The range and possibilities of photographic safaris on offer in Zambia is
impressive. Many visitors to Zambia know what they want - high quality
wilderness and a sense of exclusivity. With you going on Safari in South
Luangwa National Park you have made the right choice.
Viewing mammals is generally better in the dry season, as the sparse vegetation makes visibility easier and the animals congregate around water sources. Early mornings and late afternoons are the best times to go out. However, the wetter, green season offers a totally different perspective of animal life and most often you are rewarded with views of the "youngsters".
Whether you are on an organised safari by one of the lodges, or opt for a more budget possibility to self-drive in your hired Personal Touch car, please don't be rushed and have respect for the environment you are in. No chasing, scaring or annoying animals please! And please do not litter.
More and more people wish to enjoy South Luangwa and its
surroundings just for the day. Others opt to choose one of the
private houses for rent in the village and explore the park at their
There is no need to look any further, we are more than happy to organise your game drives for the day or your stay. We can meet you at a central place or at your rented private house and have professional guides show you the fasinating flora and fauna. Our vehicles seat a maximum of 9 people, so there is enough space for the entire family. And all guided drives at a time convenient to you and your party!
Our Personal attention is offered in safari activities, but we strongly recommend expanding your views. South Luangwa and its villages around have so much more to offer for the visiting tourist. True Zambian traditions are often neglected when visiting the area, but with other cultural opportunities, The Personal Touch provides complementary services in the vicinity of the park and with the hire of any of our cars your choices to explore the park and the villages around it are unlimited.
Just to give you a few ideas;
the Award Winning Bush-Spa of South
Emphasis at the Bush-Spa is on the African experience, whereas all treatments are based on the amazing therapeutic ingredients this continent has on offer. In the selection of products they confirm their commitment to create a truly unique African Spa journey for guest with a discerning appetite for natural beauty and true natural experiences.Personal Touch is happy to arrange free transfers within the Mfuwe area to and from the Award Winning Bush-Spa.
Kawaza Cultural Village is an unique example of traditional Kunda life. The villagers involved in providing services to guests all receive a monthly salary, and any profit that the village generates is ear-marked for community development projects, funding school places for HIV/AIDS orphans, providing for the needy and elderly in the village, and in improving the facilities at Kawaza Basic School. Personal Touch arranges transfers to and from the village and can take your budget overnight bookings as well.
Touch Therapy Program is a Community Based
Rehabiltation program especially for children with lesser abilities
within the greater Mfuwe area. Touch Therapy is spearheaded by
Nathalie and thus highly supported by our company. Most
rehabilitation and therapy can and should take place in the home and
community with loving support of family, neighbours, and friends and
rather integrate than segregate disabled children in the village. We
know from experience, that the children are often kept at home after
the diagnosis has been given by the qualified physicians.
Unfortunately their illness can’t be cured and we have identified a
shortage (or even lack of) individual orientated activities for
these children. Most families are not capable of travelling to
Lusaka (or even Kamoto) on a regular basis to visit a
physiotherapist. Whilst regular exercises and activities are so
important for their children, parents just do not have the funds or
means to travel these distances.
Therefore community-based strategies such as the Touch Therapy Program are essential to link and provide children and people with disabilities plus their families with rehabilitation services.
Project Luangwa is a charitable organisation with the aim to create an effective, coordinated approach to helping local communities improve their long term economic prospects whilst avoiding a negative impact on the environment and wildlife. They believe as a charity operating in Zambia that by developing and improving education in schools and creating training opportunities they can help families have the chance of a lasting and sustainable income. We at Personal Touch are in great support of Project Luangwa and the preffered partner for any logistic requirements for their donors or volunteers coming to visit and help with the many on-going projects. Contact us for more information or visit http://www.projectluangwa.org/
Other self-drive or transfer possibilities include visits to various other community projects within the vicinity of the park, be it for volunteers assisting Project Luangwa, Conservation South Luangwa (C.S.L.). or sponsors wishing to visit one of the success stories of the Life Invest Foundation. But really anything is possible for individuals wishing to experience more of the real Africa!