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Adventure and Wines of Zambia and South Africa

PRIVATE TOUR - 12 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM £$ 9649

Private Tour Highlights

  • Start in the beautiful South Luangwa National Park
  • Get a comprehensive look into the diversity of Africa
  • Check out the raging waters of Victoria Falls
  • Taste some award winning South African wine
  • Experience the Great Rift valley – a feature central to human development
  • Marvel at the now 150m year old Victoria Falls
  • Listen to the thundering stream of the largest curtain of falling water
  • Enjoy the view from the Cape of Good hope
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Tour Overview

This trip begins in Zambia visiting South Luangwa National Park and Victoria Falls ending with an excursion to Cape Town in South Africa. This combined tour will give you a comprehensive look into the diversity of Africa. From the southern tip of the Great Rift Valley in South Luangwa National Park to the raging waters of Victoria Falls and the bustling metropolis of Cape Town, your trip will be filled with new experiences, sights, sounds and smells.

The South Luangwa National Park, also known as The Luangwa Valley marks the end of the Great Rift Valley, is one of the last unspoiled wilderness areas and possibly the finest wildlife sanctuary in Africa. It covers an area of over 9000 sq. km. through which the meandering Luangwa River runs. Victoria Falls, also known as “Mosi oa-Tunya” (“the smoke that thunders”), is positioned almost exactly half way along the mighty Zambezi River’s 2700 km journey from its source to the sea. Here the river plunges headlong into a 100m vertical chasm spanning the full one-and-a-half kilometer width of the river, creating the biggest curtain of falling water in the world and also one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

In Cape Town, your days will be spent exploring the culture and history of the city and its surroundings. You will also engage in a full day tour of the Cape Peninsula, which involves stunning views, long golden beaches, the jackass penguin colony, and the Cape of Good Hope – Africa’s most southwestern point. Your final day will be spent in the winelands, north of Cape Town, touring the many vineyards and wineries that are making South African wines some of the most popular in the world.

Inclusions
Price Includes:
One way flights from Johannesburg to Lusaka, Lusaka to Mfuwe, Mfuwe to Livingstone, Livingstone to Cape Town, and Cape Town to Johannesburg. Hotel accommodation including continental or buffet breakfast, All transfers between airports and hotels with assistance and baggage handling, Guided tours in English including all entrance fees, Meals where specified, Activities where specified, Local airport taxes that are payable in the country of destination are not included. Taxes and security fees that can be paid at time of ticketing are already included in the quote (if airfare has been included in the quote).

Notes:
* Full open or netted rooms are available; please enquire with your Yampu Travel Consultant.
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Pricing Details
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Double £$7769 £$9649 £$11599 £$11989
Single £$10529 £$10849 £$13899 £$14759

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Please note that prices are subject to change based on availability and seasonality, especially during the holiday season from December 20th through January 5th each year. Please contact a Yampu Travel Specialist for more information on best times to travel.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

International flight to Lusaka

Overnight international flight to Lusaka.

Overnight international flight to Lusaka.

Day
2

Lusaka – South Luangwa National Park

Arrive at Lusaka International Airport and transfer to the flight from Lusaka to Mfuwe. Arrive at Mfuwe airport, then reception and transfer to a lodge of choice in South Luangwa National Park. Enjoy dinner and the rest of the afternoon at leisure.

Arrive at Lusaka International Airport and transfer to the flight from Lusaka to Mfuwe. Arrive at Mfuwe airport, then reception and transfer to a lodge of choice in South Luangwa National Park. Enjoy dinner and the rest of the afternoon at leisure.

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Day
3

Exploring South Luangwa National Park

At dawn, breakfast is served around a campfire. The porridge heated on the fire and toast cooked by the coals. The morning walk or drive will leave soon after. The game in the area is excellent and includes many family herds of elephants and the endemic species of giraffe, known as the Thornicroft Giraffe. A mid-morning break of tea, coffee and cake will be taken at a scenic point on a lagoon or the Luangwa River. Return to camp for lunch around mid-day. After lunch cool off around camp or siesta. Following tea go out on an afternoon game drive that continues into the early night giving the chance to see the nocturnal world, returning to camp about 8:00 PM with dinner generally at 8:30 PM. ...read less

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Day
4

Game drive through South Luangwa

Today offers a chance to drive or walk through the South Luangwa. This may be an ideal day, depending on the heat and time of year, to explore the park possibly with an all day picnic drive, or choose instead to visit one of the local communities. This community tourism initiative is a great opportunity to meet local people and experience life in a real non-tourist village. If visiting the local community is of interest it is best to mention this to a travel consultant at the time of booking.

Today offers a chance to drive or walk through the South Luangwa. This may be an ideal day, depending on the heat and time of year, to explore the park possibly with an all day picnic drive, or choose instead to visit one of the local communities. This community tourism initiative is a great opportunity to meet local people and experience life in a real non-tourist village. If visiting the local community is of interest it is best to mention this to a travel consultant at the time of booking.

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Day
5

Cultural immersion in South Luangwa

Again today there will be a chance to drive or walk through the South Luangwa. Today may be the ideal day to explore the park with an all day picnic drive or choose today to choose the local community instead. If visiting the local community is of interest it is best to mention to this to a travel consultant at the time of booking.

Again today there will be a chance to drive or walk through the South Luangwa. Today may be the ideal day to explore the park with an all day picnic drive or choose today to choose the local community instead. If visiting the local community is of interest it is best to mention to this to a travel consultant at the time of booking.

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Day
6

South Luangwa – Mfuwe – Livingstone

Breakfast at dawn and then transfer to the airport in Mfuwe early for a flight to Livingstone. Upon arrival at the airport reception and transfer to a hotel in Livingstone. Take the afternoon at leisure to explore the beautiful surroundings.

Breakfast at dawn and then transfer to the airport in Mfuwe early for a flight to Livingstone. Upon arrival at the airport reception and transfer to a hotel in Livingstone. Take the afternoon at leisure to explore the beautiful surroundings.

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Day
7

Arrival and Tour of Victoria Falls

After breakfast, we set off on a tour of Victoria Falls. Victoria Falls is over 150 million years old. It reaches its zenith in May of each year. It’s a truly awe-inspiring experience; it inspires a humbling feeling that the falls are indeed a natural wonder of the world. This tour is conducted in the morning and afternoon. En route, go past the ‘Big Tree’ to stop and take photos. Venture through the rainforest with a qualified guide who will give a brief history of the falls themselves as well as detailing the flora, fauna, bird & wildlife and other points of interest. Guides are also happy to assist clients with photographs whilst visiting this most spectacular of waterfalls. Raincoats are provided when needed. ...read less

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Day
8

Victoria Falls – Cape Town

Early breakfast and then transfer to Livingstone Airport for a flight to Cape Town. Upon arrival at the airport, transfer in a private vehicle to the hotel.

Early breakfast and then transfer to Livingstone Airport for a flight to Cape Town. Upon arrival at the airport, transfer in a private vehicle to the hotel.

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Day
9

City Tour of Cape Town

Today will start with a private city tour. Keep an eye open for seldom seen sights and seldom heard stories about the city’s former inhabitants; previous visitors; beautiful architectural heritage; social, cultural, religious and political history.
Afterwards we will make our way to the Cable Car Station for a memorable trip to the top of Table Mountain, one of the Natural Wonders of the World. The views of the city, coastline and Cape Peninsula are in a word: breathtaking. Then return to the hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.
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Day
10

Tour of the Cape Peninsula

After breakfast embark on a full day, private tour of the Cape Peninsula that showcases some of Cape Town’s best scenery and attractions. Then stop at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Situated on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain, these beautiful gardens are home to over 6000 species of plants. Travel on to visit the Jackass Penguin Colony at Boulders Bay and perhaps have a swim on the beach next door. After a stop for lunch overlooking False Bay, move on to Cape Point, which is the south westernmost point of Africa and one of the most dangerous points to sail around in the world. On the way back look for wildlife while traveling through Cape Point National Park, before going round Chapman’s Peak Drive and back to the hotel for an evening at leisure. ...read less

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Day
11

Winelands Tour

After breakfast take a trip to the Winelands region just North of Cape Town. South African wine is one of the fastest growing in popularity some of the best wine makers in the country will be showcased. Experience several tastings as well as a private cellar tour. The Winelands region is also incredibly beautiful, with the vineyards woven through spectacular mountain ranges and we will stop for lunch in Franschhoek, which is the gourmet capital of South Africa, and soak up the surroundings while enjoying some first rate cuisine. This is a fantastic day out. ...read less

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Day
12

International flight home

After breakfast transfer to the airport for a flight home or optional Yampu Tours add-on.

After breakfast transfer to the airport for a flight home or optional Yampu Tours add-on.

South Luangwa National Park, Mpika, Northern, Zambia

Livingstone, Southern, Zambia

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Places You'll See

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    South Luangwa

    The Luangwa Valley marks the end of the Great Rift Valley, and is possibly the finest wildlife sanctuary in Africa. It. The ox bow lagoons, woodland and plains of the valley host huge concentrations of game including elephant, buffalo, leopard, lion, giraffe, hippo, and over 400 species of birds.

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    Victoria Falls (Zambia/Livingstone)

    Twice the height of the Niagara Falls and the world’s largest curtain of falling water, Victoria Falls will not disappoint. The falls offer many experiences that are once in a lifetime. From bungee jumping to looking over the falls from the water just inches away from the official drop, Victoria Falls is a must!

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    Cape Town

    As Africa’s most popular tourist destination, Cape Town has much to offer. From its natural features such as Table Mountain, or Hout Bay with its views of the Atlantic Ocean, to its cultural attractions and several hundred shops, it has something for everyone. The Two Oceans aquarium is a popular destination, with its large viewing windows and seven exhibition galleries.

Hotel Options

3 Star Properties

South Luangwa : Kafunta Lodge

Livingstone (Zambia) : Thorn Tree Lodge

Cape Town : Inn on the Square

Cape Town : Protea Hotel Fire & Ice

Cape Town : Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge

4 Star Properties

Livingstone : Stanley Safari Lodge (Baobab Cottage)

Cape Town : Protea Hotel Victoria Junction

Cape Town : Adderley Hotel (Waterfront)

Cape Town : The Vineyard (Newlands)

5 Star Properties

South Luangwa : Puku Ridge Lodge

South Luangwa : Chichele Presidential Lodge

Livingstone : Tongabezi Lodge (Nut House)

Cape Town : Cape Royale

Cape Town : Victoria & Alfred Hotel

Cape Town : Taj Cape Town

Cape Town : Table Bay Hotel

Luxury Properties

Cape Town : Cape Grace

Testimonials

Joel M.

Traveled August, 2014

Everything was perfect! Guides were wonderful!

Everything was perfect! Guides were wonderful! I especially loved the Chitwa Chitwa. The experiences here were fabulous, including eating dinner with a family of elephants, including a baby. From our room and the lodge we saw a herd of Hippos, crocodiles in the morning and two lions. On the drive we saw an Impala in a tree which had been killed by a lion. Then shortly thereafter we saw a leopard leap up into the tree to eat the impala. We also went to an art opening, and liked a painting so much that we decided to buy it and take it home. It was her first painting to sell and she was so happy she gave it to me. I hope in some way my trip to South Africa, may have changed this student’s life, who will now have more confidence as an artist.

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Bill

Traveled May, 2012

We had an amazing time

We had an amazing time. Africa exceeded every expectation that we had. The weather was outstanding, the food was good. The guides (with the exception of Johannesburg) were great. I only wound up taking 687 pictures. I’m now trying to get these into my computer and into a file that I can send to my friends. They all want to see what we experienced. I have mentioned Yampu several times to friends, telling them how pleased we were with your services. We won’t hesitate to recommend you and Yampu in the future. Thanks for playing such a great role in making this a most unforgettable vacation.

Trent S.

Traveled October, 2014

Can’t think of a single thing we didn’t love about the whole experience

Can’t think of a single thing we didn’t love about the whole experience. From the phone conversations with Yampu to the representatives who met us at each airport and hotel everyone was great. And the properties they set us up with?! Amazing! Their own websites didn’t do them justice. Every day was better than the day before so every day you saw me was the best day of my life.

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