Wildlife Camp’s morning driving safaris start at 6:00 (just after a light breakfast for our full-board clients) and return to camp at about 10:15. Safaris are conducted in comfortable open vehicles to let you truly appreciate the bush. Morning safaris are usually the perfect way to see and photograph Zambia’s big mammals – elephants, zebra, giraffe and buffalo are common and antelopes such as impala, puku and kudu fill in the gaps. Birding in South Luangwa National Park is spectacular, and the valley floor hosts trees older than 1000 years old.
Our night drives leave camp at 16.00hrs and return around 20.15hrs, just in time for a late three course dinner for our full-board clients. After enjoying the late afternoon light, you will stop for sundowners. Once refreshed, you will continue to search by spotlight for nocturnal animals. As soon as the sun goes down, a different set of animals appear. Large spotted genets and African civets are always a highlight, and the birders will be glad to hear that the South Luangwa National Park has an impressive Pel’s Fishing Owl population. The park is famous throughout Africa for its excellent leopard sightings, and even though none of these animals can be guaranteed, it is sometimes enough just knowing that they are around.
Wildlife Camp’s walking safaris operate during the dry season, June through October, and are a completely different way of experiencing Mother Nature. Walking quietly through the veld, you can explore close up the fascinating insect and plant world. You’ll experience that giraffe suddenly seem taller than when you last viewed them from a safari vehicle. What is meant by the ‘little five’? Which animal does that footprint belong to? Why are the monkeys taking apart that big pile of droppings?
Besides our safaris into the South Luangwa National Park, Wildlife Camp is happy to offer Kawaza village tours for you to get a full understanding of the beauty and dynamics of Zambia.
Our village tours offer you a truly authentic Zambian experience, where you can see how people live in the “real Africa”. Overnight options in the Kawaza Village cannot be arranged through Wildlife Camp.