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, this flight will take just over an hour.
Day 1 – 3 Flatdogs Lodge
Flatdogs is a nice safari lodge and combines all the essentials when going on safari. Here you will find the rest and peace you need after an exciting safari day in combination with personalized service and a warm welcome by the camp’s team. Highly qualified safari guides will take you on exciting game drives and walking safaris, and share their extensive knowledge of the African bush with you.
Located in the Mfuwe area, just outside the gates into South Luangwa National Park, Flatdogs Camp focuses on value, its standards have improved considerably over recent years; it is now a comfortable safari camp that should appeal to many different types of traveller.Flatdogs is a bigger property (taking up to 44 guests) than most of the camps in the South Luangwa area, and guests are not ‘hosted’ here – so visitors take their meals independently.
Set around a central courtyard, the main areas at Flatdogs Camp sport simple wooden furniture polished stone floors and muted safari tones. The open-sided restaurant is open throughout the day, with tables under cover or outside beneath shady umbrellas. Both those on a full-board rate and those staying independently select from a varied à la carte menu.A separate open-side area incorporates the well-stocked bar, which has both high wooden bar stools and a number of comfy sofas.
The large and crystal-clear swimming pool is surrounded by sun loungers and there are various shady spots to sit and read, or take in the sounds of the bush. The pool isn’t fenced so if you’re going for a dip, be sure to check first for any hippos or crocodiles! Flatdogs Camp also has a small shop stocked with curios, books, the odd piece of clothing and essentials such as sun cream and toothpaste. You’ll find a few computers with internet access here, too, and there is WiFi in the courtyard area, both available at extra cost.
Activities from Flatdogs Camp include day and night safari drives in open-topped Toyota Landcruisers, which seat a maximum of six people in three rows. They also offer walking safaris accompanied by a guide and armed scout, usually during the drier months between about June and October.
Just like in other safari camps, the morning activity starts at about 6.00am, when the park opens, returning to camp at around 10.00am. Then the afternoon activity leaves after tea at about 4.00pm and returns to the camp around 08.00pm. During your afternoon game drive we stop for sundowners in the bush to fully experience the magnificent African sunsets. You continue with the drive in the dark which allows you to spot nocturnal animals. With advance notice day trips (with a packed lunch) can be arranged for a minimum of four people.
Day 3 – 5 Nsolo Bush-camp
Transfers from Luwi to Nsolo are usually done on foot as a walking safari. The 4 rooms at Nsolo are very spacious, set on raised wooden decks with grass walls and thatch roofs; each room is designed differently and has its own veranda and private views across the Luwi sand river bed.
Day 5 – 9 Chongwe River Camp
Your flight into the Lower Zambezi is via Lusaka and takes you to Royal Airstrip. Chongwe Camp is a 15 minute drive from the airstrip tand set on the western bank of the Chongwe River, which acts as the boundary to the National Park. This is a wonderful camp with each of its 8 standard tents spread along the bank of the river, you will be able to enjoy the full range of activities on offer in this diverse Park seeing great game on foot, from vehicles or from the water in boats or canoes.
Day 9-11 David Livingstone and Spar Lodge
Accommodation at the David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa consists of 77 rooms, all en-suite, of which 5 are suites, 3 rooms inter-lead and are ideal for families and 2 rooms accommodate the disabled comfortably. Most rooms look out over the Mighty Zambezi and a leisurely sun downer can be enjoyed from your private balcony.
This is a 4 Star Hotel situated in a beautiful location on the Zambezi River and within a few minutes’ drive to the Victoria Falls. It is perfect place for a peaceful and relaxed Livingstone stay.
The rooms at David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spar include features such as:
Colour, remote control televisions with access to satellite channels
Day 11-13 Sindabezi
Sindabezi is located on an island in the Zambezi River 3kms down-stream from its sister camp Tongabezi, access is by boat from the Main Lodge. This private island is a wonderful spot in which to relax at the end of your trip, watch the river slowly amble by and start planning your return to this part of Africa.
A short boat trip to Tongabezi followed by a 30 minute road transfer brings you back to Livingstone International Airport where you will connect to your onward flight.
- Full board accommodation
- All meals
- Local drinks and house wines
- Walking Safaris
- Day and night drives
- National Park fees & conservation levies
- Airport and inter-camp transfers
- Domestic flights and departure taxes
- Visa fees for entry to Zambia
- Gratuities and items of personal nature
- Victoria Falls entrance fees in Livingstone