- All Year Round
- SATSA (Southern Africa Toursim Services Association)
- BirdLife South Africa
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This photographic safari will take you to two remotely yet iconic national parks in Zambia; accompanied the whole way by the highly-acclaimed and renowned wildlife photographer, Nelis Wolmarans.
You will spend eight nights between Anabezi Luxury Tented Camp in the Lower Zambezi National Park and Lion Camp in South Luangwa National Park. With the stunning and scenic backdrop of the Zambezi escarpment, the abundance of wildlife and its exclusivity makes this destination a photographer’s paradise.
Nelis will make every effort to get you to the right locations, assist you with getting that award-winning photograph and tips on how to improve. In your free time back at camp Nelis will also spend time with you reviewing your photographs and guiding you on some post-processing tips to get those pictures looking ready for print.
Bordering the Luangwa River, the northern and southern Luangwa National Parks contain some of the most breath-taking and untouched wilderness in Africa. The South Luangwa National Park is also renowned for its walking safari, which allows visitors to view elephant, hippo and even lion close-up under the supervision of professional and knowledgeable, armed guides.
WHAT TO EXPECT
- Mentorship from a renowned wildlife photographer
- 8 nights’ accommodation in some of Zambia’s premier safari destinations
- Big Five game viewing
- Photography guidance & tips
- Photo-processing guidance & tips
- Daily activities including game drives and boat cruises
- Various transport options available on request
Day 1 – 5: Anabezi Luxury Tented Camp, Lower Zambezi
Your safari will begin at Lusaka International Airport, where you will be met by your photographic guide – Nelis Wolmarans. You will then fly to Jeki Airstrip in the lower Zambezi before being transferred to Anabezi Lodge.
After checking into the lodge with a quick briefing on the area, you can settle into your rooms and relax before heading out on your first game drive. Evening boat cruises provide spectacular moments to watch elephants in the hundreds coming down to the river to drink and wash.
Game drives, walking safaris, canoeing safaris, boating and fishing are just some activities on offer. The stunning Zambezi escarpment also hosts over 400 bird species for some great bird photography.
Meals: Full board, including local drinks
Day 5 – 9: Lion Camp, South Luangwa National Park
You will board a scheduled charter and fly directly to Mfuwe Airstrip which is located just outside the Mfuwe area of the South Luangwa National Park. Here you will be met by your transport to Lion Camp which will take you through the Nsefu sector of the park – one of the most exciting locations in the park – so have those cameras ready.
Once settled at camp, you will head out again on your first official game drive around the area. There is an abundance of wildlife around the camp and you do not have to travel too far to find predators such as lion, leopard, hyena and wild dog.
Apart from being one of the greatest wildlife destinations on Earth – due to its sheer population of wildlife – South Luangwa is also known for its diversity of wildlife, and is home to a few endemic mammal species found nowhere else in the world!
Meals: Full board, including local drinks
Day 7: Departure
Enjoy your final morning with an early morning game drive, or spend time around the lodge. After breakfast you will be transferred back to the Mfuwe Airstrip for your scheduled charter flight back to Lusaka.
From Lusaka International Airport you will connect with your outbound international flight.
Anabezi Luxury Tented Camp
Anabezi is a 24-bed camp located on the banks of the Zambezi River at the lower end of the Lower Zambezi National Park (LZNP) in Zambia.
Anabezi Camp offers 12 luxury tents, set atop of raised, timber platforms at the edge of a ridge – providing magnificent views of both the Zambezi River and Mushika River flood plain. The plain hosts year-round grazing and offers spectacular diverse game viewing from the comfort of your tent. There are two common areas, each boasting a swimming pool, viewing deck, lounges, bar and dining area.
The name Anabezi is derived from the camp being situated on the Zambezi River and the many ana trees or winter thorns (Faidherbia albida) that surround the camp. These winter thorns drop corn yellow pods which attract a wide variety of animals to the area including many elephants, a welcome sight in the camp.
Lion Camp is located in one of the best game viewing areas in South Luangwa National Park, 42 kilometres north of the main park gates, and away from the busier Mfuwe area. The lodge is an intimate refuge of comfort and tranquillity, accommodating up to eighteen guests.
The rooms stand high above the savannah on stilts, linked to the lodge by a system of boardwalks. With no fences surrounding the lodge, wildlife is free to move unhindered, under the walkways. Elephant, hippo and small antelope such as bushbuck and puku, are frequently seen in camp.
All prices are subject to change due to availability, season, number of guests and special requests.
It is advised that guests take out the necessary travel insurance to cover any costs of lost baggage, flight cancellations or curtailment. Navigate Africa Safaris cannot be held responsible for any costs incurred by airlines.
It is compulsory for guests to have comprehensive medical insurance to cover them for any medical costs that may result in injuries or illnesses.
All guests travelling with Navigate Africa Safaris are covered for emergency evacuation. Should there be a situation where you are ill or injured and the conditions are life threatening – we will arrange an emergency evacuation for you.
SATSA (Southern Africa Tourism Services Association)
BirdLife South Africa
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