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    Wild Zambezi Camping Safari

    Abundant and diverse wildlife, the mighty Zambezi, thundering Victoria Falls, and more

    Day 1      Arrive Lusaka/Transfer to Camp

    Arrive in Lusaka, Zambia's largest city and its capital, where you will be met by your guide and transferred a short distance to your first overnight camp.  The camping in the wild throughout your trip is comfortable, in spacious two-person windowed dome tents (67 sq.ft. floor area, just over 6 ft. high inside) with built-in flooring/groundsheet and comfortable camp beds with foam mattresses.  In camp, hot showers are readily available and three delicious al fresco meals are served daily.

    Meals: Dinner
    Lodging: Camping (mobile safari)

    On arrival in Zambia, you immediately head for the bush to start your wildlife adventure
    Day 2 - 4      South Luangwa National Park

    After an early breakfast in camp, depart for South Luangwa National Park on a drive along the great Eastern Road. En route, you will stop at one of the local street markets to take in the chaotic and fascinating sights, sounds, scents, and more. Arrive at South Luangwa in the afternoon and relax in camp on the banks of the Luangwa River in the afternoon and evening. After breakfast the next morning, enjoy a game walk in the area in the watchful company of an armed scout. Late in the day, head out on a night drive to look for nocturnal animals such as leopard, civet, aardvark, aardwolf, porcupine, owls, and other creatures not normally seen during daylight hours. The next day, head out on both morning and afternoon game drives in the park.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner daily
    Lodging: Camping (mobile safari)

    Enjoy game drives and escorted bush walks in the park
    Day 5      Luangwa River

    After breakfast, you will break camp and head out for your next destination, arriving at the Luangwa River early in the afternoon. Camp will be set up for you upon arrival, and you and your group will embark on a short game walk in the afternoon.  The evening is at leisure.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging: Camping (mobile safari)

    Explore along the banks of the Luangwa River at your next camp
    Day 6 - 8      Lower Zambezi National Park

    Following another hearty camp breakfast, set out for the next camp along the mighty Zambezi, crossing the Kafue River and Kafue Pontoon on the way. Arrive at camp in the Lower Zambezi National Park late in the afternoon and relax by the river. Early the next morning, embark on a boat cruise down the Zambezi River in search of wildlife in and along the water, including hippo, elephant, lion, buffalo, zebra, and abundant bird life. In the afternoon, take a game drive in the park. Day 8 is free for relaxation in camp, perhaps comparing wildlife and bird lists, or participating in any of several optional activities available such as canoeing, fishing, extra game drives, a guided bush walk, and/or a night game drive (optional activities at additional expense).


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner daily
    Lodging: Camping (mobile safari)

    You'll see hippos and other abundant wildlife during your stay on the shores of the Zambezi River
    Day 9      Livingstone

    Following camp breakfast, say goodbye to the bush and head to your hotel in historic Livingstone, about six miles from mighty and magnificent Victoria Falls. You have the entire day at leisure to enjoy a variety of activities and to visit the falls, without a doubt one of the most wonderful spectacles in the world.  Relax and enjoy your last night in Africa!

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    Lodging: Protea Hotel (or similar)

    Victoria Falls -- peninsular cliffs are in Zambia, the outer cliffs in Zimbabwe (photo by Jacky R)
    Day 10      Livingstone/Onward

    The adventure ends today after breakfast at the hotel, where you will bid farewell to your travel companions.  You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home or onward.  Ask JOURNEYS about adding on more African adventures.

    Meals: Breakfast

    Bid farewell to Zambia and Africa

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