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9 Nights – Zambia Women Safari

Livingstone, Zambia
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Duration

9 Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people

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Overview

This safari package will give women a chance to relax, meet new people, make new friendships and enjoy Africa at a pace that’s right for you, doing the things that you love, in safety and comfort. Our experts always enjoys designing trips that are tailored to our female clients’ individual interests and goals, where you’re putting the strictures of society aside for a while to learn, explore and challenge yourself (or not) in a non-competitive environment with other like-minded women.

The destinations we specialize in Zambia are the perfect setting for women of all backgrounds, offering enriching experiences over a wide variety of activity levels, with plenty of opportunities for cultural activities and interaction. All of this takes place against the back drop of extraordinary lodges in enchanting locations, and the ever-amazing Zambia wilderness. Gather a group of friends and escape to Zambia on our 10-day Zambia Women Safari where you will tour the most amazing and lifetime memorable safari.

The itinerary includes game viewing activities, visiting nature and wildlife reserves, as well as plenty of time for culture, shopping and tasting local meals. You can largely build a bespoke itinerary based on the massive range of activities available at and between each destination.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Day 1 – Arrival at Livingstone International Airport
  • Day 1 to Day 3 - Waterberry Lodge in Livingstone
  • Day 3 – Flight from Livingstone Airport to Lusaka
  • Day 3 to Day 5 - Mukambi Safari Lodge in Kafue National Park
  • Day 5 to Day 6 - Palmwood Lodge
  • Day 6 – flight from Lusaka Airport to Lower Zambezi
  • Day 6 to Day 8 - Royal Zambezi Lodge in Lower Zambezi National Park

Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrival at Livingstone International Airport

On arrival at Livingstone Int’ Airport, you will be met and privately transferred to Waterberry Lodge within Livingstone. This transfer takes about 40 minutes from Livingstone airport.
Spend three nights at the stunning View of the might Zambezi River.

Day 1 to Day 3 - Waterberry Lodge in Livingstone
Day 1 to Day 3 - Waterberry Lodge in Livingstone

35 minutes from Livingstone in a lovely, secluded position on the banks of the spectacular Zambezi River with views to the Zambezi National Park on the opposite bank. Our small, friendly, informal lodge is famous for its staff, food, gardens and tranquil riverbank setting. Within easy reach of Victoria Falls but away from all the hustle and bustle of Livingstone it’s a perfect base for visiting the amazing Falls and enjoying the wide range of activities around Livingstone before heading off to explore wonderful Zambia. We’re also within easy reach of neighboring Botswana, Zimbabwe and Namibia.
Have a look at the River Farmhouse, built on the site of the original farmhouse on the riverbank, a separate house for families and groups travelling together.
The main double-storey lodge building overlooks the Zambezi and the game park on the opposite bank. Upstairs the main lounge is open to the thatch with comfortable seating, magnificent views, books, an unusual collection of old African maps and some excellent paintings by local artists.
Meals are served in the ground floor dining area or alfresco on the sun terrace and deck overlooking the river. Guests may choose to have private dinners on their terraces or one of the secluded pontoons or platforms around the lodge. Tea, coffee and biscuits are available all day, and waiters are standing by to serve drinks.
Wifi is free of charge and mobile phone signals are generally more reliable than the land line.
Guests love our informal style and our friendly, welcoming staff who do all they can to make your stay a really memorable Zambezi experience.
Waterberry’s seven cottages are set around sweeping gardens and lawns – some on the riverbank, some overlooking the private lake with its beautiful birdlife.
The double, twin or family en-suite bedrooms are open to the high thatch (nice and cool in the hot sun), with mosquito nets, overhead fans and air conditioning. Bathrooms have bath robes, toiletries and hair dryers and baskets for our free laundry service.
Every room has a terrace with lounging furniture for sunbathing, birdwatching, private dinners or just relaxing……ideal for recovering from a long flight, or after the rigors of early morning and late-night safari drives.

Day 3 – Flight from Livingstone Airport to Lusaka
Day 3 – Flight from Livingstone Airport to Lusaka

On day 3 – your driver will pick you from Waterberry Lodge and privately transfer you to Livingstone Airport for your local flight from Livingstone to Lusaka. This flight will take you approximately 1hr:10m.
Upon arrival at Lusaka Airport you will find your driver waiting for you who will help you with your luggage and later transfer you from the airport to Mukambi Safari Lodge in Kafue National Park. This road transfer will take about 2 to 3 hours driving on a smooth 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.

Day 3 to Day 5 - Mukambi Safari Lodge in Kafue National Park
Day 3 to Day 5 - Mukambi Safari Lodge in Kafue National Park

Commonly known as “The Gateway to The Kafue National Park”, Mukambi Safari Lodge is centrally located in the park, right on the banks of the stunning Kafue River. The Kafue National Park is one of the largest national parks in Africa (roughly the size of Wales at more than 22,000km²).
The Lodge has 8 comfortable en-suite chalets for 2 persons of which one a family unit (4 persons) with en suite bathroom (rondavel type), 24hrs electricity and hot water. Chalets come with either one queen size double bed or 2 single beds with cotton sheets, duvet (extra blankets available) and mosquito nets. Bathroom comes with shower, toilet, basin and mirror. Outside terrace with chairs and side table are also available.
The main area houses a bar, restaurant and wifi. There is also a swimming pool in the area and several decks which overlook the Kafue River.

Day 5 to Day 6 - Palmwood Lodge

Established in 1988, this lush oasis began as a family owned home with 38 rooms – the lodge has since been under the same ownership. Eighteen years later, Palmwood continues to exist with exponential growth, expanding to reach to guests from both within Zambia and all over the world. Only a 26 minute drive from Kenneth Kaunda International Airport, visitors enjoy Palmwood Lodge’s hospitality, personalized service and exquisite atmosphere, taking them to a paradise far away from life at home.
An oasis within the busy Zambian capital, Lusaka, this beautiful lodge makes it easy to escape the noise. Though Palmwood is centrally located, 5 hectares of lush garden, different tree types and exotic flowers makes this easy to forget.
With our additional amenities aiming to make your stay that much more relaxing, we are positive you will get the ultimate Zambian countryside experience you deserve.

Day 6 – flight from Lusaka Airport to Lower Zambezi
Day 6 – flight from Lusaka Airport to Lower Zambezi

On this day, after breakfast your driver will privately transfer you from Palmwood Lodge to Lusaka Airport for your flight to Royal Airstrip in the Lower Zambezi National Park. Upon arrival at Royal Airstrip you will find a safari guide who will welcome and transfer you from the Royal Airstrip to Royal Zambezi Lodge which will be your home the next two nights in the Lower Zambezi.

Day 6 to Day 8 - Royal Zambezi Lodge in Lower Zambezi National Park
Day 6 to Day 8 - Royal Zambezi Lodge in Lower Zambezi National Park

Located on the opposite bank to Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools, the Royal Zambezi Lodge is situated on the majestic Zambezi River. This intimate, family-owned lodge makes the most of the environment in which it is situated, letting nature provide guests with a magnificent setting for their African holiday. The lodge is positioned to allow visitors to take full advantage of a wide variety of safari activities in the area, which is home to elephant, buffalo, lion and the elusive leopard! Activities are offered by highly experienced guides, with over 50 years of experience in the Lower Zambezi region.
The Royal Zambezi Lodge offers guests outstanding hospitality and luxury, with attention paid to the finest detail. The thatch and copper roofs create a natural but sophisticated setting for you to relax. Our chef sources fresh, local ingredients to treat you to exciting and healthy cuisine.
The Royal Zambezi Lodge has 15 suites, all overlooking the river. Throughout the lodge, the décor combines contemporary, understated design with traditional safari elegance.

Day 8 to Day 10 - Luangwa River Camp in South Luangwa
Day 8 to Day 10 - Luangwa River Camp in South Luangwa

The 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.
It is through this that the great meandering Luangwa river runs, with its ox bow lagoons, riverine supported woodlands and large plains, all of which play host to huge concentrations of game including elephant, buffalo, leopard, lion, giraffe, hippo and over 450 species of birds.
Luangwa River Camp sits nestled under an ancient ebony grove on the banks of the Luangwa River overlooking the game rich area known as the Luangwa Wafwa.
This small and intimate camp with just five bush suites, along with its setting and location creates a real “wow” factor and a romantic feeling simply flows through the camp.

Included/Excluded

  • Included at Waterberry Lodge in Livingstone;
  • 2 nights’ accommodation
  • Visit to the Victoria Falls
  • Zambezi Cruise (boat cruise on the Zambezi River)
  • Fishing activity
  • Birding
  • Village walk
  • Town tour
  • Included at Mukambi Safaris Lodge – Kafue National Park, Zambia
  • Return transfers to and from Lusaka
  • 2 night’s chalet accommodation
  • All meals (breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily)
  • All local beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic0
  • Day and night game drive safaris
  • Boat cruise safaris
  • Walking safaris
  • Park and conservation fees
  • Included at Royal Zambezi Lodge are:
  • 2 nights’ Accommodation
  • All meals, soft drinks, house wines, local beers ,non premium drinks, filtered water, teas & coffees
  • Two activities per day (Age restrictions: No U12 yrs. old for Canoeing & Walking Safaris)
  • Private Guiding/Vehicle/Boat
  • Complimentary 15min foot/hand massage at the award-winning Royal Bush Spa Laundry
  • WiFi
  • Transfers to and from Royal airstrip
  • Green Levy
  • VAT 16%
  • Included at Luangwa River Camp are;
  • 2 nights’ Accommodation in a chalet
  • Two game viewing activities per day
  • All meals and snacks
  • Local drinks (excluding Premium brands)
  • VAT
  • National Park entry fees
  • Bed levies
  • Luangwa Conservation and community levy
  • Laundry service
  • Return airport transfers
  • Transfers/Flights included in this 10 nights Safari package are;
  • Transfer from Livingstone Airport to Waterberry Lodge
  • Transfer from Waterberry Lodge to Livingstone Airport
  • Flight from Livingstone Airport to Lusaka Airport
  • Transfer from Lusaka Airport to Mukambi Safari Lodge in Kafue NP
  • Transfer from Mukambi Safari Lodge in Kafue to Palmwood Lodge
  • Transfer from Palmwood Lodge to Lusaka Airport
  • Flight from Lusaka Airport to Royal Airstrip in Lower Zambezi NP
  • Transfer from Royal Airstrip to Royal Zambezi Lodge in Lower Zambezi NP
  • Transfer from Royal Zambezi Lodge to Royal Airstrip
  • Flight Royal Airstrip in Lower Zambezi to Lusaka Airport
  • Flight from Lusaka Airport to Mfuwe in the South Luangwa NP
  • Transfer from Mfuwe Airport to Luangwa River Camp in South Luangwa
  • Transfer from Luangwa River Camp to Mfuwe Airport in South Luangwa NP
  • Flight from Mfuwe in the South Luangwa to Lusaka Airport
  • Excluded at Royal Zambezi Lodge are:
  • National Park Entry Fees: $85 pp/per day - covers all aspects of park entry including entry for game drives, walking safaris, canoeing and fishing as applicable (Can be prepaid - please enquire with reservations)
  • Champagne & premium wine & spirits, imported beers: various prices
  • Fly Fishing: FOC for up to 2 pax, thereafter $50 per person per day due to the use of an extra boat (Max 2 pax per boat for ( Can be prepaid )
  • Fishing Tackle Hire: $25 pp/per day ( Can be prepaid )
  • Cultural Village Visit - $50 per person (Minimum 2 pax) ( Can be prepaid )
  • Late checkout fee - $150 per person to cover lunch, extra activity. Use of room is not included. ( Can be prepaid )
  • Departure Tax at Livingstone and Lusaka Airports - $16 pp/per departure payable directly by guest/s at relevant airports.
  • Charter Safety Tax: $5 pp/per departure. This fee will be added to charter quotes/invoices and collected by relevant charter company.
  • Spa & Shop
  • Jeki Airstrip Transfer/Activity - $70 per person one-way - includes transfer & National Park fees for half day activity. Approx. 1.5 hrs. Transfer or 2-3 hrs. activity
  • Private Butler - this is an extra cost. Please enquire with reservations.
  • NB: Please note that National Park and other third party fees and taxes may be subject to change without notice
  • Day 6 – flight from Royal Airstrip to South Luangwa via Lusaka
  • At some stage on this day – you will be transferred to Royal Airstrip for your flight from Lower Zambezi National Park to Lusaka airport, then you will be able to connect from Lusaka to Mfuwe in the South Luangwa National Park.
  • You will find your safari guide from Luangwa River Camp waiting for you at Mfuwe airport who will welcome and help you with your luggage and then later transfer you from the airport to Luangwa River Camp which will be your home for your two last days of your safari trip in Zambia.

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Livingstone, Zambia

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