Highlights of Zambia

Lodge Tour to Zambia´s best parks

Visit Lower Zambezi NP, Kafue NP (with Busanga Plains in September / October) and South Luangwa NP on this safari . 

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Itinerary

Included & Excluded

Included in the price:

·        Accommodation as indicated in the program

·        All meals as indicated in the program

·        Alcoholic drinks and soft drinks on days 13 and 14 (days 14 and 15 respectively)

·        All transport (including transfers to/from the airport on date of arrival and departure)

·        Competent English-speaking guide and driver/cook.

·        Domestic flight day 9 or 11 including 23 kg luggage and 5 kg hand luggage

·        All park entry fees

·        All activities as indicated in the program

 

Excluded from price:

·        International flights

·        Alcoholic drinks and soft drinks (we supply juice and drinking water).

·        Visa fees to Zambia (single entry: US$ 50-00 pp).

·        Personal insurance, personal expenditure (i.e. curios)

·        Tips

 

 

Day 1

Lusaka

After arrival in Lusaka transfer to a small lodge in the outskirts of town.

Overnight in chalets at Pioneer Camp or similar. Dinner in a restaurant (-/-/-).

Days 2, 3 and 4:

Lower Zambezi National Park

After breakfast we drive through Lusaka and down the escarpment to the Zambezi valley. A visit to the Lower Zambezi Park is one of the highlights in Zambia.

The Zambezi River on the one side and the Escarpment on the other form the backdrop of our game viewing. We do game drives in the Park and boating along the river shore to watch the animals come to drink. On one of these days we will do a sunset boat cruise on the Zambezi.

We stay overnight in chalets at Eco Residence Lodge (or similar) on the banks of the Zambezi River (3x FB)

 

Day 5

Lusaka

Today we drive up the escarpment and back to Lusaka where we do some shopping for the next days in the bush.

Overnight in a nice lodge in Lusaka. Dinner in a restaurant (B/L/-).

Day 6, 7 and 8

Kafue National Park (north-eastern section)

Transfer to Kafue River Lodge situated in the north-eastern area of Kafue National Park. Kafue National Park is well known for its variety of different species of antelopes. Leopards and prides of lions are also regularly seen. On one of the afternoons we will either do a game walk or boat trip depending on the local conditions. Dinner is being served underneath the starlit sky.  

Overnight in beautifully situated chalets on the banks of the Kafue River. (3x FB)

Day 9

Mfuwe - South Luangwa National Park

In the early morning transfer back to Lusaka, afternoon flight to the airport at Mfuwe. Transfer to our lodge next to the South Luangwa River.

Overnight in chalets of Marula Lodge or safari tents at Wildlife Camp or similar (FB).  

 

Day 11, 11 and 12

South Luangwa National Park

South Luangwa NP is known for its abundance of African wildlife: Thorneycroft’s giraffe, Cookson’s Gnu, Crawshay Zebra, and big herds of buffalo and elephant. We have 3 full days to explore the area and will also have time to relax in between the game drives at our lodge.

Game drives along the Luangwa River often produce spectacular sightings. Hippo families can be seen in great numbers in the river, unparalleled in Africa.

During the dry season (July to October), many side channels of the river dry up, leaving the fish trapped. This attracts many different species of predators, such as the African fish eagle, jackal, and hyena.

The colourful Carmine bee-eaters are often seen perching in front of their nests in the river banks.

Overnight in chalets of Marula Lodge or safari tents at Wildlife Camp or similar (3x FB). 

Day 13 and 14

South Luangwa National Park

Transfer to Nkhonzi Camp in the heart of South Luangwa National Park. The highlights here are the game walks for which South Luangwa National Park is renowned. Game drives and night drives are offered as well.

Overnight in Nkhonzi Camp or similar (2x FB).

Day 15

Departure

Transfer to the airport Mfuwe and flight back home (B/-/-)

Change of itinerary for tours in September and October

Including Busanga Plains in the northern Kafue NP

Days 1- 5: as above

Day 6: Kafue National Park, north–eastern section:

1 night at Kafue River Lodge on the banks of the Kafue River.(FB)

Days 7, 8 and 9: Busanga Plains – northern part of  Kafue NP

Transfer in north-western direction to Busanga Plains, This area can only be visited in a very limited time of the year. You will spend 3 days in this remote wilderness to explore the area on game drives and game walks. Overnight in Mashozhe Camp (3x FB).

Day 10: Kafue National Park:

Transfer back to Kafue River Lodge (about 6 hours driving). In the afternoon we will do a sunset boat cruise on the Kafue River. Overnight in chalets of Kafue River Lodge on the banks of the Kafue River (FB).

Day 11: flight to Mfuwe – South Luangwa NP:

Days 12 and 13: South Luangwa Park

Days 14 and 15: South Luangwa National Park with Nkonzhi Camp

Day 16: Departure: 

 

Dates

Zambia´s Highlights from Lusaka to Mfuwe 15 days

SH 1: 13.07 – 27.07.2019:

SH 2: 03.08. – 17.08.2019:

Zambia´s Highlights from Lusaka to Mfuwe 16 days

SH 3: 31.08 – 15.09.2019

SH 4: 21.09 – 06.10.2019

SH 5: 12.10 – 27.10.2019