Dewclaw Eco Tours & Safaris  Eco-Social Tourism Initiative


17 Days Zambia Trek Tour


Clients will disembark in Lusaka and have a night rest at Pioneer lodge in ready ness for a interesting drive to Kafue National Park.

Day 2. HIPPO BAY (KAFUE National Park)
An early morning adventurous drive will end at hippo bay Lodge along Itezhi-tezhi Dam were the client will have a bush repose in anticipation for an indulging encounter with the wild game in the morning. Hippo Bay, Camp is the ideal location to relax on the Itezhi Tezhi lake.
You can relax whilst overlooking the lake, shimmering silver in the midday sun with the striking remains of the trees that once thrived on these plains providing a perch for several Fish Eagles. Even although Musa Gate is just 20 minutes drive, feel secluded  in this spot of Eden between totally relaxed Puku, scores of Crested Guinea Fowls and, of course, Hippos singing.

Morning & Afternoon Game Drives
[Kafue National Park is the largest national park in Zambia, covering an area of about 22,400 km².Kafue has a superb range of antelopes as well as large herds of red lechwe and puku, with smaller groups of zebras and blue wildebeest in the Busanga Plains around June, when it starts to dry out. Across the northern half of the park, there's a good range of mixed bush environments. Kudus, bushbucks, elands, reedbucks, duikers, grysboks and defassa waterbucks are all frequently seen in Kafue. Lions are relatively widespread all over the park, but the larger males are increasingly uncommon, with inevitable consequences for numbers as a whole. Prides stalk through nervous herds of pukus and lechwes nightly, using the natural drainage ditches for cover with deadly efficiency on the Busanga Plains. The Kafue River and its tributaries themselves are a hive of activity and home to pods of hippopotami and a few of the largest crocodiles in southern Africa. Elephants are commonly seen particularly along the Kafue River and around Lake Itezhi-tezhi. Leopards remain very common throughout the main forested areas of this park, though they are seldom seen on the open plains. Spotted hyenas are seen regularly, though not often, throughout the park. Cheetahs are not common anywhere, but they are most frequently seen in the north of this park, where they seem to be thriving. Occasional sightings of Cape wild dogs occur all over the park which is one of Zambia's best strongholds for them.

Clients will have a morning game drive then drive to the elephant orphanage in the afternoon.
Mayukuyuku Bush Camp is located on the banks of the Kafue River in one of the most picturesque spots in Kafue National park.
Mayukuyuku (meaning water hitting rocks) is situated between the lightly wooded tree line and the Kafue riverbank.
We are just downstream of a number of small rapids hence our name and we face a small island, so there are spectacular views in many directions; this often gives you good wildlife sightings when in the camp. This small, intimate camp has just 4 luxury en-suite permanent tents under thatched roofs with their own verandahs and hammocks, each one overlooking the river.

Upon arrival the clients will have an afternoon game drive.
Clients will have a morning and afternoon game drive while residing at Mayukuyuku camp.
Day 7: MONGU
Enroute to Liuwa National park ,the clients will have a day rest at Mongu and some artifacts shopping at a local tradition market for craft works.
Camping will be done at Katoyana camp

. These basic campsites are run by community members, but they are supported by African Parks. All income from the camping fees goes directly into the communities in the park. 
All the campsites are well maintained and have camp attendants. Firewood is also available for a small fee.
Situated 49.9km from Kalabo, Katoyona Campsite, in Liuwa Plain National Park, is neatly tucked into the edge of Katoyana woodland in the vast Nundu grass plain; encircled with scanty distant wooded areas.
This campsite provides two cold water showers, two flush toilets with septic tanks and one washbasin area.

Clients will a Morning and Afternoon game drive

Liuwa Plain National Park was designated as a game reserve of Barotseland by the king, Lewanika, in the nineteenth century and became a national park in 1972. Liuwa Plain is situated on the upper Zambezi floodplains of western Zambia and is bounded by the Luambimba and Luanginga Rivers. Liuwa is characterised by seasonally flooded grassy plains dotted with woodland. Wildlife [edit]

Situated in the Western Zambezian grasslands ecoregion, it is bounded by the Luambimba and Luanginga Rivers and consists of a grassy plain with numerous pans. Liuwa hosts the second largest wildebeest migration in Africa, offering spectacular sights of thousands of animals. Liuwa also supports globally important bird populations, with more than 330 bird species recorded.[2]
Predators include African wild dogs, spotted hyenas and lions, one of which was the famous lioness known as Lady Liuwa.[3]
Liuwa plain supports globally important populations of storks, cranes and other water birds. The vulnerable crowned crane (Balearica regulorum) and wattled crane (Grus carunculatus) are abundant, sometimes forming flocks numbering several hundred. Wattled cranes are the most wetland dependent of Africa's cranes and are therefore considered an excellent flagship species for wetland conservation. Globally, Liuwa is considered to be the fourth most important breeding site for wattled cranes. The arrival of the annual floods marks the arrival of a wealth of water birds and the spectacle of massive migrating flocks is not uncommon in Liuwa. These water birds include the vulnerable slaty egret (Egretta vinaceigula) and the whiskered tern (Chlidonias hybrida) for which Liuwa provides the only breeding area in Zambia
DAY 10.
Clients will do Village walk and an afternoon game drive.
After a breathtaking, scintillating experience at the camping site and night repose, after morning game drive you will proceed to Kalabo Camp which is a ZAWA conservation area for an overnight camping.
Day 12 & 13. NGONYE FALLS
Clients will have a 2 day spectacular view of this little epitome of the Victoria Falls.
The Ngonye Falls or Sioma Falls are a waterfall on the Zambezi River in Western Zambia, near the town of Sioma and a few hundred kilometers upstream from the Victoria Falls. Situated in the southern part of Barotseland, the falls are a difficult two- or three-day journey from the capital, Lusaka.
Upstream from the falls, the river is broad and shallow as it flows across Kalahari sands, but below the falls extensive white water rapids exist, as the river is hemmed in by gorges cut into basalt rock.
The surrounding area supports extensive wildlife, especially in the nearby Sioma Ngwezi National Park, and elephants are frequently seen by the river in the vicinity of the falls.
Clients will do sunset cruise upon arrival to refresh on the boat and watch the beautiful set African sun.
Clients will have an early morning drive that will take them to Victoria Falls the home all attractions and the Victoria Falls. Clients will put-up Ngoma Zanga Lodge.

The following morning is the day to explore one of the seven natural wonders- The Mighty Falls. Since this phenomenon is share by both Zambia and Zimbabwe, other features have better views at respective countries hence a combined falls tours serves it all.

Clients will depart in the morning Enroute to Lusaka but will put-up at Mongu. Here they will have the opportunity to see the Moon Rings.
Day 17.
Clients will then proceed in the morning to Lusaka were they will sleep at Pioneer Lodge.

Day 18: Departure