Zambian Wildlife, Waterfalls, with Botswana | Yampu Tours

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Zambian Wildlife, Waterfalls, with Botswana

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PRIVATE TOUR - 10 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM £$ 8018

Private Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy breakfast around a campfire before an exciting game drive
  • Experience the continent from ideal locations
  • Trek through unspoiled wilderness while exploring this amazing region
  • See endemic species – including the Thornicroft Giraffe
  • Become immersed in a local Zambian community away from the tourist traps
  • Marvel at the iconic Victoria Falls – now 150 million years’ old
  • Go on many game drives through Chobe National Park
  • Take part in one of the lodge’s afternoon activities; from land or water based activities
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Tour Overview

Visit the South Luangwa National Park, marking the end of the Great Rift Valley. This national park is one of the last unspoiled wilderness areas and possibly the finest wildlife sanctuary in Africa. Continue on to Victoria Falls and then Chobe National Park for a perfect nature escape. The Chobe Game Lodge is the ideal location to experience the area as it is the only lodge within the park boundaries.

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, or combines easily with other lodges within the expanse of Botswana’s additional natural areas. Relish in the luxurious comfort of the Chobe Game Lodge, while taking part in guided 4×4 game drives and romantic sunset cruises along the Chobe Riverfront. The Chobe Game Lodge is the most ideal location to experience the area, as it is the only lodge within the park boundaries.

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 £$6896 £$8018 £$10200 N/A
Single £$8197 £$9219 £$11166 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

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

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Day
3

Game drive through South Luangwa

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

Day of activities in 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 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 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 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.

elephant-river-zambia
Day
5

Final day of activities in 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 an all day picnic drive or choose today to visit 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 a chance to drive or walk through the South Luangwa is offered. Today may be the ideal day to explore the park with an all day picnic drive or choose today to visit 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. 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, journey past the ‘Big Tree’ where to stop and take photos. Take this journey with a qualified guide who will give a brief history of the falls themselves as well as detailing the flora, fauna, birds & 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 Game Lodge

Early breakfast and then transfer by ground to Kasane in Botswana. Upon arrival in Kasane, reception and transfer to the Chobe Game Lodge within the National Park. Once at the lodge, choose to relax and enjoy the surroundings or take part in one of the lodge’s afternoon activities; from land or water based activities, to a sunset cruise, before returning for dinner, traditional dance performances, and perhaps some stargazing led by the experts on hand.

Early breakfast and then transfer by ground to Kasane in Botswana. Upon arrival in Kasane, reception and transfer to the Chobe Game Lodge within the National Park. Once at the lodge, choose to relax and enjoy the surroundings or take part in one of the lodge’s afternoon activities; from land or water based activities, to a sunset cruise, before returning for dinner, traditional dance performances, and perhaps some stargazing led by the experts on hand.

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Day
9

Game viewing in Chobe

Awake early to partake in a morning game drive, with a choice of doing so by land or water. Because mammals are most active in the low heat of the mornings and evenings, this time will provide the best viewing chances. Return to camp for lunch and relaxation, before choosing to embark on another game drive or a sunset cruise to enjoy a few sundowners. In addition, valid between April and October due to weather conditions, nature walks are lead in the Lesoma Valley and Kasuma Pan. After the afternoon activity, return to camp for a final outdoor dinner and evening of dancing and stargazing. ...read less

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Day
10

Kasane – International flight home via Lusaka

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

Transfer from the lodge to Kasane for a flight back to Lusaka where to catch an international flight back home, or continue 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)

Victoria Falls (Zambia) : Tongabezi Lodge

5 Star Properties

South Luangwa : Puku Ridge Lodge

South Luangwa : Chichele Presidential Lodge

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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