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Zambia Safari & Victoria Falls

10 days from £2705pp plus international flights.

A great value Zambia safari spending 6 days wildlife viewing in South Luangwa National Park followed by 3 days at Victoria Falls. 

Here at Tribes we rate South Luangwa National Park as one of our top spots for viewing African wildlife. Not only is the wildlife here diverse and prolific, including wonderful birdlife, strong lion prides, excellent leopard sightings plus a great range of other wildlife, but it is also a very beautiful park with some very large old trees amongst the grasslands and the Luangwa River snaking through.  The park is also the birthplace of walking safaris, and the guiding here is second to none. 

So, if you want some of the best African wildlife, a week in South Luangwa should be high on your list. Normally of course, this comes at a very high price, but this trip is really excellent value, so unless you are thinking of camping or travelling here in the green season (December-May when prices are much lower), this trip will be hard to beat.

When you combine this safari with 3 days to see the stunning Victoria Falls and enjoy the many activities you can do here, this becomes an African holiday which many travellers will just love. 

Itinerary
Kafunta River Lodge, Zambia

DAY 1: SOUTH LUANGWA - KAFUNTA RIVER LODGE

When you arrive at Lusaka Airport we will meet you and assist you on to the domestic flight to Mfuwe, the small airport near South Luangwa National Park. It takes roughly 2 hours depending on the size of the plane.  On arrival in Mfuwe, someone from Kafunta River Lodge will there to meet you, and drive you the roughly 50 minutes to camp.
Your first game activity will be this afternoon.  Head out on safari in South Luangwa for your first taste of the wilds! 
Dinner.
Kudu in South Luangwa

DAY 2: SOUTH LUANGWA - KAFUNTA RIVER LODGE

South Luangwa is truly one of the best wildlife viewing places in Africa, so you're in for a treat.  You have two wildlife viewing activities every day.  From late May/June to the end of October walking safaris are available as well as day and night game drives.  Game drives last roughly 4 hours, with morning safaris starting around 6am. Evening safaris start about 4pm so you start before the sun sets then continue on as the night settles in so that you can enjoy seeing some of the nocturnal wildlife too.
 Full board.
Giraffes in South Luangwa, Zambia

DAY 3: SOUTH LUANGWA -KAFUNTA RIVER LODGE

South Luangwa is such a pretty park, so even just driving or walking around on your safari is a wonderful experience, but there is a vast number of hippos, large numbers of elephants, a strong lion population, lots of leopards, and even wild dogs are seen relatively regularly.  This is over and above the prolific birdlife, antelopes, zebra, giraffe, crocodiles ...  Your safari experience here in Luangwa should be memorable.  
Full board.
Walking safaris in Zambia

DAY 4: SOUTH LUANGWA - BUSHCAMP

Today you will be transferred from Kafunta which is in the central area of South Luangwa, to Island Bushcamp in the south. Moving to a different camp not only gives you another area of this large reserve to explore, but also the type of camp is quite unlike Kafunta. This is a tiny bushcamp (only 4 tents), very remote, but also very high quality.  The camp is well known for walking safaris, which are excellent here, though game drives are also taken here too so you get the best of both worlds. 
Full board.
Lion in South Luangwa, Zambia

DAY 5: SOUTH LUANGWA - BUSHCAMP

Today you can enjoy getting to know this gorgeous location and its superb wildlife, led by an excellent guide and accompanied by an armed ranger as you explore on foot. You'll learn about tracking animals and spend time watching small creatures and finding out about the importance of certain plants, as well as observing large game. 
Full board.
On Safari in Zambia

DAY 6: SOUTH LUANGWA - BUSHCAMP

Enjoy your last day on safari out in the wilds of South Luangwa. Since this trip gives you almost a week in the park, you have very strong chances of seeing a great diversity of African game, and experiencing some unique and memorable adventures. 
Full board.
Maramba River Camp, Zambia

DAY 7: TO VICTORIA FALLS

Today we will transfer you back to Mfuwe in time for your flight back to Lusaka, and then on to Livingstone. On arrival in Livingstone, you will be met and driven to Maramba River Lodge, your home for the next 3 nights. Maramba is only 4kms away from Victoria Falls, on the banks of the Maramba River, so it's a lovely spot to be based for enjoying this Victoria Falls region. 
Breakfast. 
Maramba River camp, Zambia

DAY 8: VICTORIA FALLS

There are loads of activities available in this area.  Of course you will want to go a visit Victoria Falls, you might even want to go whitewater rafting, take a flight over the Falls, visit a museum, enjoy a sunset cruise, take dinner on an old train, visit local villages ...  you certainly won't be bored!  All these activities can be booked from the lodge. 
Breakfast.
Victoria Falls, Zambia

DAY 9: VICTORIA FALLS

Another day to explore the Victoria Falls region, or maybe chill out at the lodge. 
Breakfast.
Victoria Falls, Zambia

DAY 10: DEPART

We will take you to Livingstone airport in time for your homebound or onward flight. 
Breakfast.
Price & Dates

Guide price from (pp sharing): £2705 (ex. international flights)

Includes: 

Meet and greet in Lusaka airport on initial arrival; domestic flights from Lusaka-Mfuwe-Lusaka-Livingstone; airport transfers at Mfuwe and Livingstone; twin share accommodation; full board at Kafunta River Lodge and Island Bushcamp; breakfast a Maramba River Lodge; twice daily game viewing activities at Kafunta and Island Bushcamp.

Excludes: 

International flights and taxes; visa; drinks; meals not shown; activities in Livingstone; tips; personal expenses. 

Getting there: This trips begins in Mfuwe, Zambia and ends in Livingstone, Zambia. Ideally this most conveniently fits in with flying into Lusaka, then departing from Livingstone via Johannesburg. If you fly in and out of Lusaka you will need an overnight in Lusaka on your last night due to flight timings.

Departure dates: As a private tailor made holiday you can take this at any time you like, subject to availability and camp open times.  The bushcamp on this Zambia safari is open from about 1st June to the end of October.

places you will see

places you will see

South Luangwa National Park
South Luangwa National Park
This is one of THE best places for an African safari. It is one of the last unspoilt wilderness areas and possibly the finest wildlife sanctuary in Africa.
Livingstone (Zambia side)
Victoria Falls
One of the most famous and awe-inspiring sights in Africa. A perfect start or end to a safari in Zambia or Botswana, or enjoy it in its own right.

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Time: GMT +2 hours

Flight time: Flights from Europe to Lusaka take about 10 hours. Lusaka International Airport is about 25km from the city centre (about 30 minutes transfer).

Language: Zambia's official language is English, but outside of the cities few people speak it.

Visas: Visas are required for most nationalities, although a waiver can normally be organized in advance for British citizens.

Health: This is a malarial country.

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