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Flying Safari: Lower Zambezi + South Luangwa


VRK7M
7 NIGHTS
FROM £2,795
International flights quoted separately
Your journey begins at the thundering Victoria Falls, before flying along the river to the Lower Zambezi. This unspoilt reserve offers spectacular rived-based game viewing, with the highlight of canoeing down the Zambezi where elephants swim with their trunks held high. Fly onwards to South Luangwa to enjoy another safari adventure. Light aircraft flights, all game viewing & transfers included.
Lower Zambezi Safari Victoria Fall Zambia - Flying Safari South Luangwa
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Victoria Falls
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Lower Zambezi
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Canoeing on Zambezi
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Elephants
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Buffalo
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South Luangwa
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Game Drives
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Walking Safaris
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Lion
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Leopard
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Victoria Falls
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Lower Zambezi
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Canoeing on Zambezi
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Elephants
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Buffalo
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South Luangwa
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Game Drives
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Walking Safaris
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Lion
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Leopard
Day 1
You will be met at Livingstone Airport and transferred to your hotel on the banks of the Zambezi River, near the mighty Victoria Falls.
  
Check in, settle in and relax whilst you catch your first glimpses of the magnificent Smoke That Thunders first discovered by Dr. David Livingstone and still one of the greatest natural wonders of the world. The flow of water over the Victoria Falls is greatest from February to June following the summer rains and is a magnificent sight.
 
Please note that the Zambian side of the falls dries up in October and November, when it is better to visit the Zimbabwean side.
Day 2
Today enjoy a optional guided walking tour of the Zambian side of the mighty Victoria Falls and enjoy the magnificent views.
 
Afterwards you can participate in many optional activities such as a helicopter flight over the falls, an elephant-back safari or simply relax by the swimming pool and enjoy the facilities of your hotel.
  
In the late afternoon we suggest an optional Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River where you may see hippos, crocodiles and abundant bird life.
 
Note: We suggest you take your own raincoat for walking in the rainforest, as those on hire are well used. There is also the option of crossing over to the Zimbabwean side of the falls for postcard views (passport and uni-visa required). This is essential in the dry water season.
Day 3
At leisure to relax at your hotel near the magnificent Victoria Falls.
  
Many optional activities are on offer, such as a helicopter flight over the falls, an elephant-back safari or a game drive in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park.
 
Adrenalin seekers can participate in many adventure activities such as canoeing in the gentler rapids above the falls, abseiling or white water rafting in the turbulent gorge below the falls (grade 5), or bungi jumping from Victoria Falls Bridge.
 
You can also take an excursion to view the Victoria Falls from the Zimbabwean side (passport and univisa required).
Day 4
Transfer to Livingstone Airport for your light aircraft flight to Lusaka Airport and connecting light aircraft flight to Lower Zambezi National Park.
 
Check into your game lodge situated on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, where you can relax and enjoy the amazing river-based wildlife. Game is best sighted in the dry season from April to October, with tiger fishing at its best in September and October.
Day 5
Lower Zambezi National Park is Zambia’s newest game reserve and is relatively undeveloped, offering a true wilderness experience over 2,500 square miles (4,100 square kilometres). The park lies opposite the famous Mana Pools reserve in Zimbabwe, so the whole area on both sides of the river is a huge wildlife sanctuary.The diversity of animals is not as wide as in Zambia’s other big parks, but the opportunity to get close to game wandering in and out of the Zambezi River is spectacular.  
  
Enjoy river-based game viewing, with the option of canoeing down the Zambezi River. Hippos are always in sight as well as enormous herds of elephant that come down to the river to drink. Sometimes elephants can be seen swimming across the river with their trunks raised - an amazing sight! Buffalo, zebra, waterbuck, puku, impala, kudu, baboon and a variety of other game can also be seen browsing on the banks.
  
Lower Zambezi is home to lion and leopard, as well as an outstanding array of bird life, including the African fish eagle and the bee eater. Tiger fishing is excellent along the Zambezi River.
Day 6
After some early morning game viewing in Lower Zambezi, transfer to the airstrip for your light aircraft flight to Mfuwe.
 
Here you will be met and transferred to the famous South Luangwa National Park. Check into your lodge in this renowned wildlife wilderness, before setting out in the late afternoon on a bush walk or open top game viewing drive with your lodge ranger. Game is most easily sighted in the dry season from April to October, but the park is at its most beautiful in the first half of the year after the rains of the wet season.
Day 7
South Luangwa National Park is Zambia’s most famous wildlife park, covering an area in excess of 5,600 square miles (9,050 square kilometres). Sustained by the great Luangwa River the park hosts a wide variety of wildlife, birds and vegetation. The changing seasons add to the park’s richness, ranging from dry bare bushveld in the winter to a lush green in the summer in this pristine wildlife wilderness.
  
Rise early each morning, when game viewing conditions are at their best, to view wildlife either on foot or from an open top safari vehicle in this great conservation area. With over 60 different animal species, the concentration of game around the Luangwa River and its ox bow lagoons is amongst the highest in Africa, including four of the Big 5 – lion, elephant, buffalo and leopard (sadly rhino has been poached to extinction). Also search for zebra, giraffe, antelope and much more, with leopard sightings being particularly outstanding.
 
Birding is also outstanding with over 400 different species, including large flocks of cranes. From late August to October you can enjoy the amazing spectacle of thousands of southern carmine bee-eaters nesting along the river banks. From November numerous migratory birds start to arrive to exploit the feeding opportunities presented during the warm rainy season - including red chested cuckoo, hobbies and birds of prey such as steppe buzzards that travel from as far afield as Russia.
 
After relaxing at your lodge during the heat of the day, in the late afternoon set out on another game activity with your ranger. In the evening relax by the campfire under a balmy African sky and hear the untamed sounds of wildlife all around.
Day 8
After some final game viewing, transfer to Mfuwe Airport for your flight home.
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