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Taste of Luangwa

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 4 day(s)
Group Size: 3 - 8 people
Destination(s): Zambia  
Specialty Categories: Wildlife Viewing  
Season: April - November
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 745 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 745 US Dollar (USD)

Day 1: Your South Luangwa Safari starts mid-morning, as you are collected from Chipata and transported to the beautiful Cha Camp, located within the surrounds of Wildlife Camp. Game viewing begins an hour before reaching camp as we drive through the heart of Lupande Game Management Area, so eyes peeled! After a quick briefing and a short while to settle into the camp, you’ll have a lazy lunch before heading off on the first game drive. You leave camp as soon as everybody is ready to get well ahead of the 16:00 rush, allowing for both an afternoon and night drive rolled into one. The early departure gives a head start on all the other lodges and means you can enjoy sundowners at one of the beautiful oxbow lagoons in an area where very few other vehicles reach on their drives. Driving through the Park after dark gives excellent chances of seeing leopard, lion, honey badgers and all the other nocturnal surprises this amazing Park is waiting to reveal. You’ll arrive back at Camp between 20:00 and 20:30 for a delicious home cooked dinner.

Day 2: It is an early wakeup call in preparation for the morning drive. Enjoy a light breakfast served with coffee or tea before setting off for the second foray into the National Park. During the drive there are excellent chances of sighting elephant, buffalo, giraffe, hippo and Zebra. You return to camp at around 11:00, in time for brunch. The early afternoon is yours to enjoy at your leisure; perhaps you fancy a snooze, a swim in the Wildlife Camp pool, or just swapping stories and photographs at the bar. Once it starts to cool down, you’ll have lunch and then it is time to leave camp on foot with an experienced walking guide and armed escort scout. On the way the guide will explain the art of tracking and all about the varied fauna and flora of the Valley, all the while keeping eyes and ears open for the big game that frequent the area. You arrive back at camp in time for sundowners followed by a delicious dinner. The evening is spent around the campfire, looking at the stars and discussing the adventures so far.

Day 3: The third day is really the highlight of the safari, as the drive heads deep into the South Luangwa National Park, venturing further than most visitors ever get. After an early start and a light breakfast at the camp, you set off on the all-day adventure, heading towards more northerly sections of the park, interrupted by a welcome breakfast break in the vicinity of the Tena Crossing. Then you continue your game drive north and lunch time finds you at an unnamed lagoon, which is home to several pods of (very vocal) hippo. The heat of midday is spent relaxing in the shade of a grove of Sausage trees, perhaps catching 40 winks in the process. In the afternoon the journey continues through the ebony groves and lagoons of the northern section of the Park. This is wild area and always carries the anticipation of sighting rare game such as wild dog or eland, en route to the sundowner spot. After the sunset the night drive begins with excellent opportunities to spot shy nocturnal animals such as genets, civets, bushbabies and maybe even the diminutive Sharpe’s Grysbok, ending back at camp in time for a welcome BBQ dinner, drinks and a warming campfire. This is a long but hugely rewarding day, and you might fancy an early night on your return

Day 4: The final breakfast is a scrumptious affair, with a big fry up at the Kakumbi Salt Pan. Keep a sharp lookout for all the usual game, but this is a special day for the birders. The route passes through the hauntingly beautiful Cathedral Mopane Forests, so besides the elephant and giraffe, eyes will be on full alert for the specialized woodland birds, such as racket-tailed rollers and white-helmet shrikes. The salt pan itself attracts a host of water birds, and large flocks of the majestic crowned cranes are a virtual certainty. Finally it is back to camp to get ready for the trip back to Chipata, but there will be some time to catch up on your safari, journal or simply relax by the pool.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- All park fees,
- Food and camping equipment,
- We will supply mineral water,
- Filtered drinking water and limited house wine with dinner.

Price Excludes:
- Soft drinks and beers,
- Items of a personal nature like towels and toiletries,
- Transfers to and from the point of departure for the trip, unless pre arranged by your agent.

About This Supplier
Location: Zambia
Joined InfoHub: Feb 2009

A new venture between 2 experienced Safari Operators in Zambia. Between the two companies we have over 10 years experience providing safaris to both Zambia and Zimbabwe. Both parent companies are fully registered with the local tourist boards and our guides are licensed for all the parks we work...

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