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Mobile Safari: The Best of Zambia

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Safari Overview

  • Days: 14
  • Type of vehicle: 4×4 Safari Vehicle (max. 9 passengers + 2 staff), removable canvas sides for excellent visibility during game-drives
  • No. of Participants: 2-9
  • Staff: English-speaking professional guide – Chef
  • Mixed Accommodation: Camping and Lodging
  • Meals: Specified in the itinerary as: B(reakfast) / L(unch) / D(inner)
  • Start: Livingstone
  • End: Lusaka
  • Accommodation: Lodging in the main cities (Livingstone – Siavonga – Petauke – Lusaka) – Camping in the National Parks
  • Possible additions: Domestic flight from Mfuwe to Lusaka on the last day (+ US$ 300,00 per person)

Day 1: Livingstone

Upon arrival at Livingstone international airport, you will be assisted in final preparations (local SIM card, forex, etc.) before your Safari starts. Transfer to Olga’s guesthouse. Dinner in Livingstone not included.

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Day 2: Victoria Falls and Mosi-Oa-Tunya N.P.

Breakfast and guided tour of the Victoria Falls from the Zambian side. Return to Livingstone for lunch (not included) and afternoon Rhino Game Drive in the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park aiming to find the last remaining white Rhinos in Zambia. Own arrangements for dinner and night at the lodge.

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Day 3: Livingstone – Free day

Free day dedicated to optional activities that can be booked in advance or directly on site. Night at Olga’s guesthouse and dinner in Livingstone.

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Day 5: Lake Kariba - Lower Zambezi Valley

Breakfast at the lodge and guided tour of the Kariba Dam. after the visit, continue to the Lower Zambezi Valley (approx. 100km of tarmac road + 15km of gravel road) and check-in at Kiambi Safari Lodge; accommodation in Camping in a fully equipped camping area with toilets, hot showers, camping bar and swimming pooling overlooking the river. All meals are prepared by our accompanying chef at the campsite area.

 

The Lower Zambezi Valley is renowned for its breath-taking views and for the abundance of wildlife that lives along the shores of the Zambezi river. This valley hosts both the Lower Zambezi National Park (on the Zambian shores) and Mana Pools National Park (on the Zimbabwean shores) creating a vast protected area where animals are free to roam without boundaries. This area deserves to be visited both by river and by land in order to fully understand the wild beauty of this place. Lower Zambezi National Park is the most recent park in Zambia and one of the wildest and most picturesque in the whole Africa.

Lunch and afternoon sunset cruise on the Zambezi river. Dinner by the campfire and night camping.

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Day 6: Lower Zambezi Valley

Breakfast, followed by a 3,5 hours canoe safari on the river to let you experience the sensation of the first explorers visiting this part of the world. (NOTE: the canoe safari requires confidence with water and an average physical condition. A guide will be on the first canoe, all other canoes are paddled directly by the participants. minimum age: 15 years. No previous canoeing experience required). Return to our camp, lunch and afternoon sunset cruise on the Zambezi river. Dinner by the fire and night camping.

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Day 7: Lower Zambezi Valley

Free day for optional activities that can be booked in advance or directly at the lodge.

Available activities:

  • Full day Game Drive in the Lower Zambezi National Park (must be booked in advanced)
  • Half / Full day canoe safari
  • Half / Full day rover boat safari
  • Half / Full day Fishing (seasonal)
  • Local village tour

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Day 8: Petauke

Petauke is a small town located approximately 350 km north of Lusaka without any particular attraction, but located half-way on the route to South Luangwa National Park. To reach it, we must exit the Lower Zambezi Valley and drive to Lusaka (140km, approx. 2,5 hours, all tarmac road), where we will stop for supplies. From there, we will travel north-east for approximately 350km on a scenic road crossing the mountains (approx. 5 hours) to reach Petauke, where we will lodge at Chimwemwe Executive Lodge. Dinner is at the restaurant of the Lodge.

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Day 9: Mfuwe – South Luangwa National Park

Mfuwe is the closest village from where to access South Luangwa National Park. Even though it is very close to such an internationally acclaimed attraction, it still maintains the spirit and looks of a traditional Zambian village.

To reach Mfuwe we will proceed for approximately 350km of tarmac road (approx. 5 hours), passing the capitol of the north-eastern province: Chipata, where we will stop for lunch. Once arrived in Mfuwe, we will check in at Marula Lodge, where we will spend the night Camping in a fully equipped camping area with toilets and hot showers, and if the time allows we will visit the Tribal Textile laboratory. Full board, cooked by the accompanying cook.

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Days 10-11-12: South Luangwa National Park

South Luangwa National Park is the most famous of National Parks is Zambia due to the abundance of wildlife and the great opportunities to spot large predators. In addition to a large population of felines (mostly leopards and lions), it is home of a large number of elephants, hippos, buffaloes and numerous endemic species such as Thorncrofft giraffe, Cookson’s wildebeests, Crashway’s zebras. The Luangwa river has the highest concentration of hippos per km2 in the whole Africa and offers great reproduction and hunting ground for many animals, such as fish eagles, jackals hyenas, crocodiles and countless birds. Sunsets on the Luangwa river are unforgettable experiences and the visit to this National Park is consider one of the highlights for any true Africa lover.

During your stay, you will have 2 game drives per day and all meals at the camp. Nights will be camping at Marula Lodge with a full-board arrangement, cooked by the accompanying cook.

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Day 13: Mfuwe - Lusaka

Early wake and breakfast and at 06.00 a.m. we will start a very long return transfer on tarmac road to Lusaka (700km, approx. 10 hours), where we will spend the night in a good level hotel. We will stop for lunch in a traditional restaurant where you will enjoy the traditional Zambian meal: Nshima. Dinner (not included) will be at the lodge or in one of the many restaurant of Lusaka for a farewell to Zambia.

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Day 14: End of Tour

Breakfast at the lodge. Based on return flight, you will be taken to the airport. End of arrangements.

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Rates & Inclusions

2 pax: Us$ 3.724,00 5 pax: Us$ 2.245,00 8 pax: Us$ 1.810,00
3 pax: Us$ 2.865,00 6 pax: Us$ 2.062,00 9 pax: Us$ 1.726,00
4 pax: Us$ 2.520,00 7 pax: Us$ 1.918,00 Single Supplement: US$ 120,00

Price Includes

  • All accommodation stated in the Itineraries, with the specified inclusions
  • All meals specified in the itineraries
  • All internal transfers, either by air, road or as specified in the itineraries
  • All National Park Fees and Levies
  • All the game viewing activities specified in the itineraries and offered by the lodges
  • Specific Inclusions and Exclusions for each lodge, specified in the itineraries

Price Excludes

  • International flights
  • Visa fee
  • Activities not included in the itinerary / not offered by the lodge as a standard service
  • Personal insurances
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips (Tips are not compulsory, but always welcomed. We suggest: 5 US$ per day per person /couple for the chef, 10 US$ per day per person /couple for the local guide, on discretion for the international guide, when present)
  • Everything not stated in the itinerary
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