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2023 – South Luangwa Wildlife Photography Holiday

September 9, 2023 - September 22, 2023

£9999
A group of elephants preparing to cross a river photographed at the lodges bushcamps used during the Natureslens South Luangwa Wildlife Photography Holiday
  • Wildlife of South Luangwa

    By Lodge & Bushcamp

    Join Pui Hang Miles, one of the co-founders of NaturesLens, in Zambia for this 13-night photography trip to South Luangwa.

    Our small group will travel through the South Luangwa National Park, taking photo opportunities with the wildlife of the area, & staying in both the main Mwufe lodge & 3 exclusive Bush-camps.

    9th - 22nd September 2023

    £9999 per participant

    Group size: 5 - 6 participants - fully booked.

    Bookings closed: Fully booked.

    Fully booked

    Wildlife of South Luangwa By Lodge & Bushcamp - £9999 per participant

    When
    9th - 22nd September 2023
    Cost
    £9999 per participant
    Availability
    fully booked
  • Join Pui Hang in the South Luangwa National Park. Over 60 different species of mammal call this National Park their home, drawn by the diverse range of habitats from sandy seasonal river courses to the mineral-rich alluvial floodplains that stretch out to distant blue hills. Predators such as lion, leopard & wild dog stalk the smaller game, whilst primates such as yellow baboons & vervet monkeys swing through the trees. Down on the river, huge densities of elephant, hippo & crocodile enjoy the cool waters.
    It is exactly this environment that we are inviting you to join Pui Hang in for a fantastic trip that will blow your mind & fill your photographic portfolio.
    Join NaturesLens to capture images of stunning wildlife of South Luangwa, in Zambia, during the South Luangwa Wildlife photography holiday. This photography holiday is of 13 night/14 day duration on a Full Board with Drinks Included, Shared basis & costs £9999 per participant.
    From the moment you enter the South Luangwa National Park, elephants, baboons & vervet monkeys seem to be everywhere. Antelopes, zebra & other plains game congregate on the open floodplains & grasslands along the River & its numerous tributaries that course through the Park. Large herds of buffalo roam the park, the impala is ubiquitous, the puku rarely seen outside Zambia is almost as common & there are plenty of waterbucks & bushbucks too. The endemic Thornicroft’s giraffe is indigenous to the park, as are Crawshay’s zebra & Cookson’s Wildebeest.
    The South Luangwa has become one of the best places in Africa to see wild dogs, with numerous resident packs requiring large traversing areas to hunt. Night drives are renowned for sighting lion on the hunt & leopard (the density of leopards is among the highest in the world). Even rarely seen nocturnal animals like the honey badger, porcupine & civet, are often seen by spotlight.
    Birdwatching is superb in the Luangwa Valley; with over 400 species of birds such as Carmine Bee-eaters, Malachite Kingfishers, Lilac-breasted Rollers, Bateleur Eagles, Saddle-billed Storks, Crowned Cranes, Pel’s Fishing Owls & Fish Eagle.
    In this remote setting, free from other vehicles, sightings of leopard, elephant, hippo, lion & wild dog are not just rare experiences, but commonplace.

    Throughout the trip, you will stay in secluded, intimate camps that are listed in National Geographic’s Unique Lodges of the World, set in glorious surroundings & can accommodate a maximum of just eight guests. Together with the warmest of hospitality, sumptuous meals & first-class guides, these carefully selected bush-camps are the perfect gateway for photographers wishing to explore the spectacular wildlife of the South Luangwa.

    Accommodation for this trip is on a shared room, full-board basis but single supplement is available at a cost. At the bush-camps, drinks are included & there is even a free laundry service.
    During our 2 week tour, we will stay at Mfuwe Lodge, plus three of their remote, but beautiful, bush-camps.
    Photographable Species: antelope, bateleur eagle, buffalo, bushbuck, carmine bee-eater, crocodile, crowned crane, elephant, fish eagle, giraffe, hippo, impala, leopard, lilac-breasted roller, lion, malachite kingfisher, pel's fishing owl, puku, saddle-billed stork, vervet monkey, waterbuck, wild dog, wildebeest, yellow baboon, zebra

    South Luangwa Wildlife Photography Holiday Itinerary

    day 1

    late-afternoon flight to dubai or nairobi

    day 2

    flight to lusaka - flight to mwufe - transfer to mfuwe lodge - late-afternoon game-drive - overnight at mfuwe lodge

    day 3

    morning game-drive - late-afternoon game-drive - overnight at mfuwe lodge

    day 4

    morning game-drive - transfer to our next bush-camp - late-afternoon game-drive - overnight at bush-camp

    day 5

    morning game-drive - late-afternoon game-drive - overnight at bush-camp

    day 6

    morning game-drive - late-afternoon game-drive - overnight at bush-camp

    day 7

    morning game-drive - transfer to our next bush-camp - late-afternoon game-drive - overnight at bush-camp

    day 8

    morning game-drive - late-afternoon game-drive - overnight at bush-camp

    day 9

    morning game-drive - late-afternoon game-drive - overnight at bush-camp

    day 10

    morning game-drive - transfer to our next bush-camp - late-afternoon game-drive - overnight at bush-camp

    day 11

    morning game-drive - late-afternoon game-drive - overnight at bush-camp

    day 12

    morning game-drive - late-afternoon game-drive - overnight at bush-camp

    day 13

    morning game-drive - transfer to mfuwe lodge - late-afternoon game-drive - overnight at mfuwe lodge

    day 14

    morning game-drive - transfer to mfuwe airport for the flight home

    An elephant wades one of the rivers near the lodge photographed at the lodges bushcamps used during the Natureslens South Luangwa Wildlife Photography Holiday
  • 25%

    Discount from Lenses For Hire on any lenses, or other camera equipment, that you require FOR this wildlife photography holiday.

    NaturesLens have partnered with Lenses For Hire to give you an exclusive discount on any lenses hired for any NaturesLens Wildlife Photography Holiday or Workshop.

    • Accommodation on a shared basis
    • Airport Transfers
    • All Drinks whilst at bush camps
    • All in-trip transportation
    • All photography sessions & appropriate permits
    • Food on a full board basis
    • Guaranteed Window Seat
    • Guidance & advice from our Photography Holiday Guide
    • Transportation between photographic locations
    • Any activities not listed on the itinerary
    • International Flights
    • Meals not listed on the itinerary
    • Personal expenses of any type
    • Required Insurances
    • Sundries
    • Tips & Gratuities
    • Transportation to start location
    • Visas

    What our clients say

    • Alan - Calera - 2017

      Always good trips, with great photographic opportunities, & lots of camaraderie. Recommended!

    Make a Booking Enquiry
    Sorry, all the available places for this photography holiday, South Luangwa Wildlife, have already been reserved; however, if you would like to be placed on a waiting list in case of any cancellations or to be notified should we decide to run another of these trips, please fill in the form below.
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    How to Book
    Before booking, it is important that you read the relevant photography holiday event page & our Booking Terms & Conditions. If you have any doubts regarding your suitability for this photography holiday, please contact us.
    To book, simply click the relevant link from the event page on our website. You will then be sent a booking form & a copy of our terms & conditions. In order to secure your place on the selected photography holiday, simply complete the booking form with details of all persons travelling & holiday indemnity, in relevant cases, & return to us (either by email or by post) with confirmation that the deposit has been paid. Payments should be made via bank transfer.
    A deposit of 20% is required at the time of booking unless you are booking less than 90 days before departure. In this case, full payment of the photography holiday price is required.
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    Additional Notes
    NaturesLens photography holidays do not include flights unless it is explicitly stated on the event page. When it is time to book your flights, we will send you the details in plenty of time to allow for bookings at the best available price.
    The photography holiday itinerary is subject to change & is to be considered provisional.
    NaturesLens photography holidays require a minimum number of participants in order to be viable. If this minimum number is not met, the photography holiday may not go ahead. This photography holiday has a minimum participant level of 5 plus NaturesLens guide(s).
    In the event that the minimum number for a photography holiday to go ahead is not reached, NaturesLens reserves the right to cancel any given photography holiday. In that event 100% of monies received will be returned. However, NaturesLens is not responsible for expenses incurred by its customers.
    Not all mentioned wildlife can be observed & photographed at all times of the year, thus some activities may be considered seasonal & not available.
    Please note the cuisine on many of the NaturesLens photography holidays is authentic & typical of the region in which you are travelling. International or western cuisine is often NOT available. If you have any concerns over the food arrangements or have any special dietary requirements, please contact us prior to making a booking.
    All personal luggage are the responsibility of the owner & we request that photography holiday participants limit their luggage to the equivalent of one suitcase, one flight bag, one camera bag & tripod. We do not wish to appear dictatorial in this matter & the request is made to ensure space & comfort for everyone in our vehicles.
    NaturesLens & its agents act only as agents for the passenger in all matters relating to travel arrangements, & as such, do not assume responsibility for injury, accident, damage, loss, delay or irregularity which may occur via defect of transportation or any other cause.
    NaturesLens reserves the right to substitute hotels, & other previously outlined arrangements as necessary, to either improve or equal the travel experience.
    NaturesLens reserves the right to pass on to photography holiday particpants any additional & unplanned expenditure incurred during a photography holiday, via events beyond the control of NaturesLens. NaturesLens reserves the right to accept or decline any person as a member of any photography holiday.
    Payment of deposit by photography holiday participants or their representative constitutes their acceptance of all conditions contained herein.
    All bookings are made subject to our terms & conditions.
    Travel Insurance Requirements

    South Luangwa Wildlife Photography Holiday Summary

    The South Luangwa Wildlife photography holiday is a photography holiday of 13 night/14 day duration, that costs £9999 per participant

    & takes place in Mpika in Zambia, between the dates of 9th - 22nd September 2023. It is ideal for photographing antelope, bateleur eagle, buffalo, bushbuck, carmine bee-eater, crocodile, crowned crane, elephant, fish eagle, giraffe, hippo, impala, leopard, lilac-breasted roller, lion, malachite kingfisher, pel's fishing owl, puku, saddle-billed stork, vervet monkey, waterbuck, wild dog, wildebeest, yellow baboon, zebra & more. This photography holiday is led by Pui Hang Miles for NaturesLens. The photography holiday is offered on a Full Board with Drinks Included, Shared basis. Group size for this photography holiday is a minimum of 5 participants & a maximum of 6, plus Pui Hang. We consider this to be an event of Easy level of exertion, if you have any questions about your suitability for this event, please contact us prior to making a booking enquiry. The photography holiday starts & ends at Lusaka Airport. Transfers between Lusaka Airport & Mpika are included in the cost of this photography holiday, this photography holiday requires a deposit of £2000 to secure a place.

    South Luangwa Wildlife Photography Holiday Payment Details

    • Deposit required to secure a place: £2000 payable upon making a booking.
    • Final balance payment due: June 9th, 2023*. Bookings made after this date will require the full payment to secure a place.
    • Bookings close: June 9th, 2023.
    • No-interest payment plan: we offer a no-interest payment plan for our photography holidays. Please enquire for details.
    • * Unless stated otherwise on our event booking form.

    Financial Protection

    Financial Protection provided by the Travel Vault
    NaturesLens Ltd is a company committed to customer satisfaction & consumer financial protection. We are therefore pleased to announce that, at no extra cost to you, & in accordance with The Package Travel & Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 all passengers booking with NaturesLens Ltd are fully insured for the initial deposit, & subsequently the balance of monies paid as detailed in your booking confirmation form.
    The policy will also include repatriation if required, arising from the cancellation or curtailment of your travel arrangements due to the insolvency of NaturesLens Ltd.  This insurance has been arranged by The Travel Vault in conjunction with Towergate Travel through Zurich Insurance PLC.

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  • Details

    Start:
    9th - 22nd September 2023
    Cost:
    £9999 per participant
    Event Category:
    Website:
    https://natureslens.co.uk

    Location

    Zambia
    Mpika, Zambia

    Guide

    Pui Hang Miles