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Classic Zambia Safari

Highlights of this Safari

  • Diverse game viewing experience
  • Walks, game drives, boating & expert guides
  • Luxurious, exclusive accommodation
  • Ideal for romantic travel & honeymoons


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FROM USD 7963 pps

Comfort Level: L Luxury Travel
Start/End: Start at Lusaka & End at Livingstone
Countries: Zambia
Destinations: South Luangwa National Park, Lower Zambezi National Park, Victoria Falls Zambia

Itinerary

Days 1 – 2: A Riverside Setting

Fly into Lusaka International Airport & board a local flight to Mfuwe. A 4X4 transfer takes you to Nkwali Camp overlooking the South Luangwa National Park. Check in for 2 nights on a full board basis.

Set on Robin Pope’s private reserve, Nkwali Camp is the ideal place to acclimatise to your new environment. Offering understated luxury and fine service, Nkwali takes advantage of its setting on the Luangwa River to offer boating safaris as well as game drives in the South Luangwa National Park. It is a game-rich twist of the Luangwa: the bird count is an amazing 400 species, and you may see animals ranging from elephants and hippos to giraffes and leopards simply from the comfort of camp. Accommodation takes the form of open-fronted A-frame chalets of wood, thatch and stone, complete with an outdoor shower.

Days 3 – 5: Into the Luangwa

Drive into the South Luangwa National Park & arrive at Nsefu Camp for 3 nights on a full board basis, enjoying a mix of game drives, walking safaris & seasonal boating.

After breakfast you enjoy a game drive all the way to Nsefu, the first photographic lodge in the South Luangwa and a destination of exceptional wildlife viewing. The original rondavels – round cottages – are beautifully renovated and provide sweeping views of the Luangwa River. There’s time for lunch and a siesta before your afternoon drive; then you have two full days of safari ahead of you, mixing game drives and walks with expert guides for a comprehensive Luangwa experience. There is also the opportunity to go for a full-day drive or even visit a local community.

Days 6 - 8: Discover the Zambezi

Fly to the Lower Zambezi National Park & check in at Chiawa Camp for 3 nights on a full board basis. Activities include walks, game drives & water-based game viewing.

It is a morning’s journey to the Lower Zambezi but you’ll arrive in time for lunch at Chiawa and can relax with stunning views of the Zambezi River while you contemplate your new surroundings. Lying in the heart of big game country, Chiawa is a small and intimate tented camp with a wide range of safari activities: choose from game drives and walks as well as night drives, river kayaking and boat trips – you can even enjoy catch-and-release angling for the infamous tiger fish. Game viewing is of the heavyweight kind: the area is good for elephant, buffalo, hippo and the big cats.

Days 9 -10: To the Smoke that Thunders

Fly direct to Livingstone Airport & Victoria Falls where you’ll be met & transferred to Tongabezi Lodge for 2 nights on a full board basis.

The Zambezi River experience continues at Tongabezi. Here on the Upper Zambezi you can relax in your beautiful chalet while watching the waters of the Zambezi flow past on the way to tumble over Victoria Falls, a few miles downstream from the lodge. You have the rest of the day and the whole next day to see what the Smoke that Thunders has to offer: a complimentary transfer to Victoria Falls is worth taking up, and Tongabezi will help you with any bookings you might want to make – white-water rafting, bungee jumping, elephant-back safaris or walking with lions.

Day 11: The Journey Ends

Transfer from Tongabezi Lodge to Livingstone Airport for your onward connection.

After breakfast overlooking the Zambezi there may be time for a final morning activity at Tongabezi Lodge – perhaps a visit to one of their community projects – before your transfer back to Livingstone Airport. Here your Classic Zambia Safari comes to an end as you make your onward connection.

 

Rates

These rates are purely for informational purposes and do not reflect the actual cost in those currencies.

2018

Season
Timing
Price
01.10.18-31.10.18
USD 10847

2019

Season
Timing
Price
01.05.19 - 21.05.19
USD 8070
01.07.19 - 31.10.19
USD 11327
01.11.19 - 15.11.19
USD 8070

These rates are per person sharing & single supplements may apply. Please treat all pricing as a guide only & the rates are subject to availability & may change slightly without notice. Request a quote from us.

Includes:

Accommodation, Meals as specified, 2 Daily Activities at Safari Lodges, Local Drinks  & Laundry at Safari Lodges, Shared Charter Flights in Zambia,  Road Transfers as specified, Park fees, Airport taxes.

Excludes:

International flights to Lusaka (Zambia),  International flights departing Livingstone (Zambia),Premium Drinks at Safari Camps,  Gratuities, Meals that are not Specified, Items of personal nature, Travel Insurance, Visas, Activities not specified.

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  • SATSA – Bonded Membership (2061)
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Reviews

Professional, patient, efficient and responsive. Met all our travel needs and requirements spot on

Communication was excellent – I asked A LOT of questions and did a ton of research myself and Walter was extremely patient with me and very responsive. he was straight forward and extremely professional. Tour itself was excellent – an incredible experience and one never to be forgotten. Everything was spot on.

Neena
Professional, quick and top of the edge service!!!

From the very first contact we’re very happy about the respond time and quality of information from safari-online.com. Based on the received first tailor-made quote, which is a weblink with all the details about the flights, photos of the lodges etc. we knew that this is “our” partner for this trip. Our expectations were excelled!!!

Lukas (Germany)
Very helpful good suggestions for holiday ideas always available for questions good organising

Excellent service and they supplied good suggestions for our holiday they also organised all internal flights and arranged check in for us so we had no worries while on holiday. We have had a most memorable holiday staying at wonderful places thanks to Sabrina and Safari Online. Would recommend Safari Online to organise your holiday.

Lorraine (UK)
An incredibly well organised tour with no hassles whatsoever.

Safari Online understood our needs and was able to present us with sensible options to choose from. It was evident that this tour operator has knowledgable and experienced agents who can arrange a seemless tour. We were provided with a professional online itinary which was comprehensive and easy to use, knew exactely what to expect, and encountered no stumble blocks along the way.

Gwen (AU)
Safari Online made our fantastic family holiday dream come true!!

Safari Online have been nothing but professional and incredible from the time we made our first enquiry to the last day of our stunning holiday. Nothing was too much trouble for Walter. We are now starting to plan our next family Safari for 2019. Guess who we will be booking with??? Safari Online we hope you are ready!!!!!

Penni (AU)
It was a safari of a lifetime and exceeded all of our expectations!

Our mom grew up in Central and South Africa so we had visited the continent many times. My sister and I wanted to take our teens and husbands to Africa to experience the magic. We had a limited budget but big and specific expectations and by some miracle Walter was able to manage both.

Heather (USA)
Walter has always been an excellent communicator and has supported us fully

We have been to Africa for 24 of the last 27 years so know a bit about what is involved. Walter has arranged the details for the last couple of years, and has done a superb job. He is always quick to respond and comes up with answers immediately……..no evasive tactics, always head-on!

Roger (UK)
Best trip I have ever been on. Highly recommend.

Would highly recommend. Safari online asked questions when booking and were efficient and knew exactly what we were looking for in terms of accommodation and animals were wanted to see. Gave advice on a few little extras with no pressure, which we did and am very grateful which make trip even more exciting. Would definitely recommend booking with them.

Safari Online were extremely efficient and absolutely charming to work with.

Our 28-day itinerary took us to South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana. A magnificent and unforgettable adventure. Everything ran smoothly and efficiently from the flights, transfers, rides, connections, etc. Absolutely wonderful! Can’t thank them enough!

Ann and Mario (Canada)
Karina was absolutely instrumental to our safari success.

Our experience with Safari Online was excellent. After becoming very frustrated trying to search for a safari destination on our own, we turned to Karina for help and she was a lifesaver.  We had an amazing safari adventure at the lodge–the experience of a lifetime–and are so grateful for her help. We literally couldn’t have done it without her!

Chris (USA)