Victoria Falls and Kafue National Park
• Victoria Falls • Kafue National Park
Stay at the magnificent Royal Livingstone Hotel situated on the banks of the Zambezi River, overlooking the Victoria Falls. It is then a flight to the remote and wild Kafue. The Busanga Plains area provides some of the very best lion viewing in Africa. Enjoying breakfast in front of camp it is possible to see constant herds of lechwe and puku feeding and at times, the rising mist provides images for a photographers' dream!
Days 1 & 2: Livingstone (Victoria Falls) On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel via road and water taxi. Explore the National Park and the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls at your leisure. Enjoy a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River.
Day 3: Victoria Falls > Kafue National Park Transfer to the airport and fly to Kafue, a massive 22,400km2. Hidden on a tree-island of sycamore fig trees, Busanga Bush Camp has four well-appointed en-suite tents each with a veranda to take in the sweeping views.
Busanga Bush Camp lies in the heart of the Busanga Plains, a vast mosaic of expansive grassy seasonal floodplains that extend to the horizon. When the mist rises off the floodplains as they dry up in winter, incredible sunrises and sunsets are experienced here, while the floodplains and dambos teem with wildlife and birds. Hidden on a tree-island of sycamore fig trees, the camp has four well-appointed en-suite tents each with a veranda to take in the sweeping views. The lounge and bar area is under canvas with an uninterrupted view out over the plains. A little further back is the dining area, shaded by the canopy of a majestic tree from which an unusual lantern chandelier hangs, romantically lighting up dinner; most meals are served in the open air.
Days 4 & 5: Kafue National Park The Busanga Plains provides ultimately some of the best lion viewing in Africa. Day and evening safaris, walking safaris, boating and birding in this very special area.
Early on in the season, the Busanga Plains are still covered in much water. A boating excursion during this time allows for exploration of the channels and their life. Interpretive game drives in open vehicles allow guests to view large numbers of plains game such as puku, red lechwe, buffalo and wildebeest and even the rare roan antelope. The famous lions of Kafue, cheetah and wild dog are also to be seen. During night drives, get a glimpse of this unique, nocturnal world. A diverse range of species may be seen at night, including genet, civet, owls and occasionally the elusive leopard.
The most exclusive wildlife ballooning in all of Africa, allows you to take to the skies in style. Gaze over scenic splendour, watch hippo playing far below and fly eye-to-eye with an eagle. This experience is complimentary for guests who stay three nights or more (Aug, Sep, Oct only) and ends with a champagne breakfast.
Day 6: Kafue > Lusaka Flight to Lusaka for your onward international flight.
• Tailor-made journey with expert safari rangers and local guides • 5 nights' accommodation • Transfers & transport • All National Park fees • Light aircraft domestic flights • Laundry • Selected beverages • 5 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
Pricing (per person) $NZD
Departs Mondays & Fridays 1 Jun - 31 Oct
Mondays & Fridays 1 Jun - 31 Oct
Booking conditions Single price is based on travelling with others in your party but staying in a single room. Prices for solo travellers on request.
Single price is based on travelling with others in your party but staying in a single room. Prices for solo travellers on request.