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1 2019 Safari Catalogue Zambia - Botswana - Zimbabwe - Malawi Adventure begins where the beaten road ends

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2 Mobile Safaris - Page 3 Motorcycle Safaris - Pag. 59 Safari Packages “Fly & Lodge” - Page 46 Extensions - Page 36 Safari Catalogue 2019

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3 4x4 Mobile Safaris

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4 Mobile Safaris Our contemporary interpretation of the early explorers’ expeditions, where “luxury” is defined by the experience of exclusivity and the overwhelming feeling of being surrounded by kilometres of unexplored bush teeming with wildlife.

The light of a campfire to provide you with warmth after sunset, millions of stars for a ceiling and the sounds of wilderness to accompany your dreams. Our Mobile Safaris begin where the beaten roads end. Our expert guides will lead you to discover the best, most secluded and wildest areas of the National Parks. You will live an unforgettable experience in close contact with the most pristine African nature, hundreds of kilometres away from civilisation as you know it.

Our Mobile Safaris use specially modified 4x4 vehicles that can host up to 9 passengers plus 2 staff members and that guarantee excellent visibility to all participants during game-viewing activities. All vehicles have sides made of canvas that can be closed during transfers to offer better protection from the wind and completely removed during game-viewing activities. Nights during Mobile Safaris can be either camping or lodging. Each safari is guided by a professional local guide (English speaking) and a chef, to maximise your experience.

  • Our Mobile Safaris are usually “Non-Participative“: guests don’t have to worry about any of the bothering activities usually associated with camping (such as setting up and taking down tents, stretcher beds, cooking or cleaning). Camping is done in large sized (3x3x2mt) dome tents equipped with stretcher beds or mattresses and sleeping bags, while lodging safaris make use of strategically located, comfortable, mid-range accommodations. Meals are prepared by our accompanying chef directly on the campfire inside the National Parks, while your guides will be able to indicate the best restaurants for you to eat in every major city. Unless specified otherwise, all our Mobile Safaris are subject to the following inclusions / exclusions Standard Inclusions Standard Exclusions
  • All accommodations indicated in the itinerary, with the specified arrangements
  • All meals specified in the itinerary
  • Vehicle, fuel, certified professional local guide (english speaking), chef
  • Al Park Entry fees
  • All game-viewing activities specified in the itinerary
  • International flights
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Visas
  • Activities not offered by African View Tours ad Safaris and not specified in the itinerary / specified as “optional”
  • Personal comprehensive insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips (Tips are not compulsory, but always welcomed. We suggest: 5 US$ per day per person /couple for the chef, 10 US$ per day per person /couple for the local guide, on discretion for the international guide, when present)
  • Anything not stated under “standard inclusions” Safari Vehicle Camping in Lower Zambezi Camping in South Luangwa
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5 MOBILE SAFARIS Land Cruiser - Set up 1 Hilux - Set up 1 Camping in equipped areas Lunch break in the Luangwa river

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6 Choice of the destination Zambia: Zambia is one of the most uncontaminated countries of the region, both from a naturalistic and cultural perspective. Zambian National Parks are among the less touristic parks of all Africa, still largely wild and unexplored: for these reasons they are considered the best National Parks for gameviewing activities. In Zambia, thanks to the scarce presence of tourists and the extraordinary abundance of wildlife, you will live unforgettable experiences in direct contact with nature and really close encounters with untamed wildlife.

Zambian National Parks are among the best preserved in Africa and every year they win international awards such as “Park with the lowest CO2 footprint worldwide” and “Most eco-sustainable Park in Africa”. Zambia is also the country that offers the widest range of game-viewing activities: Game-drives, walking safaris, night-drives, canoe safaris, boat safaris, etc. and is considered heaven for leopards lovers and birdwatchers, due to their abundances and ease of sighting. From a cultural standpoint, Zambian population is very open and friendly and this country offers genuine local interactions without risks or hassles.

However, Zambia is also a very vast country so, unfortunately, travelling by road between National Parks and other touristic attractions can involve long transfers. Moreover, the wild conditions of its Parks and roads can really take a toll on the vehicles, so it’s always necessary to carry your sense of adventure with you.

Most suitable for: Real adventurers, people wishing to live extraordinary safari experiences. Real wildlife lovers (especially felines) who do not want a Safari “suitable for everyone”. Those who are not afraid of facing long road transfers in order to live more genuine and uncontaminated wilderness experiences. Those travellers with a sense of adventure who do not get turned down by potential hiccups along the way. Less suitable for: People who prefer short transfers and mainly on tarmac road. Those who are afraid of travelling in areas with no phone signal. Those who cannot give up electricity not even for a day or two.

Botswana: Universally renown as the African country that hosts the largest elephant population, Botswana sets the scene for unforgettable adventures far from the more touristic destinations. Nature in Botswana, green and rich in the northern region and desert and arid in the Kalahari and the Pans, is wild and extremely well kept, even though in the latest years some areas have opened to more mass-tourism. Mobile Safaris conducted in the northern regions of the country offer the possibility to conduct “wild camping” experiences, that is camping in wild, unfenced areas that are not equipped with running water, bathrooms nor electricity.

Also, each park merges into the next, allowing visitors to live for days in close contact with nature, without seeing any sign of civilisation. Through the arid areas, however, distances can be wide and therefore transfers can be quite long.

Most suitable for: Bush lovers and “wild camping” lovers. Game-drive lovers (walking safaris as well as night drives are not allowed in the most of the Country) and, generally speaking, wildlife enthusiasts. Some of the arid destinations (Central Kalahari, Pans and Nata) are also particularly suitable for people seeking unusual sightings: desert lions, never-ending landscapes, arid-habitat wildlife, etc. Less suitable for: Those who want to transfer only on tarmac roads. Those afraid of travelling for many days in areas without mobile phone network. Those who cannot stay for several days in a row without electricity and running water.

Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe is a Country that offers unspoiled landscapes, breathtaking National Parks, history and culture in a single destination: its parks, such as Hwange and Mana Pools, provide very high level safari experiences, thanks to the richness and abundance of wildlife and the possibility to spot all of the Big5, while its archeological sites patronaged by UNESCO offer a unique insight to the precolonial history of Southern Africa. In Zimbabwe, we offer a Mobile Safari that is suitable for all travellers, regardless of their level of experience, with short transfers on tarmac toads and nights in mid-rage, but nice lodges.

Most suitable for: Travellers who want a more comprehensive type of Safari, conjugating nature, history and culture in a single Tour.

Less suitable for: Those who are exclusively focussed on wildlife. People looking for a more adventurous Safari

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7 Mobile Safaris Index Itinerary Accommodation Pag. The Best of Zambia (Victoria Falls - Lake Kariba - Lower Zambezi N.P. - South Luangwa N.P.) Lodge 8 Camping and Lodge 10 Emotions from the Bush (Lower Zambezi N.P. - South Luangwa N.P.) Lodge 12 Camping and Lodge 14 Three Parks (Kafue N.P. - Lower Zambezi N.P. - South Luangwa N.P.) Lodge 16 Camping and Lodge 18 Northern Route (Kasanka N.P. -Mutinondo - Shiwa N’gadu - North Luangwa N.P. - South Luangwa N.P.) Camping and Lodge 20 Western Route (Kafue N.P.

Liuwa Plains N.P. - Ngonye Falls - Victoria Falls) Camping and Lodge 21 Complete Kafue (Kafue N.P.) Camping 22 Complete South Luangwa (South Luangwa N.P.) Lodge 24 Camping and Lodge 25 Complete Lower Zambezi (Lower Zambezi N.P.) Lodge 26 Camping 27 ZAMBIA Itinerary Accommodation Pag. Wild Bush (Chobe N.P. -Savuti -Moremi G.R.) Camping 32 Wild Desert (Central Kalahari G.R. - Nhxai Pan / Makgadigadi Pan - Nata) Camping 33 BOTSWANA Itinerary Accommodation Pag. Magical Zimbabwe (Victoria FallsHwange N.P. - Matopo Hills N.P. - Masvingo / Great Zimbabwe) Lodge 34 ZIMBABWE Itinerary Accommodation Pag.

Likumbi Lya Mize (Victoria Falls -Ngonye Falls - Likumbi Lya Mize Ceremony - Kafue N.P.) Mainly Lodge 28 Kulamba (South Luangwa N.P. - Kulamba Ceremony) Lodge 30 Cultural Expeditions

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8 The Best of Zambia: Lodging SAFARI OVERVIEW Days: 14 Type of vehicle: 4x4 Safari Vehicle (max. 9 passengers + 2 staff), removable canvas sides for excellent visibility during game-drives No. of Participants: 2-9 Staff: English-speaking professional guide – Chef Meals: Specified in the itinerary as: B(reakfast) / L(unch) / D(inner) Start: Livingstone End: Lusaka Accommodation: All in mid-range lodges Possible additions: Domestic flight from Mfuwe to Lusaka on the last day (+ US$ 300,00 per person) DETAILED ITINERARY Day 1: Livingstone Upon arrival at Livingstone international airport, you will be assisted in final preparations (local SIM card, forex, etc.) before your Safari starts.

Transfer to Olga’s guesthouse. Dinner in Livingstone not included. -/-/- Day 2: Victoria Falls and Mosi-Oa-Tunya N.P. Breakfast and guided tour of the Victoria Falls from the Zambian side. Return to Livingstone for lunch (not included) and afternoon Rhino Game Drive in the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park aiming to find the last remaining white Rhinos in Zambia. Own arrangements for dinner and night at the lodge.

B/-/- Day 3: Livingstone –Free day Free day dedicated to optional activities that can be booked in advance or directly on site. Night at Olga’s guesthouse and dinner in Livingstone. C/-/- Day 4: Livingstone – Lake Kariba After breakfast, departure for a long transfer mainly on tarmac road (approximately 6 hours) to Siavonga, on Lake Kariba. Accommodation is at Lake Kariba Inns in en-suite rooms. Lunch (not included) along the way (your guides will point fast-foods and savers where you can eat while refuelling). Dinner at the lodge in a beautiful terrace overlooking the lake. C/-/- Day 5: Lake Kariba - Lower Zambezi Valley Breakfast at the lodge and guided tour of the Kariba Dam.

after the visit, continue to the Lower Zambezi Valley (approx. 100km of tarmac road + 15km of gravel road) and check-in at Kiambi Safari Lodge; accommodation in in en-suite Safari tent overlooking the Zambezi river. The Lower Zambezi Valley is renowned for its breath-taking views and for the abundance of wildlife that lives along the shores of the Zambezi river. This valley hosts both the Lower Zambezi National Park (on the Zambian shores) and Mana Pools National Park (on the Zimbabwean shores) creating a vast protected area where animals are free to roam without boundaries. This area deserves to be visited both by river and by land in order to fully understand the wild beauty of this place.

Lower Zambezi National Park is the most recent park in Zambia and one of the wildest and most picturesque in the whole Africa.

Lunch at the lodge and afternoon sunset cruise on the Zambezi river. Dinner at the lodge and night lodging. B/L/D Day 6: Lower Zambezi Valley Breakfast, followed by a 3,5 hours canoe safari on the river to let you experience the sensation of the first explorers visiting this part of the world. (NOTE: the canoe safari requires confidence with water and an average physical condition. A guide will be on the first canoe, all other canoes are paddled directly by the participants. Minimum age: 15 years. No previous canoeing experience required). Return to the lodge, lunch and afternoon sunset cruise on the Zambezi river.

Dinner at the lodge and night lodging. B/L/D Victoria Falls ZAMBIA

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9 Day 7: Lower Zambezi Valley Free day for optional activities that can be booked in advance or directly at the lodge. Available activities:
  • Full day Game Drive in the Lower Zambezi National Park (must be booked in advanced)
  • Half / Full day canoe safari
  • Half / Full day rover boat safari
  • Half / Full day Fishing (seasonal)
  • Local village tour B/L/D Day 8: Petauke Petauke is a small town located approximately 350km north of Lusaka without any particular attraction, but located half-way on the route to South Luangwa National Park. To reach it, we must exit the Lower Zambezi Valley and drive to Lusaka (140km, approx. 2,5 hours, all tarmac road), where we will stop for supplies. From there, we will travel north-east for approximately 350km on a scenic road crossing the mountains (approx. 5 hours) to reach Petauke, where we will lodge at Chimwemwe Executive Lodge. Dinner is at the restaurant of the Lodge (not included).

B/-/- Day 9: Mfuwe – South Luangwa National Park Mfuwe is the closest village from where to access South Luangwa National Park. Even though it is very close to such an internationally acclaimed attraction, it still maintains the spirit and looks of a traditional Zambian village. To reach Mfuwe we will proceed for approximately 350km of tarmac road (approx. 5 hours), passing the capitol of the north-eastern province: Chipata, where we will stop for lunch. Once arrived in Mfuwe, we will check in at Marula Lodge, where we will spend the night lodging in en-suite chalets, and if the time allows we will visit the Tribal Textile laboratory.

Full board, cooked by the accompanying cook.

B/-/D Days 10-11-12: South Luangwa National Park South Luangwa National Park is the most famous of National Parks is Zambia due to the abundance of wildlife and the great opportunities to spot large predators. In addition to a large population of felines (mostly leopards and lions), it is home of a large number of elephants, hippos, buffaloes and numerous endemic species such as Thorncrofft giraffe, Cookson’s wildebeests, Crashway’s zebras. The Luangwa river has the highest concentration of hippos per km2 in the whole Africa and offers great reproduction and hunting ground for many animals, such as fish eagles, jackals hyenas, crocodiles and countless birds.

Sunsets on the Luangwa river are unforgettable experiences and the visit to this National Park is consider one of the highlights for any true Africa lover. During your stay, you will have 2 game drives per day and all meals at the camp. Nights will be lodging at Marula Lodge with a full-board arrangement, cooked by the accompanying cook.

B/L/D Day 13: Mfuwe - Lusaka Early wake and breakfast and at 06.00 a.m. we will start a very long return transfer on tarmac road to Lusaka (700km, approx. 10 hours), where we will spend the night in a good level hotel. We will stop for lunch in a traditional restaurant where you will enjoy the traditional Zambian meal: Nshima. Dinner (not included) will be at the lodge or in one of the many restaurant of Lusaka for a farewell to Zambia. B/L/- Day 14: End of Tour Breakfast at the lodge. Based on return flight, you will be taken to the airport. End of arrangements.

South Luangwa National Park ZAMBIA

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10 The Best of Zambia: Camping and Lodging SAFARI OVERVIEW Days: 14 Type of vehicle: 4x4 Safari Vehicle (max. 9 passengers + 2 staff), removable canvas sides for excellent visibility during game-drives No. of Participants: 2-9 Staff: English-speaking professional guide – Chef Meals: Specified in the itinerary as: B(reakfast) / L(unch) / D(inner) Start: Livingstone End: Lusaka Accommodation: Lodging in the main cities (Livingstone - Siavonga - Petauke - Lusaka) - Camping in the National Parks Possible additions: Domestic flight from Mfuwe to Lusaka on the last day (+ US$ 300,00 per person) DETAILED ITINERARY Day 1: Livingstone Upon arrival at Livingstone international airport, you will be assisted in final preparations (local SIM card, forex, etc.) before your Safari starts.

Transfer to Olga’s guesthouse. Dinner in Livingstone not included. -/-/- Day 2: Victoria Falls and Mosi-Oa-Tunya N.P. Breakfast and guided tour of the Victoria Falls from the Zambian side. Return to Livingstone for lunch (not included) and afternoon Rhino Game Drive in the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park aiming to find the last remaining white Rhinos in Zambia. Own arrangements for dinner and night at the lodge.

B/-/- Day 3: Livingstone – Free day Free day dedicated to optional activities that can be booked in advance or directly on site. Night at Olga’s guesthouse and dinner in Livingstone. C/-/- Day 4: Livingstone – Lake Kariba After breakfast, departure for a long transfer mainly on tarmac road (approximately 6 hours) to Siavonga, on Lake Kariba. Accommodation is at Lake Kariba Inns in en-suite rooms. Lunch (not included) along the way (your guides will point fast-foods and savers where you can eat while refuelling). Dinner at the lodge in a beautiful terrace overlooking the lake. C/-/- Day 5: Lake Kariba - Lower Zambezi Valley Breakfast at the lodge and guided tour of the Kariba Dam.

after the visit, continue to the Lower Zambezi Valley (approx. 100km of tarmac road + 15km of gravel road) and check-in at Kiambi Safari Lodge; accommodation in Camping in a fully equipped camping area with toilets, hot showers, camping bar and swimming pooling overlooking the river. All meals are prepared by our accompanying chef at the campsite area. The Lower Zambezi Valley is renowned for its breath-taking views and for the abundance of wildlife that lives along the shores of the Zambezi river. This valley hosts both the Lower Zambezi National Park (on the Zambian shores) and Mana Pools National Park (on the Zimbabwean shores) creating a vast protected area where animals are free to roam without boundaries.

This area deserves to be visited both by river and by land in order to fully understand the wild beauty of this place. Lower Zambezi National Park is the most recent park in Zambia and one of the wildest and most picturesque in the whole Africa.

Lunch and afternoon sunset cruise on the Zambezi river. Dinner by the campfire and night camping. B/L/D Day 6: Lower Zambezi Valley Breakfast, followed by a 3,5 hours canoe safari on the river to let you experience the sensation of the first explorers visiting this part of the world. (NOTE: the canoe safari requires confidence with water and an average physical condition. A guide will be on the first canoe, all other canoes are paddled directly by the participants. minimum age: 15 years. No previous canoeing experience required). Return to our camp, lunch and afternoon sunset cruise on the Zambezi river.

Dinner by the fire and night camping. B/L/D South Luangwa National Park ZAMBIA

11 Day 7: Lower Zambezi Valley Free day for optional activities that can be booked in advance or directly at the lodge. Available activities:
  • Full day Game Drive in the Lower Zambezi National Park (must be booked in advanced)
  • Half / Full day canoe safari
  • Half / Full day rover boat safari
  • Half / Full day Fishing (seasonal)
  • Local village tour B/L/D Day 8: Petauke Petauke is a small town located approximately 350 km north of Lusaka without any particular attraction, but located half-way on the route to South Luangwa National Park. To reach it, we must exit the Lower Zambezi Valley and drive to Lusaka (140km, approx. 2,5 hours, all tarmac road), where we will stop for supplies. From there, we will travel north-east for approximately 350km on a scenic road crossing the mountains (approx. 5 hours) to reach Petauke, where we will lodge at Chimwemwe Executive Lodge. Dinner is at the restaurant of the Lodge.

B/-/- Day 9: Mfuwe – South Luangwa National Park Mfuwe is the closest village from where to access South Luangwa National Park. Even though it is very close to such an internationally acclaimed attraction, it still maintains the spirit and looks of a traditional Zambian village. To reach Mfuwe we will proceed for approximately 350km of tarmac road (approx. 5 hours), passing the capitol of the north-eastern province: Chipata, where we will stop for lunch. Once arrived in Mfuwe, we will check in at Marula Lodge, where we will spend the night Camping in a fully equipped camping area with toilets and hot showers, and if the time allows we will visit the Tribal Textile laboratory.

Full board, cooked by the accompanying cook.

B/-/D Days 10-11-12: South Luangwa National Park South Luangwa National Park is the most famous of National Parks is Zambia due to the abundance of wildlife and the great opportunities to spot large predators. In addition to a large population of felines (mostly leopards and lions), it is home of a large number of elephants, hippos, buffaloes and numerous endemic species such as Thorncrofft giraffe, Cookson’s wildebeests, Crashway’s zebras. The Luangwa river has the highest concentration of hippos per km2 in the whole Africa and offers great reproduction and hunting ground for many animals, such as fish eagles, jackals hyenas, crocodiles and countless birds.

Sunsets on the Luangwa river are unforgettable experiences and the visit to this National Park is consider one of the highlights for any true Africa lover. During your stay, you will have 2 game drives per day and all meals at the camp. Nights will be camping at Marula Lodge with a full-board arrangement, cooked by the accompanying cook. B/L/D Day 13: Mfuwe - Lusaka Early wake and breakfast and at 06.00 a.m. we will start a very long return transfer on tarmac road to Lusaka (700km, approx. 10 hours), where we will spend the night in a good level hotel. We will stop for lunch in a traditional restaurant where you will enjoy the traditional Zambian meal: Nshima.

Dinner (not included) will be at the lodge or in one of the many restaurant of Lusaka for a farewell to Zambia.

B/L/- Day 14: End of Tour Breakfast at the lodge. Based on return flight, you will be taken to the airport. End of arrangements. -/-/- Victoria Falls

12 Emotions from the Bush: Lodging only SAFARI OVERVIEW Days: 11 Type of vehicle: 4x4 Safari Vehicle (max. 9 passengers + 2 staff), removable canvas sides for excellent visibility during game-drives No. of Participants: 2-9 Staff: English-speaking professional guide – Chef Meals: Specified in the itinerary as: B(reakfast) / L(unch) / D(inner) Start: Lusaka End: Lusaka Accommodation: Lodging Possible additions: Domestic flight from Mfuwe to Lusaka on the last day (+ US$ 300,00 per person) DETAILED ITINERARY Day 1: Lusaka Upon arrival at Lusaka international airport, you will be assisted in final preparations (local SIM card, forex, etc.) before your Safari starts.

Transfer to a good level lodge and check-in at Sandy’s Creations. Dinner in Lusaka not included.

Day 2: Lower Zambezi National Park The Lower Zambezi Valley is renowned for its breath-taking views and for the abundance of wildlife that lives along the shores of the Zambezi river. This valley hosts both the Lower Zambezi National Park (on the Zambian shores) and Mana Pools National Park (on the Zimbabwean shores) creating a vast protected area where animals are free to roam without boundaries. This area deserves to be visited both by river and by land in order to fully understand the wild beauty of this place. Lower Zambezi National Park is the most recent park in Zambia and one of the wildest and most picturesque in the whole Africa.

Early morning wake and departure for Chirundu (approximately 140km of tarmac road - 2 hours). Continue into the Lower Zambezi Valley on a difficult village trail for 80km (approx. 3,5 hours) and reach Lower Zambezi Lodge at lunchtime. Check-in in en-suit stone chalet overlooking the Zambezi river. Lunch prepared by our accompanying chef and afternoon Game cruise on the river. Dinner and night in chalet. B/-/D Days 3-4: Lower Zambezi National Park Wake up and sunrise breakfast. Departure for a full-day game drive in the Lower Zambezi National Park with pic-nic lunch inside the park. Return to the lodge by sunset and dinner prepared by our accompanying chef.

Night lodging. B/L/D South Luangwa National Park ZAMBIA

13 Day 5: Lower Zambezi National Park - Lusaka sunrise breakfast and return transfer to Lusaka (approx. 5,5 hours of mixed road: trails + tarmac). Lunch break along the way (Tiffany’s Canyon) or upon reaching Lusaka, depending on the time. On arrival, checkin in a good level hotel and rest of the day available for relax. Dinner (not included) at the lodge or in one of the men restaurants of Lusaka). B/-/- Day 6: Lusaka - Mfuwe – South Luangwa National Park Mfuwe is the closest village from where to access South Luangwa National Park. Even though it is very close to such an internationally acclaimed attraction, it still maintains the spirit and looks of a traditional Zambian village.

To reach Mfuwe we will have a very long (full day - approx. 10+ hours / 700km) transfer on tarmac road with a lunch break along the way. Once arrived in Mfuwe, we will check in at Marula Lodge, where we will spend the night lodging in en-suite chalet. Full board, cooked by the accompanying cook. B/-/D Days 7-8-9: South Luangwa National Park South Luangwa National Park is the most famous of National Parks is Zambia due to the abundance of wildlife and the great opportunities to spot large predators. In addition to a large population of felines (mostly leopards and lions), it is home of a large number of elephants, hippos, buffaloes and numerous endemic species such as Thorncrofft giraffe, Cookson’s wildebeests, Crashway’s zebras.

The Luangwa river has the highest concentration of hippos per km2 in the whole Africa and offers great reproduction and hunting ground for many animals, such as fish eagles, jackals hyenas, crocodiles and countless birds. Sunsets on the Luangwa river are unforgettable experiences and the visit to this National Park is consider one of the highlights for any true Africa lover.

During your stay, you will have 2 game drives per day and all meals at the camp. Nights will be lodging at Marula Lodge with a full-board arrangement, cooked by the accompanying cook. B/L/D Day 10: Mfuwe - Lusaka Early wake and breakfast and at 06.00 a.m. we will start a very long return transfer on tarmac road to Lusaka (700km, approx. 10 hours), where we will spend the night in a good level hotel. We will stop for lunch in a traditional restaurant where you will enjoy the traditional Zambian meal: Nshima. Dinner (not included) will be at the lodge or in one of the many restaurant of Lusaka for a farewell to Zambia.

B/L/- Day 11: End of Tour Breakfast at the lodge. Based on return flight, you will be taken to the airport. End of arrangements. -/-/- Marula Lodge ZAMBIA

14 Emotions from the Bush: Camping and Lodging SAFARI OVERVIEW Days: 11 Type of vehicle: 4x4 Safari Vehicle (max. 9 passengers + 2 staff), removable canvas sides for excellent visibility during game-drives OR minibus for transfers + game-viewer vehicle for activities No. of Participants: 2-9 Staff: English-speaking professional guide – Chef Meals: Specified in the itinerary as: B(reakfast) / L(unch) / D(inner) Start: Lusaka End: Lusaka Accommodation: Lodging in the main cities (Lusaka - Petauke) - Camping in the National Parks Possible additions: Domestic flight from Mfuwe to Lusaka on the last day (+ US$ 300,00 per person) DETAILED ITINERARY Day 1: Lusaka Upon arrival at Lusaka international airport, you will be assisted in final preparations (local SIM card, forex, etc.) before your Safari starts.

Transfer to a good level lodge and check-in at Sandy’s Creations. Dinner in Lusaka not included.

Day 2: Lower Zambezi National Park Breakfast at the lodge. Transfer to the Lower Zambezi Valley (140km of tarmac road followed by 15km of gravel, approx. 2,5 hours) and check-in at Kiambi Safari Lodge; accommodation in Camping in a fully equipped camping area with toilets, hot showers, camping bar and swimming pooling overlooking the river. All meals are prepared by our accompanying chef at the campsite area. The Lower Zambezi Valley is renowned for its breath-taking views and for the abundance of wildlife that lives along the shores of the Zambezi river. This valley hosts both the Lower Zambezi National Park (on the Zambian shores) and Mana Pools National Park (on the Zimbabwean shores) creating a vast protected area where animals are free to roam without boundaries.

This area deserves to be visited both by river and by land in order to fully understand the wild beauty of this place. Lower Zambezi National Park is the most recent park in Zambia and one of the wildest and most picturesque in the whole Africa.

Lunch and afternoon sunset cruise on the Zambezi river. Dinner by the campfire and night camping. B/L/D Day 3: Lower Zambezi Valley Breakfast, followed by a 3,5 hours canoe safari on the river to let you experience the sensation of the first explorers visiting this part of the world. (NOTE: the canoe safari requires confidence with water and an average physical condition. A guide will be on the first canoe, all other canoes are paddled directly by the participants. Minimum age: 15 years. No previous canoeing experience required). Return to the lodge, lunch and afternoon sunset cruise on the Zambezi river.

Dinner at the lodge and night camping.

B/L/D South Luangwa National Park ZAMBIA

15 Day 4: Lower Zambezi Valley Free day for optional activities that can be booked in advance or directly at the lodge. Available activities:
  • Full day Game Drive in the Lower Zambezi National Park (must be booked in advanced)
  • Half / Full day canoe safari
  • Half / Full day rover boat safari
  • Half / Full day Fishing (seasonal)
  • Local village tour B/L/D Day 5: Petauke Petauke is a small town located approximately 350 km north of Lusaka without any particular attraction, but located half-way on the route to South Luangwa National Park. To reach it, we must exit the Lower Zambezi Valley and drive to Lusaka (140km, approx. 2,5 hours, all tarmac road), where we will stop for supplies. From there, we will travel north-east for approximately 350km on a scenic road crossing the mountains (approx. 5 hours) to reach Petauke, where we will lodge at Chimwemwe Executive Lodge. Dinner is at the restaurant of the Lodge. B/-/- Day 6: Mfuwe – South Luangwa National Park Mfuwe is the closest village from where to access South Luangwa National Park. Even though it is very close to such an internationally acclaimed attraction, it still maintains the spirit and looks of a traditional Zambian village. To reach Mfuwe we will proceed for approximately 350km of tarmac road (approx. 5 hours), passing the capitol of the north-eastern province: Chipata, where we will stop for lunch. Once arrived in Mfuwe, we will check in at Marula Lodge, where we will spend the night Camping in a fully equipped camping area with toilets and hot showers, and if the time allows we will visit the Tribal Textile laboratory. Full board, cooked by the accompanying cook.

B/-/D Days 7-8-9: South Luangwa National Park South Luangwa National Park is the most famous of National Parks is Zambia due to the abundance of wildlife and the great opportunities to spot large predators. In addition to a large population of felines (mostly leopards and lions), it is home of a large number of elephants, hippos, buffaloes and numerous endemic species such as Thorncrofft giraffe, Cookson’s wildebeests, Crashway’s zebras. The Luangwa river has the highest concentration of hippos per km2 in the whole Africa and offers great reproduction and hunting ground for many animals, such as fish eagles, jackals hyenas, crocodiles and countless birds.

Sunsets on the Luangwa river are unforgettable experiences and the visit to this National Park is consider one of the highlights for any true Africa lover. During your stay, you will have 2 game drives per day and all meals at the camp. Nights will be camping at Marula Lodge with a full-board arrangement, cooked by the accompanying cook.

B/L/D Day 10: Mfuwe - Lusaka Early wake and breakfast and at 06.00 a.m. we will start a very long return transfer on tarmac road to Lusaka (700km, approx. 10 hours), where we will spend the night in a good level hotel. We will stop for lunch in a traditional restaurant where you will enjoy the traditional Zambian meal: Nshima. Dinner (not included) will be at the lodge or in one of the many restaurant of Lusaka for a farewell to Zambia. B/L/- Day 11: End of Tour Breakfast at the lodge. Based on return flight, you will be taken to the airport. End of arrangements. -/-/- North Luangwa National Park ZAMBIA

16 Three Parks: Lodging only SAFARI OVERVIEW Days: 14 Type of vehicle: 4x4 Safari Vehicle (max. 9 passengers + 2 staff), removable canvas sides for excellent visibility during game-drives No. of Participants: 2-9 Staff: English-speaking professional guide – Chef Meals: Specified in the itinerary as: B(reakfast) / L(unch) / D(inner) Start: Lusaka End: Lusaka Accommodation: Lodging Possible additions: Domestic flight from Mfuwe to Lusaka on the last day (+ US$ 300,00 per person) DETAILED ITINERARY Day 1: Lusaka Upon arrival at Lusaka international airport, you will be assisted in final preparations (local SIM card, forex, etc.) before your Safari starts.

Transfer to a good level lodge and check-in at Sandy’s Creations. Dinner in Lusaka not included.

Day 2: Kafue National Park Kafue National Park, extending for 22,400 km2, is Africa’s second largest National Park and is characterised by many different eco-systems and sceneries. From the southern Nanzhila Plains, to the lake habitat of Itezhitezhi, to the fit bush and Miombo forest up to the northern Busanga plains. During your Safari in the park, you will visit the northern sector, lodging close to the rapids on the Lufupa River and conduct numerous Game Drives in the area, including a visit to the world famous Busanga Plains. Early morning departure with packed breakfast along the way.

We will reach Mapunga Bush Camp after approximately 5 hours and check-in in en-suite safari tents. Lunch is prepared on arrival by our accompanying chef. Afternoon Game drive and return to camp around sunset. Dinner prepared by our accompanying chef and night lodging. B/L/D Days 3-4: Kafue National Park Days entirely dedicated to game-viewing activities in the Kafue National Park: ether 2 Game drives per day (sunrise and afternoon) or a full-day game drive reaching the world famous Busanga Plains (NOTE: for this activity it is necessary to leave very early, by 05.00 a.m. in order to reach the Plains in a good time to guarantee good game-viewing occasions.Return to Camp approximately by 17,00).

Evenings will be spent around the campfire and night lodging.

B/L/D Day 5: Kafue - Lower Zambezi Valley The Lower Zambezi Valley is renowned for its breath-taking views and for the abundance of wildlife that lives along the shores of the Zambezi river. This valley hosts both the Lower Zambezi National Park (on the Zambian shores) and Mana Pools National Park (on the Zimbabwean shores) creating a vast protected area where animals are free to roam without boundaries. This area deserves to be visited both by river and by land in order to fully understand the wild beauty of this place. Lower Zambezi National Park is the most recent park in Zambia and one of the wildest and most picturesque in the whole Africa.

Early wake and sunrise breakfast. Return transfer to Lusaka where we will reach around lunchtime. Break in Lusaka for lunch and supplies in a shopping area. After lunch, we will proceed for the Lower Zambezi Valley (approx. 140km of tarmac road + 15km of gravel road) and check-in at Kiambi Safari Lodge; accommodation in in en-suite Safari tent overlooking the Zambezi river. Dinner at the lodge. B/-/D Day 6: Lower Zambezi Valley Breakfast, followed by a 3,5 hours canoe safari on the river to let you experience the sensation of the first explorers visiting this part of the world. (NOTE: the canoe safari requires confidence with water and an average physical condition.

A guide will be on the first canoe, all other canoes are paddled directly by the participants. Minimum age: 15 years. No previous canoeing experience required). Return to the lodge, lunch and afternoon sunset cruise on the Zambezi river. Dinner at the lodge and night lodging. B/L/D Kafue National Park ZAMBIA

17 Day 7: Lower Zambezi Valley Free day for optional activities that can be booked in advance or directly at the lodge. Available activities:
  • Full day Game Drive in the Lower Zambezi National Park (must be booked in advanced)
  • Half / Full day canoe safari
  • Half / Full day rover boat safari
  • Half / Full day Fishing (seasonal)
  • Local village tour B/L/D Day 8: Petauke Petauke is a small town located approximately 350 km north of Lusaka without any particular attraction, but located half-way on the route to South Luangwa National Park. To reach it, we must exit the Lower Zambezi Valley and drive to Lusaka (140km, approx. 2,5 hours, all tarmac road), where we will stop for supplies. From there, we will travel north-east for approximately 350km on a scenic road crossing the mountains (approx. 5 hours) to reach Petauke, where we will lodge at Chimwemwe Executive Lodge. Dinner is at the restaurant of the Lodge.

B/-/- Day 9: Mfuwe – South Luangwa National Park Mfuwe is the closest village from where to access South Luangwa National Park. Even though it is very close to such an internationally acclaimed attraction, it still maintains the spirit and looks of a traditional Zambian village. To reach Mfuwe we will proceed for approximately 350km of tarmac road (approx. 5 hours), passing the capitol of the north-eastern province: Chipata, where we will stop for lunch. Once arrived in Mfuwe, we will check in at Marula Lodge, where we will spend the night lodging in en-suite chalets, and if the time allows we will visit the Tribal Textile laboratory.

Full board, cooked by the accompanying cook.

B/-/D Days 10-11-12: South Luangwa National Park South Luangwa National Park is the most famous of National Parks is Zambia due to the abundance of wildlife and the great opportunities to spot large predators. In addition to a large population of felines (mostly leopards and lions), it is home of a large number of elephants, hippos, buffaloes and numerous endemic species such as Thorncrofft giraffe, Cookson’s wildebeests, Crashway’s zebras. The Luangwa river has the highest concentration of hippos per km2 in the whole Africa and offers great reproduction and hunting ground for many animals, such as fish eagles, jackals hyenas, crocodiles and countless birds.

Sunsets on the Luangwa river are unforgettable experiences and the visit to this National Park is consider one of the highlights for any true Africa lover. During your stay, you will have 2 game drives per day and all meals at the camp. Nights will be lodging at Marula Lodge with a full-board arrangement, cooked by the accompanying cook.

B/L/D Day 13: Mfuwe - Lusaka Early wake and breakfast and at 06.00 a.m. we will start a very long return transfer on tarmac road to Lusaka (700km, approx. 10 hours), where we will spend the night in a good level hotel. We will stop for lunch in a traditional restaurant where you will enjoy the traditional Zambian meal: Nshima. Dinner (not included) will be at the lodge or in one of the many restaurant of Lusaka for a farewell to Zambia. B/L/- Day 14: End of Tour Breakfast at the lodge. Based on return flight, you will be taken to the airport. End of arrangements.

Lower Zambezi National Park ZAMBIA

18 Three Parks: Camping and Lodging SAFARI OVERVIEW Days: 14 Type of vehicle: 4x4 Safari Vehicle (max. 9 passengers + 2 staff), removable canvas sides for excellent visibility during game-drives No. of Participants: 2-9 Staff: English-speaking professional guide – Chef Meals: Specified in the itinerary as: B(reakfast) / L(unch) / D(inner) Start: Lusaka End: Lusaka Accommodation: Lodging in the main cities (Lusaka - Petauke) - Camping in the National Parks Possible additions: Domestic flight from Mfuwe to Lusaka on the last day (+ US$ 300,00 per person) DETAILED ITINERARY Day 1: Lusaka Upon arrival at Lusaka international airport, you will be assisted in final preparations (local SIM card, forex, etc.) before your Safari starts.

Transfer to a good level lodge and check-in at Sandy’s Creations. Dinner in Lusaka not included.

Day 2: Kafue National Park Kafue National Park, extending for 22,400 km2, is Africa’s second largest National Park and is characterised by many different eco-systems and sceneries. From the southern Nanzhila Plains, to the lake habitat of Itezhitezhi, to the fit bush and Miombo forest up to the northern Busanga plains. During your Safari in the park, you will visit the northern sector, lodging close to the rapids on the Lufupa River and conduct numerous Game Drives in the area, including a visit to the world famous Busanga Plains. Early morning departure with packed breakfast along the way.

We will reach Mapunga Bush Camp after approximately 5 hours and set up our camp for the following three nights in a fully equipped camping area with toilets and hot showers. Lunch is prepared on arrival by our accompanying chef. Afternoon Game drive and return to camp around sunset. Dinner prepared by our accompanying chef and night camping around the fire. B/L/D Days 3-4: Kafue National Park Days entirely dedicated to game-viewing activities in the Kafue National Park: ether 2 Game drives per day (sunrise and afternoon) or a full-day game drive reaching the world famous Busanga Plains (NOTE: for this activity it is necessary to leave very early, by 05.00 a.m.

in order to reach the Plains in a good time to guarantee good game-viewing occasions.Return to Camp approximately by 17,00). Evenings will be spent around the campfire and nights camping.

B/L/D Day 5: Kafue - Lower Zambezi Valley The Lower Zambezi Valley is renowned for its breath-taking views and for the abundance of wildlife that lives along the shores of the Zambezi river. This valley hosts both the Lower Zambezi National Park (on the Zambian shores) and Mana Pools National Park (on the Zimbabwean shores) creating a vast protected area where animals are free to roam without boundaries. This area deserves to be visited both by river and by land in order to fully understand the wild beauty of this place. Lower Zambezi National Park is the most recent park in Zambia and one of the wildest and most picturesque in the whole Africa.

Early wake and sunrise breakfast. Return transfer to Lusaka where we will reach around lunchtime. Break in Lusaka for lunch and supplies in a shopping area. After lunch, we will proceed for the Lower Zambezi Valley (approx. 140km of tarmac road + 15km of gravel road) and check-in at Kiambi Safari Lodge; accommodation in Camping in a fully equipped camping area with toilets, hot showers, camping bar and swimming pooling overlooking the river. All meals are prepared by our accompanying chef at the campsite area.

B/-/D Day 6: Lower Zambezi Valley Breakfast, followed by a 3,5 hours canoe safari on the river to let you experience the sensation of the first explorers visiting this part of the world.

(NOTE: the canoe safari requires confidence with water and an average physical condition. A guide will be on the first canoe, all other canoes are paddled directly by the participants. Minimum age: 15 years. No previous canoeing experience required). Return to the lodge, lunch and afternoon sunset cruise on the Zambezi river. Dinner by the campfire and night camping.

B/L/D Kafue National Park ZAMBIA

19 Day 7: Lower Zambezi Valley Free day for optional activities that can be booked in advance or directly at the lodge. Available activities:
  • Full day Game Drive in the Lower Zambezi National Park (must be booked in advanced)
  • Half / Full day canoe safari
  • Half / Full day rover boat safari
  • Half / Full day Fishing (seasonal)
  • Local village tour B/L/D Day 8: Petauke Petauke is a small town located approximately 350 km north of Lusaka without any particular attraction, but located half-way on the route to South Luangwa National Park. To reach it, we must exit the Lower Zambezi Valley and drive to Lusaka (180km, approx. 2,5 hours, all tarmac road), where we will stop for supplies. From there, we will travel north-east for approximately 350km on a scenic road crossing the mountains (approx. 5 hours) to reach Petauke, where we will lodge at Chimwemwe Executive Lodge. Dinner is at the restaurant of the Lodge.

B/-/- Day 9: Mfuwe – South Luangwa National Park Mfuwe is the closest village from where to access South Luangwa National Park. Even though it is very close to such an internationally acclaimed attraction, it still maintains the spirit and looks of a traditional Zambian village. To reach Mfuwe we will proceed for approximately 350km of tarmac road (approx. 5 hours), passing the capitol of the north-eastern province: Chipata, where we will stop for lunch. Once arrived in Mfuwe, we will check in at Marula Lodge, where we will spend the night Camping in a fully equipped camping area with toilets and hot showers, and if the time allows we will visit the Tribal Textile laboratory.

Full board, cooked by the accompanying cook.

B/-/D Days 10-11-12: South Luangwa National Park South Luangwa National Park is the most famous of National Parks is Zambia due to the abundance of wildlife and the great opportunities to spot large predators. In addition to a large population of felines (mostly leopards and lions), it is home of a large number of elephants, hippos, buffaloes and numerous endemic species such as Thorncrofft giraffe, Cookson’s wildebeests, Crashway’s zebras. The Luangwa river has the highest concentration of hippos per km2 in the whole Africa and offers great reproduction and hunting ground for many animals, such as fish eagles, jackals hyenas, crocodiles and countless birds.

Sunsets on the Luangwa river are unforgettable experiences and the visit to this National Park is consider one of the highlights for any true Africa lover. During your stay, you will have 2 game drives per day and all meals at the camp. Nights will be camping at Marula Lodge with a full-board arrangement, cooked by the accompanying cook. B/L/D Day 13: Mfuwe - Lusaka Early wake and breakfast and at 06.00 a.m. we will start a very long return transfer on tarmac road to Lusaka (700km, approx. 10 hours), where we will spend the night in a good level hotel. We will stop for lunch in a traditional restaurant where you will enjoy the traditional Zambian meal: Nshima.

Dinner (not included) will be at the lodge or in one of the many restaurant of Lusaka for a farewell to Zambia.

B/L/- Day 14: End of Tour Breakfast at the lodge. Based on return flight, you will be taken to the airport. End of arrangements. -/-/- Lower Zambezi National Park ZAMBIA

20 Northern Route: Camping and Lodging SAFARI OVERVIEW Days: 13 Type of vehicle: 4x4 Safari Vehicle (max. 9 passengers + 2 staff), removable canvas sides for excellent visibility during game-drives No. of Participants: 2-9 Staff: English-speaking professional guide – Chef Meals: Specified in the itinerary as: B(reakfast) / L(unch) / D(inner) Start: Lusaka End: Lusaka Accommodation: Lodge (Lusaka – Shiwa N’gadu – North Luangwa ) – Camping in Kasanka N.P., Mutinondo and South Luangwa N.P.

Possible additions: Domestic flight from Mfuwe to Lusaka on the last day (+ US$ 300,00 per person) DETAILED ITINERARY Day 1: Lusaka Upon arrival at Lusaka international airport, you will be assisted in final preparations (local SIM card, forex, etc.) before your Safari starts. Check in at Sandy’s Creations. Dinner in Lusaka not included. -/-/- Day 2: Kasanka National Park Kasanka National Park is a small yet very interesting National Park in the northern region of Zambia. It is home to some of the most unique wetlands of the region including the Bangwelu swamp, the so called “Zambian Okavango”.

Here, we can have the chance to see some rare endemic antelopes, such as the water-based Sitatunga, and the rare Shoe-billed stork. Also, in the region, is located the mausoleum where David Livingstone died and where his heart was buried.

After an early breakfast we leave Lusaka heading on the Great North Road. Lunch break along the way. When we will reach the gates of Kasanka national park a short game drive will bring us to our Camp, where we will set for the next three nights. Dinner prepared by our accompanying chef on the campfire and night camping. B/L/D Day 3: Kasanka National Park After an early breakfast we leave for a sunrise Game Drive and return to camp around 10.30. Lunch at the camp and afternoon game drive that will end at sunset. Dinner prepared by our accompanying chef on the campfire and night camping.

B/L/D Day 4: Bangwelu After an early breakfast we leave for a 2 hours game drive that will bring us to the Bangwelu Swamps.

There we will leave the vehicle and proceed by Mokoro (traditional dug-out canoe) and on foot in the intricate swamps looking for the prehistoric-looking shoe-billed stork (sighting cannot be guaranteed). We will then return to camp by Mokoro and car. Dinner prepared by our accompanying chef on the campfire and night camping. B/L/D Day 5: Kundalila-Nachikufu-Mutinondo We will leave Kasanka as early as possible at sunrise and start heading north-east. Along the way we will visit the spectacular Kundalila Falls and the Nachifuku cave, famous for the rock art and paintings protected by Unesco.

The day will end in the astonishing Mutinondo Wilderness, a wilderness area where nature rules untouched. Accommodation is in camping tents. Dinner at the camp.

B/L/D Day 6: Shiwa Ngadu - Kapishya Hot Springs After leaving Mutinondo we proceed north up to the unbelievable Shiwa Ngadu mansion, built by the British following the English architectural style. After the visit, we will move to Kapishya hot springs, where it is possible to enjoy the thermal waters. Night will be spent lodging in en-suites chalets, and our chef will take care of all meals. B/L/D Days 7-8: North Luangwa National Park This remote tract of land, covering 4636 Km2, offers one of the finest wilderness experiences in Zambia, if not Africa itself. It is not open to the public and there are no permanent lodges there.

Access is with one of the few safari operators granted permission to conduct walking safaris.

The beauty of visiting this Park is the truly remarkable opportunities to experience Africa as it was. It is wild and untouched and you are simply an unobtrusive witness to its natural beauty and drama. Although declared a wilderness area, the North Park, was not open to anyone other than Game Department rangers for more than thirty years. In 1984, Major John Harvey and his wife Lorna sought permission to conduct walking safaris in the area and for many years were the only operators in this remote wilderness The park has a very limited road network, exclusively consisting of small seasonal paths.

The most beautiful experiences are represented by the exceptional walking safaris.

During our stay, we will cross the whole National Park on board of our vehicle and we will lodge at Buffalo camp with all meals prepared by our accompanying cook. The tour includes 2 walking safaris conducted by the guides of the lodge. B/L/D Days 9-10-11: South Luangwa National Park South Luangwa National Park is the most famous of National Parks is Zambia due to the abundance of wildlife and the great opportunities to spot large predators. In addition to a large population of felines (mostly leopards and lions), it is home of a large number of elephants, hippos, buffaloes and numerous endemic species such as Thorncrofft giraffe, Cookson’s wildebeests, Crashway’s zebras.

The Luangwa river has the highest concentration of hippos per km2 in the whole Africa and offers great reproduction and hunting ground for many animals, such as fish eagles, jackals hyenas, crocodiles and countless birds. Sunsets on the Luangwa river are unforgettable experiences and the visit to this National Park is consider one of the highlights for any true Africa lover.

During your stay, you will have 2 game drives per day and all meals at the camp. Nights will be camping at Marula Lodge with a full-board arrangement, cooked by the accompanying cook. B/L/D Day 12: South Luangwa National Park - Lusaka Early wake and breakfast and at 06.00 a.m. we will start a very long return transfer on tarmac road to Lusaka (700km, approx. 10 hours), where we will spend the night in a good level hotel. We will stop for lunch in a traditional restaurant where you will enjoy the traditional Zambian meal: Nshima. Dinner (not included) will be at the lodge or in one of the many restaurant of Lusaka for a farewell to Zambia.

B/L/- Day 13: End of Tour In the morning, we will set off to Lusaka. Based on return flight, you will be taken to the airport. End of arrangements -/-/- Shiwa N’gadu ZAMBIA

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