Large, grey and unmistakable

We will be exploring South Luangwa National Park, which is an extraordinary and beautiful wildlife area, full of game, and often described as ‘Another Eden’. Our... Read more

From £2221 per person sharing
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12 Jun - 19 Jun 2022

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South Luangwa National Park
AFRICA / Zambia

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Sketching African wildlife from life

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Join us on a residential Art Safari to one of Africa’s top National Parks where we spend a full week painting.

We will be exploring South Luangwa National Park, which is an extraordinary and beautiful wildlife area, full of game, and often described as ‘Another Eden’.

Our base for this holiday is a friendly, simple safari lodge situated just outside the park on the banks of the Luangwa River, and there is always something happening at the water’s edge – whether it is hippos and crocodiles lazing around, or elephants coming to drink!  Wildlife can also wander freely through the lodge at any time of day, so there is always some action to be sketched and drawn somewhere in camp…

We focus on wildlife sketching from open vehicles and use the time back in camp in the afternoons to work up sketches into paintings in watercolour and other portable media.  Your tutors will give demonstrations and provide one-to-one tuition time.  They will help you to develop your way of working, and observational techniques for drawing moving animals from life.

On our day and night game drives, we hope to fill our sketchbooks with elephant, lion, leopard, giraffe, zebra, impala, kudu, baboons, and warthog on the grassy floodplains and mopane woodlands, not to mention pods of hippo and numerous water birds in the ox-bow lagoons of the Luangwa River!

This is a cooler time of year when the skies are clear and blue, and predators are more active – making an encounter with the Luangwa’s famous leopards even more likely….

By giving yourself a week’s painting in the bush you have a wonderful opportunity to study animals in depth, improving your field sketching techniques and your plein air confidence.

Whatever your level of artistic skill, the combination of art and wildlife is unbelievably exciting, challenging and great fun!

The artist tutor will be one of our artists with African wildlife experience which include Mary-Anne Bartlett, Julia Cassels, Shelly Perkins or Alison Street.


Day 1Arrive in Lusaka, fly to Mfuwe and transfer to Thornicroft Lodge
Days 2-7Game drives and sketching in South Luangwa National Park
Day 8Depart Thornicroft Lodge, fly Mfuwe to Lusaka for flight home
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Per person sharing in a Comfortable Room from £2221 per person

Single room supplement in a Comfortable Room: £304 per person

There are a few room types available and the tour cost varies accordingly.  Please ask us for more information.



The joining point for this Art Safari is Mfuwe Airport.

Please liaise with us for flight timings; we aim to have the group all travelling on the same flights. If arriving at a different time from the group, there may be a small charge for separate airport transfers.



All accommodation, all meals, safari guide and art safari tutor. All game activities as indicated, all return transfers from Mfuwe airport to your lodge.

Airfares from your home country and internal flights, visa fee, Covid-19 related tests and services, departure taxes, park entrance fees, art materials, drinks and personal expenses

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