Day 1: Livingstone
Upon arrival at Livingstone international airport, you will be assisted in final preparations (local SIM card, forex, etc.) before your Safari starts. Transfer to Olga’s guesthouse. Dinner in Livingstone not included. Optional: Afternoon guided tour of the Falls.
Day 2: Kafue National Park – Central sector
Kafue National Park, extending for 22,400 km2, is Africa’s second largest National Park and is characterised by many different eco-systems and sceneries. From the southern Nanzhila Plains, to the lake habitat of Itezhi-tezhi, to the fit bush and Miombo forest up to the northern Busanga plains.
During your Safari in the park, you will cross the whole National Park from South to North, camping in some of the most spectacular places and conducting numerous Game Drives in each area, including a visit to the world famous Busanga Plains (seasonal).
Early morning departure with packed breakfast along the way. Long transfer combining tarmac and gravel roads / bush trails until the southernmost entry gate (Dumdumwezi). We will then proceed north inside the Park until we will reach Lake Itezhi-tezhi after approximately 6-7 hours. Set up camp at Hippo Bay in a fully equipped area with toilets and hot showers. Lunch prepared on arrival by our accompanying chef. Afternoon Game drive and return to camp around sunset. Dinner prepared by our accompanying chef and night camping around the fire.
Days 3-4: Kafue National Park – Central Sector
Early wake and breakfast. Sunrise Game Drive in the park and return to camp after approximately 4 hours. Relax and Lunch. In the afternoon, Game-drive until sunset and dinner by the campfire. Nights are spent camping. Optional: upon request, it is possible to visit a near-by Elephant Sanctuary where orphan elephants are welcomed and protected by volunteers. This Sanctuary is located inside the park, close to our Campsite.
Day 5: Kafue National Park – Centre-north Sector
Wake up at sunrise and breakfast. Dismantling of the camp and proceed north inside the National Park along the Spinal road to reach the northern shores of Lake Itezhi-tezhi. During this transfer, there are many opportunities to spot animals and time of arrival will largely depend on how long we will stop to admire the pristine wildlife of the Park.
We will reach Kasabushi Lodge around lunchtime and set the camp. Lunch will be prepared by our accompanying chef and, in the afternoon, we will have a spectacular boat river safari on the Kafue river which, in this area, is decorated by may rocks and rapids, and hosts a multitude of wildlife and birds. Return to camp before sunset. Dinner prepared by our accompanying chef on the camp fire and night camping.
Day 6: Kafue National Park – Centre-north Sector
Early wake and sunrise departure for a full day game drive on the dry bed of the Shishamba River, with excellent chances of spotting feline predators. Pic-nic lunch during the game drive and return to camp before sunset. Dinner around the campfire and night camping.
Day 7: Kafue National Park – Northern Sector
Early morning wake and breakfast. dismantling of the camp and departure to the northern sector of the Park. We will reach Mapunga Bush Camp after approximately 5 hours and set up our camp for the following three nights in a fully equipped camping area with toilets and hot showers. Lunch is prepared on arrival by our accompanying chef. Afternoon Game drive and return to camp around sunset. Dinner prepared by our accompanying chef and night camping around the fire.
Days 8-9: Kafue National Park
Days entirely dedicated to game-viewing activities in the Kafue National Park: ether 2 Game drives per day (sunrise and afternoon) or a full-day game drive reaching the world famous Busanga Plains (NOTE: for this activity it is necessary to leave very early, by 05.00 a.m. in order to reach the Plains in a good time to guarantee good game-viewing occasions. Return to Camp approximately by 17,00). Evenings will be spent around the campfire and nights camping.
Day 10: Lusaka
Early wake and sunrise breakfast. Dismantling of the camp and return transfer to Lusaka where we will reach around lunchtime. Check-in at Sandy’s Creations for your last night in Zambia. Meals in Lusaka are not included and the rest of the day is available for relaxing after many days of camping and to prepare the luggage. Dinner at the Lodge or in one of the many restaurants of Lusaka.
Day 11: End of Tour
Breakfast at the lodge. Based on return flight, you will be taken to the airport. End of arrangements