12-Day Highlights of Zambia SS (Camping & Lodging)

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Job Description

Overview

Type of Tour: Budget/Camping Tours 

Duration of Tour: 12 Days / 11 Nights

Tour Details:

This 12 Day highlight to Explore Zambia’s unspoiled landscapes, abundance of wildlife and natural wonders, far off the beaten path. Start at South Luangwa National Park, staying in a remote camp only accessible on foot. Then, head to North Luangwa, where there are no permanent camps and only a handful of walking safari operators. Next, it’s Lower Zambezi National Park, which offers stunning riverside scenery. Your Zambia tour ends at Victoria Falls, where you’ll stay on a private island. This is the real Zambia.

Tour Highlights:

  • Explore entire Zambia from Lusaka deep down to Livingstone
  • Safari experiences and explore the purity and authenticity that takes Zambia far beyond just a sightseeing trip.
  • Predators at night, safari on foot and from the water, aerial imagery and close-up photography hides all bring ways for Zambia’s highlights to impress all your senses.
  • Celebrate a thrilling diversity with time spent at Victoria Falls, the South Luangwa savanna, and the Lower Zambezi wetlands making for the perfect safari adventure

Trip Facts:

Destinations Accommodation Nights Meals
Livingstone (Victoria Falls) Maramba River Lodge 1 Night DBB
Upper Zambezi Sioma Camp 1 Night DBB
Liuwa Plains National Park Liseli Lodge 1 Night DBB
Liuwa Plains National Park Kwale Community Camp 4 Nights DBB
 Liuwa Plains National Park Liseli Lodge 1 Night DBB
 Kafue National Park Kasabushi Camp 2 Nights DBB
Lusaka Pioneer Safari Lodge 1 Night DBB

 


Itinerary

Day 1: Livingstone Airport to Livingstone (Victoria Falls) (20.6 km)

 

Guest will be picked up at the airport and transferred to the hotel in Livingstone, and around 16:00 guests will go on an African Queen Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi, including transfers, snacks & local beverages. Livingstone (Victoria Falls) Located near the Zambezi River in south-western Zambia, the bustling town of Livingstone is famous as the home of the magnificent Victoria Falls. One of the original natural wonders of the world, the World Heritage Site is known locally as ‘The Smoke that Thunders’. This spectacle is accessible from both Zambia and Zimbabwe and is an ideal place to combine game viewing and water sports.

Overnight: Maramba River Lodge

Ideally located just 4km from Victoria Falls and just outside of Livingstone, Zambia. Maramba River Lodge provides a most attractive all-year-round accommodation base in a shaded woodland setting. The Lodge is situated on a bluff overlooking the Maramba River. We are often visited by the resident wildlife with elephants wandering through the grounds at certain times of the year.

Six luxury safari tents provide all the comforts of a lodge without sacrificing the pleasures of a camping experience.

Each tent is individually decorated to a theme with our own handcrafted furniture. The en-suite bathroom is tiled throughout with a shower open to the African sky. Tents are available with twin beds, doubles, and singles.

Maramba’s private chalets are spacious and airy and nestle under mopane and mahogany trees.

All the rustic, thatched chalets have creative mukwa and wrought iron fittings, en-suite tiled bathrooms, mosquito proofing with treated nets, ceiling fans, internal safe, and views over the Maramba River or floodlit waterhole.


Day 2: Livingstone To Upper Zambezi

 

This Morning Guest will have breakfast and enjoy the drive along the mighty Zambezi River westward. Our next stopover is the Ngonye Falls at the Zambezi River. We will visit the Ngonye Falls and going to explore the surrounding areas. The Ngonye Falls / Sioma Rapids offering excellent birding and Otters are a common sight in the river. We are camping at the public camping site of the Ngonye Falls National Park. You can give us a hand when setting up the tents.

Overnight: Sioma Camp

A high-quality safari camp on the Zambezi River close to the main Sesheke-Senanga road just south of the Sioma (Ngonye) Falls in southwest Zambia.

The camp has good views up and downstream. Accommodation options include 6 luxury safari tents with open-air bathrooms, placed on elevated, wooden decks with thatched roofs, 4 standard safari tents – also with open-air bathrooms – for self-drive and self-catering tourists, and a campsite.


Day 3: Lower Zambezi to Liuwa Plains National Park

 

Accommodation: Liseli Lodge

This Morning Guest will have breakfast and drive to Mongu, the capital of Western Province, is overlooking the Barotse Floodplains. We are getting some fresh supplies and refuel for the next part of our Pizi Safari. When the Zambezi waters filling the Barotse Floodplain the Litunga, the King of the Lozi, will leave his lowland palace and moves to the higher grounds. This annual ceremony is called “Kuomboka”. It usually takes place in April.

Overnight: Liseli Lodge

Liseli Lodge is in a peaceful suburb of Mongu, where guests will find an oasis of calm and tranquillity. Equipped with all the facilities needed to have a relaxing, stress-free stay in the true heart of Zambia.


Day 4: Liuwa Plains National Park to Liuwa Plains National Park

 

 Accommodation: Kwale Community Camp

Guest will have the have breakfast drive across the Barotse Floodplains towards Kalabo. In Kalabo we register at the African Parks office and after crossing the Luanginga River head into Liuwa Plains National Park. The next days we are going to spend on game drives in search for the Wildebeest and Spotted Hyenas. African Buffalo and Lion were reintroduced into the Liuwa Plains National Park. The park is known for its flocks of Cranes too.

 


Day 5: Liuwa Plains National Park

 

Accommodation: Kwale Community Camp

This Morning Guest will have breakfast and go on a Game drive and will be back before lunch and in the afternoon go on a walk. Later afternoon goes on a game drive before dinner.

 

 

 


Day 6,7,8: Liuwa Plains National Park

 

Accommodation: Kwale Community Camp

Guest will have breakfast and go on a morning game drive and be back around lunch and again go on an afternoon game drive

Overnight: Kwale Community Camp

 

 

 


Day 9: Liuwa Plains National Park to Kafue National Park 394 km

 

This morning guest will have breakfast and check out from Latitude 15°.you will drive leaving Lusaka towards Kafue NP. The destination is Ila Safari Lodge, on the banks of the Kafue River. You will go on a sunset cruise on the Kafue River to get a first impression of the area. You are staying in Luxury En-suite Safari Tents at Ila Safari Lodge

Distance: 320km / 5hrs.

Overnight: Kasabushi Camp

 


Day 10: Kafue National Park

The guest will have a nice breakfast in the morning then go on a game drive activity and go on a guided bush walk on the Busanga Plains. Or, simply relax at the camp by taking a dip in the pool or reading a book on our viewing platform overlooking the Plains. The Busanga Plains area consists of an extensive floodplain that falls dry after the rainy season, attracting huge numbers of game and stunning birdlife. It is no surprise that Getaway magazine mentioned Busanga as one of the ‘top 10 secret gems of Africa’.

Overnight: Kasabushi Camp

Kasabushi Camp is a Bush Camp in the wild zone of the Central Kafue National Park. It began with a superb campsite that opened in April 2014 and the main bush camp will consist of 4 en-suite tents with all the creature comforts of a lodge on a full-board basis.


Day 11: Kafue National Park to Lusaka (769.9 km)

Guest will have a nice breakfast will reach Lusaka and we close our big circle around Western Zambia. Depending on the time we arrive in Lusaka we can visit the Kabwata Cultural Village, where local artists showcase their skills in wood carving, painting, metal works. Other optional activities are a visit of the National Museum

Overnight: Pioneer Safari Lodge

Located in Lusaka, Zambia, Pioneer Safari Lodge is situated approximately thirty minutes from Lusaka Airport. A range of accommodation types is available, ranging from a family cottage, chalets, and tents.

Guests can enjoy relaxing at the onsite swimming pool or having a drink at the bar. A variety of different walking trails are accessible to guests from the lodge. Amenities include a library area, curio shop, Wi-Fi, and onsite restaurant.


Day 12: Lusaka to Airport 20km

This safari ends after breakfast. We will take you to the airport for your flight back home or to connect to another destination.

Included/Excluded

  • Qualified professional driver-guide
  • Vehicle / fuel
  • Park entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Passenger liability 15%
  • VAT 2% tourism levy
  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner for the Client
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Entrance fees not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Drinks at lodges and on road
  • Optional excursions and activities
  • Tips for tour guides
  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Items not mentioned in the itinerary
  • All drinks

How To Book And How To Pay:

To reserve this tour, a payment of 30% of the total price must be made at the time of reservation. The balance of 70% can be made before the departure of your tour.

Your deposit can either be made by means of a Bank Transfer, with the addition of a 45 US Dollar fee, or by Credit Card which incurs an additional bank charge of 3.5%.

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