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10 Day Wild Safari Zambia

$7145

Description

A 10 day wildlife Safari, an action packed outdoor adventure, explore the real Africa, in one of the safest countries in the world, enjoy face to face encounters with wild nature.

BEST TIME TO VISIT: Best enjoyed during green season May, June, July. Dry season Aug, Sep. Rainy season Oct, Nov.

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Blessed with awe-inspiring natural wonders, an abundance of wildlife, huge water bodies and vast open spaces, Zambia offers unforgettable holidays exploring the real Africa. Acknowledged as one of the safest countries in the world to visit, Zambia's welcoming people live in peace and harmony. And here, in the warm heart of Africa, you will find some of the finest Safari experiences on the planet, including face to face encounters with Nature at its wildest. This action packed 10 Day adventure takes you into the heart of wild walking Safaris in South Luangwa National Park.

After an overnight stay at Ciêla Resort And Spa, the Safari begins with a flight into Mfuwe Airport, where you will be met by your guide and a vehicle, which will take you to the first camp you will stay at on your safari.  Tafika Camp’s location on the east bank of the Luangwa River, north of the Nsefu Sector of the South Luangwa Park, makes it ideal for those who enjoy the serenity of the bush.  South Luangwa is 9,060 km2 (3,500 mi2) in size and has incredibly diverse landscapes ranging from dense forests of mopane, ebony and sausage trees to wide open savanna punctuated only by the occasional lonely baobab - all hugged by the wide and winding Luangwa River. The river is the most intact major river system in Africa and the lifeblood of this park. The now famous “walking safari” originated here and is still one of the finest ways to experience Africa’s pristine wilderness firsthand. The changing seasons add to the park’s richness, from dry bushveld in the winter to lush wonderland in the summer months.

60 different animal species and over 400 different bird species live in South Luangwa National Park.
Aptly named the Valley of the Leopard, it is widely considered one of the best places in Southern Africa to look for these elusive cats. With an estimated 50 hippos per kilometer of the Luangwa River, it's a very popular destination for them too.  Located on the west bank in the South Luangwa National Park, a few kilometres upstream from parent camp Tafika, Chikoko and Big Lagoon are only accessible on foot and offer unparalleled walking safaris – being immersed in the idyll of remotest Africa. On foot, the minutiae of the bush come to the fore: the smells; the essence of the macro world and a sense of timelessness.

The walks follow well-worn elephant and hippo trails, not to mention the original footsteps of David Livingstone, through the Luangwa Valley. Here guests tread through the African bush alongside the wildlife whilst accompanied by an experienced guide, an armed National Park scout and a tea bearer. It is an experience that is liberating and unforgettable.

Each intimate camp offers accommodation for a maximum of six guests in refreshingly simple, grass-walled chalets with en suite flush toilets and showers. Hot water is provided for evening showers and upon request.

All luggage and supplies are transported by porters, enabling guests to relax and enjoy their walking safari with just their water bottle, binoculars and camera in hand. To make the most of the walking safari adventure it is suggested that guests spend two to three nights at each camp. Chikoko Tree Camp is situated 8km upstream from Tafika. Here three chalets are raised above the ground ensuring that they sit, rather romantically, within the surrounding tree canopies. The ground floor is the bathroom area and stairs alongside the chalet lead up to the bedroom area on the raised platform.  The Chikoko Tree Camp's uniquely raised en-suite chalets enhance the views of the spectacular surrounding acacia grove, the array of wildlife that frequent it and the associated wildlife activity that unfolds throughout the day. Mwaleshi Camp, located in the vast wilderness of North Luangwa National Park, is a 40 minute flight from Mfuwe Airport. Hidden within a scenic bend of the Mwaleshi River 10km upstream of the confluence with the Luangwa River, the camp is a truly special and remarkable place. There are few roads in this remote area and the majority of activities are done on foot, following existing animal trails.

From U$D 7,145 per person
*Rate based 2 people sharing

Lusaka Zambia, South Luangwa National Park, Mwaleshi River, North Luangwa National Park,

10 DAY WILD SAFARI ZAMBIA
(10 days per person sharing)

ACTIVITIES

An action packed 10 day Wild Zambia Safari with access to the most diverse wildlife, ever changing scenery and welcoming locals. Home to the original walking safari, you can enjoy game watching options by road, river and on foot. Experience the best of Zambia’s National Parks, where exceptional game viewing is combined with exciting activities including daily day and night drives, mountain bike safaris, walking safaris.

INCLUDED

  • Meet and greet Lusaka Airport
  • 1-night Ciela Resort- includes bed & breakfast
  • Fly Lusaka to Mfuwe
  • 3 nights Tafika - all-inclusive - dinner, bed, breakfast, lunch, 2 game activities per day, local drinks, laundry, park fees & conservation levies.
  • 1 night at Chikoko Camp- all-inclusive - dinner, bed, breakfast, lunch, 2 game activities per day, local drinks, laundry, park fees & conservation levies.
  • 1 night Big Lagoon Camp -all-inclusive - dinner, bed, breakfast, lunch, 2 game activities per day, local drinks, laundry, park fees & conservation levies.
  • Flights from Lusaka to Mfuwe
  • Flights from Mfuwe to North Luangwa
  • Flights from North Luangwa- Mfuwe- Lusaka
  • 3 nights at Mwaleshi Camp -all-inclusive - dinner, bed, breakfast, lunch, 2 game activities per day, local drinks, laundry, park fees & conservation levies.

EXCLUDED

  • Visas
  • International Flights
  • Gratuities
  • Premier Brand drinks
  • Dinner, lunch & drinks at Ciela Resort
  • Compulsory Medical Travel Insurance
  • Cancellation curtailment insurance
  • Any optional activity not indicated in above program.
  • Gratuities and Tips

Note: Malaria precautions should be taken; Yellow Fever vaccination required if transferring through a South African border.

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Tour Plan

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Day 1 Arrive in Lusaka, Zambia

Airport meet and greet by our English-speaking guide, transfer to Ciêla Resort And Spa, nestled in green abundant Zambian countryside, yet only 20 minutes from Lusaka, Ciêla defines a new chapter in African hospitality. This 249-room designer hotel is set in a tranquil, scenic 100-hectare estate which includes a premier 18-hole golf course, the Lusaka International Convention Centre, a luxury spa, a gym, and a choice of fantastic dining experiences. From the stunning expanse of the azure swimming pool to the restaurant spilling out onto generous terraces, the big, high-ceilinged hotel complex is light, airy, and open. Locals and travelers gather at Ciêla to enjoy the vibrancy of the restaurants and bars, with the welcoming warmth of authentic Zambian service and the vivid spectacle of unforgettable sunsets.

Guest Rooms and Suites
The stylish accommodation options range from standard rooms to junior and presidential suites. All rooms are beautifully appointed with estate views, en-suite bathrooms, complimentary wifi, modern amenities, and in-room dining.

Accommodation: Ciêla Resort And Spa
Meal plan: Bed and Breakfast

Day 2 - 4 South Luangwa National Park – Tafika Camp

Today, you will be transferred to Lusaka airport to catch your scheduled flight to Mfuwe Airport. Once you land in Mfuwe, met by your guide and a vehicle, which will take you to the first camp you will stay at on your safari. Tafika boast exceptional game viewing and offers exciting activities including daily day and night drives, mountain bike safaris, walking safaris, visits to the local Mkasanga Village and micro lighting in May (only offered in May). Tafika also has two hides which offer the opportunity of game viewing in-between activities. Hides overlook the camp waterhole which is frequented by herds of elephant, bushbuck, puku, impala, mongoose and several bird species.

The Nsefu sector boasts some of the finest leopard viewing in Africa. This, combined with the abundance of diverse game populations; some of the most experienced guides in the valley, and the unusual and exhilarating safari activities available, make for an unforgettable African adventure. The Luangwa Valley is known as The Valley of the Leopard for good reason, and you have an extremely high chance of seeing several of these spotted beauties during your stay.

Accommodation: Tafika Camp
Meal Plan: All inclusive

Day 4 - 5 Chikoko Tree Camp

After breakfast, you will be taken to Chikoko Tree Camp which is a small exclusive bush camp situated within the National Park.  You will go with minimum luggage which will be portered into camp. Spend the afternoon relaxing at camp or going on a guided walk. Morning walks are four hours long, starting early to avoid the heat of the day and stopping frequently for the guide to share the secrets of the bush. Midway, the accompanying tea-bearer conjures up a welcome cup of fresh tea or coffee with a sweet treat. Afternoon walks are shorter and leave camp after tea at 15:30, returning to camp before dusk. Although the landscape is generally flat the paths can be uneven, so lightweight, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Natural coloured clothing is also necessary for blending into the bush.

Accommodation: Chikoko Tree Camp
Meal Plan: All inclusive

Day 5 - 6 Big Lagoon

Today you will go on a guided walk with a professional guide from Chikoko Tree Camp to Big Lagoon Camp, which is a 4-hour walking safari. Your bags will be taken via a vehicle to Big Lagoon in time for your arrival.  Located on the west bank in the South Luangwa National Park, a few kilometres upstream from parent camp Tafika, Chikoko and Big Lagoon are only accessible on foot and offer unparalleled walking safaris – being immersed in the idyll of remotest Africa.  The walks follow well-worn elephant and hippo trails, not to mention the original footsteps of David Livingstone, through the Luangwa Valley. Here guests tread through the African bush alongside the wildlife whilst accompanied by an experienced guide, an armed National Park scout and a tea bearer. It is an experience that is liberating and unforgettable.

Accommodation: Big Lagoon Camp
Meal Plan: All inclusive

Day 6 - 7 Tafika Camp

After breakfast, you will return to Tafika Camp with a game drive on the way. Tafika boast exceptional game viewing and offers exciting activities including daily day and night drives, mountain bike safaris, walking safaris, visits to the local Mkasanga Village and micro lighting in May (only offered in May). Tafika also has two hides which offer the opportunity of game viewing in-between activities. Hides overlook the camp waterhole which is frequented by herds of elephant, bushbuck, puku, impala, mongoose and several bird species.

The Nsefu sector boasts some of the finest leopard viewing in Africa. This, combined with the abundance of diverse game populations; some really experienced guides in the valley, and the unusual and exhilarating safari activities available, make for an unforgettable African adventure. The Luangwa Valley is known as The Valley of the Leopard for good reason, and you have an extremely high chance of seeing several of these spotted beauties during your stay.

Day 7 - 10 Mwaleshi Camp

On day seven, you will fly to North Luangwa, which will take you approximately 40 mins in a plane and a 15 min drive in a 4x4 to the camp. Your last destination on your safari is Mwaleshi Camp. Mwaleshi Camp, located in the vast wilderness of North Luangwa National Park, is a 40 minute flight from Mfuwe Airport. Hidden within a scenic bend of the Mwaleshi River 10km upstream of the confluence with the Luangwa River, the camp is a truly special and remarkable place.  There are few roads in this remote area and the majority of activities are done on foot, following existing animal trails. All senses become attuned to the surrounding bush as guests experience the variations in the magical diversity of the area.  Walkers enjoy the freedom of Africa's limitless expanse on foot, accompanied by an experienced manager/guide and an armed National Park scout. Thanks to the availability of a vehicle - which drops off and collects guests from the airstrip – attractions further afield can be explored, such as the Mwaleshi Falls which is located upstream of the camp. With just four thatched chalets rebuilt annually out of natural materials, en suite bathrooms open to the stars and uninterrupted views of the spectacular Mwaleshi River, the camp offers you a genuine feeling of solitude and seclusion. Life in camp is comfortable yet refreshingly simple.

This camp is known for its guided walking safari.  Spend three nights here exploring the Wilds of North Luangwa National Park. On Day Ten, you will be flying from North Luangwa Airstrip to Mfuwe airport to catch your connecting flight to Lusaka and then on to your international departure.

Accommodation: Mwaleshi Camp
Meal Plan: All inclusive

  • Valley of the Leopards South Luangwa
  • Chikoko Tree Camp
  • Footsteps of David Livingstone, Luangwa Valley
  • Walk along Elephant & Hippo Trails
  • Remotest part of Africa
  • North Luangwa
  • Mwaleshi River Camp
  • Animal tracking on foot with guides

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