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South Luangwa & Lower Zambezi 7 Day Safari

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Duration: 7 days
Product code: 4701
Overview

For most visitors, South Luangwa National Park is by far the most practical park to visit in the valley. This is Zambia’s premier wildlife park, with superb wildlife and many excellent camps. This is where the now famous walking safaris started from over 60 years ago and this unique African destination retains some of the finest world-class safari guides.

There are many contenders for the title of Africa's best game park. The Serengeti, Amboseli, Ngorongoro Crater, Etosha, Kruger, Moremi and Mana Pools would certainly be high on the list. South Luangwa has a better claim than most. Some of these other areas will match its phenomenally high game densities. Many others – the lesser known of Africa's parks – will have equally few visitors.

One or two also allow night drives, which open up a different, nocturnal world to view, allowing leopards to be commonly seen.
However, few have South Luangwa's high quality of guiding together with its remarkable wildlife spectacles, day and night, in the isolation of a true wilderness. These elements, perhaps, are how the contenders ought to be judged, and on these the South Luangwa Park comes out around the top of the list.

THORCROFT LODGE

Stay with us and become absorbed in the wonder of South Luangwa National Park, one of the greatest parks in Africa.

We are a small independent lodge run by people who adore wildlife and care about the environment. Our lodge is set in a beautiful location on the banks of Luangwa River, home to wallowing hippos and bathing elephants, and makes the most of our wonderful surroundings without compromising on comfort.

Learn from our expert guides about the wildlife and environment of this breathtaking National Park. Whilst here you can explore the untamed wilderness of South Luangwa with unforgettable dawn, sunset and night drives in open 4x4's with some of the best safari guides in Africa.

Your safari with us includes:
Accommodation in one of our river view chalets or lagoon view tents and Two 4x4 games drives per full day stayed (morning and night safari)

The main lodge is a spacious thatched semi-circle of sophisticated comfort. It's an open-plan area that houses the dining area, indoor braai/BBQ, lounge and bar. With a traditional roof, stonewalls and gnarled wooden colonnades, the lodge has been designed to fit in with the natural environment.
In the dining area, we serve delicious international and traditional local meals prepared by our chef. From the bar, you can order a selection of drinks for all occasions and unwind in our cosy lounge or Zambia shaped swimming pool.
The lodge is surrounded by the African bush, set on a small piece of raised ground between the Luangwa river and a lagoon you get a sense of the wild while just a short drive from Mfuwe. Wildlife often passes through the camp at night to graze while during the day elephant, monkeys, mongoose, baboons and giraffes can visit.
For moments of leisure, we use the river bank as much as we can: - this is our 24hour wide-screen experience! There's a constant interest as animals come to the water's edge on the opposite bank to drink or even to bathe in the river. We have comfortable chairs on the bank for you so you can relax and take it all in.
The love of the arts is at the heart of the Lodge and we aim over time to develop this as a place where creative people can come all year round to paint and photograph wildlife.
In the evening you can sit around our open fire enjoying a pre-dinner drink whilst comparing wildlife encounters, watching the sunset and finally seeing the stars come to life.

Facilities include:
• Bar
• Restaurant
• Swimming Pool
• Indoor BBQ
• Lounge
• Open Air Fire Pit

Simple but elegant accommodation is offered in our nine comfortable en-suite chalets that are spread out along the riverbank with fabulous views of the Luangwa River and the South Luangwa National Park beyond. Or perhaps you might prefer a more basic accommodation in one of our dome tents.

The chalets are equipped with double or twin beds with high-quality mattresses and bedding (draped with mosquito nets). There is also enough space for a 3rd bed if required and we have a cot for infants. We feel our chalets have everything you need to make your safari a fantastic one.

We have paid special attention to the beds and linen, but you will also appreciate the private bathroom (with a lovely hot walk-in shower), the desk, the tea & coffee making facilities, the cupboard and hanging space, the power points (both Euro and UK, 230 volt) and the fan as well as the verandah and the huge windows with views that might mean you're on 24-hour safari if you choose not to drop your blinds!

Lamps light the camp paths at night and lead you to the main lodge which is a spacious thatched area that houses the dining room, indoor braai/BBQ, lounge and bar. With a traditional roof, stonewalls and gnarled wooden colonnades, the lodge has been designed to fit in with the natural environment.

The lodge is surrounded by the African bush, set on a small piece of raised ground between the Luangwa river and a lagoon you get a sense of the wild while just a short drive from Mfuwe. Wildlife often passes through the camp at night to graze, while during the day elephant, monkeys, mongoose, baboons and giraffes can visit.

In the evening you can sit around our open fire enjoying a pre-dinner drink whilst comparing wildlife encounters, watching the sunset and finally seeing the stars come to life.

KIAMBI SAFARI LODGE


Kiambi Lower Zambezi is your first gentle, mellow taste of the Lower Zambezi, and sets the uniquely African stage for your forthcoming journey of discovery.

Kiambi Safari owns and operates an exclusive lodge in the Lower Zambezi Valley – Kiambi Lower Zambezi, situated in the Chiawa Game Management area of the Zambezi Valley, in a prime location on the confluence of the Zambezi and Kafue Rivers. The Lodge welcomed the first guests at Kiambi Lower Zambezi in May 1999 and has from its inception, enchanted one and all by truly capturing the essence of the Lower Zambezi.

Kiambi Lower Zambezi offers a unique composite experience, a rare combination of Africa’s culture, scenery and wildlife. This is “The real Africa”. Each of the luxury thatched chalets is set on a raised wooden platform, with spacious en-suite facilities and private verandas with a view over the Zambezi.

While relishing the supreme comfort, furnished stylishly in Rhodesian teak and equipped with the necessities to make your stay comfortable; Kiambi guests never lose that close-to-nature experience

All luxury thatched cottage comes with tea and coffee facilities, air condition, an en-suite bathroom with hot showers.

Highlights
  • Look for nocturnal wildlife on a nightime safari
  • Scenic transfer through the city of Lusaka
  • Enjoy a sunset boat cruise to see amazing wildlife
  • Free day to relax in Kiambi Safari lodge
  • Optional extra activities to choose from
Good to Know
  • Scheduling Scheduling: Shared Tour
  • Languages offered on the Activity / TourLanguages offered on the Activity / Tour: English
  • Duration Duration: 7 days
  • Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Available from March to October 2019 Available from March to October 2019
  • Pick-up service Pick-up service
    Pick up from Lusaka Kenneth Kaunda International Airport.
  • Easy Cancellation Easy Cancellation
    0-30 days before travel = 100% cancellation charge 31-60 days before travel = 75% cancellation charge 61-90 days before travel = 50% cancellation charge 91+ days before travel = no charge
  • Instant Confirmation Instant Confirmation
Inclusions
  • 3 Nights River View Chalets Accommodation
  • 2 Day Game Viewing activities per full day (Morning & Night Game drive)
  • Walking Safari
  • Levies, All Taxes & National Park Entry fees
  • 3 Nights Chalet Accommodation
  • All Meals Daily (Breakfast, Lunch, 3 Course Dinner)
  • Sunset Boat Cruise
  • 3hrs Guided Canoe Safari in Lower Zambezi National Park
  • Flight from Lusaka to Mfuwe in South Luangwa National Park
  • Transfer from mfuwe Airport to Thornicroft Lodge
  • Transfer from Thornicroft Lodge to Mfuwe Airport
  • Flight from Mfuwe Airport in South Luangwa National Park to Lusaka
  • Transfer from Lusaka International Airport (LUN) to Kiambi Safari Lodge in Lower Zambezi National Park
  • Transfer from Kiambi Safaris Lodge to Lusaka International Park (LUN)
Exclusions
  • Visa Fees (US50.00 Per person)
  • Travel Insurance – we recommend to be arranged in your home country
  • Drinks from the bar and activities mentioned as optional or excursions
  • Gratuities
  • Anything of personal Nature and not mentioned in Inclusions
Itinerary
Days

On arrival in Lusaka at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport Meet & Greet by our representative, assist you with the luggage then show you to the domestic flight check-in desk for your flight to Mfuwe in South Luangwa National Park and the flight takes about 1hr10min.

When you arrive at Mfuwe Airport the guide /driver from Thornicroft Lodge will welcome and assist you with luggage and transfer you to Thornicroft Lodge where you will spend your first 2 Nights of your unforgettable Zambia safari experience.

Arrive and Check in and then depending on your arrival time you will go on an afternoon/night game drive which starts around 4 Pm – this activity starts with the afternoon and when it gets dark you will concentrate on nocturnal animals with the help of the spotter will be holding a flashlight looking for animals then you will be getting back to the lodge in time for dinner.

  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation : Thornicroft Lodge

Today your day will start with morning Breakfast, then a morning activity will follow which will be a Game drive or a walking safari leaving the camp around 06:30 and returning around 10:30 in time for Lunch.

Then free time to relax and later its afternoon tea around 15:30  then A night Game drive will follow and you will be coming back around 7:30 PM in time for dinner and bed.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation : Thornicroft Lodge

Morning Breakfast and depending on your flight time to Lusaka you may leave after the morning game viewing activity. But should your flight be early in the morning you will be taken to the airport after breakfast.

1hr:10 mins Flight to Lusaka and on arrival, you will be met by our representative who will assist you with your luggage and take you a 3 hours adventurous transfer through the city of Lusaka which is also one way of exploring this country capital city.

When you get to Kiambi Lodge check-in and depending on arrival time you will have lunch then relax enjoy the view of the river and facilities.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation : Kiambi Lodge

Morning breakfast, then you will be taken for 3 hrs. guided canoe safari and you will return to the lodge in time for lunch and free time relax.

Later in the afternoon, you will go us to enjoy the sunset and some wildlife such as elephants, hippos, lots of birds while on a Sunset Boat Cruise.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation : Kiambi Lodge

Today you will have breakfast in the morning and free who whole day to relax and enjoy the lodge and its facilities with meals on times.

You will have a chance to try optional Activities such as Village Walk or Fish (Strictly Angling – Catch and release of Tiger Fish).

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation : Kiambi Safari Lodge

Morning Breakfast and our driver will take you on a 3 hrs. transfer to Lusaka in time for your flight out of Lusaka.

  • Breakfast
Meeting Point
Pick up from Lusaka Kenneth Kaunda International airport. 

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