This 7-day itinerary forms part of our Trips with a Purpose collection, and it sees you enjoying every corner of Zambia’s renowned South Luangwa National Park – while actively participating in community projects. For each trip booked, you will also receive a keyring for conservation and know that a portion of your trip spend is going to be used to positively impact communities & wildlife.
This wild and unspoilt safari destination is well-known for being the birthplace of the famous walking safari, as well as being a location brimming with a diverse range of wildlife. Regarded as one of the best wildlife sanctuaries in the world, the park is home to some of the most intense concentration of animals in Africa, thanks to the Luangwa River and its oxbow lagoons. Game drives and walking safaris through this region will see you spotting lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, zebra, vervet monkey, baboon, spotted hyena, giraffe, and wildebeest.
You can’t visit the great South Luangwa without experiencing the famous walking safari. Immersing yourself in the untamed African wilderness and experiencing the bush on foot is an unforgettable adventure that sees you getting up close and personal with nature and the animals who reside in it. From watching wildlife graze and drinking from the Luangwa River and taking in the beautiful sight of Chindeni Hills, to encountering the smaller details of your surrounding environment.
Why Is This a Trip with a Purpose?
- Owner-managed, The Bushcamp Company is committed to the wildlife and people of the South Luangwa. They work closely with the expanding local community and with conservation organisations to develop projects that help conserve precious resources, support education, and generate a sustainable source of income to those who live around the Park. This includes working with Conservation South Luangwa (CSL), as they continue their efforts to protect and save South Luangwa’s wildlife and natural resources. The 'Commit to Clean Water' project drills fresh-water boreholes for the Mfuwe community, and the 'Meal-a-Day' programme provides 2,500 children a day with lunch.
- In South Luangwa, you will have the opportunity to visit local community projects that include a vital water project, school upliftment projects, as well as learn about conservation activities at the NGO, Conservation South Luangwa.