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Addicted to Zambia

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Addicted to Zambia

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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Addicted to Zambia

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Holiday Title: Addicted to Zambia

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: Addicted to Zambia

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.

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.

South Luangwa National Park

2 nights at Nkwali Camp


Day 3

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.

South Luangwa National Park

3 nights at Tena Tena


Day 6

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!

Lower Zambezi National Park

3 nights at Old Mondoro


Day 9

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.

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Set on a hill bordering the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park and overlooking unspoilt bush, Stanley Safari Lodge is only3 km from the Victoria Falls. The views are splendid - the spray of the Falls in the distance, the mighty Zambezi River and on top of that yet another beautiful African sunset. From either the main garden, the infinity pool or from the privacy of your room, the views are unmatched.

Victoria Falls - Zambia

2 nights at Stanley Safari Lodge


Day 11

You will be transferred back to Livingstone Airport, where you will check in for your flight home.

 
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Nkwali Camp

South Luangwa National Park: 2 Nights

Nkwali is located on a private stretch of land, overlooking the South Luangwa National Park. The area surrounding Nkwali is superb game viewing country, with a beautiful area of ebony woodland and open grasslands.

Guests staying here can often see as much wildlife around the camp as they do on game drives into the Park itself, including leopard, lion and occasionally wild dog. The area is also particularly good for the Thornicroft giraffe (an endemic species), and elephants also regularly cross the Luangwa River or come to the waterhole near the thatched dining room.

Although the camp is just outside the National Park, the game drive vehicles access the Park by either by boat (2 minutes) or via the camp's pontoon (10 minutes away). The main bridge across the river to the Park is also only 15 minutes away.

This particular area of the Park is accessible all year and so the game is very relaxed and used to the vehicles. This gives great photographic opportunities as the game allows the vehicles to get close.

With a guest to guide ratio of 4:1 each guest is offered increased flexibility and choice on activities and therefore a far more personalised experience.

The 6 chalets are spacious and during the day are fully open to wonderful river views. In the evenings the Constantia grill doors are pulled together to close the open room fronts. The en-suite bathrooms are spacious with double sinks and showers from which you can enjoy the enormous African skies.

The main bar area, right on the edge of the Luangwa riverbanks, is built around a huge ebony tree with fantastic views of the river and across to the Park - an ideal spot to enjoy a cool drink whilst watching the sun set over the Luangwa. Set back from the river on a lagoon are the dining room and swimming pool, from which guests are often treated to elephants and other game coming down to drink during the day.

Example Details For Nkwali Camp

Nights: 2 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Chalet (7+ Night RPS Group Long Stay discount rate applied)
Includes: All meals; Park fees; shared game viewing activities; laundry; bar drinks; inter-camp transfers; and transfers to/from Mfuwe Airport 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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Tena Tena

South Luangwa National Park: 3 Nights

Tena Tena is a remote and small camp, situated within the South Luangwa National Park, and enjoys a stunning location on a sweeping bend of the Luangwa River. The camp 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 great number of game in the Park is impressive in its own right, but it is the sheer abundance of leopards that the South Luangwa National Park is most famous for - although not guaranteed it is usual for everyone coming through on a 3 or more night safari to see at least one leopard. The Park also has 2 endemic species - the Thornicoft's giraffe and the Cookson's wildebeest.

From the camp there is the daily option of a walk or a game drive. The drives include morning, afternoon and night drives. An all day drive, with a picnic lunch, is always available. Meanwhile, for a cultural experience, a visit to the Kawaza Village is not to be missed.

Near the camp there is a spectacular lagoon, Buca Buca, where a whole morning can be spent quietly sitting while the game comes down to drink. With the camp being remote and small, guests have these scenes to themselves.

The 6 tented rooms are spacious but cosy. Each tent is adapted to its specific location so as to maximize the privacy in the rooms with a gorgeous view across the river, and consists of a private veranda, dressing room, a large open air bathroom and outdoor shower.

A large marquee hanging from the trees covers the camp's main area. Here comfortable loungers are provided for guests to relax on, and watch game wandering on the opposite banks of the river. Meanwhile, a short distance below, on the edge of the Luangwa River, is the perfect setting for guests to enjoy sundowners and meals – which is often accompanied by a glorious African sunset and, occasionally, wallowing hippos.

Example Details For Tena Tena

Nights: 3 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Tented Suite (7+ Night RPS Group Long Stay discount rate applied)
Includes: All meals; Park fees; all game viewing activities; laundry; bar drinks; inter-camp transfers; and transfers to/from Mfuwe Airport 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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Old Mondoro

Lower Zambezi National Park: 3 Nights

The beautiful and intimate Old Mondoro is situated within the Lower Zambezi National Park and derives its name from the Goba legend of a white lion that used to prowl the area. Although the white lion is long gone, the camp reflects the wild spirit that still lives on in its descendants that roam free in the spectacular woodlands and plains, which you too will explore during your stay here.

Old Mondoro is one of the Lower Zambezi’s most exclusive camps and offers an ideal blend of nature and comfort. A rare find, this is the ideal safari escape for those who expect the very best yet want a little less of lavish luxury – a real safari.

Day game drives are conducted in custom, open 4x4 safari vehicles and this is the best way to see as many animals as possible, close up. You can also explore the Zambezi River and its islands by boat, offering amazing opportunities for photographing birds, elephant, hippo and croc abound, and the sunsets are to die for.

Canoeing safaris were founded on the Lower Zambezi. Tranquil yet exciting, close up viewing of fauna and riverine flora in near silence is one of Africa’s bucket list experiences. Drift down legendary waterways comfortable in the knowledge that you are in the hands of some of Africa’s best and most experienced river guides.

The 5 rooms are strung out along a hippo-friendly channel off the Zambezi, enjoying great views with their half-height walls and timber decks. Appropriately constructed of canvas and natural materials, the rooms have an open and adventurous feel, providing a perfect retreat after a day filled with excitement in the bush and yet where much of the action will happen right in front of you. At nig,ht canvas blinds are rolled down and secured although with the night chorus you are assured of never feeling too cosseted or cut off from the action!  Each room also has a shaded timber sun deck complete with a comfy daybed for relaxation with the very best of views.

There is also a family room which has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms - making this an ideal choice for families.

Delicious meals are served fireside or in the open-sided thatched dining room, and star-gazing in this remote spot makes a perfect pastime.

Example Details For Old Mondoro

Nights: 3 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Bush Chalet (Stay 3/Pay 2 offer applied - selected periods only)
Includes: All meals; beverage, house wines and local spirits; a laundry service; shared game drives (night and day); bush walks; boat trips; angling; canoe trips; 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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Old Mondoro

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Stanley Safari Lodge

Victoria Falls - Zambia: 2 Nights

Set on a hill bordering the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park and overlooking unspoilt bush, Stanley Safari Lodge is only 3 km from the Victoria Falls. The views are splendid - the spray of the Falls in the distance, the mighty Zambezi river and on top of that yet another beautiful African sunset. From either the main garden, the infinity pool or from the privacy of your room, views are unmatched.

The atmosphere at Stanley Safari Lodge is tranquil and intimate, and with only 10 private cottages or suites your hosts are able to give you an unmatched level of entirely personalised service.

The open-sided Main House has been designed with space and views in mind and has a truly African feel. Enjoy sundowners in the African style lounge, or spend some quiet time in the library or upper deck discovering the secrets of Africa.

The private table set-up ensures you can enjoy your dinner from any place you desire. Just pick a spot - on the upper deck, in the wine cellar, outdoors under the stars or in the infinity pool? Or maybe you would like to have a romantic private dinner in the room? It's all possible at Stanley Safari Lodge. And the European-style cuisine with an African twist will make sure it will meet your appetite.

The accommodation will definitely make your stay at Stanley Safari Lodge special, and from every room you are able to see the spray of the Victoria Falls, the Zambezi River and the African sunset.

There are 4 suites. Each suite has a lounge area as well as the bedrom and an en-suite bathroom, plus a private plunge pool with a deck or terrace. Two of the suites (the Honeymoon Suite and the Family Suite) are open suites, which enables you to absorb the sights and sounds of the African bush fully.  The other 2 suites (the Livingstone Suite and the Stanley Suite) are closed, with a colonial interior that evokes the elegant safari era.  The Stanley Suite has 2 bedrooms, making this an ideal choice for families or for friends travelling together.

The 6 cottage are all built with natural materials and from your deck or terrace you can enjoy the splendid views of the Zambezi Valley. Five of the cottages have an open structure to further enhance to your Zambian experience.

Example Details For Stanley Safari Lodge

Nights: 2 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Cottage (7+ Night RPS Group Long Stay discount rate applied)
Includes: All meals; local branded drinks and house wines; a laundry service; transfers to and from Livingstone Airport; a Victoria Falls tour (Zimbabwe and Zambia sides - Visa fees and entry fees NOT included); mountain biking; walking safaris in Mosi-oa-Tunya Park (to see rhinos); and a village/museum tour are included.

Location

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Important Travel Information For Zambia

Passport, Visa and Entry Requirements

CURRENT ENTRY RULES IN RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) - Updated 28 October 2020: Zambia’s borders are open and tourist visas are available in advance and on arrival. All visitors must have proof that they have tested negative for COVID-19 in the 14 days before their arrival in Zambia. Visitors are responsible for monitoring their condition for 14 days after arrival, and should report any occurrence of COVID-19 symptoms to medical authorities.

Temperature checking is routine on arrival. If your body temperature is 38.0 or higher, you will be tested for COVID-19 on arrival. If you have additional symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, shortness of breath, headache or sore throat) you will be taken to government facilities for treatment and quarantine.

Random testing for quality assurance purposes will be conducted on selected passengers presenting negative results.

Traveller Health Questionnaires are provided on incoming flights for passengers to complete before disembarkation.

From 28 October, all travellers wishing to leave Zambia and flying with an airline or to a country where a negative COVID-19 certificate is required for travel/entry are required to have a medical certificate stating that they have tested negatively for COVID-19 in Zambia in the previous 14 days. To obtain such a certificate, travellers must take their negative test result to UTH Hospital, the Zambia National Health Public Institute, the District Health Office or the Public Health Office and pay a 200 Kwacha fee. COVID-19 tests must have been taken in Zambia. Holders of tests taken outside Zambia are not exempt from this requirement, even if the test was taken within the previous 14 days.

It is expected that these rules will be lifted and that the entry requirements will revert to normal as soon as the government of Zambia deems it safe to do so.

Normally, holders of the following passports require a visa to enter Zambia when travelling as a tourist:

United Kingdom; United States of America; Canada; France; Germany; Spain; Portugal; Italy; Switzerland; Australia; 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

Visas can issued at any Zambia Embassy, online via https://evisa.zambiaimmigration.gov.zm/#/ or single or double entry visas can be obtained on arrival. You cannot get a multiple entry visa on arrival.

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. 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.

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.

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 https://www.zambiaimmigration.gov.zm/kaza-univisa/.

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 the applicable entry requirements.

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Important Travel Information For Zambia

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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 but it is up to the traveller to check the full list via http://www.who.int/ith/2015-ith-annex1.pdf?ua=1.

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.

Languages And Culture

The official language of Zambia is English. Commonly-spoken indigenous languages number over 70 and include Lamba, Kaonde, Tumbuka, Ngoni, Ila,Senga, Chewa, Chibemba, Nsenga Chinyanja, Lunda, Chitonga, Kaonde, Silozi, Nkoya, and Luvale.

We would ask that all travellers are respectful of the local culture as follows:

Homosexuality is illegal in Zambia. Whilst everyone is of course entitled to their own sexual preferences and gender identity, we would advise all clients of the LGBT+ community to refrain from public displays of affection (including kissing and holding hands) and to be as discrete as possible about their relationship.

You should always ask permission before taking anyone’s photograph.

Avoid taking pictures of sensitive sites including power stations, explosives factories, pumping stations, army barracks, government buildings, river junctions, road and rail bridges, the Ndola Oil refinery, mining areas and airports. If in doubt, don’t take pictures.