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Natural Beauty and Wildlife

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Natural Beauty and Wildlife

We hope that this example holiday will give you give some inspiration to help you begin to plan your own dream holiday to Africa.

The next couple of pages show a summary of the itinerary, and then there is a page on each place that is included.

Important travel information for visitors to Zambia is included at the back of this document.

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Natural Beauty and Wildlife

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Holiday Title: Natural Beauty and Wildlife

Holiday Destination: Holiday to Zambia for 10 nights

Passengers: 2 Adults

Example Cost for 2 Adults: * per person sharing.

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Summary Of The Itinerary

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Holiday Title: Natural Beauty and Wildlife

Passengers: 2 Adults

Day 1

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.

In an enviable location on the edge of a lagoon where hippo chortle and elephant wallow, stands Chindeni - undoubtedly one of the most beautiful tented camps in the South Luangwa. There's something about sleeping under canvas that ignites a sense of adventure in everyone.

South Luangwa National Park

5 nights at Chindeni Bushcamp


Day 6

After breakfast, you will be transferred back to Mfuwe.

ProFlight (Economy Class): Fly from Mfuwe (MFU) via Lusaka (LUN) to Jeki Airstrip - arrival and departure times to be confirmed

You will be met at the airstrip and transferred to Anabezi Tented Camp, located on the banks of the Zambezi River. The camp's name is derived from the camp's location and the many Ana trees or Winter Thorns that surround the camp. These winter thorns drop corn yellow pods which attract a wide variety of animals to the area including many elephants, a welcome sight in the camp.

Lower Zambezi National Park

3 nights at Anabezi Luxury Tented Camp


Day 9

You will be transferred back to the airstrip.

ProFlight (Light Aircraft): Fly from Jeki Airstrip via Lusaka (LUN) to Livingstone Airport (LVI) - arrival and departure times to be confirmed

Transfer for 2 pax from Livingstone Airport to Sussi & Chuma

Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma is built on a dramatic bend of the Zambezi River in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, 12 kilometres upstream from the world-famous Victoria Falls. Activities include walking safaris, canoe trips, game drives in the Mosi-oa-Tunya Park, sundowner cruises, walking tour of the Falls, and local school/village tours.

Victoria Falls - Zambia

2 nights at Sussi & Chuma

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Day 11

Transfer for 2 pax from Sussi & Chuma to Livingstone Airport

 
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Chindeni Bushcamp

South Luangwa National Park: 5 Nights

Open from May to December and set on the edge of a lagoon where hippo chortle and elephant wallow, stands Chindeni - one of the most beautiful tented camps in the South Luangwa.

There's something about sleeping under canvas that ignites a sense of adventure in everyone. At Chindeni you can combine that thrill with style and comfort in one of its 4 tents. Gaze out from your private veranda onto the lagoon which attracts birds and animals from miles around. Or settle back with a gin and tonic in the central lounge and dining area - an expanse of varnished decking arranged on several levels around the surrounding ebony trees, boasting, of course the same spectacular view.

Whether you are in the mood for intrepid exploration or perhaps some more sedentary wildlife viewing, Chindeni will deliver. Avid game viewers and birdwatchers can set out on superb walking safaris, game drives, night drives and scenic sundowner trips in the surrounding area or by the river. You can just set yourself in a deckchair at camp and watch the abundance of game that is drawn to the lagoon.

Raised on a wooden decking, Chindeni’s 4 en-suite canvas tents have private decks with hammocks, from which one can view the resident big game often in attendance, or simply enjoy the extensive birdlife and serenity of the camp. The tents are the most spacious in the Luangwa, each with 2 queen-sized beds or a king bed and bathroom with twin basins.  

The dining area is set above the oxbow lagoon with an adjoining lounge, deck and bar area, all with a stunning view across to the Chindeni Hills. Guests have been known to stay in camp during hot October days and see more from the deck than on a drive!

Example Details For Chindeni Bushcamp

Nights: 5 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Safari Tent
Includes: All meals; tea/coffee; bar; Park fees; a laundry service; game viewing activities; inter-camp transfers; and transfers to/from Mfuwe Airport are included. Please note: Bottled wines are not included.

Children under the age of 12 years are not permitted on guided walks.

Please Note: As the animals are wild, it is not possible to guarantee what you will see during your safari.

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Anabezi Luxury Tented Camp

Lower Zambezi National Park: 3 Nights

Anabezi is located on the banks of the Zambezi River at the lower end of the Lower Zambezi National Park. The name Anabezi is derived from the many Ana Trees or Winter Thorns that surround the camp. These winter thorns drop corn yellow pods which attract a wide variety of animals to the area including many elephants, a welcome sight in the camp.

Equipped with 4 person game drive vehicles specifically designed to keep you comfortable and safe, the experienced guides will mesmerize you with the wonders of Africa, and all the wildlife that roams its glorious plains. If you’d like to spot a leopard, genet and civet cat, you’re most likely to do so on one of the night drives. Experience the sounds, smells and animal activity in the evenings, as your guides teach you to spot in the dark. You might even catch a pride of lions hunting down their next feast.

From hippo pods to lazy crocodiles, the very best way to get up, close and personal with the animals that spend long days in the water, is on one of the guided boat safaris. You might even catch a breath-taking sunset too. The Lower Zambezi National Park is also one of the few places in the Africa where you can do a canoeing safari. Your experienced guides will introduce you to everything that lives along the riverbanks, and in the river. From rare birdlife, to hippo pods and crocodiles, it is truly an adventure to remember.

Guests can also explore the wonders of the Zambezi on foot as one of the experienced guides takes you through the Park, introducing you to different types of fauna, flora and some of the world’s most magnificent wildlife.

The camp is made up of 12 spacious, secluded tented suites, raised on timber platforms to give you a magnificent view of the Lower Zambezi National Park.

With viewing decks providing magnificent views of both the Zambezi River and Mushika River flood plain, a swimming pool overlooking the river and central fire-pit to keep you warm as the day turns to night, you’re promised nothing less than stylish luxury.

Example Details For Anabezi Luxury Tented Camp

Nights: 3 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Luxury Safari Tent
Includes: Park fees; Conservation Levy; all meals; shared safari activities (game drive, walking safari, boat trip, fishing, canoeing, birding); beverages; a laundry service; and airstrip transfers are included.

Please Note: As the animals are wild, it is not possible to guarantee what you will see during your safari.

Location

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Sussi & Chuma

Victoria Falls - Zambia: 2 Nights

Just a short drive away from the world famous Victoria Falls, Sussi & Chuma is built on a dramatic bend in the Zambezi, right on the edge of the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park.

A walking tour of The Falls is a must for anyone staying here. First described to Europe by explorer David Livingstone and known locally as the Mosi-oa-Tunya, or “the Smoke that Thunders”, the Falls make a constant roar and are accompanied by a cloud of brilliant spray where the mile wide Upper Zambezi falls 300 feet into the Lower Zambezi. Rainbows constantly form and collapse in the tropical sunlight over the waterfall.

Other activities include game drives in custom-built 4x4 safari vehicles into the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. The Park is home to elephant, impala, giraffe, buffalo, hippo, crocodile, zebra in large numbers and an exciting array of birds. It even has white rhino – the only place in Zambia where they can be seen. Guests may also be lucky enough to see a rare sighting of the wild dog that on occasion pass through the Park.

Guests can also relax on a Zambezi River sundowner cruise, or experience a trip to the local Simonga Village.

Inbetween activities, the inviting swimming pool is perfect for just relaxing around, or you can book a spa treatment, or just enjoy a quiet drink in the elevated bar overlooking the Zambezi.

The accommodation consists of 12 tree houses connected by stilted wooden walkways. Each tree house enjoys superb views over the river and is an open plan room with shower, bathtub, vanity area and private toilet.

In addition, there are 2 private houses available, each with 2 bedrooms, their own dining areas and decks with plunge pools, and their own chef and house staff.

Example Details For Sussi & Chuma

Nights: 2 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Tree House
Includes: All meals; drinks (excluding premium brands); Park fees; laundry; game drives into the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park; Simonga village visit; a visit to Victoria Falls; return Livingstone Airport transfers; and a sundowner cruise are included.

No children under the age of 12 are permitted on walking safaris.

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Important Travel Information For Zambia

Passport, Visa, and Medical Information

Passport, Visa and Entry Requirements

Certain nationalities require a visa to enter Zambia - these include nationalities from the UK, USA, Canada, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Switzerland, Australia and New Zealand. If you are a passport holder from another country, please contact your local Zambia High Commission or Embassy for up-to-date visa requirements or check this website: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visa_policy_of_Zambia

The visa can issued at any Zambia Embassy or on arrival at an entry point, or you can now obtain an e-Visa prior to travel via https://evisa.zambiaimmigration.gov.zm/#/.  Single and double entry visit visas are available at all ports of entry, but multi-entry visas are not. If you plan to get a visa on arrival, make sure you have the correct amount of cash (US dollars) with you as change may not be available.

Current visa costs (subject to change) are as follows: Single Entry Visa USD 50 per person; Double/Multipe Entry Visa USD 80 per person; Day Tripper Visa USD 20 per person (enter and exit through same port); Transit Visa USD 50 per person.

If you enter through Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in Lusaka or the Harry Mwanga International Airport in Livingstone, you can now make payment for single and double entry visas via credit card at the Zambian Immigration desks.

For visitors wanting to travel across to Zimbabwe, the KAZA UniVisa is also an option (although unfortunately this is not always available). This visa allows tourists of certain nationalities to travel freely between Zambia and Zimbabwe, within a 30 day period from the date of their first entry. This same visa will also allow those who cross into Botswana for a day trip to come back into Zambia (or Zimbabwe) without paying any extra visa fees - please note however it is not valid if staying in Botswana overnight. The UniVisa can ONLY be obtained at SELECTED border posts (currently Harry Mwaanga/Livingstone Airport, Victoria Falls Land Border, Kazungula Land Border (border with Botswana) and Kenneth Kaunda/Lusaka Airport) - the current price is USD 50 per person (subject to change) and payable in cash. To check whether you are eligible for this visa, please visit http://www.kazavisa.info/index.php/about/zambia-zimbabwe-visa-info.

For everyone entering Zambia, your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry and have at least 2 blank pages for entry/exit stamps.

PLEASE NOTE: Countries can change their entry requirements at any time. Travel Butlers try to ensure that the information displayed here is correct, but the onus remains with the traveller to verify the information with the relevant High Commission or Embassy and ensure that they can comply with current passport and visa requirements.

 

Medical

You are advised to contact your doctor or clinic around 4-8 weeks before your trip to check whether you need any vaccinations and to get their professional medical advice regarding travel to Zambia.

To help prevent diarrhoea, avoid tap water – drink only bottled water and use bottled water for tooth brushing, and avoid ice made with tap water – and only eat fruit or vegetables that are cooked or can be peeled. To help avoid heatstroke, drink plenty of bottled water/fluids, and keep out of the midday sun.

There is no risk of yellow fever in Zambia, so a yellow fever vaccination is NOT required for travellers whose sole destination is Zambia. However, in accordance with International Health Regulations, Zambia requires all travellers over one year of age arriving from a yellow fever risk country, or having been in transit longer than 12 hours at the airport of such a country, to have a yellow fever certificate. These countries include Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda.

There is a risk of malaria in all areas of Zambia - check with your doctor about suitable antimalarial tablets. Dengue fever can also be transmitted via mosquito bites. Try to avoid mosquito bites wherever possible - wear loose long-sleeved clothing and trousers, and use a repellent on clothing and exposed skin.

Tsetse flies are found throughout some of Zambia's National Parks, especially in the Luangwa Valley and Kafue National Park. There have been some cases of sleeping sickness occurring after a tsetse fly bite, although these are mainly amongst farmers and other locals who have repeated exposure to bites. However, the fly can still deliver a painful bite, so it is advisable to take necessary precautions - don't wear dark colours, especially black and blue (including denim), wear long-sleeved clothing and trousers, and don't walk through bushes during the hottest part of the day.