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South Luangwa & Victoria Falls with Remote Africa Safaris - Semi Customized

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View the South Luangwa from a different perspective in addition to game walks and game drives take a micro light flight from Tafika Camp. You will also visit the North Luangwa National Park, including a day trip to the Mwaleshi Falls has been rated by one travel writer as a top highlight in Zambia.

Day-by-day itinerary

Day 1 Depart the USA from your choice of gateway. FLY South African Airways to Johannesburg.

Day 2 Johannesburg: Airport Sun Intercontinental
Arrive into Johannesburg, after clearing customs make your own way to the hotel. Located 50 meters from the arrival and departure at Johannesburg International Airport. The hotel has 109 luxury guest rooms, 26 executive rooms, 2 executive suites, and 1 room for the disabled, 69 non-smoking rooms & 5 inter-leading rooms. Each room has air-conditioning, interactive TV System offering airline flight information, and satellite TV & pay movie channel. Each room also has direct dial telephone, voice mail, wake up call, modem connection, cell phone re-charger, express checkout, coffee & tea maker, hairdryer, minibar, attached bathroom with a separate shower and a separate closet. The hotel has a first class restaurant with an informal atmosphere, offering modern cuisine from breakfast through to late night a la carte dinning. The cocktail bar is an ideal meeting place for the international traveler. In-room dining with an optional “flight-friendly” menu is available. The hotel also has a health and fitness center, massage (by appointment), and indoor pool. Golf, tennis and IMAX Theater are all nearby.

Day 3 South Luangwa: Tafika Camp (BLD)
After breakfast, make your way to the International Terminal. FLY to Lusaka, where you will board your scheduled charter flight to Mfuwe. Arrive into Mfuwe, where you will be met by a camp representative and escorted to the lodge. The Luangwa Valley was formed by the same massive forces, which created the East African Rift. Located some 600 kilometers from Lusaka, the capital of Zambia, the vast South Luangwa National Park covers an area of 5,611 sq. miles and averages 1,968 feet in altitude. The meandering Luangwa River dominates the Valley floor. This river is dynamic and constantly changing its course. The resulting lagoons and sandbanks attract an abundance of wildlife. The birds, some 400 recorded species, are spectacular and colorful. With three distinct habitats, the river, the adjoining lagoons and the plains, there is a wide diversity of game. Tafika rests quietly besides the Luangwa River on 98 hectares of private land with great views up and down the river. It has 6 chalets constructed entirely from Local materials right down to the spacious three-quarter size beds. The golden thatched chalets with there own toilet and shower facilities nestle beneath the shade of huge leadwood trees blending softly with their surroundings. The open-air showers give new meaning to being under the stars. During the dry season game drives and walks are on offer, for the adventurous there is also the option of a microlight flight over the meandering Luangwa, soaring with eagles! For the more adventurous there is also mountain bike rides. Cultural Visits may be arranged to visit Mkasanga Village and its school. The remoteness of the camp creates a curious phenomenon: should you encounter another vehicle the immediate reaction is to study one another through binoculars, wildlife forgotten.

Day 4 South Luangwa Valley: Tafika Camp (BLD)
Enjoy a full day of game viewing. A typical day - if there is such a thing - starts with the wake up call just before dawn. Tea and coffee, cereals and toast are announced soon after, and then the walk or drive leaves the camp. A mid morning stop with tea/coffee and cake keeps you going until you return to the camp anytime between 9:30 am and mid-day. After brunch, there is a chance to rest, read or spend a few quite hours at the hide. At 4:00 pm, following afternoon tea and cake, the afternoon game drive or walk leaves the camp. The drive takes sundowners and continue with a night game drive returning to the camp at around 8:00 pm. Drinks at the bar, a delicious three course dinner and a nightcap sitting around the camp fire, under the stars finishes the day in the bush. Fall into bed at around 10:30 pm, as the hyenas call.

Day 5 South Luangwa Valley: Tafika Camp (BLD)
Enjoy a full day of game viewing.

Day 6 South Luangwa Valley: Tafika Camp (BLD)
Enjoy a full day of game viewing.

Day 7 NorthLuangwa Valley: Malaweshi Camp (BLD)
After a morning of game viewing and breakfast, FLY to Malaweshi. In the afternoon, enjoy a game drive. The game viewing along this route is excellent.  The Luangwa River must be forded before walking along the grass plains on the banks of the Mwaleshi.  The perennially flowing Mwaleshi is famous for its black manned lions, large herds of elephant and buffalo, and rarer species such as hartebeest, eland, reed buck and perhaps the elusive cheetah.  The setting is splendid, and the blue hills of the Mchinga's grow out of the shimmer of rising air from the grass plains as the safari approaches the escarpment base. F A comfortable bushcamp constructed of grass and pole was set up on a very scenic stretch of the Mwaleshi River, a clear water perennial stream feeding the Luangwa.  There is no electricity in camp and ablution facilities consist of two communal toilets, two communal showers and there are hand basins in the chalets.  The camp is in an area known for its abundant wildlife and in particular its large population of lion.  There are few roads and whilst it is possible to drive along the Mwaleshi flood plain we prefer to conduct most of our game viewing on foot.  There is an armed escort resident in camp.  A day trip to the Mwaleshi Falls has been rated by one travel writer as a top highlight in Zambia.

Day 8 North Luangwa Valley: Malaweshi Camp (BLD)
Enjoy a full day of game viewing.

Day 9 North Luangwa Valley: Malaweshi Camp (BLD)
Enjoy a full day of game viewing.

Day 10 Livingstone: Royal Livingstone (B)
After breakfast, transfer to Mfuwe for your charter flight to Livingstone via Lusaka. Arrive into Livingstone, where you will be met by an AfricaTours representative and escorted to the hotel.  The Royal Livingstone is a 5 Star resort located within the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park on the Zambian side of Victoria Falls.  Every detail has been lovingly crafted to create the impression of being in another place in time, a time of romance and adventure.   The bedrooms are two-story clusters inspired by the grand estate houses of a bygone era.  Each cluster comprises 10 en-suite air-conditioned rooms with private balconies and terraces that offer spectacular views of the great river and beyond.  Each room offers a quiet retreat from the ruggedness of Africa, with large shaded verandas and open spaces cooled by swirling fans and tall shutters.  The travelers bar and lounge is a place where guests can relax under thatched shade, decorated in harmonious greens, creams and ebony.  With its comfortable armchairs and low ottomans the lounge is a place to enjoy an impeccably served high tea or to linger longer over some fine port or cigar.  The a la carte restaurant will serve a range of exquisite delicacies from around the world.  The Royal Livingstone is a place to enjoy the majesties of Africa with all the charms of a bygone era.  It promises to introduce an unparalleled level of luxury, service and sophistication to the region.  DAY VISITOR CENTER: Located near the main road and in close proximity of the Zambezi Sun (sister property to The Royal Livingstone), this facility caters for day visitors to the Falls.  The center provides access to quick and easy booking for adventure activities such as white water rafting and bungee jumping.  The less adventurous might like to choose from sundowner cruises, game drives, bird watching and cycling safaris.

Day 11 Livingstone: Royal Livingstone (B)
This morning you will be met at the hotel for a private, guided tour of the Falls.  One of the seven natural wonders of the world the Victoria Falls is a truly spectacular sight.  On your guided tour, of the Zambian side, of the Falls you will have the opportunity to experience it’s awesome unspoilt grandeur as your guide explains how this 150-million-year-old phenomenon was created.  During peak flow (January to June) the Zambian side of the Falls is considered to be the most spectacular.

Day 12 Departure (B)
After a morning at leisure, transfer to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg and connecting South African Airways Flight to JFK.

Day 13 Arrive into the USA

Rates for the South Luangwa & Victoria Falls with Remote Africa Safaris - Semi Customized

Land, per person double occupancy

01 Oct '16 - 31 Oct '16 $11,605
01 Jun '17 - 30 Jun '17 $11,810
01 Jul '17 - 31 Jul '17 $12,105
01 Aug '17 - 30 Sep '17 $12,750
01 Oct '17 - 31 Oct '17 $12,105
Single Supplement $2,890

Land and Air from New York, per person double occupancy

01 Oct '16 - 31 Oct '16 $14,635
01 Jun '17 - 31 Jul '17 $15,735
01 Aug '17 - 30 Sep '17 $16,365
01 Oct '17 - 31 Oct '17 $15,445

Price Includes:

  • Accommodation for 10 nights
  • Meals as mentioned
  • Alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages at Kapani, Nsolo & Mchenja (except premium alcohol & champagne)
  • Game drives & Game park fees
  • Professional driver/guides
  • Charter flights from Lusaka – Mfuwe – Livingstone
  • All transfers
  • Laundry

Price Excludes:

  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages in Johannesburg & Livingstone
  • Laundry in Johannesburg & Livingstone
  • Trip Cancellation & Interruption Insurance
  • Zambia Visa Entry Fee of US $50 per person, to be paid at the port of entry (Livingstone) in US$.
  • Zambia departure tax ($25 per person, to be paid locally in US$)
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