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11 Day Rivers of Zambia Wildlife Safari

Oct 9, 2014   //   by Sam Wingate   //   Safaris  //  Comments Off on 11 Day Rivers of Zambia Wildlife Safari

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Livingstone to Lusaka                                                                        From US$ 5,795 p.p.s.

The abundance of wildlife found along the Luangwa and Zambezi Rivers in Zambia combined with the magnificent natural wonder of Victoria Falls and the wonderfully located Lodges and Bushcamps make this package a special experience that will leave unforgettable memories.
Starting in Livingstone, you can enjoy the wonderful David Livingstone Safari Lodge on the Zambezi River and a  range of activities including a guided visit to Victoria Falls, a Zambezi sunset cruise and a day trip to Chobe National Park in Botswana with a morning game drive, lunch at a lodge on the  Chobe River and an afternoon boat cruise.
Then fly to Lower Zambezi to spend 3 nights at Kasaka River Lodge with thrilling wildlife experiences and river activities.
Another flight takes you to Mfuwe where you are transferred to Mfuwe Lodge inside the awesome South Luangwa National Park. Here you will do an afternoon game drive and spend the night. Then spend 3 nights in the Bushcamps in South Luangwa National Park where you will do bush walks and game drives, a unique wildlife experience that is thrilling to the core.
Your safari ends with a flight back to Lusaka for your outbound flight.

15 Day Ultimate Zambia and Lake Malawi

Jan 25, 2013   //   by Sam Wingate   //   Safaris  //  Comments Off on 15 Day Ultimate Zambia and Lake Malawi
15 DAY ULTIMATE ZAMBIA AND LAKE MALAWI SAFARI

Vic Falls, Lower Zambezi, South Luangwa, Lake Malawi    From US$ 6,663 p.p.s

What an exceptional safari ! Combining exquisite natural features, wildlife experiences, adventure activities, remarkable landscapes, top quality guiding and fantastic accommodation.
Visit the magnificent Victoria Falls, spending 2 nights in Tongabezi or Sindabezi in Livingstone and white water rafting on the Zambezi.
Then to Lower Zambezi National Park to partake in the excitement of wildlife canoe safaris and tiger fishing and spend 3 nights at Chongwe River Camp. Next are the thrilling walking and driving wildlife safaris in South Luangwa National Park where you spend 6 nights in Bush Camps .
And finally 3 nights at Kaya Mawa on Likoma Island to enjoy the crystal clear waters of Lake Malawi.
Apart from the comfort, care and range of experiences, the photographic opportunities and tranquillity of these locations could make it a collection of the most memorable moments of your life.

11 Day Essential Zambia Safari

Jul 18, 2012   //   by Sam Wingate   //   Safaris  //  Comments Off on 11 Day Essential Zambia Safari
11 DAY ESSENTIAL ZAMBIA SAFARI

South Luangwa, Lower Zambezi and Victoria Falls             From US$ 5,210 p.p.s.

Combine three of the best destinations in Zambia for a thrilling wildlife safari and most memorable holiday.
You will spend five nights in South Luangwa camps enjoying the superior wildlife experiences of this area, three nights at Chongwe River Camp on the Zambezi River doing canoe safaris, fishing and game drives in the Lower Zambezi National Park and two nights in Livingstone in Tongabezi where you can partake in the variety of  adventure activities on offer and spend time exploring the magnificent Victoria Falls.
This is an exclusive African Wildlife Safari experience including fine dining and accommodation blended with exceptional activities and professional guiding.

8 Day Luwi River Trail

Jul 9, 2012   //   by Sam Wingate   //   Wildlife Safari  //  Comments Off on 8 Day Luwi River Trail

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South Luangwa National Park, Zambia                                       From US$ 3,475 p.p.s

This privately guided walking safari is perfect for adventurers and those looking for a really involving wildlife and wilderness experience.
You are in the hands of the people that started walking safaris in Zambia in the 1950’s, carrying on a tradition that has earned the respect of all who know the value of wildlife safaris.
Led by highly experienced armed guides in one of Africa’s prime wildlife sanctuaries, you couldn’t ask for a more thrilling and exhilarating experience.
Accommodation is in three bush camps along the Luwi River in South Luangwa National Park, built of natural materials that blend beautifully with their surroundings.
This African Wildlife Safari is highly recommended.

17 Day Livingstone Birding Trail

Oct 28, 2011   //   by Sam Wingate   //   Specialist Safaris  //  Comments Off on 17 Day Livingstone Birding Trail
17 DAY LIVINGSTONE BIRDING TRAIL

Maun to Maun                                                                                            From US$ 6,435 p.p.s

This thrilling birding specialist trail has the potential to provide you with sightings of more than 530 species. Your likely count in summer is between 320 and 380 species and winter between 250 and 300.
The areas you visit include Lake Ngami , the Okavango Panhandle, Caprivi and Kwando River, Katima Mulilo, Victoria Falls and the Zambezi River, Nkanga River Conservancy in Zambia, Chobe River and National Park, Nata Sanctuary and the Makgadikgadi Pans, Maun and end on a 3 day high in Moremi Game Reserve.
Full Board Accommodation includes Tented Camps and Hotels or Lodges.
You are under the expert supervision of a professional, experienced and passionate bird guide whose knowledge and enthusiasm is uplifting and highly rewarding.
And remember, no African Safari is ever complete without full recognition of the role that birds play in making your experience entertaining.

Lower Zambezi National Park

Aug 5, 2011   //   by Sam Wingate   //   Safaris  //  No Comments

The Lower Zambezi National Park covers 4,093 sq. kms and is located in southern Zambia directly opposite Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools National Park on the Zambezi River.
The park slopes down from the Zambezi Escarpment and the Zambezi Valley hosts an abundance of game during the dry season that rely on the lush riverine vegetation, grasslands and Zambezi waters for sustenance. The birdlife here is prolific too.
Several Camps and Lodges are found along the Zambezi River, though the wet season can deny access to these areas from January to March.

Kafue National Park

Aug 5, 2011   //   by Sam Wingate   //   Safaris  //  No Comments

Kafue National Park covers 22,500 sq. kms making it Zambia’s largest game park and one of the largest in Africa. It is situated about 200 kms west of Lusaka.
There are 3 main rivers that feed the park from the north,  the Kafue, Lunga and Lufupa Rivers.  The variety of aquatic habitats are a major attraction for wildlife and waterbirds. The Busanga floodplains in the north of the park cover 750 sq. kms and this area is the major drawcard for tourism as the wildlife is abundant and diverse.
The park is dissected by the main road between Lusaka and Mongu thereby creating northern and southern sections. The northern section provides better gameviewing opportunities but is not accessible in the wet season between December and April due to the black cotton soil that makes driving impossible when wet.
The southern section has some beautiful open savanna grasslands, woodlands and dambos but does not have the same gameviewing potential as the northern section.
Accommodation consists of private safari lodges and camps in several regions of the park.

South Luangwa National Park

Aug 5, 2011   //   by Sam Wingate   //   Safaris  //  No Comments

South Luangwa National Park, one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world, covers 9,050 sq.kms and is situated in eastern Zambia close to the Malawi border. The Luangwa River forms the southern border of the park and supports large populations of hippos and crocodiles.
It is a beautiful park with diverse habitats that support an abundance of big and small game and is well known for its good leopard sightings and walking safaris in the dry season. Large concentration of animals can be found in and around the Luangwa River making it one of Africa’s most densely populated reserves. There are 60 different mammal species and over 400 different bird species in the park, but no rhinos.
Visits to South Luangwa National Park are recommended in the dry season as access to many areas between December and March are restricted due to road conditions.
Safari camps and lodges in and around the park offer some of the most exceptional guided wildlife safaris in Africa to include day and night game drives, bush walks and walking safaris.

Victoria Falls, Livingstone

Aug 5, 2011   //   by Sam Wingate   //   Safaris  //  No Comments

The Victoria Falls, known in the local language as “the smoke that thunders”,  is certainly one of the most incredible natural wonders of the world and popular tourist destinations of Southern Africa. Situated about 60 kms downstream from the confluence of the Chobe and Zambezi Rivers where the four countries of Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe meet, the Victoria Falls is shared between Zimbabwe and Zambia.
Measuring 1,7 kms wide and 100 metres high, the spectacular Falls has a myriad of different viewpoints and is best seen from both the Zimbabwean and Zambian sides. Approaching the Falls from kilometres away, one sees the spray and mist high above and the roar of the thundering waters which together make a huge impression.
On the Zimbabwean side, the small town of Victoria Falls caters for the tourist market, offering accommodation, adventure, leisure and cultural activities, local craft markets, restaurants and bars. There is an international airport located just outside the town. Seen from the Zimbabwean side in the Victoria Falls National Park, one has direct head-on views of the Falls whereas on the Zambian side one sees the Falls from a variety of angles and perspectives that shed a different light on the magnificence of this natural feature.
On the Zambian side, the larger town of Livingstone also survives off the tourist market, offering a wealth of accommodation, activities, markets, restaurants, bars and shops. An international airport is located just outside of the town. The many adventure activities offered in Victoria Falls and Livingstone are almost as popular as the Falls themselves, especially white water rafting, bungi jumping and Flight of the Angels offering helicopter and light aircraft flights over the Falls.
In order to determine the best time to visit the Victoria Falls, one has to consider several factors.  Between April and June is when the most water can be seen plunging heavily over the Falls. At this time you will get wet and it is more difficult to get good photos though the sight is surely spectacular. This is a good time to see the waterfall from the air.
Between July and September is when there is still a reasonable flow and you can get good views of the Falls without getting wet. This could be considered as the best time to visit.
Between  October and December the flow is at a minimum and some parts of the Falls are dry. This is not the best time to view the Falls but certain great activities are only possible during this period such as swimming right to the edge of the Falls in Devil’s Pool and water activities on the Zambezi River below the Falls.
Between January and March/April is the rainy season and it is hot and humid. The flow is reasonably good at this time, much like the period between July and September.

Victoria Falls

Aug 5, 2011   //   by Sam Wingate   //   Safaris  //  No Comments

The Victoria Falls, known in the local language as “the smoke that thunders”,  is certainly one of the most incredible natural wonders of the world and popular tourist destinations of Southern Africa. Situated about 60 kms downstream from the confluence of the Chobe and Zambezi Rivers where the four countries of Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe meet, the Victoria Falls is shared between Zimbabwe and Zambia.
Measuring 1,7 kms wide and 108 metres high, the spectacular Falls has a myriad of different viewpoints and is best seen from both the Zimbabwean and Zambian sides. Approaching the Falls from kilometres away, one sees the spray and mist high above and the roar of the thundering waters which together make a huge impression.,On the Zimbabwean side is the small town of Victoria Falls which caters for the tourist market, offering accommodation, adventure, leisure and cultural activities, local craft markets, restaurants and bars. There is an international airport located just outside the town.
Seen from the Zimbabwean side in the Victoria Falls National Park, one has direct head-on views of the Falls whereas on the Zambian side one sees different sections and angles that shed a different light on the magnificence of this natural feature.
On the Zambian side is the town of Livingstone, larger than Victoria Falls,  which also survives off the tourist market, offering a wealth of accommodation, activities, markets, restaurants, bars and shops. An international airport is located just outside of the town.
The many adventure activities offered in Victoria Falls and Livingstone are almost as popular as the Falls themselves, especially white water rafting, bungi jumping and Flight of the Angels which are helicopter and light aircraft flights over the Falls.
The peak flood month is April and the lowest flow of water is in November.