• South Luangwa National Park • Lower Zambezi National Park • Victoria Falls
This Robin Pope safari covers two of Zambia's premier national parks plus the spectacular Victoria Falls. The Luangwa Valley is one of the last unspoiled wilderness areas and possibly the finest wildlife sanctuary in Africa. The Lower Zambezi National Park is bordered by scenic escarpment and is an excellent home for wildlife that can be viewed from the river or by land.
Day 1: Lusaka > Mfuwe > South Luangwa On arrival in Lusaka, you will be met for your scheduled light aircraft flight to Mfuwe. On arrival enjoy a scenic transfer Luangwa River Camp through colourful village life for the next four nights. Depending on your arrival time you may settle in for some lunch, enjoy a siesta then off on an afternoon activity. You can enjoy a sundowners out while game viewing and continue on a night drive returning in time for dinner in camp.
Days 2 - 3: South Luangwa The unspoiled South Luangwa National Park is one of natural jewels in Zambia's crown, and home to one of the most varied collections of wildlife on the planet. The park is centered around the Luangwa River. Untapped by man, its natural ebb and flow of flooding makes much of the park inaccessible by road which keeps it a sanctuary for the large concentration of game that live there. A paradise for birders, over 450 species are to be found in the park, and the wildlife includes elephant, buffalo, hippos, giraffe, leopards and lions. These days are filled with included activities at your own pace including morning and evening game drives, walking, a Kawaza Village visit and more.
Days 4 : South Luangwa > Lower Zambezi Return to Mfuwe for your scheduled light aircraft flight to Lower Zambezi. Enjoy 3 nights at your luxury tented camp located on the edge of the Zambezi River - 'Amanzi' means water in the local Tonga language - this camp guarantees you an intimate peek at all the wildlife in and around the waters of this majestic river.
Days 5 - 6: Lower Zambezi The Lower Zambezi, a key national park of Zambia, lies between the rugged and dramatic Zambezi escarpment and the wide and spectacular Zambezi River. The Zambezi runs for 120 km through the park and with the protection of the Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe on the opposite side this is a haven for wildlife. There are many channels, lagoons, sandbanks and islands along the river and then open plains, woodland and bush areas behind the riverine strip. You have two full days to enjoy the mighty Zambezi River experience. Lower Zambezi is great for water based activities that include canoeing, boating and fishing with game drives and walking as a bonus, for you to choose from. You therefore have a full range of activities on offer for these two days; the choice is all yours. Tiger fishing (on a catch and release basis) is a must for keen fishermen.
Day 7: Lower Zambezi > Victoria Falls Return to the Airstrip this morning for your scheduled light aircraft flight to Livingstone. On arrival transfer to your lodge near Victoria Falls, with spectacular views from your chalet overlooking the Zambezi River and Victoria Falls in a bush location.
Days 8 - 9 : Victoria Falls Spend two days enjoying the optional activities on offer in the area, these can include trips to see the falls, town museums and markets and sunset cruises. For the more adventurous, Livingstone boasts a whole host of adrenaline filled activities including whitewater rafting, bungee jumping and micro lighting. Or you may just wish to rest in camp and enjoy the spectacular scenery and peaceful atmosphere. The days will end with a relaxed dinner in this serene location.
Day 10: Victoria Falls > Livingstone This morning transfer back to Livingstone Airport for your onwards flights.
• Tailor-made journey with expert game rangers and local guides • 9 nights' safari lodge and tented camp accommodation • Light aircraft flights Lusaka > Mfuwe > Royal > Lusaka > Livingstone • Transfers and transport • Safaris • 8 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches, 8 Dinners • National Park fees
Pricing (per person) $NZD