places to visit: lusaka, luangwa valley and zambezi. this absolutely amazing safari takes you through 2 of zambia’s must visit river paradises: the south luangwa and lower zambezi national parks.
south luangwa is zambia’s ultimate safari destination. it is popular the world over for its immense wildlife populations and enjoys a prolific birdlife. with about 60 species of animals on its count and over 400 varieties of birds listed, south luangwa is colourful and full of life all year round. relative to its size, the density of wildlife presented is unmatched, bringing the park to ranks when top-of-the-list safari destinations are mentioned.
lower zambezi is another of zambia’s fine safari encounters. this wilderness area sits south east of the country, on the northern banks of the zambezi river. stretching 2 km wide in some places, the zambezi is 2700 km long and here it meanders through the park, attracting much wildlife to the islands formed. this creates superb canoeing and game viewing opportunities.
Day 1: lusaka – mfuwe, south luangwa
this tour starts you off at lusaka, flying you to mfuwe from where you will be transferred to south luangwa.
this is where you will spend the next 4 nights. check-in to your camps and get yourself settled. the park is reputed for its up-market accommodation, amenities and conveniences. here you will also enjoy wonderful game activities.
overnight at nkwali camp (for low season stays), tena tena camp or nsefu camp (for high season stays)
Day 2 – 4: south luangwa
spend the next 3 nights here, enjoying your days at this superb wildlife park, showcasing immense wildlife populations and an abundant birdlife.
game viewing here is nothing short of excellent!
grazers, browsers, predators and scavengers of all manner of shapes and sizes roam the south luangwa horizons. common residents here include: elephants, buffalo, giraffes and a variety of antelopes plus some species exclusive to the park: thorneycroft’s giraffe, cookson?s wildebeest and the crawshay’s zebra.
lions and hyenas are also regulars here and are complemented by the elusive leopard and the rare africa wild dog that make a sort after treat on every safari. birdlife is simply plentiful with over 400 species to be counted.
the luangwa river is afloat with numerous waterfowl and spreads with large families of crocodile. more abundant though are the hippopotamus as the luangwa holds the world?s largest single population of hippos.
3 night at nkwali camp (for low season stays), tena tena camp or nsefu camp (for high season stays)
Day 5: south luangwa, mfuwe – lusaka – jeki, lower zambezi
on this day, you are transferred to mfuwe for your flight to lusaka.
from lusaka, you will catch another flight to jeki airstrip in lower zambezi.
this wilderness area is situated on the banks of the zambezi river, offering superb canoeing and game viewing opportunities.
overnight at sausage tree, chiawa camp or chongwe river camp
Day 6 – 7: lower zambezi
for the next 2 days, you are set to enjoy nature’s generous gifts to the lower zambezi national park, complemented by activities like game viewing, canoeing, boat trips, fishing, river cruises ?all dependent on season and your lodging camp.
the park with its gigantic baobab and acacia trees provides the perfect setting for an african safari. out gaming, you are likely to encounter: the lion, leopard, herds of elephant and buffalo, hippo and over 300 bird species.
scenically bordered by an impressive escarpment, game can be viewed from either the river or on land.
2 nights at sausage tree, chiawa camp or chongwe river camp
Day 8: lower zambezi, jeki – lusaka
as your tour comes to an end, enjoy a light game drive on your way to jeki airstrip from where you will catch a flight to lusaka.