A safari combining the spectacular wildlife and diverse habitats of two of the major Zambian Rivers – the Luangwa and the Zambezi. Available between April and November Norman Carr Safaris together with Chongwe Safaris are pleased to offer this exceptional nine night safari in small and exclusive owner operated camps in Zambia. Combine walking and driving safaris in these two magnificent National Parks with the optional extra activities of canoeing and tiger fishing on the Zambezi River.
Day 1-3: Luwi Bushcamp
On arrival at Mfuwe Airport (flight not included), you will be transported to Luwi Bush Camp this will take around 3 – 4 hours and is a slow game drive through the Park, where you can settle into your lovely room. In afternoon after an excellent afternoon tea, you will participate in your first game viewing activity on foot, exploring the area around the dry white sand Luwi River and one evening possibly heading to the Hippo Hide for sundowners.
Your second day in the South Luangwa will begin breakfast before heading out on a game walk to see the wildlife during the gorgeous morning light. You will get to camp in time for a sumptuous buffet brunch before having a few hours of ‘siesta’ time to watch the goings on from your room, head to the nearby ‘hippo hide’ or have a proper sleep! In the afternoons you will enjoy a delicious cake and tea/coffee before heading out on your afternoon walk exploring the area around the dry white sand Luwi River. Accommodation: Luwi Bushcamp
Day 4-6: Kakuli Bushcamp
Jump aboard the game viewing vehicle for a game drive to Kakuli Bush Camp or alternatively you can make your way there by foot and part drive. The transfer can be done either as a guided walk or by vehicle. Kakuli features luxury tents with stunning views of the Luangwa River, which is home to one of the largest concentrations of hippos and crocodiles in Africa. Daily game drives and walking safaris will be conducted in the same manner as previous days with the addition of night drives after dark. Depart on a morning drive or bush walk before returning to camp. Brunch is then served after which you will have time to relax, read, have a siesta or watch animal activity at the local water hole. Afternoon tea and cake is then served before you leave for your afternoon game viewing activity. Stop for a traditional sundowner drink before the drive continues at night under spotlight to explore nocturnal life. Accommodation: Kakuli Bushcamp
Day 7: Depart Kakuli to Chongwe River Camp
This morning you will enjoy one final hearty breakfast at Kakuli Bush Camp, and then make your way to Mfuwe Airport for your domestic flight back to Lusaka and onto Royal Airstrip in the Lower Zambezi. This drive will be a combination game drive/transfer taking around 2 – 3 hours depending on what you see along the way. The flights take just over 2 hours including your Lusaka stop over. On arrival at Royal Airstrip, you will be transported to Chongwe River Camp idyllically set on the confluence of the Chongwe and Zambezi Rivers. Arrive in time to enjoy a lunch. Spend time relaxing at the camp taking in the sounds of the surroundings before meeting later in the afternoon for afternoon tea and cake. Accommodation: Chongwe River Camp
Day 8-9: Chongwe River Camp
Activities at Chongwe are varied with the choice between fishing, walking, day and night drives or for the more adventurous a canoe trip along one of the many channels off the Zambezi frequented by hippo and elephant. Dinner is served and the day concludes with a nightcap served around the camp fire.
Each morning you will wake up to the sounds of hippos in time for breakfast around the campfire overlooking the Chongwe River. Depart on a morning activity, stopping during the activity for a morning tea/coffee/cake which is always very welcome half way through the morning. Return to camp in time for brunch, buffet style. The afternoon will be at leisure for you to relax, read, have a siesta, or watch the animal activity around the camp. Afternoon tea and cake is served before heading out for your afternoon activity. A traditional stop for sundowners is always included! Return to camp for a drink, or shower before heading off to dinner. Accommodation: Chongwe River Camp
Day 10: Departure Day
This morning you will enjoy one final hearty breakfast in camp, and then make your way to Royal Airstrip for your 30 minute flight back to Lusaka.
Important to know
Rates are per person and exclude the international flight from/to your home country.
This tour accepts children who are 12 years and up. Children under 18 receive a discount.
Rates include a fixed budget for flights during this tour. Flights may cost more, depending on travel dates. If so, your quote will reflect this.
Rates per person – Must be paid in United States Dollar (USD)
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- Park fees (for non-residents)
- All activities (unless labeled as optional)
- All accommodation (unless listed as upgrade)
- A professional driver/guide
- All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
- All flights during the tour
- All Taxes/VAT
- Roundtrip airport transfer
- Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
- Drinks (as specified in the day-by-day section)
- International flights (from/to home)
- Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
- Tips (tipping guideline US$5.00 pp per day)
- Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
- Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
- Some meals (as specified in the day-by-day)