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Zambia North East – 9 Nights

Zambia North East – 9 Nights

Combining ethical adventure travel with making a difference, African adventurer and humanitarian, Carla Geyser, delivers an exhilarating, once-in-a-lifetime experience 10 day expedition in the heart of Mama Africa. Carla leads an exclusive group of intrepid travellers seeking an authentic African experience in Zambia. Africa is truly the one place on Earth where you’re guaranteed to fall in love with raw, magnetic natural beauty. It is an intoxicating mix of sights and sounds, wildlife and natural splendour that enthrals, captivates and will literally take your breath away. Our JWP Expedition is a unique once-off bespoke adventure spanning into the magnificent South Luangwa area in Zambia, in search of wildlife. We will be working and meeting with the experienced conservation teams from Zambian Carnivore Programme (ZCP) and Conservation South Luangwa (CSL) who are working every day to promote biodiversity and wildlife education. Funds raised will benefit ZCP and CSL in the important work they do.

One departure only 

Date: 5th to 14th October 2021
9 nights/10 days

HIGHLIGHTS Some of the extraordinary experiences you can look forward to as part of this group of eco-travellers includes: 

  • 9 nights/10 days in Zambia 
  • An authentic unique wilderness experience with conservation project(s) that we are raising funds for 
  • Meeting leading conservationists and hearing about their work and projects 
  • Game Drive(s)/ Game Walks through the unbelievable South Luangwa (Zambia) in search of the Big Five in their untouched magnificent habitat 
  • Sunset cruise on the almighty Zambezi river in Livingstone 
  • Visiting one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World, Victoria Falls, known locally as Mosi-Oa-Tunya or “the smoke that thunders” 
  • Making lifelong friendships with other people from around the world who are just as passionate about making a difference in Africa as you are 
  • Enjoying an exceptionally organised once-in-a-lifetime African experience where all logistical details are taken care of for you. 
  • Raising money for conservation projects. 

Single occupancy can be arranged on request

Day 1
DAY 1 – Lusaka to Mfuwe

After arriving early in Lusaka you will need catch a connecting flight to Mfuwe with Proflight Zambia. On arrival at Mfuwe you will be collected by one of our accommodation guides and taken to camp. Depending on your time of arrival, you will arrive in camp in time for dinner and brief. There are several “big 5” destinations in Africa. But few of them can offer the true wilderness feel, professional guiding and diverse habitats that the South Luangwa National Park offers.

Day 2
DAY TWO - South Luangwa

It’s an early start in the mornings; we offer you an early breakfast of toast and cereal, tea and coffee from 5.30am before you head out at 6.00am on a morning game drive, further exploring the park, taking the sightings as they come, with your guide detailing all you are seeing and adding interesting observations drawn from his years of experience in the Park. You will head back to camp at around 10.00am, in time for breakfast or a brunch/lunch type meal – whichever you would prefer is fine in our a la carte restaurant. Then there is time to relax during the heat of the day, enjoying a dip in the pool perhaps or a siesta after your early start?

You will usually head off into the Park at 4pm, to start exploring this magnificent wilderness. Our guides take huge pride in their work, being able to identify numerous alarm calls and to track animals and try to anticipate their next move so as to position you for the best sightings. As the sun starts to dip towards the horizon, your guide will find a good spot to stop so you can stretch your legs and watch the sun set with a cold drink in hand... Then, once it’s nearly dark, you will carry on game-viewing with a spotlight, searching for some of our interesting nocturnal residents, like the leopard, lion, porcupine, civet, genet, owls and hyaena. You will return to camp at around 20h00 in time for dinner and to relive your sightings with us!

Day 3
DAY THREE – South Luangwa

Today we continue with our activities BUT we also get to visit one of our projects we are raising funds for. Conservation South Luangwa (CSL) – Their mission is to work with community and conservation partners in the protection of the wildlife and habitats of the South Luangwa ecosystem. Their vision is the long term survival of wildlife and habitats in South Luangwa under the custodianship of the Zambian people. We will meet the K9 unit and anti-poaching teams and also the wildlife vet.

Day 4
DAY FOUR – South Luangwa

Today we get to spend time with the team from Zambian Carnivore Programme (ZCP). The Zambian Carnivore Programme (ZCP) is a Zambian-registered non-profit organization dedicated to conserving large carnivores and the ecosystems they reside in through a combination of conservation science, conservation actions, and a comprehensive education and capacity-building effort.

Day 5
DAY FIVE/SIX/SEVEN – South Luangwa

Today we transfer to Kuyenda Bush Camp. Kuyenda is the simplest of bushcamps, yet undeniably charming and it epitomizes the old charm of bygone safaris in Africa. There are only four simple, grass thatched rondavels which are set on the edge of a grassy plain, surrounded by seemingly out of place palm trees. The camp site was chosen by Phil Berry who lived in the Luangwa for more than 30 years, for the diverse landscapes found within walking distance of camp. Here you will concentrate on walking safaris, although game drives and night drives are also possible, but the highlight is to walk in this unspoilt area, exploring the nearby salt pans where game come for the mineral rich grazing, the dry river bed of the Manzi river where elephant dig for water, the mopane woodland, the riverine habitat along the Luangwa river and the open plains just behind camp.

Day 8
DAY EIGHT - South Luangwa to Livingstone

Early start to get you transferred back to Mfuwe airport for your flight back to Livingstone. Situated in Livingstone, on the Northern banks of the Zambezi River, The Victoria Falls Waterfront offers accommodation within 10 km of Victoria Falls. The property features an outdoor pool and spa center. Some units feature a seating area and / or balcony. Bed linen is featured. The lodge features 2 swimming pools, beautiful gardens and a large deck with a restaurant and bar overlooking the river. The Victoria Falls Waterfront offers a sauna and fitness center, and also has a shop, internet cafe and shared TV lounge.

Day 9
DAY NINE – Livingstone

Our morning starts off with a guided visit to Victoria Falls. It is located on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe and is considered to be one of the world's largest waterfall due to its width of 1,708 metres (5,604 ft). It is one of the natural seven wonders of the world. Truly spectacular. On arrival clients will be met by members of a magnificent herd of rescue elephant for a once-in-a-lifetime meeting. Experience an unforgettable close encounter with these gentle giants and a hosted informative viewing of the herd around the vicinity of the venue.

From US $8155 per person

  • All accommodation
  • All meals & water in itinerary
  • National Park fees & bed levies where applicable
  • Local Transfer Flights

Excludes

  • Any International Flights & any necessary transfers to get to the start/finish of the expedition
  • Any visas & border costs
  • Alcoholic drinks & snacks – other than specified above
  • Any personal expenses
  • Comprehensive travel insurance (*Compulsory*)
  • Extra nights’ accommodation (pre/ post expedition in Lusaka & Livingstone)
  • Any extra activities not mentioned in itinerary

You can send your inquiry via the form below.