10 Day South Luangwa, Victoria Falls & Lake Kariba Safari
The Combination of all areas in this itinerary gives clients the full Zambia Safari and Tour experience with the start of the Safari Holiday in South Luangwa national park on the world’s prime wildlife area, Clients will get an opportunity of smelling the real Africa through the walking safari and getting closer to nature.
You then travel to Victoria Falls, one of seven natural wonders of the world and home to the world’s adventure activities then you will take your journey to experience the beach of the numerous significant man-made Lake Kariba with a more relaxing and adventurous House Boat.
Explore South Luangwa Africa’s excellent game park
Day 1 to 4: Mfuwe Lodge -South Luangwa National Park
Award-winning safari lodge set in the most prolific game area of the South Luangwa. The perfect place to enjoy excellent game viewing, recharge your batteries, or start and finish your journey to our Bushcamps.
Ease yourself in Luangwa life with a stay at the award-winning Mfuwe Lodge. Set inside the park, just five minutes’ drive from the main gate, the lodge's allure is instantly obvious. Beneath a canopy of ebony and mahogany, its eighteen air-conditioned chalets are arranged around the banks of two lagoons where an endless stream of wildlife will keep you enthralled as you lounge on the open deck or take a dip in the swimming pool. The airy interior of the lodge is an exquisite complement to its natural surroundings.
This region of the park is renowned for its prolific game - giraffe, hippos, buffalo, antelope, and crocodile are constant visitors to Mfuwe Lodge's lagoon, whilst in November the local elephants regularly wander right through the lobby, lured by a nearby wild mango tree. Whether you stay overnight or just have lunch en route to a Bushcamp, Mfuwe Lodge's relaxed charm and enviable surroundings make it the perfect stopover. Voted Best Lodge in Zambia in 2009 Mfuwe Lodge also offers you the chance to relax at its Bush-Spa or buy a few mementoes of your time in Zambia at our curio shop.
Rooms: Scattered along two lagoons' shady banks lie eighteen air-conditioned chalets from which you can enjoy your private piece of Africa. Secluded covered verandas look out over wallowing hippo and thirsty game in the lagoons, while the comfortable sitting rooms and en-suite bathrooms with panoramic walk-in showers are the perfect places to wind down.
Activities: The game-viewing potential at Mfuwe Lodge and the surrounding area is second-to-none. Walking safaris can be arranged on request, but the majority of outings are game drives, allowing guests to explore as much of this prolific region of the Luangwa Valley as possible. Drives are led by our experienced team of guides, setting out at first light, and then again in the late afternoon when the wildlife is at its most active. After sundowners, spotlights are used to pick out a new cast of nocturnal creatures.
Day 4 to 7: Avani Victoria Falls Resort
Stay in style in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park for close encounters with Zambia’s amazing wildlife and incredible views of Victoria Falls. With 212 rooms and suites, Located in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, a 5-minute walk and unlimited complimentary access to Victoria Falls, Access to viewing decks at sister hotel Royal Livingstone Hotel by Anantara and Boma Dinners with traditional dance entertainment on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Rooms: Make yourself at home in our super-comfy rooms. Relax with friends and family. Rest up for a day of adventure. All our rooms and suites are decorated with traditional African charm and a welcoming Zambia-nice.
Choose from views of the lush African bush, the sparkling swimming pool, or the gardens in the heart of the resort. Livingstone hotels don’t get cosier than this.
What's Around: VICTORIA FALLS, LIVINGSTONE MUSEUM, MOSI-OA-TUNYA NATIONAL PARK GAME DRIVE
MIKUNI PARK AND CURIOS MARKET, LIVINGSTONE ISLAND & DEVIL’S POOL
Check-in 14:00 | Check-out 11:00
Day 7 to 9: Lake Kariba inns Resort – Lake Kariba (Siavonga)
Engage your appetite for adventure at Lake Kariba Inns overlooking the flotilla of boats cruising in and out of the bay, this secluded refuge offers complete sanctuary.
Lake Kariba Inns is a resort located on 33 hectares of mountainous slopes above Siavonga Harbour, on Lake Kariba in Zambia, just nine kilometres from the Kariba Dam wall. Lake Kariba Inns’ majestic sunsets and lake-front views are complemented by a wildlife sanctuary and beautiful tropical gardens. We use many ingredients from our gardens in our restaurant and bar. We aim for perfection, using exotic flavours in our dishes which are created daily.
Enjoy the most extensive on-site facilities of any resort in Zambia.
Restaurant & bar/Deli & Bakery/Conference centres/Swimming pools/Fitness centre/Spa/Complimentary Wi-Fi/Tennis court/Squash court/Wildlife/Speed boats/Ferry cruise boats/Peddle boats/Playground with trampoline / jungle gym/Slipway to launch boats/Mooring facilities/Games room at the bar: pool table, foosball table & ping pong table
Day 9 to 10: Cresta Golfview Hotel – Lusaka
A 78-roomed 3-star hotel set in a serene environment with expansive gardens and animal life, the Cresta Golfview Hotel is located only 15 minute’s drive to the Airport.
Part of the renowned regional group of hotels, the hotel is set apart from the hustle and bustle of the city but still very close to the heart of it which is mainly the Arcades and the Manda Hill shopping malls which are only five minutes’ drive
Day 1: Arrival & Flight to Mfuwe in South Luangwa
Upon arrival at Lusaka International airport, you will be met by our representative who will help you check-in onto the local flight to Mfuwe. An hour flight to Mfuwe and you will be welcomed by the guide from Mfuwe Lodge who will take you on a 45 minutes transfer to the lodge through the local villages on the tard road.
Check-in and you will relax or leave for the short evening game drive depending on your arrival time.
Day 2 & 3: Explore South Luangwa National Park
On days 2 and 3, Your day will start with breakfast tea or coffee and some cereal and so much more. Then after you will go out for the morning game drive or a walking safari. Then after you will return to the lodge for brunch and free time. In the afternoon you will have afternoon tea and go out for the night game drive, enjoy and experience a safari where you look for nocturnal animals such as cats, you will return to the lodge right in time for dinner then bedtime.
NB: If you would like to do a walking safari in the morning it’s recommended to inform the lodge a day before for them to arrange a game ranger with the local authorities and please note that children below the age of 12 Years Old are not allowed for the walking Safari.
Day 4: Flight from Mfuwe to Livingstone via Lusaka
Morning breakfast and then depart for Mfuwe Airport in time for your local flight to Livingstone via Lusaka.
When you arrive at Livingstone airport meet and greet by our driver, he will then assist you with the luggage and take you to Avani Victoria Falls resort where you will stay for another amazing adventure for three nights.
Check-in and relax. Later in the afternoon, you will be picked up for the African Queen Sunset Cruise for two hours, enjoy the cruise, the leisurely 2 hours cruise along Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park and the islands affords plenty of opportunities to see a variety of wildlife, including hippos, crocodiles, giraffes and even elephants, crossing the river.
Then drop off at the hotel optional dinner and overnight at Avani Victoria Falls Hotel.
Day 5: 1/2 Day Canoe Safari & 15 Minute Helicopter
Today you will start your day with an excellent full English breakfast and around 08.30 am you will be picked up for an amazing canoe experience on the Zambezi. This activity combines the exquisite tranquillity of the Zambezi River, with the exhilarating thrill of authentic Africa like no other Victoria Falls activity.
Accompanied by a professional guide with many hours of experience on the river, enjoy glorious scenery and birding. Canoeing on the river is also an ideal fun group activity, with canoes available for up to 70 people for the Half or Full Day experience. Snacks and drinks are included on your Half Day Canoe Safari and return to the Hotel to relax and enjoy.
Later in the afternoon, you will be picked up for a 15 minutes Helicopter flight. Fly over the incredible scenery of the Zambezi River, circle over the Falls and the islands then return to the Maramba Aerodrome. Then you will be dropped at the hotel for you to spend more time relax and enjoying. You are welcome to visit the Victoria Falls Unguided as many times as you would want to.
Later dinner and overnight at Avani Victoria Falls Resort.
Day 6:Tour of Falls & Livingstone Island (Lunch)
Your day will start with a full English breakfast, and then you will be picked up for the Guided tour of then falls for about two hours. Then you will return to the hotel and later you will be picked up for Livingstone Island.
Your tour begins with a departure for Livingstone Island by a motorboat. Our guides will let you in on the incredible history of the island as you follow the footsteps of Dr David Livingstone to the edge of the waterfall. Depending on river heights, prepare to be drenched in the spray from the Falls or watch a rainbow stretch across the open gorge. Those who wish can even take a dip in Devil’s Pool or Angel's Pool, and everybody completes the experience with a 5-star gourmet Lunch meal prepared for you on the island itself.
Later you will be dropped back at the Hotel and you will have the afternoon free. Relax and enjoy then dinner you will have dinner and Overnight at the 4-star AVANI Victoria Falls Resort.
Day 7: Road Transfer to Lake Kariba (Siavonga)
On this day you will have breakfast in the morning and check out of the Resort and our driver will be ready to take you on this amazing adventure to Lake Kariba in Siavonga. It’s about a 7-hour private Road Transfer and you will make some stops in between to get some snacks and explore the countryside. You will be arriving Later in the afternoon, check-in and relax.
On arrival in Siavonga guest’s check-in the hotel and relax and make use of the swimming pool, and enjoy the wonderful view of the lake. Later you will have dinner and overnight at Lake Safari Lodge.
Day 8: House Boat on Lake Kariba – Siavonga, Zambi
Today you will have breakfast in the morning and later you will be dropped for your adventurous, calm and relaxing houseboat experience with all-around lake views and beautiful African sunsets. Houseboat offers you an opportunity to have some time out for good quality moments with family and friends. All meals will be provided and you will have a few at-home holidays.
Day 9: Kariba Dam Wall Tour/ Transfer to Lusaka
Breakfast in the morning and at some stage you will be checking out of the Houseboat off lake Kariba then you will be taken for the tour of the Kariba Wall.
Lake Kariba is the world's largest man-made lake and reservoir by volume. It lies 1,300 kilometres upstream from the Indian Ocean, along the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe.
After the lake Kariba Dam wall tour, our driver will be ready to take you on about three hours road transfer to Lusaka and you will check-in and overnight at Cresta Golfview Hotel.
Day 10: Departure
You will start your day with some delicious breakfast, and then our driver will pick you and transfer you to Lusaka International Airport in time for your international flight for onward arrangements