A003 – Zambia Mobile Safari – Victoria Falls – Lake Kariba – Lower Zambezi – South Luangwa
Mobile Safari: The
Best of Zambia
Lodging Mobile Safari
The Best of Zambia
(Victoria Falls –
Lake Kariba – Lower Zambezi N.P. – South Luangwa)
Type of vehicle: 4×4 Safari Vehicle (max. 9 passengers +
2 staff), removable canvas sides for excellent
visibility during game-drives
No. of Participants: 2-9
Staff: English-speaking professional guide –
Meals: Specified in the itinerary as:
B(reakfast) / L(unch) / D(inner)
Accommodation: All in mid-range
Possible additions: Domestic flight from Mfuwe to Lusaka on
the last day (+ US$ 300,00 per person)
Day 1: Livingstone
Upon arrival at Livingstone
international airport, you will be assisted in final preparations (local SIM
card, forex, etc.) before your Safari starts. Transfer to Olga’s guesthouse.
Dinner in Livingstone not included.
Day 2: Victoria Falls and
Breakfast and guided tour of
the Victoria Falls from the Zambian side. Return to Livingstone for lunch (not
included) and afternoon Rhino Game Drive in the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park
aiming to find the last remaining white Rhinos in Zambia. Own arrangements for dinner and night at the lodge.
Day 3: Livingstone –Free day
Free day dedicated to
optional activities that can be booked in advance or directly on site. Night at
Olga’s guesthouse and dinner in Livingstone.
Day 4: Livingstone – Lake Kariba
After breakfast, departure
for a long transfer mainly on tarmac road (approximately 6 hours) to Siavonga,
on Lake Kariba. Accommodation is at Lake Kariba Inns in en-suite rooms. Lunch
(not included) along the way (your guides will point
fast-foods and savers where you can eat while refuelling). Dinner at the lodge
in a beautiful terrace overlooking the lake.
Day 5: Lake Kariba – Lower
Breakfast at the lodge and
guided tour of the Kariba Dam. after the visit, continue
to the Lower Zambezi Valley (approx. 100km of tarmac road + 15km of gravel
road) and check-in at Kiambi Safari Lodge; accommodation in in en-suite Safari
tent overlooking the Zambezi river.
The Lower Zambezi Valley is
renowned for its breath-taking views and for the
abundance of wildlife that lives along the shores of the Zambezi river. This
valley hosts both the Lower Zambezi National Park (on the Zambian shores) and
Mana Pools National Park (on the Zimbabwean shores) creating a vast protected area where animals are free to roam without boundaries. This
area deserves to be visited both by river and by land in order to fully
understand the wild beauty of this place. Lower Zambezi National Park is the
most recent park in Zambia and one of the wildest and
most picturesque in the whole Africa.
Lunch at the lodge and
afternoon sunset cruise on the Zambezi river. Dinner at the lodge and night
Day 6: Lower Zambezi Valley
Breakfast, followed by a 3,5 hours canoe safari on the river to let
you experience the sensation of the first explorers visiting this part of the
world. (NOTE: the canoe safari requires confidence with water and an average
physical condition. A guide will be on the first
canoe, all other canoes are paddled directly by the participants. Minimum age:
15 years. No previous canoeing experience required). Return to the lodge, lunch
and afternoon sunset cruise on the Zambezi river. Dinner at the lodge and night
Day 7: Lower Zambezi Valley
Free day for optional
activities that can be booked in advance or directly at the lodge.
Full day Game Drive in the
Lower Zambezi National Park (must be booked in advanced)
Half / Full day canoe safari
Half / Full day rover boat
Half / Full day Fishing
Local village tour
Day 8: Petauke
Petauke is a small town
located approximately 350km north of Lusaka without any particular attraction,
but located half-way on the route to South Luangwa
National Park. To reach it, we must exit the Lower Zambezi Valley and drive to
Lusaka (140km, approx. 2,5 hours, all tarmac road), where we will stop for
supplies. From there, we will travel north-east for approximately 350km on a
scenic road crossing the mountains (approx. 5 hours)
to reach Petauke, where we will lodge at Chimwemwe Executive Lodge. Dinner is
at the restaurant of the Lodge (not included).
Day 9: Mfuwe – South Luangwa
Mfuwe is the closest village from where to access South Luangwa National Park.
Even though it is very close to such an internationally acclaimed attraction,
it still maintains the spirit and looks of a traditional Zambian village.
To reach Mfuwe we will
proceed for approximately 350km of tarmac road
(approx. 5 hours), passing the capitol of the north-eastern province: Chipata,
where we will stop for lunch. Once arrived in Mfuwe, we will check in at Marula
Lodge, where we will spend the night lodging in en-suite chalets, and if the time allows we will visit the Tribal Textile
laboratory. Full board, cooked by the accompanying cook.
Days 10-11-12: South Luangwa National Park
South Luangwa National Park
is the most famous of National Parks is Zambia due to the abundance of wildlife
and the great opportunities to spot large predators. In addition to a large
population of felines (mostly leopards and lions), it is home of a large number of elephants, hippos, buffaloes and numerous
endemic species such as Thorncrofft giraffe, Cookson’s wildebeests, Crashway’s
zebras. The Luangwa river has the highest concentration of hippos per km2 in
the whole Africa and offers great reproduction and
hunting ground for many animals, such as fish eagles, jackals hyenas,
crocodiles and countless birds. Sunsets on the Luangwa river are unforgettable
experiences and the visit to this National Park is consider one of the
highlights for any true Africa lover.
During your stay, you will
have 2 game drives per day and all meals at the camp. Nights will be lodging at
Marula Lodge with a full-board arrangement, cooked by the accompanying cook.
Day 13: Mfuwe – Lusaka
Early wake and breakfast and
at 06.00 a.m. we will start a very long return transfer on tarmac road to
Lusaka (700km, approx. 10 hours), where we will spend the night in a good level
hotel. We will stop for lunch in a traditional restaurant where you will enjoy the traditional Zambian meal: Nshima. Dinner (not
included) will be at the lodge or in one of the many restaurant of Lusaka for a
farewell to Zambia.
Day 14: End of Tour
Breakfast at the lodge.
Based on return flight, you will be taken to the
airport. End of arrangements.
• All accommodations indicated in the itinerary,
with the specified arrangements
• All meals specified in the itinerary
• Vehicle, fuel, certified professional local
guide (English speaking), chef
• Al Park Entry fees
• All game-viewing activities specified in the
• International flights
• Alcoholic beverages
• Activities not offered by African View Tours and Safaris and not specified in
the itinerary / specified as “optional”
• Personal comprehensive
• Personal expenses
• Tips (Tips are not compulsory, but always
welcomed. We suggest: 5 US$ per day per person /couple for the chef, 10 US$ per
day per person /couple for the local guide, on discretion for the international
guide, when present)
• Anything not stated under “standard inclusions”