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PRIVATE TOUR - 11 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM £$7585+

Private Tour Highlights

  • Savor breakfast around a campfire before embarking on a game drive
  • See endemic species of the area such as the Thornicroft giraffe
  • Relax in a camp deep in the African bush, away from the hustle and bustle
  • Get a photo of the Luangwa River perched atop a scenic peak
  • See the animals of the bush on a picnic safari!
  • Become immersed in a local community, free from the hectic tourist traps
  • Marvel at the iconic Victoria Falls – now 150 million years old
  • Enjoy a sundowner on the Chobe River
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Tour Overview

Visit the South Luangwa National Park at the end of the Great Rift Valley. Your next stop will be the powerful Victoria Falls, the biggest curtain of falling water in the world. This tour also includes a visit to Chobe National Park and a relaxing retreat to your camping accommodations deep in the African landscape.

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. Only a one hour drive from Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park serves as a perfect nature getaway when visiting this region. Enjoy relaxing in the comfort of your camp deep in the African bush, while joining daily excursions on game drives, plus a boat cruise, to track and watch some of Africa’s most famed animals.

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 Kasane Airport to Lusaka Airport.
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 £$6463 £$7585 £$9446 N/A
Single £$7383 £$8404 £$10665 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 – South Luangwa National Park

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

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Day
3

Campfire breakfast & game viewing

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

Exploring South Luangwa

Today offers a chance to drive or walk through the South Luangwa. This could be an ideal day, depending on the heat and time of year, to explore the park possibly with an all day picnic drive, or even 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, 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 could be an ideal day, depending on the heat and time of year, to explore the park possibly with an all day picnic drive, or even 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, it is best to mention this to a travel consultant at the time of booking.

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Day
5

Final day of activities in South Luangwa

Today, chances to drive or walk through the South Luangwa are offered. 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.

Today, chances to drive or walk through the South Luangwa are offered. 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 the 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 the hotel in Livingstone. Take the afternoon at leisure to explore the beautiful 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, reaching its zenith in May of each year, a truly awe-inspiring experience. This tour is conducted in the morning and afternoon. En route, journey past the ‘Big Tree’ to get the photo op of a lifetime. Journey 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 – Kasane – Chobe

Early breakfast and then transfer by ground to Kasane in Chobe National Park in Botswana, and then transfer to Chobe by a personal guide. Eat a packed lunch en route. Arrive at camp in the afternoon with the option of settling into camp or participation on a short game drive, to enjoy a sundowner near the Chobe River before returning to camp for the evening. Within the park, expect riverine ecosystems near the Chobe riverfront and mixed woodlands further from the water. Despite the absence of rhinos, the riverfront here harbors nearly every type of mammal to be found in Southern Africa. ...read less

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Day
9

Game drive in Chobe National Park

Begin with an early start for a morning game drive. Depending on what is found, return to camp around 11 am for lunch and time to relax and enjoy the surroundings before embarking on a second game drive at 3 pm. Return to camp in the evening for a hot bush shower and dinner under the night sky.

Begin with an early start for a morning game drive. Depending on what is found, return to camp around 11 am for lunch and time to relax and enjoy the surroundings before embarking on a second game drive at 3 pm. Return to camp in the evening for a hot bush shower and dinner under the night sky.

Day
10

Boat cruise on the Chobe River

Begin with an early start for a morning game drive. Return to camp in the early afternoon for brunch and some time to relax before joining a boat cruise from 1-4 pm on the Chobe River. This will allow for getting closer to the water dwelling animals and allow for a chance to marvel at some of the spectacular birdlife. Return to camp for dinner and the final evening.

Begin with an early start for a morning game drive. Return to camp in the early afternoon for brunch and some time to relax before joining a boat cruise from 1-4 pm on the Chobe River. This will allow for getting closer to the water dwelling animals and allow for a chance to marvel at some of the spectacular birdlife. Return to camp for dinner and the final evening.

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Day
11

Chobe – Kasane – International flight home via Lusaka

Transfer from camp to Kasane for a flight back to Lusaka where to catch an international flight back home, or overlap with an optional Yampu Tours add-on.

Transfer from camp to Kasane for a flight back to Lusaka where to catch an international flight back home, or overlap with an optional Yampu Tours add-on.

South Luangwa National Park, Mpika, Northern, Zambia

Livingstone, Southern, Zambia

Kasane, 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

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.

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