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17 Days Zambia Safari Tour

17 Days Zambia Safari Tour

Zambia

Duration

17 days

Max People

50

Min Age

10+

Destinations

Overview

Kindly take precautions to have all necessary inoculations and anti-malaria treatment in reasonable time before travelling to Zambia. Carry emergence funds for small personal items or you can use VISA activated cards on ATM dotted around the country.

This unique, peanut-shaped country, once known as Northern Rhodesia, offers visitors an authentic African experience complete with adrenalin pumping adventure sports, a variety of fascinating cultural activities, and an abundance of indigenous wildlife which finds refuge in Zambia’s vast national parks. Spend your evenings enjoying the spectacular site of the world’s largest waterfall, the Victoria Falls, while sipping on sundowners after an exhilarating day of whitewater rafting down the rapids of the mighty Zambezi River. If that sounds a little too adventurous for your taste, take a houseboat cruise along the exquisite Lake Kariba while watching wild elephants drink at the riverbank as you try your hand at catching the elusive tiger fish. However you choose to spend your time in this unique country, you are bound to leave with a heavy heart and a desire to return again soon to this exceptionally beautiful Southern African country.

Flight Information

DateFlightAirlineDeparture AirportTimeArrival AirportTimeClassRef
ScheduledKenneth Kaunda International Airport [LUN]Mfuwe Airport [MFU]
ScheduledMfuwe Airport [MFU]Kenneth Kaunda International Airport [LUN]
Charter FlightKenneth Kaunda International Airport [LUN]Busanga Plains Camp
ScheduledKenneth Kaunda International Airport [LUN]Jeki Airstrip
ScheduledJeki AirstripKenneth Kaunda International Airport [LUN]
ScheduledKenneth Kaunda International Airport [LUN]Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport [LVI]

Transfers

DateCompanyPick UpDrop OffTimeVehicle
Mfuwe Airport [MFU]Time + Tide LuwiTransfer
Time + Tide LuwiTime + Tide NsoloTransfer
Time + Tide NsoloMfuwe Airport [MFU]Transfer
Busanga Plains CampIla Safari LodgeTransfer
Ila Safari LodgeKenneth Kaunda International Airport [LUN]Transfer
Jeki AirstripTime + Tide Chongwe CampTransfer
Time + Tide Chongwe CampJeki AirstripTransfer
Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport [LVI]Tongabezi LodgeTransfer
Sindabezi Island LodgeHarry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport [LVI]Transfer

Voyage Information

DateBoatAgencyDeparture PortTimeArrival PortTimeClassRef
CruiseTongabezi LodgeSindabezi Island Lodge

Price

US$18,610 pp (planned for minimum 4 pax)

for 2 pax extra charge to cover Charter flight will apply

Included/Excluded

  • Full board accommodation, all meals, local drinks and house wines, walking Safaris, day and night drives, National Park fees & conservation levies.
  • Airport and inter-camp transfers.
  • Domestic flights and departure taxes
  • Visa fees for entry to Zambia.
  • Gratuities and items of personal nature.
  • Supplementary charge for 2 pax to cover charter flight will apply.

Tour Plan

DAY 1: TIME + TIDE LUWI, SOUTH LUANGWA NATIONAL PARK

South Luangwa National Park
Bordering the Luangwa River, the northern and southern Luangwa National Parks contain some of the most breathtaking and untouched wilderness in Africa. As a result of this and the parks’ successful anti-poaching campaigns, the area has developed into a world-renowned wildlife haven. The South Luangwa National Park is renowned for its walking safari, which allows visitors to view elephant, hippo and even lion close-up under the supervision of professional and knowledgeable armed guides.

Day Itinerary
On this day you will arrive in Lusaka preferably Morning or early afternoon (Option for extra night on day of arrival).
You will then be transferred to the Local Airport for your Mfuwe Flight.
Upon arrival you will be picked up by the Time + Tide Crew for Luwi Camp
You will have an opportunity of a game drive as you are taken to the lodge.

Overnight: Time + Tide Luwi
Situated deep in the National Park on the ephemeral Luwi River, Time + Tide Luwi is wonderfully remote, with no other camps for miles around.
Tranquillity envelops this camp, creating a wilderness haven that allows you to reconnect with nature in a meaningful way. Nestled in a grove of ancient mahogany trees, the safari tents are designed to fully immerse guests into the bush experience. From the comfort of your open-air lounge, watch the diverse wildlife wandering by on the grassy floodplains.
Listen to the hippos bellowing in the nearby lagoon and breathe in the aroma of African grasses drifting past on a cool breeze. Sit back and let the peace of this place wash over you.

Basis
Full Board Plus - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities
All Local Brands (Spirits, Wine and Beers) Included

DAY 2: TIME + TIDE LUWI, SOUTH LUANGWA NATIONAL PARK

Day Itinerary

You will arise early 06:00 hrs for your morning game drive/walking safari . Some coffee will be on hand before departure and along the drive

You will return around 09:30 hrs

Brunch/Lunch

You will have some free time till 16:00 when you will be departing again for the afternoon/evening game drive.

Basis

Full Board Plus - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities
All Local Brands (Spirits, Wine and Beers) Included

DAY 3 : TIME + TIDE NSOLO, SOUTH LUANGWA NATIONAL PARK

Day Itinerary

You will arise early 06:00 hrs for your morning game drive/walking safari . Some coffee will be on hand before departure and along the drive (packed breakfast)

You will also proceed to your new camp for the next 2 nights

Lunch

You will have some free time till 16:00 when you will be departing again for the afternoon/evening game drive.

Overnight: Time + Tide Nsolo   

One of the most historical camps in Zambia, Time + Tide Nsolo is the quintessential barefoot luxury experience. With a design inspired by its intimate riverside setting, it is a haven of comfort amid the wild setting. Lounge on your shady private deck, watching the daily parade of wildlife visiting the permanent river lagoon.

Between game drives, relax into the cosy ambiance of the camp, listening to the resident hippo pod and watching kingfishers hover and dip delicately over the water’s surface. There is no thrill like hearing the lions calling all night, then heading out at first light to track them by foot through the bush.

Come, join us in this wild land and awaken your inner explorer.

Basis

Full Board Plus - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities
All Local Brands (Spirits, Wine and Beers) Included

DAY 4: TIME + TIDE NSOLO, SOUTH LUANGWA NATIONAL PARK

Day Itinerary

You will arise early 06:00 hrs for your morning game drive/walking safari . Some coffee will be on hand before departure and along the drive

You will return around 09:30 hrs

Brunch/Lunch

You will have some free time till 16:00 when you will be departing again for the afternoon/evening game drive.

Basis

Full Board Plus - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities
All Local Brands (Spirits, Wine and Beers) Included

DAY 5: BUSANGA PLAINS CAMP, NORTHERN KAFUE

Northern Kafue

Kafue is Zambia’s largest national park, comprising two distinct sections, of which the northern section is the biggest and shelters the highest concentrations of game. Resident species include elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo and antelope, while hippos and waterbirds thrive in the wetlands of the Busanga Plains. This marshy wilderness extends across approximately 750 square kilometres which, during the rainy season, becomes a veritable deluge. Once the rains cease and the waters subside, a blanket of lush, grassy vegetation if left behind, attracting vast numbers of antelope and other grazers. Several camps are situated in Northern Kafue, offering a variety of accommodation, ranging from budget to luxury.

Day Itinerary

On this day you will be transferred to Mfuwe Airport to meet your lusaka Flight

Then at Lusaka you will board a Charter Flight to Busanga Plains. Expected to be in the camp late afternoon.

Lunch will be served in Lusaka

You will have a game drive as you drive to the camp

Dinner in the evening

Overnight: Busanga Plains Camp  

The Plains Camp is the seasonal luxury bush camp of Mukambi Safaris located deep in the heart of the famous Busanga Plains in the north of beautiful Kafue National Park.

A wide variety of species is found on the plains including Lion, Buffalo, Hippopotamus, Lechwe, Side-striped Jackal, and Blue Wildebeest. In addition, large numbers of elephants and 500 bird species are recorded; watch for roan antelope and the rare oribi antelope.

The raised boma (communal area), with open campfire and dining area, is rustic, informal and overlooks the openness of the plains, only interrupted by tree studded islands where Fig trees and wild Date Palms draw their nutrients from the remains of giant anthills. Relax and enjoy a refreshing dip in our pool or sunbathe on the wooden deck whilst overlooking the surrounding wetlands. A wooden viewing platform on stilts tucked away high up in the characteristic Fig tree above the Boma offers a breath-taking view directly onto the floodplain.

Busanga, a landscape so distinctive, it is like no other you will see in Africa. This is the Africa you have dreamt of and you can visit this unique area with Mukambi Safaris. It offers a real "home away from home" experience, where service is professional and friendly, yet unobtrusive.

Basis

Full Board Plus - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

DAY 6: BUSANGA PLAINS CAMP, NORTHERN KAFUE

Day Itinerary

You will arise early 06:00 hrs for your morning game drive/walking safari . Some coffee will be on hand before departure and along the drive

You will return around 09:30 hrs

Brunch/Lunch

You will have some free time till 16:00 when you will be departing again for the afternoon/evening game drive.

Basis

Full Board Plus - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

DAY7: ILA SAFARI LODGE, CENTRAL KAFUE

Central Kafue

Set in Zambia, the Kafue National Park is the largest park in the country and the second-largest in Africa. The contrasting landscape of the Central Kafue features riverine bush, miombo and savannah woodlands, vast open plains and majestic granite outcrops. Visitors can enjoy the pristine natural beauty of the diverse scenery and its natural, unspoilt beauty. Drive along the Spinal Road for a chance to discover the most remote parts of the Central Kafue National Park. Don't miss the opportunity to spot a wide range of African wildlife with regular sightings of puku, impala and bushbuck and catch a glimpse of the countless bird species that call this area home.

Day Itinerary

You will start your day with some Breakfast and take a long game drive towards your next destination at Ila Lodge

lunch will be served along the way

You will relax on arrival and dinner in the evening

Overnight: Ila Safari Lodge  

Ila Safari Lodge is a true eco-lodge providing facilities of the highest quality to a maximum of 24 guests. The lodge is located on the banks of the mighty Kafue River in an area of abundant wildlife and boasts 180 degree views out across the water. The central boma is best described by the phrase 'eco friendly meets dynamic design' and is the showpiece of our property. The lodge has 10 state of the art luxury safari tents perched each on their own deck reaching out over the banks of the Kafue River. Included in our 10 top-notch tenats are 2 larger family suites. Each tent has been individually designed to mesh with the flora surrounding it providing shade, privacy and your very own piece of Kafue wilderness.

The interiors as well as the private decks are furnished in chic, modern African style and every comfort has been considered. All tents feature en suite bathrooms and either outside showers or baths. Beds are extra length for the most comfortable nights sleep. Mosquito nets are spacious and billowing and are turned down for you each evening.

Basis

Full Board Plus - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

DAY 8: ILA SAFARI LODGE, CENTRAL KAFUE

Day Itinerary

You will arise early 06:00 hrs for your morning game drive/walking safari . Some coffee will be on hand before departure and along the drive

You will return around 09:30 hrs

Brunch/Lunch

You will have some free time till 16:00 when you will be departing again for the afternoon/evening game drive.

Basis

Full Board Plus - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

DAY 9: TIME + TIDE CHONGWE CAMP, LOWER ZAMBEZI

Lower Zambezi

Located on the Zimbabwean border in the southern reaches of Zambia, the Lower Zambezi region is best known as the home to the Lower Zambezi National Park which features exceptional, undeveloped wildlife areas. It is renowned for its abundant game - hippos, buffalo, crocodiles, fish eagles, and herds of elephants can be spotted, among other species. The landscape is characterised by rugged, unspoilt wilderness of vast floodplains, scattered with indigenous woodlands. Visitors can look forward to an array of wonderful activities along the Zambezi including game drives, walking safaris, canoe trips, and excellent tiger fishing.

Day Itinerary

You will depart early in the morning to meet your flight in Lusaka for Jeki Airstrip for Chongwe River Camp by Time + Tide

Activities include: Game drives (day and night), walking safaris, cultural visits, canoeing (seasonal) and boat cruises (seasonal) 

Overnight: Time + Tide Chongwe Camp     

Enjoy the best views in the Lower Zambezi, looking across the meeting point of two mighty rivers.

Time + Tide Chongwe Camp is our newly refurbished camp, with each safari tent set along the confluence of the Chongwe River which winds through the forested valley meeting with the mighty Zambezi River, creating a haven for wildlife and exceptional sightings.

Its eight classic tents are designed to make the most of what Mother Nature provided. Each has a panoramic view along the Chongwe River, a spacious open-air bathroom, a porch with comfortable lounge chairs and features local textiles and handcrafted furniture.

Every day our team serves up satisfying meals, your favourite drinks and big smiles in the relaxed main lounge. The wildlife hide is great for photography and for spotting rare nocturnal creatures.

The small number of camps in Lower Zambezi National Park keep it free from overcrowding. The area is best known for its impressive variety of safari activities – enjoy drives to walking safaris, or take to the rivers on a boat cruise or canoeing safari, or try your hand at tiger fishing.

Basis

Full Board Plus - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities
All Local Brands (Spirits, Wine and Beers) Included

DAY 10: TIME + TIDE CHONGWE CAMP, LOWER ZAMBEZI

Day Itinerary

You wil plan your activities every day - Activities include: Game drives (day and night), walking safaris, cultural visits, canoeing (seasonal) and boat cruises (seasonal) 

Basis

Full Board Plus - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities
All Local Brands (Spirits, Wine and Beers) Included

DAY 11: TIME + TIDE CHONGWE CAMP, LOWER ZAMBEZI

Day Itinerary

You wil plan your activities every day - Activities include: Game drives (day and night), walking safaris, cultural visits, canoeing (seasonal) and boat cruises (seasonal) 

Basis

Full Board Plus - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities
All Local Brands (Spirits, Wine and Beers) Included

DAY 12: TIME + TIDE CHONGWE CAMP, LOWER ZAMBEZI

Day Itinerary

You wil plan your activities every day - Activities include: Game drives (day and night), walking safaris, cultural visits, canoeing (seasonal) and boat cruises (seasonal) 

Basis

Full Board Plus - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities
All Local Brands (Spirits, Wine and Beers) Included

DAY 13: TONGABEZI LODGE, VICTORIA FALLS (ZAMBIA)

Victoria Falls (Zambia)

Situated along the southern border of Zambia, Victoria Falls is a spectacular sight of awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur on the Zambezi River. It forms the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe and stretches across almost two kilometres into a gorge over one hundred metres below - making it one of the world’s widest waterfalls. Dubbed ‘The Smoke that Thunders’ by locals, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a popular tourist destination for those visiting Zambia. It is world-renowned for its sheer beauty and offers visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in spectacular landscapes inhabited by abundant wildlife. Visitors can look forward to a wide range of adventure sports such as kayaking, white water rafting, ziplining, bungee jumping and bridge swinging; and those looking for more relaxation can enjoy a sunset boat cruise, game viewing, or browsing through the vibrant local Livingstone Market.

Day Itinerary

You will be transfered to the airstrip to meet your flight to Lusaka

In Lusaka you will connect on scheduled flight to Livingstone.  Ithe waiting will be longer than 3-4 hrs a city tour of lusaka  will be given complementary

On arrival in Livingstone you will be transferred to Tongabezi Lodge for 2 nights

If your arrival will be before 16:00 - you will take part in the Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi

Overnight: Tongabezi Lodge        

The luxurious Tongabezi Lodge is situated on the banks of the Zambezi River, just upstream of Victoria Falls. The lodge features a lounge, a bar, two main area swimming pools, and a gym. Meals are served in the large dining room, on an outdoor deck overlooking the river, in the privacy of your room, or floating on the Zambezi River.  The five houses and four river cottages are each individually styled and cater for two to five guests. Game drives, bush walks, and boating trips are all-inclusive. Victoria Falls can be viewed in close proximity to the lodge, on a short excursion with your guide.

Basis

Full Board Plus - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities
All Local Brands (Spirits, Wine and Beers) Included

DAY 14: TONGABEZI LODGE, VICTORIA FALLS (ZAMBIA)

Day Itinerary

On this day you will take part in the Victoria Falls tour and to be followed by Mukuni Village tour.

The afternoon will be reserved for extra activities that will be on offer

Basis

Full Board Plus - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities
All Local Brands (Spirits, Wine and Beers) Included

DAY 15: SINDABEZI ISLAND LODGE, VICTORIA FALLS (ZAMBIA)

Day Itinerary

You will on this day shift to the sindabezi Island where you will be for the next two nights

You will be here to relaxed and receive some special massage treatment

Activities will be at your call

Overnight: Sindabezi Island Lodge

Rated by Fodors as one of the top 10 eco lodges in Africa, Sindabezi Island is unique. An idyllic, exclusive camp on a private isle on the Zambezi River, it is the only luxury bush camp in the Victoria Falls area. Sindabezi has only five open-sided thatched cottages, allowing guests to soak up the sights and sounds of the African bush in a perfect, pristine setting. Views across the floodplains of the Zambezi and into the nearby National Park complete the experience. Sindabezi Island is also the perfect private venue to book for small groups.

Basis

Full Board Plus - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities
All Local Brands (Spirits, Wine and Beers) Included

DAY 16: SINDABEZI ISLAND LODGE, VICTORIA FALLS (ZAMBIA)

Day Itinerary

The relaxing - Honeymoon enviroment will continue

Basis

Full Board Plus - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities
All Local Brands (Spirits, Wine and Beers) Included

DAY 17: END OF ITINERARY

Day Itinerary

You will depart in the mid morning after breakfast to meet your exit international flight at Harry Mwanga Nkumbula international airport.

END OF SERVICE

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