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Staying at some of the most exclusive luxury camps that Africa has to offer, flying in and out of the top parks including Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park, Okavango Delta, Victoria Falls and dusting off on Zanzibar Island. A wilderness and wildlife extravaganza. This vast and sparsely-populated continent hosts some of the greatest wildlife experiences on Earth paired with stunning luxury camps, this will be an experience you will never forget!
This wildlife safari will provide you with 17 nights of accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary.
In December 2017, Sanctuary Retreats launched the exclusive new Sanctuary Kichakani Serengeti Camp in Tanzania. This extraordinary new escape, based in three-set locations across the Serengeti, invites guests to intimately experience the movement of a million-plus wildebeest and zebra as they follow the fresh grasses across the Serengeti plains during the annual migration cycle.
Being a part of Kichakani - translating from Swahili as ‘in the bush’ - means staying in remarkable luxury tents which can be packed up and moved along in a style evocative of the pioneering explorers of the 19th century, yet with all the modern comforts.
Handcrafted luggage, easy chairs with an air of mid-century modern, and characterful cabinets and desks have all been designed to be perfectly portable. This considered modern collection of the first-class furniture brings the charm of centuries-ago safari living bang up to date.
Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp is located in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area - situated in the Ngorongoro Crater rim valley, close to the access road into the crater, giving guests unrivaled access to the crater floor.
Ngorongoro is home to a large assortment of animals including zebra, buffalo, warthog, wildebeest, hippo and elephants; and an amazing population of predators - lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs, and the elusive leopard.
Sanctuary Swala is located in a secluded area of Tarangire National Park, one of the most exciting and least visited parks in the country. In the heart of Maasai country and a remote corner of the Tarangire, in total seclusion amongst giant acacia trees and looking out beyond the flat savannah, Sanctuary Swala offers a very exclusive safari experience.
The picturesque landscape is filled with ancient baobab trees, ambling elephants and birds in flight. Built to the highest eco-friendly standards, this camp has a particularly low-carbon footprint.
It boasts a wonderful location in the very heart of Stone Town, making it easy to immerse yourself in the charm and beauty of the city. Visit the Old Fort – a landmark fortification built in the late 17th century by the Omanis to defend the island from the Portuguese.
Learn about the about the history of the Zanzibari royal family in the Sultan’s Palace or admire the House of Wonders; the largest and tallest building in Stone Town, set on the old town’s seafront. Add some contemporary history to your trip with a visit to Freddy Mercury’s home.
Soak up the sights, sounds and heady aromas of the lively Forodhani Night Market, where you can sample a variety of local specialties ranging from freshly grilled seafood kebabs and Zanzibar pizzas to sugar cane juices with ginger and gyro.
Take a fascinating Spice Tour or a Swahili Cultural Tour and explore the winding Stone Town alleys to experience everyday life, the Zanzibari way. On the way back to the hotel, be sure to pick up a few treasures like Tinga Tinga artwork, some rose water and perhaps a few words of Swahili.
Sanctuary Sussi and Chuma is built on a dramatic bend of the Zambezi River in the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, twelve kilometers upstream from the world-famous Victoria Falls.
Named after Dr. David Livingstone’s faithful friends Sussi and Chuma, the lodge is located in one of the most beautiful parts of the Zambezi amidst Jackalberry trees and Phoenix palms, providing unrivaled views and exclusivity. Accommodation is in twelve Sussi tree-houses, connected by wooden walkways. There are also two private Chuma houses, each with two bedrooms.
A classic tented camp located on a private concession in the Okavango Delta, Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp offers a varied game viewing experience as well as our unique elephant interaction.
Set among ebony and sausage trees, Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp is located on a 260,000-acre private concession bordering the Moremi Game Reserve. The natural wonders of the area constantly change over the seasons from lush green when the rain flows down the Angolan highlands, to dry savannah when the neighboring Kalahari Desert tightens its grip on the terrain.
The camp is the home of our unique Living with Elephants interaction. Walking with these rescued orphaned elephants is an uplifting experience and one that will remain with you long after you have left.
In the morning, you will be met and transferred by private vehicle to the Arusha airstrip for your onward flight to Serengeti National Park. Accommodation is offered in ten double tents which are nestled deep in the heart of the Serengeti National Park.
Private verandas with comfortable furnishings extend in front of each unit where your personal tent attendant will bring you tea and coffee so you can relax and enjoy your peaceful surroundings. The dining area, lounge, and library are housed in the main area, which affords spectacular views over the savannah.
Following dinner this evening, you will retire to the campfire under African night skies. Lunch and dinner are also included for this day.
For this day, you may choose to either partake in a full day game drive into the heart of the Serengeti and along the Mara River with a picnic lunch or remain close to camp with morning and afternoon game drives. The area around Sanctuary Migration Camp is surrounded by the Great Migration this time of year with the Mara River giving the animals the source of life, water.
Along with this part of the river are some of the largest crocodiles in the world with numerous hippo families calling this place home. Here you have the opportunity to witness a migration crossing.
In the evening, you will return to the camp and climb to the top of a kopje (rocky outcrop) for stunning 360-degree views of the Serengeti. Relax with your preferred drink as you watch the setting sun paint the Serengeti with pinks, oranges, and reds. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided for this day.
Sanctuary Kichakani Serengeti Camp’s three-set locations throughout the year are based on the natural migration path offering wildlife viewing from open plains, sweeping grasslands, and rocky kopjes. The stars of this seasonal path are wildebeest, zebra, Thomson’s gazelles, and the predators that this migratory journey attracts.
The Serengeti is known for having the Big Five; cheetahs are a highlight, along with the wild dog, giraffe, waterbuck, and impala. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided for this day.
After breakfast, you will transfer to the airstrip for your light aircraft flight to Manyara. The Sancturary Retreat guide will meet you at the airstrip and transfer you to the camp, approximately a 30-minute drive with game viewing en route. Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp is located in Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Conservation Area, on the crater rim.
There are 10 luxury safari tents. Each custom-made walk-in tent is spacious and complete with en-suite bathroom, flush toilet, shower and hot water available throughout the day. Each tent provides a room safe, hairdryer, and mosquito nets. There are three main area tents: a dining tent, lounge, and bar and lounge tent. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served for this day.
Awaken early this morning to a warm cup of tea or coffee served on the veranda of your tent. After a hearty breakfast, you can enjoy the activities on offer: game drives with English speaking driver / guide in Ngorongoro crater and on the rim, and a Masai village visit and bush meals.
Enjoy game viewing with the spectacular backdrop of the crater wall at every turn. This great caldera is home to around 30,000 animals with a high concentration of predators. Zebra and wildebeest account for almost half the animals with plenty of gazelles, buffalo, hartebeest, warthog, and bull elephants.
On the lake in the middle of the crater, you may see thousands of flamingos fluttering and shimmering like a pink heat haze. Return to camp this afternoon with time for a hot shower before pre-dinner drinks by the campfire as you discuss the day’s adventures. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided for this day.
Early this morning, you will be met and transferred by private vehicle to Arusha airstrip for your flight to Tarangire National Park. Upon arrival, you will be met by your guide and transferred to Sanctuary Swala in the customized open safari vehicle. Driving time is approximately 30 minutes with game viewing en route.
Each of the twelve tents at Sanctuary Swala is shaded by tall acacia trees and ancient baobabs and is within sight of the well-frequented waterhole. The canvas pavilions at Sanctuary Swala are unashamedly luxurious but still close enough to nature to permit an exciting night under canvas.
In the afternoon, there is time to relax before embarking on your first game drive. Huge herds of elephant, greater kudu, impala, and zebra are all easily spotted while leopards lurk in the trees. Due to the camp’s secluded location, you are unlikely to see many vehicles as you venture out into the national park. Evening game drive included. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will also be provided to you for this day.
Awake to the sounds of the bush as a steaming hot cup of tea or coffee is served on your tent’s deck. In the morning, you may like to sleep in and enjoy your surrounds or explore the park on an early morning game drive before returning to camp for a refreshing drink and lunch.
In the afternoon, you have time to take a refreshing swim in the pool or relax on your private deck with a cool drink and gaze out to the waterhole and watch as the game lazily congregates in the shade to escape the heat. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided for this day.
Awake to the sounds of the bush as a steaming hot cup of tea or coffee is served on your tent's deck. In the morning, you may like to sleep in enjoy your surrounds or explore the park on an early morning game drive before returning to camp for a refreshing drink and lunch.
In the afternoon, you have time to take a refreshing swim in the pool or relax on your private deck with a cool drink and gaze out to the waterhole and watch as the game lazily congregates in the shade to escape the heat.
As the afternoon progresses you may like to explore the Tarangire on an afternoon game drive. The beauty of Tarangire unfolds as you venture out into the baobab scattered landscape. During the dry season, the concentration of wildlife in the Tarangire is second only to the Serengeti ecosystem.
Return to camp to freshen up before meeting around the campfire for a pre-dinner drink as you discuss the day’s adventures. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided for this day.
After breakfast, you will transfer to the airstrip for your light aircraft flight to Arusha approximately a 30-minute drive with game viewing en route. Connect with Zanzibar Island Flight. In the afternoon, you will arrive on Zanzibar Island where you will be transferred to the Double Tree Hilton Hotel.
In Zanzibar, you can move at your own pace. Do as little or as much as you please. This is a halfway point for you to recharge your batteries. Lunches and dinners are not included while on Zanzibar Island simply because there are so many dining options to choose from.
You are staying in the heart of Stone Town with many surrounding restaurants within walking distance. Rich with flavors from African, Persian, Arabic, Indian, and European cultures. Stone Town’s dining scene is a foodies’ dream. Breakfast is included in Swala.
After you enjoy a big breakfast, half day walking tour around Stone Town boasts a wonderful location in the very heart of Stone Town, making it easy to immerse yourself in the charm and beauty of the city. Visit the Old Fort - a landmark fortification built in the late 17th century by the Omanis to defend the island from the Portuguese.
Learn about the about the history of the Zanzibari royal family in the Sultan’s Palace or admire the House of Wonders. Enjoy the afternoon at your own leisure walking around Stone Town shopping in the bazaars, enjoy the local coffee houses or a cocktail by the water. Breakfast is included for this day.
A full day of relaxation and leisure, walk or take a dula dula (Tuk Tuk) around town. There are lots of local restaurants to tantalize your taste buds, day spas to indulge. Shopping and local Bazars. Or simply lay on the beach soaking up some sun with a book in hand, Zanzibar has some of the most beautiful beaches you will see anywhere in the world.
By night Soak up the sights, sounds and heady aromas of the lively Forodhani Night Market, where you can sample a variety of local specialties ranging from freshly grilled seafood kebabs and Zanzibar pizzas to sugar cane juices with ginger and gyro. Take a fascinating Spice Tour or a Swahili Cultural Tour and explore the winding Stone Town alleys to experience everyday life, the Zanzibari way.
Depart Zanzibar Island to Livingstone, Zambia. Known as the adventure capital of Africa offering a variety of adrenalin activities. Imagine taking on the mighty Zambezi River on a white water rafting trip. Did you know the rapids on the Zambezi are officially defined as “Grade 5"?
The Flight of Angels offers an amazing opportunity to experience a flight in a helicopter and an unrivaled and superior view of the majestic Victoria Falls. Other adventure activities include bungee jumping, micro lighting over the Victoria Falls and swimming at the Devil’s Pool. These activities are an optional extra and can be booked at the lodge.
A morning game viewing activity is followed by breakfast. You will be transferred to the border for your onward transfer to Zambia. Sanctuary Sussi and Chuma are just a short drive away from the world-famous Victoria Falls.
The lodge itself is an exclusive haven in the heart of Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park which, in addition to the mighty roar of the Victoria Falls, also boasts a wide variety of game as well as countless opportunities for adventure. Built on two levels on a dramatic bend in the Zambezi, the main lodge is perched in giant ebony trees.
Guests can relax in the swimming pool, or enjoy a drink in the elevated bar. The twelve air-conditioned tree houses are connected by wooden walkways and all enjoy superb views over the river. In addition, there are two private houses available. Each has two bedrooms, a dining area and deck with plunge pools, as well as a private chef and house staff.
The day is at leisure to enjoy some of the many activities on offer, these include a tour of the falls, sundowner cruise on the Zambezi, walking safaris, game drives in the National Park and a Village Tour. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included for this day.
The day is at leisure to enjoy some of the many activities on offer, these include a tour of the falls, sundowner cruise on the Zambezi, walking safaris, game drives in the national park and a village tour.
Livingstone is also known as the adventure capital of Africa offering a variety of adrenalin activities. Imagine taking on the mighty Zambezi River on a white water rafting trip. Did you know the rapids on the Zambezi are officially defined as “Grade 5"? The Flight of Angels offers an amazing opportunity to experience a flight in a helicopter and an unrivaled and superior view of the majestic Victoria Falls.
Other adventure activities include bungee jumping, micro lighting over the Victoria Falls and swimming at the Devil’s Pool. These activities are an optional extra and can be booked at the lodge. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included for this day.
After breakfast group road transfer from Sussi to Kasane. Shared Mack Air flight from Kasane to Stanley’s Camp. Sanctuary Stanley’s is situated in a 260,000-acre private concession, thus affording guests absolute exclusivity. Guest accommodation consists of eight classic styled safari tents.
The afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the game viewing activities. A completely unique Stanley’s feature is an educational experience with a group of semi-habituated African elephants and a highly recommended activity at an additional cost.
Other activities available include serene mokoro canoe excursions (subject to water levels), exclusive bush dinners, and game drives in customized, open 4 x 4 vehicles – including the rare opportunity of night drives. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided for this day.
The day is at leisure. Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp offers some of the best game viewings in the Okavango, including the rare and elusive wild dog. A completely unique Sanctuary Stanley’s feature is an educational experience with a group of semi-habituated African elephants and a highly recommended activity at an additional cost.
Other activities available include serene mokoro canoe excursions (subject to water levels), exclusive bush dinners, and game drives in customized, open 4x4 vehicles – including the rare opportunity of night drives. As Stanley’s Camp is in a private concession, guests also have the exclusive option of walking safaris with an armed professional guide. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided for this day.
In the morning, you will have the opportunity to meet and interact with semi-habituated elephants - Jabu and Marula - on their morning walk. Observe them up close in their natural environment as they feed, take mud baths and swim, whilst learning about them and discovering their unique personalities. This activity includes a picnic lunch.
You are invited to discover the elephants from the ends of their bristled tails to the tip of their powerful yet sensitive trunks. Explore the astonishing kinship between the elephants and their guardians. A delicate blink of Marula’s long lashes reveals her sensitive yet powerful personality.
Jabu, takes you trunk in hand, with his bold and generous nature. They will infatuate you and transforms your understanding of elephants to a deeper and more personal level. This activity is at an additional cost. Please inquire for notes for rates in order to avoid disappointment, pre-booking is recommended.
The activity is at available to a minimum of two guests and a maximum of ten. Children nine years and older are allowed to enjoy the activity with parents. Please note the elephants are on annual leave from January 15 to February each year. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided for this tour.
A morning game viewing activity is followed by breakfast. You will be transferred to the airstrip for your onward shared Mack Air flight to Maun. Breakfast is included for this day.
Tanzania is one of the best places in Africa to go on Safari, with fewer tourists than its northern neighbor, Kenya, and unique experiences such as Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania ticks all the boxes.
All camps are located in an exclusive pocket of the parks away from the tourist buses for complete privacy offering a variety of activities include morning and evening game drives, walking safari’s and night drives, sundowners, bush dinners, and picnics.
Sanctuary Retreats Philanthropy Projects at each permanent camp offer the opportunity to see another side of life here in Africa. Working closely with local villages Sanctuary Retreats are running projects all over Africa, from bicycle donation imports and workshops, beekeeping, farming, and school programs.
From the snow-capped summit of Mount Kilimanjaro to the game-rich Ngorongoro Crater, from the endless plains of the Serengeti to the baobabs of the Tarangire, Tanzania is the safari insider’s hot tip. Boasting 14 national parks and numerous game reserves, this is home to the largest wildlife herds on the African continent, as well as the palm-fringed island of Zanzibar, ideal for post-safari relaxation.
The park’s name originates from the Tarangire River that crosses through the park. The landscape and vegetation are incredibly diverse and the hilly landscape is dotted with many Baobab trees, high grasses, and dense bush.
Huge herds of up to 300 elephants roam the national park while migratory wildebeest, zebra, impala, buffalo, and eland crowd the lagoon and waterholes. The Tarangire is also home to the more unusual species of fringe-eared Oryx and peculiar long-necked gerenuk.
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located 180 kilometers west of Arusha in the Crater Highlands area of Tanzania. The main feature of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is the Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest inactive, intact, and unfilled volcanic caldera.
The crater, which formed when a large volcano exploded and collapsed on itself two to three million years ago, is 610 meters deep and its floor covers 260 square kilometers. A large diversity of animals reside in the crater, including an extraordinary population of predators, such as lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs, and the elusive leopard; as well as hippo, wildebeest, warthog, zebra, eland, buffalo, gazelles and waterbucks.
The beautiful Serengeti National Park is renowned for the famous annual wildebeest migration, with over one and a half million wildebeest and 250,000 zebras. The national park is a UNESCO World Heritage site and covers around 5,700 square miles of grassland plains, savannah as well as forest and woodlands.
The park contains a variety of wildlife, including the “Big Five.” There are also many cheetahs to be seen, Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelle, hyena, impala, and even the elusive African wild dog.
A landlocked nation, bordered by South Africa, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. It is dominated by the Kalahari Desert, which covers up to 70% of the country’s land surface, the Okavango Delta, the world’s largest inland delta and the Chobe National Park in the north.
Vast and untamed, a country with thousands of square miles of exquisite wilderness, Botswana offers exceptional game viewing as well as a varied safari experience across its broad and flat expanses of savannah, desert, salt pan, and wetland.
Hear the roar of the thundering Victoria Falls, feel the adrenaline while white water rafting down the mighty Zambezi River, or take a leisurely game drive in the leopard country of South Luangwa. This is Zambia, a country rich in natural beauty and wildlife, yet scant in tourists.
Aside from its variety of game, such as lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, and a number of exciting endemic species, Zambia is noted for its rich birdlife and exotic fish. It is something of a pilgrimage for fishermen, and for birders, they cannot help but be drawn by the marvelous diversity of bird species. Zambia is the perfect African destination to have an authentic safari experience.
During this safari, you will be provided with your daily meals, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beer, teas and coffees, and refreshments and snacks while on game viewing drives.
Sanctuary Retreats prides itself on the personalized service they are able to offer their guests. Please let them know if you have any special requests and / or dietary requirements.
Dining will be individual table settings placed in spots around the camp with unique viewpoints. There will also be comfortable sofas and umbrellas placed in and around the camp in special spots with great views for guests to sit and soak up the surrounding area.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included in your stay – and dining is a mix of silver service, multi-course and buffet style depending on the camp.
On early morning game drives, indulge in a packed breakfast enjoyed in the middle of the bush and head back to the lodge for a late lunch, or leave after an early breakfast and indulge in a scrumptious packed lunch enjoyed whilst on a full day game drive. For a more intimate experience, you can choose to dine on individual tables set in special spots around the camps.
Afternoon tea is served just before the afternoon game activity and offers a selection of cake, tea, coffee, and fresh fruit juices. Sundowners and snacks offer the perfect way to end the day as the sun sets over the savannah. Pre-dinner drinks can be enjoyed around the fire before dinner.
At Swala camp, you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner overlooking the only permanent waterhole in the area where all the animals come to quench their thirst. From small antelope like impala who seek "sanctuary" around the camp to waterbuck, buffalo, and lions as well as the resident herd of bull elephants who do not like sharing.
Botswana game drives are not typical here, as water crossings are part of the adventure, and watching zebra standing belly-deep in water, grazing is a sight to see. Even giraffe will cross water up to their hocks. During higher water levels, game drives will be combined with motorized boating excursions.
Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp is set in a private concession which means we can also venture out at night on exciting game drives to see the many nocturnal animals that live here.
The evening drive starts after sundowner cocktails, using a spotlight to identify nocturnal creatures including the ones that are easier to catch a glimpse of in the dark, like hyena and leopard. Tiny fireball eyes that seem to levitate through the air and reappear again in different trees are bush babies, just one of several different creatures to be found.
Thousands of elephants migrate through the area and here, as at the nearby Sanctuary Baines’ Camp, you can have an astonishing experience walking with elephants in the bush. These orphaned elephants have been brought up in the area by their guardians Doug and Sandi Groves.
Every morning the elephants go for a walk around their home range, foraging for food and checking that all is well. A few people each day are able to accompany them on their walk through the bush and see the wilds of Africa through the eyes of an elephant – a truly uplifting experience that makes a lasting impression on all who share their time with the elephants.
This activity includes a leisurely paced walk with the semi-habituated elephants, followed by a picnic lunch in their company and at an additional cost. Please inquire for rates.
The Okavango Delta is of course flooded for much of the year and when it is, guests can experience serene silence at the gentle pace of a poled mokoro excursion along the narrow channels.
Sit back and relax as you glide through lily ponds on local dugout canoes while seeing eye to eye with a buffalo as it laps water from the river, watch crocodiles sunbathe on the banks or cruise past a pod of hippos as they lie in a pool. Fish eagles, frogs and fabulous lilies form much of this experience, but more frequently it is the quietness and gentle pace that makes its impression.
These scenic flights involve flying west towards the permanent delta, exposing areas which are unreachable by vehicle or boat and showcasing the sheer enormity of the Okavango Delta. There is the option of the doors being removed for unrestricted photographic opportunities.
Choose between 30, 45 or 60-minute tour in a one turbine Bell Jetranger helicopter with three seats. This activity is offered on a year-round basis. Being a personalized activity, it is up to you what time of day you would like to do the activity, however, we would recommend early morning and late afternoon as these times usually provide the best light for photography.
Preferred flight times can be requested on booking. This activity is at an additional cost. Please inquire for rates.
The professional guides will show you the bush on foot. This is a chance to see the Delta from a different perspective, one that is up close and personal with the surrounding environment.
Walks allow you to read the news of the night in the smooth sand of the road. Lion, leopard, elephants, genets and even millipedes are all part of the signs, each with their story to tell. A walking safari is about seeing the small five and the various flora in the area.
The best way to end a day of safari is sipping on a cocktail while watching an African sunset over the still waters of the Chobe River from the comfort of one of the specially designed riverboats. Sundowner cruises are also a great way of seeing buffalo up close as they come out of the shade to graze in the cooler evenings and elephants as they wade in the river.
Chobe is renowned for its abundance of dramatic sable and roan antelopes with their impressive horns. Sitatungas – antelope with splayed feet to help them run in swamps – are often seen here, as are the wild dog and lion that prey upon them.
Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma is set on the edge of Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. Here the highly trained safari guides take guests on game drives in custom-built 4x4 safari vehicles to experience the land as it was when Livingstone first made his way across the ridge and beheld the smoke that thunders.
The park has an elephant, impala, giraffe, buffalo, hippo, crocodile, zebra in large numbers and an exciting array of birds, including some Southern African specials like Peters Finfoot. Guests may also be lucky enough to see a rare sighting of the wild dog that on occasion pass through the park.
Nakatindi village is located six kilometers from Livingstone and five kilometers from Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma. Through Sanctuary Retreats Philanthropy, they sponsor various projects aimed at improving education, conservation, health and enterprise in the village.
Guests staying at Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma have the opportunity to visit these projects and meet the people supported by them. In particular, guests can visit Nakatindi Community School which is responsible for the education of 442 pupils or Chipego bike shop, where guests can hire bicycles to use to tour the village.
There can be few more thrilling ways to experience and understand African wildlife, the bush and the ecosystem as a whole than by being on foot on a walking safari. Offering a completely different perspective to the conventional view one gets from the confines of a safari vehicle.
The two highly trained professional walking guides, Luckson and Elijah, have a combined walking safari experience of more than 20 years. Their reverence and respect for the wild are highly contagious, making this a truly unforgettable and memorable experience as they share their in-depth bush knowledge of the local flora and fauna.
Guests will also be accompanied by an armed National Parks ranger. Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma’s walking safaris will last about two hours and are conducted at a leisurely pace. Morning walks will depart at 6:30 am and will include a break with tea, coffee, and snacks.
The afternoon walk will commence at 4:00 pm and finish at a special sundowner spot where guests will be served drinks and canapés while enjoying the magnificent sunset. Minimum age is 15 years.
Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma offers guests the opportunity to enjoy a two-hour canoeing excursion on the Zambezi River. The canoeing trip can either be done in the morning or afternoon, the activity will start from the lodge and can be combined with either a game drive or a boat cruise. Canoeing is offered all year but is weather dependent. Dry bags will be provided for valuables. Minimum age is 15 years.
The Flight of Angels offers an amazing experience – the opportunity to fly over the Falls in a helicopter for unrivaled views. While you cannot guarantee that you will see any game the following species can often be seen from the air: elephant, buffalo, rhino, hippo, crocodile and giraffe.
Guests can choose from a 15 or 30-minute flight, minimum two / maximum participants, starting from the helipad at Maramba Aerodrome at an additional cost.
The rapids on the Zambezi are officially defined as “Grade 5” by the British Canoe Union. You will be met in the reception area of the lodge from where you transfer to the Zambezi Waterfront, check-in, sign an indemnity and be given a briefing before departing on a half day white water rafting experience.
The white water rafting finishes at rapid number 10 where the truck will be waiting with cold drinks and beers for the journey back to Zambezi Waterfront at 12:30 or 1:00 p.m. in time for lunch. Lunch consists of a variety of savory filled bread rolls, fruits, and fruit juice. After lunch, you will be transferred back to the lodge. Water is provided throughout the day.
Minimum of four participants and no children under 15 years are allowed to participate in the rafting activity. Guests have the option of also choosing from a full day, low water or full day high water white river rafting at an additional cost.
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