Adventure Zambia's Kayaking & Walking

11 days

Adventure Zambia's Kayaking & Walking

Highlights

  • Stay in superb private concessions in Mana Pools and Hwange National Parks
  • Excellent armchair game viewing
  • See rare African wild dog in Mana Pools
  • Stay at a sensational hilltop lodge overlooking Lake Kariba
  • Sunset boat cruises on Lake Kariba and Zambezi River
  • Excellent birdwatching at Lake Kariba and Somalisa Camp
  • Walking safaris and night game drives in Hwange
  • Guided tour to Zambian side of Victoria Falls
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Overview

For seasoned safari goers and those who like authentic adventure, the small country of Zambia packs a mighty punch. Not only does it offer access to the magnificent Victoria Falls but it is also home to two major national parks, South Luangwa and Lower Zambezi. If that still is not enough to entice you, then throw in superb birding, down-to-earth accommodation and endless opportunities to leave the 4x4 at camp and set out on foot or by boat or kayak. Walking and paddling you give you a completely different perspective on wildlife sightings, allowing you to truly immerse yourself in Africa.

This 11-day trip sees you undertake a comprehensive journey through Zambia. Starting at the Victoria Falls, you make your way by light aircraft to not one or two but four different camps in South Luangwa National Park, walking between each one during the day to savour all that this astounding park has to offer. Look out for puku, giraffe, elephant and smaller animals like monitors, honey badgers and tortoises.

After giving your hiking boots a good workout, your legs get a welcome break on the next part of your safari, which takes you to Lower Zambezi National Park. A pretty park fronted by the Zambezi River and a small escarpment, the Lower Zambezi offers exciting activities like boating amid the hippos and crocodiles, and canoeing the channels in search of shy elephants and energetic vervet monkeys. Your home here is an idyllic lodge river on the water with fantastic staff, lovely views and a laidback atmosphere.

Set up to be seamless, this itinerary includes light aircraft flights between each of the major destinations, which gives you more time on the ground, savouring your safari.

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Summary

  • Tour Duration: 11 Days

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Experience Zambia's Lower Zambezi National Park by combining two sister camps with different activities, wildlife and overall experience. This is on my personal bucket list!
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Itinerary

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Days 1-4: Kayaking at Chiawa

Victoria Falls, Zambia
Detailed breakdown

Days 1-4: Kayaking at Chiawa | 2 Nights

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Victoria Falls, Zambia

From Lusaka, the capital of Zambia, you and your family fly from Kenneth Kuanda International Airport to Jeki airstrip, where you are met by friendly staff and driven to Chiawa Camp. This family-owned and -run tented sfari camp offers you an intimate and comfortable stay with fantastic views of the Lower Zambezi River from its location in the heart of Lower Zambezi National Park.

The focus here is on river-based activities like kayaking and fishing. There are great lion sightings to be had from regular game drives, and you can easily slip into the routine of watching palyful hippos while sipping an iced drink as the sun sets on another day in Africa.

Days 4-7: Walking at Old Mondoro | 1 Night

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South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

After three nights at Chiawa Camp, it is time to take the Zambezi once again for an exciting boat transfer to Ol Mondoro, another small camp that takes only eight guests. Adventurous guests will enjoy setting out on a guided walking safari in search of the area's famous but reclusive leopard population. Classic game drives are also undertaken with no more than four guests per vehicle at any time.

Once back on the wooden deck at Old Mondoro that overlooks the ebb and flow of the river, watch the abundant game come down for their evening drink or cast your gaz heavenwards and pick out important stars and planets through of the lodge's powerful telescopes.

After a final morning excursion and a last hearty breakfast, you and your loved ones will be driven back to Jeki airstrip for the short flight back to Lusaka.

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Inclusions

  • All road & airport transfers between Livingston, South Luangwa, Lower Zambezi & Lusaka
  • Park, conservation and community fees
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Exclusions

  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

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Dates Price
2018-10-17 — 2018-11-14 $8,980
Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:
  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • Single supplements may apply.
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