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Lower Zambezi & South Luangwa

The Cumings family is to Lower Zambezi what the Carrs are to Luangwa: bush dynasties whose passion for their environment has extended far beyond their own livelihoods into conservation and community outreach - The Sunday Telegraph

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Located on the Zimbabwean border in the southern reaches of Zambia, the Lower Zambezi region is best known as the home to the Lower Zambezi National Park which features exceptional, undeveloped wildlife areas. It is renowned for its abundant game and a variety of different wildlife can be spotted such as hippos, buffalo, crocodiles, fish eagles and herds of elephants.


The landscape features rugged unspoilt wilderness made up of vast floodplains scattered with indigenous woodlands. Visitors can look forward to an array of wonderful activities along the Zambezi including game drives, walking safaris, canoe trips and excellent tiger fishing.


Zambia holds one of Southern Africa’s greatest unspoiled wilderness areas, 9,050 sq km of grasslands, oxbow lagoons and riverine forests.

The South Luangwa National Park, also known as valley of the Leopards is home to one of the highest concentrations of game anywhere in the world and is one of the few places in Africa to allow night game drives and walking safaris.

The park is often described as Zambia’s premier safari destination, foremost for the variety of species seen when visiting and the pristine woodland and riverine vegetation plays host to over 60 mammal and 400 bird species.

South Luangwa is the most impressive of National Parks, with incredible wildlife populations and continually enthralling sightings. Not only is it home to unique species such as wild dog, it also offers visitors the chance to experience big game such as lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, hippo, zebra and of course the Thornicroft Giraffe.

​The night drives take the wildlife opportunities up a level. Not only for the chance of seeing a pack of lions or leopard but for the many interesting animals that only come to life at night. Genets, civets, servals, hyenas, and bushbabies, nightjars and the grass-mowing hippos.

Flitestar Kosi Forest Lodge Walking Safa

One of Africa's premier and most renowned safari camps. On the banks of the Zambezi River, under the largest grove of Mahogany trees on the Lower Zambezi, the multi-award winning "Best in Africa" Chiawa Camp holds the prime position in the heart of Zambia’s Lower Zambezi National Park. A stunning thatched lounge/bar area with an upstairs viewing deck provides one of the best views of the Zambezi.

Indulge in attentive yet unpretentious, personalised service, fabulous cuisine and fantastic "tents" with spectacular views of the Zambezi and its resident wildlife. This family owned and operated camp, the pioneer of tourism in the Lower Zambezi NP, offers unusually varied activities with a choice of game drives, walking, canoeing, boating and angling in the company of Africa's finest guides.

There is also plenty to do and wildlife to see if you just wish to relax in camp with two viewing platforms, two viewing hides, a beautiful pool and sundeck overlooking the Zambezi and for the more energetic, a well equipped functional fitness shack.

Winner - BEST IN AFRICA - Safari Property; Guiding Team;

Winner - BEST IN ZAMBIA - Cuisine; Guiding Team, Location; Romance, Family Safari; Ecologically Responsible


Puku Ridge Camp, named after the Puku antelope that graze the floodplains in its view, is perched on a ridge in a remote part of the South Luangwa National Park at one of its most beautiful locations. The camp was rebuilt completely in 2019 in an African canvas/chic style that blends in completely with its gorgeous environment. This is a luxury camp with every comfort yet is intimate and friendly with just eight tents, offering the authentic safari experience that many people long for.

The Park is abundant with elephants, giraffes, leopards, lions, wild dogs, buffalos, zebras and various antelope species – many of which will be easily spotted as you lounge on your balcony or eat dinner. This stunning area can also be explored on foot with park rangers and tracking guides, and at night offering a chance to see some of the more elusive animals, such as leopards, genets, and honey badgers. Sunset is a perfect time to enjoy a cocktail in the bush, or on the banks of the Luangwa River in the company of one of Africa's largest hippo populations.

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