Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park & Victoria Falls, Livingstone

Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park & Victoria Falls - Mama Tembo Tours

*This tour has multiple departure dates

Additional Dates: This is a custom itinerary sample and can be updated to fit your travel needs. Contact Mama Tembo Tours for Details! Emerald Season: Feb 15 – May 31 Peak Season: May 31 – Oct 01 Shoulder Season: Oct 01 – Nov 15

Ten Days/Nine Nights Luxury Lodge Safari

Those of us who live in Zambia or safari aficionados have known for a long time that Zambia is a special destination. Finally, the rest of the world has figure it out!

South Luangwa National Park is Eastern Zambia’s signature wildlife destination. It is often referred to as “Leopard Park” since it is home to one of the world’s highest naturally occurring populations of this elusive cat. It is becoming increasingly known for Wild Dog sightings too. With huge herds of elephants and Cape Buffalo and large numbers of hippos in the Luangwa River, there is a good reason why the UK’s BBC places film crews in Luangwa every year.

Zambia is the birthplace of walking safaris dating from the 1950s. Since then, the strict guiding qualifications and thorough training have meant that walking safaris in Zambia offer consistently high standards. Miss a game drive in the vehicle and join an escorted walk with both a guide and armed ranger to experience Africa at ground level.

The afternoon game drive stops at sunset so that guests can enjoy a gin and tonic and watch the gigantic sun slip below the horizon. (Sundowners in Zambia are a time-honoured safari tradition. So are bush lunches and dinners.) As the light fades quickly, the drive then segues into a night safari. Camps cannot guarantee that guests will return to the lodge on time for dinner because it this is the best time for lions and leopards to hunt.

Called Mosi-oa-Tunya in one of Zambia’s native languages, or “Smoke Which Thunders”, Victoria Falls is the world’s greatest sheet of falling water. The falls reach their peak water flow between March and early June, right after Zambia’s rainy season. Walk to the end of the falls on the Zambia side to see their continuation on the Zimbabwe side.

Chikunto Safari Lodge is a luxury lodge some 20 kms inside the park and away from the busier entrance area. It offers a stay of five nights/pay for four nights special in 2024 during Shoulder and Peak seasons. This is an offer you shouldn’t miss.

This itinerary is easily customized to suit your individual needs. Perhaps you have time to add another of Zambia’s wonderful national parks to the timeline such as Lower Zambezi or Kafue.

Shoulder Season rate: 01 Oct – 15 November, 2024
Cost per person, based on 2 paxs sharing: 4633 USD
Peak Season rate: June 01 – 30 September, 2024
Cost per person, based on 2 paxs sharing: 5433 USD
Single supplements of 30% of nightly accommodation rates apply
Price excludes local flights Lusaka – Mfuwe – Lusaka – Livingstone, an estimated 1000 USD pp

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