A more detailed Zambia Safari package for the seasoned Africa traveller. This tour takes in 3 National Parks, namely South Luangwa, Lower Zambezi, and Kafue. With a wide range of landscapes, plenty of bio-diversity, and numerous wildlife-spotting opportunities, this is one of the most in-depth Zambian itineraries around.
SOUTH LUANGWA NATIONAL PARK ZAMBIA
STAY 2 NIGHTS
Enjoy wildlife, birding, adventure, relaxation and more
Enjoy armchair game viewing from the comfort of your private deck at the Nkwali Camp. A place where leopards roam along the bank and can often be spotted from camp, where elephants feed outside the rooms at night. Embark on walking safaris with knowledgeable guides, to reveal some of the hidden secrets of the African bush. Escape the heat with a dip in the refreshing pool and conclude your day with a nightcap at the bar.
SOUTH LUANGWA NATIONAL PARK ZAMBIA
STAY 2 NIGHTS
Enjoy wildlife, birding, adventure, and more
Walk back in time to an era of bush romance and classic pioneer safaris at the Nsefu Camp. The original huts zhooshed up with a modern touch here and there. Feel the aura of old world charm in your comfortably furnished room. Go outside for some adventure in the wild. See the lion, the elephant and the hippo. Seek out the smaller creatures on foot. Head back to camp for a wholesome lunch. Bid farewell to another day in paradise with a sun downer on the deck
LOWER ZAMBEZI NATIONAL PARK ZAMBIA
STAY 3 NIGHTS
Enjoy Adventure, Birding, Fishing, Flora, Hiking, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Star Gazing, Wildlife, and more
Enjoy complete escapism in nature at the Chongwe River Camp. A naturalist’s paradise with stunning river views and lovely indigenous foliage. Take in the unrivalled beauty of this untamed wilderness, where wildlife roams freely. Experience the warm, friendly Zambian hospitality and flawless service from the attentive crew. A stress-free holiday experience awaits in your charming tented suites, where you are met by excellent facilities.
KAFUE NATIONAL PARK ZAMBIA
STAY 3 NIGHTS
Enjoy 360 degree views of the unspoilt wilderness from your raised chalet at the Shumba Bush Camp. Be in awe of the biodiversity of the Kafue northern plains. Seek out the endangered Lichtenstein’s hartebeest and see the African wild dog. Head back to camp and cool down in the refreshing plunge pool. Congregate around a campfire and share your day’s experiences. At Shumba Camp, the focus is on experiencing all the highlights of a true wilderness holiday in Kafue.
Luangwa and Livingstone
After meeting you at the Mfuwe airport your guide will drive you to Nkwali Camp through colourful local scenes of villages, agriculture as well as bush. Nkwali Camp overlooks a wide bend of the Luangwa River into the South Luangwa National Park and is ideally situated for the start of your safari. All rooms have a view of the river and open-air bathrooms. The game in this area is excellent – and includes many family herds of elephants and the endemic Thornicroft Giraffe.
A typical day at Nkwali has you waking with the dawn to enjoy breakfast around a campfire before heading out on your morning activity. A delicious lunch is enjoyed on the bank of the lagoon, which is frequently visited by a variety of wildlife. The afternoon is the quiet part of the day, perfect for a siesta or a swim in the pool. In the mid-afternoon you meet up with your guide before heading out for your evening adventure, finding a beautiful location to watch the sun go down with a well-earned drink in hand. The opportunity to discover the nocturnal world by spotlight is a wonderful treat before heading back to Nkwali for dinner.
After an early breakfast, a game drives through the park and across the river takes you into the Nsefu Sector, which is recognized as a phenomenal game-viewing area. Nsefu was the first game camp in Zambia and dates back to the early fifties. There are six round rondavels with luxurious ensuite facilities and each room has a clear view of the sweeping bend of the Luangwa River through large windows and from the wooden verandahs.
During your stay you have the opportunity to drive or walk through the ebony groves or, depending on the heat and time of year, to explore further afield with an all-day picnic drive to the salt pans that will cover different habitats and is an exceptional day’s safari. There is also the option of visiting the community at Kawaza Village to meet interesting local people and experience life in a real non-tourist village.
In the morning you fly to Lower Zambezi via Lusaka (about 4 hours door to door). As you fly into the area, you will see the wide Zambezi River, dotted with islands. Buffalo and elephant are always seen feeding along with the pods of hippos that rest on the edge of the sandbanks. A game drive from the airstrip introduces you to the game of Lower Zambezi before arriving at Chongwe.
Activities are extremely flexible and with individuals choosing from drives, walks, boat cruises, canoeing, and fishing. Game viewing in the pristine Lower Zambezi National Park is a superb and big game, such as elephant, hippo, buffalo, and the big cats are even seen regularly in and around the camp! After a late lunch, there will be a chance for an afternoon activity – be it on the river or by vehicle.
At Chongwe River Camp there are various activities to choose from. Not only on offer are exciting day and night drives and bush walks, but guests can choose their own day’s itinerary from a selection of canoe trips, river safaris on safe, stable pontoon boats, and catch & release angling for the infamous tiger fish.
After breakfast and farewells, a drive through the park to the airstrip to meet the plane taking you to the Kafue National Park (1.3 hours). Landing at the Busanga Airstrip you will be transferred to Shumba Camp by either a combination of vehicle and mokoro or vehicle only. The transfer will be between 40 and 50 minutes from the airstrip.
Activities you can do here include game drives, night drives, and nature walks; exploring this incredible park.
After breakfast, a morning activity, time permitting; you will be transferred to Busanga airstrip for your flight to Lusaka to connect onto your onward flight.
STARTS FROM LUSAKA ZAMBIA
ENDS AT LUSAKA ZAMBIA
From $7 752
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