Offered by Absolute Zambia Safaris (Lower Zambezi National Park, South Luangwa National Park & Victoria Falls) Route: Lusaka (LUN )to Livingstone (LVI) Overview:…
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Offered by Absolute Zambia Safaris
(Lower Zambezi National Park, South Luangwa National Park & Victoria Falls)
Route: Lusaka (LUN )to Livingstone (LVI)
This itinerary feature three of top destinations in Africa and famous in Africa Lower Zambezi National Park the best place for the adventurous Canoe Safaris ,South Luangwa National Park Nsefu Sector this is the best area for abundant of wildlife and its an amazing area to do safaris as there is no congestion during sightings and Victoria Falls one of the seven natural wonders of the World – This place offers the magnificent view of this magic victoria falls and you can as well enjoy the amazing adventurous activities such as Sunset Boat Cruise Bungee Jump, Helicopter flight and many others.
About Lower Zambezi National Park:
Situated on the banks of the Zambezi River in the south-eastern part of Zambia, opposite Zimbabwe's Mana Pools National Park, the Lower Zambezi National Park occupies 4092 sq. km, with 120 km of river frontage. Its distinguishing features are the rugged escarpment to the north, the river itself, and its numerous islands, lagoons and floodplains which attract most of the Zambian wildlife. There are approximately 50 mammal species and 400 bird species, which thrive in the Park, as well as a wide variety of spectacular trees, grasses and flowers.
This area is still unspoiled as it is new to tourism and is afforded a high level of protection from the Zambian Government and the local tour operators. It was only declared a National Park in 1983, and the Cumings Family, who own and operate Chiawa Camp, brought the first tourists to the Park in 1990, creating one of the finest African safari experiences, opening access and all the game viewing loops enjoyed within the Park today.
Only licensed operators may conduct safaris in the area, and only a few lodges situated within the Park may conduct river and canoeing trips there on a daily basis, with strict regulations governing the number of boats on the water. Visitors to the Park are thus assured of seeing very little human activity. This has led to the Lower Zambezi National Park providing one of Africa's finest wilderness experiences.
The legendary Zambezi River is, in itself, a spectacle and is the namesake of this pristine wilderness. Along its 2700 km course, the Zambezi fertilises the Barotse floodplains, plunges over the Victoria Falls and replenishes the massive Lake Kariba before reaching the Lower Zambezi. Here, a myriad of islands has formed, creating a home and feeding ground for an incredible amount of diverse Zambian wildlife. Together this creates one of the most diverse and interesting eco-systems on the planet, providing the opportunity to explore these habitats in an unmatched variety of safari activities.
Day 1 to 4: Kanyemba Lodge – Lower Zambezi National Park
Carved out of the African bush, Kanyemba is a wonderful getaway in the Lower Zambezi, only two and a half hours from the capital city of Lusaka. Kanyemba's great atmosphere and vibe, the staff, the surrounding nature, expert guiding, and breathtaking scenery, along with our renowned cuisine will make your guests’ experience of Zambia's hospitality one to remember! Kanyemba Lodge strives to provide a haven in which to enjoy the beauty and activities on offer in the Lower Zambezi. Catering for a maximum of 20 guests, the lodge comprises 6 stone and thatch “rondavel” chalets, each with their own large private deck overlooking the Zambezi River, full ensuite bathroom and walk-in wardrobe. Nestled on the banks of the Zambezi, Kanyemba Lodge is built of natural materials, and the chalets blend in perfectly with the surroundings, providing extreme comfort in the warmer months and a very high level of privacy.
In addition, we offer a Family Unit which includes three individual suites – each with their own private entrance and en-suite bathroom but sharing a large deck area. Stunning en-suite bathrooms include state-of-the-art fittings and bright mirror lighting, along with handcrafted, Zambian made amenities. Chalets also include walk-in wardrobes with shelving, hanging rails, digital safe, and plenty of room for storage. Tea and coffee making facilities are provided in each room. All chalets have 220V electricity (mains with full generator backup), air conditioning, ceiling fans, and canopy mosquito netting. Overlooking the river, the restaurant and bar allow spacious & relaxed dining. Meanwhile upstairs, guests can relax and enjoy the extensive library and lounge with a view across the river – the perfect
space to while away the afternoon! Each evening guests are treated to Kanyemba Lodge’s famous cuisine under the branches of a giant wild Mango Tree. With a distinctly Italian influence, our team of chefs will wow your palate at the same time as the “Kanyemba Chorus” of hyena, frogs, and of course, the odd lion, will wow your mind. We also have a swimming pool beautifully situated on the banks of the river, with built-in benches that allow a retreat from the hotter hours of the day - whilst sipping a G&T and watching the elephants on the opposite bank.
- Activities include Angling, Walking safaris, Canoeing safaris, Boating, Village walks, Banana Plantation tours, Sunset cruises and Full Day Game Drives (see below):
- Fishing (angling) is NOT available between 1st December and 1st March each year due to a Fishing Ban in place throughout Zambia.
- Other activities may not be available at certain times of the year due to limitations presented by the rainy season.
- Note that due to safety restrictions, walking safaris and canoeing safaris have a minimum age of 12 years.
- Please ask for specific information about activities at the time of making your reservation if you would like to know more.
We depart the lodge early morning for a boat ride (approx. 1 ½hour) downstream to the base camp of Conservation Lower Zambezi (CLZ), where guests will transfer to our open top game drive vehicle.
The full day is spent in the National Park, exploring loops looking for 4 of the big 5 (elephant, buffalo, lion and leopard), as well as a variety of herbivores and birds. After a picnic lunch, we wind our way back towards CLZ to transfer back to the boat for the trip back to the lodge (2 hours) – arriving around 6 pm.
Note that due to vegetation within the national park, our game drive vehicle has no shelter from the sun, so a long-sleeved shirt is recommended in all seasons.
- This is by request is only available to guests staying for a minimum 3 nights
- Game Drive and National Park Fees are included for international guests. Minimum 2 pax.
- National Park roads are not accessible during the rains (closed mid-Nov to mid-April).
- There is a minimum age of 12 years to participate in National Park trips unless the vehicle is booked exclusively for one group. Note that due to the nature of the FULL day trip, it is not recommended for children under 8 years.
Kanyemba Lodge at a glance.
- 20 beds,6 stone and thatch rondavels with en suite bathroom, walk-in wardrobe and large private veranda
- overlooking the Zambezi.
- 1 thatched “family house” with 3 separate chalets under one roof, each room with private entrance, walk-in wardrobe and en-suite bathroom. Common private veranda to enjoy the views across the Zambezi and All rooms air-conditioned
- 220V electricity (mains + standby generator) - all plug types
- Closed only in February.
- Children of all ages welcome. Children under the age of 12yrs sharing with parents are charged at 50% and Infants under 4 years are not charged.
Brief notes about South Luangwa National Park
For most visitors, South Luangwa National Park is by far the most practical park to visit in the valley. This is Zambia’s premier wildlife park, with superb wildlife and many excellent camps. This is where the now famous walking safaris started from over 60 years ago and this unique African destination retains some of the finest world-class safari guides.
There are many contenders for the title of Africa's best game park. The Serengeti, Amboseli, Ngorongoro Crater, Etosha, Kruger, Moremi and Mana Pools would certainly be high on the list. South Luangwa has a better claim than most. Some of these other areas will match its phenomenally high game densities. Many others – the lesser known of Africa's parks – will have equally few visitors. One or two also allow night drives, which open up a different, nocturnal world to view, allowing leopards to be commonly seen and even watched whilst hunting.
However, few have South Luangwa's high quality of guiding together with its remarkable wildlife spectacles, day and night, in the isolation of a true wilderness. These elements, perhaps, are how the contenders ought to be judged, and on these the South Luangwa Park comes out around the top of the list.
Day 4 to 7: Zikomo Safari Camp – South Luangwa National Park (Nsefu Sector)
Zikomo Safari is across the river from South Luangwa National Park. It is set amidst a valley filled with diverse African wildlife. This peaceful bush lodge and campsite is the perfect setting for your African Photo Safari. Whether you choose a game drive, an exciting bush walk, a visit to the local village, a visit to the hot springs, or time out simply relaxing in a hammock, your visit will amaze you.
Only a forty-five (45) minute drive from Mfuwe International Airport, in an area away from other safari lodges, Zikomo Safari is spread under a canopy of ancient shade trees on the banks of the Luangwa River. It is in the Nsefu sector. This sector is one of the least crowded and richest in wildlife areas in the world.
Our nine handcrafted chalets are well furnished with en-suite bathrooms and private decks from which to view the river and wildlife. There are electric fans, mosquito nets, sinks, showers and toilets in each. Seven chalets have a double and a single bed. Two family size chalets offer two rooms, a double bed and two single beds.
Day 7 to 10: David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa
DAVID LIVINGSTONE SAFARI LODGE AND SPA
Blending perfectly within the lush surrounds of the Zambezi River bank, aha The David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa offers 5-star Victoria Falls accommodation nearby this impressive natural wonder of the world. Guests of this hotel near Livingstone, are treated to the glorious nature’s cape, luxury bush accommodation in Zambia, and Zambezi River cruises.
This luxurious Zambia hotel with river-facing rooms ensures each guest enjoys the same serene views that once captivated David Livingstone, the intrepid explorer and missionary who was the first European to set eyes on the Falls.
Be sure to dine at aha The David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa’s Kalai Restaurant to experience some of the finest Afro-Arabian fusion, cosmopolitan dishes in a traditional Zambian restaurant.
If you are looking to host an event in a unique setting, aha The David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa offers one of the foremost conferences centres near Livingstone. This is also a beautiful wedding venue with state-of-the-art equipment and breathtaking views of the Zambezi River.
aha The David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa overlooks the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, which creates a tranquil environment and the perfect space for a Victoria Falls spa experience.
5-STAR ROOMS Unwind in an en-suite room with captivating views over Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park
aha THE DAVID LIVINGSTONE ROOMS
The 5-star accommodation at aha The David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa comprises 77 rooms, all en-suite, and of which 5 are suites; 3 are inter-leading rooms (which are ideal for families, and 2 are rooms equipped to comfortably accommodate disabled guests.
The majority of our rooms look out over the Mighty Zambezi River, so you may enjoy leisurely sundowners on your private balcony.
STANDARD ROOM FEATURES
- Zambezi River-facing, En-suite bathrooms, Private balconies, Air-conditioning, Telephone, Hairdryer Flat-screen satellite TV, Tea and coffee station,24-hr room service, Laundry service, Mini bar, Wireless Internet
SIGNATURE SUITE FEATURES
- Bar and lounge
- Jacuzzi spa bath
- Private entertainment area
Meet & Greet /Transfer to Kanyemba Lodge
When you arrive at Kenneth Kaunda (Lusaka) Int Airport, you will be met by our driver who will then assist you with your luggage and 3hrs adventurous transfer to you Kanyemba Lodge.
Depending on your arrival time, you will have lunch and then you will go out for the afternoon activity that will be a Sunset Boat Cruise or Canoe Safaris or Maybe Fishing (Angling). Then return to the lodge relax and dinner.
Kanyemba Lodge in Lower Zambezi National Park
Today will start with breakfast in the morning followed by a morning activity which could be, Full day game drive looking for 4 of the big 5 or walking safari, Angling, Canoeing safaris, Boating, Village walks, Banana Plantation tours or Sunset cruises and return to the lodge for Lunch if it’s not a full day game drive.
Relax time and then afternoon tea followed by the afternoon activity Boating, Sunset cruise and return to the lodge for dinner and bed.
Kanyemba Lodge in Lower Zambezi National park
Same as day 2 - Today will start with breakfast in the morning followed by a morning activity which could be, Full day game drive looking for 4 of the big 5 or walking safari, Angling, Canoeing safaris, Boating, Village walks, Banana Plantation tours or Sunset cruises and return to the lodge for Lunch if it’s not a full day game drive.
Relax time and then afternoon tea followed by the afternoon activity Boating, Sunset cruise and return to the lodge for dinner and bed.
Transfer to Lusaka /flight to Mfuwe in South Luangwa National Park
Today you will start with breakfast and depending on your flight time to South Luangwa National Park our driver will pick you up and transfer you to Lusaka International Airport then flight to Mfuwe.
When you arrive at Mfuwe Airport a guide from Zikomo Safari Camp will welcome you and transfer you for about an hour’s, then you get to ZikomoSafari Camp you will have lunch then later afternoon tea followed by the afternoon /night game drive then return to the lodge in time for dinner.
Day 5 & 6
Safaris at Zikomo Safari Camp – South Luangwa National Park
Morning Breakfast followed by a morning game drive or Walking Safari and return to the lodge in time for lunch, free time to relax and then later afternoon tea/coffee then afternoon/night game drive and return to the lodge in time for dinner.
South Luangwa/Transfer to the Airport/Flight to Livingstone (Victoria Falls)
Morning Breakfast, and depending on your flight time to Livingstone you will either leave after breakfast or Morning activity (Game Drive or Walking Safari). You will check out of the hotel and transfer to Mfuwe Airport then flight to Livingstone.
When you arrive at Livingstone International Airport you will check in and relax then later dinner time. During your free time, you can try optional activities such as Lion or Cheetah walk or Helicopter flight or Tour of Mukuni Village.
Tour of the Falls/Sunset Boat Cruise – Victoria Falls, Zambia
Morning Breakfast then pick up for 2 hours guided tour of the Victoria Falls tour and you will be dropped at the lodge in time for lunch then free time to relax and later in the afternoon you will have a Sunset Boat Cruise – Amazing activity you will enjoy some comp snacks and drinks such assoda, beers and spirits while looking at the sunset and wildlife such elephants, hippos and crocodiles . Later drop off at the Lodge in time for dinner.
Free time /Optional Activities at Victoria Falls
You will have all three meals today and you are welcome to enjoy your lodge facilities and also its great opportunity to try optional activities Such a Full Day Chobe Day trip, Tour of Livingstone City to do shopping and visiting of the museum or try 15 minutes Helicopter flight or Game drive and trucking on Rhinos in Mosi oa Tunya National Park.
Victoria Falls/Transfer to Livingstone Int Airport
Morning Breakfast and check out of the lodge, depending on your flight time our driver will transfer you to Livingstone to arrive there two hours before your flight time.
End of the tour
Included at Kanyemba Lodge – Lower Zambezi National Park
- 3 Nights’ Accommodation
- Any two Activities Per Day (Angling, Walking safaris, Canoeing safaris, Boating, Village walks, Banana Plantation tours, Sunset cruises and Full Day Game Drives)
- All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch &Dinner)
- Laundry Service and National Park Fees
- Drinks from the Bar - (excluding imported wines/champagne)
- Two-way Airport Transfers
Included at Zikomo Safaris Camp - South Luangwa National Park, Nsefu Sector
- 3 nights Chalet Accommodation
- All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Three Course Dinner & Tea/Coffee and Snacks)
- 2 Game Viewing Activities Per Full Day (Walking safaris, Morning & Night Game Drive)
- Laundry Service, tea and coffee,juice and filtered Water
- Park Entry Fees & Conservation fees
- 16% government VAT taxes
- Two-way Airport Transfers
Included David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa – Victoria Falls, Livingstone
- 3 Nights Ensuite Accommodation
- All Daily Meals (Break Fast, Lunch and Dinner)
- 1 x Guided Victoria Falls Tours
- 1 x Sunset Boat Cruise
- Two Way Airport Road Transfers
Transfers and Flights Included are:
- Transfer from Lusaka Int Airport to Kanyemba Lodge in Lower Zambezi National Park
- Transfer from Kanyemba Lodge to Lusaka Int Airport
- Flight from Lusaka to Mfuwe in South Luangwa National Park
- Transfer from Mfuwe Airport to Zikomo Safari Camp in South Luangwa National Park
- Transfer from Zikomo Safari Camp to Mfuwe Airport
- Flight from Mfuwe Airport to Livingstone via Lusaka
- Transfer from Livingstone Int Airport to David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa
- Transfer from David Livingstone Safari Lodge to Livingstone Airport
- Visa Fees & Insurance
- Anything of Person Nature
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