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Enjoy one of Africa’s finest wilderness through the great variety of activities on offer.

Thornicroft South Luangwa- is one of the closest camps to the South Luangwa National Park and is in close proximity to the Nsefu sector and neighboring Game Reserves. Whether you decide to go on a safari excursion or stay at the camp, you are sure to experience a taste of the African Wild. All of our safari activities are led by fully qualified guides who are attentive and very well informed.

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    South Luangwa is synonymous with walking safaris, infact, this sizable national park is the birthplace of one of the most thrilling ways to see big game in the wild. Leaving the 4x4 game-drive vehicle at camp, you set out on foot with your guide and an armed national park ranger to walk among elephants, antelope, zebra and even the occasional predator, always maintaining a safe and respectful distance from these magnificent animals.

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    Explore some of the best birding in the world. With over 400 recorded species, birdwatching in South Luangwa is exceptional. The end of the dry season brings hundreds of water birds to the Luangwa River, from yellow billed storks to ponderous pelicans, striking saddle billed storks, stately goliath heron and elegant crowned cranes

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    We offer Game drives to see species like Puku, Thornicraft’s Giraffe, Crewshay’s Zebra and Coke’s Hartebeest. Encounter a Big Cat sighting or enjoy a Sundowner overlooking the Luangwa or its plains. Enjoy an early morning drive where you could possibly catch a kill, or an evening drive to spot some Leopard and night life.

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    An adventurous day in the Nsefu Sector of the South Luangwa National Park. A meandering few hours game drive from the main RPS base at Nkwali. This park is one of the richest parts of Zambia hosting a variety of species such as the Eland and Wilderbeest that are not usually found in the South Luangwa NP. A trip to Nsefu is congestion free, boasting a visit to the Hot springs, stork colony breeding location or a chance at seeing some of the biggest cats in Africa.

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    Take your family on a safari trip, so you know how to plan a vacation to Africa that is unforgettable for all the right reasons. Our favourite kid friendly safaris combine classic game viewing with family bush lunches/ dinners. Enlighten your childrens knowledge by exploring the creatures made famous by a dozen Disney movies, from lion and elephant, to giraffe and hippo. We believe in family travel that is safe, professionally managed and tailored to your family’s unique preferences.

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    A visit to the local village is a great way to experience true Zambian culture. Our guides will take you through a tour of the Mfuwe Local market, craftsmans market, Tribal Textiles, Mulberry Mongoose, the local village, clinic and School. During this excursion, you will interact with the locals and experience their hospitality.

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    Looking for an authentic African experience that combines the excitement of a bicycle tour with the cultural inclusion of visiting traditional African villages? Our Safari Bicycle Tours offer the perfect blend of adventure and education. Interact with local villagers, explore the local markets, arts & crafts and local , all while keeping an eye out for the possibility of wildlife along the way.

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    Whether you're lounging by the pool, challenging your friends to a game of table tennis or embarking on a foot trail to the Lagoon, there is always something to do in South Luangwa. The Lodge offers the perfect blend of relaxation and adventure, with the added thrill of observing majestic elephants that often roam around the property or wallowing Hippos in the River by the deck. Our expert guides will provide fascinating insights into the behavior and habits of these gentle giants, allowing you to observe them up close and personal while ensuring your safety.

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    Our Kids play area provides a safe and supervised environment for children to enjoy educational activities such as board games, coloring books, and animal-themed toys as well as the slides, rocking animals and village house for fun and games. We also offer tailor made educational tours for schools that teach children about conservation and sustainability through our Kids Cadet Program.


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