If you are serious about safari and want to explore the ‘real’ Africa, then join me on this amazing trip where we will discover some of Zambia’s wild and untamed secrets…
Hosts: Antoinette MacKenzie
We arrive in Johannesburg and walk across to the City Lodge where we spend our first night before the start of our safari.
After a good nights’ rest and a leisurely breakfast, we return to the airport for our short flight to Victoria Falls. After our border formalities we are transferred to the Victoria Falls Hotel where we spend 3 glorious days getting over our jetlag and enjoying some of the many activities the area has to offer.
We have included a Zambezi River cruise with unlimited drinks and snacks as well as a traditional dinner at the Boma restaurant. We will take a walk to the famous falls and explore the craft markets for shopping opportunities. Enough time is allowed for additional activities (at extra cost) such as bungee jumping, a swim in the Devils Pool, an elephant back ride or a helicopter flight.
After a wonderful buffet breakfast we have an early transfer across to Livingstone Airport in Zambia to catch a flight to Lusaka and on to one of the most remote camps in the Lower Zambezi valley, Old Mondoro.
Small and intimate and only accommodating 8 guests, this camp exudes charm and charisma while still providing comfort and bush luxury. The area is well known for its leopard sightings and for the elephants in the area.
We enjoy fabulous meals, attentive service and twice daily activities such as game drives, bush walks, boat trips and canoeing during our stay here.
We leave the lower Zambezi and head north east to the magical Luangwa valley where we spend 3 glorious nights at Nkwali camp on the banks of the Luangwa River.
Nkwali offers fantastic game viewing and bush walking opportunities and is home to a wide variety of animal species and birds. We will also visit Kawaza village where we will be introduced to daily village life, visit a school, a traditional healer and an authentic village lunch with the chief.
The nearby Tribal Textiles is a worthy stop as it is an important community project that provides work to many people and is a great shopping destination too!
We travel to Tena Tena through the park and enjoy a game drive en route. Sandwiched between the river and a complex lagoon system, Tena Tena is shaded by giant Mahogany trees and is a magnet for wildlife – you really don’t need to travel far to be in the thick of the action!
Each room has its own private stretch of river view and is beautifully designed and furnished to complement the natural surroundings. Highly qualified guides provide excellent commentary and information on walks and drives.
On our last morning we say a sad goodbye to what has undoubtedly been a trip of a lifetime and take our last flight back to Lusaka airport where we part ways for our own onward arrangements.