Sacred Combe Safari

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Run by: Wildlife Worldwide

Reference number: 8778

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Staying at three comfortable yet contrasting bush camps while walking in South Luangwa National Park, this small group trip makes the most of the prolific wildlife found along the banks of the Luangwa River.

Journalist and author Simon Barnes and Wildlife Worldwide founder Chris Breen first met in the Luangwa Valley when Chris was Simon's wildlife guide on safari. Their shared experiences from that and other trips they have done together created a close friendship that has ensued ever since. 

After that first safari, Simon subsequently returned to The Valley for a much longer stay, during which he sent regular reports back to The Times, and his first novel, Rogue Lion Stories, is based on his time there. Since then - like Chris, who began his long relationship with wildlife travel in South Luangwa - he has returned at regular intervals.

On this trip, the two join forces to reveal their passion for this area and its wildlife, an experience that is guaranteed to be both illuminating and great fun!

Wildlife Worldwide has secured a 30% discount on Simon's book The Sacred Combe. To claim the discount enter SACRED30 at the checkout on the Bloomsbury website.

Typical itinerary

The full itinerary detail is available on our website.

  1. Day 1: Depart the UK
  2. Days 2-4: Arrive Lusaka & fly to Mfuwe; transfer to Tafika Camp
  3. Days 5-8: Chikoko Trails Camps
  4. Days 9-10: Return to Tafika Camp
  5. Day 11: Depart South Luangwa
  6. Day 12: Arrive UK

You should note: Our 2019 departure will follow a different itinerary to that shown above and will visit both the South and North Luangwa, staying in Tafika, Mwaleshi and Takwela camps. Please contact us for full details.

  • Available*: Sep to Oct
  • Group size: 10
  • Price including flights from/to UK: From £7,375 pp
  • Price excluding international flights: From £6,620 pp
  • Included in the price/package:
    • Return flights between Lusaka and Mfuwe
    • 5 nights at Tafika Camp
    • 2 nights at Chikoko Tree Camp
    • 2 nights at Crocodile River Camp
    • All meals
    • Transfers
    • National park fees
  • Activities available:
    • Boat trip
    • Nature drive
    • Photography
    • Walking


This is a group trip with fixed departure dates. Please refer to our website for further information.

This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website

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