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Full Day by Day Itinerary
Upon arrival into Lusaka, after completing immigration formalities, collect your baggage and proceed to the Arrivals Hall. Here you will connect with your scheduled charter flight to Mfuwe Airport in the South Luangwa National Park. Upon arrival, you will be met by a camp vehicle for your road transfer to Time + Tide Chinzombo, where you will stay for three nights. Time permitting, enjoy lunch and an afternoon activity.
Day 2 – 3
Enjoy two full days of game viewing activities at Time + Tide Chinzombo.
Situated on a sweeping curve of the Luangwa River, Time + Tide Chinzombo brings style and sophistication to the Luangwa Valley. This wildly luxurious camp retains its bush authenticity with grass and canvas walls and spacious living areas that melt into the exquisitely tranquil riverside setting. Colonial accents complement organic textures, creating an authentic feel that harkens back to the early days of exploration. With soaking tubs and feather-top beds, every villa is a haven for relaxation. Relax by your villa’s private pool, watching the river’s frequent wildlife visitors. Under the shade of ancient trees, listen to the bellows of hippos echoing across the river.
Venture into one of the most game rich areas of the national park with our award winning guiding team on game drives and walking safaris. The South Luangwa is renowned for its world class predator action, with especially strong sightings of the elusive leopard. In the South Luangwa, expect large herds of elephants and rivers packed with hippos and crocs. Diverse habitat supports a wide variety of plains game and birdlife alongside the predators attracted to the abundance. After a day exploring the beautiful bush, unwind with an in-villa spa treatment.
After the morning activity (time permitting) and breakfast, you will be transferred to Mfuwe Airport by a camp vehicle for your scheduled charter flight to Royal Airstrip in Lower Zambezi National Park. Upon arrival you will be met by a camp vehicle and transferred to Chongwe River Camp, where you will stay for three nights. Time permitting, enjoy lunch and an afternoon activity.
Dotted along the forested riverbanks, Time + Tide Chongwe Camp is surrounded by wild beauty. Set at the confluence of the Chongwe and Zambezi Rivers against a beautiful mountainous backdrop, the camp offers the best views in the Lower Zambezi. A grove of towering winterthorn trees creates a shady haven for the camp below. Guests aren’t the only ones that enjoy them though – elephants frequently wander through camp to feed on the many seed pods dropped from above. Each tent offers panoramic views along the Chongwe River. Sit out front in comfortable lounge chairs and watch the abundant wildlife visiting the banks to drink and graze on the lush grasses.
Day 5 – 6
Enjoy two full days of game viewing activities at Chongwe River Camp.
During your stay, enjoy our impressive variety of safari activities, created for the ultimate exploration of this magnificent African paradise. By land, you can enjoy game drives and walking safaris, or take to the rivers and explore with boat cruises, canoeing safaris and tiger-fishing. Back in camp, our brand new wildlife hide is great for photography, especially rare nocturnal creatures.
Activities include: Game drives (day and night), walking safaris, cultural visits, canoeing (seasonal) and boat cruises (seasonal). Fishing and canoeing are available at Chongwe Camps all season. (For canoeing and walking safaris, the minimum age is 12 years old and is at the guide’s discretion.)
After the morning activity (time permitting) and breakfast, you will be transferred to Royal Airstrip by a camp vehicle for your scheduled charter flight to Lusaka to connect with your scheduled charter flight to Kafue National Park. Upon arrival you will be met by a camp vehicle and transferred to Shumba Camp, where you will stay for three nights. Time permitting, enjoy lunch and an afternoon activity.
Set right in the center of the Busanga Plains, Shumba – meaning lion – has been appropriately named after the lions that make the plains their home. Shumba Camp comprises six spacious luxury safari tents on raised platforms with breathtaking views of the surrounding plains.
Day 8 – 9
Enjoy two full days of game viewing activities at Shumba Camp.
Catch sight of the famous lion prides, other predators and the scores of plains game.
Float through the channels at the beginning of the season when the floodplains are still filled with water.
Hot air ballooning
Fly eye-to-eye with an eagle and watch hippo playing far below while taking in the incredible remoteness of the plains. Available August – October. (Additional charge)
Explore the Busanga Plains’ nocturnal species on interpretive game drives under the stars.
After the morning activity (time permitting) and breakfast, you will be transferred to the airstrip by a camp vehicle for your scheduled charter flight to Lusaka to connect with your homebound flight.
Return home, taking with you the sights, sounds, and memories of an incredible African adventure!
Included / Not Included
- Scheduled activities/tours (i.e. with other guests) as specified. Most safari camps and lodges include two game activities per day (morning and afternoon);
- Alluring Africa’s local reps available 24/7 while traveling;
- Services of lodge guides and staff;
- Air/ground transfers as specified;
- Accommodation taxes, applicable tourism levies and all relevant Value Added Government Sales Tax (GST);
- Relevant park fees;
- All accommodation as specified;
- Excursions/activities as specified;
- Drinks – differs between camps/lodges;
- Laundry can be done at most camps/lodges and hotels. In some cases this is included in the tariff quoted;
- Alluring Africa final documentation.
- Meals, drinks, laundry, entrance fees, porterage, tours/excursions and transfers not specified;
- Any scheduled flights and related taxes not specified;
- Cancellation, baggage and medical insurance – which is essential;
- Staff gratuities;
- Any new gov. taxes, levies, fuel or industry increases which are beyond our control;
- Any items of a personal nature or anything not specifically stated as included;
- International airfare.