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14 Day Zambia Adventure - Limited To 12 Guests (10 spaces remaining)
July. 26, 2013 to Aug. 8, 2013
$7,918.00 per person
Single Supplement - US $1,450.00
 

Taj Pamodzi Hotel

Day 1
Your safari begins on arrival in Lusaka by a representative from Wilderness Safaris upon clearing immigration and customs.  The group will be met and taken to the Taj Pamodzi Hotel (approximately 45 minutes) for the night. We will meet for dinner and  have an opportunity to meet the remainder of the group, discuss your Zambian Adventure and what you are about to see, talk about the guides, have a questions and answer period and talk a little about photography.

All of our game drives in Zambia are in open vehicles and we are allowing each guest an entire row to maximize their personal  photographic opportunity. While Harriet's style would be to spend all day out in the bush, schedules are flexible to allow  our guests the option of  a leisurely midday in camp.  

 

Buffalo

Day 2
This morning we will return to Lusaka International for an early departure to Mfuwe (approximately 1 hour). Arrangements will be made for a quick meal prior to leaving.

A guide will meet us upon arrival for a 40 minute ride to our first camp Nkwali Camp where we will be welcomed by the camp staff , shown to our rooms to settle in, have lunch and get ready for our first game drive.

This lodge includes all meals, drinks excluding premium brands, laundry and camp activities.

African Camp

Day 2 to Day 5 (4 nights)

Nkwali Camp is located in the famous Mfuwe sector of the South Luangwa National Park and contains some amazing opportunities for seeing leopard and the Thornicroft's Giraffe.
The game is always in the vicinity of the camp. With three distinct habitats, the river, the adjoining lagoons, and the plains where there is a wide diversity of game. Among the species, waterbuck, zebra, warthog and greater kudu are common place. The wandering herds of elephant are among some of the largest in Africa.  Buffalo continuously move in search of fresh pastures and water.  In their wake come the predators, the lion and hyena.  Elephants often cross the Luangwa River, visible from the bar, or come to the waterhole near the thatched dining room.

Mfuwe is located in the South Luangwa National Park, considered  one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world, and not without reason.  The concentration of game along the Luangwa river and its ox bow lagoons is among the most intense in Africa.  The Luangwa River is the  most intact major river system in Africa and is the life blood of the park. 

Styled as a camp rather than a conventional safari lodge, Nkwali is built entirely of natural materials and is designed to be "open" to the surrounding bush. The main structure of the camp is without walls, to avoid blocking the views.

 
Dreamy Eyes

Day 6
This morning we will take a morning game drive prior to our departure. At a time, to be advised locally, we will be transported from Nkwali Camp to the Lion Camp (approximately 12 hours).

Upon arrival at the Lion Camp we will be welcomed by the camp staff, escorted to our rooms, have a leisurely lunch and prepare for our afternoon adventure.

This lodge includes all meals, drinks excluding premium brands, laundry and camp activities.

African Camp

Day 6 to Day 9 (4 nights)

Lion Camp is the most remote lodge inside Luangwa's vast national park. Lion Camp opens only during the peak game viewing months (June-October). Here you will find heart pounding adventure from the prolific concentrations of game including lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, the endemic Thornicroft giraffe, and  large populations of hippo and Nile crocodile.
In the absence of fences, game moves freely through the lodge grounds. Elephant, hippo, bushbuck and other antelope are regularly seen within the confines of the camp and there are healthy populations of lion, leopard, buffalo and giraffe in the immediate area.

In the absence of fences, game move freely through the lodge grounds. Elephant, hippo, bushbuck and other antelope are regularly seen within the confines of the camp and there are healthy populations of lion, leopard, buffalo and giraffe in the immediate area.

Lion Camp has just nine canvas and thatch chalets accommodating a maximum of 18 guests. Built on raised wooden platforms, they are linked to each other and the main area by a raised wooden boardwalk. Each chalet has either a four poster king-size bed or twin beds, and a walk-in mosquito net. They are all ensuite with a shower and toilet, and have private decks overlooking the open plain in front.  An infinity swimming pool, lower deck with sun loungers, central bar and fireplace are located in the main area, along with a library and small shop.

 
Splash Zone

Day 10
This morning we will take an early morning game drive, return to camp to collect our luggage, have brunch and move on to Kaingo Camp early in the day.

Upon arrival at Kaingo Camp we will be welcomed by the camp staff, escorted to our rooms, have lunch and prepare for our afternoon game drive.

This lodge includes all meals, drinks excluding premium brands, laundry and camp activities.

African Camp

Day 10 to Day 13 (4 nights)

Kaingo Camp lies across the Luangwa River from Lion Camp.  Overlooking the Luangwa River deep within the prime area of the South Luangwa National Park, Kaingo’s relaxed, personal and friendly atmosphere offers its guests fantastic game-viewing opportunities within an area of incredible beauty and varied terrain.  Nestled discretely apart on the banks of the river, Kaingo’s chalets were designed with the sole purpose of transporting you safely into the world of the Luangwa without a single distraction.

Large fly-wired windows provide stunning views of the river; and the complete absence of generator noise means nothing but the wheeze-honk of a hippo interferes with the sounds of a lions roar, a leopards call or the early morning ‘drumming’ of the Ground Hornbill.

In addition to the indoor ensuite bathroom, each chalet has a stunning outdoor bathtub with shady views of a pod of hippos.  A special feature of Kaingo are the unique individual decks built out over the river in front of each chalet. From this relaxing vantage point one can view game coming down to drink, basking hippos, aquatic birds, crocodiles fishing, and daily elephant crossings.

The elephant hides and  hippo hides are close to camp, which afford visitors close-ups of these great extraordinary mammals. Stork fishing parties, Carmine bee-eater colonies, resident Pels Fishing Owl and Red-billed Quelea in their thousands are among the birding highlights of the area.  

 
Day 14
This will be an early morning departure. We will have our luggage ready for staff to collect our luggage while we have a light meal prior to our drive to Mfuwe Airport (approximately 2 hours). We will take an early flight back to Lusaka and make our connecting flights to our individual destinations home.
 
Zambia
 
INCLUDED...
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • 3 meals daily, snacks and treats
  • Soft drinks, house wine, local brand spirits, local beer, teas and coffees (as stated in details)
  • Air transfers from and back to Maun and between the camps as specified
  • Private guide and vehicle as stated in details
  • Laundry (as stated in details)
  • Park Fees
  • Extra weight allowance will be included for your camera gear.
 
EXCLUDED...
  • International flights
  • Airport Taxes (if applicable)
  • Visa's
  • Tips to staff and drivers
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Travel Insurance
  • Premium branded drinks, Champagne, cognacs, cellar wines, cigars and cigarettes
  • Any item not mentioned above
 
NOTES:
  • Luggage allowances here are strict at 44lb and bags must be soft sided duffels
  • The trip has been calculated based on 10 guests – should numbers change the costs will need to be recalculated accordingly.
 
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