Vintage Zambia

9 Days from US$5,950 per person

Overview

Explore the remote wildlife parks of Zambia in style, on this luxury 9 day flying safari. Your stay begins on the banks of the Zambezi – just up the river from Victoria Falls. You then fly to the lower zambezi, famous for its water based wildlife viewing. Next you fly to the world renowned South Luangwa National Park, one of the largest in Africa. Activities include guided walks, night game drives and boating safaris, led by resident guides who have intimate knowledge of each area.

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What's Included

Airport transfers
Scheduled Flights: Livingstone – Mfuwe via Lusaka, Mfuwe – Lower
Zambezi, Lower Zambezi – Lusaka
National Park fees
2 wildlife shared activities a day
Bottled water, Sodas, Beer, wine and spirits, excluding premium wines, liquors and champagnes
Laundry services while in camps
Emergency Medical, Medical Transportation Insurance

Highlights

Victoria Fallsp  |  Mose Oa Tunya |  Lower Zambezi |  South Luangwa

Victoria Fallsp

Rising up from the heart of the Kenyan landscape, the snow-capped Mount Kenya is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is Africa’s second highest mountain reaching an impressive 5199 metres in height, which is an awe-inspiring sight. Visitors can explore its surrounding forests, trout-filled streams and game reserve; or for the more adventurous, summit the peak. While Mount Kilimanjaro is an easier climb, Mount Kenya is more of a challenge as it has a higher technical difficulty, however, Point Lenana can be easily reached by a fit hiker. Visitors can look forward to a variety of wonderful activities such as: cave exploration, mountain climbing, camping, and game viewing. Commonly spotted wildlife include: elephant, mongoose, duiker, bushbuck, eland and over 130 bird species.

Mose Oa Tunya

Located in the Great Rift Valley surrounded by yellow acacia woodlands and bushy shrublands, the Lake Nakuru National Park was created to protect the Lake and its large flocks of Lesser Flamingo, which are drawn to the algae that flourish in the saline waters of this soda lake. The national park is inhabited by over 50 mammal species including hippo, black and white rhino, Rothschild giraffe, buffalo and eland. Known as a bird watcher’s paradise, the park is home to over 450 bird species. Visitors can look forward to hiking through the scenic landscape, picnicking next to this magnificent lake, and spotting an array of wildlife on a game drive. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the beautiful Makalia Waterfall.

Lower Zambezi

The Masai Mara together with Tanzania’s Serengeti form Africa’s most famous wildlife park, the Masai Mara National Reserve. The image of acacia trees dotting endless grass plains epitomises Africa for many, then add a Maasai warrior and some cattle to the picture and the conversation need go no further. The undeniable highlight of the Masai Mara National Reserve is undoubtedly the annual wildebeest migration traversing the vast plains of the Serengeti and the Masai Mara. It is known as the largest mass movement of land mammals on the planet – with more than a million animals following the rains. Large prides of lions, elephants, giraffes, gazelles and eland can also be spotted in the reserve. Aside from horse riding safaris and traditional vehicle safaris, hot-air ballooning over the Mara plains has become almost essential.

South Luangwa

Located just a few hours drive from the town of Arusha, Tarangire is a popular stop for safaris travelling through the northern circuit on their way to Ngorongoro and the Serengeti. The park extends into two game controlled areas and the wildlife are allowed to move freely throughout. After the Serengeti, Tarangire has the greatest concentration of wildlife in Tanzania and in the dry season the Tarangire River is a magnet for thirsty wildlife. Large herds of elephants and migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland gather and not surprisingly the predators follow. This is also the one place in Tanzania where dry-country antelope such as oryx and gerenuk are regularly spotted. Tarangire is also known for its spectacular baobab trees, and its breathtaking views of the Masaai Steppe and the mountains to the south.

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Camps & Lodges

Sanctuary Sussi Lodge  |  Sanctuary Puku Ridge Camp |  Chongwe River Camp

Sanctuary Sussi Lodge

Rising up from the heart of the Kenyan landscape, the snow-capped Mount Kenya is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is Africa’s second highest mountain reaching an impressive 5199 metres in height, which is an awe-inspiring sight. Visitors can explore its surrounding forests, trout-filled streams and game reserve; or for the more adventurous, summit the peak. While Mount Kilimanjaro is an easier climb, Mount Kenya is more of a challenge as it has a higher technical difficulty, however, Point Lenana can be easily reached by a fit hiker. Visitors can look forward to a variety of wonderful activities such as: cave exploration, mountain climbing, camping, and game viewing. Commonly spotted wildlife include: elephant, mongoose, duiker, bushbuck, eland and over 130 bird species.

Sanctuary Puku Ridge Camp

Located in the Great Rift Valley surrounded by yellow acacia woodlands and bushy shrublands, the Lake Nakuru National Park was created to protect the Lake and its large flocks of Lesser Flamingo, which are drawn to the algae that flourish in the saline waters of this soda lake. The national park is inhabited by over 50 mammal species including hippo, black and white rhino, Rothschild giraffe, buffalo and eland. Known as a bird watcher’s paradise, the park is home to over 450 bird species. Visitors can look forward to hiking through the scenic landscape, picnicking next to this magnificent lake, and spotting an array of wildlife on a game drive. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the beautiful Makalia Waterfall.

Chongwe River Camp

The Masai Mara together with Tanzania’s Serengeti form Africa’s most famous wildlife park, the Masai Mara National Reserve. The image of acacia trees dotting endless grass plains epitomises Africa for many, then add a Maasai warrior and some cattle to the picture and the conversation need go no further. The undeniable highlight of the Masai Mara National Reserve is undoubtedly the annual wildebeest migration traversing the vast plains of the Serengeti and the Masai Mara. It is known as the largest mass movement of land mammals on the planet – with more than a million animals following the rains. Large prides of lions, elephants, giraffes, gazelles and eland can also be spotted in the reserve. Aside from horse riding safaris and traditional vehicle safaris, hot-air ballooning over the Mara plains has become almost essential.

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Day 1 | Livingstone / Mose Oa Tunya – Victoria Falls

 

You will be met off your flight into Livingston and driven to the nearby Sussi Lodge, situated on the northern edge of the Mosi Oa Tunya National Park. This small parks name comes from the people who have lived here for generations and means “Smoke Which Thunders”, as it is situated next to mighty Victoria Falls. This is one of the few places you can see the rare white Rhino. You may also see Giraffe, Buffalo, Zebra, Sable, Eland, Wildebeest and migrating Elephants, often wallowing in shallow pools near the banks of the Zambezi River.

Sussi Lodge is a luxury lodge set on a sweeping bend of the Zambezi River, just 20 minutes upstream from the falls themselves. Guest accommodations consist of 10 luxury tree-houses, built into the living canopy of giant ebony trees lining the bank. Each unit has a private view of the Zambezi from its deck. The main lodge building features a spectacular raised bar and lounge deck, open air dining area, swimming pool and lawns sweeping down to the water’s edge, where resident wildlife, such as hippopotamus and elephant often wander through on their way in and out of the park.

After lunch, you may depart on an afternoon game drive in the park, go for a swim, even try your hand at fishing, or relax on your deck watching the river with a cool drink. Dinner is served in the dining area or under the stars next to the bonfire.

     Sanctuary Sussi Lodge
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     Meals: Lunch, Dinner

 


Day 2 | Livingstone – Victoria Falls

 

This morning after breakfast you will depart on an early morning game drive into the Park, returning for lunch. After lunch it’s time to go visit the falls with your guide accompanying you. After your visit to the falls you will be driven to the dock to board your boat for a sunset cruise up the Zambezi. After the cruise you will be met and returned back to the lodge for dinner under the stars.

     Sanctuary Sussi Lodge
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     Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 


Day 3 | Livingstone / South Luangwa National Park

 

After a leisurely morning you will be driven to the airport for the scheduled flight to the small town of Mfuwe (via Lusaka) – the entrance point to the South Luangwa wilderness. When you land you will be met by a staff member from Puku Ridge Camp and driven into the park, spotting wildlife en-route to the camp. Puku Ridge Camp is situated in a remote wildlife rich area in the South Luangwa National Park. It is named after the Puku antelope that inhabits the floodplains below the camp. This small and intimate bush camp is built on a hillside, combining an authentic safari experience under canvas with 5-star facilities. The seven luxury tented guests rooms are sided with canvas flaps, which offer panoramic views of the floodplain. The tents are lavishly furnished and have indoor and outdoor showers, plus a large outside bathtub. There is also a water hole in front of the camp, attracting a variety of animals to your doorstep.

A full range of day and night game drives are offered, using open 4X4 vehicles. This area is also famous for its walking safaris (with an armed ranger). Walking safaris offer a different perspective on the bush and a chance to see details you miss while driving.

After a late lunch, depart on an afternoon game drive. South Luangwa is considered to be one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world. It attracts amazing concentrations of wildlife, which gather near the Luangwa River and its lagoons. The Park is also noted for its predators, especially Leopard, Lion and has a large elephant population. Return to camp under spot light and enjoy a wonderful dinner.

     Sanctuary Puku Ridge Camp
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     Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 


Days 4 and 5 | South Luangwa National Park

 

You have two more days for game drives, guided wildlife walks, night game drives or just relaxing.

     Sanctuary Puku Ridge Camp
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     Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 


Day 6 | Lower Zambezi National Park

 

This morning you will have a chance to spot wildlife on your way to the Mfuwe airport, where you will board the scheduled charter flight to the magnificent Lower Zambezi National Park. The Lower Zambezi National Park is Zambia’s newest wildlife reserve. This remote park lies in the Lower Zambezi Valley between the rolling hills of the hazy escarpment and the Zambezi River. Part of the park is sprinkled with reed islands, which provide refuge and food for many of the animals here. These waters are a focal point for Elephant, Hippo, Buffalo, Zebra, Lion, Leopard, various antelope species, plus Baboon, Vervet Monkeys and an amazing array of birds. Activities include day and night game drives, walking excursions, fishing, canoeing and boating safaris, which bring you very close to the elephants along the banks or the Zambezi and to the hippos and croc’s in the water.

When you arrive at the airstrip you will be met and taken on a short boat ride up river to the isolated Chongwe River Camp, set beneath a canopy of winterthorns at the confluence of the Zambezi and Chongwe rivers, this award-winning camp combines the best of everything, from first-class service and luxurious accommodation to exceptional wildlife viewing and enlightening cultural experiences.

The camp has just 11 spacious guest tents. All of the tents are under thatch, ensuring maximum coolness in the heat of the day. Each has a large outdoor bathroom with hot and cold running water, shower, toilet, vanity unit and dressing area with a wardrobe and full-length mirror. The tents also have their own private verandahs overlooking the river, making them an ideal place for relaxation and taking in the wild scenery that unfolds in front of you.

Your activities here are tailored to make the most of this incredibly diverse wilderness. Game viewing can be done from a vehicle in either the Lower Zambezi National Park or the Chiawa Partnership Park or, if you prefer, from a boat on the Zambezi. Canoeing, walking and, of course, fishing, are also offered. And for those interested in the rich cultural heritage of the area, community visits to a remote fishing village can be arranged.

     Chongwe River Camp
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     Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 


Days 7 and 8 | Lower Zambezi National Park

 

You have two full days to explore the Zambezi, on foot, open 4×4, power boat and even canoeing. Your host will help arrange your activities based on your interests and best wildlife viewing opportunities.

     Chongwe River Camp
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     Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 


Day 9 | Lower Zambezi / Lusaka – Depart

 

Enjoy a final early morning wildlife activity, followed by brunch. Afterwards you will be driven to the airstrip for the scheduled flight to Lusaka, where you will connect with your onward flight.

     Meals: Breakfast

INCLUSIONS

Airport transfers

Scheduled Flights: Livingstone – Mfuwe via Lusaka, Mfuwe – Lower
Zambezi, Lower Zambezi – Lusaka

National Park fees

2 wildlife shared activities a day

Bottled water, Sodas, Beer, wine and spirits, excluding premium wines, liquors and champagnes

Laundry services while in camps

Emergency Medical, Medical Transportation Insurance

EXCLUSIONS

International & Intercontinental Airfare & Flights

Gratuities for guides and camp/lodge staff

All items of a personal nature

Travel Insurance (Emergency Medical and Medical Transportation Insurance is included)

Visas and Visa fees

Entry Fees For Victoria Falls

Airport departure taxes

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