Leave Lusaka 0900 for the air-conditioned road transfer to Lower Zambezi (approx 4hrs). Lunch will then be served in camp after which you have some time to relax and familiarise yourself with your surroundings. After lunch you will head out on a river cruise. Seeing an elephant cooling off on the river banks from the vantage point of a boat is an incredible experience, and would no doubt be a highlight of your safari! Then dinner in camp around 7pm. After dinner you can relax and chat around the fire or you can turn-in early ready for the early start the following day.
Today is all about the park! You wake up at the crack of dawn and have some tea or coffee and biscuits as the sun rises. Once everyone is awake and ready to go you get into the safari vehicle and head for the national park where you will spend the whole day. The full day safari drive gives you the best chance of seeing the wildlife you want to see as you can go deep into the park and go to places that are not normally visited. A picnic lunch will be served on in a nice shady area with another great view over the river and the park. After lunch it is then back onto the safari vehicle for more game viewing which will take you up to sunset. Sunset is then the time to reflect on the days game viewing so far as you sip your drink of choice watching the sun set over the Zambezi River. After sundowners and the world falls into darkness, it is time to night-drive your way back to camp where dinner will be served.
An early breakfast before your morning game drive. You depart the camp early in the morning and take a slow game drive in the local area where you can try and find the animals you heard throughout the night. You return to camp for breakfast after which you head out on a river cruise. Seeing an elephant cooling off on the riverbanks from the vantage point of a boat is an incredible experience, and would no doubt be a highlight of your safari! Finally you get back to camp in time for lunch. After lunch and a little relaxing it is time to head out on a slow afternoon drive into the park followed by sundowners and another night drive. Dinner is then served in camp around the usual time of 8.30pm.
No safari is complete without a walking safari. The final day of your Lower Zambezi safari starts at the crack of dawn. After tea, coffee and biscuits your guide will escort you, along with an armed scout, into the bush on foot. Here your guide will tell you about all the things you cant see from a vehicle like spore, droppings, tracks and hiding places. Your guide will also get you as close as possible to the wildlife in a safe manner and without disturbing the wildlife. After a few hours of seeing the wildlife in the most natural way possible you will have a picnic breakfast after which you will be met by the safari vehicle. You are then driven back to camp where you can relax and/or do some fishing for the mighty tiger fish. Lunch is then served after which you pack your bags and begin your boat cruise back upstream (+/- 3 hrs) where you will meet your transfer vehicle back to Lusaka (+/-2hrs).