To be able to maximize your safari experience, enjoy the two parks Kafue-Lower Zambezi safari back to back

To be able to maximize your safari experience, enjoy the two parks Kafue-Lower Zambezi safari back to back

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$2000 - $2800
Includes internal flights:
No
Length of safari:
8 days
Best months:
All year
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Not specified
Activity level:
Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
Camping safaris Camping
*Prices are estimates and used as guidelines only. Please contact the tour operator for an exact quote.
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DAY 1-lusaka- kafue national park
DAY 2- kafue national park
DAY 3-kafue national park
DAY 4-kafue- lusaka
DAY 5-lusaka -lower zambezi national park
DAY 6-lower zambezi national park
DAY 7-lower zambezi national park
DAY 8-lower zambezi national park-lusaka

DAY 1

For Kafue-Lower Zambezi safari, Leave Lusaka early morning for the road transfer to the camp in the Kafue National Park (+/- 4hrs). Lunch will then be served in camp after which you have some time to relax and familiarize yourself with the beautifully secluded surroundings. From this point onwards you wont see another vehicle or tourist for days except your own party, your guide and your game drive vehicle! In the mid afternoon you set off on a game drive into the most protected area in the region. Because of this protection the wildlife is extremely abundant and elephant and lion and leopard are not uncommon. This part of Zambia is where you experience the African wild as it should be. As the sun starts to set over the river, your guide will find a good vantage point to stop where you can sip sundowners and watch the diurnal world fall asleep and the nocturnal world awake. Once the sun has set you set off on a night drive where you may see porcupine, civet, leopard, bush baby, hippo and lion amongst other things. The drive then brings you back to camp in time for dinner. After dinner you can relax and chat around the fire or you can turn-in early ready for the early start the following day.

DAY 2
You wake up at the crack of dawn and have some tea, coffee and a biscuit as the sun rises. Once everyone is awake and ready to go you depart in the safari vehicle and head out for the full day game drive. Around 9.30 am when the stomach is rumbling you will stop somewhere with a great view of the river or the open plains and have a bush breakfast. After a relaxing breakfast you then continue slowly onward watching the wildlife go about its daily business. After a hearty picnic lunch you continue onward on an afternoon game drive following the meandering river where the wildlife tends to concentrate during the afternoon heat. You will then stop somewhere with a good vantage point of the sunset and sip a few sundowners as the day turns to night. Once the sun has set it is time to night drive your way back to camp where dinner will be served. After dinner is a good time to sit around the campfire and talk about what you have seen so far. Your guide will be more than happy to give more detail about the day's sightings.

DAY 3
Depart the camp early in the morning and enjoy a game drive in the local area, perhaps looking for the animals you heard throughout the night and may still be in the neighborhood. After a camp breakfast your guide will then escort you, along with an armed scout, into the bush on foot. Here your guide will tell you about all the things you can’t 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 animals. After a few hours of seeing the wildlife in the most natural way possible you will return to camp and have lunch. After lunch you can either do a spot of fishing or take a slow river cruise down the Kafue river and do some wildlife spotting from the water. After a little relaxing and boating it is time to head out on a late afternoon drive followed by sundowners and another night drive. Dinner is then served in camp around the usual time of 8.30pm.

DAY 4
The last chance to enjoy the surrounding wildlife on your last drive in the Kafue Park. The final day of your Kafue-Lower Zambezi safari starts at the crack of dawn. After tea, coffee and biscuits you take your last safari drive of the Kafue trip with picnic breakfast. You are then driven back to camp for lunch. After lunch is where you can relax and/or do some fishing and then prepare for the journey back to Lusaka (+/-4hrs). An overnight in Lusaka is required before departing the following morning. There are several guest houses, backpackers and hotels in Lusaka which can be arranged according to your budget.

DAY 5
Leave Lusaka early morning for the road transfer to Lower Zambezi (+/- 2hrs). You then meet our boat on the Zambezi River for the boat cruise to camp (+/-2 hrs). This could be your first wildlife encounter as the animals, especially elephants, come down to the river to drink throughout the day. Lunch will then be served in camp after which you have some time to relax and familiarize yourself with your surroundings. In the mid afternoon you set off on a game drive into the park where you experience the African wild up close as you take in the sights and sounds of the first safari of the trip. As the sun starts to set over the river, your guide will find a good vantage point to stop where you can sip sundowners and watch the diurnal world fall asleep and the nocturnal world awake. Once the sun has set you set off on a night drive where you may see porcupine, civet, leopard and lion amongst other things. The drive then brings you back to camp in time for dinner. After dinner you can relax and chat around the fire or you can turn-in early ready for the early start the following day.

DAY 6
Day two 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 often. Around 9.30 am when the stomach is rumbling you will stop somewhere with a great view of the Zambezi River and have breakfast. After a relaxing breakfast you then continue your safari slowly through the park until lunch time. A picnic spread lunch will then be laid 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 day’s game viewing so far as you sip your drink of choice watching the sun set over the Zambezi River. After sundowners and the world is in darkness, it is then time to night-drive your way back to camp where dinner will be served.

DAY 7
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 afterwhich you 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! 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.

DAY 8
No Kafue-Lower Zambezi 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 can’t 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).

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