Zambia Authentic Safari

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Zambia has some of the wildest and most remote wildlife areas in Africa.  It is also off the main tourism route, so you can really experience an authentic safari, feeling like the early explorers would have – a combination of awe, adventure, and discovery in an untouched wilderness with amazing wildlife experiences.  Take a moonlit cruise on the mighty Zambezi, and a walking safari for incredible encounters with wildlife on foot.  Magnificent Victoria Falls is the icing on the cake.

Day 1-4

Kafue National Park

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Arrive in Lusaka, Zambia’s capital, and spend your first night in the city.  Then you will take a charter flight to Kafue National Park, one of the largest parks in Africa – remote and completely wild. Kafue’s varied habitats – including woodlands and plains as well as wetlands, floodplains and swamps- and its three rivers support a great abundance of wildlife- lions, cheetah, wild dogs, hippo, crocodile, large numbers of plains game- such as puku, red lechwe, hartebeest, oribi, buffalo, wildebeest -and nearly 500 species of birds.  Enjoy day and night game drives, walking safaris, boating, birding, and even a hot air balloon safari, floating silently, high above the plains, an amazing way to see the scenery and wildlife, ending with a champagne breakfast!

Day 5-9

South Luangwa National Park

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Take another charter flight to South Luangwa National Park, one of the most untouched wilderness areas left in Africa, and one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world. This enormous park of 3500 square miles- larger than the state of Delaware- is home to a great abundance of animals, including elephant, buffalo, leopard, lion, giraffe, hippo and over 400 species of birds, which often can be found at the Luangwa River and its lovely lagoons.  The park is renowned for its walking safaris, in fact they originated here, allowing visitors to view elephant, hippo and even lion up close, one of the best and most thrilling ways to experience the park and its wild inhabitants.

Day 10-12

Fly to the Mighty Zambezi

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Fly to the Lower Zambezi National Park, a vast, undeveloped wildlife area which still retains the essence of true wilderness. It has been designated a World Heritage site due its ‘remarkable concentration of wildlife’,  including very large herds of elephants and buffaloes, Nile crocodiles, lions, leopards, wild dogs, waterbuck, etc.  You will probably never see another vehicle while on safari here, and truly feel like you are immersed in “the bush”, still  untouched by the modern world. The mighty Zambezi flows through the park and the majestic Zambezi escarpment is a dramatic backdrop, combining for a spectacularly scenic location for a safari.  In addition to game drives there are also canoe safaris, enabling visitors to approach hippos and other wildlife up-close, and to explore the many channels and lagoons, as well as eerie night safaris to search for nocturnal wildlife under a magnificent starry sky, a spectacular sight to see without any night pollution.

Day 13

Departure

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Today is your final charter flight back to Lusaka to catch your international flight home.  Or perhaps you want to extend your trip to beautiful Victoria Falls which can be viewed in Zambia, or Zimbabwe?

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