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7 Days Zambia Wildlife and Lower Zambezi Safari

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7 Days Zambia Wildlife and Lower Zambezi Safari

7 Days Zambia Wildlife and Lower Zambezi Safari

Lower Zambezi’s beauty is lying in a wilderness state. The diversity of animals is not as wide as the other big parks, but the opportunities to get close to game wandering in and out of the Zambezi channels are spectacular. The Park lies opposite the famous Mana Pools Reserve in Zimbabwe, so the whole area on both sides of the Zambezi River is a massive wildlife sanctuary.

The Luangwa River is the most intact major river system in Africa and is the life-blood of this 9059 km2 Park. The Park hosts a wide variety of wildlife, birds, and vegetation. The now-famous ‘walking safari’ originated in this Park .

Safari highlights

  • Game drives in Lower Zambezi
  • Game drives in south Luangwa NP
  • Visiting local village
  • Walking safaris

Detailed safari itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Lusaka and transfer to your lodge for overnight

Upon arrival in Lusaka the main capital of Zambia you will be received by our guide and transfer to your booked lodge for relaxation and overnight.

Day 2: Domestic flight from Lusaka and light aircraft transfer into the Lower

After morning breakfast depending on the time of your domestic flight you will be met by our representatives who will assist you with the check in for your short flight to the Lower Zambezi National Park. As you fly into the area, you will see the wide Zambezi River, dotted with islands. Buffalo and elephant are always seen feeding along with the pods of hippos that rest on the edge of the sandbank, upon arrival you will received by our guide in Zambezi and transfer to the lodge for lunch and relaxation, after short tea/coffee you will head out for your first game drive in the African wilderness.

Day 3: Full day exploration of Zambezi National Park

After morning breakfast you will meet the game rangers for a walking safari in the park, this will give you a close encounter with African wildlife on foot some of the highlights include lions, lions, giraffes, buffalos and beautiful birds after you will return to the lodge for relaxation and later in the evening you will head out to the park for evening game drive in search of more wildlife that roam the flood plains of the famous Lower Zambezi.

Day 4: Game viewing in the Lower Zambezi National Park
after morning breakfast you will head out for a canoeing expedition with expert guides you will float down the river at your leisure and they’ll pick you up in a speedboat at the end of the day to bring you back for lunch and relaxation after you will then do an evening sun downer game drive where you will enjoy cold drinks and return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Domestic flight from Lower Zambezi to South Luangwa National Park

After morning breakfast you will depart Lower Zambezi for South Luangwa national park upon arrival you will be received by our guide transferred to the lodge for check in, lunch and relaxation and later drive out for an evening game drive, South Luangwa National Park marks the end of the Great Rift Valley, one of the last remaining unspoilt wilderness areas and possibly the finest wildlife sanctuary in Africa. The meandering Luangwa River and large plains play host to huge concentrations of game including elephant, buffalo, leopard, lion, giraffe and hippo and over 450 species of birds.

Day 6: Full day game drives in South Luangwa national park
the wildlife viewing in South Luangwa is fantastic. You’ll likely see plenty of animals during your full day game drives including four of the big four (lion, leopard, buffalo and elephant, only rhino is missing). Cape buffalo, hippo, Nile crocodile, warthog, puku, impala, spotted hyena, greater kudu and eland are all common. Unique to the Luangwa are the Thornicroft’s giraffe, Cookson’s wildebeest and Crawshay’s zebra, which are found nowhere else.

Day 6: Exploring the South Luangwa National Park

After morning breakfast you will head to the park for a walking safari and return to the lodge for lunch, after lunch you will drive to Kawaza Village to experience an authentic Zambian village, interact with the locals and even sample a local meal, will give visitors more insight into local customs and later return to the lodge for relaxation and overnight.

Day 7: Light aircraft transfer back to Lusaka

After breakfast and farewells you will be taken to the airstrip to meet the plane taking you to Lusaka for your onward connection.

Trip includes

  • Accommodation
  • All transfers and airport pickups and drop offs
  • All park entrance fees
  • All activities in the park indicated on your final itinerary
  • Domestic flights
  • Enroute meals and drinking water

Trip excludes

  • International flight
  • Zambia tourist visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for guides and hotels
When to book this safari package

We recommend booking this safari package at least 6 months in advance but last minute enquiries can be made through our Zambia office via info@wildernessexplorersafrica.com

Best time for wildlife viewing in Zambia

The best time for wildlife viewing in Zambia is the middle of the Dry season until the end of it: July to November. During these months you will see lots of wildlife because the bush in the park isn’t dense and the animals have gathered around waterholes and rivers.

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