On arrival into Lusaka Airport you will take a flight to Mfuwe Airport and from there a road journey into Zambia’s premier National Park - the South Luangwa. Your destination is Kakuli; a seasonal luxury safari camp set deep within the park and at the confluence of the Luangwa and Luwi rivers making it an exceptionally good game viewing area.
This exceptional park is renowned for its prolific wildlife and in particular its leopard sightings. Expert guides will enthral you with their encyclopaedic knowledge of Luangwa's flora and fauna. Norman Carr was the original pioneer of walking safaris in South Luangwa and this activity for many is the draw to this pristine wilderness. Nevertheless, game drives are a large part of discovering what this park has to offer and drives after dusk offer the tantalising possibility of witnessing predators on the hunt.
Depart South Luangwa with a direct flight to the scenic Lower Zambezi National Park to stay at Chongwe River Camp for 3 nights, fully inclusive.
A relatively undeveloped national park and the youngest in the country, the Lower Zambezi lies across the river from Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools, and together they form a massive wildlife sanctuary. Bigger mammals, predators, elephant herds and plains game are attracted to the valley and game viewing is particularly good during the winter months (June – September). Crocodiles and hippo dominate the waters, and along the Zambezi banks, the canopy of ebony and fig trees are alive with the constant movement and calls of numerous avian species. Summer offers avid birders sightings of the Narina Trogon and an array of brightly coloured birds and the area is known for its superb birding. Although not a big 5 destination (no rhino) the Lower Zambezi National Park offers an exceptional safari experience, with walking safaris, fantastic tiger fishing, game drives, canoeing and sunset boat safaris adding to the allure.
Depart Chongwe with a flight via Lusaka to Livingstone where you will be met and transferred to Avani Victoria Falls Resort.
The Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, forms part of Livingstone's Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, situated on the upper reaches of the Zambezi River. Avani is a great value base surrounded by the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. A highlight is the free access to the Falls and the scenic nature walks through the rainforests: guests can stroll through lush grounds admiring the majestic views, bathed in the spray.
Take a short private road transfer to Livingstone Airport for a flight to Johannesburg to connect with your return flight.
This itinerary includes the following Camps:
Kakuli is a rustic and tented bush camp located on one of the very original camp sites in the central region of the South Luangwa ...Read More
Enjoying an elevated position, well above the flood lines on the banks of the Luangwa River, Kakuli has spectacular views and is one of the few bush camps open for Zambia’s green safari season.
The South Luangwa National Park is Zambia’s premier National Park and is one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world.
Kakuli has four simple and traditional walk-in safari tents each with en-suite facilities constructed of thatch and reed. A two-bedroom family unit is also available. There is a basin, separate flush WC and large shower with hot and cold running water. The front of the tent can be completely opened up offering lovely views of the river from the comfort of your bed or the veranda. Sandy walkways link the tents to the central camp area, also constructed of reed and thatch and set on a raised deck. Consisting of a bar and dining/lounge area this is the perfect spot to relax overlooking the grazing lagoon as wildlife meanders past.
It is an exciting base for walking and game drives in the dry season, and is Norman Carr’s only camp open in the heart of the Park between 20 Jan – 5 April, for boating and walking.
Chongwe River Camp is situated on the confluence of the mighty Zambezi and Chongwe Rivers, directly opposite the famed Mana Pools ...Read More
Luxury tented chalets are strung out like a beaded necklace along the Chongwe River underneath a cooling canopy of winterthorn trees.
Light, airy and spacious, with either one king-size or two twin beds and integrated shelving, each of the eight classic tents at Chongwe River Camp is equipped with enough luxuries to ensure your stay in the bush is exceptional.
Chongwe’s two tented suites – the Albida Suite and Cassia Suite offer a completely private, butler-serviced accommodation and dining option.
The suites have their own unique attributes:
Albida is a colonial-style tented suite sleeping four guests in two spacious, custom designed octagonal bedrooms.
Cassia Suite is ideal for guests requesting the exclusivity of a suite with privacy and is the quintessential romantic setting for honeymoon couples.
Avani Victoria Falls Resort offers affordable accommodation in a very convenient location in Livingstone. It is surrounded ...Read More
The hotel is Adobe styled, with an African twist, its focus the central pool.
Comfortably appointed rooms (212) ensure guests have a place to lay their weary heads after a busy day exploring all the wonders of Victoria Falls, and taking part in the unique and heart-stopping activities available. An atmosphere of warm hospitality can be felt throughout this family-friendly property and children have much to keep them amused.
Wholesome meals are served in a number of settings, from the casual poolside grill to the more formal restaurants. A highlight is the free access to the Falls and the scenic nature walks through the rainforests: guests can stroll through lush grounds admiring the majestic views, bathed in the spray. The activity centre offers numerous optional excursions.
This premier itinerary includes the following Camps:
The Big 5 Safari company is a supporter of the The Zambezi Society and support its vital conservation work and anti-poaching patrols.Discover