• 9 Days from
    $4900 p/p in USD
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    Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
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Southern Dynasty Safaris

  • Botswana
  • Namibia
  • South Africa
  • Tanzania
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
Destinations

Destinations

Zambia,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Mid Range

Tour Overview

This safari combines two of the best wildlife destinations in Zambia: South Luangwa National Park and the Lower Zambezi Valley. Also known as the ‘Valley of the Leopard’, South Luangwa National Park is considered to be one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in Africa. The park showcases a high concentration of animals and is one of Zambia’s main destinations for wildlife enthusiasts. The Lower Zambezi Conservation Area has an abundance of predators and excellent sightings of elephants as they reach into the winter thorn canopies for tree pods. Experience two of Zambia’s most breathtaking destinations on this memory-making, story-telling, life-changing journey!

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General Information

  • Safari types:
    Family Safari, Guided Safari, Wildlife Safari
  • You will visit:
    South Luangwa National Park, Lower Zambezi National Park
  • 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, Birding, Fishing
  • Getting around:
    4x4 Safari Vehicle, Light Aircraft
  • Start/end:
    Start in Lusaka, end in Baines River Camp, Lower Zambezi
  • Minimum age:
    3 Years

Activities on offer at Kafunta River Lodge and Three Rivers Camp

Kafunta has a variety of activities on offer to make sure you get the most out of a visit to South Luangwa. Game drives and walks will allow you to experience the high density of mammal species in the park. For birding enthusiasts, there is the option of a guided walk with a professional birding guide. In between activities, you can enjoy a soak in the natural, geo-thermal hot tub or observe wildlife from the photographic hide situated in a quiet part of the camp. Additional to wildlife focused activities, guests are able to visit the various community and conservation initiatives in the Luangwa Valley. Kafunta supports various community initiatives in the valley and guests have the option to experience and immerse themselves in the local cultural activities.

Activities on offer at Baines River Camp

The Lower Zambezi boasts a variety of activities that few destinations in Africa can offer. Observe wildlife on foot, by game viewer or on a boat safari. You may wish to try and catch a tiger fish, Zambezi style, always an entertaining and fun experience for anglers and non-anglers! For avid birders, you are sure to add a few lifers to your list here! Special species in the area include Lillian’s lovebird and Livingstone’s flycatcher. In between safari activities and meals, enjoy the tranquility of the camp in one of the open plan lounge areas or relax by the swimming pool overlooking the river, there will always be a member of staff around to serve you a cold refreshment! Enjoy some peace and quiet knowing your children are in safe hands and taking part in activities suited to their interests. Some of these fun activities include ‘Dober-Dober’ fishing, baking with the chef in the kitchen, arts and crafts, bow and arrow making or an afternoon at the swimming pool. Activities are designed to be both educational and inspiring. A lovely end to the day is a family game of boules on the river banks before watching the sunset, sharing stories of a day well spent on safari.

Price Per Person - USD

High Season

From Price Dates No. travelling Single Supplement
USD 5500 1 July - 31 October 8

Price Per Person - USD

Low Season

From Price Dates No. travelling Single Supplement
USD 4900 1-30 June 8

What's Included

  • Accommodation
  • Meals & local drinks
  • Twice daily safari activities
  • Private vehicle & guide
  • National park fees & levies
  • Internal road transfers from the airstrips
  • Laundry

What's Excluded

  • Flights & visas
  • Park fees and levies (USD 85 pppn)
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenditure

Disclaimer

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

Day by Day Overview

On arrival in Lusaka you will be ushered to your light aircraft to catch a flight to Mfuwe, the gateway to the South Luangwa National Park. The flight is approximately an hour and you will feel the excitement set in as before your eyes as the urban jungle of the capital city is transformed into a vast African wilderness. On landing you will be met by your safari guide and transferred by open game viewer to Kafunta River Lodge. The Luangwa Valley is home to an astonishing diversity of wildlife and birdlife, including around 100 species of mammals, more than 400 bird species and over 2000 types of plants! Added to this, there’s an amazing density of game, particularly along the riverine strip. Spend the days discovering the beautiful South Luangwa National Park and its rich wildlife.

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Your next stop is a short game drive away. Three Rivers Camp is the latest addition to Kafunta Safaris’ portfolio and is set at the confluence of the Luangwa, Kapamba and Lusangazi Rivers in South Luangwa. The camp’s location is simply spectacular with stylish tents sitting under shady sausage trees facing the Luangwa River or the diverse wildlife of the lagoon. The rooms are set far apart with the wildlife passing through camp. The dining area offers boundless views of both the Luangwa and the Kapamba River where hippos love to bask on the white river sand. Three of the tents are positioned right on the edge of the oxbow lagoon which teems with wildlife.

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After five unforgettable nights in the Luangwa Valley, it’s time to say goodbye to the team at Kafunta. You will be transferred in a light aircraft to your next destination, the Lower Zambezi Valley. This is an incredibly scenic flight as your pilot takes you over the escarpment and winds down into this magnificent valley. Upon landing, you will be met by your safari guide and transferred by open game viewer to Baines River Camp. Set under the tamarind and jackal berry trees on the banks of the Zambezi River, this camp built in the style of an African manor house, offering a unique experience in one of Africa’s most scenic safari areas. The combination of river activities, excellent game viewing and refined hospitality makes Baines’ the perfect destination to complete this adventure in Zambia.

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Thornicroft's Safari
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