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Destinations

Zambia,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Budget

Tour Overview

Zambia is one of the best places in Africa to see wildlife and birds. On this Nyati safari tour (Nyati means buffalo in the African Bantu language), visit Lower Zambezi National Park, Kafue National Park and South Luangwa National Park, which offer the classic “Out of Africa” safari. Experience Zambia’s beautiful wilderness and see the famous big five and other superb wildlife, guided by excellent guides on game drives, night drives, walking and canoe safaris. A canoe safari on the Zambezi is not to be missed by the more adventurous while walking safaris were pioneered in Zambia.
Big Elephant
Cheetah Running
Game Drive In Kafue National Park1
Lower Zambezi Sign
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Air Hostess
Hippo Big
Kafue National Park Welcome
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Mobile Safari

General Information

  • Safari types:
    Big Five Safari, Guided Safari, Wildlife Safari
  • You will visit:
    South Luangwa National Park, Lower Zambezi National Park, Kafue National Park, Lusaka
  • Wildlife:
    Big Five, Birds, Antelope, Zebra, Hippo, Crocodile, Giraffe, Cheetah, Hyena, Wild Dog, Jackal, Roan, Sable, Impala, Warthog, Lechwe, Wildebeest, Vervet Monkey, Baboon
  • Activities:
    Game Drive, Walking Safari, Canoe, Boat Cruise, Nature Walk, Birding
  • Getting around:
    4x4 Safari Vehicle, Transfer Vehicle, Domestic Flight
  • Start/end:
    Start in Lusaka, end in Mfuwe International Airport
  • Minimum age:
    7

General Information

  • Journey segmentation
    Phase 1: Lusaka International Airport – Lusaka – Lower Zambezi National Park – Lusaka
    Phase 2 : Lusaka – Kafue National Park – Central & Northern Regions -Lusaka
    Phase 3: Lusaka (flight) – Mfuwe – Southern Luangwa National Park –  Mfuwe airport (end of tour) 
  • Tour may be customised: You can request changes to this tour.
  • Private tour: This is a tour organized exclusively for your family members, friends or members of special interest group.  However, some wildlife viewing activities in the parks are run by the lodges/camps themselves. At such times kindly expect to share safari vehicles with other people staying at the same lodge with you but rest be assured that safe travel protocols will be observed.
  • Suitable for solo travelers: For a solo tour arrangement, you will be all by yourself as a single traveler accompanied by our tour guide and medic.
  • Guaranteed group travel departure: We do not wait for tour seats to fill up to the required number. All our departure dates on this tour are 100% guaranteed to take off on the stated date regardless of the number of people that have booked. The set base default arrangement is “Group Tour Arrangement” where other people will join you in the safari tour.
  • Language translation: Our friendly certified escort/travel interpreters are always available to offer language translation services to none English speaking guests. These are guests who request to have the tour operated in any of the following foreign official languages (1) Germany (2) Spanish (3) Italian (4) French (5) Chinese

Health Information

  • All tourists entering Zambia are required to have undergone a SARS CoV2 PCR test within 14 days of arrival and have tested negative. Evidence of a negative test result must be produced on arrival. Anyone without this evidence will not be allowed into the country.
  • All tourists will undergo health screening on arrival. Symptomatic travelers with temperatures 38 degrees (Celsius) and higher shall be tested for CoVID19 and shall be quarantined until the results are ready.
  • From 20 October 2020, all travellers wishing to leave Zambia are required to have a medical certificate as per directive from the Zambia Ministry of Health (MOH). The medical certificate will state that they have tested negatively for COVID-19 in Zambia in the previous 14 days. To obtain such a certificate, travellers must take their negative test result to UTH Hospital for authentication.
  • A Health and Safety Assistant together with a Tour Guide and driver will accompany you on this safari tour. This is to ensure that you receive a safe experience through enhanced cleanliness and hygiene best practices throughout the journey.
  • Malaria is prevalent in Zambia, particularly during the rainy season, November to May, please check with your doctor what you should take to prevent malaria.

Price Per Person – USD

Group Travel: From USD 6,200 per person

Private Tour: From USD 6,510 per person

What's Included

  • Variety of comfortable lodges, apartments and camping
  • All meals and soft drinks (alcoholic drinks are excluded)
  • High quality guides
  • Game drives, night drives, walking safaris, canoe safaris
  • All overland transfer transportation
  • Park Entry fees into the Lower Zambezi, Kafue and South Luangwa National Park

What's Excluded

  • International flights & visas
  • Domestic flight from Lusaka to Mfuwe International Airport (South Luangwa National Park)
  • Alcoholic drinks (except on some special occasions)
  • Gratuities, items or services of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance
  • The cost of state COVID-19 pandemic travel compliance requirements at the individual level

Disclaimer

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  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • Send Us Tours Zambia‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
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Day by Day Overview

You arrive in Lusaka, the capital city and business centre of Zambia, and one of Africa’s most delightful cities. It is a metropolitan city that offers traditional and hearty Zambian welcome to all visitors. You will be met at Lusaka (Kenneth Kaunda) international airport by our greeters and company drive and transferred to Chamba Valley Exotic Hotel on the outskirts of Lusaka for your overnight stay.

There are no planned activities on the first day of your arrival in Lusaka. So you will check-in at the Chamba Exotic Hotel (or a similar good level hotel) to relax for the remainder of the day. Time allowing, you can visit Lusaka city shopping malls to buy personal items for use whilst in Lower Zambezi National Park the following day. In the evening we will have a ‘meet and greet session’ in a nice restaurant where you will meet your fellow travellers. Activities start on the following second day early in the morning. This is the day of travel to Lower Zambezi valley via Chirundu.

Chamba Valley Exotic Hotel: Located 13 km from Lusaka International Airport in the quiet and peaceful suburbs of Chamba valley away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Each room at Chamba Valley Exotic Hotel is designed with modern décor. Hotel rooms range from lush king and queen size, VIP to standard double rooms, all with excellent facilities. These include study table, internet, flat screen TV with DSTV connection, en-suite bathroom with separate bathtub and shower. Additional facilities include a large swimming pool, fitness center with sauna, steam bath and massage, shuttles services, secure car park, golf cart services for all in house movements, room service, in-house laundry, and relaxing well landscaped gardens. You will enjoy fresh mouthwatering Zambian and multi-cuisines in the hotel’s Milile multi-cuisine restaurant before retiring to bed.

Lusaka International Airport Sign

You will rise early in the morning for breakfast. You will be driven through Lusaka city and down the escarpment to the Zambezi Valley. You will travel by road from Lusaka to Chirundu (D152/RD491 about 115 km). D152/RD491 road is an important commercial artery route that crosses the Zambian border and goes to Harare, Zimbabwe. So at most this road is always kept in good repair condition.

Mineral water will be served during the drive and lunch and refreshments are provided on board en route to Lower Zambezi. About 200–300m from the Chirundu border, the unsignposted road to the Lower Zambezi branches east from the main road. We will head to Mvuu Campsite in the game management area covering a distance of 50 km for an exciting lodge excursion in the Chiawa Game Management Area.

Upon arriving in the Lower Zambezi GMA, you will check-in at Mvuu Lodge and Campsite (or similar). At Mvuu you will live close to nature as the lodge is situated in a secluded location deep within the game rich Chiawa area, next to the Lower Zambezi National Park and opposite the World Heritage site of Mana Pools. Indigenous bush surrounds the lodge, wildlife roams freely through the camp, the unspoilt and abundant river offers phenomenal game fishing – trophy, catch and release tiger fish being the common practice in this area.

You will stretch your legs after this trip from Lusaka by going for a short walk. Experience the thrill of a walking closer to nature than ever before. If time will be short to go for a walk, you will be at liberty to explore the nearby surrounding green environment of Mvuu Lodge and Campsite.

18:00 pm: Evening relaxation
19:30 pm: Dinner

Lower Zambezi Sign

You will see the Zambezi River on one side and the escarpment on the other which forms a wonderful backdrop for your game viewing. Enjoy morning and afternoon scheduled game activities that will be explored by both canoe/boat and game drive vehicle. Temperatures which can reach up to 38°C (100°F) or higher are quite common in the lower Zambezi valley, so kindly remember to carry your sun protection lotion and wide sun hat to protect your skin from the sun.

Ecology: The Lower Zambei’s prominent feature are aisles of massive albida or winter-thorn trees (Faidherbia albida) which are foraged mostly by elephants. The apple ring acacia keeps the elephant herds alive during the fierce October-November dry season. These handsome trees paint a unique picturesque landscape which this park is famous for.

05:10 am: Wakeup.
05:20 am – 05: 45 am: Morning breakfast.
05:45 am – 05:55 am: Receive short briefing by the Tour Director on some pertinent facts such as personal safety, required eco-tour practices and some important country information and social etiquette.
06:00 am: We leave for the full day game viewing in the Lower Zambezi area. On the second day in Lower Zambezi there may be alternative activity options.

Big Elephant

The first leg of the journey is the drive through the Zambezi escarpment back to Lusaka where we will do some shopping for the next safari to the Kafue wilderness. In the afternoon, the second leg of journey is the drive on the M9 Lusaka – Mumbwa highway road to Kafue National Park, where we stay in safari tents at Roy’s Camp, off the Hook Bridge.

Welcome To Lusaka Sign

You will spend the day doing game drives in the central part of the Kafue National Park around Chunga Game Management Area (GMA). Kafue National Park is well known for its variety of different species of antelopes as well as leopards and prides of lions which are regularly seen in this area. After touring around Chunga Gama Management Area, you will return to Roy’s Camp and spend another night there.

Alternative program (if flooding makes Busanga Plains impassable):-

Travel to Kafue National Park – southern region

06:00 am – 06: 30 am: Eat breakfast.
07:00 am: Re-enter Kafue National Park (KNP) – north at Chunga main park gate. Travel along the spinal gravel road winding along Kafue River and eventually Lake Itezhi Tezhi. We will be heading to Ngoma game management area, a distance of 172 km. You will see plenty of wild animals along the spinal road drinking from the life giving Kafue River.
05:30 pm: We will exit the Kafue National Park via Musa gate and proceed to Itezhi Tezhi town 4 km away and stay at CMS Lodge.
07:30 pm – 10.:30 pm: Dinner and relaxation before bed.

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Mobile Safari

You will spend the day at Busanga Plains, Kafue National Park, enjoying activities during the day.

Please note: at certain times of the year, the Busanga Plains are inaccessible due to excessive water flooding. In such instances, we will not visit the Busanga Plains but instead visit the southern region of the Kafue National Park around Ngoma Area Management. We will exit the park through the MUSA gate and travel through Itezhi Tezhi town before returning to Lusaka.

Alternative program (if flooding makes Busanga Plains impassable):-

Kafue National Park – southern region, Ngoma Game Management Area

05:30 am – 06:10 am: Wake up at CMS Lodge in Itezhi Tezhi town, eat breakfast.
09:30 am – 10:30 am: Travel to the Ngoma game management area inside the Kafue National Park -South.ern region and commence driving around, stopping frequently in safe places to view 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 and your contribution goes towards supporting the work in protecting young orphaned elephants and later releasing them into the wild once fully grown.

What maybe donated by you can be (optional):

  1. Medicines to be used for caring for these elephants
  2. Food supplements for the elephants.
  3. Safety working clothing for the elephant care givers including cash donation.

12:30 pm – 13:30 pm: Lunch at Elephant Orphanage Centre.
14:00 pm – 15:30 pm– Drive around the Ngoma game management area for more game viewing.
15:30 pm – Exit Kafue National Park at Musa gate and proceed to Longola Hot springs. The boiling water in the Longola hotsprings in the green lush of the Kafue Flats are a marvel to watch.
17:30 pm: Return to CMS Lodge Uphil in Itezhi Tezhi
19:00 pm – 21:30 pm: Evening dinner and relaxation with friends.

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You will spend the day at Busanga Plains, Kafue National Park, enjoying activities during the day.

Alternative program (if flooding makes Busanga Plains impassable):-

Return to Lusaka

05:30 am – 06:10 am: Wakeup call, breakfast.
06:30am – 12:30 pm: Travel to Lusaka, capital city of Zambia.
12:40 pm – 13:30 pm: Check-in and stay at StayEasy hotel (sharing) or at similar accommodation facility, located in central place of Lusaka, close to Levy Mwanawasa shopping mall.
13:30 pm – 15:00 pm: Lunch and a rest. 
15:00 pm – 17:00 pm: There are no planned activities this afternoon. You may visit the nearby Lusaka main town centre or Levy Mwanawasa mall.
18:00 pm – Evening relaxation
19:30 pm – Sumptuous dinner

Game Drive In Kafue National Park1

We leave the Busanga Plains, cross through Kafue National Park on our last game drive and head back to Hook Bridge before joining the M9 highway road travelling back to Lusaka. On arrival in Lusaka, check-in and stay at StayEasy hotel (sharing) or at similar accommodation facility, located in central place of Lusaka, close to Levy Mwanawasa shopping mall. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner before you retire to bed.

Welcome To Lusaka Sign

Early in the morning, you will be transferred to Lusaka International Airport for your domestic flight to Mfuwe International Airport (not included in this package rate). When you arrive at Mfuwe airport, you will be met by a representative from Flat Dogs Camp or Croc Valley Campsite who will take you direct to their lodge/camp. Both Flatdogs Camp and Croc Valley Lodge are situated just outside of the South Luangwa National Park in the Game Management Area (GMA) in a riverside forest on the banks of the Luangwa River overlooking the park.

 

 

Hippo Big

Experience South Luangwa National Park, a world-renowned wildlife haven, enjoying activities such as game drives and walking safaris.

Chobe National Park Elephants Best

After breakfast you will be transferred to Mfuwe airport for your departure flight  back to Lusaka international airport to connect with your international flight back home.

No accommodation (end of tour)

Meals & Drinks:

  • Breakfast (lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (other drinks not included)
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