Day 1-3: South Luangwa National Park
Arrival at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport where you will be met and assisted through immigration and customs by our airport representatives. You will then transfer to the domestic terminal for your flight to South Luangwa which takes approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes. On arrival at Mfuwe Airport you will be met by a representative from Puku Ridge Tented Camp and driven to the lodge – which is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes depending on game seen en route. You will drive through Mfuwe Town which is a fascinating drive – giving you an insight into local life. You will then enter the National Park and have the chance of seeing some game before arriving at the lodge.
Named after the Puku antelope that graze on the floodplain below, Sanctuary Puku Ridge Camp is a traditional bush camp perched on an escarpment in the South Luangwa. The panoramic views are astounding from both the communal areas and guest tents. The area is known for its abundance of game – with everything from lion and leopard to elephant and zebra frequently seen from the camp itself. The camp has been constructed to blend into the local surroundings and designed to leave the lowest possible carbon footprint, each of the seven huge safari tents has picture windows and its own viewing deck overlooking the plains where game amble across for a drink of water. You can watch the sun rise from your bed, elephants bathing from the comfort of your bath tub and perhaps even wild dogs making their way across the plains in pursuit of prey from your private viewing deck. Activities include game drives, walking safaris and night drives.
Afternoons are spent relaxing in the camp’s large living area in between game activities (game drives and walking safaris). When evening arrives, make your way to the central dining area for a delicious gourmet meal in the bush, or order dinner on your own private deck for a romantic night under the stars.
South Luangwa is Zambia’s premier park. Many places are claimed to be “one of the remaining wilderness areas” or “one of the last wildlife sanctuaries” but the South Luangwa National Park can live up to all these names and more. The Luangwa Valley is vast, remote and home to both people and a truly impressive number of animals. Over 60 different species of mammal call the South Luangwa National Park their home, drawn by the diverse range of habitats from sandy seasonal river courses to the mineral-rich alluvial floodplains that stretch out to distant blue hills. Predators such as lion, leopard and wild dog stalk the smaller game, whilst primates such as yellow baboons and vervet monkeys swing through the trees. Down on the river, huge densities of elephant, hippo and crocodile enjoy the cool waters.
Accommodation at Sanctuary Puku Ridge Lodge
Full Board – Activities Included
Day 4-6: Lower Zambezi National Park
After Breakfast you will depart the camp and drive back to Mfuwe for your flight back to Lusaka and connecting flight to Lower Zambezi. Your flight to Jeki Airstrip is approximately 35 minutes, on arrival you will be met by a lodge representative and driven through to Anabezi Camp. Located at the site of the old Ana Tree Lodge, Anabezi Luxury tented camp has been built on the foundations of a historical camp which has stood the test of time. The name Anabezi is derived from the camp being situated on the Zambezi River and the many Ana Trees or Winter Thorns (Faidherbia albida) that surround the camp. Found at the lower end of the Zambezi National Park, Anabezi comprises of 11 luxury spacious tents, on raised timber platforms at the edge of a ridge providing magnificent views of both the Zambezi River and Mushika River flood plain, whose year round grazing ensures spectacular game viewing from the comfort of your tent! The camp can be split into two with little Anabezi being perfect for small friends and family groups. Activities include: game drives, night drives, canoe trips, bush walks, boat trips, fishing.
At just over 4000 square kilometres, the Lower Zambezi National Park stretches in a narrow swathe from the Chongwe River in the west to the Luangwa River in the east. This is one of the prettiest National Parks in Zambia, with the Zambezi River forming a natural border to the park and the Zambezi Escarpment serving as a stunning backdrop. The park gently slopes from the Zambezi Escarpment down to the river, straddling two main woodland savannah ecoregions distinguished by the dominant types of tree, Miombo and Mopane: Southern Miombo woodlands on higher ground in the north, and Zambezian and Mopane woodlands on lower slopes in the south. At the edge of the river is floodplain habitat. The Lower Zambezi National Park is home to all of the major species in the valley with excellent sightings of elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard wild dogs, hyena, waterbuck, zebra, impala, bushbuck and kudu to name a few. Birdlife in the area is also outstanding, making this a real hotspot for ornithologists.
Accommodation at Anabezi Camp
Full Board – Activities Included
Day 7 – Day 9: Livingstone
You will fly from Lower Zambezi to Lusaka for your connecting flight to Livingstone and transferred to the lodge.
The Islands of Siankaba luxury lodge is located on two private islands in the middle of the mighty Zambezi River situated between the ‘Seventh Wonder of the Natural World’, the magnificent Victoria Falls, and the world famous Chobe National Park. This lodge has been developed as a luxurious five star retreat with outstanding cuisine and uncompromising levels of personal service to exclusively sleep just fourteen guests. Each of Siankaba’s seven secluded chalets have been uniquely designed to maximize comfort and privacy whilst boasting spectacular views of the Zambezi River. The unique feature of the lodge is the series of walkways and bridges that link the two islands together.
It is the perfect retreat for discerning travelers who wish to witness the wonderful Victoria Falls yet also escape the crowds and enjoy being in an area of exceptional natural beauty with quiet, unspoiled surroundings.
Activities include: tour of the Victoria Falls, sundowner cruises, fishing, mokoro trips, guided nature trail walk, picnic island lunch, cultural tour of local villages on foot or mountain bike.
Bordering Zambia and Zimbabwe, the Victoria Falls is also known as the Mosi-oa-Tunya, “the smoke that thunders” a name given to it by the Kolobo Tribe living in the area in the 1800’s. Columns of spray can be seen from miles away as 546 million cubic metres of water per minute plummet over the edge (at the height of the flood season) over a width of nearly 2km into a gorge over 100 metres below. The Victoria Falls Bridge, commissioned by Cecil John Rhodes in 1900 affords a magnificent view both down the gorge on one side and through to the Falls on the other as well as being the location of the bungee jumping activity, a must for the adrenaline seekers! There are many incredible ways to experience the Victoria Falls and its sheer size and magnificence, whether by air, either in a microlight or helicopter, white water rafting or Jet boating in the rapids below the Falls, or a more sedate canoe safari or sunrise or sunset cruise on the mighty Zambezi River above the Falls. There is something for everyone!
Accommodation at Islands of Siankaba
Full Board – Activities Included
Day 10: Departure
After breakfast, you will depart the lodge and be taken to Livingstone Airport for your onward flight and journey.
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Riepilogo: il tuo viaggio in Zambia
- Tipo di pernottamento: Lodge, Tented Camp
- Spostamenti: With guide/ driver
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