12 Days from$4370 p/p in USD
DeparturesMay, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Guided, Small Group
Immerse yourself in an awe-inspiring wildlife painting and photography safari in Zambia, visiting Livingstone, Lusaka, Kafue National Park and Chaminuka Nature Reserve. Kafue National Park is the perfect setting for wildlife art: spot majestic animals, take in the breathtaking scenery, sketch whatever takes your fancy along the way. Attend art workshops at various galleries in Livingstone and Lusaka, take tours of the art and architecture, and delve into Zambian culture at Lechwe Trust Art Gallery and National Museum of Lusaka. In Livingstone, marvel at incredible Victoria Falls and wrap up the safari by spending two days at pristine and peaceful Chaminuka Lodge and Nature Reserve enjoying loads of activities, wildlife watching and delicious meals.
Safari types:Art Safari, Guided, Photo Safari, Wildlife Safari
You will visit:Chobe National Park, Kafue National Park, Victoria Falls, Livingstone, Lake Itezhi–Tezhi, Namwala Game Area, Lusaka
Wildlife:Birds, Big Five, Elephant, Hippo, Buffalo, Zebra, Wildebeest, Lion, Leopard, Hyena, Wild Dog, Impala, Sable, Antelope, Crocodile, Jackal, Warthog, Rhino, Lechwe, Vervet Monkey, Baboon
Activities:Game Drive, Walking Safari, Nature Walk, Sightseeing Tour, Birding, Cultural Experience, Well Being
Getting around:4x4 Safari Vehicle, Transfer Vehicle
Start/end:Start in Livingstone, end in Lusaka
Price Per Person – USD
Group Tours: From USD 4,370 per person
Private Tours: From USD 4,580 per person, minimum number of participants 4
- Accommodation in various comfortable tourist class lodges
- Meals (alcoholic beverages excluded)
- Art and Wildlife Tour Guides
- Transfers & ground transportation during the tour
- 24/7 support service
- Flights & visas
- Alcoholic beverages & other drinks
- Art materials
- Park entrance fees
- Personal expenses
- All medical examinations and COVID-19 costs related to obtain relevant documentation
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Day by Day Overview
You arrive in Livingstone, the tourist capital city of Zambia. You will be met at Livingstone International Airport by our driver and hospitality greeter and transferred to Victoria Falls Waterfront Lodge situated above the majestic Victoria Falls (shared room). The lodge is the perfect place to stay in Livingstone, centrally located between Livingstone town and the magnificent Victoria Falls.
There are no planned activities on the day of arrival. So you will check in the Lodge and relax or visit Livingstone city if you arrive early in the day. In the evening we will have a ‘meet and greet session’ in a nice restaurant where you will meet your fellow travelers. Activities start on the second day early in the morning. Your tour director will collect your insurance and next of kin details at this meeting, so please make sure you arrange a flight that arrives in Zambia in good time.
Victoria Falls Waterfront Lodge: located within the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, only 3km upstream from Victoria Falls. It boasts fantastic facilities catering for any type of traveler: two sparkling swimming pools, WIFI facilities, a riverside restaurant and bar with stunning views over the Zambezi River – the perfect spot for a sundowner. A varied mix of accommodation includes en-suite chalets, permanent tents and a campsite.
Note: There are other options of good level accommodation in Livingstone if Waterfront Lodge is not available.
04:30 am: Wake up and leave Livingstone. You will be met at Botswana’s Kazungula border by our Botswana tour guides and escorted through immigration formalities. The early morning departure ensures the best opportunities for viewing big cats and other nocturnal animals in Chobe National Park.
6:30 am: Arrive in Chobe National Park, home to amazing wildlife, including the world’s largest elephant population and Africa’s largest predators: lions, leopards and wild dogs. You will see plenty of wild animals for sketching and painting purpose on a game drive through the established loops of the game park. The local guide will help spot native wildlife, including cats, in their natural environment. We shall take it easy and slow, stopping frequently in the park as advised by the tour guide to sketch and paint animals seen.
12:30 pm – 13:30 pm: Eat lunch at the majestic waterfront five star Chobe Safari Lodge in Kasane, Botswana.
13:30 pm – 14:00 pm: Enjoy free relaxing time on the wood teak deck at Chobe Safari Lodge overlooking Chobe River.
14:00 pm – 16:00 pm: You will enjoy a 3-hour boat cruise on the Chobe River. The river cruise is considered one of the highlights of a trip to Chobe National Park. You will get the opportunity to get up close and personal with fantastic birds, hippos, crocodiles as well as scores of elephants and cape buffalos that make their way down to the Chobe River to quench their thirst.
17:00 pm: Return to your accommodation in Livingstone, by about 8 pm.
20:30 pm – 21:00 pm: Enjoy your sumptuous dinner before retiring to bed.
07:00 am – 08:00 am: Wake up and have breakfast.
09:00 am – 11:00 am: 2nd art safari workshop and group discussions. You will attend a second art safari workshop/tuition at a good level art studio in Livingstone. During the workshop session, you will be split into smaller groups to discuss any subject matter of interest pertaining to what you have learnt and observed in the tour field. This is an opportunity for you to share knowledge on art painting and photography with your fellow travelers. The leading team will be on hand to offer you any assistance or provide further insights into any unresolved art painting problem you might be face.
11:00 am – 12:25 pm: Take a short rest and relaxation break at the lodge in readiness for exciting afternoon activities.
12:30 pm – 14:00 pm: Enjoy a sumptuous lunch followed by a short break.
14:00 – 17:30 pm: Free personal time, time to relax and pursue any leisure or painting activities you wish to do either alone or with your group members. We are available to provide you with any reasonable logistical support if what you may wish to do is in line with this art painting tour program.
19:00 pm – 21:30 pm: Evening dinner and relaxation with friends.
05:30 am – 06:10 am: Wake up, thereafter have breakfast.
06:20 am – 09:30 am: We shall leave Livingstone for Kalomo travelling north on a good tarmac covering about 120 kms.
09:30 am – 09:40 am: Arrive in Kalomo. Buy all the necessary groceries and mineral water in preparation to hit the dust road into the wilderness of Kafue National Park, Zambia’s oldest and largest national park.
12:00 pm – 12:10 pm: Enter Kafue National Park at the southern tip of the park at Dundumwezi gate, some 80 kms from Kalomo. Upon entry into Kafue National Park, we drive slow and easy along Dundumezi – Ngoma gravel road, stopping when we spot some animals and do some sketching and painting. Kafue National Park makes a rewarding destination for artists and photographers yearning for a memorable art painting experience in Africa. This is due to its abundant wildlife resource such as large prides of lion, solitary leopards, cheetahs and beautiful landscape scenery.
17:30 pm: Exit Kafue National Park at Musa gate and travel to Itezhi Tezhi town, a 4 km distance.
18:30 pm: Check-in at CMS Lodge (or Main Guest Flats) in Itezhi Tezhi town.
19:00 pm – 20:30 pm: Evening dinner and relaxation with friends.
21:00 pm: Retire to bed.
CMS Lodge: You will enjoy your stay in a clean and comfortable lodging at CMS Lodge in Itezhi Tezhi uphill suburb located outside Kafue National Park. It has all the modern amenities including Dstv and swimming pool. It is located just a mere 4 km from the main entrance of Kafue National Park.
05:30 am – 06:10 am: Wake up then enjoy breakfast.
06:20 am – 09:30 am: No Zambia wildlife art painting safari would be complete without a visit to Kafue National Park, one of Africa’s largest parks, and this is where you head today. The park is good for spotting a variety of wild animals especially lions! Travel to Ngoma Game Area of the KNP – South for game viewing.
09:30 am – 11:30 am: Continue to the Ngoma Management Area inside Kafue National Park -South. Enjoy game drives, stopping frequently in safe places to do sketching and painting of wild animals.
11:30 am – 12:00 pm: Drive to the Elephant Orphanage Centre within the Kafue National Park – southern area. You will see the marvelous work being done by volunteers in looking after vulnerable elephants. Any donation from you either in-kind or cash is welcome. Your contribution goes towards supporting the work being done in protecting young orphaned elephants and later releasing them into the wild once fully grown.
Ideas of donations (optional):
- Medicines to be used for caring for these elephants
- Food supplements for the elephants.
- Safety working clothing for the elephant care givers including cash donation.
12:30 pm – 13:30 pm: Sumptuous lunch at Elephant Orphanage Centre.
14:00 pm – 16:30 pm: Afternoon sketching and painting of animals and nature captured during the drive around the Ngoma Game Management Area.
17:00 pm: Exit the park at Musa gate and return to CMS lodge.
19:00 pm – 21:30 pm: Evening dinner and relaxation with friends.
07:00 am – 08:00 am: Wake up and have a delicious breakfast.
09:00 am – 11:00 am: Kafue National Park is surrounded by some of the most beautiful landscape scenery and today we head to Longola Hot Springs and Iyanda village. Longola Hot Springs is one of the small natural wonders of Kafue National Park with a spectacular view of extremely hot water shooting up. The surrounding lush green vegetation is beautiful scenery to sketch and paint. You will enjoy a panoramic view of the shoreline of Lake Itezhi Itezhi on your way back to Itezhi Tezhi and capture some of the most beautiful photographs.
14:00 pm – 16:30 pm: Your well deserved free time. Time to relax and pursue any leisure or painting activities you wish to do either alone or with your group members.
18:00 pm – 19:30 pm: Evening sumptuous dinner and relaxation.
19:30 pm – 20:30 pm: We will go outside into the African night and sit quietly to watch the stars and clouds in the sky. The Kafue night sky is so unique, dazzling with shining Africa stars! You will sketch and paint Africa skies and stars around a bonfire on the slopes of Itezhi Itezhi mountain which is dotted with beautiful rocks.
21:00 pm: Retire to bed.
05:30 am – 06:10 am: Wakeup call, thereafter have breakfast.
06:30 am – 12:30 pm: Travel to Lusaka, capital city of Zambia and one of Africa’s most delightful cities. It is a metropolitan area that offers a traditional and hearty Zambian welcome to all visitors.
12:40 pm – 13:30 pm: Check-in and stay at Chamba Valley Exotic Hotel (sharing rooms), located in a quiet and secluded valley away from the hustle and noise of city life.
13:30 pm – 15:00 pm: Lunch followed by a rest.
15:00 pm – 17:00 pm: There are no planned activities on the day of arrival in Lusaka. You can undertake various indoor recreational activities such as swimming, massage and fitness exercises in the gym room within the hotel premises at your own expense.
18:00 pm – Evening relaxation.
19:30 pm – Sumptuous dinner and then retire to bed.
07:30 am: Morning rise and breakfast.
08:30 am – 10:00 am: The art scene in Lusaka has gone through highs and lows, but in spite of this artists have continued to create works of art that have been exhibited globally. Today you will explore Lusaka and its art scene. The major tourist attractions in Lusaka are buildings and monuments. You are free to identify any feature in Lusaka that pleases you to sketch and paint. You shall be offered as many various exciting scenarios to pick and paint. The National Museum of Lusaka will be the highlight of your Lusaka tour where you will see exhibits including sculptures, paintings from all ages, cultural highlights and archaeological displays. This specific cultural heritage museum tells the background about Zambia using four main divisions; ethnography, witchcraft, history and contemporary art.
10:00 am – 10:30 am: Tea break
10:30 am: Visit Lechwe Trust Art Gallery – Collection of Contemporary Zambian Art. The most respected collection of contemporary Zambia artist items. You will see all the different and interesting art work. You will attend the third and last art safari workshop at Tayali Art Gallery to be conducted by Tayali resident art tutor. Your tour artist will summarize everything you have covered on the tour. Will provide further guidance on what you need to do to all your sketches and paintings you have generated on this art painting safari tour. Your travel sketchbooks will become visual diaries, full of the wonders you saw in Zambia.
12:40 pm – 14:00 pm: Take lunch followed by a rest in your hotel room.
14:00 pm – 16:30 pm: Travel to Chaminuka Lodge and Nature Reserve, a private wildlife park in Zambia, where you will stay in chalets. Walk around Chaminuka Nature Reserve and see the art collection indoors: the walls of Chaminuka are covered with more than 1,000 pieces of Zambian art. Enjoy and evening of relaxation and dinner.
Chaminuka Lodge: Chaminuka, which means a small hill, was constructed in the late 1970s and is located on the outskirts of Lusaka, about 53 kms from Lusaka CBD. It overlooks Lake Chitoka and is situated in a private game park approximately 40 sq km in size. It has more than 7,000 animals representing approximately 72 species of wildlife.
07:00 am: Wake up.
07:30 am: Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast, which includes the award winning Kaposhi cheese, Chaminuka’s own yoghurt.
08:30 am: Explore 10,000 acres of pristine nature reserve. You will interact with animals at close encounters, which is safe and well managed by the park animal handlers. Enjoy watching a variety of wild animals in the bush and sketching them.
12:30 pm: Lunch.
14:30 pm – 16:30 pm: Indoor wild animals painting, boat cruise or any other leisure activities.
19:00 pm: Delicious dinner and evening relaxation. On Day 11 it will be a celebratory dinner for the last night of the safari.
05:30 am: Wakeup, enjoy your last delicious breakfast.
06:00 am: Transfer to Lusaka International Airport (Kenneth Kaunda) to board your return flight home.
Kindly Take Your Sketches, Paintings and Photos Home, Leave Your Footprints Only in Zambia – Bon Voyage.