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SOUTH LUANGWA NATIONAL PARK ANDVICTORIA FALLS

The Luangwa Valley represents one of Southern Africa’s finest game viewing experiences, with dense animal concentrations and a comparatively open landscape.

The valley comprises three national parks: the popular and easy –to-reach, the 9,050 sq km South Luangwa National Park, the much less visited and smaller 4,636 sq km North Luangwa National Park and the tiny 300 sq km Luambe National Park.

South Luangwa is probably Zambia’s best known and most frequently visited national park. It is served by Mfuwe Airport, which receives daily flights from Lusaka. South Luangwa enjoys high densities of game, including frequent leopard sightings, and the park is home to an endemic subspecies, Thorncroft’s giraffes.

In the dry season, the animals concentrate along the western bank of the Luangwa River. Actually, the entire Luangwa ecosystem is supported by the ebb and flow of the Luangwa River, which floods the surrounding land in the rainy season.

High standards of service and accommodation, top quality guiding and a comparative absence of visitors combine to make South Luangwa National Park a real favorite for most safari seekers.

When you are there, you will be a visitor to the crescent ox-bows heaving with hippos, carmine bee-eaters erupting from their sandbank in a blur of rose-pink wings, the alarm whistle of puku as a leopard pads through the moonlit ebony grove: the sights and sounds of South Luangwa which are among Africa’s most evocative.

As for accommodation, it offers one ranging from the swanky riverside lodge to rustic bush camp and in this trip; you will be lodged at the Croc Valley Camp with riverside luxury en suite tents. The Camp fits effortlessly into the surrounding riverine habitat with fantastic views and it is not uncommon to see elephants crossing the river and strolling through the camp on a regular basis. Between safaris in the midday heat, the hippo friendly swimming pool provides the perfect place to relax and cool off.

The South Luangwa National park, Zambia’s best known park, undoubtedly or arguably offers visitors a safari experience that competes with any other on the continent. Don’t miss the exhilarating night drives and walking safaris!!!

Day 01

NOTE:The flight from Lusaka to Mfuwe will depend on the time of arrival to Lusaka.

Arrival at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport and our representative will meet you and advise you on your next local flight from Lusaka to Mfuwe in the South Luangwa National Park.

Time allowing, after checking-in at one of the rustic but comfortable camps, you will be at liberty to explore the environment of your luxury safari lodge/camp and later in the afternoon, your driver /guide will pick you and off for your approximately 4 hours night drive in the park and return to the camp just in time for your sumptuous dinner. (www.crocvalley.com)Overnight at the camp

Day 02

Your guide will pick you from the reception of your camp for your early morning 4hours game drive in the park [teas, mineral water and coffees are served during the game drive].

In the afternoon after your lunch, you will have an opportunity to interact with the community when you will your village walk. Exchange each other’s cultures and norms. Or go for any other activities of interest as will be availed to you at the camp Overnight at the lodge camp

Day 03                                                                            

On your day 03 in the park, you will set off for the 3 hours early morning walking safari in the park accompanied by an armed game ranger from national parks authority. This safari will afford you once again an up-close view of the wildlife. Five hours later, you will be back at the lodge/camp in time for your lunch.

In the afternoon, you will have an opportunity to visit Kawasa village and Chipembele Animal Orphanage. Here, you will interact with the community and view the orphaned rhinos which is made possible by the Luangwa Conservation and Community FundOvernight at the camp.

Day 04

In the morning, after breakfast you will have an opportunity to do other pre –booked activities of your choice Overnight at the Camp.

Day 05

Afteryour delicious and last breakfast at this lodge, your driver will pick you from your lodge reception for your return transfer to Lusaka in time for your flight to Livingstone, the home of the awesome, exciting and spectacular Victoria Falls.

Your driver/guide will be patiently waiting for your arrival at Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula airport in Livingstone. After meeting you, he will lead you to a waiting air-conditioned vehicle and transfer you to your lodge or hotel

Time permitting, after your check-in, late in the afternoon, you will be picked from the reception of the hotel and be transferred for your exciting, relaxing and splendid sunset cruise on the might Zambezi River above the might Victoria Falls Overnight at the hotel on Bed & Breakfast

Day 06

On this day in the morning after breakfast, your guide will pick you from your hotel and transfer you for the guided tour of the Victoria Falls on the Zambia side.

After your dramatic 2-hours tour of the Victoria Falls, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

The rest of the day will remain free for you to relax and enjoy the comfort and airy environment of the hotel or indeed book and do other non-pre-booked activities as will be given to you on your arrival.Overnight at the hotel on Bed & Breakfast

Day 07

Early morning of this day, your driver/guide will pick and transfer you for another exciting outing with an African experience.

The day will start with the tour of the City of Livingstone. The city has a rich and interesting history.

The tour includes the visit to the Livingstone Museum-the largest in the country, Maramba local market, a sprawling and live market where all sorts of items ranging from vegetables to hardware and historic sites within the city Overnight at hotel on Bed & Breakfast.

Day 08: After breakfast at your hotel, depending on your flight back home, you will be transferred to Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula Airport for check-in with the help of your guide for your onward flight to your final destination.

 

    ADDITIONAL SAFARI INFORMATION

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS SHARING SAFARI DEPARTURES AND REQUIRE A MINIMUM OF 2 PEOPLE TO OPERATE.
RATES IN US$ and PER PERSON
Rates are per person sharing
Mid-Range USD $4,384
Budget: USD $3,406

Included in the packages 

In South Luangwa National park
-Return Air transfers from Lusaka to Mfuwe.
-Accommodation on full board
-50% deposit required to guarantee reservation and full payment to be made 30 days before arrival date.
-Rates are per person sharing
-Mineral water, juices and snacks during specified activities.
– All mentioned activities
-Children under the age of 5 sharing-Free
-Children under the age of 10 pay 80% of the rate.
-Children over the age of 10 sharing-Full rate.

Excluded

-Bar, Personal Expenses, park entry fees and Luangwa Conservation and Community Fund
In Victoria Falls

Included in the packages

Accommodation inclusive of breakfast unless otherwise stated.
-All pre-booked activities.
-All transfers during pre-booked activities.
Air transfer from Lusaka to Livingstone
-Return hotel- airport transfers

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