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TRULY WILD ZAMBIA

14 Days & 13 Nights | Zambia

South Luangwa National Park, Lusaka, Kafue National Park & Victoria Falls

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HIGHLIGHTS

GREAT FOR

Honeymooners – plenty of old-school, candle-lit bush romance

Photographers – enjoy different habitats across Zambia to get the shot

Families – older children who have been on safari before will enjoy it

AVAILABLE ACTIVITIES

Game drives

Boating

Nature walks

Birding

Sundowners

Hide viewing

Canoeing

Cultural tours

Victoria Falls tour

BEST TIME TO GO

High Season:  July to October

Green Season:  November to June

OVERVIEW

This two-week trip is a great balance of camps, destinations and activities that let’s you get in touch with so much that Zambia has to offer. Even if you are a seasoned safari goer, you will still discover something special in this carefully curated itinerary. Best of all (for some), it offers an almost complete digital detox so you can disconnect and be rejuvenated.

It kicks off gently enough with two classic camps at South Luangwa National Park where you can explore the gentle Luangwa River by canoe or boat. A brief overnight stay in Lusaka opens the gateway to Kafue National Park – a must-see. Then, no Zambia safari is complete without time on the Zambezi River and around the Victoria Falls.

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THIS ITINERARY WAS DESIGNED BY JOANNE

One of the few places that offers a true walking safari – between camps – rather than just a simple nature walk. I love Zambia because it is still very authentic: up on the Busanga Plains in Kafue, you’ll have a true picture of Africa at its most pristine and untouched.

TRIP SUMMARY

DURATION

13 Nights / 14 Days

DESTINATIONS VISITED

South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

Lusaka, Zambia

Kafue National Park, Zambia

Victoria Falls, Zambia

ACCOMMODATIONS VISITED

DAILY ITINERARY

Your Zambia safari begins with a flight from Lusaka, the large capital, to Mfuwe Airport at South Luangwa National Park. A friendly driver-guide will be waiting to give you your first game drive en route to Nkwali Camp, your home-from-home for the next two nights.

Nkwali is situated on private land adjacent to the national park so you can enjoy the best of both worlds. Game drives, seasonal boating, nature walks and fascinating village visits introduce you to authentic Zambia.

Why we love Nkwali Camp:

  • Take a boat or pontoon across the Luangwa River
  • Open-air chalets to take in views of the water
  • Switch off from the outside world
  • Special honeymoon suite for couples
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It’s goodbye Nkwali and hello Tena Tena Camp today. After the road transfer (and whatever sightings you find along the way), you’ll be pleased to see this gorgeous tented camp strung out along the river in the Nsefu Sector of South Luangwa.

Again, tried, tested and beloved safari activities make up your two nights here. If you visit from August, be sure to spend time in the seasonal hippo hide to see how these giant grazers pass their days.

Why we love Tena Tena Camp:

  • Great position between a river and a lagoon
  • Sheltered by mature mahogany trees
  • Complete (and welcome!) digital detox in camp
  • Three endemic herbivores to go in search of
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Today it’s back to ‘civilisation’ for a night as you retrace your steps to Mfuwe Airport for the return flight to Lusaka, the flight hub. A driver will be on standby to take you to one of the city’s most sought-after boutique hotels – the trendy Latitude 15°.

This is a great time to repack your bags, shop for any emergency supplies and catch up with email. The spa and gym are also available for any much-needed wellness sessions!

Why we love Latitude 15°:

  • In a peaceful enclave away from the city centre
  • Restaurant, bar and wine cellar all on site
  • Fun décor that showcases Zambian ingenuity
  • Spa, gym, heated lap pool and Wi-Fi all on tap
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Kafue is known as one of Zambia’s most remote but exciting national parks – and it’s your destination today. Settle back for the drive from Lusaka to Kafue National Park. As you head out, the city will fall away to fewer and fewer villages until you find yourself in a virtually untouched wilderness.

The team at Musekese Camp will be waiting to welcome you after the long drive. Freshen up and then dive into all that Kafue has to offer!

Why we love Musekese Camp:

  • On the edge of one of Kafue’s most spectacular lagoons
  • Time in the Treehouse Hide on a comfortable bean bag
  • Exhilarating canoeing and boating safaris
  • Understated tents in an unfenced camp
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At Kafue, they like to keep it in the family. The drive this morning is to Musekese’s sister camp – Ntemwa-Busanga. The transfer is about three hours, making it a full game drive and the chance to truly appreciate the size of Kafue and how few roads, vehicles and people there are here.

This simple camp lies on the southern border of the renowned Busanga Plains where stealthily carnivores of all sorts make the most of huge populations of herbivores!

Why we love Ntemwa-Busanga Camp:

  • Clear access to the ‘plains of plenty’
  • Simple but elegant thatched camp
  • Red-light night drives to find nocturnal species
  • Passionate guides with a love for the bush
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Today, the team at Ntemwa-Busanga waves you on your way as you fly from Busanga Airstrip to Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport in Livingstone. Your final home-from-home is Waterberry, a lodge on the Zambezi River upstream from the Victoria Falls.

After nearly two weeks of being on the go, end your vacation with some well-deserved R&R. Do as much or as little as you like, from trips to the Falls, shopping for souvenirs or sunbathing at the sparkling pool.

Why we love Waterberry Zambezi Lodge:

  • Down-to-earth lodge with relaxed atmosphere
  • Individually designed and decorated cottages
  • Manicured gardens and large trees for birding
  • Room service and private dining at your cottage
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A fortnight in Zambia is like no other in the world. As you’re driven back to the airport in Livingstone for your onward travel arrangements, you’ll no doubt reflect on how much you have seen and done over the past 13 days.

Starting with traditional game drives, nature walks and boating in South Luangwa, you ventured where few others have been: to the fertile plains of Kafue. Ending near the Victoria Falls, this itinerary shows you what Zambia has to offer.

INCLUDED

  • All activities specified
  • All transfers specified
  • All meals, drinks and sundowners
  • Laundry

EXCLUDED

  • International flights
  • Items from the safari shop
  • Pre- and post-itinerary accommodation
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Medical insurance, tests and vaccinations where stipulated
  • Tips / gratuities

PRICE IS IMPORTANT

This itinerary is here to inspire you and prices may change due to availability, season and the year that you plan to travel.
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