Luangwa’s early explorers but able to take advantage of some of the modern day inventions. The camp has a minimal carbon footprint and uses solar energy to heat the water and for lighting and they use eco-briquets for their campfires. Nkonzi offer a variety of very high-value safari activities. Walking safaris are a speciality; the experience of tracking wild animals on foot in the heart of the National Park is a memory that will stay with you forever. During your stay, you will be able to enjoy an all-day expedition from 06:00-20:00, the length of the day depending on you and the other guests, which gives your guide the opportunity to share all of his insider knowledge about the South Luangwa with you. Nkonzi has a warm and welcoming atmosphere with a full flavor of the real Africa. All meals, local drinks & house wine, safari activities, Park fees and transfers are included.

Day 9 You will be transferred back to Mfuwe airport in time for your onward flight.

End services Mfuwe airport

This includes return airport transfers from and back to Mfuwe airport, accommodation at both camps on full board basis, local drinks while at Nkonzi Camp, all safari activities and Park Entry and Conservation fees*. Not included are Tourist entry visa fees for Zambia (US$50 per person payable on arrival in Zambia), drinks while at Flatdogs Camp, or items of a personal nature like shop purchases or gratuities.