Zambia & Botswana
Day 1: Lusaka
Upon arrival at Lusaka international airport, you will be assisted in final preparations (local SIM card, forex, etc.) before your Safari starts. Transfer to a good level lodge. Dinner in Lusaka not included
Days 2-3: Lower Zambezi Valley
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.
During your stay, you will remain within the Chiawa Game Management Area and will enjoy 2 boat sunset safaris and 1 canoeing safari lasting approximately 3,5 hours. We will spend night camping at Kiambi Safari Lodge on a full-board basis, cooked by the accompanying cook.
Day 5: Mfuwe
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 450km of tarmac road, passing the capital 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 in permanent camping tents and visit the Tribal Textile laboratory
Full board, cooked by the accompanying cook.
Days 6-7-8: 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.
Day 9: Luangwa Feira
Return transfer on tarmac road up to Luangwa Feira, where we will spend the night with the same arrangement as per the first stay. The night will be spent in a chalet with shared ablutions. We will stop for lunch in a traditional restaurant where you will enjoy the traditional Zambian meal: Nshima. Dinner will be at the lodge for a farewell to Zambia.
Day 10: End of Tour
In the morning, we will set off to Lusaka. Based on return flight, you will be taken to the airport. End of arrangements.