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Join this journey across the wild lands of Zambia! During this safari, you will explore the magnificence and beauty of the species sheltered at the Luangwa National Park, the Kafue National Park, and the Lower Zambezi National Park. You will also navigate through Zambian waters, visit the Victoria Falls, and enjoy a tour of the city of Livingstone. Take this chance to know this amazing spot of Africa and get ready for an experience of a lifetime!
During this safari, you will stay in a shared room at the Golden Peacock Hotel on the first night of arrival, the Mayukuyu Camp in the Kafue National Park, the Croc Valley Camp in the Lungwa National Park, the Kiambi Lodge at the Lower Zambezi National Park, and the Chrismar Hotel in Livingstone. All accommodations are located in Zambia.
The Mayukuyuku Camp is situated between the lightly wooded tree line and the Kafue riverbank. This small, intimate camp has four luxury en-suite permanent tents under thatched roofs with their own verandahs and hammocks, each one overlooking the river.
Nearly all the camp's structures have been built using natural materials collected from outside the park. This gives the camp a truly rustic, old-style safari feel. The adjoining bathrooms are open to the stars and also have hot showers and flushing toilets. Hot tea or coffee will be delivered to your tent at your required wake-up time.
The main communal area has an open sided dining room with a small lounge and bar for an alfresco dining experience. Its location affords fabulous views down the Kafue River in the daytime and often hippo or antelope can be seen grazing on the banks.
The Croc Valley Camp offers budget-friendly safari holidays on the banks of the picturesque Luangwa River, situated only 500 meters outside the entrance of the beautiful South Luangwa National Park in Zambia. Set in a riverine forest, the camp is deliberately inconspicuous and completely environmentally friendly.
Depending on availability, clients will stay in the air conditioned river facing tents with either one double bed or twin beds. The tent will also have an electronic safe and a bathroom.
The Croc Valley Camp has a big outdoor swimming pool, hammocks scattered around, and the bar and restaurant can be utilized at any time of the day. Both facilities offer perfect views of the river and an abundance of wildlife such as elephants, monkeys, hippos, and a wide variety of antelope. Birdlife can also be viewed in affluence with over 430 species.
The Kiambi Lodge is a traditional Zambian safari lodge situated in the Lower Zambezi Valley. The accommodation consists of beautiful air-conditioned chalets with different facilities such as a fridge, tea and coffee facilities, fans, and en-suite bathrooms with hot showers.
This venue offers stunning views across the Zambezi River from the lounge and bar area, set on the banks of the river. The Kiambi Lodge also has a restaurant, a swimming pool, and boating facilities. A V-SAT system has been installed at Kiambi to provide twenty four hour internet access, though this service has an additional cost.
The new Chrismar Hotel is an affordable luxury accommodation in a world class environment. The hotel is situated on the border of the Victoria Falls Game Park and a mere five-minute drive from the Victoria Falls. The rooms promote peace and tranquility in a serene environment and have air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi, tea and coffee facilities, and room service.
For those guests hoping to beat the Zambian heat, the hotel has a beautiful swimming pool in a tranquil setting. The hotel also has a gymnasium where you may exercise aerobic dance and Tae-bo or enjoy its wide range of modern equipment including bench presses, treadmills, health walkers, rowing machines as well as spinning machines. The hotel also has a rock garden, water body, and a Chinese bridge.
Upon your arrival at the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (LUN), a Sigo Adventures & Tours representative will meet you there to transfer you to the Golden Peacock hotel. You will stay in this hotel for the night.
On the second day, you will be taken to the Kenneth Kaunda international Airport (LUN) to board your plane to the South Luangwa National Park. If time allows it after checking-in at one of the rustic but comfortable camps, you will be at liberty to explore the environment of the lodge or camp.
Later in the afternoon, your driver and guide will pick you up to take you to a four-hour night drive in the park. You will be returned to the camp just in time for a sumptuous dinner.
On the third day, your guide will pick you from the reception for an early morning four-hour game drive in the park. Teas, mineral water, and coffee will be available for you during the game drive.
In the afternoon after your lunch, you will have an opportunity to interact with the community during a village walk. You may take this opportunity to learn more about a different culture. You may also try another activity of interest available for you back at the camp. You will also return to the venue in time for dinner.
On the fourth day, you will set off for a three-hour early morning walking safari in the park accompanied by an armed game ranger from the park's authority. This safari will afford you once again an up-close view of the wildlife. Five hours later, you will be returned to the lodge or camp in time for lunch.
In the afternoon, you will have an opportunity to visit the Kawasa village and the Chipembele Animal Orphanage. Here, you will interact with the community and also visit the orphaned rhinos, a feat possible thanks to the Luangwa Conservation and Community Fund. Then you will return to the lodge or camp in time for dinner.
For the fifth day, after an early delicious and last breakfast at the camp or lodge, your driver will pick you from the reception for your return air transfer to Lusaka. Once you land, you will be taken to the Kafue National Park after a three-hour road transfer.
At any of the venues you choose for your stay at the park you will find a variety of exciting activities which include both day and night game drives, boat cruises, canoeing, fishing trips along with walking safaris where you are likely to see elephants, lions, leopards, cheetahs, pukus, hippos, and many other mammals and an incredible variety of birds.
A night safari drive may be possible if the time after your arrival allows it. Dinner will be served at the venue of your choosing.
Your guide will pick you up from the reception for an early morning game drive in the park. Teas and coffees will be served during the game drive. After lunch, later in the day, the guide will pick you up again for a sun downer game drive focused on seeing the day-shy animals. You will return to the lodge or camp in time for dinner.
During the seventh day, your guide will pick you up for an early morning walking safari experience. This will afford you another opportunity to have an exciting up-close view of the animals.
In the afternoon, you may use your free time as you wish. You may want to try an activity offered by the venue of where you will be staying. Dinner will be served for you at the camp or lodge in the evening.
After the last delicious breakfast at the accommodation venue, your driver will pick you up for your return transfer to the Lower Zambezi National Park via the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (LUN). This will be a five-hour journey with lunch included. Your guide will explain you the itinerary while you are on your way to the Lower Zambezi National Park.
After your arrival at the Kiambi Lodge and check-in, you may take a short rest at your cottage if time allows it. Then you will be taken to a sunset boat cruise.
The boat will depart during the mid-afternoon so you can witness the beautiful Zambian sunset and see how a big red glow sets on the African horizon leaving behind a trail of reflection on the river and silhouettes of the African jungle. You will also enjoy the sounds of the nocturne animals, birds, and insects waking up as the sun hides.
Afterward, you may go to your room to freshen up or rest for a while. Then you will enjoy a delicious dinner on the banks of the Zambezi River.
The ninth day will be a full day game cruise on the boat. Lower Zambezi is a valley which on one end runs along the mighty Zambezi River. The river basins and the banks are an automatic attraction to animals looking for a cooler environment to mitigate the heat. For this reason, a cruise along the river will give you the opportunity to view a concentrated wide variety of animals such as elephants, antelopes, wildebeests, zebras, hippos, and buffaloes among others.
As the boat sails along the river, it will bring you to some of the most overwhelming encounters both on the river banks and on the river. The boat will stop several times on the river so you may view the animals both on land and on the river. Lunch and refreshments will be provided en-route the banks of the Zambezi River.
The tenth day will be a half-day fishing trip. The Zambezi River boasts many species and is famous for tiger fish and bream fishing. You may catch as many fish as you can. You will be returned to the lodge at noon just in time for lunch.
In the afternoon, you will be taken for a guided village tour to let you understand the way local people live and interact with them. You will have time to visit the cultural village and local schools. Drinks and refreshments will be provided. At the end the tour, you will be transferred back to the accommodation venue to freshen up in readiness for the last dinner at the lodge.
After breakfast, you will check-out from the venue to then go to Livingstone by road. A light lunch will be served while traveling to the city. Upon arrival in Livingstone, you will be taken to the Chrismar hotel for checking-in.
If time permits it after you check-in, late in the afternoon, you will be picked up from the reception to be transferred for a relaxing and splendid sunset cruise on the mighty Zambezi River above the mighty Victoria Falls aboard a large majestic water vessel.
You will return to the hotel later in the evening.
On this day, after a filling breakfast at the hotel, your guide will pick you from your hotel to transfer you to the walking tour of the Victoria Falls on the Zambia side. After the two-hour tour of the Victoria Falls, you will be returned to your hotel. The rest of the day will remain free for you to enjoy it as you wish.
During the early morning of this day, your driver and guide will pick you up and transfer you for another exciting African experience. The day will start with a tour of the rich and historical city of Livingstone. The tour will include a visit to the Livingstone Museum which is the largest in Zambia, a visit to the Maramba local market which is a sprawling and lively market where all sorts of items ranging from vegetables to hardware are sold, and visits to historic sites within Livingstone.
After the tour, you will head to a cooking class where you will learn how to prepare your own African dish with the help of an experienced executive chef specialized in Zambia’s traditional food. This will be your lunch so be sure to enjoy it.
After the cooking class, you will be transferred to your hotel where you may refresh and relax. Later in the evening, the driver and guide will pick you up and transfer you to the Zambezi Café where you will see a side of the African culture in the shape of dances and short plays depicting Zambian culture while you enjoy a sumptuous dinner. Then you will be returned to the hotel.
After breakfast at your hotel, depending on your flight back home, you will be transferred to the Harry Mwanga Nkumbula Airport (LVI) for your onward flight to your final destination with the help of your guide.
This safari includes a four-hour night drive in the park on the second day. On the third day, the safari features an early morning four-hour game drive in the park and a village walk in the afternoon. On the fourth day, a morning walking safari will be featured along with a visit to the Kawasa village and the Chipembele Animal Orphanage. On the fifth day, a night safari drive may be possible.
During the sixth day, the safari includes an early morning and sun-downer game drives in the park. On the seventh day, an early morning walking safari will be featured. On the eighth day, you will be taken to a sunset boat cruise on the Zambezi River. The ninth day and part of the tenth day will be spent on the boat. On the afternoon of the tenth day, you will also enjoy a guided village tour.
On the eleventh day, you will enjoy a sunset cruise on the mighty Zambezi River above the mighty Victoria Falls. During the twelveth day, a walking tour of the Victoria Falls on the Zambia side will be featured. On the thirteenth day, a city tour of Livingstone is included along with a cooking class and an evening at the Zambezi Café.
This safari will take place at the South Luangwa National Park, the Kafue National Park, the Lower Zambezi National Park, the Victoria Falls, and the city of Livingstone, all in Zambia.
For many travelers, Zambia is known primarily for the grandeur of the Victoria Falls, yet a safari in Zambia is no mere add-on. Threaded with permanent rivers that prove a magnet for animals, Zambia is home to an enticing network of national parks, often less visited than their counterparts in Botswana, Tanzania or Kenya. Some of Zambia's national parks are considerably wilder.
The Luangwa Valley represents one of Southern Africa’s finest game viewing experiences. The valley comprises three national parks: the popular and easy to reach South Luangwa National Park which has 9,050 square kilometers, the much less visited and smaller North Lungwa National Park with 4,636 square kilometers, and the smallest of the three, the Luambe National Park with 300 square kilometers.
South Luangwa is Zambia’s best known and most frequently visited national park for its high standards of service and accommodation and top quality guiding. The park is served by Mfuwe Airport (MFU), which receives daily flights from the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (LUN).
South Luangwa enjoys high densities of game drives and the park is home to an endemic subspecies, the Thorncroft’s giraffes. In the dry season, the animals concentrate along the western bank of the Luangwa River. The entire Luangwa ecosystem is supported by the ebb and flow of the Luangwa River, which floods the surrounding land in the rainy season.
When you visit South Luangwa, you will see and listen to all the images and sounds which are among the most evocative and provocative in Africa. From the crescent ox-bows heaving with hippos to the carmine bee-eaters erupting from their sandbank in a blur of rose-pink wings and the alarm whistle of puku as a leopard pads through the moonlit ebony grove, all this will combine in an experience of a lifetime.
The Kafue National Park environment is the most scenic in Zambia and one of Africa’s largest parks covering 24,400 square kilometers. The park has the greatest diversity of wildlife of any national park in Africa. This park has recently regained its reputation as the jewel in Zambia's safari crown.
With landscapes ranging from wetlands in the Busanga Plains in the north to the Miombo woodlands in the central districts and the savannah of the Nanzhila Plains in the South, the park holds an unmatched variety. Driving games are not always as possible as it is in South Luangwa, but all the key players are here including huge buffalo herds and numerous lion prides plus other animals such as cheetahs and sables.
The Lower Zambezi 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 see its activity in and out of the Zambezi channels are spectacular. This 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 Zambezi River’s edge is overhung with a thick riverine fringe, including ebony and fig trees. Further inland, there is a floodplain fringed with mopane forest interspersed with winter thorn trees and huge acacias. The hills which form the backdrop to the park are covered in broadleaf woodland.
Even though the Lower Zambezi National Park covers an area of 4,092 square kilometers, most of the game is concentrated along the valley floor. There is an escarpment along the northern end which acts as a physical barrier for most of the park’s animal species. Enormous herds of elephant, some up to 100, are often seen at the river’s edge. Island hopping buffalo and waterbuck are common as well. Also, the park hosts good populations of lions and leopards.
Victoria Falls is locally known as Mosi-O-Tunya which means "The Smoke that Thunders". David Livingstone, the Scottish missionary and explorer, is believed to have been the first European to view the falls in 1855 from an Island what is known as "Livingstone Islands". He gave the falls the name of "Victoria Falls" in honor of Queen Victoria.
During the high period and on the night of full moon and usually a day either side of the full moon, the Victoria Falls park is open until late to witness the mystical and spectacular lunar rainbow. The falls have a maximum height of 108 meters and a width of about 1,708 meters.
During this safari, you will be served a daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the days you will stay at the Mukambi Safari Lodge, the Croc Valley Camp, and the Kiambi Lodge. Once you arrive at Livingstone, you will enjoy a daily breakfast. While on Livingstone, you will also enjoy a cooking class and a dinner during the thirteenth day of this safari.
Throughout your stay at the Croc Valley Camp, the chef will provide delicious meals and snacks from original recipes using fresh ingredients. For those that wish to self-cater, full kitchen facilities will be provided.
During your stay in Chrismar Hotel in Livingstone, you may have lunch at the exclusive restaurants in the heart of Livingston for an additional cost. The Cattleman's Bar & Grill offers a la carte culinary enjoyment from midday until early hours in the morning while the Brasserie Restaurant offers a sumptuous dinner. The Floating Bar offers a variety of cocktails and other beverages as well as snacks.
During your free time, you may relax and enjoy the comfort of the accommodation venues' facilities, take a swim in their pools, read a book, or enjoy a drink in a sunbed. You may also do some fitness while in the Chrismar Hotel, explore the nearby places, or join to some of the tours offered at the venues for an additional cost.
Please book your flight to arrive at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (LUN). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Sigo Adventures & Tours will pick you up from the airport.
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