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Chikunto Safari Lodge enjoys sweeping views of the Luangwa River and accommodates just 12 people. Chikunti welcomes couples, families and parties of friends seeking a distinctive safari experience. The lodge can also be booked as an exclusive-use bush retreat.

The four luxury tents and one family tent are each built on raised decking. Tents are appointed with king or twin beds, mosquito net, comfortable seating area, wardrobe and en-suite bathroom. Adjoining each tent is a covered outdoor seating area.

The main lodge area is under thatch housing a cosy bar and dining area. The salt water swimming pool offers cool respite; a perfect vantage from which to take in the beautiful setting.

The inviting fire pit is a popular meeting place before safari activities and around dinner time.

Safari summary

Day

Accommodation

Destination

Board basis

Day 1 - 3

Chikunto Safari Lodge

South Luangwa

Full board

Day 4

End of Safari or extension

Itineraries

Day 1 - 3

South Luangwa National Park

Fly to Mfuwe and your unforgettable Luxury Getaway starts right there. Everything is inclusive from the 5* star service to all meals, game viewing activities. Only some premium brands at the bar are not included.

It's the variety of options that make your stay so memorable.

Game drives

Day and night drives are part of your stay at Chikunto Safari Lodge. From their special location in the South Luangwa National Park you traverse the hidden world of the Luangwa valley. The safari drives provide wonderful opportunities for you to experience this feted safari destination.

Thrilling night drives offer a rare insight into the unique behavior of the resident nocturnal species. This time of day belongs to the predators; you may see lions hunting, leopards stalking or hyenas scavenging.

Walking Safaris

South Luangwa National Park is the birthplace of the walking safari.

Your walk can start in camp or, alternatively, let them take you on a safari drive into the bushveld to seek out a more remote area to explore on foot.

Walking safaris offer you a peaceful encounter with the bush allowing you to appreciate the full scale of the ecosystem and your place within it.

Engage your senses by taking in the range of sights, sounds and smells along the mighty Luangwa river.

Emerald Season and River Safari Activities

November through March is known as 'emerald season' in the South Luangwa National Park. This is when most of the annual rainfall is received and is a particularly beautiful time of year.

February through April they like to explore the Luangwa River by boat. The lush, green landscape supports specific fauna and flora; birders flock to the Luangwa Valley during these months.

Discover the delicate relationship between the ecosystem of the Luangwa valley and its surrounding communities.

  • Accommodation (single supplement 30%)
  • All meals and snacks (breakfast, lunch, afternoon cake, 3-course dinner)
  • All soft drinks, water, wine, beers & Spirits - excluding premium brands
  • Two game viewing activities per day (game drives (dry season) 4 to maximum 6 Pax per vehicle, boat cruises subject to water levels (Emerald season: Mid-February end April)
  • Pre-Booked Walking Safari
  • Transfer from and to Mfuwe airport
  • Laundry
  • Value Added Tax
  • Cultural/village tour - on request (trips take place instead of a game drive)
  • Visit local market and Tribal Textiles - on request (trips take place instead of a game drive)
  • Park fees DNPW National Park Fees*
    (* DNPW National Park Fees are $ 65 pppn. The fees include park entrance fee, bed levy and
    tourism levy.
  • Tourism Levy
  • Service charge

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  • Pricing Name
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  • Pricing Name Emerald Season (11/02 - 30/04/2022)
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    2 - 12 Pax
     
    Available Seats: 12

    Adult ( 17+ years ) ( 2 - 12 Pax ) USD1,500 USD0 /Person

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  • Pricing Name Shoulder Season (01/05 - 30/06/2022 and 01/10 - 15/11/2022)
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    2 - 12 Pax
     
    Available Seats: 12

    Adult ( 17+ years ) ( 2 - 12 Pax ) USD2,250 USD0 /Person

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  • Pricing Name Peak Season (01/07 - 30/09/2022)
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    2 - 12 Pax
     
    Available Seats: 12

    Adult ( 17+ years ) ( 2 - 12 Pax ) USD2,700 USD0 /Person

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