The Best of Zambia

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  • Duration: 11 nights
  • Price: US$7,600

Explore the Best of Zambia through this unique and exciting safari which starts at the Southern end of the Great Rift Valley and follows the wildly meandering Luangwa River with its staggeringly beautiful bird-filled lagoons.

Wildlife is abundant in the Luangwa valley where the endemic Thornicroft giraffe, puku, elephant, lion and leopard are easily viewed. After 8 nights in this glorious paradise you’ll travel down to the Lower Zambezi National Park where ancient forests rise up to meet a densely vegetated escarpment.

Stay in charming, rustic camps that offer great food, warm hospitality and the comforts of home without being overly fussy – untamed Africa at its best! Your last night is spent on the Zambian side of Africa’s adventure playground – the world famous Victoria Falls!

Day 1
Nkwali Camp, South Luangwa National Park

After a warm welcome at Lusaka airport, you take a short flight to the small and quaint Mfuwe airport, the gateway to the safari district.

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You will be met by a guide and taken on an exciting drive down dusty roads and past colourful villages en route to Nkwali camp, your home for the first 4 days. Arrive at Nkwali to a refreshing drink, settle in and meet for afternoon tea on the banks of the Luangwa River. Spend the afternoon exploring the area and the spectacular wildlife during your first game drive in South Luangwa National Park.
Day 2-3

Early morning wake up calls are followed by a light breakfast of toast and oatmeal cooked on an open fire while watching the first rays of the sun paint the Luangwa Valley pink.

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At Nkwali your activity options are varied. You can spend your days out game viewing by Landrover, on foot or by boat. Alternatively you can experience a very rewarding morning at the local village and Kawaza School where you have the opportunity to interact with the children and villagers.
Day 4-6
Nsefu Camp, South Luangwa National Park

After breakfast you take the scenic route to get to Nsefu camp, viewing wildlife along the way.

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Nsefu is the original safari camp in Zambia and is known for its world-class safari walking trails and expert guides. Enjoy your next 4 nights experiencing the wonders of the fauna and flora along the Luangwa River, fantastic bush meals and starlit skies.
Day 7-9
Old Mondoro, Lower Zambezi National Park

En route from Nsefu back to Mfuwe you have the opportunity to stop in at Tribal Textiles, a fantastic community project with plenty of crafts to buy.

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Depart Mfuwe and fly down to the Lower Zambezi via Lusaka and on to the wild and extremely remote Old Mondoro Camp. This expertly run small and intimate camp is nestled under a grove of Acacia trees which the old bull elephants love to feed on. Your activities for the next 4 days will include bush walks, game drives and river cruises.
Day 10-11
Stanley Safari Lodge, Livingstone

Depart the Lower Zambezi for your flight to Livingstone where you will be taken to Stanley Safari Lodge for your last two nights on the doorstep of the thundering Victoria Falls.

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Enjoy a guided tour of the Falls before being taken to the lodge where you have the choice of a leisurely cruise on the Zambezi or a tour of the vibrant village nearby.
Day 12
Departure

Depart from Livingstone International airport for your own onward arrangements.

Classic 23 April – 21 May 22 May – 30 June July – November
Per Person Sharing US$ 7 600 US$ 8 550 US$ 10 400

 

Included
  • All accommodation, meals, flights and transfers from Lusaka to Livingstone, laundry, local drinks and activities.

 

Excluded
  • Personal purchases, gratuities, visas and taxes, International flights and any additional activities in the Livingstone area.

 

Notes
  • The Lower Zambezi camps are closed from November to April.
  • Please enquire about alternate options should you wish to travel during these months or if you would like this tour customized in any way.

 

Videos

Video of Stanley Safari Lodge and Victoria Falls in Livingstone, Zambia

Video of Nkwali Camp, South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

Video of Nsefu Camp in the South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

Video at Old Mondoro Camp in the Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia