JohannesburgUpon arrival in Johannesburg, you are driven to your hotel for overnight.
|Day 2 & 3|
LIVINGSTONE / VICTORIA FALLS AREAOn Day 2 transfer back to the Johannesburg Airport to board your flight to Livingstone, Zambia where you spend the next 2 nights. Just a short drive from the lodge is the famous Victoria Falls, where the Zambezi River opens out into an extravaganza of roaring, spray-tumbled water. A few of the exciting activities during your stay in this area are an evening cruise or a guided canoeing trip down the Zambezi River, a visit the local craft market, ride an elephant through Mosi o Tunya National Park or take a helicopter flight over the magnificent Falls.
|Day 4 & 5|
SOUTH LUANGWA VALLEYOn Day 4 you fly on a scheduled flight from Livingstone to Mfuwe (stopping in Lusaka to change planes). You are then driven 3 hours to your bushcamp situated in the South Luangwa National Park, located in the eastern part of Zambia. The Park covers an area of 3,500 square miles and is renowned for its unspoiled beauty and its varied habitats, which support one of Africa's richest concentrations of game and birdlife. Over 50 species of large mammal and some 400 species of bird thrive in this last haven of wild Africa. During your stay in the Luangwa Valley you are bound to see the large elephant herds of up to 50 individuals, an abundant number of buffalo, fourteen antelope species and Thornicroft's giraffe, unique to the valley. This area is also known for its healthy population of leopard and lion. The meandering Luangwa River with its many ox-bow lagoons and shady ebony groves forms the eastern boundary of the park, while the western horizon is dominated by the spectacular Muchinga escarpment, rising almost a kilometer from the valley floor.
|Day 6 - 8|
SOUTH LUANGWA NATIONAL PARKOn Day 6 take a morning game walk, (about 3 hours with armed guide and scout) to your next lodge situated in South Luangwa National Park. From your chalet, experience sweeping 180 degree views of the river. Early morning views don’t get much better than the rippling waters of the Luangwa River, the gentle rise of the Chindeni Hills and a vast African sky.You don’t even need to leave your bed to see the wildlife—from your unique vantage point, watch animals roam across the landscape, or swing through the trees above your head.
|Day 9 - 11|
LOWER ZAMBEZI.On Day 9, transfer back to the Mfuwe airport to board your flight to the Lower Zambezi (stopping in Lusaka to change planes). Here you are met and transferred by boat (2 hours) up the Zambezi River to your lodge situated in the heart of the Lower Zambezi National Park. This park is remote and unspoiled with a diverse range of eco-systems, offering stunning scenery and varied wildlife viewing. It was the private reserve of Zambia's President, so it is extremely untouched and pristine. The park is home to large herds of elephant and buffalo while lion and leopard are common. Regular plains game sightings include kudu, zebra, impala, warthog, bushbuck and baboons. Activities offered are game drives, bush walks, fishing for the world-renowned Tiger fish and guided canoe trips down the Zambezi River. During your stay here, you spend time in the Chiawa villages with Tafara, the community liaison for Direct Impact Africa. You will get a chance to spend quality time with the local women participating in the DIA projects. This is a an unforgettable and truly genuine cultural experience.
|Day 12 - 14|
LOWER ZAMBEZI NATIONAL PARK.On Day 12 transfer by boat (3 hours) down river to your camp located in the Lower Zambezi National Park, where you receive
the very best Africa has to offer.This area is home to large herds of elephant and buffalo, and lion are also common. Regular
plains game sightings include kudu, zebra, impala, warthog and bushbuck. There are large “pods” of hippo in the river directly in front of the lodge as well as crocodile. Night drives are also an option and leopard, hyena, porcupine, civet, genet and honey badger are commonly sighted. The area is also well known for its excellent sightings of serval, a medium sized spotted cat.
DEPARTTransfer back to the airstrip in the Lower Zambezi to board your scheduled flight to Lusaka. Connect to your international flight homeward
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