This 10 night itinerary is ideal for those looking for an affordable way to experience the best of Zambia. Starting with 6 nights in South Luangwa, you stay in 2 different tented camps, where you can experience game drives and walks with experienced guides. Then, you fly to the Lower Zambezi for 2 nights, staying in another tented camp where elephants frequently wander past your tent to feed on the many seed pods dropped from the trees above. Finally, a 2 night stay at Victoria Falls rounds off your holiday, where the iconic Victoria Falls are literally on your doorstep.
Flatdogs Camp, your first destination, is regularly visited by elephants, impala, puku, bushbuck, hippo and giraffe and there is an abundance of bird life to hone your twitching skills. As well as watchng the wildlife from the camp or from your sunlounger around the pool, don't miss out on the professionally-guided game viewing activities in the National Park itself, including morning drives, night drives and walking safaris. Or visit local community and conservation projects or artisan workshops in the local area. You will not be bored, we can promise you!
You then head deep into the Park, to what is considered one of the most rewarding game viewing areas in the South Luangwa. Nkonzi Camp is surrounded by pristine grassy plains and ancient forests, and from the moment you arrive at camp, you will feel that you have the entire Park to yourself. With zero light pollution too, the stargazing at night is magnificent, with panoramic views of the Milky Way that have to be seen to be believed. This camp is seasonal, however, so is only open from June until the end of October.
Chongwe Camp, set on the boundary of the Lower Zambezi National Park, is your next stop. Each tent offers panoramic views along the Chongwe River, and you can sit out in front of your tent in comfortable lounge chairs and watch the abundant wildlife visiting the banks to drink and graze on the lush grasses. Game drives, walking safaris, canoe trips and boat cruises are also just some of the ways to pass your time here.
Finally, you head to the Victoria Falls for a 2 night stay. The Avani Victoria Falls Resort's biggest draw is its impressive location - just a 5 minute stroll from the Falls themselves - and all guests enjoy free unlimited access to this famous attraction. A cultural wow welcomes guests at the resort’s reception, with Ngoni Warriors performing traditional songs and dances.
Upon arrival at Lusaka International Airport you will be met by our representative and assisted with Immigration and Customs procedures. You will then be directed to the domestic check-in counters for your flight to Mfuwe in the South Luangwa. The flight will take just over an hour.
ProFlight (Light Aircraft): Fly from Lusaka Intl (LUN) to Mfuwe (MFU) - arrival and departure times to be confirmed
On arrival at Mfuwe Airport, you will be met by your guide and you will be transferred by road to the South Luangwa National Park.
Flatdogs is situated adjacent to the main entrance of the Park and is set on the east bank of the Luangwa River, nestled under shady trees. The camp itself is usually full of game - elephants wander through most evenings, giraffe are never far away, and bushbuck hide in the shady bushes, seemingly unaware of the human activity around them.
After breakfast, depart for the transfer to your next camp. The journey from Flatdogs to Nkonzi Camp takes you into the Park and along the '05 Road', away from the main game-viewing area and into the very heart of the Park itself.
Nkonzi is a small intimate tented camp, set on the dry Mushilashi River deep inside the South Luangwa National Park. Here you will experience the romance of a safari under canvas, enjoy expert safari guiding and get so far off the beaten track you’ll feel like you have the South Luangwa all to yourself. Walking safaris begin and end at camp, while game drives can head north, east, south or west into untouched wildlife habitats.
After breakfast, you will be transferred back to Mfuwe Airport, where you will board your flight to the Lower Zambezi National Park.
ProFlight (Economy Class): Fly from Mfuwe (MFU) to Jeki Airstrip - arrival and departure times to be confirmed
You will be met at the airstrip and transferred to Chongwe Camp - the transfer is quite long, so it is an added 'bonus' game drive! Dotted along the forested riverbanks, 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. During your stay, you can enjoy an 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, the wildlife hide is great for photography, especially rare nocturnal creatures.
You will be transferred back to the airstrip, where you will board your flight to Livingstone.
ProFlight Seat in Plane Rate (Light Aircraft): Fly from Jeki Airstrip to Livingstone Airport (LVI) - arrival and departure times to be confirmed
Collect your luggage, then make your way into the Arrivals Hall where your transfer driver will meet you. You will then be transferred to your hotel.
A trip to Victoria Falls is certainly memorable. One of the 7 Wonders of the World, the sheer noise of the Falls as they cascade over the edge into the deep gorge is deafening, and the misty clouds of spray, occasionally broken by rainbows, are visible from over 40 km away. The Avani Victoria Falls Resort offers affordable luxury accommodation in an elegant surrounding. Located within the Mosai-Oa-Tunya National Park and a mere 15 minute drive from Livingstone Airport, nature enthusiasts can enjoy watching the zebra graze on the lawns of the hotel. The hotel is a mere a 5 minute walk from the majestic Victoria Falls to which hotel guests are treated to free unlimited access.
Holiday Destination: Holiday to Zambia for 10 nights
Passengers: 2 Adults
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