Zambia is one of the undiscovered gems of Africa. Leisure Wheels 4×4 Safaris will take you to all the hidden secrets of this country. The safari includes all the highlights of Zambia namely South Luangwa, Luambe, North Luangwa, Kapishya Hot Springs, the North and the South of Kafue as well as the Victoria Falls. Join us from 22 Aug – 11 Sept 2011.
Itinerary and other information
Day 0: 22 Aug 2013
Meet and Greet
André Van Vuuren from Explore Africa Adventures and fully qualified safari guide will meet you at Sebe Sebe on the bank of the Limpopo River. Here we will stay in chalets, the cost is included. The following day we will leave for Kasane (800 km) and stay over at the Chobe Safari Lodge.
Day 1: 23 Aug 2013
Here we will camp for 1 night before departing to Chobe the next day. Chalets also available.
Day 2 and 3: 24 and 25 Aug 2013
Today will be spent in the Chobe National Park. The Chobe National Park is famous for its abundance of elephants, the highest concentration to be found anywhere in Africa.
The Chobe National Park is also famous for its huge herds of buffalo, rich bird life and exquisite sunset boat cruises, this is definitely a wildlife experience not to be missed, the night will be spent in our private camp at the Chobe Safari Lodge
Day 4 26 Aug 2012
Leave early morning. Cross the Zambezi River at Kazungula and head for Lusaka where we will camp at Eureka Farm
Day 5: 27 Aug 2012
From Lusaka we drive on the Great East Road to Chipata. We will stop for a quick lunch at Bridge Camp before we cross the Luangwa River. We will spend the night with Wynand and Andréa Breytenbach at Mama Rula’s.
Day 6-8: 28 -30 Aug 2013
We leave early morning on a half-day’s drive to South Luangwa National Park for the next three nights. On our way we will stop at Tribal Textiles for a very interesting visit. We will pitch camp at Wildlife Camp on the banks of the Luangwa River and spend our days game viewing.
Day 9: 31 Aug 2013
Sandwiched between North and South Luangwa National Parks, this unique slice of untouched Africa offers visitors the thrill of viewing herds Puku and flocks of Crowned Cranes It promises enchanting sightings hippo and many other species of antelope and bird life. We will camp at Luangwa Wilderness Camp on the bank of the Luangwa river and explore the area.
Day 10-11: 1-2 Sept 2013
Today we will cross the Luangwa River with the Mwanja Pontoon which is a very interesting experience on its own. North Luangwa National Park is one of the last unspoiled true wilderness areas left in Africa. It is renowned for its enormous herds of buffalo and it’s numerous other species of wildlife and bird life. North Luangwa is normally open from the 1st of June to the 1st week of November. We will stay with Mark Harvey at Buffalo Camp for 2 nights in chalets. This will enable you to fully understand and appreciate the uniqueness of the North Luangwa.
The area is predominately for walking safaris but we will do driving as well. Walks are not an endurance trip but more of a meander. Normally these last approximately 4-5 hours. These trips are conducted by highly experienced Zambian guides and are always accompanied by an armed Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) scout.
Day 12-13: 3-4 Sept 2012
Kapishya Hot Springs
Today we leave via Mpika and the historic Shiwa Ngandu for the very romantic Kapishya Hot Springs. Kapishya is situated on the Estate of Shiwa Ngandu (The Africa House) and is set along the banks of the Mansha river. The main attraction of Kapishya is its natural, sulphur free hot springs. Kapishya has a fully stocked bar and a restaurant serving high standard international cuisine. There are various activities available at Kapishya and on the estate. Such as River floats, game drives, visits to the manor house, horseback riding and bird walks. All activities are optional extras and must
be pre-arranged with the management at the lodge.
Day 14: 5 Sept 2012
Drive south towards Lusaka and camp at Eureka Farm, 10 km south of Lusaka.
Day 15-16: 6-8 Sept 2012
Stock up with supplies before commencing on our journey to the Kafue National Park where we will camp on the banks of the Kafue River at McBrides for next three nights. Africa’s largest game reserve, the Kafue, diverse and richly endowed, remains as it has been for centuries. Bordered by the blue-green Kafue River, the park stretches from the vast Busanga Plains in the north to the Miombo woodlands of Nanzhila in the south. The
vast Basunga Plains – flooded in the wet season – and a dry season spectacle: red lechwe congregate in thousands, zebra and wildebeest frolic, buffalo swarm in reedbeds, sable race and hippos squable in mudholes, black maned lions lead huge prides, cheetahs stalk and dash, vultures circle and there is nobody there! Prolific indigenous as well as migrant bird life is encouraged by the Kafue and Luangwa rivers as well as Lake Itezhi-Tezhi in the South.
Day 17: 9 Sept 2012
Itechi Techi Dam
Time to move south and we head for New Kalala which is situated on Lake Itezhi-Tezhi where we will spend the night.
Day 18: 10 Sept 2012
Break down camp and leave for Livingstone for a visit to the Victoria Falls. We will overnight in the campsite at The Bushfront. The Victoria Falls is approximately 1690m wide and varies in height from 62m (Devil’s Cataract) to 109m (Eastern Cataract). In comparison the Niagra falls are 968m wide and 45m high. Various activities e.g. bungi jumping, white river rafting, jet boating, Flight of the Angels etc. are available at the Falls.
Day 19: 11 September 2012.
Today will cross the Zambezi again by ferry at Kazangula We will drive in a southerly direction through Botswana to Nata (400 kilometers) to Nata and spend the night in the campsite at Nata Lodge.This is the final night of our safari and we will all go out for a farewell dinner. (own account)
The cost of this safari is R11 500 per person, but is subject to change if any of the service providers increase their prices. The cost will include and exclude the following:
All Park fees (except 2nd day Park entry fees in South Luangwa)
All camping fees
Lodge accommodation in North Luangwa
All vehicle entry fees
Third Party Insurance
Food and Beverage
All additional optionals
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
What is the maximum amount of vehicles on
7 – 8 VEHICLES
Can I go in a 4×4 Caravan?
Can I take my 4×4 trailer?
Does the trip start and finish at the same
TRIP STARTS AT SEBE SEBE
Recommended sleep-overs close to the starting point and finishing point:
FINISHING POINT – CHOBE SAFARI LODGE IN KASANE (BOTSWANA).
How much are the park fees?
PARK FEES ARE INCLUDED IN SAFARI PRICE. ACCEPT the second day in South
Should one allow for other costs?
ZAMBIA BORDER CROSSING R1 000 PER VEHICLE
BOTSWANA BORDER CROSSING FEE P 120 PER VEHICLE
ACTIVITIES AT VICTORIA FALLS
SOUTH LUANGWA AND KAFUE.
ALL ADDITIONAL OPTIONALS
What is the total distance of the trip in km?
Should one take out special insurance?
MAKE SURE THAT YOUR SHORT TERM INSURANCE CO COVERS YOUR VEHICLE IN ZAMBIA AND BOTSWANA. THIRD PARTY INSURANCE IS COMPULSORY AND
AVAILABLE AT BORDER POSTS.
Is it a malaria area?
Can children go on this tour?
What is the cut-off age for seniors?
DEPENDS ON STATE OF HEALTH AND
Any other notes on this specific tour:
We send out a “Tour Leaders Letter” with all relevant information once the deposit is paid.
For more information, contact [email protected]