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Zambia’s Carnivore Week – Learn about ecological research and conservation with the experts

The Zambian Carnivore Programme (ZCP) has been operating in Zambia since 1998, carrying out conservation and research activities to conserve Zambia’s populations of this highly endangered species. The ZCP team is based with Nkwali camp and will be pleased to accompany you on activities and share their work with you.

The wild dog population in the South Luangwa has made a come back over the last decade and it is wonderful to see them on a regular basis after a number of years of virtually no sightings.  The peak of the sightings are in the Emerald Season and March is a key month. The dogs travel huge distances so sightings are not guaranteed but the chances are good.

You will spend time with ZCP project manager Dr Matt Becker and his team, tracking the fascinating wild dogs, learning about ecological survey techniques in the field including lion identification and prey surveys, attending lectures and visiting ZCP’s education partner Chipembele Wildlife Centre. The schedule is flexible as the wild dogs are

unpredictable and one of the activities will be with ZCP each day. This trip gives you a chance to gain some exclusive insights into the ZCP conservation program. In addition to the above activities, you will also enjoy game drives and/or walking safaris in the park with a guide from Robin Pope Safaris.

Itinerary: Nkwali 7 nights (if using British Airways Nkwali 6, Lusaka 1)

Included: All safari costs and a donation to ZCP

Not included: Flights (domestic & international) | visas | airport taxes

Rates: US$ 3047 per person

Extra nights: Lusaka/Mfuwe flights return US$ 516

Please see the Itinerary below for more information