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2019

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

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Safari Catalogue 2019

    Mobile Safaris - Page 3

    Extensions - Page 36

    Safari Packages “Fly & Lodge” - Page 46

    Motorcycle Safaris - Pag. 59

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4x4 Mobile Safaris

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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).                                                Safari Vehicle                     Camping in Lower Zambezi
    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            •   International flights
         itinerary, with the specified arrangements     •   Alcoholic beverages
     •   All meals specified in the itinerary           •   Visas
     •   Vehicle, fuel, certified professional local    •   Activities not offered by African View Tours
         guide (english speaking), chef                     ad Safaris and not specified in the itinerary
     •   Al Park Entry fees                                 / specified as “optional”
     •   All game-viewing activities specified in the   •   Personal comprehensive insurance
         itinerary                                      •   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”

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MOBILE SAFARIS

Land Cruiser - Set up 1                                         Hilux - Set up 1

Lunch5 break in the Luangwa river   Camping in equipped areas
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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 game-
viewing 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
                                                                                                             Zimbabwe:
water, bathrooms nor electricity. Also, each park merges into the next, allowing visitors to live for days   Zimbabwe is a Country that offers unspoiled landscapes, breathtaking National Parks, history and
in close contact with nature, without seeing any sign of civilisation. Through the arid areas, however,      culture in a single destination: its parks, such as Hwange and Mana Pools, provide very high level
distances can be wide and therefore transfers can be quite long.                                             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 pre-
Most suitable for:                                                                                           colonial history of Southern Africa.
Bush lovers and “wild camping” lovers. Game-drive lovers (walking safaris as well as night drives are
                                                                                                             In Zimbabwe, we offer a Mobile Safari that is suitable for all travellers, regardless of their level of
not allowed in the most of the Country) and, generally speaking, wildlife enthusiasts. Some of the arid
                                                                                                             experience, with short transfers on tarmac toads and nights in mid-rage, but nice lodges.
destinations (Central Kalahari, Pans and Nata) are also particularly suitable for people seeking
unusual sightings: desert lions, never-ending landscapes, arid-habitat wildlife, etc.                        Most suitable for:
                                                                                                             Travellers who want a more comprehensive type of Safari, conjugating nature, history and culture in
Less suitable for:
                                                                                                             a single Tour.
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            Less suitable for:
and running water.                                                                                           Those who are exclusively focussed on wildlife. People looking for a more adventurous Safari

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Mobile Safaris Index

                               ZAMBIA                                                  Cultural Expeditions
                         Itinerary                          Accommodation      Pag.                         Itinerary                        Accommodation     Pag.

                                                                                                         Likumbi Lya Mize
                     The Best of Zambia                               Lodge     8
                                                                                         (Victoria Falls -Ngonye Falls - Likumbi Lya Mize       Mainly Lodge    28
    (Victoria Falls - Lake Kariba - Lower Zambezi N.P. -                                              Ceremony - Kafue N.P.)
                     South Luangwa N.P.)                   Camping and Lodge   10
                                                                                                         Kulamba
                                                                                                                                                      Lodge     30
                                                                      Lodge    12         (South Luangwa N.P. - Kulamba Ceremony)
               Emotions from the Bush
       (Lower Zambezi N.P. - South Luangwa N.P.)
                                                           Camping and Lodge   14

                       Three Parks
    (Kafue N.P. - Lower Zambezi N.P. - South Luangwa
                          N.P.)
                                                                      Lodge

                                                           Camping and Lodge
                                                                               16

                                                                               18
                                                                                                        BOTSWANA
                                                                                                            Itinerary                        Accommodation     Pag.
                    Northern Route
    (Kasanka N.P. -Mutinondo - Shiwa N’gadu - North        Camping and Lodge   20                        Wild Bush
          Luangwa N.P. - South Luangwa N.P.)                                                                                                       Camping      32
                                                                                               (Chobe N.P. -Savuti -Moremi G.R.)

                      Western Route                                                                        Wild Desert
      (Kafue N.P. - Liuwa Plains N.P. - Ngonye Falls -     Camping and Lodge   21     (Central Kalahari G.R. - Nhxai Pan / Makgadigadi Pan         Camping      33
                       Victoria Falls)                                                                        - Nata)

                    Complete Kafue
                                                                    Camping    22

                                                                                                         ZIMBABWE
                      (Kafue N.P.)

                                                                      Lodge    24
               Complete South Luangwa
                 (South Luangwa N.P.)
                                                           Camping and Lodge   25
                                                                                                            Itinerary                        Accommodation     Pag.
                                                                      Lodge    26                       Magical Zimbabwe
               Complete Lower Zambezi
                 (Lower Zambezi N.P.)                                                   (Victoria Falls- Hwange N.P. - Matopo Hills N.P. -            Lodge     34
                                                                    Camping    27                  Masvingo / Great Zimbabwe)

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ZAMBIA
           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.                  Victoria Falls
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.                                                                             Day 5: Lake Kariba - Lower Zambezi Valley                                     Day 6: Lower Zambezi Valley
B/-/-                                                                              Breakfast at the lodge and guided tour of the Kariba Dam. after the visit,    Breakfast, followed by a 3,5 hours canoe safari on the river to let you
                                                                                   continue to the Lower Zambezi Valley (approx. 100km of tarmac road +          experience the sensation of the first explorers visiting this part of the world.
                                                                                   15km of gravel road) and check-in at Kiambi Safari Lodge; accommodation       (NOTE: the canoe safari requires confidence with water and an average
Day 3: Livingstone –Free day
                                                                                   in in en-suite Safari tent overlooking the Zambezi river.                     physical condition. A guide will be on the first canoe, all other canoes are
Free day dedicated to optional activities that can be booked in advance or                                                                                       paddled directly by the participants. Minimum age: 15 years. No previous
                                                                                   The Lower Zambezi Valley is renowned for its breath-taking views and for
directly on site. Night at Olga’s guesthouse and dinner in Livingstone.                                                                                          canoeing experience required). Return to the lodge, lunch and afternoon
                                                                                   the abundance of wildlife that lives along the shores of the Zambezi river.
C/-/-                                                                              This valley hosts both the Lower Zambezi National Park (on the Zambian        sunset cruise on the Zambezi river. Dinner at the lodge and night lodging.
                                                                                   shores) and Mana Pools National Park (on the Zimbabwean shores)               B/L/D
                                                                                   creating a vast protected area where animals are free to roam without
Day 4: Livingstone – Lake Kariba                                                   boundaries. This area deserves to be visited both by river and by land in
After breakfast, departure for a long transfer mainly on tarmac road               order to fully understand the wild beauty of this place. Lower Zambezi
(approximately 6 hours) to Siavonga, on Lake Kariba. Accommodation is at           National Park is the most recent park in Zambia and one of the wildest and
Lake Kariba Inns in en-suite rooms. Lunch (not included) along the way             most picturesque in the whole Africa.
(your guides will point fast-foods and savers where you can eat while
                                                                                   Lunch at the lodge and afternoon sunset cruise on the Zambezi river.
refuelling). Dinner at the lodge in a beautiful terrace overlooking the lake.
                                                                                   Dinner at the lodge and night lodging.
C/-/-
                                                                                   B/L/D

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ZAMBIA
                                                                                                                                                                  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
 South Luangwa National Park                                                                                                                                      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.
Day 7: Lower Zambezi Valley                                                     Day 8: Petauke
                                                                                                                                                                  B/L/-
Free day for optional activities that can be booked in advance or directly at   Petauke is a small town located approximately 350km north of Lusaka
the lodge.                                                                      without any particular attraction, but located half-way on the route to South
Available activities:                                                           Luangwa National Park. To reach it, we must exit the Lower Zambezi Valley         Day 14: End of Tour
                                                                                and drive to Lusaka (140km, approx. 2,5 hours, all tarmac road), where we
• Full day Game Drive in the Lower Zambezi National Park (must be               will stop for supplies. From there, we will travel north-east for approximately   Breakfast at the lodge. Based on return flight, you will be taken to the
     booked in advanced)                                                        350km on a scenic road crossing the mountains (approx. 5 hours) to reach          airport. End of arrangements.
• Half / Full day canoe safari                                                  Petauke, where we will lodge at Chimwemwe Executive Lodge. Dinner is at           -/-/-
                                                                                the restaurant of the Lodge (not included).
• Half / Full day rover boat safari
                                                                                B/-/-
• Half / Full day Fishing (seasonal)
• Local village tour
B/L/D

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ZAMBIA
            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         South Luangwa National Park
white Rhinos in Zambia. Own arrangements for dinner and night at the
lodge.
                                                                                   Day 5: Lake Kariba - Lower Zambezi Valley                                     Lunch and afternoon sunset cruise on the Zambezi river. Dinner by the
B/-/-                                                                                                                                                            campfire and night camping.
                                                                                   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 +          B/L/D
Day 3: Livingstone – Free day                                                      15km of gravel road) and check-in at Kiambi Safari Lodge; accommodation
Free day dedicated to optional activities that can be booked in advance or         in Camping in a fully equipped camping area with toilets, hot showers,
                                                                                   camping bar and swimming pooling overlooking the river. All meals are         Day 6: Lower Zambezi Valley
directly on site. Night at Olga’s guesthouse and dinner in Livingstone.
                                                                                   prepared by our accompanying chef at the campsite area.                       Breakfast, followed by a 3,5 hours canoe safari on the river to let you
C/-/-                                                                                                                                                            experience the sensation of the first explorers visiting this part of the world.
                                                                                   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.   (NOTE: the canoe safari requires confidence with water and an average
Day 4: Livingstone – Lake Kariba                                                   This valley hosts both the Lower Zambezi National Park (on the Zambian        physical condition. A guide will be on the first canoe, all other canoes are
                                                                                   shores) and Mana Pools National Park (on the Zimbabwean shores)               paddled directly by the participants. minimum age: 15 years. No previous
After breakfast, departure for a long transfer mainly on tarmac road                                                                                             canoeing experience required). Return to our camp, lunch and afternoon
                                                                                   creating a vast protected area where animals are free to roam without
(approximately 6 hours) to Siavonga, on Lake Kariba. Accommodation is at                                                                                         sunset cruise on the Zambezi river. Dinner by the fire and night camping.
                                                                                   boundaries. This area deserves to be visited both by river and by land in
Lake Kariba Inns in en-suite rooms. Lunch (not included) along the way
                                                                                   order to fully understand the wild beauty of this place. Lower Zambezi        B/L/D
(your guides will point fast-foods and savers where you can eat while
                                                                                   National Park is the most recent park in Zambia and one of the wildest and
refuelling). Dinner at the lodge in a beautiful terrace overlooking the lake.
                                                                                   most picturesque in the whole Africa.
C/-/-

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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
                                                                                                            Victoria Falls                                        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
Day 7: Lower Zambezi Valley                                                     Day 8: Petauke                                                                    restaurant of Lusaka for a farewell to Zambia.
Free day for optional activities that can be booked in advance or directly at   Petauke is a small town located approximately 350 km north of Lusaka              B/L/-
the lodge.                                                                      without any particular attraction, but located half-way on the route to South
Available activities:                                                           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         Day 14: End of Tour
• Full day Game Drive in the Lower Zambezi National Park (must be               will stop for supplies. From there, we will travel north-east for approximately
     booked in advanced)                                                                                                                                          Breakfast at the lodge. Based on return flight, you will be taken to the
                                                                                350km on a scenic road crossing the mountains (approx. 5 hours) to reach
                                                                                                                                                                  airport. End of arrangements.
• Half / Full day canoe safari                                                  Petauke, where we will lodge at Chimwemwe Executive Lodge. Dinner is at
                                                                                the restaurant of the Lodge.                                                      -/-/-
• Half / Full day rover boat safari
                                                                                B/-/-
• Half / Full day Fishing (seasonal)
• Local village tour
B/L/D

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ZAMBIA
                          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

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ZAMBIA

               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, check-
               in 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.
               -/-/-

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Marula Lodge
Emotions from the Bush:
                                                                                                                                ZAMBIA
                                           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

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ZAMBIA                  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.
                              -/-/-
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North Luangwa National Park
ZAMBIA
                     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.
-/-/-
                                                                                  Kafue National Park
Day 2: Kafue National Park
                                                                                 the Plains in a good time to guarantee good game-viewing                      Kiambi Safari Lodge; accommodation in in en-suite Safari tent overlooking
Kafue National Park, extending for 22,400 km2, is Africa’s second largest        occasions.Return to Camp approximately by 17,00). Evenings will be spent      the Zambezi river. Dinner at the lodge.
National Park and is characterised by many different eco-systems and             around the campfire and night lodging.                                        B/-/D
sceneries. From the southern Nanzhila Plains, to the lake habitat of Itezhi-
tezhi, to the fit bush and Miombo forest up to the northern Busanga plains.      B/L/D
During your Safari in the park, you will visit the northern sector, lodging                                                                                    Day 6: Lower Zambezi Valley
close to the rapids on the Lufupa River and conduct numerous Game                Day 5: Kafue - Lower Zambezi Valley                                           Breakfast, followed by a 3,5 hours canoe safari on the river to let you
Drives in the area, including a visit to the world famous Busanga Plains.
                                                                                 The Lower Zambezi Valley is renowned for its breath-taking views and for      experience the sensation of the first explorers visiting this part of the world.
Early morning departure with packed breakfast along the way. We will             the abundance of wildlife that lives along the shores of the Zambezi river.   (NOTE: the canoe safari requires confidence with water and an average
reach Mapunga Bush Camp after approximately 5 hours and check-in in              This valley hosts both the Lower Zambezi National Park (on the Zambian        physical condition. A guide will be on the first canoe, all other canoes are
en-suite safari tents. Lunch is prepared on arrival by our accompanying          shores) and Mana Pools National Park (on the Zimbabwean shores)               paddled directly by the participants. Minimum age: 15 years. No previous
chef. Afternoon Game drive and return to camp around sunset. Dinner              creating a vast protected area where animals are free to roam without         canoeing experience required). Return to the lodge, lunch and afternoon
prepared by our accompanying chef and night lodging.                             boundaries. This area deserves to be visited both by river and by land in     sunset cruise on the Zambezi river. Dinner at the lodge and night lodging.
B/L/D                                                                            order to fully understand the wild beauty of this place. Lower Zambezi        B/L/D
                                                                                 National Park is the most recent park in Zambia and one of the wildest and
                                                                                 most picturesque in the whole Africa.
Days 3-4: Kafue National Park
                                                                                 Early wake and sunrise breakfast. Return transfer to Lusaka where we will
Days entirely dedicated to game-viewing activities in the Kafue National         reach around lunchtime. Break in Lusaka for lunch and supplies in a
Park: ether 2 Game drives per day (sunrise and afternoon) or a full-day          shopping area. After lunch, we will proceed for the Lower Zambezi Valley
game drive reaching the world famous Busanga Plains (NOTE: for this              (approx. 140km of tarmac road + 15km of gravel road) and check-in at
activity it is necessary to leave very early, by 05.00 a.m. in order to reach

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                                                                                                                                                                  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
  Lower Zambezi National Park                                                                                                                                     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.
Day 7: Lower Zambezi Valley                                                     Day 8: Petauke
                                                                                                                                                                  B/L/-
Free day for optional activities that can be booked in advance or directly at   Petauke is a small town located approximately 350 km north of Lusaka
the lodge.                                                                      without any particular attraction, but located half-way on the route to South
Available activities:                                                           Luangwa National Park. To reach it, we must exit the Lower Zambezi Valley         Day 14: End of Tour
                                                                                and drive to Lusaka (140km, approx. 2,5 hours, all tarmac road), where we         Breakfast at the lodge. Based on return flight, you will be taken to the
• Full day Game Drive in the Lower Zambezi National Park (must be               will stop for supplies. From there, we will travel north-east for approximately
     booked in advanced)                                                                                                                                          airport. End of arrangements.
                                                                                350km on a scenic road crossing the mountains (approx. 5 hours) to reach
• Half / Full day canoe safari                                                  Petauke, where we will lodge at Chimwemwe Executive Lodge. Dinner is at           -/-/-
                                                                                the restaurant of the Lodge.
• Half / Full day rover boat safari
                                                                                B/-/-
• Half / Full day Fishing (seasonal)
• Local village tour
B/L/D

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                     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.
                                                                                                                                                                                           Kafue National Park
-/-/-

                                                                                 game drive reaching the world famous Busanga Plains (NOTE: for this             Kiambi Safari Lodge; accommodation in Camping in a fully equipped
Day 2: Kafue National Park
                                                                                 activity it is necessary to leave very early, by 05.00 a.m. in order to reach   camping area with toilets, hot showers, camping bar and swimming pooling
Kafue National Park, extending for 22,400 km2, is Africa’s second largest        the Plains in a good time to guarantee good game-viewing                        overlooking the river. All meals are prepared by our accompanying chef at
National Park and is characterised by many different eco-systems and             occasions.Return to Camp approximately by 17,00). Evenings will be spent        the campsite area.
sceneries. From the southern Nanzhila Plains, to the lake habitat of Itezhi-     around the campfire and nights camping.                                         B/-/D
tezhi, to the fit bush and Miombo forest up to the northern Busanga plains.      B/L/D
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                                                                                                Day 6: Lower Zambezi Valley
Drives in the area, including a visit to the world famous Busanga Plains.        Day 5: Kafue - Lower Zambezi Valley                                             Breakfast, followed by a 3,5 hours canoe safari on the river to let you
Early morning departure with packed breakfast along the way. We will             The Lower Zambezi Valley is renowned for its breath-taking views and for        experience the sensation of the first explorers visiting this part of the world.
reach Mapunga Bush Camp after approximately 5 hours and set up our               the abundance of wildlife that lives along the shores of the Zambezi river.     (NOTE: the canoe safari requires confidence with water and an average
camp for the following three nights in a fully equipped camping area with        This valley hosts both the Lower Zambezi National Park (on the Zambian          physical condition. A guide will be on the first canoe, all other canoes are
toilets and hot showers. Lunch is prepared on arrival by our accompanying        shores) and Mana Pools National Park (on the Zimbabwean shores)                 paddled directly by the participants. Minimum age: 15 years. No previous
chef. Afternoon Game drive and return to camp around sunset. Dinner              creating a vast protected area where animals are free to roam without           canoeing experience required). Return to the lodge, lunch and afternoon
prepared by our accompanying chef and night camping around the fire.             boundaries. This area deserves to be visited both by river and by land in       sunset cruise on the Zambezi river. Dinner by the campfire and night
                                                                                 order to fully understand the wild beauty of this place. Lower Zambezi          camping.
B/L/D                                                                            National Park is the most recent park in Zambia and one of the wildest and      B/L/D
                                                                                 most picturesque in the whole Africa.
Days 3-4: Kafue National Park                                                    Early wake and sunrise breakfast. Return transfer to Lusaka where we will
Days entirely dedicated to game-viewing activities in the Kafue National         reach around lunchtime. Break in Lusaka for lunch and supplies in a
Park: ether 2 Game drives per day (sunrise and afternoon) or a full-day          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

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                                                                                                                                                                  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
    Lower Zambezi National Park                                                                                                                                   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.
Day 7: Lower Zambezi Valley                                                                                                                                       B/L/-
Free day for optional activities that can be booked in advance or directly at   Day 8: Petauke
the lodge.                                                                      Petauke is a small town located approximately 350 km north of Lusaka              Day 14: End of Tour
Available activities:                                                           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         Breakfast at the lodge. Based on return flight, you will be taken to the
• Full day Game Drive in the Lower Zambezi National Park (must be
                                                                                and drive to Lusaka (180km, approx. 2,5 hours, all tarmac road), where we         airport. End of arrangements.
     booked in advanced)
                                                                                will stop for supplies. From there, we will travel north-east for approximately   -/-/-
• Half / Full day canoe safari                                                  350km on a scenic road crossing the mountains (approx. 5 hours) to reach
• Half / Full day rover boat safari                                             Petauke, where we will lodge at Chimwemwe Executive Lodge. Dinner is at
                                                                                the restaurant of the Lodge.
• Half / Full day Fishing (seasonal)
                                                                                B/-/-
• Local village tour
B/L/D

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Northern Route:
                                                            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
                                                                                                                          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
                                                                                                                                                                                                ZAMBIA
             Camping and Lodging                                                                                          the only operators in this remote wilderness
                                                            camp and afternoon game drive that will end at sunset.
                                                            Dinner prepared by our accompanying chef on the               The park has a very limited road network, exclusively
                                                            campfire and night camping.                                   consisting of small seasonal paths. The most beautiful
                 SAFARI OVERVIEW
                                                                                                                          experiences are represented by the exceptional
Days: 13                                                    B/L/D                                                         walking safaris.
Type of vehicle: 4x4 Safari Vehicle (max. 9                                                                               During our stay, we will cross the whole National Park
passengers + 2 staff), removable canvas sides for                                                                         on board of our vehicle and we will lodge at Buffalo
                                                            Day 4: Bangwelu
excellent visibility during game-drives                                                                                   camp with all meals prepared by our accompanying
                                                            After an early breakfast we leave for a 2 hours game          cook. The tour includes 2 walking safaris conducted by
No. of Participants: 2-9                                    drive that will bring us to the Bangwelu Swamps. There        the guides of the lodge.
Staff: English-speaking professional guide – Chef           we will leave the vehicle and proceed by Mokoro               B/L/D
                                                            (traditional dug-out canoe) and on foot in the intricate
Meals: Specified in the itinerary as: B(reakfast) /
                                                            swamps looking for the prehistoric-looking shoe-billed
L(unch) / D(inner)
                                                            stork (sighting cannot be guaranteed). We will then           Days 9-10-11: South Luangwa National Park
Start: Lusaka                                               return to camp by Mokoro and car. Dinner prepared by          South Luangwa National Park is the most famous of
End: Lusaka                                                 our accompanying chef on the campfire and night               National Parks is Zambia due to the abundance of
                                                            camping.                                                      wildlife and the great opportunities to spot large
Accommodation: Lodge (Lusaka – Shiwa N’gadu –
North Luangwa ) – Camping in Kasanka N.P.,                  B/L/D                                                         predators. In addition to a large population of felines
Mutinondo and South Luangwa N.P.                                                                                          (mostly leopards and lions), it is home of a large
                                                                                                                          number of elephants, hippos, buffaloes and numerous
Possible additions: Domestic flight from Mfuwe to           Day 5: Kundalila-Nachikufu-Mutinondo                          endemic species such as Thorncrofft giraffe,
Lusaka on the last day (+ US$ 300,00 per person)                                                                          Cookson’s wildebeests, Crashway’s zebras. The
                                                            We will leave Kasanka as early as possible at sunrise
                                                            and start heading north-east. Along the way we will           Luangwa river has the highest concentration of hippos
                                                            visit the spectacular Kundalila Falls and the Nachifuku       per km2 in the whole Africa and offers great
                                                            cave, famous for the rock art and paintings protected         reproduction and hunting ground for many animals,
               DETAILED ITINERARY                                                                                         such as fish eagles, jackals hyenas, crocodiles and
                                                            by Unesco. The day will end in the astonishing
Day 1: Lusaka                                               Mutinondo Wilderness, a wilderness area where nature          countless birds. Sunsets on the Luangwa river are
                                                            rules untouched. Accommodation is in camping tents.           unforgettable experiences and the visit to this National
Upon arrival at Lusaka international airport, you will be
                                                            Dinner at the camp.                                           Park is consider one of the highlights for any true
assisted in final preparations (local SIM card, forex,
                                                                                                                          Africa lover.
etc.) before your Safari starts. Check in at Sandy’s        B/L/D
Creations. Dinner in Lusaka not included.                                                                                 During your stay, you will have 2 game drives per day
                                                                                                                          and all meals at the camp. Nights will be camping at
-/-/-                                                       Day 6: Shiwa Ngadu - Kapishya Hot Springs                     Marula Lodge with a full-board arrangement, cooked
                                                            After leaving Mutinondo we proceed north up to the            by the accompanying cook.
Day 2: Kasanka National Park                                unbelievable Shiwa Ngadu mansion, built by the British        B/L/D
Kasanka National Park is a small yet very interesting       following the English architectural style. After the visit,
National Park in the northern region of Zambia. It is       we will move to Kapishya hot springs, where it is
home to some of the most unique wetlands of the             possible to enjoy the thermal waters.                         Day 12: South Luangwa National Park - Lusaka
region including the Bangwelu swamp, the so called          Night will be spent lodging in en-suites chalets, and our     Early wake and breakfast and at 06.00 a.m. we will
“Zambian Okavango”. Here, we can have the chance            chef will take care of all meals.                             start a very long return transfer on tarmac road to
to see some rare endemic antelopes, such as the             B/L/D                                                         Lusaka (700km, approx. 10 hours), where we will
water-based Sitatunga, and the rare Shoe-billed stork.                                                                    spend the night in a good level hotel. We will stop for
Also, in the region, is located the mausoleum where                                                                       lunch in a traditional restaurant where you will enjoy
David Livingstone died and where his heart was              Days 7-8: North Luangwa National Park                         the traditional Zambian meal: Nshima. Dinner (not
buried.                                                                                                                   included) will be at the lodge or in one of the many
                                                            This remote tract of land, covering 4636 Km2, offers
After an early breakfast we leave Lusaka heading on                                                                       restaurant of Lusaka for a farewell to Zambia.
                                                            one of the finest wilderness experiences in Zambia, if
the Great North Road. Lunch break along the way.            not Africa itself. It is not open to the public and there     B/L/-
When we will reach the gates of Kasanka national park       are no permanent lodges there. Access is with one of
a short game drive will bring us to our Camp, where we      the few safari operators granted permission to conduct
will set for the next three nights. Dinner prepared by      walking safaris.                                              Day 13: End of Tour
our accompanying chef on the campfire and night             The beauty of visiting this Park is the truly remarkable      In the morning, we will set off to Lusaka. Based on
camping.                                                    opportunities to experience Africa as it was. It is wild      return flight, you will be taken to the airport. End of
B/L/D                                                       and untouched and you are simply an unobtrusive               arrangements
                                                            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

 20                                                                                                                                                                                  Shiwa N’gadu
ZAMBIA                                          Western Route:
                                                           Camping and Lodging
                                                                                                                         rest of the day is available for relax.
                                                                                                                         B/-/-

                                                                                                                         Day 6: Liuwa Plains
                                                               SAFARI OVERVIEW                                           The Liuwa Plains National Park is one of Africa’s most remote destination and a true
                                                                                                                         wilderness area. The landscape, usually flat and barren, starts covering up with grass
                              Days: 13                                                                                   and a multitude of flowers with the first rains, attracting thousands of Wildebeests from
                              Type of vehicle: 4x4 Safari Vehicle (max. 9 passengers + 2 staff), removable               the neighbouring Angola. Together with the wildebeests, a large population of hyenas,
                              canvas sides for excellent visibility during game-drives                                   jackals, cheetahs and lions come to populate the plains and join the resident zebras,
                                                                                                                         buffalos, and many other herbivores. The quantity and diversity of birdlife is also
                              No. of Participants: 2-9
                                                                                                                         spectacular, and it represents one of the main attractions of this park. Departure
                              Staff: English-speaking professional guide – Chef                                          immediately after breakfast for Liuwa Plains N.P. Long Game-viewing activity en-route
                              Meals: Specified in the itinerary as: B(reakfast) / L(unch) / D(inner)                     to our campsite and arrival around lunch time. Camp will be set in one of the three
                                                                                                                         community campsite and lunch. Afternoon game drive and return to camp around
                              Start: Lusaka                                                                              sunset. Dinner around the fire and night camping.
                              End: Livingstone                                                                           B/L/D
                              Accommodation: Lodge (Lusaka – Kafue N.P.– Mongu - Livingstone) – Camping
                              (Liuwa Plains N.P.– Ngonye Falls)
                                                                                                                         Days 7-8: Liuwa Plains
                              Possible additions: Domestic flight from Livingstone to Lusaka on the last day (+          Early morning wake and breakfast. Sunrise game-drive in the park. Return to camp
                              US$ 260,00 per person) - Return to Lusaka through Kafue N.P. (See “Extensions -            after approximately 4 hours and relax. Lunch followed by an afternoon game drive
                              Central Kafue”)                                                                            ending around sunset. Dinner prepared by our accompanying chef on the campfire and
                                                                                                                         night camping.
                                                              DETAILED ITINERARY                                         B/L/D
                              Day 1: Lusaka
                              Upon arrival at Lusaka international airport, you will be assisted in final preparations   Day 9: Ngonye Falls
                              (local SIM card, forex, etc.) before your Safari starts. Transfer to a good level lodge    Early wake and sunrise breakfast. dismantling of the Camp and transfer on sandy and
                              and check-in at Sandy’s Creations. Dinner in Lusaka not included.                          gravel roads up to Mongu. From there, we will continue south on a Tarmac road to
                              -/-/-                                                                                      Sioma where we will spend a night camping in the picturesque Ngonye Camp. Lunch
                                                                                                                         break along the way, depending on time. Night camping and dinner around the fire.
                              Day 2: Kafue National Park                                                                 B/L/D
                              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            Day 10: Ngonye Falls - Livingstone
                              southern Nanzhila Plains, to the lake habitat of Itezhi-tezhi, to the fit bush and         Sunrise breakfast and guided tour of the Ngonye Falls, involving a short boat cruise
                              Miombo forest up to the northern Busanga plains.                                           among the rapids of the Zambezi river and a short trekking expedition. The Ngonye
                              During your Safari in the park, you will visit the northern sector, lodging close to the   Falls are one of Zambia's Hidden Gems, where Dr. Livingstone stopped for months,
                              rapids on the Lufupa River and conduct numerous Game Drives in the area,                   charmed by their beauty, before proceeding to discover the more famous Victoria Falls.
                              including a visit to the world famous Busanga Plains.                                      Return to our Camp for lunch and, in the afternoon, 350km transfer to Livingstone
                              Early morning departure with packed breakfast along the way. We will reach                 (approx. 5 to 6 hours due to the road conditions). Check-in at Olga’s Guesthouse in en-
                              Mapunga Bush Camp after approximately 5 hours and check-in in en-suite safari              suite rooms. The lodge is located in the most central area of Livingstone, close to
                              tents. Lunch is prepared on arrival by our accompanying chef. Afternoon Game drive         shops and restaurants. B&B
                              and return to camp around sunset. Dinner prepared by our accompanying chef and             B/L/-
                              night lodging.
                              B/L/D                                                                                      Day 11: Victoria Falls – Mosi-o-Tunya National Park
                                                                                                                         Breakfast and guided tour of the Victoria Falls from the Zambian side. Return to
                              Days 3-4: Kafue National Park                                                              Livingstone for lunch (not included) and afternoon Rhino Game Drive in the Mosi-Oa-
                              Days entirely dedicated to game-viewing activities in the Kafue National Park: ether       Tunya National Park aiming to find the last remaining white Rhinos in Zambia. Own
                              2 Game drives per day (sunrise and afternoon) or a full-day game drive reaching the        arrangements for dinner and night at the lodge.
                              world famous Busanga Plains (NOTE: Seasonal. For this activity it is necessary to          B/-/-
                              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.                              Day 12: End of Tour
                              B/L/D                                                                                      Breakfast at the lodge. Based on return flight, you will be taken to the airport. End of
                                                                                                                         arrangements
                                                                                                                         B/-/-
                              Day 5: Mongu
                              After Breakfast, a Game Drive will take us outside of the National Park and transfer
                              by Tarmac road to Mongu, where we will check-in at Dolphin Lodge (en-suite). the
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