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TIER 1 - SHOWCASING ZAMBIA & VICTORIA FALLS SAFARI
AfricanMecca's Showcasing Zambia & Victoria Falls Safari - TIER 1 sets out to discover key destinations for safari, cultural and historic heritage touring of Lower Zambezi National Park, South Luangwa National Park & Victoria Falls.
9 DAYS - TIER ONE ITINERARY FOR SHOWCASING ZAMBIA & VICTORIA FALLS
TIER 1 SAFARI SUMMARY FOR SHOWCASING ZAMBIA & VICTORIA FALLS
- 3 nights stay in Lower Zambezi National Park. Overnights at Chiawa Camp.
- 3 nights stay in South Luangwa National Park. Overnights at Puku Ridge Camp.
- 2 nights stay at the closest accommodation (walking distance) next to the Victoria Falls in Livingstone. Overnights at Royal Livingstone Hotel.
- Zambia meet and greet service at Lusaka International Airport.
- Flight From/To Lusaka – Lower Zambezi – South Luangwa – Victoria Falls/Livingstone – Lusaka.
- Various noted activities are included with your overnight stay as indicated.
- Ability to customize and add more days to the existing program e.g Chobe, Okavango Delta, Kruger, Serengeti, Masai Mara, Cape Town
- This program can further be combined with other AfricanMecca safaris/itineraries/locations in Zambia or to include other parks and destinations within Africa and Indian Ocean Islands.
AfricanMecca guests need to arrive at Lusaka International Airport in Zambia. Subject to arrival timing, you may need an overnight in the city.
Showcasing Zambia Safari takes a circuit tour of Zambia experiencing the wildlife and nature of Lower Zambezi National Park & South Luangwa National Park, and concluding the program at the Victoria Falls. Showcasing Zambia Safari displays Zambia’s superb landscapes & landmarks, and helps connect the best destinations in the country under one program. Lower Zambezi National Park is beautiful displaying its tall leadwoods, ebonies, acacias and figs stand on carpets of rich grassland. Wildlife congregates near the river which can be viewed on the specialty canoeing safaris. The South Luangwa National Park is one of Africa's biggest parks with territorial species of wildlife located in distinct/resident areas of the park. The visit to the park enables AfricanMecca clients to explore the beauty of the wilderness, wildlife, ecology, its specialty walking safari, unmatched day and night game viewing as well as the wilderness camp experience. South Luangwa wildlife include huge herds of elephant and buffalo. Of particular interest are the two subspecies unique to the Luangwa Valley: the beautiful thornicroft giraffe (with its dark patterned skin) and Cookson's wildebeest. The valley's main predators are lion, leopard and spotted hyena. During the day, lion seldom hide and are often seen, where as leopards hunt by night. Combine this with an experience of viewing the stunning Victoria Falls in Livingstone, one of Africa's (and world) wonders from an eye level or from above - either in a microlight or helicopter - it can't get any better than that!
LOWER ZAMBEZI NATIONAL PARK
Upon arrival at the Lusaka International Airport, a guest relations’ transfer officer will personally meet all arriving guests. They will be standing outside the arrival section holding a signboard with your name on it. Check in for your flight. Fly out to Lower Zambezi National Park, arriving at Jeki Airstrip. You are met on arrival and transferred to Chiawa Camp for your 3 nights Zambezi safari experience. Resting peacefully on the banks of the Zambezi River, under a grove of evergreen Mahogany trees, Chiawa Camp holds the prime position in the heart of Zambia's Lower Zambezi National Park. It is at this very spot, where David Livingstone ventured through nearly 150 years previously, where the Cumings Family in 1989 created the very first photo safari operation in the Lower Zambezi National Park and what has since become one of Africa's most desirable, sought after safari destinations. Constructed mainly of natural materials Chiawa Camp blends in effortlessly with its idyllic surroundings and it is here where guests receive the very best Africa has to offer. A stunning thatched lounge/bar area with upstairs viewing deck provides one of the best views of the Zambezi.
Activities Included: Day game drives; Canoeing; Night game drives; Fishing; Walking safaris; River boating safari.
Overnight Accommodation: Chiawa Camp
SOUTH LUANGWA NATIONAL PARK
Check in for your flight. Fly via Lusaka Airport to South Luangwa National Park, arriving at the Mfuwe Airport, the main town at the footsteps of South Luangwa. You are met on arrival and transferred to Puku Ridge Camp for your 3 nights Luangwa safari experience. Named for the Puku antelope that inhabits the Kakumbi Dambo (floodplain), which the camp overlooks, Puku Ridge Camp is built on a hillside, providing stunning vistas of the floodplain and the wildlife that frequents it. Depending on whether it is the emerald or dry season, the Luangwa river's water table level either saturates or seeps into the ground prodding the resident species near the accommodation to either have a 'field day' (no pun intended) with readily available food or work harder (work harder!!), as humorously announced by the calls of the turtle dove bird. Combine this with the startling 3 whistles of the Puku antelope, marking its territory, fending off the males and announcing his availability to interested females. Just then you resign to the calls for an afternoon tea where appetizing snacks, beverages are served before your departure for an afternoon game drive with the opportunity to view superb concentrations of game whether its cats, antelopes, pachyderms. Spend the days and nights experiencing the ecology, wildlife as well as time at the camp.
Overnight Accommodation: Puku Ridge Camp
VICTORIA FALLS - LIVINGSTONE
An early breakfast is served. Fly to Livingstone International Airport via Lusaka. Upon arrival at the Livingstone International Airport by the Victoria Falls, a transfer officer will personally meet all arriving guests. He will be standing in the main arrival section holding a signboard with your name on it. Thereafter, you will be transferred to Royal Livingstone Hotel for two nights. Guests prefer the Royal Livingstone Hotel for the main reason that it is located right next to the Victoria Falls (One of the two accommodations only in Zambia to have this privilege).
Activities Included: Guided Tour Of The Victoria Falls
Optional Victoria Falls Activities Available : Zambezi River Boat Cruise, Elephant or Horse Back Safaris, Seasonal Whitewater Rafting, Helicopter or Microlight Flight Over The Victoria Falls, Seasonal Livingstone Island Tour, Chief Mukuni Village Cultural Tour and many more.
Overnight Accommodation: Royal Livingstone Hotel
DEPARTURE & TRIP EXTENSIONS
Day 9: Victoria Falls (Livingstone Town) Departure & Extensions
Breakfast. Transfer to Livingstone International Airport in time for your outbound departure flight or to continue with the below extension to Chobe
RECOMMENDED PRE AND POST SAFARI AND TOUR EXTENSION IN CHOBEAfter your Victoria Falls Tour - TIER 1 safari, we recommend a combination off-beat extension to distinct destinations such as the Chobe National Park in Botswana. You can visit it before or after your Victoria Falls safari to harmoniously conclude with a coastal rest and relaxation in Cape Town in South Africa with speckled seaside, cultural, winelands and historic experiences. You may customize to include any other destination of your preference in Eastern and Southern Africa. The options are endless!
3 Nights Chobe Extension - (Botswana)
Transfer to Kasane. On arrival, transfer to Chobe Chilwero for your 3 nights stay. Chobe Chilwero is located on the edge of Chobe National Park, the second largest national park in Botswana where some 80,000 elephants roam. From the lodge’s hilltop position, guests can enjoy far reaching panoramic views over the Chobe River and floodplain below, relax in the split-level swimming pool or unwind with a pampering session in the full service spa complete with a treetop treatment room. Chobe Chilwero’s fifteen guest cottages all command fabulous views and come with every convenience guests could hope for. The en suite bathrooms have both indoor and outdoor showers while the freestanding tubs are large and comfortable. Each cottage also has its own private garden – the perfect spot to sip cocktails after, or why not enjoy your very own private dinner served under the African sky? With Africa’s largest concentration on the lodge’s doorstep, elephants feature largely on any activity at Chobe Chilwero. Game drives bring these grey giants into easy reach as they drink and frolic at the water’s edge in boisterous herds. Hippo, buffalo, antelope, lion and leopard are also frequent sights. The best way to end a day of safari is sipping on a cocktail while watching an African sunset over the waters of the Chobe River.
Activities Included: Land and water based activities - see accommodation for complete details.
Overnight Accommodation: Chobe Chilwero
LOCATION OF YOUR DESTINATIONS IN ZAMBIA
We recommend you plan and book your Zambia safari at least 8 to 10 months prior to your arrival. Safari accommodations are almost fully booked all year round due to limited rooming capacity and high demand. Please contact us to customize your safari and request prices based on your travel preference.
PRICING REQUEST: For the most up to date, special or discounted pricing, please use the Contact Us Section to get in touch with us regarding planning your specialty Zambia safari as a independent safari or as part of a greater East Africa or Southern Africa tour. Multiple special offers are received and available on a regular basis for safaris in Zambia based on rooming availability and we will be happy to share these with you. This itinerary is a sample recommended itinerary experiencing the best Zambian parks given the number of days available to you.
What are our Customers saying about our safari holidays?
On behalf of myself, my wife and my two adult daughters, I want to sincerely thank you and AfricanMecca Safaris for our fabulous recent safari. Everything you promised exceeded our expectations and was superb, which is saying a lot since this was our second trip, having had a wonderful Botswana Safari 10 years ago. Do not ever hesitate to use me as a reference.
Robert Schenkein - prVision Photography Studio - Colorado, United States
Chobe was delightful, less than half full. Sussi and Chuma, very nice, again only 13 people in all. All the game drives and river cruises were excellent. We had great weather. The ability to get really close is in inspiring. EVERYWHERE we went, the people were warm, helpful and charming. Thank you so much. We will be recommending your services to all.
Thomas Kelch - California, United States
Raza Visram at AfricanMecca planned the most amazing trip for my friend and I. I wanted to go to 4 countries in 15 days and he made it happen. It was an aggressive itinerary and Raza planned it so well, that the transitions were seamless. The last leg of the trip was Botswana for another Safari and we stayed at the most beautiful lodge. The excitement in seeing the animals so closely is indescribable.
Karin Alsdorf - New Jersey, United States
I had a wonderful trip to Africa and I would highly recommend your company.I have been to Africa many times and I have never had such wonderful service. The guide and safari vehicle were both great and all the lodges were outstanding. We will be going to Africa again the year after next and I assure you I will be contacting you. Thanks again for arranging such a great trip.
Ronald Price, President, Ron Price Motors Group - California, United States
Greetings to you and our most fervent thanks for a wonderful trip of Kenya, Zanzibar, South Africa & Victoria Falls. This was truly a perfect vacation. Thank you so much for all your arrangements. It was a trip filled with different kinds of adventures. We experienced and learned so much. Would highly recommend it to others who are interested in similar trips. Wishing you the very best.
Adrienne & Barrie Carter - Canada
Thank you for everything; we had an amazing honeymoon. Words really can't describe our experience, all we can really say was that it was the most amazing experience of our lives and we would recommend AfricanMecca to anyone. We hope to visit Africa again sometime next year! Thank you & all of your staff for an amazing & perfect honeymoon.
Rick Sagoo - London, United Kingdom
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