Great Parks of Zambia

Highlights

  • 4 nights South Luangwa National Park
  • 3 nights Lower Zambezi National Park
  • Walking safaris, boat cruises, game drives
  • Tiger fishing & canoeing
  • Luxury accommodation
Overview

The Luangwa and Zambezi River course through two of Zambia’s premier National Parks. An unspoiled wilderness South Luangwa is known as the Valley of the Leopard where Norman Carr pioneered walking safaris. With endemic giraffe and wildebeest and endangered wild dogs, game viewing is second to none. The landscape of the Lower Zambezi National Park is entirely different. Its lush channels and ancient forests are a haven for elephants, predators and birdlife. It offers the greatest variety of activities in Zambia from game drives to canoeing, boat cruises, walking safaris and tiger fishing.
Liuwa Plains on the other hand is unspoilt and exclusive with rare game and a rich natural heritage. It is home to Africa’s second largest wildebeest migration, the Lady Liuwa Lion Pride, cheetahs and clans of up to 50 hyenas. From January to May the annual floods turn plains into a haven for migratory bird species. Large flocks will fill the sky, including crowned cranes and Africa’s largest population of wattled cranes.

Secret Season 

15th Apr –  31st May

From USD$ 6776 per person sharing
From USD$ 7776 per single
*Charter flights not included

Safari Season 

Jun – 15th Jul

From USD$ 9501 per person sharing
From USD$ 11391 per single
*Charter flights not included

 

Safari Season 

15th July – 15th October

Itinerary not available

Day 1
ARRIVAL

On arrival at Mfuwe airport you will get a glimpse of the local village life en route to the South Luangwa National Park. Venture through the wilderness with award-winning guides both on foot and on the vehicle. T + T Mchenja is named after the local name for ebony, and the camp is tucked into a shady ebony grove beside the Luangwa River in the heart of South Luangwa National Park.Its five rooms (including a two-bedroom, two-bathroom family suite) are pure, natural elegance with grass walls, soft cushions and light-as-air curtains. Each has a feather-top bed, large picture windows and open air en-suite bathroom with a bath looking out onto the river.

Day 2-4
SOUTH LUANGWA: MCHENJA CAMP

Spend 4 nights exploring the vast and game rich South Luangwa Valley. Each morning will begin with an early wake up call and optional tea and coffee before heading out on game drive or your morning walk. You will return to camp at around 11am in time for a communal brunch and leisure time. Meet again for high tea at around 3pm before setting out for your afternoon safari and return at dusk for pre dinner drinks and dinner under the stars.

Day 4
TRAVEL TO THE LOWER ZAMBEZI

Fly to the Lower Zambezi Valley after your morning activity via light aircraft. Upon arrival at Jeki airstrip your guide will meet you and transfer you onto the camp.Dotted along the riverbank, Time + Tide Chongwe is set at the confluence of the Chongwe and Zambezi Rivers which wind through the forested valley, creating a haven for wildlife like lions, leopards and wild dog. Its nine classic tents are designed to make the most of what Mother Nature provided.

The small number of camps in Lower Zambezi National Park keep it free from overcrowding. The area is best known for its impressive variety of safari activities—enjoy game drives and walking safaris on land, take to the rivers on a boat cruise or canoeing safari, or to try your hand at tiger fishing.

Day 5-7
CHONGWE CAMP
Spend 3 nights exploring the Lower Zambezi. Each morning will begin with an early wake up call and optional tea and coffee before heading out on game drive or your morning walk. You will return to camp at around 11am in time for a communal brunch and leisure time. Meet again for high tea at around 3pm before setting out for your afternoon safari and return at dusk for pre dinner drinks and dinner under the stars. You will be able to select your activities from game drives and bush walks, to canoeing and tigerish fishing activities.
Day 7
TRAVEL TO LIUWA PLAINS

Fly to Liuwa Plains after via light aircraft. Upon arrival at the airstrip your guide will meet you to take you back to the camp. T + T King Lewanika is named after King Lewanika of the Lozi people, who proclaimed Liuwa Plain a protected area in the early 1880s, making it one of the earliest game reserves in Africa. Today it remains an unspoilt area, hosting a pageant of rare game and wild beauty.The only permanent camp in Liuwa Plain National Park, its six open-front villas (including a two-bedroom, two-bathroom family villa) are the essence of pure and simple luxury. Built using local techniques and sustainable materials, they run on solar power and are furnished using vintage leather, cotton and canvas—a nod to old-world safari days. Designed to completely immerse you in the vast landscape, each has an indoor and outdoor shower, a comfortable lounge and a verandah, all with stunning views over the plains.

Day 7-9
LIUWA PLAINS: KING LEWANIKA
Spend 3 nights exploring the Lower Zambezi. Each morning will begin with an early wake up call and optional tea and coffee before heading out on game drive or your morning walk. You will return to camp at around 11am in time for a communal brunch and leisure time. Meet again for high tea at around 3pm before setting out for your afternoon safari and return at dusk for pre dinner drinks and dinner under the stars. You will be able to select your activities from game drives and bush walks, to canoeing and tigerish fishing activities.
Day 10
DEPARTURE

This morning you will enjoy breakfast at the camp, before your air transfer back to Lusaka