Zambia, Let's Explore Waterfalls and Shoebills
This very special safari itinerary will appeal to the experienced africa hand who is looking for something different, something off the beaten track, something very African, something uniquely Zambian. Zambia accounts for 35% of the water resources of southern Africa, with its many rivers and lakes, a little known fact. Zambia has 26 major waterfalls, of which Victoria Falls is but one.
Recently the Zambian tourism authority have repositioned their many natural tourist draw cards with the following four main pillars, being - its Waterfalls, its People, its Wildlife and its Culture (35 major ethnic ceremonies across 73 dialects and 8 main languages)
This safari will visit the following waterfalls - Chisimba, Kalambo (highest in Africa), Ntumbachushi, Kundabwika, Lumangwe (often called the mini Victoria Falls) as well as the following National Parks - Nsumbu, Mweru Wantipa, Lusenga Plains, Kasanka and Lake Bangweulu.
Day 1: arr Lusaka. This semi-participation safari starts and ends in Lusaka - Zambia. Head north out of the city to Shiwa Ngandu, Lake of the Royal Crocodiles and family home of legendary Stewart Gore Browne. Overnight camp at a campsite at Kapishya hot springs.
Day 2: Leaving Kapishya hot springs, drive north to Kasama, overnight camp next Chisimba Falls.
Days 3-4: Driving north to Lake Tanganyika, relax for two days at Mpulungu. Optionally take a boat across the lake to view Kalambo Falls, the highest falls in Africa. Relax on the beach.
Day 5: Turning west, camp at remote and not often visited Nsumbu National Park. Game sighting should include roan, sable, eland and hartebeest as well the rare blue duiker.
Days 6-7: Spend two days in the Lake Mweru/Mweru Wantipa National Park area, site seeing the many Falls here, including Ntumbachushi and Kundabwika Falls, as well as picturesque fishing villages, such as Nchelenge and Kashikishi.
Day 8: Turning south towards Lusenga Plains National Park, overnight bush camp, with time to visit the “mini- Victoria Falls” – Lumangwe Falls, a 120 meter lip with a drop of 30 meters into crystal clear water. A great spot for a dip.
Days 9-11: Samfya Town and Lake Bengweulu. Spend 3 nights on the edge of the plains south of the lake. Unique to this area is the black lechwe as well as the shoebill stork. Other birdlife includes many varieties of pelicans, cranes, storks, spoonbills and ibises.
Days 12-13: Returning south, visit Kasanka National Park home of the shy sitatunga. Making sure not to miss the 18 meter high look out hide in a mululu tree overlooking Kapabi Swamp. If time allows, visit nearby Memorial marking the spot where David Livingstone died.
Day 14: returning to Lusaka, spend last night in a campsite outside of the city.
Day 15: Safari ends.
Note that this safari can be split into two seven day safaris including either the waterfalls section or the shoebill and sitatunga sections only. Please enquire.
A word about this safari.
This safari is run on a semi-participation basis. That is to say a driver/guide will accompany you, who will also do the cooking and serve meals. It is expected that clients will erect and take down their own tents
Price: The price of the above itinerary is US$4,995 per person for 14 nights for a minimum of four people.
The price includes:
-ground transport as indicated above, in special bush vehicles.
-use of all camping equipment, tents etc.
-food and beverages with three meals per day
-camping and entry fees to National Parks.
-daily or morning and evening game drives in Operators vehicle.
The price excludes:
-airfares and transportation to and from start and end points
-visas and other governmental levies
-medical health, loss and evacuation insurances.
-extra and optional activities not specifically included
-alcohol and other drinks
-gratuities and tips
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