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Safari: Zambia

Zambian Odyssey - Safari to Three National Parks

Go on safari to three Zambian national parks, including the flagship South Luangwa, and end in style with a visit to the remarkable Victoria Falls

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Start your Zambian adventure in the country’s flagship national park, the South Luangwa, for a chance to see the Big Five and some pretty riverine scenery too. The park has one of the highest concentrations of wildlife in Africa. 

Your next stop is the Lower Zambezi National Park on the opposite riverbank to Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools. Still relatively undeveloped, it’s a wilderness where you’ll hear the cry of the African fish eagle and see herds of elephant and buffalo at the river’s edge, and perhaps even lion and leopard.

Your final stop is at Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park just outside Livingstone, from where you can experience the impressive Victoria Falls.

 

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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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South Luangwa National Park

You'll be met at Livingstone airport in Zambia and assisted with your connecting flight to Mfuwe airport, where you'll be met and driven (approximately 90 minutes) to your lodge inside the South Luangwa National Park. The rest of the day will be at leisure. If you arrive in time, you could join the afternoon game drive. Overnight at Puku Ridge Tented Camp, with meals, select drinks and game activities included.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, select drinks
Transport: Included

The pario at Sanctuary Puku Ridge Camp, Zambia

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2

South Luangwa National Park

Join an early morning game drive to see some of the 60 mammals in the South Luangwa, including elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, Thornicroft's giraffe, Crawshay's zebra and the puku antelope that the camp is named after. After lunch and a nap to cool off in the middle of the day, go on a late afternoon drive where you have a good chance of seeing elephant coming for a drink. This is also a good time to try to spot the elusive leopard when it's not sleeping away the heat of the day. Overnight at Puku Ridge Tented Camp, with meals, select drinks and game activities included.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, select drinks
Transport: Included

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South Luangwa National Park

You can go on an early morning game drive or choose something different by going for a bush walk with a trained guide who will read the bush as if it were a newspaper, pointing out tracks and signs of what happened the night before. The area is home to some 400 bird species and being on foot is one of the best ways of spotting these. After lunch, another late afternoon game drive is another chance to find any of the animals you haven't spotted yet. Overnight at Puku Ridge Tented Camp, with meals, select drinks and game activities included.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, select drinks
Transport: Included
 

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Lower Zambezi National Park

After your morning game activity and breakfast, you’ll be transferred to the nearby airstrip for your scheduled flight to a camp on the banks of the Zambezi River in the best game viewing area of the Lower Zambezi National Park, where you'll arrive in time for lunch. Relax and watch elephant, hippo and buffalo from the deck or join the late afternoon game drive. Overnight at Sausage Tree Camp, with meals, select drinks and game activities included.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, select drinks
Transport: Included

The honeymoon suite at Sausage Tree Camp, Accomodation, Zambia

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5

Lower Zambezi National Park

Make the most of the game activities offered at the camp – perhaps an early morning bush walk with a trained guide or a day or night game drive for a chance to see lion, leopard, wild dog, hyena, zebra, waterbuck, bushbuck and kudu. Go on a canoe trip or boat cruise on the river, try your hand at tiger fishing or simply relax at the pool and let the animals come to you at the river below. Overnight at Sausage Tree Camp, with meals, select drinks and game activities included.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, select drinks
Transport: Included

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6

Victoria Falls, Zambia

Today you’ll be flown back to Livingstone Airport, where you'll be met and driven (about 20 minutes) to your lodge, which is built on a bend of the Zambezi River in the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, 12 kilometres from the Victoria Falls. Spend the rest of the day at leisure, or enjoy a bush walk or game drive in the afternoon. Overnight at Sussi & Chuma Tree Lodge, with meals, select drinks and game activities included.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, select drinks
Transport: Included

Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma aerial view, Livingstone and Victoria Falls, Zambia

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7

Victoria Falls, Zambia

No trip to Livingstone is complete without seeing the Victoria Falls, and that's where you'll be going today. Enjoy a walking tour of the Falls – the most expansive curtain of water in the world and a Unesco World Heritage Site. If you'd like to participate in some of the other activities at the Falls – such as bungy jumping, white-water rafting, abseiling or a helicopter trip to see the Falls from above – your guide can arrange these at an additional cost. Overnight at Sussi & Chuma Tree Lodge, with meals, select drinks and game activities included.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, select drinks
Transport: Included

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8

Fly Home

You’ll be driven back to Livingstone airport to connect with your flight home.

Safari Map

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Zambian Odyssey (SA 8 days) safari map

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