A real rural retreat that unveils with spellbinding lakes and palaces of Jaipur and traverses through amazing intricate temples and bucolic villages of Rajsamand; the deserts and forts of Jodhpur; chaotic streets of Udaipur with the Aravalli range of mountains in the backdrop throughout the tour.
Along the way, stay in small rural inns where you can expect more local interaction, warm hospitality and personalized service.
Day 01: Land in Lusaka & transfer to South Luangwa National Park
Upon landing in Lusaka, the capital of Zambia, take a domestic flight to Mfuwe from where a private transfer will take you to South Luangwa National Park. You’ll be staying at the luxurious Time + Tide Luwi, around a two-hour drive from Mfuwe Airport.
Time + Tide Luwi is a remote camp located on the banks of the Luwi River, with no other camps for miles around. Relax in the open air lounge enjoying the smell of African jasmine and listening to the sounds of the tranquil river. Welcome to Zambia.
Day 02: Explore South Luangwa National Park
Rise at the crack of dawn to start the day with a morning safari before the temperatures get too hot. The camp’s award-winning safari guides will point out prides of lions, rare Thornicroft’s giraffes (endemic to Zambia), huge herds of elephant, a colourful array of birdlife, bathing pods of hippos and much more. South Luangwa is particularly noted for its excellent leopard sightings.
Day 03: South Luangwa National Park safari continues
Head deeper into the national park, to Time + Tide Kakuli, which comprises cosy suites perched above the Luangwa River. Hang out on your private deck and spot big game favourites wandering in and out of view. See hippos and crocs lurking in the water and keep your eyes peeled for the colourful feathers of carmine bee-eaters.
Day 04: Explore South Luangwa National Park
South Luangwa is one of the few national parks in the whole of Africa to offer night game drives, which you will enjoy during your stay in the national park. A game drive after dark provides you with the opportunity to encounter Zambia’s nocturnal wildlife, especially elusive leopards and other big cats that come alive once the sun goes down.
Day 05: South Luangwa National Park continues
Explore the national park and see a variety of wildlife. Guiding you through the reserve will be experienced tour guides who will make sure that you see the best that this place has to offer.
Day 06: Bush walking in South Luangwa National Park
Head out on an intrepid bush walk to discover a level of detail you simply can’t experience from the safety and comfort of a safari vehicle. Feel your sense heightened as you wade through the bush, learning about the park’s complex ecosystems as well as the techniques that professional safari guides and park rangers use to track wildlife.
Day 07: Last day in South Luangwa National Park
You South Luangwa comes to an end today, but we recommend that you book our optional activities to make the most of your stay. The activities include birding safaris, a boat trip down the Luangwa and a visit to Kawaza village to meet the Kunda people. Learn more about their way of life and see the amazing work done by Conservation South Luangwa, a local conservation initiative that is known for its anti-poaching efforts.
Day 08: South Luangwa National Park – Kafue National Park
Transfer back to Mfuwe and board a domestic flight to Lusaka, from where you’ll catch our private transfer to Kafue National Park, Zambia’s oldest and largest national park. Tonight, you will stay in Musekese Camp, which is located in a remote area of the national park. Your accommodation will be a charming thatched-roof chalet.
Day 09: Explore Kafue National Park
Feel free to explore the surrounding area and see herds of elephants, bush pigs and rare roan antelopes.
Day 10: Kafue National Park game drive
Take a game drive around some of Kafue’s best wildlife spots, such as the Busanga Plains, where you can see antelopes, elephants, zebras and lions. Rare species to look out for include sables and African wild dogs, as well as the elusive cheetah.
Watch hippos splashing in Lake Itezhi-Tezhi and look to the skies to see various bird species that live in the trees around the Busanga Swamp, such as the African finfoot, half-collard kingfisher and the African skimmer.
Day 11: Kafue National Park continues
See more of the oldest national park in Zambia. In the north of this national park is the fertile Busanga Plains while in the more remote south lies the Nanzhila Plains.
Day 12: Kafue National Park – Lusaka and departure
Your Zambia wildlife adventure ends today. Head back to Lusaka airport for flight back home.
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– Meeting and assistance by our representative.
– Welcome with fresh flower garlands.
– 11 Nights accommodation
– Daily Breakfast, Lunch and Dinners.
– Domestic flight tickets.
– Local English-speaking guide
– All transfers, sightseeing, excursions as per the program by private vehicle.
– Entrance fees / All safari activities as per mentioned in the program.
– Wildlife safari and game-viewing activities as well as walking safaris. In-house activities at safari camps, including a sunset cruise trip
– Transport, Parking, Gasoline & Toll ways.
– All present government taxes.
– International Airfare.
– Tips, gratuities, Portage, laundry, telephone calls, table drinks, camera/ video camera charges, or any other expenses of a personal nature.
– Visa fees, personal insurance.
– Any item not specified under cost includes.
– Accommodation in good hotels.
– Check-in / out time is 12 noon at most of the hotels.
– Extension to other places is also possible with a minimal extra cost.
– Additional nights are available at each place with minimal supplement.
– A visa is required and must be obtained prior to your departure from your Country.
– If quoted hotel is not available, we will provide one of a similar category and standard.
– Small deviations in the tour program are sometimes necessary, depending on weather, road conditions, flight schedules and room availability.
– In case the government changes presently applicable taxes, increase in airlines prices, fuel surcharge our rates will need to be adjusted accordingly.
– Sometimes, there is no relevance between the distance and time of travelling, as it depends upon the condition of the roads and congestion of the traffic.
– While every effort will be made to maintain the itinerary, in view of local strikes etc that are beyond our control all schedule and itineraries are subject to last moment changes.
– Clients must be fully insured, as the company cannot accept liability for loss or damage to client’s property, medical emergencies or any other loss suffered by them whilst on tour.
– In Case of issuing Domestic or International air tickets, SGV is not responsible for any refund if the flight is delayed or cancelled, as it is the responsibility of airline.