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Zambia Safari

Victoria Falls + Lower Zambezi + South Luangwa
VRK8M
8 NIGHTS
FROM £2,995
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Lower Zambezi Safari Victoria Fall Zambia South Luangwa Walking Safaris

This Lower Zambezi safari combines the spectacular Victoria Falls in Zambia with game viewing in South Luangwa National Park, famous for its walking safaris & birding. Unspoilt Lower Zambezi offers spectacular rived-based game viewing & canoeing down the Zambezi, where elephants swim with their trunks held high & hippos wallow.  Light aircraft flights, all game viewing & transfers included.

Lower Zambezi Safari Victoria Fall Zambia South Luangwa Walking Safaris
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Victoria Falls, Zambia
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Zambezi Cruise
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Lower Zambezi Safari
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Elephants & Buffalo
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Canoeing on Zambezi
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Hippo
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South Luangwa
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Game Drives
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Walking Safaris
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Lion & Leopard
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Victoria Falls, Zambia
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Zambezi Cruise
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Lower Zambezi Safari
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Elephants & Buffalo
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Canoeing on Zambezi
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Hippo
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South Luangwa
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Game Drives
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Walking Safaris
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Lion & Leopard
Day 1
You will be met at Livingstone Airport and transferred to your hotel on the banks of the Zambezi River, near the mighty Victoria Falls.
  
Check in, settle in and relax whilst you catch your first glimpses of the magnificent Smoke That Thunders first discovered by Dr. David Livingstone and still one of the greatest natural wonders of the world. The flow of water over the Victoria Falls is greatest from February to June following the summer rains and is a magnificent sight.
 
Please note that the Zambian side of the falls dries up in October and November, when it is better to visit the Zimbabwean side.
Day 2
Today we recommend exploring on foot the mighty Victoria Falls and its rainforest, which offers magnificent views.
 
Afterwards you can participate in other optional activities such as a helicopter flight over the falls or an elephant interaction.
  
In the late afternoon we suggest an optional Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River where you may see hippos, crocodiles and abundant bird life.
 
Note: We suggest you take your own raincoat for walking in the rainforest, as those on hire are well used. There is also the option of crossing over to the Zimbabwean side of the falls for postcard views (passport and uni-visa required). This is essential in the dry water season.
Day 3
Transfer to Livingstone Airport for your light aircraft flight to Lusaka Airport, where you will be met and transferred 3-hours to Lower Zambezi National Park.
 
Check into your game lodge situated on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, where you can relax and enjoy the amazing river-based wildlife. Game is best sighted in the dry season from April to October, with tiger fishing at its best in September and October.
Days 4 To 5
Lower Zambezi National Park is Zambia’s newest game reserve and is relatively undeveloped, offering a true wilderness experience over 2,500 square miles (4,100 square kilometres).
 
The park lies opposite the famous Mana Pools reserve in Zimbabwe, so the whole area on both sides of the river is a huge wildlife sanctuary. Lower Zambezi is home to lion and leopard, as well as an outstanding array of bird life, including the African fish eagle and the bee eater. The diversity of animals is not as wide as in Zambia’s other big parks, but the opportunity to get close to game wandering in and out of the Zambezi River is spectacular.
 
Enjoy river-based game viewing, with the option of canoeing down the Zambezi River. Hippos are always in sight as well as enormous herds of elephant that come down to the river to drink. Sometimes elephants can be seen swimming across the river with their trunks raised - an amazing sight! Buffalo, zebra, waterbuck, puku, impala, kudu, baboon and a variety of other game can also be seen browsing on the banks. Tiger fishing is also excellent in the Zambezi River.
Day 6
This morning transfer 3-hours to Lusaka Airport for your light aircraft flight to Mfuwe.
 
You will be met at Mfuwe Airstrip and transferred to the famous South Luangwa National Park. Check into your lodge in this renowned wildlife wilderness, before setting out in the late afternoon on a bush walk or open top game viewing drive with your lodge ranger. Game is most easily sighted in the dry season from April to October, but the park is at its most beautiful in the first half of the year after the rains of the wet season.
Days 7 To 8
South Luangwa National Park is Zambia’s most famous conservation area, covering an area in excess of 5,600 square miles (9,050 square kilometres). Sustained by the meandering Luangwa River, the park hosts a wide variety of wildlife, birds and vegetation. The changing seasons add to the park’s richness, ranging from dry bare bushveld in the winter to lush green in the summer.
  
Rise early each morning, when game viewing conditions in this pristine wildlife wilderness are at their best, either observing on foot or from an open top safari vehicle. With over 60 different animal species, the concentration of game around the Luangwa River and its ox bow lagoons is amongst the highest in Africa, with elephant and leopard sightings being particularly good. You can also hope to see lion, buffalo, wild dog, zebra and antelope, whilst the endemic Rhodesian (Thornycroft) giraffe, Cookson's wildebeest and Sharpe's grysbok are found only in the Luangwa Valley.
 
Birding is also outstanding with over 400 different species, including large flocks of cranes. In September and October you can enjoy the amazing spectacle of thousands of southern carmine bee-eaters nesting along the river banks. From November numerous migratory birds start to arrive to exploit the feeding opportunities presented during the warm rainy season - including red chested cuckoo, hobbies and birds of prey such as steppe buzzards that travel from as far afield as Russia.
 
After relaxing at your lodge during the heat of the day, in the late afternoon set out on another game activity with your ranger. In the evening relax by the campfire under a balmy African sky and hear the untamed sounds of wildlife all around.
 
Note: Whether game drives or bush walks are included will depend on your package (see lodge notes).
Day 9
After some final game viewing, transfer to Mfuwe Airport for your flight to Lusaka Airport and your onward flight home.