Art Safari creative adventures in Africa – Zambia


Carmine & Goliaths 

8 days in South Luangwa National Park

+ optional extensions to Victoria Falls or Lake Malawi

26 September to 3 October 2018

With Mary-Anne Bartlett

A wonderful opportunity to study wildlife at leisure on a relaxing residential course in South Luangwa National Park.

Mary-Anne returns to Zambia to tutor a full week of painting at Thornicroft Lodge. South Luangwa is a mesmerising place to paint, with incredible wildlife populations and continually enthralling sightings.

Spend time with Mary-Anne and our Safari Guides 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. 

Mary-Anne will share his deep love of wildlife, help you think about media and the manner in which you portray the excitement of seeing animals in their natural habitat and talk you through the calm of the landscapes.

Dry and hot, this is an exceptional time to see Africa in the build-up before the rains – dramatic skies and the whole majesty of the animal kingdom before us.  

It is a spectacular time of year for birding – the arrival of the carmine bee-eaters to their nesting colonies makes a noisy colourful spectacle. Goliath herons often stalk the waterways and raptors scour the lagoons and grazing areas for prey and carrion.

Big cats proliferate.  Large prides of lions are now so familiar to us that we know each matriarch and each male’s family history and can chart family groups and events.  Leopard sightings are frequent, and we often see leopards by day lounging in trees.

This tour includes

  • 8 days on the Luangwa River, South Luangwa National
  • 7 nights at Thornicroft Lodge
  • Game drives (day & night) and sketching in Africa’s finest wildlife area
  • Visit to a local village

Tour cost per person sharing:  from £2058 in riverside en suite chalet

Single supplement available on request 

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.

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


Why not extend your stay in Africa?  Take a few days/weeks elsewhere in Zambia or Malawi?  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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  Email: – info@artsafari.co.uk