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 The Sanctuary Best of Zambia Safari (9 Days)

  - Including Vic Falls, South Luangwa and Lower Zambezi National Parks.

 

 

Elephant Bedroom Camp, Samburu National Reserve, Kenya.

Set on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River in Samburu National Reserve surrounded by Doum palms and other beautiful indigenous trees and shrubs.

Elephant Bull, Jao Concession, Okavango Delta, Botswana.

Jao offers an excellent all round Okavango experience, with game drives, mokoro excursions, short guided walks and boating available.

Chongwe River House wins The Good Safari Award for the Best Safari House in Africa AGAIN!

Game viewing is done from a vehicle in either the Lower Zambezi National Park or from a boat on the Zambezi. Canoeing, walking and fishing are also offered.

African Lion - The predator everybody wants to see on Safari!

The African lion is one of the most popular group of cats in the Wild. Its popularly known as the King of the jungle due to impressive mane

Ngerende Island Lodge (Olchoro – Oirogua Conservation Ranch, Masai Mara, Kenya.)

The lodge is surrounded on all sides by water, but for a 100 yard wide section where the river has not quite joined up, to become a true island.

Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa.

Cape Town is a city of culture, built on a history that reflects in the architecture, cuisine, music and dance. An ideal holiday destination throughout the year.

The African Leopard - Stealth, as best as can be!

Leopards are easily recognized by their stunning rosette patterned coats. But why are they so difficult to spot when you are on your game drive?

Lion Sands Ivory Lodge, Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa.

The Lodge comprises six generously sized privately situated villas, each with a separate living room, heated swimming pool and an open plan en-suite bathroom.

Madikwe Hills Lodge, Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa.

Situated on the Botswana border, just three hours' drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria, Madikwe is one of the largest private game reserves in South Africa.

Louis van Tonder and Terri New - Your Hosts on Safari!

Louis and Terri at Vic Falls Hotel, Zimbabwe. The best location EVER to enjoy HIGH TEA!

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African Safaris and Travel - Our safaris reflect every travelers style, time frame and budget!

 

  The properties are small, exclusive and private with extraordinarily high levels of service. All are built and designed with the utmost respect for the environment and many can be packed away without leaving the slightest impression on the pristine areas where they are located. The varied wildlife and wilderness makes Zambia the ideal choice for a safari holiday. Experience the ultimate Zambia safari with Sanctuary Retreats - our luxury safari lodges and authentic tented camps are located in the heart of three of Zambia's national parks: Mosi-oa-Tunya (Victoria Falls), the Lower Zambezi and the South Luangwa.

DAY 1

On arrival in Livingstone you will be met by a representative of Sussi & Chuma Lodge and transferred by air-conditioned minibus to the lodge which takes approximately 30 minutes. The drive takes you through the historic frontier town of Livingstone into the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park – the ‘Smoke that Thunders’ – which refers to the majestic Victoria Falls. CHECK-IN SUSSI AND CHUMA LODGE.

On arrival at the lodge you will be shown to your luxury tree house where you will relax and freshen up. The Tree Houses are set in a riverine forest on the banks of the Zambezi, the ideal place to acclimatize to the pace of Africa. This afternoon, enjoy one of many activities offered at Sussi & Chuma, e.g. boating on the Zambezi, a historical tour of Livingstone including the museum, or an evening game drive.

Livingstone is renowned as the Adventure Capital of Africa and the choice of activities is immense. Some of the options include bungi jumping, white-water rafting, elephant rides, helicopter and micro-light flights, all of which can be enjoyed during your stay at your own cost. A morning or early evening visit to Victoria Falls is an absolute must.

Discovered by David Livingstone and named for his Queen, the Falls are magnificent year round. High water (Jan-May) sees high spray Low water (Jun- Dec) allows great views of the rock formations and the opportunity to book a very special experience to visit Livingstone Island in the center of the Falls. Return to the lodge in the early evening in time for a hearty, well deserved dinner. Evening at Leisure. Guests will have the remainder of the evening at leisure to relax and enjoy at the hotel.




DAY 2 SUSSI AND CHUMA LODGE

Start the day with a morning wakeup call with fresh tea/coffee and biscuits served in your room followed by a morning activity. Expert guides will take you to explore the mighty Victoria Falls, a World Heritage Site and one of the magnificent Seven Wonders of the Natural World. This truly is one of the most spectacular images that one has the opportunity to experience.

Following this morning tour of the Falls, embark on a unique opportunity to experience life in a local African village. During your stay at Sussi & Chuma, one of the included activities guests experience, is a tour of the local Simonga Village. This Village lies to the West of the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park on the outskirts of Livingstone and close to the famed Victoria Falls in Zambia.

This simple fishing village is comprised of roughly 3000 people who live in simple but comfortable mud and brick houses. Village scouts and guides show guests around the village which generally includes a courtesy visit to Elizabeth Inongo's House. Elizabeth is one of the few head ladies in Zambia and is responsible for the well-being of her ward and of the village in general, and is one of the area Chief's (Chief Sekute's) primary advisors. The gentleness and care of this charming and wise elderly woman is immediately apparent upon meeting her. She has dedicated her life to ensuring that all in her community are well taken care of, and that each family is allocated sufficient land in order to sustain their families.

Return to camp after your morning activities for a hearty brunch. Spend the afternoon at leisure enjoying the facilities on offer. Your tree house at Sussi & Chuma is built on stilts and the rooms are connected by raised walkways allowing game to pass underneath to access the river. Relax on your private deck, or by the river pool, with the sound of snorting hippos in the background.

Mid-afternoon high tea will be served prior to your next activity. Return to camp for dinner. Evening at Leisure. Guests will have the remainder of the evening at leisure to relax and enjoy at the hotel. Services Included Scheduled Lodge Activities National Park Fees Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (Local drinks included / Premium brands excluded) Overnight accommodation / Sussi and Chuma Lodge / Standard Room / Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


DAY 3 PUKU RIDGE CAMP

This morning you will depart Sussi & Chuma by vehicle to Livingstone airport for your onward journey to Mfuwe. The flight will go via Lusaka from Livingstone, to Mfuwe International Airport. On arrival at Mfuwe Airport, a Puku Ridge Camp representative will meet and transfer you to the Camp. Your journey through the ‘real’ Africa continues as you experience life as a true “local”. The drive from the airport is along the local narrow road through the rural village of Mfuwe. During this transfer, one will experience the local shopping area with spaza shops along both sides of the road. Watch children playing and running alongside while local people cycle along…their normal mode of transport. Once through the village of Mfuwe you will enter the South Luangwa National Park and continue on a game drive through to the camp.

Approximate driving time 1hr 30mins. We recommend that you have your cameras handy as this transfer is through the National Park and you will no doubt, come across game en-route to the Camp. Puku Ridge Camp is situated in the remote, wildlife rich South Luangwa National Park. Named for the Puku antelope that inhabits the Kakumbi Dambo (floodplain) which the camp overlooks, Puku Ridge Camp is built on a hillside, providing stunning vistas of the floodplain and the wildlife that frequents it. The camp is small and intimate and has been constructed to blend in to the local surroundings. Each of the 6 luxury oversized tents has a comfortably furnished sitting area, en-suite facilities with a stunning outdoor shower and a private wooden deck where guests can game view from the privacy of their own rooms.

At Puku Ridge, they purchase all their bottled jams, pickles, dried fruit, relishes etc from Chankwakwa Farm, in Kabwe, an active producer of soy products, dehydrated foods & jams & marmalade. Chankwakwa empowers small scale peasant farmers by educating them on how to grow high quality fruits & vegetables which are then bought and processed by Chankwakwa. They employ local rural women who have been trained in the art of preparing jam, marmalade, sundried tomato pickles, relishes and dried fruits at their processing plant.

Their objectives are:

To grow fresh fruit & vegetables year round / To sun dry their products in a conducive atmosphere / To contract up to 100 peasant farmers / To continually provide feedback and training to Chankwakwa trained growers to ensure the crop quality / To purchase back quality products for processing at fair prices / The direct employment of up to 150 local rural women and 100 peasant farmers brings widespread benefits to the local community. On arrival at the Lodge you will have time to relax and refresh before exploring this legendary National Park, the variety of game here is world renowned, walking and exploring on night drives, have made this Park a must on any safari in Zambia. Return to camp for a scrumptious dinner before retiring to bed. Evening at Leisure. Guests will have the remainder of the evening at leisure to relax and enjoy at the Lodge.

 

DAYS 4 and 5 PUKU RIDGE CAMP

An early morning call from your room steward, with tea or coffee ushers in the dawn of your safari day. Following a light breakfast of fruit, cereal and toast you head off to explore this magnificent park. Bordered by striking hills and crossed by dry river beds, South Luangwa offers a diverse range of habitats which supports a myriad of game and birdlife. You have the option to explore on morning game drives or walks as South Luangwa is the home of the walking safari. Nothing is more exciting than stalking elephant on foot while learning the intricate detail of the interdependence of the fauna & flora of the area. After a hearty lunch and time spent enjoying the comforts of the lodge you take evening game drives which continue after sundown. You will search by spotlight with your guide for the elusive nocturnal species – South Luangwa is particularly famous for leopard sightings. Return to camp for dinner and overnight. Evening at Leisure. Guests will have the remainder of the evening at leisure to relax and enjoy at the Lodge.


Sanctuary Zambezi Kulefu Camp - The Sanctuary Best of Zambia Safari - www.africansafaris.travel DAY 6 ZAMBEZI KULEFU CAMP

Time permitting you will enjoy an early morning game viewing activity. After breakfast a camp representative will transfer you to Mfuwe Airport. On route to the airport enjoy a leisurely stop over at Tribal Textiles to purchase and view the beautifully handmade painted fabric table ware, linen etc. The transfer time will be advised to you locally. Depart Mfuwe to Lower Zambezi. On arrival at Kulefu Airstrip (weather conditions permitting) a representative of Zambezi Kulefu Camp will meet you and transfer you to the lodge. Descending steps down the river bank you will board a boat for the 20 minute journey upstream to camp. Overlooking one of the channels of the legendary Zambezi River, Zambezi Kulefu Camp is “far from the maddening crowds”.

 

Lower Zambezi is one of the most beautiful National Parks in Africa and the variety of ways to explore unrivalled, on foot, by vehicle or on the river by boat or canoe, whatever your choice the experience will touch the soul. On arrival at the Lodge you will have time to relax and refresh before exploring this legendary National Park. Return to the Lodge for dinner and overnight. Evening at Leisure.


The Sanctuary Best of Zambia Safari - www.africansafaris.travel DAY 7 and 8 ZAMBEZI KULEFU CAMP

An early morning call from your room steward, with tea or coffee, will be the dawn of your safari day. Following a light breakfast of fruit, cereal and toast you head off to explore this magnificent park – bordered by the escarpment of the Great Rift Valley this floodplain offers a diverse range of habitats which supports a myriad of game and birdlife. One of the most amazing ways to explore the beautiful channels of the Zambezi is by canoe – peacefully paddling downstream – watching game at the water’s edge, undisturbed, is an experience not to be missed. Try fishing for the ultimate game fish - Tiger Fish, explore the area on day and night game drives or walking with your expert guide and scout otherwise simply relax with a book on your individual deck and watch the wildlife pass by.

 

Then, culminate each day with the African Tradition of Sundowners – either at camp overlooking the Zambezi River, or on the River itself, admiring the beautiful sunset from one of our private boats. Return to the Lodge for Dinner and overnight. Evening at Leisure.


Elephant at the Zambezi Kulefu Camp - The Sanctuary Best of Zambia Safari - www.africansafaris.travel DAY 9 DEPARTURE

After your early morning activity and Breakfast at the Camp, you will leave Zambezi Kulefu Camp by boat for your journey downstream to Kulefu Airstrip, where you will take a flight to Lusaka where you connect to your onward International flight.

PLEASE NOTE

As you will be entering Zambia, a single entry visa will be required and is obtainable at the point of entry at a cost of USD50.00 per person (including American passport holders), payable in cash. - Please note that there is a luggage limit of 33lbs per person in soft-sided bags, including camera equipment and hand luggage, on all flights within Zambia. - Light aircraft transfers have a luggage limit of 12kg’s per person in soft sided bags including hand luggage and camera equipment. - Kindly note, that all inter camp flights are subject to multiple pick up and drop offs en-route to your destination which would affect the flying time. Depending on weather / airstrip conditions you may land at an alternative airstrip in the area.


Rates From: $6,450 per person sharing (Depending on season) - Please contact us for a quote and itinerary.

 

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