The South Luangwa National Park is one of the last great wildlife wonders of the world. It is nine thousand square kilometers (3,475 square miles) of pristine wilderness in Zambia's Eastern Province. The South Luangwa has been visited by wildlife enthusiasts from all over the world since its creation as a National Park in 1972.
The Luangwa offers a safari experience unmatched by any other destination, allowing year-round access, open game viewing vehicles, walking safaris and night game drives. However, due to the remoteness of the Park and the difficulties of operating so far from anywhere, the cost of a safari has been prohibitive to many people. Flatdogs Camp is now here and the Luangwa Valley and all of its magic is open to everyone! And see how your stay here will help the local communities.
Activities at Flatdogs Camp are :
- Walking and Driving Safari
Flatdogs Camp is the closest camp to the Mfuwe main gate, which provides access to the South Luangwa National Park. Flatdogs conducts professionally-guided game viewing activities in the National Park, including morning drives, night drives and walking safaris
All our safaris are led by a fully-qualified guide. And are we proud of them? Absolutely. Their professionalism and skills get you to the best sightings with the fewest number of humans around. We normally limit numbers to six guests per vehicle and our guides use their guiding skills, not their radios, to find the game. You might sit listening to the sounds of the bush, alone in the wilderness, when the guide hears an alarm call. What better way to find a leopard?
The South Luangwa is one of the few parks in Africa to allow night drives, and the guidesâ�� knowledge of animal behavior really pays off after dark. Knowing where predators might hunt, which other predators might be around to take advantage and how to ensure we donâ��t interfere with the normal behavior of these animals is crucial to your enjoyment.
For most of the year, depending on the weather, we are able to offer walking safaris. These are a fascinating, more detailed view of the park ecology and of the wildlife as well as a chance to dive more deeply into dung, or ultimately to track game on foot either using spoor or with a little help from birds and animals who â��alarmâ�� in the presence of predators. Walks usually last for three-four hours and are commonly taken in the morning when itâ��s cooler. We also offer a drive/walk combination of a 2-hour walk with a 2-hour drive.