Having become well known as a mobile safari operator this tour operator now has the pleasure of offering a range of “All Lodge”, “Bush Camp” and “Walking” safaris, as well as running its own high quality mobile safaris. These have been selected from the portfolios of other top class operators, choosing only the very best to make up interesting and often unique safari itineraries in some of the finest game viewing areas of southern Africa.
Concentrating on Zambia, these safaris include the top national parks of South Luangwa/Nsefu sector, Lower Zambezi, Liuwa Plains, Kasanka as well as other game areas such as the Bengweulu Swamps and or a combination of the above.
The camps (more like boutique lodges) are all in strategic, beautiful and often remote locations. Accommodation is in a mix of safari tents, reeded huts, chalets and other similar all with en-suite bathroom facilities, full “lodge’ amenities, each with cooks, guides and other crew to look after you.
Your choice can be from 4-5 night to 10 night safaris, single location or 2-3 camp safaris, bush camping or walking safaris. Transfer between camps will either be light aircraft or by road often as a game drive in itself.
There are a few wildlife phenomena that really stand out as extraordinary events. This is one of those top events in the wildlife calendar. Up to ten million “straw-coloured fruit bats” converge upon Kasanka National Park as the fruits of a local tree ripen. These bats roost in a specific woodland and literally cover the trunks of the trees like thick icing. Then at sunset they all take off and fly out to forage. The sky is thick with bats. You can view all this from the 60 ft high hide, in a tree top, next to the woodland. And from this hide, during the day you will see many sitatunga in the swamp below.
Kasanka has other specials on offer – especially in the birding department. These may include african finfoot, Ross’ lourie, Pel’s fishing owl and osprey. Bangweulu Swamps will be visited for a day – flying over the plains with up to 100,000 black lechwe alone is a treat. On the ground you will see the endangered wattled crane and possibly the tsessebe.
On arrival at Lusaka International Airport, your guide will meet you and accompany you on the flight to Kasanka National Park. Upon arrival you will be transferred to Wasa Camp where you will spend the next three days amongst the glory of the bat migration.
Days 2 & 3 & 4
These days will be quite relaxed with a chance to bird-watch, spend time in the Fibwe hide to catch a glimpse of the shy sitatunga, and view all of the other fantastic species in this area such as Lichtenstein’s hartebeest, Pel’s fishing owl, etc. And of course, you can’t forget the bats! You will also have the opportunity to visit the Bangweulu Swamps for a day to see the Black Lechwe during the calving period, as well as a variety of interesting water birds.
After a relaxing breakfast, you will be transferred to the airstrip where you will meet your plane for the flight to Mfuwe and Lusaka.
Accom type: Thatched chalets, lodge
Numbers min /max: min 2 max 8
Dates/availability One departure only 22 November
Price US$ 1,740. Single supplement
Plus internal flights Lusaka/Mfuwe/kasanka/Mfuwe/Lusaka US$ 973 (minimum 4 people)
· All safari costs
· Not included International flights, Visa and airport departure taxes
Optionally this safari may be extended to include 2 or 3 nights in South Luangwa National Park. Please enquire for details.
Accom type: Thatched chalets, lodge
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