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Week 19
13th May 2021

Meet the owners, make the connection 

In a world that is increasingly disconnected, we continue to talk about opportunities of reconnecting through nature. With the safari season opening in Zambia (yes our camps are ready to accept guests) we thought this was the perfect time to share our third Conscious Journey: ICONIC ZAMBIA.

Both THE BUSHCAMP COMPANY and CHIAWA SAFARIS are owner run and managed. Andy Hogg lives at Mfuwe Lodge while Grant & Lynsey Cumings live in Lusaka (and are in their camps on a regular basis).
Both have been members of Classic Portfolio for over 15 years!

Due to a shorter season in Zambia, essentially from May to October, these camps have not had much tourism since 2019. Through these very challenging times both Andy and Grant have remained committed to their teams, their communities and the wild places in which they operate their camps.

For 2021 we encourage our trade partners to book a Zambian safari where guests will reconnect with nature and meet the owners who run their businesses with purpose and passion. 

[CONSCIOUS JOURNEY] Through Iconic Zambia

The Bushcamp Company and Chiawa Safaris are committed to the conservation of the areas they operate in, as well as the upliftment of the communities surrounding them.  By staying at any of our camps in Zambia, your guests will be directly contributing to Conservation Lower Zambezi and Conservation South Luangwa, as well as the various ongoing community based projects with local schools, orphanages, meal planning organisations, and more. 

11 Nights starting from US$ 8 821 per person sharing
(Inclusive of US$ 1 150 pp conservation fees)
Combo of The Bushcamp Company (7 nights) and Chiawa Safaris (4 nights)

7 Nights starting from US$ 4 793 per person sharing
(Inclusive of US$ 710 pp conservation fees)
Single destination The Bushcamp Company (also available as stand alone Chiawa Safaris)

Exclude international fights. Valid 2021

[ZAMBIA] Fast Facts

THE BUSHCAMP COMPANY - South Luangwa National Park
  • OWNER: Andy Hogg, based at Mfuwe Lodge
  • CAMPS: 6 intimate camps (3-4 rooms at each) and Mfuwe Lodge
  • RATES: From US$ 440 - US$ 780 per person per night plus US$ 110 Park & Conservation Fees
  • LAST MINUTE SPECIAL: Save 50% on accommodation for any stay booked within 2 months of travel. Valid all year.
  • 10% OFF 7 NIGHTS OR MORE: Save 10% on accommodation on any stay of 7+ nights at any combination of camps. Valid all year.
  • EXCLUSIVE USE: For the 2021 season 2 camps, Chamilandu and Bilimungwe, will be available on an exclusive use basis only. Perfect in-combination with with the new Director's House at Mfuwe Lodge
Book Bushcamp Company
CHIAWA SAFARIS - Lower Zambezi National Park
  • OWNERS: Grant & Lynsey Cumings, based in Lusaka
  • CAMPS: Chiawa Camp (9 tents) and Old Mondoro (5 chalets)
  • RATES: US$ 950 - US$ 1 750 per person per night plus US$ 110 Park & Conservation Fees
  • STAY PAY - Stay 3 Pay 2 in shoulder season at any one camp; Stay 5 Pay 4 or Stay 7 Pay 5 all season in any combination of camps.
  • FREE PRIVATELY GUIDED ACTIVITY - Guests receive one free privately guided activity per full day at Chiawa Camp
Book Chiawa Safaris
PROFLIGHT UPDATE (Updated 7th May)

This internal flight schedule is set to be reviewed again in 2 weeks time to update routes for 16 June onwards, and remains subject to change.
  • Lusaka/Mfuwe Flying 3 times a week right now and moving up to 4 times a week from 1 June, and daily from 16 June
  • Lusaka/Livingstone Flying 5 times a week and moving to daily from 16 June
  • Lusaka/Jeki Flights are occurring on ad-hoc basis through 15 June
  • Mfuwe/Jeki Flights are occurring on ad-hoc basis, and via Lusaka through 15 June; the direct route will operate form 16 June based on a minimum passenger number, otherwise will go through Lusaka
  • Livingstone/Jeki All flights will route through Lusaka with exceptions being made on a case by case basis
  • ARRIVE: Negative PCR test result, administered no later than 72 hours prior to arrival. Only those showing Covid-19 symptoms will be required to quarantine on arrival.
  • Every traveller must complete a health questionnaire before / during their international flight.
  • DEPART: Guests to enjoy their final evening on safari at Mfuwe Lodge for PCR testing. $250 per swab which is then flown to Lusaka for same day processing (timings to be coordinated with The Bushcamp Company or your DMC).
For any queries related to flights, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us.
I encourage all trade partners to book a safari in Zambia. This is a destination where the individual owners passion and purpose is evident at every level. 
Warmest regards

Suzanne Bayly
OWNER, Classic Portfolio

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