10 Nights - South, North and Kasanka
This 11 days package is more focused on the great Wildlife Sanctuaries of Zambia and you will get a chance to experience one of the best wildlife safaris on the African Continent. This package is for a minimum of 4 clients per booking. This is the perfect safari package for wildlife safari enthusiasts and it is an itinerary that allows guests to see a lot of wildlife (animals and birds during your trip). You might also have a chance to see bats in Kasanka National Park if you will be going there during the time of their migration!!
On arrival at Lusaka International Airport (off your international flight), you will connect onto a local flight which will take you to Mfuwe Airport in South Luangwa National Park.
At Mfuwe Airport, your guide will welcome you and take you to Zikomo Safari Camp which will be your base from which to explore the game-rich South Luangwa National Park.
Zikomo Safari is a comfortable eighteen (18) bed camp in one of the best game viewing areas in the Nsefu Sector of the South Luangwa National Park. Built on the banks of the Luangwa River, Zikomo Safari Camp offers great views of the river and great views of the abundant birds and wildlife that live in and around the area. Far away from other camps, Zikomo Safari Camp has the best location from which to enjoy an unforgettable South Luangwa safari.
Zikomo Safari Camp is owned and operated by an American family who work with experienced Zambian managers and staff. The Camp employs top professional guides, some of them with over fifteen (15) years experience in the Luangwa Valley. With immediate access to the Park, Zikomo Safari Camp guests can treat themselves to wonderful day and night game drives. Magnificent walking safaris, for which the South Luangwa is famous, are also available and they begin and end at the well-appointed main lodge and dining room in the company of a qualified walking guide and an escort scout.
This is the only lodge in the Nsefu Sector with affordable rates. Although the rates are reasonable, the focus of the Zikomo Safari Camp team is on providing excellent, personalized and top quality service to all guests. In summary, Zikomo Safari Camp offers the best value for the money spent.
During your stay in South Luangwa, you will take a day trip to a Vulnerable Children’s Village in Chipata where you will have enough time to learn about the lives of the children and get a chance to interact with them.
On this day, you will leave the South Luangwa after breakfast in the morning going to North Luangwa road. This will be an adventurous road trip, passing through villages and most of it is in the bush, so there is a lot to see along the way and the fact that it is a private safari means you have the flexibility to stop along the way when you find something interesting.
This transfer will take about 7 hours and your next home will be Buffalo Camp in North Luangwa and you will be for 3 nights.
North Luangwa National Park is one of the last unspoilt true wilderness areas left in Africa. Renowned for its enormous herds of buffalo and numerous other species of wildlife and birdlife, this park is remote and wonderfully wild!
Buffalo Camp is a seasonal bush camp based in the North Luangwa National Park. The camp usually opens at the beginning of June and closes at the end of October. The Camp consists of 6 chalets all en-suite plus 1 guide’s chalet. The chalets are all overlooking the Mwaleshi River. A maximum of 12 clients can be accommodated at a time. The area is predominately for walking safaris but we will do limited game and night drives. Buffalo Camp is unique in that it is one of the only camps in the North Luangwa that accommodate families with children.
The recommended stay at Buffalo Camp is from three to five nights. This will enable you to fully appreciate the uniqueness of the North Luangwa Area.
After breakfast this morning, you will leave Buffalo Camp for Kasanka National Park; this is another interesting road trip which will take about 6.5 hours through the bush, small towns and villages. Again, your guide who knows the way will be able to give you information on various interesting places as you travel.
Your next home will be Wasa Lodge in Kasanka National Park and you will be exploring this park for 3 nights.
Kasanka National Park's wide variety of different types of vegetation results in it harbouring a diverse range of animal and bird species. As well as elephant, buffalo and thousands of puku, you'll find Sharp's grysbok, Lichtenstein's hartebeest, sable and the shy roan antelope. Kasanka's predators are shy, but hyena, lion and leopard do occur, along with a host of mongooses, and the rare, slender-snouted crocodile.
One of the park's highlights is the Fibwe tree-hide - a short climb into a magnificent mahogany. It is probably the best place in Africa for observing wild sitatunga, and sightings of these elusive antelope are virtually guaranteed.
Wasa Lodge is the main base for the park's team. Wasa has eight thatched rondavels, each with en-suite showers and flush toilet, as well as a few more basic chalets. The Lodge also has a new main building housing a Bar, Dining room, Reception and Verandah overlooking the lake. All the buildings have thatched roofs and are in a traditional style.
This is the last day of this trip and you will leave Wasa Lodge early in the morning going to Lusaka Airport where you will catch a flight going back home. The transfer will take about 6 hours and your guide/driver will drop you off at Lusaka International Airport for your continued travel back home.