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12 Nights – Exclusive Zambia

This 12 night safari will offer you an opportunity to explore Zambia’s major tourist destinations and it gives the best combination for someone wanting a safari itinerary that showcases much of what Zambia has to offer in one safari trip. You will explore the Kafue National Park, Livingstone & the Victoria Falls, the South Luangwa National Park and the Lower Zambezi National Park, all in one trip!

Camps making up the itinerary include;

  • 3 nights at Mukambi Safari Lodge in Kafue National Park
  • 3 nights at Tongabezi Lodge in Livingstone & the Victoria Falls
  • 3 nights at Lion Camp in South Luangwa National Park
  • 3 nights at Chongwe River Camp in Lower Zambezi National Park

Itinerary summary;

Day 1 – Arrival in Lusaka off your international flight

MEET AND GREET; Upon arrival at Lusaka International Airport, you will be met and greeted by a representative from Imagine Zambia Tours. Please look out for your names on a name board as you enter the terminal building.

Our representative will assist you through passport control and will also help you getting your luggage and clear customs. You will then be handed over to a driver who will transfer you to Mukambi Safari Lodge – the road transfer takes about 3 hours.

Day 1 to Day 4 – Mukambi Safari Lodge 

You will start your unforgettable Kafue Safari from the luxury of the Mukambi Safari Lodge, and spend your first 3 nights exploring the areas around this great lodge Luangwa.

Mukambi Safari Lodge is located centrally in Kafue National Park, right on the banks of the stunning Kafue River. The vast areas of untouched nature, unspoiled by mass tourism makes every safari, on foot or by car, a safari through the ‘Real Africa’. Accommodation consists of comfortable en-suite chalets and a luxurious Riverside Villa which has its private riverside deck. The viewing decks at the main lodge, overlooking the Kafue River together with the swimming pool area, let you settle back and relax and be looked after in the true tradition of the friendly people of Zambia.

Activities consist of game drives in open-canopy vehicles, boat cruises and fishing trips along with walking safaris, where you are likely to see elephants, lion, leopard, impala, hippo (to mention just a few) and an incredible variety of birds. Knowing what comforts await you back at the lodge make each of these activities a truly great experience.

All this together with the excellent food, friendly staff, top guides and comfortable accommodation will make your stay at Mukambi Safari Lodge unforgettable.

Day 4 – Transfer from Mukambi Lodge to Lusaka Airport

On this day, you will be transferred from Mukambi Lodge to Lusaka International Airport for your flight out to Livingstone.

Meet and Assist; on arrival at Lusaka International Airport, you will be met by a representative from Imagine Zambia Tours, who will assist you through passport control and will also help you getting your luggage and clear customs. You’ll later be shown to the Domestic Departure lounge for your onward flight to Livingstone; passengers are required to check in at least 60 minutes before departure.

On arrival at Livingstone airport, you will be met by a representative/driver from Tongabezi Lodge and who will then transfer you to the lodge where you be spending 3 nights during your stay in Livingstone.

Day 4 to Day 7 – Tongabezi Lodge

Tongabezi Lodge provides a wonderful base from which to explore the Victoria Falls and Livingstone area as a whole. It is well known as one of Africa’s most romantic destinations. The lodge is set on a magnificent bend in the ZambeziRiver some twenty kilometers upstream from the Victoria Falls themselves.

At Tongabezi, you can try your hand at some of the many adrenalin activities on offer in the area or simply take it easy in the peaceful environs of the camp.

Day 7 – transfer from Tongabezi to Livingstone Airport

Depending on the departure time of your flight out of Livingstone, you will at some stage on this day, be transferred from Tongabezi to Livingstone airport for your flight to Mfuwe via Lusaka.

On arrival at Mfuwe airport, you will be welcomed by a representative/guide from Lion Camp who will help with your luggage and transfer you to Lion Camp which will be your home for your 3 nights safari stay in the Luangwa valley.

Day 7 to Day 10 – Lion Camp 

You will start your unforgettable Luangwa safari from the comfort of the Lion Camp, and spend your 3 nights exploring the areas around Lion Camp by open 4-wheel drive vehicle.

Lion Camp is a stylish, unique and independent lodge accommodating up to 18 guests. It is located in one of the best game viewing areas of the South Luangwa National and away from other lodges and camps, which means that you are likely to enjoy your South Luangwa safari without many other guests or vehicles around. The lodge looks out onto open grassland which is frequented by grazing mammals during day time, and becomes a hunting ground for lions by night.

Accommodation at Lion Camp will be in luxury canvas and thatch chalets which are built on raised wooden platforms. All chalets are linked to each other and the main area by a raised wooden light boardwalk. The chalets have either four poster king side double beds or twin beds, each with a walk in mosquito net. They are all en-suite with showers and toilets, and each has a private deck overlooking the open plain in front of the lodge.

Besides morning drives and walking safaris, you will also go on afternoon/evening game drives. The game drive usually takes about 3 to 4 hours. Sundowners are usually served at around sunset along the LuangwaRiver, giving you clear views of the African sun as it sets after which, you continue with your game drive in search of nocturnal animals. This will return after dark in time for dinner.

You will be at Lion Camp for 3 nights after which you will head out to the Lower Zambezi where you will stay at Chongwe River Camp for your last 3 nights in Zambia.

Day 10 – transfer from Lion Camp to Mfuwe Airport

Depending on the departure time of your flight out of Mfuwe, you will on this day, be transferred to Mfuwe Airport for your onward flight to the Lower Zambezi via Lusaka.

On arrival at Royal Airstrip in the Lower Zambezi, you will be met and assisted by a representative from Chongwe River Camp and who will then transferred to the lodge where you be spending 3 nights during your stay in the Lower Zambezi.

Day 10 to Day 13 – Chongwe River Camp

Set on the western bank of the Chongwe River, which acts as the boundary to the National park. Chongwe River Camp is a wonderful lodge. Its location on the smaller tributary just a few hundred meters up from the confluence with the main Zambezi River adds to its attraction. We feel the location also it adds a certain amount of intimacy to the camp to be able to see the other side of the Chongwe which at this point is probably just 50mts across as opposed to being on the main course of the Zambezi River which is really a very large and on occasions quite daunting river.

There are 8 standard tents spread along the bank of the river, which are modest when compared with some other tented camps but comfortable none the less with outside bathrooms behind. There are also two suites at Chongwe, the Albida suite with 2 rooms and the Acacia Suite with just 1 room, which are priced a little more that the standard tents but they really are quite stunning suites on a par with anything you will find throughout Zambia.

You will enjoy a variety of activities during your time at Chongwe River Camp such as game drives, walking, canoeing, boating and angling in the company of Africa’s finest guides.

Day 13 – transfer from Chongwe River Camp to Royal Airstrip

On this day, you will be transferred from Chongwe River Camp to Royal Airstrip for your flight to Lusaka where you will catch your international flight out of Zambia.

Meet and Assist; on arrival at Lusaka International Airport, you will be met by a representative from Imagine Zambia Tours, who will be at hand again to assist with baggage handling and check in to your International flight out of Zambia.

This is the end of your safari in Zambia but we will still be in touch with you to make sure that your travel back home was well and safe.

For quotations and booking enquiries, please contact us on info@imaginezambiatours.com and we will be delighted to do everything for you.