Our most popular package for sure and with good reasons.
In many ways self-drive discoveries are the ultimate type of safari to explore the surroundings of South Luangwa. Taking a self-drive puts you behind the wheel and in charge of your own 4x4 rental vehicle, losing the set-timings and thus the crowds to discover this African wilderness for yourself.
Combine this self-drive, exploring game management areas and visiting local communities with some professional guidance when heading into the famous South Luangwa National Park!
Our Zambian qualified guide will drive your professional open game viewing vehicle on all drives inside the park.
This means you can actually enjoy the luxury of a personal guide whilst exploring the remoteness of South Luangwa in your own game viewing vehicle.
No need to stick to set timings, not sharing your vehicle with strangers and taking as long as you want to get that ultimate photo!
And still be able to keep the vehicle for your own drives and logistics outside of game drive hours.
You are also able to enjoy a night safari, as you can stay in the park later than you would when driving your own vehicle. So sit back, enjoy the views, and spend quality time with your friends, whilst someone else does the driving. Who knows, you might even expand a bit on your animal knowledge.
Self-drives in "normal" closed vehicles are permitted in South Luangwa, between 06.00-18.00 hours.
You have the flexibility as you’re in charge of your itinerary.
Our professional guide will drive your hired vehicle and you keep the rental car at other times for your self-drive itinerary outside of the National Park.
The flexibility of our mix & match self-drive safaris means you are free to arrange a combination of the two and really mix up your South Luangwa experience.
Our guided & self-drive safari is most popular for a reason. Whilst it gives you all the freedom of choosing your own safari, plus have a vehicle to drive yourselves around, it also is economical priced based on your wishes.
Each of our guests receives a customised service, but this unique proposition does make it difficult to advertise fixed prices. One price / one package certainly does not fit all!
You have the freedom and flexibility to choose where you go and how to pace your day.
To give you an idea this package starts at about USD 200 per day, which would include a rental vehicle for 24 hours and about 8 hours of our professional guiding services. For days not entering the park, different rates apply.
And yes, for a maximum of 9 people on the vehicle!
To book or reserve a vehicle and guide with us, kindly get in touch by submitting our on-line form or writing a quick e-mail.
Drop a line and experience for yourself our personal attention in supplying you with wheels and excellent guiding when needed in the South Luangwa Valley.
We had a great experience with Ben and his team. The vehicle was perfect for game viewing and Lamick, the guide was extraordinary in his ability to locate the painted dogs and to put us in the right place at the right time. His knowledge of birds was also very good and contributed to an awesome Safari experience.
We will definitely be back!
We were a group of 12 and Ben was fantastic in getting us all the admin and background we needed before we flew up. We had two vehicles (and drivers) for the whole week were taken from the airport until we flew out a week later. The drivers we very punctual, profession and friendly. They also somehow seem to know where the good sightings are without there being competition with other game vehicles or a scrum at any particular sighting. We did both longer day drives and night drives. If anything, the drivers tend to underestimate times and distances at times - maybe it's a cultural thing - so just be aware of that when you're at a certain point. Other than that, faultless.
Ben also came to see at the house us just to make sure all was good.
Thanks again to Ben and his team for making out trip a truly memorable. I would highly recommend him for your trip to South Luangwa.
I've used Personal Touch Safaris on three separate trips to South Luangwa totaling 12 separate drives.
Every drive has been an excellent experience with out mishap.
Personal Touch Safaris is great and a much better deal than booking through other area companies or lodges!
Their guides are very knowledgeable and spotters are top notch. The vehicles are in great shape and I never had any mechanical problem on drives. I've found through personal experience that operators do not always run reliable vehicles!