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Lochinvar and Nahubwe Safari Lodges

  • Zambia
Destinations

Destinations

Zambia,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Large Group, Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Budget, Camping

Tour Overview

This adventurous overland expedition takes you into Zambia’s serene and beautiful Kafue and Lochinvar National Parks. This is the ideal safari for either groups or individuals interested in travelling into the wilderness in our comfortable overland trucks and staying in comfortable guesthouses/guest farms/tourist class lodges/campsites. The trip includes local village tours, a visit to the magnificent Victoria Falls, four days exploring Kafue National Park with various activities, a full day of cultural activities in Musungwa village in Namwala Game Area, spending a day at a community school, and two days in Lochinvar National Park.

General Information

  • Safari types:
    Camping Safari, Wildlife Safari
  • You will visit:
    Kafue National Park, Lochinvar National Park, Livingstone, Lake Itezhi–Tezhi, Namwala Game Area
  • Wildlife:
    Birds, Antelope, Zebra, Hippo, Crocodile, Giraffe, Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Buffalo, Hyena, Wild Dog
  • Activities:
    Game Drive, Walking Safari, Mokoro , Boat Cruise, Nature Walk, Village Visit
  • Getting around:
    Game Viewing Vehicle, Overland Truck
  • Start/end:
    Start/end in Livingstone
  • Minimum age:
    18

2020 Trip Dates

  • 30 March – 10 April
  • 20 April – 1 May
  • 11 – 23 May
  • 1  – 12 June
  • 8  – 19  June
  • 15  – 26 June
  • 22 June – 3 July
  • 29 June – 10 July
  • 06 -17 July
  • 13 July – 24 July
  • 20 – 31 July
  • 27 July – 7 August
  • 10  – 21 August
  • 24 August – 4 September
  • 07 September – 18 November
  • 21 September – 02 October
  • 05 October – 16 October
  • 19 October – 30 October
  • 2 November – 13 November
  • 16 November – 27 November

Rates – Per Person USD

From USD 1,850 per person

Early Bird Discount – if you book 30 days in advance, we will offer you 10% discount, 60 days in advance, we will offer you 15% discount, 90 days in advance, we will offer you 20% discount

What's Included

  • Transport in an overland truck
  • Camping and all meals
  • Game drives in Kafue and Lochinvar National Parks
  • Mukuni Village Tour (Livingstone)
  • Victoria Falls Tour (Livingstone)
  • Cultural activities in Musungwa village
  • Day at Nahubwe Community School
  • Monze Fort Monze Heritage Site
  • Choma Tonga Museum

What's Excluded

  • International  flights to and from Zambia
  • Visa fees
  • Park entry fees for non Zambians @ USD 20
  • Vehicle park entry fee of Zambian registered @ K25.50 and foreign registered vehicles @ USD 20
  • ZAWA camping fee of USD 5 per person per night payable to ZAWA for all nationalities
  • Payment for activities in Livingstone upon return

Disclaimer

  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Lochinvar and Nahubwe Safari Lodges
  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • Lochinvar and Nahubwe Safari Lodges‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

Day by Day Overview

Livingstone is the tourist capital of Zambia and adventure capital of Africa. Named after the famous Victorian missionary explorer, Dr David Livingstone, who explored this area extensively, Livingstone town was established in 1905. As a major European settlement, being close to the Zambezi River crossing over to Southern Rhodesia, the town was made the capital of Northern Rhodesia in 1911. The capital was moved to Lusaka in 1935. A major event in 2011 was the installation of the town’s first set of traffic lights!

Livingstone is home to the mighty Victoria Falls, a UNESCO-listed waterfall and one of the natural Seven Wonders of the World. The largest falling sheet of water of the world, Victoria Falls is perched on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia.

  • 07:00 am – 07:30 am: Breakfast
  • 07:30 am – 08:00 am: Travel to Mukuni village within Livingstone zonal area
  • 08:00 am – 12:30 pm: Activities; village tour, visit a traditional healer/African doctor, visit craft market
  • 12:30 pm – 13:30 pm: Lunch break with traditional dishes
  • 13:30 pm – 13-50 pm: Travel to the mighty Victoria Falls
  • 14:00 pm – 15.30 pm: Enjoy a tour of the Victoria Falls
  • 15:30 pm – 15:40 pm: Leave for Avani Victoria Falls Resort Hotel, mock traditional village
  • 15:40 pm – 17:00 pm:  Tour the mock traditional village and see examples of a traditional African lifestyle, possible option to have your hair braided
  • 17:10 pm – 17:30 pm: Return to accommodation, backpackers or lodge, for dinner and overnight
  • 05:30 am – 06:10 am: Wake up call, thereafter breakfast
  • 06:20 am – 09:30  am: Depart for Kalomo travelling north on a good tarmac road, covering a distance of about 120 kms
  • 09:30 am – 09:40 am: Arrive in Kalomo town, the first colonial capital city of Northern Rhodesia, now Zambia. Buy all the necessary groceries and mineral water in preparation to hit the dust road to the wildness of Kafue National Park, entering the park at Dundumezi south gate, some 80 kms from Kalomo
  • 12:00 pm – 12:10 pm: Enter the Kafue National Park at the southern tip of the park at Dundumwezi gate. Kafue National Park is one of Africa’s largest parks and especially good for spotting a variety of wild animals and great birds
  • 12:10 pm – 16:10 pm: Commence game drive along the recently upgraded gravel road and head to Nazhila Plains inside the Kafue National Park southern area to see plenty of wildlife
  • 16:30 pm: Arrive at Ngoma Management Area, proceed to exit Kafue National Park at Musa gate heading to Itezhi Tezhi town
  • 17: 30 pm: Stay in clean comfortable lodging at either CMS Lodge, Kafue Flats or at the luxurious Main Guest Rooms in Itezhi Tezhi uphill suburb located outside Kafue National Park. All have modern amenities with hot water.
  • 05:30 am – 06:10 am: Wake up call followed by breakfast
  • 06:20 am – 09:30 am: Leave for Ngoma game area of the Kafue National Park South for game viewing
  • 09:30 am – 10:30 am: Travel to the Ngoma management area inside the KNP-South
  • 10:20 am – 11.30 am: Commence touring  and game viewing around Ngoma area management
  • 11:30 am – 12:00 pm: Drive to the Elephant Orphanage within the KNP-South. Here you’ll see the marvellous work being done in looking after vulnerable elephants. Any donation in kind or cash is welcome to support the work being done in caring for these elephants.


What may be donated by you

  1. Medicines to be used for caring for these elephants
  2. Food supplements for the elephants
  3. Safety working clothing for the care givers
  4. Cash donation of any amount to elephant care givers.
  •  Afternoon 12:30 pm – 13:30 pm: Lunch break at Elephant Orphanage centre
  • 14:00 pm – 16-30 pm: Afternoon game drive around the Ngoma game management area
  • 17:00 pm 18:00 pm: Travel outside Kafue National park to either CMS Lodge or Kafue Main Guest Flats in Itezhi Tezhi town
  • 20:00 pm: Dinner
  • 21:00 pm: Retire to bed
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  • 07:00 am – 07:30 am: Breakfast
  • 07:30 am – 10:00 am: Leave for game viewing, using the various loops especially along the river to see the wildlife
  • 17:00 pm – 18:00 am: Relax and prepare a camp fire
  • 21:00 pm: Retire to bed
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  • 07:00 am – 07:30 am: Breakfast
  • Continue exploring the southern part of Kafue National Park, around the Ngoma Game Management Area, visit Iyanda village in the Namwala Game Management Area to appreciate the rural way of life the local people in Zambia live, visit the Longola hotsprings, travel over the hydro generating bridge and enter Itezhi Tezhi town for a varied tour of this mountainous town, visit an African market, the residential area, a district hospital and shops
  • 17:00 pm – 18:00 pm: Relax  at either CMS Lodge, Kafue Flats or at the luxurious Main Guest Rooms in Itezhi Tezhi uphill suburb located outside Kafue National Park.
  • 21:00 pm: Retire to bed
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  • 07:00 am – 07: 30 am: Breakfast and leave Ngoma Campsite for the the Kafue National Park North Game Management Area
  • 08:30 am –12:30 pm: Travel along the spinal gravel road winding along the Lake Itezhi Tezhi heading to Chunga, see plenty wild animals along the road drinking from the Kafue River
  • 11:30 am: Arrive at Chunga Lodge and Campsite inside Kafue National Park for two days camping
  • Optional: Do afternoon Mokoro excursio on Kafue River
  • 17:00 pm – 18:00 pm: Relax and prepare a campfire
  • 21:00 pm: Retire to bed
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  • 07:00 am – 07: 30 am: Breakfast
  • Continue with exploring the Kafue National Park around the KNP-North Game Management Area
  • 17:00 pm – 18:30 pm: Arrive at Zonga Safari Lodge camping site
  • 19:00 pm – 20:00 pm: Dinner
  • 20:00 pm – 22:00 pm: Relaxing
  • 07:00 am – 07: 30 am: Breakfast
  • 07:30 am: Leave Chunga Lodge  and campsite, travelling eastward towards Lusaka on a good tarmac road for about 60 km, then turn south at the Itezhi Tezhi turn off road, heading to Itezhi Tezhi town (110km on part tarmac and part grave road)
  • 10:00 am: Arrive in Nahubwe village in the Namwala Game Management area and camp at Nahubwe Safari Lodge by the shore of Lake Itezhi–Tezhi
  • 12:30 pm – 14:00 pm: Lunch at Nahubwe Safari Lodge camp and campsite
  • 14:00 pm – 17:00 pm: Afternoon bush walking safari
  • 17:30 pm – 19:30 pm: Return to Nahubwe Safari Lodge campsite for dinner
  • 20:00 pm – 22:00 pm: Evening meeting and briefing by the village elders concerning the history of village
  • 22:30 pm: Retire to sleep
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  • 07:00 am – 07:30 am: Breakfast
  • 07:30 am: Leave for Nahubwe Community School to see the pupils learning and join the pupils in the school assembly, deliver a message of encouragement
  • 08:30 am – 10:30 am: Split into groups to be with the pupils in different classes and assist in teaching and other classroom activities
  • 10:30 am – 11:00 am: Tea break
  • 11:00 am – 12:30 pm: Distribution of any material assistance to the pupils
  • 12:30 pm – 14:00 pm: Lunch break at Nahubwe Safari Lodge camp and campsite
  • 14:00 pm – 16:00 pm: Return to school and assist in afternoon extra-curricular activities
  • 17:30 pm – 19:30 pm: Return to Nahubwe Safari Lodge campsite for dinner
  • 20:00 pm – 22:00 pm: Evening entertainment with Zambian traditional dances
  • 22:30 pm: Retire to sleep
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  • 07:00 am – 07:30 am: Breakfast
  • 07:30 am: Leave Nahubwe campsite, travelling southwards to Itezhi Tezhi town (30km on part tarmac and part grave road)
  • 08:20 am: Arrive in Itezhi Tezhi and take the Itezhi Tezhi – Namwala gravel road (60 km) which involves crossing the Kafue River at a place called Banga village
  • 11:30 pm – 12:00 pm: Arrive in Namwala
  • 12:00 pm – 14:00 pm: Travel on a good tarmac road  to Choma town, a distance of about 189 kms. Take 30 minute lunch break. Turn north on the Choma –  Monze road heading to the Lochinvar National Park
  • 14:00 pm – 16:30 pm: Arrive at Lochinvar National Park in Monze west and camp at Lochinvar Lodge campsite
  • 17:30 pm: Dinner and enjoy traditional dances at Lochinvar Lodge campsite
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  • 07:00 am07: 30 am: Breakfast
  • 07:30 am – 12:00 pm: Game drives and bird safari in Lochinvar National Park. Lochinvar National Park is usually the obvious destination of choice for birders as they experience the highlights some of the best bird watching concentrated along the riverine frontage
  • 14:00 pm – 17:00 pm: See various heritage sites inside the park inducing the baobab tree and the drum rocks
  • 15:00 pm: Visit to the local Lochinvar community primary school who live in boarding and meet the vulnerable school pupils and assist where possible
  • 17:30 pm: Return to the Lochinvar Lodge campsite
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  • 07:00 am – 07: 30 am: Breakfast and leave Lochinvar Safari Campsite
  • 07:30 am –08:20 am: Travel to Monze 55 kms (16 kms on gravel road, 39 kms on tarmac road) to join the Lusaka – Livingstone main road highway
  • 08:20 am – 08:40 am: Buy various groceries and mineral water
  • 08:40 am – 09:30 am: View the Fort Monze heritage site (optional)
  • 09:30 am – 12:00 pm: Arrive in Choma, the political capital city of Southern Province
  • 12:00 pm – 15:00 pm: Tour of Choma Museum and take a lunch break
  • 15:00 pm – 17:30 pm: Arrive in Livingstone to stay at a nice lodge
  • 07:00 am – 07: 30 am: Breakfast

Depart to your respective next destination with sweet memories of Zambia

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