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9 Nights – Luxury Zambia

This 9 night safari combines some of Zambia’s top luxury camps and lodges in 3 different key destination areas of Zambia. Besides enjoying the luxury environments, your safari activities will be led by some of Zambia’s best and most experienced guides. You will combine the magnificent Victoria Falls, with the game-rich South Luangwa National Park and the wonderful Lower Zambezi National Park which also offers water activities besides game drives and walking safaris.

Camps making up the itinerary include;

  • 3  nights at Tongabezi Lodge in Livingstone, home to the Victoria Falls
  • 3 nights at Chinzombo Lodge in South Luangwa National Park
  • 3 nights at Chiawa 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’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 1 to Day 4 – 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 4 – 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 Norman Carr safaris who will help with your luggage and transfer you to Chinzombo Lodge which will be your home for your 3 nights safari stay in the Luangwa valley.

Day 4 to Day 7 – Chinzombo Lodge 

You will do your unforgettable South Luangwa safari from the comfort of the luxury Chinzombo Lodge, and spend your 3 nights exploring the main Mfuwe area of the South Luangwa by open 4-wheel drive vehicle.

If you would like to do a walking safari during your stay at Chinzombo Lodge, please talk to your safari guide and he will arrange it for you. This area has high concentrations of game which is well familiar with the vehicles and this allows guests to get very close views.

This lodge is a new addition to the Norman Carr Safaris portfolio and in our view, one of the most luxurious camps in Zambia if not Africa. Wildly luxurious and designed by award winning architects Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens, Chinzombo brings levels of comfort, style and elegance previously unseen to the Luangwa Valley. The camp is super-luxurious but retains its bush feel with grass and canvas walls and spacious living areas that melt into the exquisite surroundings of the beautiful, tranquil site.

Gigantic, ancient shade trees offer peace and tranquility for guests staying in any one of the six stunning villas, one of which is a family suite with two bedrooms and two bathrooms, perfect for families or small groups. Each villa has its own private pool, cooled sleeping areas, and massive bathroom.

The camp is set within 60 acres of private land with Luangwa River frontage; the views from its riverside location which teems with wildlife, plus the private, direct access into one of the most game rich areas of the National Park all combine to make this a truly special place.

Chinzombo Camp is the perfect place from which to explore the majestic wilds of the Luangwa in style, luxury and exclusivity – all year round.

Besides morning drives, 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 Chinzombo Lodge for 3 nights after which you will head out to the Lower Zambezi where you will stay at Chiawa Camp for your last 3 nights in Zambia.

Day 7 – transfer from Chinzombo Lodge 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 Chiawa Camp and who will then transferred to the lodge where you be spending 3 nights during your stay in the Lower Zambezi.

Day 7 to Day 10 – Chiawa Camp

This family owned and operated Chiawa Camp in the incredible Lower Zambezi National Park is one of Zambia’s top luxury safari camps and offers unusually varied activities such as game drives, walking, canoeing, boating and angling in the company of Africa’s finest guides.

Indulge in attentive yet unpretentious, personalised service, fabulous cuisine and fantastic “tents” with spectacular views of the Zambezi and its resident wildlife. The Camp is in a beautiful setting with leopards, lions, elephants, hippos and other wildlife as your neighbours. It is indeed one of Africa’s very finest safari camps and it offers the wildlife adventure of a lifetime.

Day 10 – transfer from Chiawa Camp to Royal Airstrip

On this day, you will be transferred from Chiawa 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.