Safari in Zambia and Botswana into the wild

WHAT WE WILL SEE

Safari in Zambia and Botswana into the wild.

CHOBE NATIONAL PARK, BOTSWANA

The northern Botswana, where the Chobe River meets the mighty Zambezi River. With more than 11,000 km2, the Chobe park is bordered from the river that has a concentration and diversity of wildlife that has no equal in the country.

THE REAL AFRICA, ZAMBIA

In the land of the legendary “walking safari”, the spectacular Victoria Falls and the wild Zambezi River, Zambia is known as one of the most welcoming countries in southern Africa. They call it “the real Africa”. Zambia has recently been awarded the title of the most stable country and peaceful Africa.

KAFUE NATIONAL PARK, ZAMBIA

We will enter the beginning of the green season in the pristine Kafue national park (see our Kafue Flickr gallery).  There we will have the possibility to organize both the boat safari on the Kafue River and the magnificent off-road safaris, where increase the chances of spotting leopards, hyenas, but also serval and the rare wild cat. The Kafue is the second largest national park in Africa and chances to see a leopard during the night safari is very high.

VICTORIA FALLS NATIONAL PARK, ZAMBIA

Finally, the Victoria Falls. The Victoria Falls have been included among the seven wonders of the planet; the largest mass of falling water in the world are here, between Zambia and Zimbabwe. The falls extend for two kilometers and are thrown from a height of over 100 meters. One of the strengths of nature events that most impressed us, protected by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

LUSAKA AND LIVINGSTONE, THE FIRST CAPITAL OF ZAMBIA

The rhythms of big cities like Lusaka or Livingstone, the first capital of Zambia. Livingstone, the former colonial capital of Zambia, today lives on tourism and the various activities related to the visit to the waterfalls. For the more adventurous it is not difficult to arrange bungee jumping, rafting or helicopter rides over the falls!

DURATION: 10 days. Possibility of extensions on the beautiful beaches of Lake Malawi, Indian Ocean in Tanzania or in the Okavango Delta in Botswana or in Namibia.

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DAY 1, LUSAKA, ZAMBIA

Arrival in Lusaka, vibrating capital of Zambia around 12:20 or so. Customs formalities. Meeting with the staff of Africa Wild Truck and transfer to a pleasant lodge located in a green area near the city. Owls are at home in the woods and the African atmosphere is guaranteed: we chose the bush for a capital city like Lusaka, to fully enjoy the spectacle of nature. The hills around the capital are still wild and rich nature. Dinner at the lodge, a la carte *[Write us to get the lodge list]

DAY 2, LUSAKA - kafue NATIONAL PARK

Traveling to the Kafue National Park, second largest park in Africa, through a buffer zone. We  will arrive on the banks of the Kafue River. The Kafue is as great as beautiful park. The animals will already be visible because the lodge chosen is on the banks of the river. First safari in the afternoon. Full board

DAY 3, KAFUE national park

Starting at dawn for the morning safari, when the light is best to follow the traces of felines and try to even spot cheetahs, one of the few African parks of the southern area where you can spot it. Return to camp and relax. At night, a night safari to see the predators during the hunt. With the spotlight of the light, which is fitted to the means that we will use for the safari, we can photograph animals in a very original way. Here we saw the lion cubs drink with family, many hyenas, leopards and generally predators in full swing. Overnight as the night before, in lodge. Full board

DAY 4,  KAFUE - Lusaka

Starting at dawn towards Lusaka, a must to reach Livingstone and the Victoria Falls National Park. This is a transfer day; arrival at the lodge out of town, as the first night. Bed and breakfast

Day 5,  LUSAKA - VICTORIA FALLS NATIONAL PARK

From Lusaka to the south, toward the first capital of Livingstone. Our lodge is located inside the Victoria Falls National Park, on the border with Zimbabwe. Arrive late afternoon, accommodation in the lodge. The column of steam reaches 500 m in height and the front of the waterfall that separates Zambia from Zimbabwe is almost two kilometers long. Water falls from a height of over 100 meters: a unique show that has moved by its immensity. The falls are part of the Mosi O Tunya National Park in Zambia and Victoria Falls National Park in Zimbabwe, and is protected by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Overnight at the lodge. Bed and breakfast

Day 6, VICTORIA FALLS NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast, day tour to the Victoria Falls, one of the most famous natural attractions in the world. The falls fall from a front along almost 2 km in a narrow gorge 107 m below. Overnight as the previous night. Bed and breakfast

*[Write us to get the lodge list]

Day 7,  LIVINGSTONE - CHOBE NATIONAL PARK

The experience of Chobe National Park, on open 4x4 vehicles, adapted for safari and boat.

After entering Botswana, customs formalities, meeting at the Kazungula border, where we proceed to enter the park with a boat ride in the park, where it is not difficult to spot crocodiles and hippos, but also herbivores make their way between elephants and buffalo in addition to an incredible birdlife.

On the islands there are puku, lechwe, kudu, impala and waterbuck. Lunch is served at the camp, and tea and coffee are included.

After about an hour of relaxation, we go on a game drive by jeep, on open vehicles and adapted for safaris: the chances of spotting the big cats increased. Return to the camp just after sunset for a drink and for dinner and overnight camping under the stars. Full board

Day 8,  CHOBE NATIONAL PARK

Rise early to not miss the morning safari, back when some predators are active. A cup of tea or coffee and fast it goes. Return to camp for lunch, or as it is called in these parts, "bush brunch" and shower.

Then an afternoon safari to spot predators and other animals such as elephants and buffalo and return to camp for dinner. Night under the stars camping. Full board

Day 9, CHOBE NATIONAL PARK - LIVINGSTONE

Rise early and after a quick breakfast, a last safari in 4x4 groped for a special watch! In the early morning we will cross the border Kasane / Kazungula to enjoy an extra day in Livingstone, the former capital and colonial outpost. Visit the museum, dated 1930, the oldest museum in Zambia. In the afternoon visit to the pleasant market. Among activities we offer, ranging from the most classic to the most daring boat safaris, rafting, bungee jumping ... the opportunity to see the falls from above, by helicopter, rhino walking, 4x4 safaris within the Victoria Falls park or, for those who want, you can arrange a visit to the Falls from the Zimbabwean side, for a full view of the falls. Overnight at the lodge. Bed and breakfast. (For those who want there is a possibility to extend the trip to Okavango Delta)

DAY 10, LIVINGSTONE - INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT

Transfer to the airport for your international flight back home.

 

ATTENDANCE FEE: 3150 Euro

incluse VAT 16,5%, Tourism Levy 1%

PARTiCIPANTS: MIN 6, MAX 12

 

DISCOUNTS

The following discounts are possible:

  • Discount of 40Euro per day if you decide to camp
  • family discounts: for children and young boys/girls under 12 years
  • 100Usd for travelers who already took part at least in a travel with AFRICA WILD TRUCK (minum base of 4 persons)
  • groups discount

Discounts are subject to variations and can't be combined together.

THE FEE INCLUDES

  • English speaking guides authorized by Minister of Tourism
  • all transports, to and from the airport, road taxes
  • all game drives activities (4 safari nel Kafue, e 5 safari nel Chobe )
  • Entry fee inside Chobe 3 days, Kafue 3 days and Vic Falls  1 day
  • all overnights in comfort lodges as per program (see page 3). Two nights in a tent in the bush. Possibility to vary some nights from lodge to tent.
  • The camping equipment is included (spacious tents, mattresses)
  • All meals - breakfasts, lunches and dinners where indicated Full board (again, apart from Lusaka and Livingstone)
  • 50 US dollars that AWT entirely donates to AROUND AWT (see page 11)
  • VAT (16,5%),  TOURISM LEVY (1%) and government taxes.

THE FEE DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • flights
  • Botswana  and Zambian Visa
  • Single supplement (15%)
  • Euroassistance/Globy or similar travel insurance (cancellation, luggage, health insurance highly advisable – it is possible to stipulate it with the above cited agency or online – write to us, we will help you to find the best solution!)
  • drinks
  • Meals where indicated bed and breakfast
  • any possible personal expense
  • tips
  • anything not expressly specified under "The fee includes"

BOOK!

Contact info@africawildtruck.com to book or to ask informations.

HEALTH

At the moment it is essential to bring the yellow booklet that certifies the vaccine to enter Zambia. Write us with any questions and advice.

We suggest making these vaccines:

  • tetanus
  • typhoid fever
  • hepatitis A and B

Concerning malaria, disease transmitted by the bite of the female Anopheles mosquito, its prevention is accomplished, first of all, with a mechanic prevention i.e. avoiding getting stung, following these rules:

  • sleeping under mosquito tents
  • using insecticide to get rid of possible mosquitos
  • after sunset, when mosquitos are more active, avoiding leaving parts of the body uncovered, wearing light-coloured long trousers and long-sleeve shirts, because dark colors attract mosquitos and spraying parts of the body uncovered with Autan Extreme

For the use of any possible antimalarial drugs we suggest that you consult your Public Health Service; health norms change very rapidly.

 

Required documents and Visa

It is necessary to have a passport valid for at least 6 months after departure date with at least two free pages; for the entrance in Botswana or in Zambia check out with your Embassy.  Write us for more informations

CLOTHING

  • comfortable trekking shoes
  • technical sandals
  • easy to dry slippers for the shower
  • windbreaker
  • k-way
  • sweatshirt/pile
  • cotton/linen long trousers
  • cotton/linen long sleeve shirts
  • cotton T-shirts
  • bathing suit
  • panty
  • belly pack for passport
  • sunglasses
  • cap

OTHER

  • towel
  • sleeping bag
  • binoculars
  • head torch-light
  • water bottle
  • camera/videocamera/spare batteries!!
  • passport photocopy and 2 passport photos
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