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 and check-in at Sandy’s Creations. Dinner in Lusaka not included.
Day 2: Lower Zambezi National Park
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.
Early morning wake and departure for Chirundu (approximately 140km of tarmac road – 2 hours). Continue into the Lower Zambezi Valley on a difficult village trail for 80km (approx. 3,5 hours) and reach Lower Zambezi Lodge at lunchtime. Check-in in en-suit stone chalet overlooking the Zambezi river. Lunch prepared by our accompanying chef and afternoon Game cruise on the river. Dinner and night in chalet.
Days 3-4: Lower Zambezi National Park
Wake up and sunrise breakfast. Departure for a full-day game drive in the Lower Zambezi National Park with pic-nic lunch inside the park. Return to the lodge by sunset and dinner prepared by our accompanying chef. Night lodging.
Day 5: Lower Zambezi National Park – Lusaka
sunrise breakfast and return transfer to Lusaka (approx. 5,5 hours of mixed road: trails + tarmac). Lunch break along the way (Tiffany’s Canyon) or upon reaching Lusaka, depending on the time. On arrival, check-in in a good level hotel and rest of the day available for relax. Dinner (not included) at the lodge or in one of the men restaurants of Lusaka).
Day 6: Lusaka – Mfuwe – South Luangwa National Park
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 have a very long (full day – approx. 10+ hours / 700km) transfer on tarmac road with a lunch break along the way. Once arrived in Mfuwe, we will check in at Marula Lodge, where we will spend the night lodging in en-suite chalet. Full board, cooked by the accompanying cook.
Days 7-8-9: 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 lodging at Marula Lodge with a full-board arrangement, cooked by the accompanying cook.
Day 10: Mfuwe – Lusaka
Early wake and breakfast and at 06.00 a.m. we will start a very long return transfer on tarmac road to Lusaka (700km, approx. 10 hours), where we will spend the night in a good level hotel. We will stop for lunch in a traditional restaurant where you will enjoy the traditional Zambian meal: Nshima. Dinner (not included) will be at the lodge or in one of the many restaurant of Lusaka for a farewell to Zambia.
Day 11: End of Tour
Breakfast at the lodge. Based on return flight, you will be taken to the airport. End of arrangements.