South Luangwa and Livingstone

Country
Zambia
Operates
All Year Round
Associations
SATSA (Southern Africa Toursim Services Association)
BirdLife South Africa
Type
Experience Safari Tours
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Quick Facts

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Description

This Lower Zambezi and Livingston tour will have you submerged in the African bush with safari tents, morning and afternoon guided game drives in the South Luangwa National Park and walking safaris that will take you up close and personal to nature.





Your best game viewing is generally during the drier months of June – October as most of the wildlife tends to remain closer to the water however, wildlife can still be viewed all year round.





South Luangwa National Park hosts a high variety of mammals, of which, at least 100 species are endemic to this region. There are also approximately 400 species of birds – making this a wonderful destination for birders and bird photographers.





You will be spending four nights in South Luangwa, and 3 nights next to the famous Victoria Falls in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, and in between all the activities you can enjoy time around the camp either relaxing by the pool, catching up on some literature in the library or take some time to relax and rest in your tent.



WHAT TO EXPECT




  • 7 nights’ accommodation in some of Zambia’s premier safari destinations

  • A variety of spectacular sight-seeing spots like the Victoria Falls, Lusaka, Livingstone, and Mosi-oa-tunya National Park

  • Big Five game viewing

  • Various transport options available on request



Itinerary






  Day 1 – 5: Flatdogs Camp, South Luangwa National Park





You will spend the first four nights at Flatdogs’ camp which is located very close to the park entrance. Flatdogs is very affordable and well positioned camp being the closest lodge to the Mfuwe park entrance.



You will be accommodated in Safari Tents at Flatdogs’ and enjoy morning and afternoon guided game drives in the South Luangwa National Park. Walking safaris are available in the drier months from June to October.



Your best game viewing is generally during the drier months of June – October when most of the wildlife tends to remain closer to the water however, wildlife can be viewed all year round. It is not uncommon to see leopards in the trees along the Luangwa River, often they are either resting, scouting for prey or feeding on a kill.



South Luangwa National Park hosts a high variety of mammals, approximately 100 species of which – like the Thornicroft giraffe and Cookson’s wildebeest – are endemic. Four of the Big Five can be found here, but horrifically – due to illegal poaching – has led to the extinction of rhino in this area. The area does offer approximately 400 species of birds which makes this a great destination for birders and bird photographers.



Meals: Full board, including local drinks








  Day 6 – 8: AVANI Victoria Falls Resort, Livingstone





The next morning, you will be transferred back to the Mfuwe Airstrip to board a flight to Livingstone, where you will spend three nights at the AVANI Victoria Falls Resort. The resort is in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, where you can regularly find zebras and warthog grazing outside your room. The Victoria Falls is only a few minutes



The Victoria Falls is locally known as “Mosi-oa-Tunya” which directly translates to “The Smoke that Thunders”. The sound of the waterfall can be heard from the hotel and the cloud of mist created by this waterfall can be seen from several kilometres away. The waterfall is over one kilometre wide and drops over 100 metres into the Batoka Gorge below.



Livingstone is the activity capital of the country, and some of the highly recommended adventures include guided visits to the Victoria Falls, sunset river cruises on the Zambezi River, helicopter or microlight flights over the falls, game drives in the Mosi-oa-tunya National Park, or full-day trips to the Chobe National Park. For the more adventurous, there is also white-water rafting in the gorge, canoeing, or even bungee jumping from the Victoria Falls bridge.



Meals: Full board, including local drinks








  Day 9: Departure





This is the last morning of your stay at the AVANI Victoria Falls Resort, and after one last, early-morning game drive and a sumptuous breakfast you will be taken to the Livingstone International Airport to board on your International flight out of Zambia.



Meals: Breakfast






Accommodation





  Flatdogs Camp, South Luangwa National Park





Flatdogs is an affordable and well-positioned camp and the closest lodge to the Mfuwe park entrance. You will be accommodated in Safari Tents at Flatdogs and enjoy morning and afternoon guided game drives in the South Luangwa National Park, or walking safaris that are available in the drier months from June to October.





South Luangwa National Park hosts a high variety of mammals approximately 100 species of which, like the Thornicroft Giraffe and Cookson





There are approximately 400 species of birds making this a wonderful destination for birders and bird photographers.








  AVANI Victoria Falls Resort





Make yourself at home in the fully equipped rooms, sprawl out with the extra space of their AVANI Family Rooms, or check out the added comforts of their AVANI Suites. Each room features their complete range of essential amenities, contemporary design, and WiFi access. Enjoy the view of either the lush African bush or the welcoming pool and gardens that sit in the heart of the resort.



Whether it’s for family fun or business ventures, AVANI Victoria Falls offers contemporary comforts and uncontested convenience, all just five minutes’ walk from Victoria Falls.



With everything from indulgent African feasts to casual cafe snacks, you can count on them to deliver exceptional culinary experiences, whether you choose to dine at one of their restaurants, pool-side or bed-side.







  Notes





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.







  Memberships





SATSA (Southern Africa Tourism Services Association)

BirdLife South Africa



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Features

  • Two Game-Viewing Activities per day
  • Domestic Flights
  • Accommodation
  • Laundry Services
  • Meals
  • Transfers
  • Park Fees
  • Premium Branded Drinks
  • Medical Insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Tourism Levy
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa Fees
  • All Items of Personal Nature

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