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Safari Excursions and Exhilarating Waterfalls

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PRIVATE TOUR - 10 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM £$8015+

Private Tour Highlights

  • Visit the Great Rift Valley – a site central to human development
  • Explore the history of many historically important sites
  • Picnic in the rolling plains of a savannah
  • Embark on an exciting and exhilarating trip along game trails
  • Ride on the back of an elephant near Victoria Falls’
  • Enjoy campfire breakfasts and game drives
  • See the seventh wonder of the world: Victoria Falls
  • Get immersed in a local community’s lifestyle
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Tour Overview

Begin your tour of Zambia at the South Luangwa National Park, located at the end of the Great Rift Valley, and finish with an elephant back safari excursion in Livingstone. This trip also includes an exhilarating visit to Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and a day trip across the boarder to Botswana visiting Chobe National Park.

Inclusions
Price Includes:
One way domestic flight from Lusaka to Mfuwe.
One way domestic flight from Mfuwe to Livingstone Airstrip.
One way domestic flight from Livingstone Airstrip to Lusaka.
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, 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).
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Pricing Details
  3-Star 4-Star 5-Star Luxury
Double £$6638 £$8015 £$8817 N/A
Single £$7749 £$9002 £$10904 N/A

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.

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 – Mfuwe

Arrive at Lusaka International Airport and transfer to a 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 a 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

Picnic in South Luangwa

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

Again today there are the options of walking or driving through the South Luangwa. Today may be the ideal day to explore the park with an all day picnic drive or choose to visit the local community instead. 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
6

South Luangwa – 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 the hotel in Livingstone. There will be an afternoon at leisure to enjoy the 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 the hotel in Livingstone. There will be an afternoon at leisure to enjoy the surroundings.

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Day
7

Tour of Victoria Falls

After breakfast, 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, venture past the ‘Big Tree’ to stop and take photos. A qualified guide 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

Elephant back safari in Victoria Falls

This morning, enjoy an extraordinary and exhilarating journey along ancient game trails seated comfortably on the back of an elephant! Experience an age old tradition whilst silently exploring the magnificent Victoria Falls National Park, part of a World Heritage Site in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Enjoy sightings of Waterbuck, White Rhino, Zebra, Giraffe and other forms of plains game as well as breathtaking gorge views from elephant-back. The unique view of the spray of the Victoria Falls, a mere 3km away, are not to be forgotten. Be witness to this mutually enriching and rewarding relationship between man and elephant in a modern day Africa. Sunrise and sunset Victoria Falls Elephant Back Safaris are run daily, promising much more than just a game-viewing experience, but rather a closer insight into the world’s largest land mammal, the African Elephant. ...read less

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Day
9

Day trip to Chobe

After breakfast, the Chobe Day Trip departs to the Chobe National Park in Botswana. Transfer to the Kazungula border to meet with a Botswana Guide. From here proceed straight to the River where the morning game viewing will be spent along the Chobe River. Tea, coffee & biscuits are provided. The morning cruise ends at around 12.30hrs and then lunch will be had at a hotel on the riverbank for lunch. After lunch, board safari vehicles for an afternoon game drive in the Chobe National Park where there will be an opportunity to enjoy the abundance of wildlife. After the game drive, go back to the Kazungula Border to meet a Zimbabwean/Zambian Guide for a return transfer to Victoria Falls, arriving at approximately 18.30hrs. ...read less

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Day
10

International flight home

Early breakfast and then transfer to Livingstone Airport for a flight back to Lusaka, to transfer to an international flight back home, or overlap with an optional Yampu Tours add-on.

Early breakfast and then transfer to Livingstone Airport for a flight back to Lusaka, to transfer to an international flight back home, or overlap with an optional Yampu Tours add-on.

South Luangwa National Park, Mpika, Northern, Zambia

Livingstone, Southern, Zambia

Victoria Falls, Kazungula, Southern, Zambia

Chobe National Park, Chobe, North West, Botswana

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!

Hotel Options

3 Star Properties

South Luangwa : Kafunta Lodge

Livingstone (Zambia) : Thorn Tree Lodge

4 Star Properties

Livingstone : Stanley Safari Lodge (Baobab Cottage)

5 Star Properties

South Luangwa : Puku Ridge Lodge

South Luangwa : Chichele Presidential Lodge

Livingstone : Tongabezi Lodge (Nut House)

Testimonials

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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Michele

Traveled April, 2015

et again I find myself compelled to thank Yampu for organising another amazing holiday for me

Yet again I find myself compelled to thank Yampu for organising another amazing holiday for me! As a solo female traveller venturing to Africa for the first time I wanted a company I could trust to look after me. That is why I chose Yampu. Having had a great experience with them in Central America it seemed sensible to see if they could help me again. I gave them my brief: Scenery, animals, horse riding suitable for an experienced rider and the chance to visit a wild animal charity . As I had hoped, they delivered on each and every count & gave me the BEST guide I could have ever wished for! From airport taxi pick up to drop off I was looked after impeccably.The accommodation was perfect and the brief about animals could not have been better fulfilled .My guide was an inspiration to be around & her ability to find wild animals was verging on mystic! Her in depth knowledge and obvious passion for all things Namibian was the lynch pin of my holiday and I can’t recommend her highly enough. Yampu are genuinely able to fulfill the customised brief you give them as opposed to cobbling together existing packages….They keep in touch throughout the process and I like the way they link in with local operators & guides as opposed to trying to take complete control. I have two regrets …1.I had to leave Namibia. 2. Yampu doesn’t quite cover the whole world (yet)!

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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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