Art Safari creative adventures in Africa – Zambia  



Lazy big cats

South Luangwa National Park


16 – 23 September 2020 

With Julia Cassels



We visit Zambia at a cooler time of year. Julia Cassels will be running a full week of painting at Thornicroft Lodge.  This is a wonderful opportunity to study elephants and other animals at leisure on this relaxing residential course in South Luangwa National Park.Julia Cassel without glasses

These are perfect temperatures: the elephants just glide through the grass like ships on the ocean; big cats stick to the roads; and the pelicans are busy fishing in the lagoons.  We will spend time in the national park and also work up sketches back at our base on the banks of the great Luangwa River. Beware – animals tend to wander through at any time of day. 

South Luangwa is the most impressive of National Parks, with incredible wildlife populations and continually enthralling sightings.

Birding is always excellent here.  Big cats proliferate.

Our activities include day and night game drives,  and a visit to a local village.  

This tour includes

  • 7 nights on the Luangwa River, South Luangwa National Park.

Bush telegraph from Julia Cassels tutoring on Art Safari in Zambia 25 April 2016  – ‘All is going really well. Everyone in the group has bonded SO well…so heaps of laughs inbetween the keen sketching and painting…… the results have been brilliant!

The game viewing has been unreal! Everyone is totally blown away:

Leopard each day, and unbelievable sightings in daytime, so close too. Tripping over wild dog, the pack of 17 as well as the pack of 6, a lovely group of lion, porcupine, a tree hyrax ( never known of in the Valley), fighting giraffe and Eles swimming across the river. ……… What more can we see?

Tour cost:  from  £5,375 per person sharing

Single supplement from £540  

Our prices include:All accommodation, all meals, safari guide and art safari tutor, all game activities as indicated, all transfers from your lodge to Mfuwe airport return.Kudu Trio

Our prices exclude: –  Airfares from your home country and internal flights, visas, departure taxes, park entrance fees, art materials, personal expenses.

Why not extend your stay in Africa Visit the splendour of Victoria Falls or relax on Lake Malawi, go hiking/riding/kayaking.  Talk to us about the possibilities.

We are happy to arrange your flights for you but offer you the option of sourcing them yourself.  Further information about what art materials and clothing to take with you, medical and insurance requirements etc will be given to you later. Please feel free to discuss your own private safari, with dates to suit you and with an itinerary to suit you.


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