Super-luxe Zambia and Malawi secrets that won't break your bank!
Written on: November 05, 2016
I visited in October 2016
With Denver and his Zambian team at Dens Safaris, it was being transported into the NatGeo/Animal Planet channel in real time. From luxe to tough!!
Maximised the experience with all-surface/road transport starting from Lusaka to Livingstone/Victoria Falls with a private 4x4 Mitsubishi Pajero and the super interactive and well informed (on all subjects from history to politics to economics and , needless to say, wildlife/sightseeing). Then, Lower Zambezi..speedboat sunset, next day 20 km canoeing on the river with hippos, crocs, elephants and birds abound including camping overnight on a mid-stream island and seeing a lion pride on the Zim side. Then, driving to Kafue with Denver himself, via Lusaka, PLUS a private chef, Capotwe (who, undoubtedly is deserving of a Michelin point - I know). Then, drama..Busanga Plains - the secret #1 - after a stay at Mayukuyuku (terrific - elephants in the camp + lions all night and excellent night drives from Patrick, co-host of the property). Base camp at Kafwala Rapids for Busanga is another gem. Last - Luangwa (I am not even going into Malawi) - Nsefu and North Luangwa - If it wasn't for Denver, Levy and the Dens Safari team, it would just have been a 'standard circuit'.
Thanks to Dens Safaris, super exclusive and hidden secrets!