WILDERNESS & MIGRATION
– Camping & Lodging –
Name: Zambia: Wilderness & Migration
Type: Mainly camping
Destinations: Northern Kafue, Busanga Plains, Liuwa Plains
Days: 10 days – 9 nights
Rates: On Request
Running ONCE A YEAR (November)
This is a special Safari conducted only once a year and touches the most pristine and wildest areas left in Africa: the Northern Kafue National Park (including the Busanga Plains) and, of course, the Liuwa Plains where you will witness the Second largest Wildebeests Migration in Africa for a total of 10 days of great wilderness and unbelievable sightings.
The tour starts and ends in Lusaka and involves mainly Camping, with a few nights Lodging in the main cities.
Day 1 – NOVEMBER 4: 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. Dinner in Lusaka not included.
Days 2-3-4 – NOVEMBER 5-6-7: Northern Kafue National Park
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 entire park from south to north, stopping in two of the most beautiful camps: Konkamoya and Kafwala.
We will travel approximately 5 hours from Lusaka heading north to Mapunga Bush Camp, on the shores of the Lufupa river, where we will set camp for the next 3 nights. In the following days we will explore the areas of Lufupa and Busanga Plains, with continuous game drives, including full day game drives with pic-nic in the national park. In case the Busanga plains will be inaccessible due to early rains, we will visit the region of Shishamba instead.
Day 5 – NOVEMBER 8: Mongu
We will take down the camp and proceed to Mongu, the capital of the Lozi region in Barotseland.
Here we will check in at dolphin lodge and we will relax after 3 days of camping in the bush.
Days 6-7-8 – NOVEMBER 19-10-11: Liuwa Plains
The Liuwa Plains National Park is one of Africa’s most remote and wild areas. The scenery, usually flat and arid, starts to cover up with grass and flowers with the arrival of the first rains and it starts attracting wildebeests by the thousands from the neighbouring Angola. With the wildebeests which join the existing populations of Zebras, Buffaloes and other antelopes also predators arrive, such as Cheetahs, Lions and Hyenas. Another breath-taking aspect of the Liuwa Plains is the diverse bird-life that remains one of the main attractions of the area.
At sunrise we will start negotiating our way to the Liuwa Plains, crossing sand paths until we enter the national park.
We will start our game drives immediately as we enter as we will proceed to our campsite. Upon arrival, lunch and setting up the camp. Afternoon game drive and return to camp by sunset. For the remaining days we will enjoy 2 game drives per day, nights will be spent around the fire at the camp, and we will sleep in camping tents.
Day 9– NOVEMBER 12: Lusaka
Wake at sunrise and dismantling of the camp. Very long transfer on sand paths at first, followed by tarmac road after reaching Mongu, all the way to Lusaka, where we plan to arrive in the evening. We will check in a good level lodge and have our farewell dinner to Zambia in one of the city’s many restaurants.
Day 10– NOVEMBER 13: Departure
Based on your return flight, you will be transferred to the airport. End of tour
• All accommodations detailed in the program
• All meals detailed in the program
• Vehicles, fuel, driver, cook and certified guide
• All camping gear (excluding towels and pillows)
• All Park entry fees
• All game viewing activities detailed in the program
• International flights
• Alcoholic beverages
• Activities not done by African View Tours and Safaris and not included in the program
• Travel insurances
• Personal expenses
• Anything not specified under “inclusions”