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Zambia Wildlife Safaris - Victoria Falls

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 7 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 10 people
Destination(s): Zambia  
Specialty Categories: Wildlife Viewing  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 2560 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2560 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Overview:
- Flight from Lusaka to Victoria Falls
- All transfers
- Walking safari
- Boat safaris
- Game drive safari
- Exclusive mobile camp
- Park entry fees.

Are you considering Zambia as your next African Safari destination?

Zambia's safaris are a great choice, even for the most seasoned African safari traveler. What makes a Zambia Safari tour so remarkable? Up until the 1970`s, Zambia was considered to have had some of the highest game populations in Africa; unfortunately, over-hunting and poaching subsequently decimated the game in many areas. Today however, almost 30% of Zambia is under game management, making a safari to Zambia one of Africa`s best. Home to excellent safari lodges, seasonal bush camps, and traditional walking safaris, Zambia is ideal for those seeking a remote and exclusive African safari.

The Lower Zambezi National Park covers an area of 4092 square kilometers, but most of the game is concentrated along the valley floor. There is an escarpment along the northern end which acts as a physical barrier to most of the parks animal species. Enormous herds of elephant, some up to 100 strong, are often seen at the rivers edge. Island hopping buffalo and waterbuck are common. The park also hosts good populations of lion and leopard and listen too for the ubiquitous cry of the fish eagle.

Kafue is Zambia’s oldest park and by far the largest. It was proclaimed in 1950 and is spread over 22 400 square kilometres - the second largest national park in the world and about the size of Wales. Despite the Park’s proximity to both Lusaka and the Copperbelt, it has remained underdeveloped until the most recent years. Despite the depravations of poaching and lack of management, the Park is still a raw and diverse slice of African wilderness with excellent game viewing, birdwatching and fishing opportunities.

From the astounding Busanga Plains in the North-western section of the Park to the tree-choked wilderness and the lush dambos of the south., fed by the emerald green Lunga, Lufupa and Kafue Rivers, the park sustains huge herds of a great diversity of wildlife. From the thousands of red lechwe on the Plains, the ubiquitous puku, the stately sable and roan antelopes in the woodland to the diminutive oribi and duiker. The solid-rumped defassa waterbuck, herds of tsessebe, hartebeest, zebra and buffalo make for a full menu of antelope.

Large prides of lion, solitary leopards and cheetahs are the prime predators. There is a host of smaller carnivores from the side-striped jackal, civet, genet and various mongoose. Birdwatching - especially on the rivers and the dambos is superb. Notables include the wattled crane, purple crested loerie and Pel’s fishing owl. Over 400 species of birds have been recorded throughout the park.

The Kafue and Lunga Rivers offer superb fishing opportunities, especially good bream, barbel and fresh water pike. Most lodges have fishing tackle, rods, boats and bait available. Musungwa Lodge in the south, hosts an annual fishing competition in September on Lake Itezhi Tezhi.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Kafue National Park. Party arrive and gets transferred to Kafue National Park for 1 night stay at either Mukambi or mayukuyuku.

Day 2: Kafue National Park. Breakfast followed by a road transfer to the busanga plains for 3 nights stay at plains camp or equivalent on full board basis with activities such as game drives, walking safaris and night safaris.

Days 3-4: Kafue National Park. Full Day in Kafue National Park.

Day 5: Lower Zambezi. Early breakfast followed by a road transfer through Lusaka to Lower Zambezi This will be a full day transfer and clients should be ready for it Arrive at Kiambi for 1 night accommodation on full board basis.

Day 6: Lower Zambezi. Full day activities to include canoeing, boating and cruising (even fishing).

Day 7: Lower Zambezi Lusaka. Breakfast and transfer back to Lusaka for their onward travel.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

About This Supplier
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Location: Tanzania
Joined InfoHub: Dec 2009
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African safari holidays, M19903 offers a large range of different safari itineraries that will enable visitors to experience the natural environment and true wilderness of the continent. The company offers a reliable and competitive service covering the most spectacular game viewing areas in...

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