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Best of Zambia : South Luangwa - Kafue - Liuwa Plains National Park

From pristine forests to vibrant wildlife sightings, Bundu Adventure's exciting tour packages allow you to enjoy the best Zambia has to offer

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices: $3849
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 17 days
Best months: May - June, October - December
Countries visited: Malawi Malawi , Zambia Zambia
Parks visited: Kafue, South Luangwa
Activity level: Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
  • Camping
  • Birding
  • Boating
From East to West through Zambia: 4 days South Luangwa National Park, 2 days Kafue National Park, 4 days Liuwa Plains National Park - voted one of the 20 Top Destinations worldwide 1 day Sioma Falls 1 day at the famous Victoria Falls.

Day 1: Lilongwe
Upon arrival transfer to a small lodge on the outskirts of the city, and final preparations for the safari.  Accommodation in chalets outside Lilongwe.(-/-/-)

Days 2, 3, 4 and 5: Luangwa River (South Luangwa Park)

South Luangwa NP is known for its abundance of African wildlife: Thorneycroft’s giraffe, Cookson’s Gnu, Crawshay’s Zebra, leopards, lions and big herds of buffalo and elephant.Game drives along the Luangwa River often produce spectacular sightings. Hippo families occur in high numbers in the river, unequalled in Africa. During the dry season (July to October), many side channels of the river dry up, leaving the fish trapped. This attracts many different species of predators, such as the African fish eagle, jackal, and hyena, to mention but a few. The colourful Carmine bee-eaters are often seen perching in front of their nests in the river banks.

Camping in Wildlife Camp or Marula Game Lodge. (4x FB)

Day 6: Chipata

We drive  out of the Luangwa valley and head on to Chipata. En route we will visit a textile factory well known for its beautiful articles with traditional patterns as well as modern design. We will stock up for the next few days on Safari in the city. Overnight stay at the Protea hotel in Chipata. (B/L/-)

Day 7: Lusaka

En route to Lusaka we will stop at Luangwa Bridge, a thriving market, where all kinds of baskets and mats as well as hand carved items are offered. We drive through beautiful mountainous landscape to Lusaka's capital, where we stock up for the next days in the bush.

Overnight in Chalets at a comfortable Lodge close to Lusaka (B/L/-)

Day 8 and 9: Chunga (central Kafue National Park)

We drive through pristine Miombo forest to Chunga.  Several small rivers cross this area. These leave a number of waterholes in the dry season for the animals to quench their thirst. Wild dogs, which roam large areas of the park, cheetah and lion are among the inhabitants here. 

Camping on the banks of the Kafue River. (2x FB)

Day 10: Mongu

On the way to the east we will arrive in Mongu, our stop over at the edge of the Barotse floodplains. Here we have the possibility to stock up for the next few days in Liuwa.

Camping on the edge of the Barotse Plains. (FB)

Day 11 , 12, 13 and 14: Liuwa Plains National Park:
There are few roads in Liuwa Plain National Park. That, however, is part of the park’s attraction: around 3660km² of untouched Africa. Most of this is a vast honey-coloured plain of grass, with just the occasional water pan, islands of raffia palms or a small tree-belt interrupting the scenery. Thousands of wildebeest (estimated at close to 50,000), with zebra, tsessebe and buffalo, group together, joining the more static resident roan antelope, red lechwe and reedbuck. The open plains are particularly good for oribi antelope. With all these come the predators: hyena, wild dog and lion can be spotted. End of October thousands of wildebeest will gather in the plains

4x Camping in the bush (running water, showers and flush toilets are present). (4x FB)

Day 15: Ngonye Waterfalls

We follow the course of the Zambezi river up to the beautiful Ngonye Falls, not as mighty as the “big brother further south, but equally impressive. The Zambezi spreads into several channels and the masses of water find their way through the basalt rock formations.  We will hike around the area and also do a short boat trip to explore this beautiful landscape.  

Camping near the river (FB)

Day 16: Livingstone:

Drive along the Zambezi River to Livingstone. Whether adventure or relaxation: there is a lot of activities on offer in Livingstone. Accommodation in chalets or comfortable Safari tents. (B/L/-)

Day 17: Transfer to the airport and return back to Europe. (B/-/-)

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  • Wooldlands Lodge, Lilongwe
  • Pioneer Camp, Lusaka
  • Protea Hotel, Chipata
  • Maramba RIver Lodge, Livingstone

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