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Offered by Absolute Zambia Safaris
(LOWER ZAMBEZI & SOUTH LUANGWA NATIONAL PARK)
Lower Zambia National Park is one the famous National Park well know for the unique canoeing Safari and the Zambezi River with wonderful game viewing while on the river.
South Luangwa National Park – Simply one of the best parks in Africa it’s a prime wildlife area with animals like Leopard, Lions, Wild dogs, Head of Buffaloes, Lots of Elephants, Giraffes, Zebras and many others as well as amazing birdlife. South Luangwa national is the home of the famous African walking safaris and with no doubt, this itinerary gives you a complete Zambian safari experience.
During your Safari tour you will stay in the following Areas:
- 3 Nights at Kiambi Safari Lodge Lodge – Lower Zambia national Park
- 3 Nights Wildlife Camp – South Luangwa National Park
- 3 Nights -Zikomo Safari Camp – South Luangwa National Park
Brief notes about Lower Zambezi National Park
This Park is still relatively undeveloped, its beauty lies in its wilderness state. The diversity of animals is not as wide as the other big parks, but the opportunities to get close to game wandering in and out of the Zambezi channels are spectacular. The Park lies opposite the famous Mana Pools Reserve in Zimbabwe, so the whole area on both sides of the Zambezi River is a massive wildlife sanctuary.
The River’s edge is overhung with a thick riverine fringe, including ebony and fig trees. Further inland is a floodplain fringed with mopane forest and interspersed with winterthorn trees and huge acacias. The hills which form the backdrop to the Park are covered in broadleaf
Even though the Lower Zambezi National Park covers an area of 4092 square kilometres, most of the game is concentrated along the valley floor. There is an escarpment along the northern end which acts as a physical barrier to most of the Park’s animal species. Enormous herds of elephant, some up to 100 strong, are often seen at the river’s edge. ‘Island hopping’ buffalo and waterbuck are common. The Park also hosts good populations of lion and leopard, and listen too for the ubiquitous cry of the fish eagle.
Day 1-4: Kiambi Lodge – Lower Zambezi National Park
Kiambi Lower Zambezi is your first gentle, mellow taste of the Lower Zambezi, and sets the uniquely African stage for your forthcoming journey of discovery.
Kiambi Safari owns and operates an exclusive lodge in the Lower Zambezi Valley – Kiambi Lower Zambezi, situated in the Chiawa Game Management area of the Zambezi Valley, in a prime location on the confluence of the Zambezi and Kafue Rivers. The Lodge welcomed the first guests at Kiambi Lower Zambezi in May 1999 and has from its inception, enchanted one and all by truly capturing the essence of the Lower Zambezi. Kiambi Lower Zambezi offers a unique composite experience, a rare combination of Africa’s culture, scenery and wildlife. This is “The real Africa”. Each of the luxury thatched chalets is set on a raised wooden platform, with spacious en-suite facilities and private verandas with a view over the Zambezi. While relishing the supreme comfort, furnished stylishly in Rhodesian teak and equipped with the necessities to make your stay comfortable; Kiambi guests never lose that close-to-nature experience.
All luxury thatched cottage come with tea and coffee facilities, air condition, an en-suite bathroom with hot showers.
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: Wildlife Safari Camp, South Luangwa National Park
Wildlife Safari Camp is a safari-camp on the banks of the Luangwa River in Zambia. This camp provides guests with an affordable front-row seat to one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in Africa, South Luangwa National Park. Since 1992 Wildlife Camp has been one of the most famous and popular camps in the Luangwa Valley, providing our guests with spectacular and authentic experiences in the African bush.
Wildlife Safari Camp has 9 en-suite chalets, five of which are situated in a quiet corner of the camp, overlooking a lagoon area and surrounded by huge shady trees while the other four are located in the centre of our camp, conveniently close to our reception area, main bar and restaurant. These four chalets each offer unique views over the Luangwa River. The Camp also has En-suite Safari Tents which are ideal for budget guests who cannot afford the slightly higher rates for the Chalets.
Day 7 to 10: Zikomo Safaris Camp, South Luangwa in 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.
Meet & Greet/Transfer to Kiambi Safari Lodge – Lower Zambezi National Park
Upon arrival at Lusaka International Airpor, you will be welcomed by our representative who will then assist you with luggage and our driver will transfer you to Kiambi Safari Lodge in Lower Zambezi National Park. It’s a transfer of about 3 hours and you will arrive at the lodge depending on your arrival time you will have lunch and relax then later in the evening you will have dinner.
Kiambi Safari Lodge – Lower Zambezi National Park
Morning breakfast then you will be picked for three hours Guided Canoe Safari and return to the lodge in time for lunch, relax then in the afternoon you will have a sunset Boat cruise and back for dinner and later bedtime.
Kiambi Safari Lodge – Lower Zambezi National Park
Today you will have breakfast and you will go out for 4 hours Fishing trip – This is a sport and strictly angling where you will catch and release (Optional you can do a Village Tour or Canoe Safari/Boat Cruise) then return to the lodge for lunch and relax. Later in the afternoon you will have a sunset boat cruise and return for dinner and bedtime.
Transfer to Lusaka/Flight to Mfuwe
Morning breakfast, then you will check out of the lodge and our driver will transfer you to Lusaka International Airport in time for your flight to Lusaka. Depending on what time you leave and your flight the lodge will arrange some packed lunches for you.
When you arrive at Mfuwe International Airport a guide from Wildlife Camp will be waiting for you ,assist you with luggage and then take you on an adventurous transfer of about 45 minutes and then you will check in and depending on your arrival time you will go out for the Afternoon/Night Game Drive that starts around4 PM and you will return to the camp in time for dinner and later bed .
Day 5 & 6
Wildlife Camp – South Luangwa National Park
Morning breakfast then a morning game drive or walking safari will follow and you will return to the camp for lunch and free time to relax. Later in the afternoon, you will have afternoon tea/coffee and then an afternoon/night game drive and return to the camp dinner and later bedtime.
Depart Wildlife Camp to Zikomo Safari Camp – Nsefu Sector
Today you will have morning Breakfast and morning game drive or walking safari then return to the camp for lunch. After Lunch, a guide from Wildlife Camp will transfer you to Zikomo Safari Camp within the South Luangwa National Park but in the Nsefu Sector. It’s a transfer of about 30 minutes.
You will arrive check in, relax and later you will have afternoon tea and an afternoon/night game drive and returning to the camp almost in time for dinner then bed at your own time.
Day 8 & 9
Zikomo Safari Camp – South Luangwa National Park, Nsefu Sector
Today you will have breakfast and you will go out for morning game drive or walking safari and you will get back to the Camp in time for lunch then free time to relax and later afternoon tea/coffee time followed by an afternoon/night game drive and dinner then bed at your own time.
Depart Zikomo Safari Camp/Flight to Lusaka
Morning breakfast and then depending on your flight to Lusaka you will do a morning game drive or leave after breakfast. At some stage, the guide from Zikomo Safari Camp will transfer you to Mfuwe International Airport in time for your flight to Lusaka.
When you arrive at Lusaka International Airport, our representative will welcome you and assist with luggage to check in on your international Flight to Lusaka.
What is Included?
Included at Kiambi Safari Lodge – Lower Zambezi National Park
- 3 Nights in Luxury tented en-suite chalet
- All Meals (breakfast, lunch & Three Course Dinner)
- 2x Sunset Cruise
- 1 x Half Day Fishing
- 1 x 3 Hours guided Canoeing Safari
- All Road Transfers
Included at Wildlife Camp will be: –
- 3 Night Chalet Accommodation
- 2 Game Viewing Activities Per Day (Walking Safari, Morning & Night Game Drive)
- All Daily Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Three Couse Dinner & Tea/Snacks)
- Laundry Service and Park Entry Fees
- All 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
Transfers & Flights Included are:
- Transfer from Lusaka International Airport to Kiambi Safari Lodge in Lower National Park
- Transfer from Kiambi Safari Lodge to Lusaka International Airport
- Flight from Lusaka to Mfuwe in South Luangwa National Park
- Transfer from Mfuwe Airport to Wildlife Camp in South Luangwa National Park
- Transfer from Wildlife Camp to Zikomo Safari Camp in South Luangwa
- Transfer from Zikomo Safaris to Mfuwe Airport
- Flight from Mfuwe to Lusaka for onward connection
What is Excluded?
- Visa Fees
- Insurance – we recommend for clients to arrange in their home country
- Drink from the Bar and not Specified in the Itinerary
- Laundry at Kiambi Safari Lodge in Lower Zambezi National Park
- Anything of Personal Nature and not Included
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