Small Group Safari

Luangwa Elephant Safari with Jonathan Scott and Michael Lorentz

An immersive safari in the wildlife-rich South Luangwa National Park, led by two of Africa's most respected wildlife and photography experts; TV presenter Jonathan Scott and expert naturalist guide Michael Lorentz.

Duration 8 days
Price From $12,740
When Nov - Dec
Destination Zambia

Safari Overview

Led by multi-award winning wildlife photographer and TV presenter Jonathan Scott, the face of the BBC’s “Big Cat Diary”, and expert naturalist guide Michael Lorentz, you will also be joined by a team of conservationists, videographers and astronomers on this exclusive safari to Luangwa National Park. With abundant wildlife, including lions, wild dogs and over 400 species of bird, Luangwa is renowned for being one of the best wildlife sanctuaries in Africa. Staying at the luxurious Mfuwe Lodge, you will also become acquainted with the famous Mfuwe elephants, the resident elephant family who can often be seen strolling through the lobby!

What makes this trip extraordinary

  • Enjoy game drives in the national park at dawn and dusk, when the wildlife is most active.

  • Receive expert, one-on-one guidance to help you hone your wildlife photography skills.

  • Learn about the important conservation work that takes place in the park to protect the elephants and other wildlife.

  • Gaze up at the clear night skies with professional astronomers who will share their knowledge of the constellations.

Combine the extraordinary wildlife of Luangwa National Park with expert knowledge on this fascinating and unique safari.

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Day by day

Day 1

Arrive Luangwa

Upon your arrival at Lusaka International Airport, you will be met and assisted with your onward flight to Mfuwe, where you will be transferred to Mfuwe Lodge. The drive takes approximately 45 minutes, as you travel through local villages and into the national park. Relax into your accommodation before joining your guides for a welcome talk. After dinner, enjoy your first excursion and night drive into the park.

Overnight: Mfuwe Lodge D

Days 2-7

Luangwa National Park

You will spend your days exploring South Luangwa National Park, accompanied by your expert guides Jonathan Scott and Michael Lorentz, as well as representatives from local conservation organisations and a team of astronomers, videographers and researchers. South Luangwa National Park is one of the most renowned wildlife sanctuaries in Africa, home to lions, leopards, elephants and over 400 species of birds. Mfuwe Lodge, your home for the duration of your safari, also has its own resident family of elephants, who can sometimes be seen walking directly through the lodge reception! Each day will bring different experiences, as you head off into the park in search of some of the abundant wildlife and unique photographic opportunities in the morning after a light breakfast. Returning to camp for a ‘siesta’ in the afternoon, you can relax and unwind in the lodge’s spa or pool, before heading out on another game drive in the evening. Your guides will be on hand to provide hands-on photographic advice, and you will also have the opportunity to listen to talks by conservation organisations such as the Zambia Carnivore Programme, study the stars with a team of astronomers, and visit the local community projects.

Overnight: Mfuwe Lodge B, L, D

Day 8

Depart Luangwa

Today you will bid farewell to your guides and transfer to Mfuwe Airport for your flight back to Lusaka, in time for your international flight home.

Trip Details


This is a small group safari departing on set dates. Accommodation and areas have been chosen for their proximity to the wildlife and to give you the best experience possible. It is possible to extend this safari, speak to us for more details.

 2017 Departures   Price 
 Nov 28 - Dec 5  From £9,100 per person
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