|Safari Name||14-Days Zambia Bird watching Safaris|
Itinerary at a glance
Day 1 – Nkwali Camp
On arrival at Lusaka Intenational Airport, you will be met by our representative, who will assist you with your luggage and check-in for your flight to Mfuwe. Keyala will be waiting for you at the Mfuwe airport where he will drive you to Nkwali Camp. The drive to Nkwali Camp is 1 hour through colourful local scenesof villages, agriculture as well asbush. Nkwali Camp hasa wide view of the Luangwa River. On Robin’sprivate land, and overlooking theSouth Luangwa National Park, Nkwali is ideally situated for the start of your safari. The six rooms all look out over the river and have open air bathrooms. Depending on your arrival time in the day you will enjoy a lunch looking out over the lagoon to the back of Nkwali orif in the afternoon for tea and the afternoon and nightgame drive.
Day 2 – Nkwali Camp
At dawn breakfast is served around the campfire.The porridge heated on the fire and toast cooked by the coals. The morning walk or drive will leave soon after, entering the parkby boat from the camp or by the nearby pontoon. The birds and game in the area is excellent – and includes many migrating species of birds not seen in the Luangwa Valley during the dry season and also the endemic species of giraffe, the Thornicroft Giraffe, not to mention the chance of seeing all the newborns! A midmorning breakof tea, coffee and cake will be taken by a scenic point on a lagoon or the Luangwa River. Return to camp for lunch around mid day. After lunch you can cool off in the swimming pool or siesta. Tea will be served in the afternoon and then off on an afternoon game drive that continues into the earlynight giving the chance to see the nocturnal world.
Day 3 – 6 – Nkwali Camp
Up for breakfast as normal and then set off with Keyala on a game drive or walking safari in the park. These days are very flexible so enjoy!
Day 7 – Shoebill Camp
Transfer to Mfuwe Airport with Keyala after breakfast around the camp fire for the 50 minutes flight to Bangweulu Swamps, arriving at Shoebill Camp by boat from the airstrip.The search by boat and foot will start to track down the elusive Shoebill. Back to camp for lunch and out again after tea to see the herds of antelope for which the area is famous. Dinner is simple but adequate and then an early night.Day 8 – Shoebill Camp
Another relaxing day at Shoebill Camp with morning and evening activities birding and enjoying the surroundings. Watch from the hide at dawn or dusk as thousandsof waterfowl fly overhead.
Day 9 – Wasa Camp
Transfer by plane to Kasanka National Park mid morning in time for lunch and then enjoy birding for the afternoon with Keyala along the Luwombwa River. With luck you may see african finfoot, ross’ lourie, pel’s fishing owl and osprey. Returning to camp for dinner and an early night or after dinner drinks around the camp fire.
Day 10 – Wasa Camp
A day of birding and game watching in the hope of seeing many mammal species such as Lichtenstein’s hartebeest, sable antelope, reedbuck and the rare blue monkey. Visit the sitatunga hide with its panoramic views over the Kapabi Swamp where you can spot as many as 40 sitatunga feeding at one time.
Day 11 – Chongwe River Camp
After breakfast you will transferred to the airstrip your flight to Lusaka and onwards to Royal Airstrip where you will be met by a representative from Chongwe River Camp. The camp itself looks onto the confluence of the Chongwe and Zambezi rivers and the mountains of the escarpment to the north. The chalets are large, well-appointed Mulati tents under thatch, with a luxuryopen-air bathroom on suite. Situated under a canopy of Albida thornsand surrounded by cool lawns, they command fabulous views over the Rivers. The bathrooms are an experience on their own, open air with fittings made from natural materials found near the lodge. You will arrive in time fora delicious buffet lunch. In the afternoon you will have the choice of game viewing by vehicle or you can jump in a boat and experience life on the Zambezi. Back in time for an alfresco dinner and chat around the campfire.
Chongwe River Camp – Today you can continue with the drives or walks or you may wish to take advantage of the fantastic fishing opportunities. The Zambezi is home to one of the world’s premier game fish, the tiger. The variety in the Zambezi, Hydrocynus vittatus, can grow up to 10 -12 kg and is a superb fighter. A strict catch and release policy is adhered to. Canoeing for a morning or even the whole day is another option which is well worth the effort – although an experienced guide will be with you and you can actually just float along if you wish. The Lower Zambezi is renowned for superb canoeing safaris – the most unobtrusive way to encounter big game. Or you may prefer a gentle cruise in a boat where you can observe the wildlife on the banks and birds on the sand bars.
After a breakfast you will be transferred to Royal Airstrip for your flight to Lusaka and onward connection.
Activities/services included in the cost:
• Arrival and departure airport transfer. • Accommodation as per the itinerary.
• Accommodation in the National Parks is based on Full Board
• Road transportation in custom made safari vehicles.
• Exclusive private vehicle and driver-guide throughout the safari
• Game dives as per the itinerary
• Park and game reserve entrance fees
• English Driver guides available for the safari
• Our 24hours support throughout the safari
Activities/services excluded in the cost:
• All International Flights/local Flights + Taxes
• Visa fees, Travel & Personal accident insurance
• Excursions, services and activities not mentioned in this program
• Flying option available for certain safaris at an extra cost
• Personal expenses e.g. laundry, telephone calls, Drinks, Tips etc
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