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Overview:

This itinerary feature Lower Zambezi National Park and the best to explore this Park is through the Zambezi River with unique and Must do activity Guided Canoe Safari, Kafue National Park one of the oldest and second largest in Africa boast of its abundance of wildlife such as Lions., Leopard, Wild dogs, zebra, buffalo’s fantastic birdlife, the cheetah (Though rare sighting of a Cheetah). It also features one of the best in Africa south Luangwa Paradise as others call the Home of Walk Safari or The Valley of the leopards boast of its closer to nature because of its abundance of wildlife with animals likely to see such Leopard, Lion, Hyena, Elephant, Buffaloes, Zebras, Giraffe just to mention few of them and also good birds’ life. Clients will have the opportunity to experience the famous African walking safari and also Victoria Falls in Livingstone the home of adventure activities.

Day 1 to 3: Maramba River Lodge – Livingstone (Victoria Falls)

 

Ideally located just 4km from the 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 elephant wandering through the grounds at certain times of the year.

Maramba’s private chalets are spacious and airy and nestle under mopane and mahogany trees. All our 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. Our chalets are available in twins, doubles and family units that sleep 4.

Facilities: Activity Centre for all local activities, 24-Hour Security, Laundry, Curio Shop & Swimming Pool

Day 3 to 6: Hippo Lodge - Kafue National Park

 

INTRODUCTION

Hippo Lodge is an owner-run camp and is geared towards creating a personalised and intimate atmosphere that one would expect from a classic safari lodge. Bruce Whitfield, who has over a decade of experience guiding in Kafue National Park, will show you the magic of the bush with his extensive knowledge in African wildlife.

The lodge is situated on the east bank of the Kafue River, in the northern sector of the Kafue National Park, 100 km west-northwest of Mumbwa. Northeast of Hippo is the Lubungu ferry crossing on the old Kasempa road. Approximately 40 km downstream is Lufupa Lodge.

Hippo is a comfortable 4-hour drive from Lusaka in the dry season (May to mid-November) and the road is passable all year round for a reasonably high-clearance vehicle, although a reliable 4x4 vehicle is needed in the wet season (December to April). The Hippo airstrip lies less than 2 km from the lodge and is open in the dry season. A flight from Lusaka International to the camp takes no more than an hour and a half. This is the only airstrip in the area (1100 km long).

Activities include 4x4 game drives; walking safaris with armed escort; excellent birding and fishing; river cruises; or Indulge yourself in the tranquil and healing azure waters of our nearby natural hot springs. View Activities Available

 

If you want to be closer to nature choose the secluded self-catering camp on the beautiful, wooded Lunga Island 25 minutes upstream, with 6 furnished en-suite safari tents and a fully equipped kitchen and braai area. Read about Hippo Lunga Island.

Hippo Lodge has a peaceful atmosphere heightened by its seclusion deep within the Zambian bush, far from the bustle of modern city life. Come and fish, go game viewing or simply relax on the deck and watch the waters of the Kafue flow by as the sun sets on another perfect African day.

ACCOMMODATION

Hippo Lodge is idyllically situated on the east bank of the Kafue River within the northern sector of Zambia’s Kafue National Park, a 5-hour drive from Lusaka on a road accessible all year round.

Accommodation consists of five private thatched chalets, plus 2 rustic safari tents, all en-suite. Each chalet is secluded from the rest and they all have exquisite views of the river. One of them is a spacious self-catering villa which can also be booked as a full-board option, ideal for bigger families.

Day 6 to 9: Wildlife 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 Chalet

Day 9 to 12: Kiambi Safari Lodge – Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia

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.

Itineraries

Day 1

Meet & Greet/Transfer to Maramba River Lodge – Victoria Falls

When you arrive at Livingstone International Airport you will be welcomed by a representative who will assist you with luggage and transfer you to Maramba River Lodge.
Check-in and depending on your arrival time you will have Lunch and be at ease on this day. Later in the evening dinner and bedtime.

Day 2

Guided Victoria Falls Tour & Sunset Boat Cruise

Breakfast and then you will check out of Kiambi Safari Lodge, then our driver will take you on about Three hours to Lusaka International Airport in time for your flight back home. You will arrive at the airport at least two hours before your flight time.

Day 3

Transfer to Livingstone Airport/Flight to Lusaka/Transfer to Hippo Lodge – KNP

Breakfast in the morning and you will check out of the lodge, our driver will take you to Livingstone airport in time for your flight to Lusaka. 1hr10min light flight to Lusaka and you will be met by our representative who will welcome come you and lead you on about 4 to 5 hours adventure road transfer to Hippo Lodge. Depending on your arrival time you will have late lunch and free time to relax. Later in the afternoon, you will have afternoon tea and snacks then you will go out for the afternoon/evening scheduled activity that will be the game drive or Boat game viewing/sunset cruise then return to the lodge in time for dinner and later bedtime.

Day 4 & 5

Game viewing activities at Hippo lodge – Kafue National Park

Breakfast in the morning followed by morning activity 2-3hrs game drive or Walking Safari with armed escort or Boat game viewing or Bathing in the Hot springs then return to the lodge for lunch and relax. later in the afternoon enjoy afternoon tea then scheduled afternoon/evening activity that will be the game drive or Boat game viewing/sunset cruise then return to the lodge in time for dinner and later bedtime.

Day 6

Transfer to Lusaka /Flight to Mfuwe in South Luangwa National Park

Breakfast in the morning and then you will either do a morning activity or leave right away after breakfast depending on your flight time from Lusaka to Mfuwe in South Luangwa National Park.
When you arrive at Mfuwe Airport a guide from Wildlife Camp will be waiting for you, warm welcome and then check with you on your luggage and assist you with it. He will then give you a briefing on what to expect and take you on about 1hr transfer to the camp.
Check in and then depending on your arrival time you will relax or make it for the afternoon/evening schedule game drive, then dinner and bedtime.

Day 7 & 8

Game Viewing activities Wildlife Camp – South Luangwa National Park

On these days your morning will start quite early with a nice breakfast then a morning game drive or walking Safari and you will be returning to the camp for in time lunch, free time to relax and afternoon tea/coffee time and then an afternoon/night game drive that starts around 4 Pm an interesting activity that starts with afternoon and stop for a sundowner drinks and then returning to the camp in time for dinner and then bedtime at your convenient time .
During your free time while at Wildlife Camp you have optional activities such as Village Tour, Visits local Schools and visit local fabric shops or you are welcome to swap a safari for these activities for no extra cost.

Day 9

Transfer to Mfuwe Airport/Flight to Lusaka /Transfer to Kiambi Safari Lodge – LZNP

Breakfast in the morning and depending on your flight to Lusaka you may do a morning game drive or leave after breakfast. At some stage, the guide/driver from Wildlife Camp will take you to Mfuwe airport at least one hours before your flight time to Lusaka.
Upon arrival in Lusaka at Lusaka Int Airport you will be met by our driver after immigration paperwork, he will assist you with luggage and take you on a scenic transfer of about Three hours to Kiambi Safari Lodge in Lower Zambezi National Park. Arrive check-in and depending on your arrival time you will be served lunch then free time to relax. Later dinner and bedtime at a convenient time.

Day 10

Three Hours Guided Canoe Safari & Sunset Boat Cruise – Lower Zambezi National Park

Breakfast in the morning and then you will be picked for Three hours guided Canoe Safari and then you will be returning to the lodge, relax a bit and then lunch time. You will have free time to relax and later in the afternoon, you will enjoy your sunset boat cruise on the Zambezi River, game viewing from the boat with wildlife such as Hippos, Elephants and lots of birds as well as other animals. Then you will return to the lodge before dark, you will have time to relax and then dinner will be served.

Day 11

Optional Activities – Lower Zambezi National park

Today you will have free time to relax or try optional activities such as angling (Tiger Fishing which is spot Catch and release), Village Tour, Game Cruise or you can book a full day 10 hours Lower Zambezi National Park safari – Picnic safari. All meals will be served as daily scheduled (Routine). Then bedtime at your convenient time.

Day 12

Transfer to Lusaka International Airport

Breakfast and then you will check out of Kiambi Safari Lodge, then our driver will take you on about Three hours to Lusaka International Airport in time for your flight back home. You will arrive at the airport at least two hours before your flight time.

Included in this Safari Itinerary are:

Maramba River Lodge – Victoria Falls (Livingstone)

  • 2 Nights Chalet or Luxury Tented Accommodation
  • Breakfast, Mid-morning & afternoon teas
  • 1 x Guided Victoria Falls (Zambia)
  • 1 x Sunset Boat Cruise

Hippo Lodge – Kafue National Park

  • 3 Nights Chalet Accommodation or Rustic safari tents (All Ensuite)
  • All Meals (Breakfast, Brunch & Three Course Dinner)
  • 2 Game Viewing Activities Per Day (Morning or Night Game Drive, Walking Safari, Boat game viewing/sunset cruise)
  • National Park Entry Fees

Wildlife Camp – South Luangwa National Park

  • 3 Nights Chalet Accommodation
  • All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Three Course Dinner, Tea/Coffee & Snacks)
  • 2 x Game Viewing Activities Per Day (Walking Safari, Morning Game Drive & Night Game Drive)
  • National Park Entry Fees & All Government Taxes
  • Laundry Service Services
  • Two-way Mfuwe Airport Transfers

Kiambi Safari Lodge – Lower Zambezi National Park

  • 3 Nights Luxury Ensuite Tented Chalet Accommodation
  • All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Three Course Dinner)
  • 1 x Three Hours Guided Canoe Safari
  • 1 x Sunset Boat Cruise

Transfers & Flight Included are:

  • Return Road Transfers from Maramba River Lodge to Livingstone International Airport
  • Return Road Transfers from Lusaka Intl Airport to Hippo Lodge
  • Return Road Transfers Mfuwe Airport to Wildlife Camp
  • Return Road Transfers from Lusaka International Airport to Kiambi Safari Lodge

Excluded are:

  • Visa Fee when applicable
  • Insurance (Its recommended for clients to arrange it in the country of residents)
  • Lunch and Dinner at Maramba River Lodge – Victoria Falls
  • Laundry Services at Maramba River Lodge & Kiambi safari Lodge
  • Anything of Personal Nature and not mention in Inclusions above

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