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Best of Zambia – South Luangwa, Lower Zambezi & Livingstone

Itinerary
Overview
  • Chinzombo – Luxury Lodge in South Luangwa
  • Phenomenal Wildlife Concentrations
  • Highly Knowledgeable Guides
  • Lower Zambezi National Park – Stunning Landscape
  • Canoeing and Tiger Fishing the Zambezi
  • Sindabezi – Set on a Private Isle on the Zambezi River
  • The Mighty Victoria Falls
Countries Visited:
Zambia
Length of Trip:
13 days

itinerary
highlights

  • Chinzombo – Luxury Lodge in South Luangwa
  • Phenomenal Wildlife Concentrations
  • Highly Knowledgeable Guides
  • Lower Zambezi National Park – Stunning Landscape
  • Canoeing and Tiger Fishing the Zambezi
  • Sindabezi - Set on a Private Isle on the Zambezi River
  • The Mighty Victoria Falls

This itinerary includes the following Camps:

Chinzombo

Chinzombo in South Luangwa National Park

Chinzombo is situated in 24 hectares of private Luangwa River frontage, just upstream from sister camp Kapani Lodge in the South ...Read More

Chinzombo is situated in 24 hectares of private Luangwa River frontage, just upstream from sister camp Kapani Lodge in the South Luangwa National Park and is the new generation of Zambian bush camps. 

Nestled within the shade of ancient trees on a wildlife rich ridge, Chinzombo brings levels of comfort, style and elegance previously unseen to the Luangwa Valley.

The six Chinzombo villas (with one designed for a family of five) appear to float over the landscape. The design is ground breaking and original but the simple use of steel, natural materials, locally produced leather, reed work and canvas, lack of concrete or brick and the recycled composite timber floors complement the wilderness perfectly, melting into the exquisite surroundings. Spacious living areas comprise large, cooled bedrooms, massive luxurious bathrooms, WiFi and private plunge pools on shady decks overlooking the Luangwa. This is a super-luxurious, exclusive camp that retains its bush feel. A winding foot path connects the villas and lounge, dining, bar and fire pit area through the shade of the surrounding msikzi trees. Décor is simple and minimal, using raw linen, timber, copper and hand-made crockery that has a respectful nod to Chinzombo’s past history and pioneer of the South Luangwa safari experience, Norman’s, legacy.

 

Mchenja

Mchenja in South Luangwa National Park

Mchenja Camp is a stylish tented camp located in the central region of the South Luangwa National Park. Set under huge ebony ...Read More

Mchenja Camp is a stylish tented camp located in the central region of the South Luangwa National Park. Set under huge ebony trees on the banks of a broad section of the Luangwa River, Mchenja has a lovely relaxed atmosphere with sweeping river views.

With only four specially designed octagonal canvas and thatched chalets built on concrete bases, and one two-bedroom family unit, Mchenja is an intimate affair. Simple but wonderfully maintained the chalets are well sized and include large honeymoon size beds, an indoor Victorian-style bath with a river view and open air but private outdoor facilities featuring flush WC, basin and shower.

The beautiful central chitenje (lounge) is built around one of the old fallen ebony trees, open-sided and thatched. Brunch is taken in the shady lounge and dinner is more often served on the river bank under the stars. The camp also boasts a small plunge pool under thatch in the camps communal area, also under thatch.

 

Chiawa Camp

Chiawa Camp in Lower Zambezi

Chiawa Camp is an owner-run camp, set on the banks of the Zambezi River overlooking Zimbabwe's Mana Pools and inside the Lower ...Read More

Chiawa Camp is an owner-run camp, set on the banks of the Zambezi River overlooking Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools and inside the Lower Zambezi National Park. 

Resting peacefully on the banks of the Zambezi River in a grove of mahogany and acacia trees, Chiawa Camp has one of the most beautiful river locations in Zambia, where elephants and buffalo wander freely.

At Chiawa Camp no effort has been spared to provide guests with a truly luxurious, authentic safari experience in the nine superior tents. Raised above the ground on wooden decks the inviso-screening insect-proof tents include canvas flysheets, solar powered lighting, en-suite facilities including a roll top ball & claw slipper bath, indoor and outdoor shower and his and hers washbasins; a king bed or two large single beds; a day bed and armchairs on the veranda that possess uninterrupted views over the Zambezi River. The main camp areas are constructed mainly of natural materials comprising of a large open bar and lounge that overlooks the Zambezi River, an elevated observation deck above the lounge with a telescope, a separate dining area, an outdoor boma for starlit evenings and a swimming pool with sun loungers.

Sindabezi Island

Sindabezi Island in Livingstone

Sindabezi Island is an idyllic, exclusive camp on a privately owned isle in the middle of the Zambezi River and is ...Read More

Sindabezi Island is an idyllic, exclusive camp on a privately owned isle in the middle of the Zambezi River and is the discerning traveller’s best kept secret!  It is the only luxury bush camp from where Victoria Falls can comfortably be explored with views across the flood plains of the Zambezi and into the nearby National Park.

Experience the large number of activities in the area during the day and return to a tranquil haven, a thousand light years away from the bustle at night.

Sindabezi is a top eco lodge and has only five open-sided thatched cottages on wooden decks, allowing guests to soak up the sights and sounds of the African bush in the perfect, pristine setting.  Sindabezi has zero grid dependence, so rooms are romantically lit with hurricane lamps, candles and starlight.   Despite its remote island setting, the chalets are luxuriously comfortable with king size beds, white cotton linen, mosquito nets, plush carpets, en-suite bathrooms with vanity table, free-standing bath and shower, and a private deck from which to soak up the birds and wildlife.  The cottages have solar heated showers, and distinctive ‘loos with a view’ set along private wooden walkways.  The main camp is set on the sand, with comfortable seating, reading and dining areas and a raised deck in the trees for catching the afternoon breeze.  At night a trail of hurricane lamps lights your way back to the chalet across the soft sand.

There are views across the flood plains of the Zambezi and into the nearby National Park where game such as elephant, impala and wildebeest come to quench their thirst on the banks of the river.

Although the chalets are perfectly secluded, the island is also ideal for families or groups who would like to consider a private booking.

 

 

This premier itinerary includes the following Camps:

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