Accommodated in the most wildlife-rich regions of Zambia, this safari vacation offers great game viewing activities such as game drives, walking safaris, Zambezi River safaris and cultural visits to the local villages. A tour of the Victoria Falls is an experience that will leave you in awe of the splendor of nature. The lodges and camps that you will visit all enjoy superb locations, personalized service and numerous activities.
Fly from Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport, formerly Livingstone Airport, to Mfuwe Airport, where a lodge representative will welcome you and drive you to Sanctuary Puku Ridge Camp in a 2-hour game viewing opportunity. After settling in to your suite in a private location in the South Luangwa, you are welcome to explore the lodge's facilities before preparing for a pre-safari lunch.
Your afternoon game viewing excursion might allow you special sightings of endemic species such as Thornicroft's Giraffe, Cookson's Wildebeest and Crayshay's Zebra. The area is known for its spectacular leopard sightings.
Afternoon game drives extend into the night for possible sightings of the nocturnal wildlife. Back at the lodge, you will be served a delicious dinner either at the central dining area or in an alfresco seating under the stars during a private dinner. Enjoy post-dinner drinks around the campfire before returning to your suite for an early night's rest.
An early wakeup call and a warm cup of coffee or tea will prepare you for a day of adventure in the bush. The South Luangwa is the home of the walking safari, a superb way to encounter the flora and smaller creatures of the bush. After your morning safari activity, you will return to the camp for a delicious brunch before enjoying some free time at your leisure.
Afternoon tea time will be served before you embark on a late afternoon game drive that lasts long enough to view the nocturnal creatures of the bush. Dinner is served back at the camp and can be accompanied by a selection of cocktails and drinks.
Once your taste buds have been satisfied, spend some time around the campfire as you listen to the sounds of an active bush and the sights of a ceiling of endless stars. A comfortable night's rest awaits back at your luxury suite.
After breakfast, you will be transported to your new destination - Sausage Tree Camp in the Lower Zambezi National Park. A road transfer will take you to Mfuwe Airport, where you will board a flight to an airstrip in the Lower Zambezi. A safari vehicle will then deliver you to the camp in a 60-minute game drive.
Mornings at this Zambia safari camp start with an early wakeup call and a quick breakfast, before the morning activity, which is a game drive, walking safari and bird watching opportunities, or a canoe excursion. Its position on the banks of the Zambezi River makes this Zambia safari lodge the ideal place for river safaris in boats and canoes, as well as fishing trips.
After the morning activity, return to camp for lunch and some leisurely time. Choose a book at the library or enjoy an optional spa treatment before meeting your guide for afternoon tea. Afternoons are spent fishing for the famous Zambezi Tiger fish, or navigating through the bush in a specialized safari vehicle in search of the nocturnal wildlife.
Sunset cruises offer the perfect background to enjoy sundowners and an amazing African sunset. Return to pre-dinner drinks around a campfire, before being served a combination between traditional African and classic dishes.
Dining can take place in a variety of optional places, such as the open air dining tent, on a private island in the middle of the Zambezi River, deep in the bush, or in the privacy of your private deck.
After breakfast and a morning activity, you will embark on an air transfer to a bush airstrip, and from there you will board a connecting flight to Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport in Livingstone. A guide will meet you and drive you to Sanctuary's Sussi & Chuma lodge. Spend some time exploring the lodge's facilities and secluded location before having lunch and continuing on to your afternoon safari activity.
The upper Zambezi is home to the predator-free Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park and its exhilarating game drives and walking safaris. Canoeing excursions, fishing trips and a sundowner cruise are water-based alternative game viewing activities. For a cultural experience, visit the local village and school to witness a typical day in Zambia.