Great Rift Valley Experience
Lusaka to Livingstone
CLASSIC GUIDED TOUR
LIVE THIS !
Explore some of Earth’s last true wilderness regions. Enjoy extraordinary game viewing on foot in South Luangwa – the raison détre of the walking safari. Breathtaking landscapes and the roar of Victoria Falls are a lifetime memory.
|Transport||4WD safari vehicles; light aircraft; minibus|
|Luggage||Soft sided duffel bag / 20kg maximum inclusive of hand luggage|
|Group size||1-12 guests|
|Accommodation||As per itinerary|
|Meals||9 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 9 dinners|
|Meet and Greet
||Lusaka International Airport|
||Scheduled domestic flights, road and boat transfers|
||Game drives, nature walks, bird watching, cultural village tour, mountain biking, river safaris, canoe safaris, fishing, guided tour of Victoria Falls, sunset cruise|
||National park fees|
|Guide||Registered guide per lodge|
Excluded: International and regional scheduled flights and visas • Travel, medical and personal accident insurance • Gratuities and items of personal nature • Excursions not detailed in the itinerary • Private charters/transfers or specialised guides • Premium brand drinks • Porterage
- South Luanga cycling safari
- Zambezi River experience
- Victoria Falls adventure
SOUTH LUANGWA NATIONAL PARK
Guests arriving at Lusaka International Airport enjoy a meet and greet service. Arriving guests may have to lunch at Lusaka Airport – flight arrival times and outbound scheduling dependent. They then board a Proflight scheduled service to Mfuwe International Airport, South Luangwa National Park. Called one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world, South Luangwa National Park is home to a large variety of wildlife and over 400 species of birds. The combination of the open, grassy plains and the lush woodlands found along the Luangwa River enhances the bush experience.
Guests arriving at Mfuwe Airport are met by lodge staff and transferred by road to Tafika Camp (2 hours). An air transfer (15 minutes) is available at an additional cost. Tafika Camp’s location, on the west bank of the Luangwa River, north of the Nsefu Sector of the south park, is an ideal hub from which to enjoy some of the finest leopard viewing in Africa. The abundance of game explored on a range of activities offered make for an unforgettable African safari adventure. Daily activities include morning and afternoon game drives, night drives, and visits to the Mkasanga village (including a guided tour of the school, the village, and the daily lives of the residents). Morning and afternoon walking safaris – an activity for which the South Luangwa is famous – are also offered. The more adventurous can book a cycling safari (to be booked in advance), usually hosted by the owner, John Coppinger.
Overnight at Tafika Camp or similar – Lunch, dinner, and breakfast.
LOWER ZAMBEZI NATIONAL PARK
Enjoy an early morning activity. After breakfast, guests depart by light aircraft from the Lukuzi Airstrip to the Lower Zambezi National Park (1.5 hours) and then transfer Chiawa Camp (1 hour). The Lower Zambezi National Park and the adjacent Eastern Chiawa Game Management Area is a protected region, a sanctuary of approximately 4 200km², and home to large herds of elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, and hyena. Set against the backdrop of the Zambezi Escarpment, noted for its pockets of dense vegetation, open plains, and wide views across the Zambezi River.
Situated on the banks of the Zambezi River, under a grove of evergreen Mahogany trees, Chiawa Camp is in a prime position, in the heart the Lower Zambezi National Park. Daily activities include morning and afternoon game drives, night drives, walking safaris, river safaris, canoe safaris, fishing (catch and release), and game viewing hides. As one of the first carbon-neutral camps in Africa, night drives employ a unique 2-spotlight protocol which stipulates the use of red-filtered lights for finding and viewing, and soft white-filtered lights for photography, which is less intrusive to wildlife without taking away from the viewing experience.
Overnight at Chiawa Camp or similar – Lunch, dinner, and breakfast.
Guests return to the Royal Airstrip by road in time for the Proflight scheduled flight to Livingstone International Airport, via Lusaka International Airport. This flight may be direct to Livingstone, depending on the time of the year. On arrival, guests are met and transferred by road and boat to The River Club, a tranquil oasis on the Zambian side of the Zambezi River and the perfect location from which to explore Victoria Falls – a World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. A range of activities to suit all guests is offered at the lodge or at Victoria Falls. This refined Edwardian-style lodge, a converted farmhouse with luxury suites all overlooking the Zambezi River, is set in beautifully manicured gardens and boasts the only kosher kitchen in Zambia.
Daily activities include a tour of the falls on the Zambian side, fishing, nature and running trails, a game drive in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, and a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River. Other activities include lawn tennis, snooker, croquet, and boule. Additional activities (at an additional cost), available from the lodge, include a tour of the falls on the Zimbabwe side, helicopter flights, micro-light trips, and other adventure activities, including bungee jumping.
Overnight at The River Club or similar – Lunch, dinner, and breakfast.
Guests are transferred to Livingstone International Airport in time to continue with their own arrangements.