Zambia & Victoria Falls
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Days 1-4: Lower Zambezi
Your African adventure starts in the Lower Zambezi National Park- this little park is half the size of Luangwa but holds its own in terms of game viewing; the elephant sightings are exceptional, and lion, leopard and wild dog are often found here. Your night here will be spent on the banks of the mighty Zambezi river where you can enjoy a night drive. Your home for the night is on the confluence of the Chongwe River and the mighty Zambezi – enjoy a night drive and then perhaps a canoe safari and try your hand at fishing.
Days 5-8: South Luangwa National Park
Your trip continues as you head to the South Luangwa where you will stay for three nights at Chinzombo in one of their six stunning suites; each with a plunge pool and deck, nestled in the riverine forest by the banks of the mighty Luangwa. Here you will head out on day and night game drives accompanied by one of Chinzombo’s superb guides; explore the South Luangwa and find lion, leopard, wild dog, elephant and other plain game. Or you could head out on foot accompanied by a national parks guard; these walking safaris are what South Luangwa is famed for, and they do not disappoint. Your guide will lead you through untrodden paths, and show you all the Valley’s secrets, it’s a wonderful experience.
For those wishing to explore further, Chinzombo can organise a day’s optional helicopter trip to the Muchinga Escarpment. This borders the Luangwa Valley along its western side and is the source of the many tributaries which snake their way through the park, eventually joining the Luangwa River. It’s a fascinating spot, quite different to the Valley floor and until now only accessed by a gruelling eight-hour journey through the park. You will take off early and fly up through the park, your guide pointing out the landmarks of the Valley, and will then land in the foothills of the Escarpment; a short walk if you wish, or just relax while your picnic lunch – with champagne if you like – is set up for you. After a relaxed lunch and perhaps another short walk, you’ll board the chopper for your flight back to Chinzombo, following the river all the way home.
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