SAFARI EXPERIENCES

THAT TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY

EXPERIENCES

AT TRACK & TRAIL RIVER CAMP

There is so much to see and do at Track and Trail River Camp, base of your South Luangwa safari experiences. Enjoy an early morning or night game drive to encounter that pride of Lions and other wildlife up close; discover flora and fauna and expose your senses to the sights, sounds and smells around you during a walking experience; visit a local village and learn more about different cultures and traditions. You want to experience moments that take your breath away.

Game drive experience

Conducted twice daily or as you prefer, our experienced and knowledgeable safari guides take you out in open safari vehicles to fully experience the surroundings and give you the flexibility to make that unique picture to take home!

Morning game drives

Watch the bush awaken during your morning drive and look out for Elephants crossing the Luangwa river or admire the colorful birdlife. Your safari guide will teach you all about the fascinating flora and fauna around you. While you listen to the sounds of the bush your safari guide will use his tracking skills following footprints of nocturnal animals returning home after a nights hunt making your morning drive a soothing and exciting experience at the same time.

Morning drives are from 06.00-10.00hrs, in between to stretch your legs while having a tea/coffee break with homemade snack.

Night game drives

One of Luangwa´s highlights is a night drive looking for nocturnal animals like: lion, leopard, hyena, mongoose, owl, civet, bush baby and genet.
Watch the famous Luangwa sunset while having a sundowner drink and homemade snack. And as darkness falls the safari will continue using a spotlight. Our experienced spotter that accompanies the safari guide is skilled to find nocturnal animals. By the color of the reflecting eye, the blinking of the eye or the height of the eye from the ground up he knows what kind of animal he is dealing with and with some luck you might even come across a hunting leopard!

Night drives are from 15.30-19.30hrs, during the hottest months of the season we start off half an hour later.

Night game drives

One of Luangwa´s highlights is a night drive looking for nocturnal animals like: lion, leopard, hyena, mongoose, owl, civet, bush baby and genet.
Watch the famous Luangwa sunset while having a sundowner drink and homemade snack. And as darkness falls the safari will continue using a spotlight. Our experienced spotter that accompanies the safari guide is skilled to find nocturnal animals. By the color of the reflecting eye, the blinking of the eye or the height of the eye from the ground up he knows what kind of animal he is dealing with and with some luck you might even come across a hunting leopard!

Night drives are from 15.30-19.30hrs, during the hottest months of the season we start off half an hour later.

Exploring at night

South Luangwa is one of the few places were you can do a night drive.
They offer an unique insight into the world of predators and other elusive nocturnal animals that seldom come out in daylight.
There are two types of light-receptor cells in the eye: light-sensitive rods, and colour-sensitive cones.
Most mammals have more rods and fewer cones than humans do. This means that their eyes are more sensitive to light and have better vision in low light conditions.

Why we use a red-light filter on our spotlight when we see a predator hunting. When faced with artificial light for which they’re not prepared, light-sensitive animals are effectively blinded, leaving them unable to function properly. Most animals cannot see colors and are unable to see the color red, By using the red-light filter, the spotlight does not interfere during the hunt.

From a photographic point of view, it’s not the best to see the animals in red, but we have to respect nature without the least possible harassment. In any picture post processing software you can filter out the red and you will have a stunning black and white picture.

Walking experience

The Luangwa Valley is one of the few places in Africa where it is possible to do a walking safari. Our qualified and experienced safari guide accompanied by an armed scout for your safety, will bring you in direct contact with all the park has to offer. Not only to see the African eco system, but also to smell, feel, touch and hear the African wilderness. A walking safari is a perfect opportunity to experience that ‘up close and personal feeling’.

Walking safaris are from 06.00-10.00hrs, with an in-between tea/coffee break with homemade biscuits.

Photographic experience

Take the ultimate photography trip and discover the wilderness of the South Luangwa National Park by joining our 6 night 7 day wildlife photography experience. The breathtaking sceneries, abundance of wildlife and exceptional birdlife make this park a true paradise for wildlife photographers. This hands on photography workshop for beginners and advanced photographers is guided by professional wildlife photographer Peter Geraerdts who will assist you to capture iconic shots and create everlasting memories.

Photographic experience

Take the ultimate photography trip and discover the wilderness of the South Luangwa National Park by joining our 6 night 7 day wildlife photography experience. The breathtaking sceneries, abundance of wildlife and exceptional birdlife make this park a true paradise for wildlife photographers. This hands on photography workshop for beginners and advanced photographers is guided by professional wildlife photographer Peter Geraerdts who will assist you to capture iconic shots and create everlasting memories.

Private safari experience

What better way to explore the Luangwa Valley at your own pace then a private safari. Whether you are an enthusiastic birder or keen photographer and want to focus on your specific interests or enjoy a safari just with family or friends. We provide the exclusive use of our guides and vehicles not to be disturbed by the daily routine of the safari guides program together with other guests.

Your private safari will be a memorable experience of undisturbed wildlife viewing only surrounded by the sights and sounds of the bush.

All day experience

Experience an all-day authentic Zambian safari and explore more of the South Luangwa National Park. Start off early in the morning at 06.00am and have the whole day to explore miles of wilderness known for its scenic landscapes and diversity of wildlife. At a shady picnic spot you will have a bush brunch at the heart of the day. After some time to relax we will head off again to discover more of the unspoiled Zambian bush only to return to the lodge at 18.00pm.

All day experience

Experience an all-day authentic Zambian safari and explore more of the South Luangwa National Park. Start off early in the morning at 06.00am and have the whole day to explore miles of wilderness known for its scenic landscapes and diversity of wildlife. At a shady picnic spot you will have a bush brunch at the heart of the day. After some time to relax we will head off again to discover more of the unspoiled Zambian bush only to return to the lodge at 18.00pm.

Cultural experience

What is a Zambian safari without getting to know the local people and their traditions and culture? You can join us for a visit to a local village, a unique opportunity to experience daily life of the local people. Take part in activities such as pounding maize or brewing kachasu, the local beer. Visit a local clinic or meet a traditional healer, whose healing powers have been passed on from generation to generation. The Kunda people prepare a traditional lunch and invite you to share their local dishes. Afterwards traditional dance will be displayed and exciting Kunda tales told. An unforgettable and truly enriching experience.

Katemo school visit
Katemo Primary School is in a remote area about a 1 hour drive from our camp. The school is 100 years (!) old and the oldest school in the area. Most of the pupils are children from the local farming community, Teachers are living on site in the teacher houses provided. We are supporting the school to improve education and school facilities . Visit the school, meet the head teacher, interact with the students and experience daily school life at a rural school in Zambia.