A006 – Zambia Mobile Safari Northern Route – Kasanka – Mutimondo – Shiwa Ngadu – North Luangwa – 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
professional guide – Chef
Meals: Specified in the itinerary
as: B(reakfast) / L(unch) / D(inner)
(Lusaka – Shiwa N’gadu – North Luangwa ) – Camping in Kasanka N.P., Mutinondo
and South Luangwa N.P.
Possible additions: Domestic
flight from Mfuwe to Lusaka on the last day (+ US$ 300,00 per person)
Day 1: Lusaka
Upon arrival at Lusaka international airport, you will be
assisted in final preparations (local SIM card, forex, etc.) before your Safari
starts. Check in at Sandy’s Creations. Dinner in Lusaka not included.
Day 2: Kasanka National Park
Kasanka National Park is a small yet very interesting
National Park in the northern region of Zambia. It is home to some of the most
unique wetlands of the region including the Bangwelu swamp, the so called
“Zambian Okavango”. Here, we can have the chance to see some rare endemic
antelopes, such as the water-based Sitatunga, and the rare Shoe-billed stork.
Also, in the region, is located the mausoleum where David Livingstone died and
where his heart was buried.
After an early breakfast we leave Lusaka heading on the
Great North Road. Lunch break along the way. When we will reach the gates of
Kasanka national park a short game drive will bring us to our Camp, where we
will set for the next three nights. Dinner prepared by our accompanying chef on
the campfire and night camping.
Day 3: Kasanka National Park
After an early breakfast we leave for a sunrise Game
Drive and return to camp around 10.30. Lunch at the camp and afternoon game
drive that will end at sunset. Dinner prepared by our accompanying chef on the
campfire and night camping.
Day 4: Bangwelu
After an early breakfast we leave for a 2 hours game
drive that will bring us to the Bangwelu Swamps. There we will leave the
vehicle and proceed by Mokoro (traditional dug-out canoe) and on foot in the
intricate swamps looking for the prehistoric-looking shoe-billed stork
(sighting cannot be guaranteed). We will then return to camp by Mokoro and car.
Dinner prepared by our accompanying chef on the campfire and night camping.
Day 5: Kundalila-Nachikufu-Mutinondo
We will leave Kasanka as early as possible at sunrise and
start heading north-east. Along the way we will visit the spectacular Kundalila
Falls and the Nachifuku cave, famous for the rock art and paintings protected
by Unesco. The day will end in the astonishing Mutinondo Wilderness, a
wilderness area where nature rules untouched. Accommodation is in camping
tents. Dinner at the camp.
Day 6: Shiwa Ngadu – Kapishya Hot Springs
After leaving Mutinondo we proceed north up to the
unbelievable Shiwa Ngadu mansion, built by the British following the English
architectural style. After the visit, we will move to Kapishya hot springs,
where it is possible to enjoy the thermal waters.
Night will be spent lodging in en-suites chalets, and our
chef will take care of all meals.
Days 7-8: North Luangwa National Park
remote tract of land, covering 4636 Km2, offers one of the finest wilderness
experiences in Zambia, if not Africa itself. It is not open to the public and
there are no permanent lodges there. Access is with one of the few safari
operators granted permission to conduct walking safaris.
beauty of visiting this Park is the truly remarkable opportunities to
experience Africa as it was. It is wild and untouched and you are simply an
unobtrusive witness to its natural beauty and drama. Although declared a
wilderness area, the North Park, was not open to anyone other than Game
Department rangers for more than thirty years. In 1984, Major John Harvey and
his wife Lorna sought permission to conduct walking safaris in the area and for
many years were the only operators in this remote wilderness
park has a very limited road network, exclusively consisting of small seasonal
paths. The most beautiful experiences are represented by the exceptional
our stay, we will cross the whole National Park on board of our vehicle and we
will lodge at Buffalo camp with all meals prepared by our accompanying cook.
The tour includes 2 walking safaris conducted by the guides of the lodge.
Days 9-10-11: 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 camping at Marula Lodge with a full-board
arrangement, cooked by the accompanying cook.
Day 12: South Luangwa National
Park – 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 13: End of Tour
In the morning, we will set off to Lusaka. Based on
return flight, you will be taken to the airport. End of arrangements
accommodations indicated in the itinerary, with the specified arrangements
• All meals
specified in the itinerary
fuel, certified professional local guide (English speaking), chef
• Al Park
game-viewing activities specified in the itinerary
not offered by African View Tours and Safaris and not specified in the
itinerary / specified as “optional”
• 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)
not stated under “standard inclusions”