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Oldest safari company in Zambia (est. 1950)

Getting there

Flights by Proflight Zambia
* Coming 2018
Int. airport
Domestic airport
Flight route
Lower Zambezi National Park
Getting there
Getting there

Walking routes

We have specifically located our safari camps in order for you to choose an open game drive between camps, a combination walk/drive or to walk from camp to camp in a circuit if you wish. The walks are at a leisurely pace and you don't need a high level of fitness; your bags will be transported for you, waiting in your room when you arrive. We are the only operator in the South Luangwa to have a full walking circuit of camps. We don't walk between Chinzombo and the bush camps; instead you will have a game drive when moving between Chinzombo and the seasonal camps.
Mfuwe Airport - Park Entrance 45 mins drive through the village
Chinzombo - Seasonal Camps 4 hours (game drive)
Luwi - Nsolo - 3.5 hours (8km)
Nsolo - Kakuli - 4.5 hours (14km)
Nsolo - Mchenja - 4.5 hours (14km)
Kakuli - Mchenja - 3.5 hours (7km)
Walking route
South Luangwa National Park

Wildebeest migration

Click to view
  • January Range
  • June Range
  • September Range
General migration route
Total migration range
Liuwa Plain National Park
Map Map
Map Map
Map Map


Day + night drives
Nothing beats magnificent African sunrises and sunsets, and animal encounters by day and night. Our guides provide a wealth of knowledge to add to the experience.


Walking safaris
Explore and discover the untamed beauty and wildlife of the South Luangwa with our experienced guides at your side sharing their knowledge of fauna and flora. The best way to experience Africa - allowing one to become part of the landscape rather than a mere spectator. Our amazing guides make every step thrilling.


The river offers a perfect place from which to view a variety of game, predators on the bank, birds and breathtaking scenery. The river is high from January to April, making it the best time to enjoy a boating safari.


Set up camp on the white sand of the Luwi River with only wildlife and the stars for company. It's something you will never forget.


A special activity offered in Liuwa Plain from King Lewanika Lodge for guests between late January - early April (water level dependent). There are no hippos, crocs or tsetse flies so hop out and float down the temporary rivers in the warm sunlight.
Award-winning all Zambian guiding team


Norman Carr, founder of Norman Carr Safaris, was a man ahead of his time - this bold innovator of the walking safari also initiated a far-reaching concept that was to pave the way for modern conservation and tourism.
Way back in 1950 he encouraged Senior Chief Nsefu - Paramount Chief of the Kunda people in the Luangwa Valley - to set aside a portion of tribal land as a Game Reserve and built the first game viewing camp open to the public in Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia). His dream was to secure the future of this unique wilderness
by ensuring that the local population would benefit through conservation of the wildlife and habitat of the Luangwa Valley. This led to the birth of Norman Carr Safaris. We are very proud of our history and Norman's legacy lives on in our people and the six camps we operate across the South Luangwa and Liuwa Plain National Parks.
The legacy of Norman Carr
Norman believed you never truly knew and understood a country until you'd walked it. We are still following in Norman's footsteps and the ideals he believed in:
Safari Wakale
Safari the traditional way
Sharing + preserving
the unique wilderness of the Luangwa Valley
authentic safari experiences
to the welfare and development of our community
and developing potential in people
Zambia as a destination for international visitors
Winner Best Safari Experience in Africa

Our people

The family is revered in Africa. It is a precious bond, a connection of hearts and spirits that is unbreakable. At Norman Carr Safaris, we are that kind of family. To find out more about the T+T family click here.
  • Managers
  • Engine room
  • Guides
Dave Wilson
Norman Carr Safaris Managing Director
Abraham Banda
Norman Carr Safaris Senior Guide and Staff Investment Manager
Aubrey Njobvu
Norman Carr Safaris Operations Manager & Senior Guide
Glenn Evans
General Manager
Jason Njobvu
Operations Manager
John Njobvu
Norman Carr Safaris Maintenance Manager
Shaddy Nkoma
Norman Carr Safaris Senior Guide
Lawrence Banda
Norman Carr Safaris Camp Manager and Senior Guide
John Kasonga
Norman Carr Safaris Camp Manager and Senior Guide
Philemon Banda
Norman Carr Safaris Camp Manager and Senior Guide
Prince Mutale
Norman Carr Safaris Camp Manager and Senior Guide


"Our trip with NCS was magic! We were so impressed with the quality of the experience and all the staff, especially the guides. Their enthusiasm, commitment and professionalism was delivered with effortless charm - what a lovely group of people, we shall miss them."
Julian & Maggie
United Kingdom
"First of all, our safari was simply fabulous! As you know I am a safari veteran over a period of many years, and while they have all been wonderful (it's what keeps me coming back for more), I have never experienced the level of service, friendliness, and dedication that exists with Norman Carr."
Leann and Marie
United States
"Who could imagine such luxury in the African bush - such an amazing experience! We once again commend NCS on all their staff we came across, their customer service ethic knows no bounds with their broad welcoming smiles each and every day."
Sketchley x 2
United Kingdom
King Lewanika - Zambia's most exclusive safari camp