Luangwa Emerald Season

Dates:  17 – 24 February 2015

Availability: Yes

Join our popular Emerald Season Photographic Workshop in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park This is one of the great game parks of Southern African and is particularly regarded for its wonderful riverine scenery, high leopard concentrations and excellent guiding. This photographic expedition coincides with the summer green season.

We can expect billowing clouds, migrant birds, flowers, butterflies, wonderful visibility and also great predators. Rain at this time of year comes in intense short thunderstorms and very seldom disrupts any game drives. In fact it creates opportunites as wet weather forces lion and leopard onto high ground and the same all weather routes we will use.

Robin Pope Safaris has excellent guides and I have been working for them for 10 years. Vehicles are open. The sixth window seat is for the scout that joins us if we want to go on walks.

Also see our popular Predator Safari held in September or October.


The connections we have booked to coordinate with your international flight are as follows.

17 Feb 15 – Lusaka/Mfuwe 1600/1710

24 Feb 15 – Mfuwe/Lusaka 1830/1940

The journey begins starts at Luangwa River Camp which is in the central part of South Luangwa near the famous Luangwa Wafwa — an area which is usually very good for lion, leopard and wonderful views. The lodge has 24 hour power and a large dining area that is excellent for workshopping. After two nights we move north to the remote Nsefu sector travelling for more than 40 kilometres along the sweeping Luangwa River. On the way we will see fish eagles, hippos — and sometimes lion on the banks. Nsefu is very remote and is only accessible by river at this time of year. We usually have the place to ourselves and can explore the wonderful stork colony, the ebony groves and flooded lagoons. This camp relies on generator and recalls the bygone days.

Our journey takes us back down the Luangwa River to Nkwali Camp, which is in the more southerly parts of the Luangwa near wonderful game driving and walking areas. Two more nights in this wonderful camp gives us time to take more wonderful pictures of this great area and to explore the southern areas of the park..

The game in Luangwa can match that of anywhere in Africa. What really makes it extra special is this time of year and the guiding and people of the Luangwa Valley. It is a wonderful destination — and for me, a second home. Anyone wanting to extend their stay by a few days at the start or finish will find plenty to do in the Luangwa Valley. Alternatively spend 3 nights at Victoria Falls.


Rate to be finalised for 6 nights and 7 days

Includes: flights from Lusaka and all guiding, meals and accommodation.

There is no single supplement.

The trip is limited to 5 persons.