Zambia Safari Tour
Zambia safari tour is a 6 day Africa safari in Zambia. During this 6 day tour in Zambia, you will be accommodated in two safari lodges. Both lodges are nestled on the banks of the Zambezi River. The lodges benefit from an abundant wildlife. They roam in the middle of an unoccupied wilderness. The Zambia safari tour will expose you to nature at its finest. You will enjoy this without even leaving the lodge grounds. You will be accommodated in seasonal safari lodges on this Zambia safari tour. The lodges operate only from mid-April to mid-November. This is the best time to visit Zambia as the weather is at its best. The dry season is superb for game viewing as the rains have stopped. Wildlife can easily be found occupying the bodies of water. This is the ideal time for river safaris and canoe excursions. You can also explore the bush the traditional way on Zambia safari tour.
Day 1: Lusaka – Lower Zambezi National Park
You will be met on arrival at the Lusaka Airport. Our Zambia safari rep will brief you on this Zambia safari tour. Aboard a flight you’ll enjoy a transfer to a bush airstrip in Zambezi National Park. This will be followed by a short road transfer. At the boat crossing point, a 20-minute motorboat trip takes you down the Zambezi River. This will be your first water-based game viewing on Zambia safari tour. You will be headed to the seasonal Chiawa Camp.
From your suite, head out to watch the wildlife from a viewing hide. This offers an eye-level view of the active bush. You’ll return to the main lodge area where you can take a dip in the plunge pool. The afternoon tea will be at 15:30. This is to be followed by an afternoon game drive. This continues into the night, returning at around 20:00. You shall have witnessed the lifestyles of the nocturnal creatures. Awaiting at your camp is a 4-course dinner and post-dinner drinks. With stomachs pretty full, retreat to your comfortable suite for a peaceful night’s rest.
Day 2 – 3: Lower Zambezi National Park
Your Zambia safari tour starts with an early wake-up call. This will lead to a warm cup of coffee or tea. There will be a light breakfast around a campfire. All these happen before the sun rises. You’ll then embark on either a morning game drive or a guided bush walk. You’ll be in search of spectacular wildlife encounters. You may see a variety of antelope, elephants, zebras, lions and hippos by the river. Bush walks allow you to track the spoor left in the bush. With the help of your guide, you’ll identify the animal behind the prints. Walks are also help you learn more about the insects, plants and birds of the bush. You will return to the lodge at about 11:00. This will be followed by a hearty brunch before spending time at leisure.
Afternoon tea will symbolize the start of the afternoon’s activities. You’ll either have a game drive after tea or a fishing trip. You can also choose an exhilarating canoe trip or boat cruise down the Zambezi River. Fishing trips on the Zambezi River are run on a strict catch-and-release policy. Your guide will position the boat in a prime spot. This is to maximize your chance of catching an aggressive tiger fish. You’ll drift silently past the hippos and crocodiles lazing on the river banks. Take time to witnessing their natural behavior. You should not attempt to disrupt their everyday lifestyle. Canoe trips depart at around 14:30 and return before sunset. You’ll have your sundowners around a campfire. Alternatively you can choose to go on the night game drive.
You can also have a boat cruise in a pontoon boat. The boats canopy can be raised or lowered. Your expert guide will navigate the boat past the various islands. You may also visit the various water channels. There are possible sightings of fish eagles, crocodiles, hippos and even elephants. You’ll make your way back after the sundowner on the water. This is in time for dinner and overnight at your camp. Afternoon activities will follow the same routine as the previous day. You’ll be ending the days in a lovely alfresco dining experience.
Day 4 -5: Lower Zambezi National Park
Your Zambia safari tour starts with an early morning game drive. This is to be followed by breakfast. Later you’ll embark on a 60-minute boat transfer on Zambezi River. This goes through the Lower Zambezi National Park to Old Mondoro. A Zambia safari tour day at this Zambia safari lodge typically follows a routine. However, this can be altered by varying game viewing activities.
Your Zambia safari tour will be characterized by early wake-up calls. This will be followed by light breakfast around a campfire as the sun rises. Morning activities are a choice between a game drive and guided bush walk. You may also opt for a Zambezi River safari. Zambia safari tour goers will have a first-hand experience of the bush. You will watch as the wildlife awakens for the day. You may see buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and waterbuck, hippo,. There is also impala, roan and a prolific list of wildlife.
Your Zambia safari tour returns to the camp at around 11:00. This is for a buffet breakfast before enjoying some free time. Enjoy a siesta or relax in the canvas and reed lounge area. The lounge area overlooks a maze of islands. Monitor the Zambezi River for any unusual wildlife. They may be making an approach to the banks for a sip or a swim. You will have an afternoon tea is served at 15:30. This is followed by a choice between a bush walk or boat safari. You can also choose a canoe excursion, fishing on the Zambezi. Return to camp after an exhilarating time in the bush. You will later embark on the night drive that goes out with a spotlight. Here you will be in search of the nocturnal wildlife. They include bush babies, owls and the elusive leopard. You’ll get back to the lodge in time for a delicious 4-course meal. This can be enjoyed in the dining area or alfresco by the campfire. You may spend time after dinner enjoying the cool African evening. This is under a canopy of stars before a peaceful night’s rest.
Day 6: Lower Zambezi National Park – Lusaka
An early wake-up call starts your Zambia safari tour day. This is in time for a warm cup of coffee. You’ll be escorted on a final early morning game viewing activity. This is an opportunity to photograph the wilderness one last time. Your Zambia safari tour then embarks on a road transfer to the airstrip. Aboard a light aircraft, enjoy your flight to Lusaka Airport.