Safari Experiences at Chibembe

Explore the thousands of acres of South Luangwa National Park & Chibembe Wildlife Reserve on foot....

Chibembe safari experiences…

Chibembe traditional walking trails safari

Chibembe Wildlife Reserve are pleased to offer a fully inclusive 3 day/2 night, or 4 day/3night safari experiences in the South Luangwa National Park, Zambia.

Unlike a safari lodge, where the main activities are vehicle-based, Chibembe provides a traditional ‘Norman Carr’ walking safari experience, away from the busy Mfuwe hub, exploring the bush on foot in a leisurely way spending time enjoying the wildlife and landscape. Tailored entirely to the client’s wishes, the walks range from an hour to all day hikes, supported by porters.  All walking safaris are conducted by a qualified, experienced and knowledgeable Njobvu Safaris guide, backed up by an armed game scout.

Chibembe, Norman Carr’s original safari camp established in the 1970’s, where Norman created the traditional ‘walking trails’ safaris the Luangwa Valley is famous for, is in the remote north-east corner of the South Luangwa National Park, overlooking the Luangwa River. The Chibembe walking area covers thousands of acres in the South Luangwa National Park and Chibembe Wildlife Reserve and walks are tailored to the clients’ needs. The safari includes at least one half-day game drive in the Nsefu Sector of the South Luangwa National Park en route into, or back from, Chibembe.

Chibembe Bush Camp comprises four tents-under-thatch with en-suite bush showers and flush loos providing double and twin sleeping arrangements. With no vehicles nearby, the only sounds are the calls of the wildlife and grunts of resident hippos.  Booked on an exclusive basis the camp accommodates up-to 8 people.  Whilst the camp does not pretend to be a luxurious ‘glamping’ experience, our safari tents  have double or twin bed configuration under a mosquito net, cotton bed-linen with duvets for the cooler evenings, solar lights and en-suite showers and flush loo.  Ice-cold drinks, wholesome food cooked by Jodan, Njobvu Safaris’ chef ,will amaze you considering the nearest shop is 120 kilometres away.

Being able to explore thousands of acres of South Luangwa National Park and the Chibembe Wildlife Reserve, away from vehicles, on foot, and enjoying the experience from an exclusive traditional safari tent, is not possible in many parts of Africa anymore. Chibembe is a rare gem in an increasingly cluttered wilderness.  We look forward to sharing Chibembe with you.

The 3 day/2 night Chibembe safari experience costs US$695 per person ex Mfuwe and is available from 1st August to 15th November 2019 and 15th June to 15th November 2020.

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The 4 day/3 night Chibembe safari experience costs US$995 per person ex Mfuwe and is available from 1st August to 15th November 2019 and 15th June to 15th November 2020.

Download a PDF of the 4 day/3 night Chibembe ‘walking trails’ safari experience

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If you would like to check availability, please use the enquiry form below. Your contact information and requests will be treated with respect.  You will not automatically be added to a mailing list ,unless you select the ‘add my email address to your mailing list’ option below.  You will always be able to unsubscribe from our emails if we annoy you!  We will never share your information or data without your consent.

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Chibembe & Zikomo 6 day/5 night safari

Chibembe Wildlife Reserve are pleased to present a 6 day/5 night ‘family-focused’ safari experience in the South Luangwa National Park, Zambia available from 1st August 2019.

Zikomo, nestled amongst mahogany and acacia trees, is set on the southern boundary of the Nsefu Sector of the South Luangwa National Park, on the Luangwa River.  Fifty kilometres upstream lies Chibembe, Norman Carr’s original safari camp established in the 1970’s where Norman created the traditional walking trails safari the Luangwa Valley is famous for.

The Zikomo / Chibembe Safari combines two areas of the South Luangwa National Park, away from the busy Mfuwe hub, providing tranquility and the opportunity to combine game drives, night drives and the traditional walking safari experience.

Family owned and operated, Zikomo incorporates traditional African style chalets with modern facilities tailored to offer guests a comfortable and pleasant stay in the bush. Exploring the little visited Nsefu Sector of the South Luangwa National Park, with it’s egret colonies, incredible buffalo herds and African wild-dogs, Zikomo is more than just a camp, it’s a home away from home.

Chibembe Bush Camp comprises four tents under thatch with en suite bush showers and flush loos, providing double and twin sleeping arrangements.  Set on the banks of the Luangwa River, whilst it is not a luxurious safari experience, Chibembe Bush Camp provides amazing views into the South Luangwa National Park.  Ice-cold drinks, wholesome bush cooking, hot bush showers and flush loos meet most people’s needs on safari.  The only sounds are the calls of the wildlife and grunts of resident hippos.

Being able to explore the Nsefu sector and the Chibembe area in the South Luangwa National Park, away from the busy Mfuwe hub, delivers a unique safari experience that would be difficult to match anywhere else in Africa. Together Zikomo and Chibembe offer a reasonably priced, ‘family-friendly’ safari experience for six days and five nights.  We look forward to sharing Chibembe with you.

The 6 day/5 night Chibembe & Zikomo safari experience with Zikomo Safaris costs US$1,975 per person ex Mfuwe and is available from 1st August to 15th November 2019 and 15th June to 15th November 2020.

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Wildlife Planet Chibembe Safari

Wildlife Planet, the United Kingdom Based safari-specialist, offers Chibembe Wildlife Reserve safaris as an integral part of their Zambian portfolio of preferred safari experiences.

The South Luangwa National Park is their top safari destination in Zambia for multi-generational family and small group experiences in Zambia. Chibembe is their favourite safari area in the Luangwa Valley, primarily because Chibembe Bush Camp is offered on an exclusive basis, an important consideration for Wildlife Planet clients.

Offered as a 4 day/3 night extension to all of the safari lodges and camps in the Luangwa Valley, a critical element of a Zambian safari, Chibembe is the experience their clients rave about most when they return home, despite the simplicity of Chibembe Bush Camp.  All walking safaris are conducted by a qualified, experienced and knowledgeable guide, backed up by an armed game scout.

The unique access to thousands of acres of the South Luangwa National Park and the Chibembe Wildlife Reserve, away from vehicles, all Chibembe safari experiences include half-day game drives across Nsefu Sector of the South Luangwa National Park en route into, or back from, Chibembe.  Chibembe is a rare gem in an increasingly cluttered wilderness.  We look forward to sharing Chibembe with you.

If you would like to Wildlife Planet to create a safari experience in Zambia that includes Chibembe please use the form below and we’ll pass your enquiry on to them. Your contact information and requests will be treated with respect.  You will not automatically be added to a mailing list, unless you select the ‘add my email address to your mailing list’ option below.  You will always be able to unsubscribe from our emails if we annoy you!  We will never share your information or data without your consent.

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