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13 Day Safari In Zambia’s Animal Kingdom

OUR SAFARIS13 Day Safari In Zambia’s Animal Kingdom

13 Days

From $On Request

Places Covered

Kafue National Park, Busanga Plains, South Luangwa National Park

Highlights

  •     Kafue National Park: Not guaranteed but you are likely to see animals like Lions, Leopards, Wild dogs, Cheetah, Hippos, Elephant, Hyena, Buffaloes, Lechwe and lots of birds.
  •     South Luangwa National park: with More private Nsefu Sector of the Park and main area more central of South Luangwa National Park. Not guaranteed but you are likely to see animals like, Leopards, Lions, Wild dogs, Hyena, Giraffes, Elephants, Buffaloes, Crocodile, Zebras & Lots of Birds

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 one of the oldest Park 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 as 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.

Pioneer Lodge & Camp – Lusaka

The camp is the best place to stay in case you need to be near Lusaka but don’t want to be in it! Only 14 km about 30 minutes from the International Airport. We provide stopovers before, during and after your Zambian safari. We have a variety of chalets and a shady campsite, with the bar and restaurant at the heart of Pioneer, a great place to meet fellow travellers and discuss your safari experiences!

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. However, shorter bookings of 3 to 4 nights at Mukambi will also guarantee a truly unique safari!

The lodge itself consists of a thatched building with several decks overlooking the Kafue River and offers an infinity pool for ultimate relaxation on those hot days, looking over the vast Kafue River. Upon return from your activities, relax with drink in hand in one of our lounge areas, all offering stunning views of the river.  You might want to chat to one of our guides while gazing up at the stars in the night sky by our campfire. Don’t hesitate to visit our curio shop, which offers a selection of products made by the local village, or to ask for one of our massages on offer, which take place in the comfort of your room.

Finally, don’t forget to look out for the many animals, which find sanctuary around the lodge area; impalas, baboons, monkeys, elephants, hippos, even a small pride of lions, and of course our resident Wild Cat Mauw!

Busanga Plains Camp– Kafue National Park (Busanga Plains)

The Plains Camp is the seasonal luxury bush camp of Mukambi Safaris located deep in the heart of the famous Busanga Plains in the north of beautiful Kafue National Park. The Busanga Plain is 720km2 of palm groves, papyrus-choked reed beds and lily-covered lagoons representing one of the few wetland wildernesses in the world − a place where authentic African wildlife thrives, and the safari experience is second to none.

A wide variety of species is found on the plains including Lion, Cheetah, African Buffalo, Hippopotamus, Oribi, Roan, Lechwe, Zebra and Blue Wildebeest. In addition, large numbers of elephants and 500 bird species are recorded.

The raised boma (communal area), with open campfire and dining area, is rustic, informal and overlooks the openness of the plains, only interrupted by tree studded islands where fig trees and wild date palms draw their nutrients from the remains of giant anthills. Relax and enjoy a refreshing dip in our pool or sunbathe on the wooden deck whilst overlooking the surrounding wetlands. A wooden viewing platform on stilts tucked away high up in the characteristic fig tree above the boma offers a breath-taking view directly onto the floodplain.

Busanga, a landscape so distinctive, it is like no other you will see in Africa. This is the Africa you have dreamt of and you can visit this unique area with Mukambi Safaris. It offers a real “home away from home” experience, where service is professional and friendly, yet unobtrusive.

Zikomo Safari Camp – South Luangwa National Park (Nsefu Sector)

Your private sanctuary in Zambia - 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.

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 to start and finish your journey to our Bushcamps.

Ease yourself into 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 mementos of your time in Zambia at our curio shop.

Day 1: Arrival & Transfer to Pioneer Lodge in Lusaka

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 Pioneer Lodge where you will spend 1 Night.

Day 2:  Transfer from Lusaka to Mukambi Safari Lodge – Kafue National Park

Today you will have breakfast at Pioneer Lodge, then you will check and you transfer Guide from Mukambi Safari Lodge will be ready to take you on about 4 hours 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 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 National Park

Today you will have breakfast and check out at Mukambi Lodge and then depart with 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 National Park

On 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 National Park

Breakfast and depart with a game drive from Busanga Plains Camp to Mukambi Safari Lodge. Brunch followed by 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: Transfer from Mukambi Safari Lodge in Kafue National Park to Lusaka:

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: Zikomo Safari Lodge – South Luangwa NP (Nsefu Sector)

On these days you will start with morning breakfast and then you will leave for morning game drive or walking safari and return to the camp for a lunch break, relax and later its 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: Morning game drive/Transfer to Mfuwe Lodge

Breakfast followed by morning game drive and then you will return to the camp for lunch break, after lunch you will be transfer 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 National Park

On these days you will have morning breakfast and then you will leave for morning game drive or walking safari and return to the camp for a lunch break, relax and later its 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: Flight to Lusaka For Your Onward Connection

Morning Breakfast and depending or your flight time to Lusaka and your international flight onward connection you will check out of the lodge, and the guide from Mfuwe Lodge will pick you and take you to Mfuwe Airport in time for your domestic flight to Lusaka.

Arrival in Lusaka, our representative will assist you with check in onto the international flight and this Marks the end of your unforgettable Zambian safari experience.

Included /Excluded

At Pioneer Lodge & Camp – Lusaka

  • 1 Night Miombo Ensuite Chalet Accommodation
  • Breakfast & 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
  • Complementary Laundry Services
  • National Park fees and all levies

At Busanga Plains Camp – Kafue National Park, Busanga Plains

  • 3 Night Ensuite Chalet/Tented Accommodation
  • All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & dinner) & Drinks
  • Two activities per full day & transfers between the camps
  • Complementary 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 & Wifie Services

At Mfuwe Lodge Will Be:

  • 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 & Wifie 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)

Excluded Are:

  • 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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