An old-school luxury Zambian safari adventure in owner-run camps

This itinerary gets back to basics, embracing the simplicity of an old-school safari, and the belief that no one is more passionate about a camp than its owners.

Begin your adventure in Kafue National Park where camp owners Phil Jeffery & Tyrone McKeith personally guide guests on safari through the landscapes surrounding Paradise Plains. Then, soak in the majesty of the Lower Zambezi over four nights on the ultimate camp-out experience: Tusk & Mane's Chula Island Camp, where you'll enjoy game drives, canoeing, boat safaris, fishing, and walking alongside owners Kyle Branch or Luke Evans. Conclude your trip at Tafika Camp in South Luangwa with a splash of polish (Zambian style), where a meal with your feet in the cooling waters of the Luangwa River watching elephant drink hits the perfect note of luxury and adventure.

Back to Nature Wilderness Adventure: 11 Days/10 Nights

DAYS 1, 2, & 3:

Fly Lusaka to Lufupa Airstrip, Musekese Camp

DAYS 4, 5, 6, & 7:

Fly to Lusaka and then Lower Zambezi National Park, Tusk & Mane Chula Island Camp

DAYS 8, 9 & 10:

Fly to South Luangwa National Park, Tafika Camp

DAY 10:P

Return to Lusaka for your international flight home or onward safari adventure

Back to Nature Wilderness Adventure trip highlights

  • This 11-day itinerary begins in Lusaka, Zambia, from where you’ll take an onward light aircraft flight into Kafue National Park, one of the largest in the whole of Africa. Meet Musekese's owners (and guides!) on arrival and explore this pristine part of Zambia on day and night game drives, boat safaris, and walking safaris. Watch wildlife like impala and zebra from the breakfast table overlooking the Paradise Plains in front of camp before heading out for the lion and leopard along the Lafupa River.
  • Fly to Lusaka and then into the Lower Zambezi National Park to continue your luxury safari with four nights at Chula Island Camp, hosted by Tusk & Mane owner-guides. Camp life revolves around walking, boating, and canoeing as the primary means for up-close wildlife viewing. Soak in sunsets along the water and an endless parade of elephants through camp.
  • Fly to Tafika Camp for your final three nights on safari in "The Valley of the Leopard," South Luangwa National Park. On game drives and walking safaris, head out in search of leopard, lion, wild dog, Thornicroft's giraffe, hyena, and more.
  • Return to Lusaka for your international flight home, or the next leg of your luxury Africa safari.


$10,750 - $12,700 per person sharing in 2024

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Spend a final night in Lusaka at the end of your journey or continue on to Victoria Falls where adrenaline activities and the roar of the Falls awaits.

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