November 16, 2014 (Day 1): Chunga Camp (central Kafue National Park)
On this, the first day of your adventure, we will pick you up from your accommodation in Lusaka and we will take the main tar road, eventually arriving at Kafue National Park after a drive of about 5 hours. We will drive through pristine Miombo forest to the campsite at Chunga (a part of Mayukuyuku camp).
Several small rivers cross this area, leaving a number of waterholes in the dry season for the animals to quench their thirst. Wild dogs, which roam large areas of the park, cheetah and lion are among the inhabitants here. You will explore the area this afternoon, before retiring to camp at dusk and enjoying the night sounds of the African bush.
Camping in the Kafue National Park. (FB)
November 17, 2014 (Day 2): Mongu & the Barotse Floodplains
We will do an early morning game drive in Kafue, before heading further west after breakfast, until we arrive in Mongu, our stopover at the edge of the Barotse floodplains. The drive to Mongu itself is on the well-tarred "Great West Road". The Barotse floodplains and the serious gravel/sand/pontoon adventure will be for the next day! Here we will stock up for the next few days in Liuwa.
Camping on the edge of the Barotse Plains. (FB)
November 18 - 22 (Days 3 – 7): Liuwa Plain National Park
There are very few roads into and within Liuwa Plain National Park. That, however, is part of the park’s attraction: around 3660km² of untouched Africa. Most of this is a vast honey-coloured plain of grass, with just the occasional water pan, islands of raffia palms or a small tree-belt interrupting the scenery.
Thousands of wildebeest (estimated at close to 50,000), with zebra, tsessebe and buffalo, group together, joining the more static resident roan antelope, red lechwe and reedbuck. The open plains are particularly good for oribi antelope. At the end of October, thousands of wildebeest start amassing in the plains to drop their calves. This then becomes the season of plenty for the predators of Liuwa - its numerous hyena clans, its wild dog packs, and Lady Liuwa's special lion pride - this year with little cubs.
Each day to spent exploring this magnificent wilderness!
Bush camping at Lyangu Campsite from November 18 – 21
Bush camping at Katoyani Campsite from November 21 – 23
November 23 (Day 8) : Departure
The driver will bring you back to Kalabo from where you will fly back to Lusaka in your charter flight. (Breakfast only)
For more details regarding camping equipment and vehicles, visit www.chaloafrica.com.
Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.