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Zambian Safari and Falls Highlight Tour

PRIVATE TOUR - 8 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM £$ 6198

Private Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy a breakfast in the bush before embarking on game drives
  • See how the Great Rift Valley has affected humanity
  • Enjoy a breakfast while enjoying the area on the bush
  • Get a detailed history of the falls while experiencing their massive power
  • Observe family herds of elephants in South Luangwa
  • Explore the park in its entirety on a picnic safari!
  • Interact with local, undisturbed communities, away from the busy tourist traps
  • Marvel at the iconic 150-million-year-old Victoria Falls
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Tour Overview

Combine the natural splendors of Zambia including Victoria Falls and the South Luangwa National Park. The National Park marks the end of the Great Rift Valley and is one of the last unspoiled wilderness areas in Africa. Victoria Falls is the biggest curtain of falling water in the world, and is also one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Let Yampu guide you, in only eight days to see all of Zambia’s highlights without missing a thing!

Inclusions
Price Includes:

International Airfare from New York to Lusaka.
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
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Double £$5076 £$6198 £$6818 N/A
Single £$5670 £$6692 £$7678 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.

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 – Mfuwe – 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 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 lodge of choice in South Luangwa National Park. Enjoy dinner and the rest of the afternoon at leisure.

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

Journey on foot or on wheels through South Luangwa

Today offers a chance to drive or walk through the South Luangwa. This may turn out to be an ideal day to explore the park 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 the travel consultant at the time of booking.

Today offers a chance to drive or walk through the South Luangwa. This may turn out to be an ideal day to explore the park 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 the travel consultant at the time of booking.

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Day
5

Explore South Luangwa

Again today a chance to drive or walk through the South Luangwa is offered. Today may be the ideal day to explore the park with or to visit the local community instead. If visiting the local community, it is best to mention this to a travel consultant at the time of booking.

Again today a chance to drive or walk through the South Luangwa is offered. Today may be the ideal day to explore the park with or to visit the local community instead. 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
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. 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

Day
8

International flight home via Livingstone

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

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

South Luangwa National Park, Mpika, Northern, Zambia

Livingstone, Southern, Zambia

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

Bill

Traveled May, 2012

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.

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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