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Safari Gallery

"If there was one more thing I could do,  it would be to go on Safari once again"
Karen Blixen (author of the book, "Out of Africa")

EXCEPTIONAL SAFARI EXPERIENCES

Enjoy some 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 also in close proximity to the Nsefu sector. Whether you decide to go on a safari excursion or just stay at the camp, you are sure to experience a sighting. All our safari activities are lead by fully qualified guides who are attentive to your needs

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    WALKING SAFARI

    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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    BIRDING  SAFARI

    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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    4X4 GAME DRIVES

    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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    A DAY AT THE NSEFU SECTOR

    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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    FAMILY SAFARI

    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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    ZAMBIAN VILLAGE TOUR

    A visit to the local village and experience true Zambian culture, visit Tribal Textiles and get a chance to appreciate the local art or visit the banana paper plant.