Combining 2 properties from the famous Robin Pope Safaris portfolio, this itinerary will ensure an unforgettable safari holiday. You will experience the wonders of Africa's secluded wilderness, the outstanding wildlife, including leopard, lion, elephant, giraffe, zebra, buffalo, wild dog, hippo, to name a few, more than 450 species of birds, as well as the mighty Victoria Falls.
You begin with 2 nights at Nkwali Camp, situated on the banks of the Luangwa River on Robin Pope Safaris’ private land just outside the South Luangwa National Park. Guests can enjoy day or night drives in open top Toyota Landcruisers, affording you total 360 degree vision. There is also the option to swop a game drive for a walk, led by a knowledgeable guide, and escorted by an armed National Park scout. The guiding team is very passionate and will certainly impart some amazing bush insights at a level that will surprise you.
Your next RPS camp, Tena Tena, is synonymous with Robin Pope Safaris as it was the first camp which Robin opened and ran and has become a favourite amongst many safari lovers over the years. The tents are very private with plenty of space between them and each with its own window onto a magnificent stretch of the Luangwa River where the hippos wallow and the lions roam. With plenty of different seating areas there is space to relax and unwind whilst reflecting on the day's safari, before sitting down to a beautiful dinner on the banks of the Luangwa, under the stars and enjoying the sounds of the African night.
You then leave the RPS portfolio as you head to the Lower Zambezi, where you enjoy 2 nights at the intimate and private Old Mondoro safari camp, which exudes charm and charisma. The concept of Old Mondoro is simple - to provide guests with an authentic, intimate Zambian safari that concentrates on the wildlife and bush experience, whilst not forgoing any creature comforts or service. Old Mondoro is a destination in its own right that also offers some of the most prolific leopard sightings to be had in Africa - no one could want for more.
Finally, you end at Waterberry Zambezi Lodge, situated upriver from the iconic Victoria Falls. Spanning 1.6 kilometers along the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, this immense body of water undergoes dramatic transformations throughout the year. During the early part of the year, when water levels are at their peak, the Zambezi River unleashes its breathtaking might and releasing colossal sprays that create expansive double rainbows, painting the sky with vivid hues. In the dry season, which typically sets in from late October, the massive 100 meter deep canyon is almost bare.
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.
Nkwali Camp is located on the banks of the Luangwa on a magnificent meander in the river overlooking the National Park where leopards roam along the bank and can often be spotted from camp.
After breakfast, you will be transferred by game vehicle to Tena Tena.
Situated in the exclusive Nsefu Sector, Tena Tena sits nestled under a magnificent and thick grove of mahogany trees. On a double tiered river bank each room enjoys its own private view onto a long stretch of the Luangwa River. With the ox bow lagoons, tributaries, riverine supported woodlands and large plains, this area plays host to huge concentrations of game including elephant, buffalo, leopard, lion, giraffe, hippo and over 450 species of birds.
After breakfast, you will be transferred back to Mfuwe Airport, where you will check in and 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 Old Mondoro, located in the wonderfully open area of Faidherbia Forest within the Lower Zambezi National Park. The comfortable rooms are strung out along a hippo-friendly channel off the Zambezi, enjoying great views with their half-height walls and timber decks. Activities at Old Mondoro focus on game drives, walks, canoeing and boating, though the elephant and hippo activity around camp are enough to encourage a lodge-based safari!
You will be transferred back to the airstrip where you will board your flight to Livingstone.
ProFlight (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 you will be met and transferred to your final lodge on this holiday.
Waterberry Zambezi Lodge is a small, friendly and informal lodge, just 35 minutes from Livingstone. It's the perfect setting for guests to enjoy total peace and quiet while still being close to the Falls and all the adventures that Livingstone has to offer.
Holiday Destination: Holiday to Zambia for 10 nights
Passengers: 2 Adults
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