Flatdogs Camp

South Luangwa National Park

Days 1 - 2: South Luangwa National Park

Flatdogs Camp Location Map

Flatdogs Camp is situated in the South Luangwa National Park, one of the last great wildlife wonders of the world. The Park is just over 9,000 square kilometers of pristine wilderness, and has been visited by wildlife enthusiasts from all over the world since its creation as a National Park in 1972. The Luangwa offers a safari experience unmatched by any other destination.

Game drives are taken with a fully-qualified guide in 4x4 Toyota Land Cruisers. Most of the vehicles can carry 9 guests but the camp prefers to limit numbers to 6 per vehicle unless larger groups or families prefer to go out together.

Between 1st June and 31st October each year (and for a few weeks either side, depending on rainfall) the camp is also able to offer walking safaris. Walks usually last for 3 to 4 hours and are commonly taken in the morning when it's cooler.

Flatdogs is also heavily involved with the local life of Mfuwe village, and guests can take an informal trip into the village to get a taste of local life and to see some of the community projects that the camp work on.

The 6 regular chalet rooms are situated in 3 separate buildings. Each chalet building has a downstairs double room with en-suite bathroom and an upstairs twin/triple room with their own bathroom, just downstairs from the bedroom. The 2 rooms in each building are completely separate with their own facilities, but can be joined through the small kitchen area if a family or groups of friends want to book both rooms.

On the banks of the Luangwa, with the best views in camp, are the 7 luxury en-suite safari tents, and there are an additional 3 standard en-suite safari tents nearby (one overlooking the lagoon and 2 looking out onto the river). 

The 2 bedroomed Jackalberry Treehouse is completely separate and private, and built around 3 live African ebony trees with unspoilt views out across a waterhole which is regularly visited by elephant and giraffe. The treehouse is available only during the dry season, from 5th April to 15th November each year.

The tented 2 bedroom Croc Nest has been set on a deck looking onto the banks of the Luangwa River. Guests staying here will also have a private guide and their own safari vehicle so they can plan their activities depending on their particular interests.

Example Details For Flatdogs Camp

Nights: 2 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Chalet
Includes: All meals; 2 shared game viewing activities per day; and transfers to/from Mfuwe Airport are included.

Children under the age of 12 years are not permitted on guided walks.

Please Note: As the animals are wild, it is not possible to guarantee what you will see during your safari.

 
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Flatdogs Camp Location.

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may normally be occupied from 14:00 on the day of arrival and must normally please be vacated by 11:00 on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.

General Information For Guests

Children of any age are welcome.

All rooms have tea/coffee making facilities, safe, fans and mains electricity.

Additionally, Croc's Nest has a fridge, kettle and a radio.

The tree house has a fridge, bar, mains electricity and a hand-held radio used for providing transport to and from the main camp. 

The main area consists of a bar, restaurant and a swimming pool.

There is mobile connectivity and credit cards are accepted.

A babysitting service is also available.

Activities that are available include game drives (day and night), game walks, bird watching, child friendly activities and cultural tours.


Bush Walks / Walking Safaris

Children under the age of 12 years are not permitted on guided walks. A guided walk can last a couple of hours and involve walking over uneven terrain that may contain dangerous wildlife in potentially high temperatures. Guests may need to move quickly and for a sustained period through rough bush terrain if instructed to do so by their guide.

Regardless of age, the final decision on whether a guest can join a guided walk remains with the guide and camp manager.

Nkonzi Camp

South Luangwa National Park

Days 3 - 6: South Luangwa National Park

Nkonzi Camp Location Map

Nkonzi Camp is a beautiful rustic bush camp set deep inside the South Luangwa National Park. The camp is a 45 minute drive from the South Luangwa main gate, set beside the dry Mushilashi River. Surrounded by pristine indigenous woodland and grassy plains, Nkonzi Camp is the perfect location for game viewing activities, and is ideally positioned for stargazing with zero light pollution and panoramic views of the breathtaking African night sky and the milky way that have to be seen to be believed.

Guests eat meals together in a shady grove of mature trees, and the small honesty bar serves beer, soft drinks and selected spirits.

Walking safaris are a speciality here - the all day expeditions begin and end at camp, starting early in the morning and returning in the evening. Unique bush breakfasts, cooked over an open fire in the morning light, are a true highlight of your stay here. The experience of tracking wild animals on foot is a memory that will stay with you forever.

Game drives (both day and night) are also an option, heading in any direction north, east, south or west into untouched wildlife habitats.

The camp has 4 tents and sleeps a maximum of 8 people, ensuring you always receive a personalised safari experience. The comfortable walk-in safari tents, each have an en-suite bathroom, wooden framed beds with white cotton bed linen, canvas safari seats and solar lighting. There is a small seating area and storage for all your belongings as well, and each tent has either a double bed or twin bed depending on guest numbers.

The en-suite bathroom has a hot bucket shower with plenty of water, mixed to the temperature you prefer by the attentive staff. Being so deep inside the National Park means the camp is not connected to mains electricity, and therefore relies on solar powered lamps - there is also a small solar charging unit for camera batteries so you don't have to worry about not being able to take any photos during your stay here!

The camp is seasonal, and is only open from 1st June until 31st October each year.

Example Details For Nkonzi Camp

Nights: 4 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x 4 Night Trip (Departing Mondays)
Includes: All meals (including a complementary glass of wine with dinner); transfers to/from Mfuwe Airport; a laundry service; and all game viewing activites (day and night) are included. Please note: Rates do not include drinks.

Please Note: As the animals are wild, it is not possible to guarantee what you will see during your safari.

 
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Nkonzi Camp Location.

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may normally be occupied from 14:00 on the day of arrival, and must normally please be vacated by 11:00 on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.

General Information For Guests

The camp has 4 tents and sleeps a maximum of 8 people.

The tents all have en-suite bathrooms.

As remote and unspoiled as Nkonzi Camp is, the camp is also very accessible. South Luangwa main gate is a 45 minute drive, and Mfuwe International Airport is approximately 90 minutes from camp.

Being so deep inside the National Park means the camp is not connected to mains electricity. The camp relies on solar powered lamps and candles.

There is no mobile phone signal in camp or internet connectivity.

There is also a permanent on-site management team.

Chongwe River Camp

Lower Zambezi National Park

Days 7 - 8: Lower Zambezi National Park

Chongwe River Camp Location Map

Chongwe River Camp is a tented camp, which is situated on the river bank where the Chongwe and Zambezi rivers meet. Across the Chongwe River is the Lower Zambezi National Park, which offers a pristine wilderness with a wide variety of terrain,and is one of Southern Africa's premier destinations for game viewing.

The Lower Zambezi National Park covers an area of 4,092 square kilometers, and the floodplains, grasslands and tall forests support fantastic game densities. Enormous herds of elephant, some up to 100 strong, are often seen at the river's edge, and pods of hippo rest in the water. 'Island hopping' buffalo and waterbuck are common. Impala are everywhere and kudu, eland, zebra and wildebeest are frequently seen. The sandy river banks are home to iridescent carmine bee-eater colonies while kingfishers and African skimmers flit above the waters. Predators include leopard, large prides of lion and packs of wild dog.

Chongwe River Camp has 8 tented chalets, each with en-suite facilities and a private verandah overlooking the river. There is also the Aldiba Suite, which is made up of 2 deluxe rooms with a lounge/dining area and pool shared between the 2 rooms, making this ideal for families or small groups who want more privacy. In addition, the Cassia Suite is a private luxury tented suite consisting of a canopied lounge and dining area with private plunge pool and fire pit and huge octagonal bedroom - perfect for honeymooners or romantic couples.

The main camp has a rustic bar and meals are served outside either on the banks of the Chongwe River, or in the bush overlooking the Zambezi River.

Example Details For Chongwe River Camp

Nights: 2 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Safari Tent
Includes: Park fees; Conservation Levy; all meals; transfers to and from Royal Airstrip; all game viewing activities; local drinks and house wines; and a laundry service are included.

Children under the age of 12 years are not permitted on walking safaris.

Please Note: As the animals are wild, it is not possible to guarantee what you will see during your safari.

 
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Chongwe River Camp Location.

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may normally be occupied from 14:00 on the day of arrival and must normally please be vacated by 11:00 on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.

General Information For Guests

Children aged 7 years and above are welcome. Only children over the age of 12 may participate in bush walks and Zambezi canoe safaris at the guide's discretion.

The Standard Tents have a large outdoor bathroom with hot and cold running water, shower, toilet, vanity unit and dressing area with a wardrobe and full-length mirror, and a private verandah, room safe and fan.

The Albida suite is a luxurious self-contained colonial-style tented suite which sleeps 4 guests in 2 spacious, octagonal bedrooms set on either side of a private dining room and lounge area with its own bar fridge, plunge pool and fire pit. It is ideal for families or friends travelling together.

The Cassia Suite is ideal for guests wanting exclusivity and privacy and is the quintessential romantic setting for honeymoon couples.

Guests staying in the Albida or Cassia Suites have the option of dining privately or are more than welcome to join other guests for meals at the main camp.

The main lodge consists of the dining area, a lounge, bar and a swimming pool. There is limited Wi-Fi in the main area.

Activities include day and night game drives, walking safaris, canoeing, fishing, cultural village visits and boat cruises.

There is no mobile/cell phone connectivity.

Credit cards are accepted.


Bush Walks / Walking Safaris

Children under the age of 12 years are not permitted on walking safaris. The final decision on whether a guest can join a walking safari remains with the guide and camp manager.

Avani Victoria Falls Resort

Victoria Falls - Zambia

Days 9 - 10: Victoria Falls - Zambia

Avani Victoria Falls Resort Location Map

Avani Victoria Falls Resort (formerly the Zambezi Sun) is situated on the fringes of the Zambezi River in the 46 hectare Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Wildlife Park, overlooking the magnificent Victoria Falls. The resort’s biggest draw is its impressive location, just a 5 minute stroll from the Falls, with all guests enjoying free unlimited access to this famous attraction – ranked as one of the Seven Natural Wonders and the world’s largest waterfall.

Avani Victoria Falls stands apart for its natural beauty and vibrant local style. The 46 hectare grounds attract zebras, giraffes, impalas and monkeys. Guests can stroll around the gardens for a wild nature walk, go bird watching, investigate the herb and vegetable garden, or see the worm farm and compost project in action.

Familes are most welcome and there are activities especially designed to keep children entertained, including the Happy Hippo Club.

The restaurant atmosphere is relaxed and casual and provides an extremely enjoyable buffet experience.

The 212 room hotel features adobe-style architecture, bright mosaics and is characterised by ethnic wall stencils, timber and plaster ceilings.

It is constructed in a series of 8 buildings, consisting of the guest rooms, a central pavilion of restaurants and a fabulous convention centre.

The huge free-form swimming pool meanders round a pavilion restaurant and an outdoor bandstand and dance floor. The pool deck is also the scene of more formal occasions such as cocktail receptions and alfresco dining.

Example Details For Avani Victoria Falls Resort

Nights: 2 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Standard Room
Includes: Breakfast is included.
 
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Avani Victoria Falls Resort Location.

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may be occupied from 14:00 on the day of arrival and must please be vacated by 11:00 on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.

General Information For Guests

Children of any age are welcome.

All rooms have air conditioning, tea/coffee making facilities, complementary Wi-Fi, safe, hairdryer, telephone, satellite TV, insect repellent and a fridge. 

In addition, the superior rooms and suites have a stocked mini bar, evening turndown and exclusive access to the resort gym.

The resort has a restaurant, bar, swimming pool, gym, internet access, disability services, and an activity/travel desk.

There is a spa which offers a range of essential beauty and health treatments (additional cost).

Foreign exchange, ATM and credit card services are also available.

The resort is a 5 minute walk to Victoria Falls.

Activities on site and nearby include game drives, river cruises, horse riding, bird watching, child friendly activities and cultural/historical tours (additional cost).

Adrenaline activities available include bungee jumping, whitewater rafting, the gorge swing, highwire, fishing and helicopter rides (additional cost).

A laundry service is available (additional cost).

Babysitting services can be arranged (additional cost).