Activities at Lion Camp
All safari activities are led by qualified guides who will educate and enlighten you in the secrets of the park. Game drives are conducted in open Land Rovers. Walking safaris are accompanied by an experienced and armed escort scout.
In general you will cover more ground on a game drive, and due to the fact you can get much closer to game in a vehicle there are better opportunities for photography.
Walking Safaris are a very different option, they bring you in touch with the wilderness and tend to focus more on the minutiae of the park and the eco-system. It is a truly unforgettable experience striding out in country where you are on the same footing as a lion or elephant.
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All of our guides have passed a rigorous Luangwa Guides examination which includes a requirement for an in depth familiarity with all of the mammals, birds and vegetation to be found in South Luangwa. We recognise that everyone has different interests so please do let your guide know of specific areas of interest and they will do their utmost to accommodate you.
Typical Day on Safari (timings vary slightly as the season progresses)
05h30 Wake-Up call in your chalet
06h00 Meet for tea/coffee and a light breakfast around the fire
06h30 Depart on either a guided game drive or walking safari
10h00 Return from safari activity
11h00 Brunch is served
12h00 Relax / Siesta time.
15h30 Afternoon Tea – sweet & savoury options
16h00 Depart on afternoon game viewing activity
18h00 Stop for a sundowner drink
18h30 Continue on a night drive, looking for nocturnal animals with a spotlight
19h30 Return to the lodge & meet around the bar
20h30 3 course dinner is served. Then finish the evening sitting around the log fire under a starry sky, listening to the bush sounds.
The best time for game viewing is in the early morning and late afternoon when animals are their most active. We aim to be as flexible as possible so you can decide whether you feel like walking or driving on a day by day basis.
Most transfers between camps are conducted between breakfast and brunch, so you will arrive in time to settle in, relax and then proceed on an afternoon activity.