S. Luangwa N.P. : independently and on budget
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Nov 10, 2013 4:41 AM Last Post By: namethatLPaccep...
Aug 9, 2013 5:49 AM
S. Luangwa N.P. : independently and on budget1. The LP guide (see p.52) recommends these operators and their safaris as an optimal solutions for visiting the park on budget level. Do you have any experience of any of them and will share your opinion with us?
2. As an alternative to all inclusive the LP guide suggests (see p. 60) an individually hired 4x4 for 125 USD/day, here:
Any comment to this possibility?
And now compare:
5 days all inclusive (a group =8 persons): 845USD/person
5 days, with a 4x4 only for yourself : 625 USD . Fuel, food, camping and a driver/guide not included – when added, the total cost is fully worth the personal freedom this opportunity secures, isnt it?
3.Flying Lusaca – Mfune by Proflight
LP guide (see p. 60) promises you stand by fare of around ZMW500 on flights out of Mfune back to Lusaca. But what about Lusaca – Mfune? Do yoy have any chance to get this stand by price in Lusaca as well?
Aug 20, 2013 12:37 PM
When I was there (one month, spring 2011), I used Jackal Berry safari company (from Gavin Opie)
I contacted Gavin before I leave Belgium and the meeting point was in Chipata (Dean's Hill View GH)
They are very professional and the organisation is good. I stayed six days with them. I was with a Swedish guy and a woman from the States (but she was staying at Kabwe)
The upmarket options like Robin Pope or Norman Carr should be perfect (and much more expensive) but in the NP, the game are the same for everybody and your guide is more important than a stylish bush camp or a brand new Defender...
I'm a real independent traveller (from Belgium)
Aug 20, 2013 12:41 PM
Aug 20, 2013 1:00 PM
Aug 21, 2013 6:42 AM
Do you remember names of the camps JB has accommodated you within the park? Do they have their own camps?
BTW. Isn’t that so that any independent visitor to the park (with its own vehicle) must leave the park at 6 PM, before dark? If so then one of the main advantages of using an operator is the possibility of staying overnight within the park.
Aug 23, 2013 12:56 PM
Nearly all camps are located in the GMA, outside the NP.
You are going there, inside the NP, for morning and night safaris, with "your" 4X4, guide (the driver) and a spotter.
It's the case for Jackal Berry and many more.
The few operators and lodges who are inside are very upmarket operators like Norman Carr and some others.
It' s very expensive.
The camp (of Gavin Opie) is in the GMA, close to another one (I forgot the name, I need to search)
Aug 30, 2013 2:23 PM
Nov 10, 2013 4:41 AM
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