Day 1: Lusaka
Arrival in Lusaka and meet and greet with our guide; transfer to your lodge.
Afternoon free to relax at the Lodge or to visit the city (guided tours can be organized previous arrangements).
Accommodation Wayside Guesthouse or similar
Bed and breakfast
Day 2 – 4: Lusaka – Kafue National Park
Breakfast at the lodge; transfer to Kafue National Park (private). Arrival at Mawimbi Bush Camp. Afternoon walking safari in the park with your guide. Lunch and dinner at the camp.
Found in the center of western Zambia, Kafue National Park is the oldest and largest of Zambia’s national parks. It covers a massive 22,400 km2. First established as a National Park in the 1950’s by the legendary Norman Carr, Kafue is one of the largest national parks in the whole of Africa. Despite its size and prominent location only two hours drive from Livingstone, it remains little-known and largely unexplored with vast tracts of its virgin bush still untouched. Thanks to its size and variety of habitat types the Kafue holds a fantastic diversity of wildlife. In recent years the park has seen a well-managed growth in the number of safari camps and lodges that operate in and around the park. This new interest has brought with it more visitors and investment to the area, notably in infrastructure with a number of well-graded roads and airstrips.
The main activity offered is canoeing through an amazing variety of habitats and breathtaking sceneries, sometimes fast and exciting and sometimes lazy and leisurely. Wilderness game walks in the Kafaue National Park are organized every morning and afternoon for those not wishing to brave the canoeing and are a must for all lovers of the African bush.
Accommodation at Mawimbi Bush Camp
Full board – Activities included
Day 5 – 6 : Kafue National Park (southern side)
Breakfast at the camp and transfer to the southern end of Kafue National Park. Arrival at Nanzhila Plains Safari Camp for lunch. Afternoon 4×4 safari game drive with an English speaking ranger. Dinner at the camp.
Nanzhila Plains Safari Camp is a must for those intrepid travellers wishing to experience life off the beaten track.
Located in the far south of the largely undeveloped and pristine Kafue National Park, this intimate 12-bed lodge is in the very heart of the African bush and is the ideal spot for viewing the incredible diversity of wildlife that call the Park home. It is the most southerly of the parks lodges and the closest in proximity to Livingstone and the Victoria Falls, the park entrance is a comfortable 3 hours drive from Livingstone and for those who wish to fly, Ngoma air-strip is only a one hour charter flight away from either Livingstone or Lusaka.
Accommodation at Nanzhila Plains Safari Camp
Full board – Activities included
Day 7 – 8: Victoria Falls
Breakfast at the camp, transfer to Victoria Falls Town in Zimbabwe. Check in to the Lodge.
Victoria Falls National Park is called “Mosi oa Tunya" by the local Kololo tribe, which means the smoke that thunders because of the nearly 550 million litres of water that cascade into the chasm 100 metres below every minute during peak flow of the Zambezi River. Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1989. It is an area that plunges noisily down a series of basalt gorges that give rise to an iridescent mist that can be seen more than 20 km away. The waterfall splash zone creates an incredible rainforest that is a fragile ecosystem of discontinuous forest on sandy alluvium soils and that is dependent upon the continuous supply of abundant water and high humidity resulting from the spray plume. Vegetation includes ferns, palms and ficus trees. There are also many bird species, typical species include the Verraux Eagle, the Peregrine and Taita Falcons, the Black Stork and the Augur Buzzard. When the Zambesi is at its fullest the front of the cascade measures about 1.800 metres, a truly incredible spectacle. Between February and March during the full flood, the spray from the falls typically rises to a height of over 400 metres and sometimes even twice as high, leaving spectators completely soaked. It is an incredibly enjoyable experience, well worth the soaking! There are even many positive aspects of the drier season. From September to January the islets on the crest become wider and more numerous, up to half of the rocky face of the falls may become dry and the bottom of the first gorge can be seen along most of its length, creating a very different but nonetheless awe-inspiring spectacle. The entrance to the national park is a few minute walk from the actual town of Victoria Falls, the main tourism centre for the Falls. There are many lodges, restaurants, shops and tourist offices, where you can book different excursions for visits to the falls, a Zambezi River cruise, bungee jumping, canoeing or helicopter rides over the Falls.
Accommodation at Bayete Lodge or similar
Bed and breakfast
Day 9 – 11: Hwange National Park
Breakfast at the lodge; ground transfer to Hwange National Park.
Check in to the camp. Activities include morning and afternoon game drives and walking safaris guided by professional rangers. Hwange National Park is the largest game reserve in Zimbabwe occupying roughly 56.000 hectares. It is located in the northwest corner of the country, about one hour south of the mighty Victoria Falls. The area was designated a game reserve in 1928 and awarded National Park status in 1930. The park is close to the edge of the Kalahari desert, a region with little water and very sparse, semi-arid vegetation. In fact, the region was formerly occupied by the San bushmen, the only population able to survive the dry conditions, conditions which are the basis for the creation of the reserve since the land has been deemed unsuitable for agriculture due to its poor soils and scarce water supplies. Hwange boasts a tremendous selection of wildlife with over 100 species of mammals including elephants, which have been enormously successful in Hwange with the population on the rise. Other major predatory animals include the lion, spotted hyenas, cheetah, buffalo and rhinos. It’s the only protected area where gemsbok and brown hyena occur in reasonable numbers.
Accommodation at Bomani Tented Camp or at The Hide Camp
Day 12: Departure
Breakfast at the camp, ground transfer to Victoria Falls airport for your flight home or to your next destination.
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