Mophy's budget safari tours
South Luangwa Backpacker Special: 5 Day Safari
our cheapest safari option designed specially for backapckers!
Day one: You will be collected from either Lilongwe or Chipata and transferred to the lodge located right on the South Luangwa National Park boundary. On route we will stop off at 'Rock View', where you can have a great view of the Luangwa valley and learn about the plants that the residents of the valley use as medicine! On arrival you will be greeted with a complimentary welcome drink. The rest of the afternoon is for you to recover from the trip and take in the beautiful nature around you before the evening meal is served.
Days two, three and four: Over the next 3 days you will have a total of four game drives lasting approximately 4 hours each. Morning game drives begin at 06:00 and are preceded by a light breakfast. After lunch has been served the evening/night drive begins at 16:00. Evening/night drives are a real highlight of the South Luangwa National Park as it is one of the few parks in Africa where they are on offer! After it gets dark we switch on powerful spotlights in search of nocturnal animals including the elusive leopard! After returning from the evening drive dinner will be served.
Day five: Following breakfast we head back to either Chipata or Lilongwe, with a stop off on the way to visit Tribal Textiles. Tribal Textiles was set up in 1991 for local people to sell their hand made African textiles.
This is the cheapest 5 day safari to South Luagwa that you will find costing just $420 per person* from Chipata (Zambia) or $425 per person** from Lilongwe (Malawi)!
Included in this safari option is: All transport to and from the park (from either Chipata or Lilongwe), 2 game drives, accomodation in a shared dorm or tent for 4 nights, all food, tea, coffee and juice.
Not Included in the safari option is: Park entry fee's ($25 per person for non-residents for 24 hours), drinks from the bar and any extras you wish to purchase.
*all prices from Chipata (Zambia) are based on 2 people sharing
*all prices from Lilongwe (Malawi) are based on 4 people sharing
*Since 2012 the Zambian Kwacha is the only legally accepted currency in Zambia