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Best of Zambia Luxury Safari

9

days
Safari: Zambia

Best of Zambia Luxury Safari

Combine water and wildlife in a journey that takes you from the Victoria Falls to Kafue and South Luangwa national parks – Zambia at its best

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Start your journey in Livingstone, exploring the World Heritage Site of the Victoria Falls, where there’s a vast array of optional adventure activities. Then you’ll visit Kafue National Park, established in the 1950s by the legendary Norman Carr. It’s one of the largest national parks in all of Africa, and its diversity of habitats means it’s also home to a great diversity of wildlife. You’ll end your journey in Zambia’s flagship South Luangwa National Park, which is one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world. You might see the Big Five, as well as puku, Thornicroft’s giraffe, Crawshay’s zebra and yellow baboon. The park is especially known for its excellent leopard sightings.  

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What to Expect on This Safari

This popular itinerary can be customised to match your budget and travel dates by adding/removing a few days or selecting different lodges

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1

Welcome to Zambia

You'll be met at Livingstone International Airport and taken to your lodge to spend two days exploring the town and the famous Victoria Falls, a World Heritage Site and the most expansive curtain of water in the world. Overnight at Toka Leya on the edge of the upper Zambezi, with your meals, drinks and activities included.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Transport: Included

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2

Smoke that Thunders

Enjoy a walking tour of the Falls in the morning and a game drive in Mosi oa Tunya National Park in the afternoon.  Optional activities at the Falls (not included) are sunset river cruises, bungy jumping, helicopter flights over the Falls, microlighting, canoeing and white-water rafting.  Enjoy the superb river setting for sundowners and overnight at Toka Leya with your meals, drinks and activities are included. 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Transport: Included

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3

Wild Kafue

Today you’ll fly from Livingstone to the Kafue National Park. Although it's Zambia's oldest and largest national park, it remains little-known and largely unexplored. Overnight at Busanga Bush Camp, which is hidden on a tree-island of sycamore fig trees in the heart of the seasonal Busanga floodplains. Lunch, dinner, drinks and game activities are included.

Meals: Lunch and dinner

Transport: Included

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4

Puku, lechwe and roan, to name a few

Explore the Kafue National Park over the next two days. The camp is perfectly situated to give you a chance of seeing large numbers of plains game such as puku, red lechwe, buffalo and roan antelope. And where these prey animals gather, there's lion too – this is one of the best places in Africa to see lion. Cheetah and wild dog are also in the area, while Kafue has nearly 500 bird species, including endemics such as Chaplin's barbet.  Meals, drinks and game activities are included.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Transport: Included

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5

Tree-climbing lions

Today you go looking for the famous Busanga plains lion prides. You can even enjoy a night drive to follow the lion into the early evening and watch them interact and get ready for the night's action. Overnight at Busanga Bush Camp, with your meals, drinks and game activities are included.  

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Transport: Included

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6

Living Luangwa

A short flight from Kafue will take you to Mfuwe Lodge on the banks of the Luangwa River inside the South Luangwa National Park, where you'll spend the next three days. You'll arrive at camp in time for a late lunch and afternoon game drive.  Overnight at Mfuwe Lodge, with lunch, dinner, drinks and game activities included.

Meals: Lunch, dinner and drinks

Transport: Included

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7

Elephants in reception...?

Spend your days exploring the South Luangwa National Park. Go on a bush walk to get close to nature and really feel the magic of the African bush, or join a game drive in an open safari vehicle. South Luangwa's game drives are excellent because of the diversity and numbers of species you might see, from elephant, buffalo, puku, Thornicroft's giraffe and Crawshay's zebra to lion, leopard and spotted hyena. The winding river and oxbows make the landscape pretty too. Overnight at Mfuwe Lodge, with meals, drinks and game activities included.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks

Transport: Included

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8

A walking safari is a must

Mfuwe's location is superb. Make the most of the early morning with a game drive, then enjoy a walk after a late breakfast. After lunch take a siesta because your afternoon game drive will usually extend into the evening with a fairly late dinner afterwards. Overnight at Mfuwe Lodge, with your meals, drinks and game activities included.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks

Transport: Included

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9

Fly Home

After breakfast you’ll fly to Lusaka to connect with your flight home.

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