Safari in Zambia’s Animal Kingdom

13 Days
Zambia
Classic

This itinerary is best for clients who are interested in the abundance of wildlife as it features Zambia’s top prime wildlife area the Kafue National Park which is one of the oldest parks in Africa with a visit to the vast Busanga Plains. It’s also Features the first wildlife area the famous South Luangwa National Park nicknamed the valley of the leopard as it’s the best place in Africa to spot the Leopard. You also have a chance to experience the walking safari that South Luangwa is also known for as the Home of the walking safari.

Highlights

  • Kafue National Park: Busanga Plains, Game Drives and Walking Safaris
  • South Luangwa National Park: Walking Safari , Night and Day Game Drive Safaris

Inclusions

Latitude 15 Degrees Hotel – Lusaka

  • 1 Night Heritage Room Accommodation
  • 1 x Breakfast & 1 x Dinner

At Mukambi Safari Lodge – Kafue National Park

  • 2 Night Ensuite Chalet/Tented Accommodation
  • All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & dinner) & Drinks
  • Two activities per full day & transfers between the camps
  • Complimentary Laundry Services
  • National Park fees and all levies

At Busanga Plains Camp – Kafue National Park, Busanga Plains

  • 3 Night Ensuite Tented Accommodation
  • All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & dinner) & Drinks
  • Two activities per full day & transfers between the camps
  • Complimentary Laundry Services
  • National Park fees and all levies

At Zikomo Safari Camp – South Luangwa NP, Nsefu Sector

  • 3 Nights Ensuite... View All Inclusions

    Inclusions

    Latitude 15 Degrees Hotel – Lusaka

    • 1 Night Heritage Room Accommodation
    • 1 x Breakfast & 1 x Dinner

    At Mukambi Safari Lodge – Kafue National Park

    • 2 Night Ensuite Chalet/Tented Accommodation
    • All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & dinner) & Drinks
    • Two activities per full day & transfers between the camps
    • Complimentary Laundry Services
    • National Park fees and all levies

    At Busanga Plains Camp – Kafue National Park, Busanga Plains

    • 3 Night Ensuite Tented Accommodation
    • All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & dinner) & Drinks
    • Two activities per full day & transfers between the camps
    • Complimentary Laundry Services
    • National Park fees and all levies

    At Zikomo Safari Camp – South Luangwa NP, Nsefu Sector

    • 3 Nights Ensuite Chalet Accommodation
    • All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Three-course Dinner) & Afternoon Tea/Coffee with snacks
    • Two Game drives Per Day (Walking Safari, Morning Game Drive / Night Game Drive)
    • Park Entry Fees & Conservation Levies & All Taxes
    • Laundry Service & Wi-Fi Services

    At Mfuwe Lodge – South Luangwa National Park

    • 3 Nights Ensuite Chalet Accommodation
    • All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Three-course Dinner) & Afternoon Tea/Coffee with snacks
    • Two Game drives Per Day (Walking Safari, Morning Game Drive / Night Game Drive)
    • Park Entry Fees, Conservation Levies & All Taxes
    • Laundry Service & Wi-Fi Services

    Transfers and Flights Included Are:

    • All Road & Airport Transfers (From Start to Finish of your safari)
    • Return Domestic Flight (Lusaka – Mfuwe in South Luangwa – Lusaka)
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The Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival/Meet & Greet at Lusaka Intl Airport

Upon arrival off your international flight meet and greet by a representative from Absolute Zambia Safaris, he will assist you with luggage and immigration and transfer you to Latitude 15 Degrees Hotel where you will spend 1 Night on dinner, bed and breakfast.

Day 2

Transfer from Latitude 15 Degrees Hotel - Lusaka to to Kafue National Park

Today you will have breakfast at Latitude 15 Degrees Hotel, then you will check and your transfer Guide from Mukambi Safari Lodge will be ready to take you on about 4 hours of amazing road transfer to Kafue National Park.

You will arrive at the lodge, check-in and lunch will be served for you then free time to relax followed by a tea break and afternoon activities to include a sunset boat cruise or afternoon game drive. Or, simply relax at the lodge by taking take a dip in the pool. Dinner and overnight at Mukambi Safari Lodge.

Day 3

Trip to Busanga Plains – Kafue NP

Today you will have breakfast and check out at Mukambi Lodge and then depart with a game drive en-route to the Busanga Plains stopping on the way for a packed breakfast. Lunch followed by tea and cakes before the afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at Busanga Plains Camp.

Days 4 & 5

Busanga Plains Camp – Kafue NP

Day 4 & 5 will start with breakfast followed by the morning activities include a game drive or guided bush walk on the Busanga Plains. Or, simply relax at the camp by taking take a dip in the pool or reading a book on our viewing platform overlooking the Plains. Afternoon tea break followed by the afternoon game drive then dinner and overnight at Busanga Plains Camp.

Days 6

Transfer to Mukambi Safari Lodge, Kafue NP

Breakfast and depart with a game drive from Busanga Plains Camp to Mukambi Safari Lodge. Brunch followed by a tea break and afternoon activities to include a sunset boat cruise or afternoon game drive. Or, simply relax at the lodge by taking take a dip in the pool or enjoy a massage. Dinner and overnight at Mukambi Safari Lodge.

Day 7

Road Transfer to Lusaka Intl Airport

Today you will have breakfast at the lodge and depending on your domestic flight time from Lusaka you may have a morning activity either a game drive or guided bush walk in Kafue National Park. Alternatively, visit our community school. Or, simply relax at the lodge by taking a dip in the pool or enjoy a massage followed by departure for Lusaka by private transfer.

When you arrive at Kenneth Kaunda Intl Airport in Lusaka (LUN) you will be assisted by our representative to check-in onto the domestic flight to Mfuwe. One-hour flight to Mfuwe and on arrival at Mfuwe Intl Airport you will be welcomed by the guide from Zikomo Safari Lodge who will then transfer you for about 45 minutes to an hour through the beautiful villages and bushes.

Check-in and relax. Later you will have dinner and overnight at Zikomo Safari Camp

Day 8 & 9

Explore South Luangwa NP (Nsefu Sector)

On these days you will start with morning breakfast and then you will leave for a morning game drive or walking safari and return to the camp for a lunch break, relax and later it’s afternoon tea and afternoon/night game drive and return to the camp for dinner and time. During your free time, you have an option of taking an excursion that can be a village tour, local school or Visit to Fabric Shop.

Day 10

Transfer to Mfuwe Lodge, South Luangwa NP

Breakfast is followed by a morning game drive and then you will return to the camp for a lunch break, after lunch you will be transferred to Mfuwe Lodge on the different side of the South Luangwa National Park, central area.

Check-in and relax. Later you will be served with afternoon tea followed by the afternoon and night game drive returning to the lodge almost in time for dinner and overnight at Mfuwe Lodge.

Day 11 & 12

Game Viewing South Luangwa NP

On these days you will have morning breakfast and then you will leave for a morning game drive or walking safari and return to the camp for a lunch break, relax and later it’s afternoon tea and afternoon/night game drive and return to the camp for dinner and time. During your free time, you have an option of taking an excursion that can be a village tour, local school or Visit to Fabric Shop.

Day 13

Domestic Flight from Mfuwe to Lusaka

Morning Breakfast and depending on your flight time to Lusaka and you will check out of the lodge, and the guide will transfer you to Mfuwe Airport in time for your domestic flight to Lusaka.

On arrival at Lusaka International Airport, our representative will meet you and assist you with check-in onto the international flight and this Marks the end of your unforgettable Zambian safari experience.

Where You'll Be Staying

Latitude 15 Degrees Hotel,

Lusaka, Zambia

Latitude 15° is located in the well-to-do suburb of Kabulonga, with embassies for neighbours. Featuring 2 restaurants and 2 outdoor pools, Latitude 15 Degrees offers luxury accommodations in Lusaka. The individually decorated rooms with attached bathroom offer air conditioning, a sofa, telephone and a flat-screen TV. They also include a mini-bar and tea-and-coffee-making facilities. The bathrooms have a shower and bath. Local cuisine with an international twist is served in the restaurant, which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.…
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Mukambi Safari Lodge,

Kafue National Park

Commonly known as “The Gateway to The Kafue National Park”, Mukambi Safari Lodge is centrally located in the park, right on the banks of the stunning Kafue River. The Kafue National Park is one of the largest national parks in Africa (roughly the size of Wales at more than 22,000km²) therefore we recommend you book with us for at least a week so you have time to explore this vast park and combine time at Busanga, Fig Tree and Mukambi.…
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Busanga Plains Camp,

Kafue National Park

Busanga Plains Camp is located in the remote part of Kafue National Park, an intimate and pleasant camp. This camp is a place where wildlife freely expresses itself, the best place to watch a lion and cheetah prey on the kinds of wildebeest, lechwe, puku and the many other preys. It has four luxury safari tents, fixed amid palm trees and all face out onto the floodplain where the Red Lechwe antelope is easily spotted. Each tent has an en…
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Zikomo Safari Camp,

South Luangwa National Park (Nsefu Sector)

Zikomo Safari is in Zambia, across the river from South Luangwa National Park. It is set amidst an ancient valley filled with diverse African wildlife. This peaceful eco-lodge in the African bush offers spacious accommodations: comfortable handcrafted chalets, or if you are self-driving, an expansive campground on the riverbank. Our Main Block offers a fine restaurant, bar and gathering place overlooking the swimming pool and the sprawling flood plain of the tranquil hippo filled Luangwa River. True African Style, only…
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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…
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What's not included

International Flights & Visa fees - Comprehensive Travel & Medical Insurance - Lunch and Laundry at Pioneer Lodge and Camp in Lusaka - Drinks from the Bar at Pioneer Lodge, Zikomo Safari Camp & Mfuwe Lodge - Only drinks of Premium brand at Mukambi Safari Lodge and Busanga Plains Camp - Anything of personal Nature & Excursions

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Why Choose Absolute Zambia Safaris?

Absolute Zambia Safaris is a specialist in bespoke and private safaris in Zambia. Through our large safari operators, we proudly assist our guests in designing custom-made safaris.

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Feedback From Our Previous Clients

Gary V
Gary V
2023-12-19
Another perfect holiday We were a party of eight, most of us on a return trip (last one in 2020 - also with Absolute Zambia Safaris) under the expert guidance of Robert. It was again a holiday without a single complaint. Pickups were reliable and punctual, the David Livingstone resort is perfectly located on the banks of the Zambezi with comfortable beds, sumptuous food, an infinity pool, and an unlimited supply of food and drinks on the silent but spacious sunset cruise. Robert (from Absolute Zambia Safaris) dealt with all our changes, additions, amendments, and cancellations with endless patience and understanding. It was a perfect holiday, we will be back. Thank you Absolute Zambia Safaris.
Lisa A
Lisa A
2023-11-24
Amazing five-day trip Absolute Safari organised an amazing five-day trip for us which included 2 nights in Mwanfushi safari lodge and 2 nights by Victoria falls. Everything worked out perfectly and Robert was quick on the email, answering and organising according to our wishes. Our driver Brian was excellent and always on time and the price very reasonable. Can highly recommend.
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Sunshine25775779985
2023-10-10
exciting trip at the Lower zambeji National Park It was a wonderful experience. I came to know about absolute Zambia safari from TripAdvisor only. I contacted them and Robert was very nice and every time he answered my email very promptly. It was my solo trip and good that I decided to be a client of the absolute Zambia safari because they arranged everything for me. I just dropped into the plan. In my game drive, I saw almost every animals available in the lower Zambezi national park. it was my three day two night trip. The place named Kianbi safari challet where I stayed during the trip was very peaceful and lovely. I again wish to visit Zambia and if I go, I will choose the same absolute Zambia Safari group.
Florencia S
Florencia S
2023-08-01
Amazing experience!! Robert is very professional and his organization and arrangements exceeded every hope we had with our trip. It was just fabulous!!! We did a 2-week trip around Zambia, what a beautiful country!! Thank you again Robert, you did a wonderful work!!
marys
marys
2022-12-07
More than I could have hoped for! I didn't know much about Zambia when we were planning our trip, but I had heard wonderful things about South Luangwa National Park. After reading some reviews, I contacted a few agencies in Zambia to plan our trip. Robert Zgozi from Absolute Zambia Safaris was truly amazing -- the entire experience was so much more than we had expected and everything worked out beautifully. Great properties, unbelievable safaris with knowledgeable guides, excellent and almost too plentiful food, I don't have enough superlatives to describe our visit, but I will certainly call on Robert again when I go back to Zambia!
Litote
Litote
2022-10-08
Véritable Afrique Difficile d'imaginer les éléphants qui passent à coté de votre chalet la nuit? Les hippopotames qui broutent l'herbe devant votre chambre? Les singes qui prennent votre dentrifice si la porte est ouverte? Après plusieurs decennies consacrées à la protection des animaux sauvages (période de braconnage de 1970-1990), la Zambie se met à l'écotourisme avec d' excellents standards de services, nourriture, eau potable et confort de chambre. Des simples comprimés contre le paludisme sont conseillés. Les lodges que nous avons visités prennent soin de supprimer le maximum d'insectes possibles pour que les soirées soient bien sans souci. Robert Zgozi nous a organisé un voyage époustouflant (15j) pendant lequel nous avons vu une bonne dizaine de léopards, une vingtaine de lions et lionnes ainsi que d'innombrables d'autres espèces. Notre voyage a traversé quatre parcs (Kafué, South Luangwa, Lower Zambezi et Mosi Oa Tunya ) avec des guides qui étaient de véritables encylopédies de faune et de flore locaux. Nous avons choisi la saison sèche (septembre) pour voir le maximum d'animaux. Ce parcours nous a permis de faire un crochet à Victoria Falls où nous étions suspendus au dessus des chutes dans le Devils Pool. Adrénaline garantie. Par ailleurs, tous les Zambiens que nous avons rencontrés étaient accueillants et souriants. Ce voyage n'était pas donné mais nous le referions bien un jour. Notre groupe familial de 4 adultes partagent plein de souvenirs ensemble grâce à ce voyage. Beaucoup de transits se font en avion car le pays est très grand. Je déconseille vivement les transits entre parc par voiture. Robert Zgozi est Zambien ; il sait communiquer l'amour et la connaissance approfondie qu'il a de son pays. Nous l'avons trouvé sur le site national "Zambian Tourism", Nous vous conseillons ses service si vous souhaitez un voyage clé en main. Merci Robert Zgozi :) Rob NB: La Zambie est un pays anglophone
Sunderland2
Sunderland2
2022-09-28
Fabulous trip to Sth Luangwa We’ve just returned from a wonderful trip to South Luangwa all organised by Robert Zgozi from Absolute Zambia Safaris. I contacted this company as I read it was Zambian owned and I was very impressed by Robert’s speedy replies to my queries. We stayed in 2 different camps which Robert recommended to suit our budget and we weren’t disappointed. Both camps were everything we’d hoped for. We did a combination of chalets and tents with all meals, game drives and transfers included. Robert actually surprised us twice by meeting us at our Lusaka hotel on arrival in Zambia and our return after the trip. We found Robert to be a very friendly, likeable and professional guy who went above and beyond to make sure our trip went smoothly. You can’t go wrong with this company, we will definitely use them again on our next trip to Zambia.
Mubita M
Mubita M
2022-09-08
Experiencing South Luangwa I didn’t know what to expect it being my first time in South Luangwa, it was lovely, all of it (the entire experience!). We stayed at Mfuwe lodge and opted for 3 game drives a day, this doesn’t give you a lot of time for sleeping in but all the fresh air and being in the bush, watching all the animals made us feel so refreshed. And don’t get me started on the food!! Absolute Zambia Safaris gave us exactly what we needed and we enjoyed everything bit of it. Their staff is patient and friendly; they take care of every last detail including a range of options to suit your budget. All in all, it was the true definition of a holiday carefree and stress-free and we most certainly will be going back.
Silent639
Silent639
2022-09-02
The real zambian agency My family and I have just returned from a trip to Zambia. Before booking, as always, I searched for all the best local travel agencies. My choice was Absolute Zambia Safaris. First of all it is one of the few, if not the only one, that is Zambian-owned. So all the staff know perfectly every single area of the country, from the most aware to the most remote. The owner, Mr. Robert Zgozi, has over ten years of experience in the Zambian tourism industry, having worked for top-tier tourism companies, as well as being a lover of unspoiled nature. Before defining the various stages of the journey, Mr. Robert, like a true friend, advised us both the best areas of the country, the best lodges and resorts, and all flight connections. Having traveled extensively in Africa for more than 10 years, I know perfectly well the difficulties of organizing transfers, of finding the best accommodations for the budget available. Robert and his staff have been able to organize any type of activity with extreme professionalism. The organization has always been perfect. All the staff interested in our trip were always present as soon as we reached an airport, a lodge. We didn't have to think about anything but enjoying the beautiful nature and the people of Zambia. Although our international flight (from Italy) was canceled and rescheduled two days later, putting the entire trip at risk, Mr. Robert was able to help us change the itinerary without missing a single scheduled activity. Incredible! While we were in Lower Zambezi, we suddenly decided to go three days to Victoria Falls. Robert, within two hours, organized all the transfers and the resort, taking care in the meantime to get us refund for the two nights lost in Lusaka. Never before have I been assisted in such a professional and friendly way in my previous travels. Among other things, he could also have organized trips in combination with neighboring countries (Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Botswana), having direct contacts. The surprise? While we were in South Luangwa, he came in person to meet us and find out how the journey was progressing. Incredible! Briefly a note on Zambia. it is truly an incredible country. Its people are so friendly and hospitable that you immediately feel like a genuine Zambian. I never felt any sense of danger. In fact, the country is considered among the safest in the world for travel. Landscapes take your breath away. Nature is majestic. Here you can really see anything: wildogs (herd of 20 specimens with cubs), dozens of leopards and cubs, lions and lionesses, different scenes of lions and leopards hunting, huge herds of hippos, huge herds of elephants, birds of extraordinary beauty, including the crowned crane and secretary bird. One negative note: unfortunately having had to go home and leave this extraordinary country that has given me unforgettable moments that will remain forever etched in my mind and in my heart. So I would recommend both visiting Zambia and doing it with Absolute Zambia Safaris. Have a good trip!
Irena12
Irena12
2022-08-02
One of the best safari operators Absolute Safaris is one of the best operators I have ever encountered - Robert managed to do an incredible thing and organise my custom 11 days Luangwa trip in Zambia at the shortest possible notice ( literally few days before arrival)! My trip was absolutely wonderful, everything worked perfectly and I loved every moment on the safari. I have had so many wonderful wildlife sightings, and all the camps were in beautiful locations, very comfortable with great service and very professional guiding. Truly one of the best safaris of my life ( I have spent most of it in Africa). My big thanks to Absolute Safaris, for their professionalism and outstanding customer service. Will definitely be back.

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