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Zambia – South Luangwa & Lower Zambezi – Mr Clive & Mrs Carole Holder – Sausage Tree

Itinerary
Overview
Countries Visited:
Zambia
Regions Visited:
South Luangwa & Lower Zambezi
Length of Trip:
7 days
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itinerary
highlights

  • Phenomenal Wildlife Concentrations 
  • Walking Safaris & Nocturnal Game Viewing
  • Highly Knowledgeable Guides
  • Private Guiding at Sausage Tree Camp
  • Luxury in the Bush
  • Canoeing & Tiger Fishing on the Zambezi River

Passenger Details

Booking Reference:
HOLDER19/04/17
Passenger name:
Mr Clive & Mrs Carole Holder
Adult passengers:
2

Travel Dates

From:
12 September 2018
To:
18 September 2018

Costs

Cost per adult:
£6,419.00
Total Cost:
£12,838.00

Safari Itinerary Summary

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Welcome to Lusaka!
Upon arrival you will connect with your flight to Mfuwe and take a road transfer into the South Luangwa National Park.

The South Luangwa National Park is situated in Zambia’s renowned Luangwa Valley, at the southern end of the Great Rift Valley. It boasts one of Africa’s highest game concentrations, around the river, and was the pioneering locale for walking safaris – still one of the best ways to experience true African wilderness (between June to September). Founded in 1938, South Luangwa was declared a National Park in 1972, and this 9050km² zone is one of the most scenic and spectacular wildlife areas on the continent. The terrain consists of dense woodlands, oxbow pools, floodplains and patches of grassland.
The valley is dependent on the Luangwa River, a major river system which supports the area’s large buffalo and elephant herds, Thornicroft giraffe, plains game and prolific birdlife. Cookson’s Wildebeest and Crawshay’s Zebra are endemic to the area, and the brightly coloured migratory birds, and bird of prey from as far afield as the Russian steppes draw visitors throughout the year. Hippo and crocodiles dominate the waters, and on the steep sandy banks, the fascinating carmine bee-eaters busily dart in and out of their nests. The luxuriant greenery of Zambia’s winters has led to the rainy period being dubbed the “emerald season.” Dry summers provide superb game-viewing, and create a balance to the winters, and a clear distinction between seasons.

12, 13 & 14 September 2018

3 nights at Tena Tena Camp - Tent
Situated in the exclusive Nsefu Sector, Tena Tena sits nestled under a magnificent and thick grove of mahogany trees. On a double tiered river bank each room enjoys its own private view onto a long stretch of the Luangwa River.
The six tents are very private with plenty of space between them and each with its own window onto a magnificent stretch of the Luangwa River where the hippos wallow and the lions roam. The en-suite bathrooms are spacious and open to the elements, designed to copy nature with curved walls around the trees and simple subtle colours and a view from every facility. Each tent is specifically located to maximize privacy both in the rooms, bathrooms and on the verandahs with comfortable sitting areas and excellent views onto the river.
Activities at Tena Tena include game drives, walking safaris and a visit to Kawaza Village and school can be arranged.
Your stay includes: All meals, local brand drinks, all game viewing activities, return transfers to Mfuwe Airport and laundry.

Saturday, 15 September 2018

You will be transferred by road to Mfuwe Airport to take a scheduled flight to the Lower Zambezi National Park.
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 and canoeing adding to the allure. Oddly enough giraffe are completely absent from Lower Zambezi with no record of them ever having lived here.

15, 16 & 17 September 2018

3 nights at Sausage Tree Camp in a Suite
Sausage Tree Camp is a chic safari camp in the heart of Zambia’s Lower Zambezi National Park. Lying on the banks of the Zambezi River, this tented camp overlooks an expanse of narrow channels and low set reed islands, with the magnificent Zambezi escarpment as a backdrop.

The epitome of bush chic, Sausage Tree Camp offers a civilized, luxury approach to a bush experience. The camp has eight slightly raised, generously spaced, reed, wood and white canvas safari tents. Five signature tents have open air bathrooms and a private deck with river views. Two honeymoon suites include a king size bed, inside and outside bathrooms, a dining area, private pool and expansive teak deck. Every tent has a personal butler and 24 hour power. There is a central dining and bar area fronted by an enormous teak deck overlooking the Zambezi, and a generous shaded swimming pool. There are plush comfortable chairs and raised walkways.
Activities offered at Sausage Tree include day and night game drives, walking safaris, canoeing, scenic boat cruises and fishing.

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Depart Sausage Tree Camp by a light aircraft flight out of the Lower Zambezi to Lusaka Airport to connect with your onward journey.

This itinerary includes the following Camps:

Tena Tena

Tena Tena in South Luangwa National Park

This remote and small camp lies within the Nsefu Sector of the National Park and enjoys a stunning location on a wide bend of the ...Read More

This remote and small camp lies within the Nsefu Sector of the National Park and enjoys a stunning location on a wide bend of the Luangwa River.  

Situated in the exclusive Nsefu Sector Tena Tena sits nestled under a magnificent and thick grove of mahogany trees.

On a double tiered river bank each room enjoys its own private view onto a long stretch of the Luangwa River.  The five tents are very private with plenty of space between them and each with its own window onto a magnificent stretch of the Luangwa River where the hippos wallow and the lions roam.

The en-suite bathrooms are spacious and open to the elements, designed to copy nature with curved walls around the trees and simple subtle colours and a view from every facility.

Each tent is specifically located to maximize privacy both in the rooms, bathrooms and on the verandas with comfortable sitting areas and excellent views onto the river.

The main area is moulded around a large termite mound and mahogany tree, and an old hippo run has been incorporated into our path between the different levels. It is shaded by an enormous tent strung up between leadwood poles.  With plenty of different seating areas there is space to relax and unwind whilst reflecting on the days safari.

Dine on the banks of the Luangwa, under the stars enjoying the sounds of the African night.

Sausage Tree Camp

Sausage Tree Camp in Lower Zambezi

Sausage Tree Camp is a chic safari camp in the heart of Zambia’s Lower Zambezi National Park. Lying on the banks of the Zambezi ...Read More

Sausage Tree Camp is a chic safari camp in the heart of Zambia’s Lower Zambezi National Park. Lying on the banks of the Zambezi River, this tented camp overlooks an expanse of narrow channels and low set reed islands, with the magnificent Zambezi escarpment as a backdrop.

The epitome of bush chic, Sausage Tree Camp offers a civilized, luxury approach to a bush experience. The camp has eight slightly raised, generously spaced, reed, wood and white canvas safari tents. Five signature tents have open air bathrooms and a private deck with river views. Two honeymoon suites include a king size bed, inside and outside bathrooms, a dining area, private pool and expansive teak deck. Kigelia House is a two-bedroom house perfect for families or small groups. Every tent has a personal butler and 24 hour power. There is a central dining and bar area fronted by an enormous teak deck overlooking the Zambezi, and a generous shaded swimming pool. There are plush comfortable chairs and raised walkways.

Activities offered at Sausage Tree include day and night game drives, walking safaris, canoeing, scenic boat cruises and fishing.

 

 

 

 

This premier itinerary includes the following Camps:

Inclusions

Meet & Greet at Lusaka Airport
Flights Lusaka/Mfuwe/Royal Airstrip/Lusaka include domestic departure tax, security tax and passenger safety charge. Please note flight prices are subject to change due to availability at time of booking and sudden airline or airport tax increases.
Tena Tena Camp includes all meals, local brand drinks, all game viewing activities and laundry. Park fees, LCCF and tourism level at USD100 per person per day - subject to change without prior notice.
Sausage Tree Camp - includes all meals, local brand drinks, safari activities, fishing and laundry. Park fees and Levy of USD100 per person per night - subject to change without prior notice.
Royal/Jeki Airstrip fee is USD17.50 per person per way. Subject to change without prior warning.

Exclusions

Return International Flights out of London to Lusaka. Choices of airline include KLM via Amsterdam and Nairobi, Emirates via Dubai or British Airways via Johannesburg. We will be pleased to book flights for you as soon as seats are released.
Please note - The price quoted in GBP in this itinerary is based on £1 = US$1.24 on a total of USD 15919. The 30% deposit will be based on this rate if a booking is placed within the next 48 hours and the subsequent balance 8 weeks before departure will be based on prevailing USD/GBP exchange rates at that time.
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