Zambia’s Gems Safari

11 Day Fly-In Safari

Safari Description:

Zambia’s three stunning premier parks are all different but what they have in common is superb game–viewing experiences and still considered by many to be the “wild” heart of Africa. The lagoons and riverine woodland of the Luangwa, the escarpment and water experience of the Lower Zambezi, the miombo woodland and vast open plains of North Kafue are contrasting.  This safari runs as a “on–request” departure

Safari Highlights:

Small and personal camps : 4 nights in South Luangwa in 2 camps; Lower Zambezi & Kafue National Parks all offering fantastic wildlife experiences

Main Attractions:

Zambia: Kafue National Park, Lower Zambezi Park, •South & North Luangwa

Map & Short Itinerary:


Day 1&2  Nkwali Camp  South Luangwa
Day  3&4  Nsufu Camp  South Luangwa
Day 5–7  Chongwe River Camp  Lower Zambezi
Day 8–10 Shumba Camp  Kafue National Park
Day 11 End of safari

Map & Itinerary
Length 11 days
Safari Type Fly-In Safari
Price From US$ 11830
Countries Zambia
Accommodation Luxury
Group Size Minimum 1 people
Single Supplement Yes
Please Note Subject to availability of accommodation
Departures On Request

Comfort Level:

Luxury Comfort4 Star5 Star

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1&2 Nkwali Camp, South Luangwa

Your guide will meet you at Mfuwe Airport and from here drive via local villages to Nkwali Camp in South Luangwa, and where you spend the first two nights of this adventure.  Head out on daily activities to search for some of the excellent game viewing the area is renowned for, such as family elephant herds and the endemic Thornicroft giraffe. Enjoy early morning drives and beautiful sundowners

Day 3&4 Nsefu Camp, South Luangwa

From Nkwali,  game drive through the park and across the Luangwa River to Nsufu sector, renowned for phenomenal game viewing, your camp was the first in Zambia and dates back to the early 50’s and is without doubt in a prime location. Each luxurious rondavel has a view of the river and you can enjoy game walks through ebony groves or game drives in the differing habitats.  There is also a change to visit a local community at Kawaza Village.  Naturally game viewing is often regarded as some of the best in the region as you search for elephant, hippo, lions along with plains game

Day 5–7  Chongwe River Camp, Lower Zambezi

In the morning fly to Lower Zambezi and spend the next 3nights exploring whether via game drives, night drives, or canoeing. This area is renowned for superb wildlife sightings and big game – from elephant, to hippo, buffalo and predators including lion – often seen close to camp.  Canoeing activities give a totally different insight to spotting game in this exceptional and undeveloped wildlife destination

Day 8–10 Busanga Bush Camp, Kafue National Park

After a final game drive, a flight will take you to the stunning Kafue, with its woodlands, rivers and expansive seasonal floodplains extending to the horizon, all of which supports an impressive array of animal and bird life.  Join game drives, night drives, boating and even specialist birding safaris as you head in search for a wealth of plains game including the rare roan antelope, predators such as the famous lions of Kafue, cheetah and wild dog, large mammals and nocturnal favourites – genets, civets and more.  With 491 bird species there is plenty to appreciate including the endemic Chaplin’s barbet

Day 11  Lusaka – end of services

After a final morning activity, you’ll be transferred to the airport and onward bound to Lusaka to connect with flight. End of services

How we rate our safaris

Namibia, Botswana and some other African destinations do not have a set star system that is familiar worldwide to many countries, however, as this is widely used, we have tried to replicate this format to give you an idea of the level of comfort during your safari. For example, a mobile camping tour in Namibia is given 1* and luxury accommodation increasing to 5*. Depending on your tour, there may be a bit of a mix of levels of comfort so please check if you are not sure.

1* or 1–2* Rated Safaris – Camping tours:

These are generally scheduled/small group or self–drive safaris (though a private–guided safari can also fall into this category if you wish to camp); the scheduled trips generally involve client participation where you may be expected to put up/take down your tent and assist with camp chores, dome tents and a ground mattress is supplied. For self–drive options this will often mean roof tents on the vehicle and all camping equipment. There may be the occasional night in simple accommodation but majority of nights are spent camping and most camp sites will have shared ablution facilities. If there is a good mix of both camping and accommodation, this may be rated at 1&2*. These are the most basic level of safaris offered and scheduled safari group sizes vary according to the trip and company – 1* tours are the most affordable option and geared for adventurous travellers who do not mind a bit of discomfort.

Accommodated Safaris

Standard/Mid–range safaris 2–3.5*

Standard accommodation style trips generally have no camping included (though on occasion with a specific activity such as a Delta or Serengeti excursion, or perhaps hiking, a couple of nights may be included). As a general rule this is not the case. With most small group/scheduled tours accommodation is generally 2/3* level – clean and affordable but generally without too many frills; rooms will have en–suite facilities, most will offer air con/fans in the rooms, swimming pools etc (not guaranteed), restaurant/bar facilities, though location can be a little further away from main place of interest this option offers excellent value for money for those seeking a bed each night! We try to indicate on each trip the level of comfort for the particular tour

Superior/Luxury Safaris 3.5–5*

A superior style of accommodation. Most lodges at this level will have air–conditioning or fans in the room though some accommodation establishments are technically “camps” as they may be partially build of canvas – these “camps” are permanent fixtures, generally built on a platform, and will have full and comfortable facilities – the occasional trip may have a more basic night or two involved depending on location to ensure clients can fully appreciate the region they are experiencing. Service is generally very good and most places (outside of towns/cities) will have just a few rooms/chalets. Tours in this bracket include very small group safaris (up to 8 clients), self–drive and private–guided options which are tailored to suit you. The luxury options offer a high standard of accommodation, facilities and service in the region with attention to detail – some “camps” /lodges will have private guides and vehicles, but all accommodation is the best available with personalized service and a quality or unique experience perhaps unavailable elsewhere or in a more moderate price bracket. Tours include fly–in safaris, self–drive and private–guided options.

Please note: this is a guideline only and each destination can vary – some areas in Southern Africa do not always have 5* accommodation (there are limited hotels outside of cities that have the same * grading accommodation) but will be best in the area, have limited volume of rooms and some of the best locations and experiences for clients that is outside of the normal “tourist/travel” route. This can include exclusive conservation regions and emphasis is place on clients having a unique experience rather than offering hairdresser type of facilities that may be found is hotels in cities in other countries. Please also remember that some of these locations can be remote so wifi may not always be available, nor a huge menu range.

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