Luangwa Emerald SeasonShades of green in a Kigelia Africana

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. Therefore, we at Personal Touch Safaris provide complementary services in the vicinity of the park.
And remember, the choices to explore the park and the villages are unlimited with the hire of our cars.

Below some suggestions to get even more out of your Luangwa Experience.


the award winning Bush-Spa of Mfuwe

A touch of Nature whilst on Safari!
A relaxing holistic treatment is the ideal way to break up an exciting safari!
But not to worry, game viewing can even continue at the unique Bush-Spa in South Luangwa National Park, Zambia.
The setting is dreamy, on a secluded deck next to a lagoon that sees permanent heavy hippo traffic and a wide diversity of other animal visitors.
An experience not to be missed!

Your purely private safari at Jake & Gillie House

A stunning private home for short term rentals and a stay here is easily combined with a vehicle or guided safari from us at Personal Touch Safaris.
Jake & Gillie’s house is five minutes from the entrance to South Luangwa National park. It stands on 200 acres of private land with a breathtaking, widescreen 180 degree view over a winter thorn studded dambo, frequently visited by elephant, giraffe, buffalo, puku and other game. The house sits on a ridge with a lagoon at its foot, so the game never strays far from this permanent water source. Contact us for more information.

Caring for our communities

Project Luangwa

tourism supporting education

Project Luangwa, a NGO formed in 2010 by safari operators as a part of the commitment to responsible tourism. Their aim is to create an effective, coordinated approach to help local communities improve their long term economic prospects whilst avoiding a negative impact on the environment and wildlife.

Besides selling some excellent souvenirs, they also have the best cafe in town, so go pay them a visit, just next to the filling station.

As a charity operating in Zambia, they believe 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 couldn't agree more!

Enjoy rural Kunda communities

A chance to experience life in a rural Kunda village of Zambia.
The people of Kawaza village providing the services to guests all receive a monthly salary. 

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 Safaris can arrange transfers to and from the village and are happy to arrange your budget overnight booking directly with the village as well.

K9 unit at CSL Zambia

Conservation South Luangwa
(CSL and formerly known as SLCS) is working with community and conservation partners in the protection of the South Luangwa ecosystem.

Their vision is the long term survival of wildlife and habitats in South Luangwa under the custodianship of the Zambian people.

Special attention is given to anti-snaring patrols in South Luangwa.

But they do so much more; read on to find out what and why their work is so important to all of us and generations to come.

Johan Elzenga

Johan W. Elzenga is an award-winning freelance photographer and the editor at two Dutch photography magazines.
He also writes stories and makes photographs for a number of other magazines all over the world.
Johan and wife Ine lost their hearts to South Luangwa and have since visited many times. 

We are grateful to have some of Johan's images featured on this site and we are proud to welcome Johan and Ine each year to expand their collection.

Johan is one of the professionals using our vehicle to get that ultimate image.

Logistics for film crew

Brilliant documentaries with a Personal Touch 

We work closely with professional Zambian registered companies and can assist in connecting you to the right people here and in neighbouring countries,

Being dedicated to film crew support and logistics as well, we developed a strong network of contacts enabling us to assist your fixing, gear importation, local gear hire, transport, and accommodation.

Get in touch with us well in advance to sort out the finer details, ensuring that you have complete peace of mind before, during and after your shoot.

Reviews of Personal Touch Safaris


We hope your safari with us is going to be or was as you hoped it would be and although we often hear about incredible sightings and experiences, it is always nice to hear back from our guests too.

You can either leave a review of your safari or check experiences before booking your safaris or rental car with us by going to our REVIEW PAGE. 

Wishing you a fantastic time!

Really, there is so much more to see, do and just experience.
Just too much to mention or too much to name all.
Better is to just come for yourself and explore!
Looking forward welcoming you to South Luangwa soon.