10 Days Wonderful of Zambia Safari (Lodging)

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Job Description

Overview

Type of Tour: Lodging tour

Duration of Tour: 8 Days / 7 Nights

Tour Details:

Explore two of Zambia’s best national parks on a one-week safari tour. Starting in South Luangwa, you’ll take part night game drives (a rare speciality), which offers the unique opportunity to see nocturnal predators, such as big cats, come to life. Moving on to Lower Zambezi National Park, the safari adventure continues with river activities along the Zambezi, such as canoe safaris and fishing excursions. This taste of Zambia’s wildlife is sure to have you eager to return in the future.

Tour Highlights:

  • You will take you into two of Zambia’s most beautiful and remote safari areas, namely the South Luangwa Valley and Lower Zambezi National Parks.
  • Both offer true wilderness experiences where big game including elephant, lion, wild dog, hippo and many more species abound.
  • We end the safari with sometime at the Victoria Falls which is a natural spectacle that you should not miss.

 

Trip Facts:

Destinations Accommodation Nights Meals
Luangwa National Park Time + Tide Kakuli South 4 Nights DBB
Lower Zambezi Time + Tide Chongwe River Camp 3 Nights DBB
Livingstone (Victoria Falls) Tongabezi 2 Nights DBB

 


Itinerary

Day 1: Mfuwe Airport to South Luangwa National Park (39.3 km)

 

Accommodation: Time + Tide Kakuli

Guest will be picked up at Mfuwe airport by a driver from Mfuwe Lodge and drive for 25 minutes through the local village, over the Luangwa Bridge, and into the park. You will see wildlife as soon as you near the bridge so be sure to keep your binoculars handy! Mfuwe is a charming and unique lodge situated in the South Luangwa National Park. the northern and southern Luangwa National Parks contain some of the most breath-taking and untouched wilderness in Africa. As a result of this and the parks’ successful anti-poaching campaigns, the area has developed into a world-renowned wildlife haven. The South Luangwa National Park is renowned for its walking safari, which allows visitors to view elephant, hippo, and even lion close-ups under the supervision of professional and knowledgeable armed guides.


Day 2: South Luangwa National Park

 

Accommodation: Time + Tide Kakuli

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. Wildlife includes hippos, crocodiles,s and over 400 species of birds, elephants,s and large herds of buffalo. Thornicroft’s giraffe and Cookson’s wildebeest can be spotted plus healthy populations of wild.

 

 


Day 3: South Luangwa National Park

 

Accommodation: Time + Tide Kakuli, South Luangwa National Park / Similar

Guest will have breakfast and drive deeper into the park to Tena Tena. Buried deep in the exclusive Nsefu Sector of South Luangwa, this luxury safari camp is the flagship property of famed safari enthusiasts, Robin Pope Safaris, and offers an insight into a restricted section of the national park.

 

 


Day 4: South Luangwa National Park

Accommodation: Time + Tide Kakuli, South Luangwa National Park / Similar

The guest will have a nice breakfast and go on a morning walk and in the afternoon on a game drive.

Overnight: Time + Tide Kakuli

Perched high above the Luangwa River, Time + Tide Kakuli offers impressive vistas of the river and its many visitors below. Designed to celebrate the riverside setting, a stay at Time + Tide Kakuli is an awe-inspiring experience that allows you to reconnect with nature in a magnificent way. Freshly redesigned for 2018, the suites offer comfort in all seasons and are thoughtfully appointed to ensure every guest enjoys their experience. Take in the panoramic views of the river from your private verandah, listening to the calls of nearby hippos and watching the giraffes and elephants that stop by for a drink. Marvel at the aerial acrobatics of emerald green bee-eaters hunting outside your tent. Slow down, unwind and fully immerse into this extraordinary wild land.

Venture into one of the most game-rich areas of the national park with our award-winning guiding team on game drives and walking safaris. The South Luangwa is renowned for its world-class predator action, with especially strong sightings of the elusive leopard. In the South Luangwa, expect large herds of elephants and rivers packed with hippos and crocs. The diverse habitat supports a wide variety of plains game and birdlife alongside the predators attracted to the abundance.


Day 5: Mfuwe to Lower Zambezi

Accommodation: Time + Tide Chongwe River Camp, Lower Zambezi / Similar

Guest will freshen up this morning and be Leaving to South Luangwa, you’ll take a domestic flight from Mfuwe to Jeki via Lusaka, followed by a private transfer to Lower Zambezi National Park. You’ll stay at the five-star Potato Bush Camp, a luxury safari property comprised of just three spacious tents, complete with private plunge pools. After sunset, take a night game drive to see nocturnal wildlife such as African wildcats, genets, civets, honey badgers, porcupines, and maybe even the rare pangolin.

 


Day 6: Lower Zambezi

Accommodation: Time + Tide Chongwe River Camp, Lower Zambezi / Similar

This Morning Guest will have breakfast and enjoy the Zambezi River on your doorstep with canoe safaris, boat trips, fishing excursions and sunset river cruises. With “floating sundowners” you can relax on the deck of the boat, gin and tonic in hand, watching bathing pods of hippos and looking out for lurking crocodiles. You might even see elephants splashing in the waters or crossing the river to Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools on the other side. Don’t miss the chance to explore the Lower Zambezi region on foot as part of an intrepid walking safari. Once you leave the safety of the vehicle, everything changes and you’ll be treated to wildlife watching and safari experience you can’t get from the backseat of a jeep. Discover the tiny lizards and insects which also call the park home, learn about plant life and ecosystems, then examine tracks and scat to understand how rangers track wildlife.


Day 7: Lower Zambezi National Park

This day doesn’t miss the chance to explore the Lower Zambezi region on foot as part of an intrepid walking safari. Once you leave the safety of the vehicle, everything changes, and you’ll be treated to wildlife watching and safari experience you can’t get from the backseat of a jeep. Discover the tiny lizards and insects which also call the park home, learn about plant life and ecosystems, then examine tracks and scat to understand how rangers track wildlife.

Overnight: Time + Tide Chongwe River Camp

Dotted along the forested riverbanks, Time + Tide Chongwe Camp is surrounded by wild beauty. Set at the confluence of the Chongwe and Zambezi Rivers against a beautiful mountainous backdrop, the camp has the best views in the Lower Zambezi. Sit outside your tent, listening to playful vervet monkeys scampering in the winterthorn trees overhead. Before you, an elephant wades across the languid river, dwarfed by the mountainous escarpment beyond. The resident hippos bellow their displeasure at this intrusion, breaking the tranquility. A warm breeze drifts past, carrying the earthy aroma of the river. Lean back and breathe deeply, letting the energy of this extraordinary, wildland revitalize your mind and soul.

Time + Tide Chongwe’s impressive variety of safari activities provides the ultimate exploration of this magnificent African paradise. By land, enjoy game drives and walking safaris, or take to the rivers and explore with boat cruises canoeing safaris and fishing. Back in camp our new wildlife hide is great for photography, especially rare nocturnal creatures. This is one of the most beautiful regions in Africa, with rivers winding through the forested valley, creating a haven for wildlife and birdlife. Lions, wild dog, elephants and hippos abound – to name just a few!


Day 8: Kafue to Livingstone (Victoria Falls)

 

Accommodation: Tongabezi Lodge

Guest will be 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 southwestern 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.


Day 9: Livingstone (Victoria Falls)

Guest will have breakfast and go on a guided tour of the falls on the Zambian side (you also have Unlimited access to the Eastern Cataract of The Falls and park fees). A choice of an Elephant Back Safari OR a 15-minute Flight of Angels over The Victoria Falls.

Overnight: Tongabezi Lodge

The luxurious Tongabezi Lodge is situated on the banks of the Zambezi River, just upstream of Victoria Falls. The lodge features a lounge, a bar, two main area swimming pools, and a gym. Meals are served in the large dining room, on an outdoor deck overlooking the river, in the privacy of your room, or floating on the Zambezi River. The five houses and four river cottages are each individually styled and cater for two to five guests. Game drives, bush walks, and boating trips are all-inclusive. Victoria Falls can be viewed in close proximity to the lodge, on a short excursion with your guide.


Day 10: Lower Zamia to Mfuwe Airport

This is the last day of the tour and the guest will just have breakfast and be transferred back to Mfuwe airport at a time to be confirmed.


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 30 days before the departure of your tour. Your deposit can either be made through 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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