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Zambia’s Wildlife Odyssey

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  • 9 Days
  • Wifi Available
  • Pickup: Airport

The Lower Zambezi National Park is an ideal contrast to the South Luangwa for wildlife enthusiasts – the width & depth of the mighty Zambezi River allows for safaris by boat as well as canoe safaris – a tranquility unequalled in this scenic Park. In combination with the higher concentrations of game found in the South Luangwa, this safari samples the best of these two beautiful National Parks.

Departure & Return Location

Royal Airstrip, Lower Zambezi, Zambia
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Kenneth Kaunda International Airport, Lusaka, Zambia
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Price Includes

  • Internal flights Lusaka – Royal – Mfuwe – Lusaka
  • Domestic airport departure & safety taxes
  • All accommodation on a full board basis
  • All safari activities
  • National Park Entry fees
  • Conservation fees & Tourist Levies**
  • Airport/airstrip transfers
  • Local drinks at Baines River Camp
  • Daily laundry service at both camps

Price Excludes

  • Visas
  • Drinks while at Flatdogs Camp apart from sundowner drinks
  • Personal expenses such as alcoholic and other beverages, telephone calls and laundry
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Optional Tours

Complementaries

  • The Africa Safari Co. Cap
  • The Africa Safari Co. Backpack
  • Travel Kit and documentation
What to Expect

The Lower Zambezi and South Luangwa National Parks are two of Zambia’s premier wildlife destinations, offering stunning landscapes and incredible game viewing opportunities. A tour combining these two parks would be an unforgettable experience, showcasing the diverse wildlife and natural beauty of Zambia.

In Lower Zambezi National Park, you can enjoy game drives, boat safaris, and fishing excursions along the Zambezi River. This park is known for its large elephant herds, as well as for sightings of lion, leopard, buffalo, and a variety of antelope species.

South Luangwa National Park is renowned for its walking safaris, allowing you to experience the bush up close and personal. The park is home to a high concentration of leopards, as well as other predators such as lions and wild dogs. The Luangwa River that runs through the park attracts large numbers of hippos and crocodiles, providing excellent opportunities for wildlife viewing.

Itinerary

Days 1-4:Lusaka – Royal - Baines' River Camp

Depart Lusaka on your flight to Royal Airstrip, Lower Zambezi. On arrival at Royal Airstrip you will be met by a guide from Baines River Camp who will transfer you to camp.

BAINES’ RIVER CAMP – 4 nights
Baines River Camp has been designed and built with comfort and enjoyment of your surroundings in mind! The 9 suites are elegantly furnished and are very spacious with walk in showers, separate dressing areas and king or twin beds. Each suite also has air-conditioning and ceiling fans. The main lodge has an old-fashioned slightly Colonial feel with fireplaces as well as open verandahs where you can enjoy their wonderful views of the Zambezi river. The camp is situated just outside the National Park and offers exceptional value for the Lower Zambezi while not compromising on comfort or your safari activities. The lodge loves to organise extra surprise activities for guests including drinks or meals in especially scenic places, beach boules on a sand island in the middle of the river, or a gin tasting perhaps, sampling some of the delicious new gins being created in Africa now. This package includes your accommodation, all meals, local drinks, twice daily safari activities including game drives, safari walks, canoeing, boat cruises, fishing (catch & release) and cultural visits, internal road transfers from Royal Airstrip, SES, wifi, VAT, tourism levies & laundry.

Days 5-8:Royal - Mfuwe - Flatdogs Camp

You will be transferred back to Royal Airstrip for your onward flight to Mfuwe. You will be met at Mfuwe airport by one of our safari guides and transferred to camp (+/- 30 minutes).

FLATDOGS CAMP – 4 nights
The luxury ensuite safari tents offer you a back to nature taste of the wild, with large windows all around the tent so you can see and hear the animals feeding in camp as well as the hippopotamus honking to each other in the river in front of you! The tents are spacious with a king bed or two single beds, large mosquito net, electric lights, stand up fan and plug sockets for re-charging batteries (UK style plug sockets). There is also a room safe and tea and coffee-making facilities. The luxury tents have semi-open air en-suite bathrooms with solar heated hot shower, WC and basin.
Depending on your time of arrival, you will either arrive in camp in time for dinner, or you can settle into camp and have some lunch, beforemeetingin the courtyard for tea at 3.30pm. Here you will meet the guide who will be taking you on your safaris and first adventures in the Park! You will usually head off into the Park at 4pm, to start exploring this magnificent wilderness. Our guides take huge pride in their work, being able to identify numerous alarm calls and to track animals and try to anticipate their next move so as to position you for the best sightings.

As the sun starts to dip towards the horizon, your guide will find a good spot to stop so you can stretch your legs and watch the sun set with a cold drink in hand… Then, once it’s nearly dark, you will carry on game-viewing with a spotlight, searching for some of our interesting nocturnal residents, like the leopard, lion, porcupine, civet, genet, owls and hyaena.

You will return to camp at around 20h00 in time for dinner and to relive your sightings with us!

It’s an early start in the mornings; we offer you an early breakfast of toast and cereal, tea and coffee from 5.30am before you head out at 6.00am on a morning game drive, further exploring the park, taking the sightings as they come, with your guide detailing all you are seeing and adding interesting observations drawn from his years of experience in the Park. You will head back to camp at around 10.00am, in time for breakfast or a brunch/lunch type meal – whichever you would prefer is fine in our a la carte restaurant. Then there is time to relax during the heat of the day, enjoying a dip in the pool perhaps or a siesta after your early start? If you are interested in visiting any conservation or artisanal projects in the area, we are close enough to Mfuwe to do this in between your safaris. We will happily take you to town to see the Conservation South Luangwa base, Project Luangwa and some of the other projects we support in the local community. If you would like to visit Tribal Textiles and their artisan’s market, or the Mulberry Mongoose jewellery workshop, we can organize taxis to take you there too.

Day 9:Mfuwe - Lusaka

On this day you will be transferred back to Mfuwe airport for your flight back to Lusaka.

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Accommodation

Baines River Camp

Flatdogs Camp

FAQ

I'm a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

Yes. Single Supplement on request.

Which currency is most widely accepted on this tour?

– US Dollar (USD)

What is cancellation policy?

As per the terms and conditions of our Booking Form and Privacy Policy.

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