Day 1, 2 (Tongabezi Lodge or Sindabezi Island)
Arrive at Livingstone International Airport where you are met by your driver for the transfer to Tongabezi. Depending on the time of your arrival you will be given lunch or afternoon tea and then you may have a chance to head out on an afternoon activity before returning for dinner. Depending on your mood, you can spend your day at the Victoria Falls, go for a morning boat cruise on the Zambezi or ask the team to assist you in organising white water rafting or a swim in the Devil’s Pools (both seasonal activities). With so many activities on offer, you could go canoeing, visit the nearby local village, fish, have lunch on a private island or participate in a game drive in the Mosi-Oa-Tunya NP.
Day 3 (Kapani Lodge)
You will catch a flight from Livingstone to Mfuwe for the South Luangwa National Park and your safari with Norman Carr Safaris and be transferred to Kapani Lodge. You will have a late brunch and a bit of down time before the evening safari during which you will have the opportunity to view some of the nocturnal inhabitants of the bush.
Day 4 and 5 (Luwi / Nsolo Bush Camp)
You will move from Kapani to the first of your remote bush camp accommodations from where you will experience your first proper walking safari. Game viewing activities from Luwi and Nsolo bush camps are mostly on foot although game drives and night drives are always an option.
A typical day in the bush will see you enjoy a sumptuous continental breakfast after your wake up call and then head out on your game activity, stopping en route for a morning tea/coffee break. Return back to camp late morning after enjoying the sights and sounds of the South Luangwa, to enjoy brunch in camp. A couple of hour’s siesta will await you before enjoying tea and cake before heading out on your afternoon walk/drive. As is an African tradition, you will stop during your afternoon activity for sundowner drinks before continuing your evening drive to spot some of the nocturnal creatures of the bush. Returning to camp you can enjoy a drink, or shower before dinner. Dinner is then served, allowing you an opportunity to enjoy a nightcap before your well -earned sleep.
Day 6 and 7 (Kakuli/Mchenja Bush Camp)
You will transfer to your next bush camp this morning, either walking or driving (or a combination of both). You will arrive in time for brunch. You’ll have two full days here exploring the South Luangwa and all it has to offer. Kakuli and Mchenja offer both walking and driving safaris.
Day 8, 9 and 10 (Chongwe River Camp) B, L, D
This morning you will enjoy one final hearty breakfast at Kakuli Bush Camp, and then make your way to Mfuwe Airport for your domestic flight back to Lusaka and onto Royal Airstrip in the Lower Zambezi. Enjoy spectacular views from the air as you fly over the hills bordering the Zambezi River. The flights take just over 2 hours including your Lusaka stop over. On arrival at Royal Airstrip, you will be transported to Chongwe River Camp idyllically set on the confluence of the Chongwe and Zambezi Rivers. Arrive in time to enjoy a lunch. Spend time relaxing at the camp taking in the sounds of the surroundings before meeting later in the afternoon for afternoon tea and cake.
Activities at Chongwe are varied with the choice between fishing, walking, day and night drives or for the more adventurous a canoe trip along one of the many channels of the Zambezi frequented by hippo and elephant. You can decide what you’d like to do each day in consultation with your expert guides and camp hosts. Guests will have an opportunity to enjoy a sunset drink on their activity before heading back to camp. Dinner is served and the day concludes with a nightcap served around the camp fire.
Day 11 (Departure)
The flight from Royal will take you to Lusaka from where you will connect to your onward international flight.
Zambia is a landlocked country in Southern Africa, neighbouring the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north, Tanzania to the north-east, Malawi to the east, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia to the south, and Angola to the west.
Money: Zambia’s currency is the Zambian Kwacha (ZMW).
Time: Zambia is two hours ahead of GMT and five hours ahead of EST.
Health: Zambia is a tropical country and vaccinations for typhoid, polio, hepatitis, tetanus and possibly meningitis C are recommended. Malaria is common and you should take anti-malarial tablets.
Water: Tap water in Zambia is generally not drinkable, at least unless boiled. Bottled water is widely available in cities, but not necessarily in rural areas.
Weather: Zambia has a tropical climate, with a wet and dry season.