– Camping & Lodging –
Name: Zambia: Western Route
Type: Camping & Lodging
Destinations: Northern Kafue (Busanga Plains), Liuwa Plains, Ngonye Falls, Vicltoria Falls, Mosi-oa-Tunya
Days: 12 Days
Rates: On Request
Running: 01 May to 30 November
This is a special Safari conducted in the most secluded and wildest areas of Africa, visiting the Northern Kafue National Park – including the Busanga Plains (Seasonal: 01 July to 31 December) the Liuwa Plains, the Ngonye Falls, the Victoria Falls and the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park.
The tour starts in Lusaka and end sin Livingstone.
Accommodation is mixed Camping and Lodging
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: 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 visit the northern sector, lodging close to the rapids on the Lufupa River and conduct numerous Game Drives in the area, including a visit to the world famous Busanga Plains.
Early morning departure with packed breakfast along the way. We will reach Mapunga Bush Camp after approximately 5 hours and check-in in en-suite safari tents. 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 lodging.
Days 3-4: 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: Seasonal. 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 18,30). Evenings will be spent around the campfire and night lodging.
Day 5: Mongu
After Breakfast, a Game Drive will take us outside of the National Park and transfer by Tarmac road to Mongu, where we will check-in at Dolphin Lodge (en-suite). the rest of the day is available for relax.
Day 6: Liuwa Plains
The Liuwa Plains National Park is one of Africa’s most remote destination and a true wilderness area. The landscape, usually flat and barren, starts covering up with grass and a multitude of flowers with the first rains, attracting thousands of Wildebeests from the neighbouring Angola. Together with the wildebeests, a large population of hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and lions come to populate the plains and join the resident zebras, buffalos, and many other herbivores. The quantity and diversity of birdlife is also spectacular, and it represents one of the main attractions of this park. Departure immediately after breakfast for Liuwa Plains N.P. Long Game-viewing activity en-route to our campsite and arrival around lunch time. Camp will be set in one of the three community campsite and lunch. Afternoon game drive and return to camp around sunset. Dinner around the fire and night camping.
Days 7-8: Liuwa Plains
Early morning wake and breakfast. Sunrise game-drive in the park. Return to camp after approximately 4 hours and relax. Lunch followed by an afternoon game drive ending around sunset. Dinner prepared by our accompanying chef on the campfire and night camping.
Day 9: Ngonye Falls
Early wake and sunrise breakfast. dismantling of the Camp and transfer on sandy and gravel roads up to Mongu. From there, we will continue south on a Tarmac road to Sioma where we will spend a night camping in the picturesque Ngonye Camp. Lunch break along the way, depending on time. Night camping and dinner around the fire.
Day 10: Ngonye Falls – Livingstone
Sunrise breakfast and guided tour of the Ngonye Falls, involving a short boat cruise among the rapids of the Zambezi river and a short trekking expedition. The Ngonye Falls are one of Zambia’s Hidden Gems, where Dr. Livingstone stopped for months, charmed by their beauty, before proceeding to discover the more famous Victoria Falls. Return to our Camp for lunch and, in the afternoon, 350km transfer to Livingstone (approx. 5 to 6 hours due to the road conditions). Check-in at Olga’s Guesthouse in en-suite rooms. The lodge is located in the most central area of Livingstone, close to shops and restaurants. B&B
Day 11: Victoria Falls – Mosi-o-Tunya National Park
Breakfast and guided tour of the Victoria Falls from the Zambian side. Return to Livingstone for lunch (not included) and afternoon Rhino Game Drive in the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park aiming to find the last remaining white Rhinos in Zambia. Own arrangements for dinner and night at the lodge.
Day 12: End of Tour
Breakfast at the lodge. Based on return flight, you will be taken to the airport. End of arrangements
• 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”