Zambia is still one of the most sensational countries to offer authentic safari experiences. Being the home of walking safaris this is one of the best places to get out of the vehicle and explore the surroundings by foot. The itinerary incorporates some of the last remaining privately owned camps to make sure you have an intimate and special experience.
Days 1 & 2 : Livingstone
Upon arrival at Livingstone airport you will be transferred to the The River Club which is located on an magnificent vantage point that provides stunning views over a sweeping bend on
the river. Privately owned and managed, The River Club is a charming oasis on the Zambezi River, situated 18 kilometers upstream from the renowned Victoria Falls – a World Heritage Site.
Overlooking the river and pods of hippo into the Zambezi National Park, the luxury chalets are renowned for their spectacular views. Steeped in history, ranging from the establishment of
Livingstone as a settler trading post, to a gateway for displaced people after World War II. You will spend two nights in a River Suite on a fully inclusive basis.
Your stay does not only include all meals, local drinks and wine during meals but also laundry, free Wi-Fi, a daily sunset cruise with a stocked bar, one excursion to the Zambian side of the legendary Victoria Falls per stay, one visit to the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park in an open safari vehicle, visit to a local community college and activities on site such as fishing (gear privided), croquet, tennis and walking trails.
Days 3 & 4 : Lower Zambezi National Park
After breakfast you will be transferred back to Livingstone Airport from where you will fly to Lusaka. In Lusaka you will change to a private Airplane operated by Proflight direction Royal Airstrip. A 4x4 vehicle will transfer you to a boat which will finally bring you to Chiawa Camp which is located in the heart of the Lower Zambezi National Park and which will be your overnight stay for the next two nights. You will stay in a luxury tented suite with all meals, local drinks and all activities such as game drives, game walks, canoeing, fishing amongst other included.
Days 5, 6 & 7 : Lower Zambezi National Park
About an hour east downstream by boat from sister camp Chiawa, Old Mondoro is located in the wonderfully open area of Faidherbia Forest. The camp is a far simpler affair that Chiawa yet the
guiding levels, activity choice, service and excellent home-cooking remain are par.
The comfortable rooms are strung out along a hippo-friendly channel off the Zambezi, enjoying great views with their half-height walls and small decks. Activities at Old Mondoro focus on game drives and boating, though the elephant and hippo activity around camp are enough to encourage a lodge-based safari! Tasty meals are served fireside or in the open-sided thatched dining room, and star-gazing in this remote spot makes a perfect pastime. Once more all meals, local drinks and activities are included to ensure you have a fantastic experience in this wonderful area.
Days 8 & 9 : South Luangwa
In the morning after breakfast and the morning safari activity you will fly to South Luangwa where the owner run and bush home to John and Carol Coppinger, Tafika Camp is the base camp for Remote Africa Safaris, nestled in the shade of giant Leadwood trees. The remote location makes it ideal for those who really want to get away from it all and experience the bush in the true sense of the word.
Situated on the banks of the Luangwa, the camp provides amazing views of the river with plenty of opportunity to see elephants crossing, hippos wallowing and king fishers darting in and out the river offering a wonderful way to relax when not enjoying walking safaris, cycling trails or day & night game drives! You spend two nigths here on a fully inclusive basis. We strongly recommend to use the opportunity to cycle through the National Park which is a fantastic and unique way of exlporing the bush!
Days 10 & 11 : South Luangwa
Slightly upstream from the parent camp Tafika, Chikoko Trails is compromised of two camps: Chikoko Tree Camp and Crocodile River Camp. Both camps are only accessible by foot - a small price to
pay for the freedom of a walking wilderness free of roads and cell phones! - and offer guests a unique bush experience.
Set in a beautiful corner of the valley, in a true wilderness area where there are no roads, these camps have excellent game densities and offer you a great opportunity to experience the bush on foot in isolated and natural surroundings.
Days 12 & 13 : South Luangwa
After breakfast you will fly to Kapamba airstrip with a private charter plane where Mfuwe Lodge located just inside the main park gate will be hosting you for your final two nights. Set out from your lodge you are guaranteed an unrivalled wildlife experience in one of the last unspoilt wilderness regions of Africa – in the very place where walking safaris were pioneered. The camp offers morning walks and short afternoon walks followed by a 4x4 evening drive! Each camp has an extra vehicle and guide for the ultimate flexibility in activity choices.
Day 14 : Back Home
After your final breakfast you will be flown back to Lusaka where you adventure will end with a unique and authentic African experience of a lifetime!