Day 1: South Luangwa National Park

On arrival at Mfuwe airport you will be met and assisted for road transfer to Thornicroft Lodge where you will spend the next 4 nights.

Your Ntanda Safari Pack will be waiting for you in your room.

Spend some time to relax and freshen up before your first activity in South Luangwa - a unique experience enjoyed by very few.

Village Walking Tour and a visit to Project Luangwa is a charity run by a group of lodges. The aim is to help local communities improve their long-term economic prospects, whilst avoiding a negative impact on the environment and wildlife. Project Luangwa sponsors pupils and teacher training, Building and renovating classrooms, providing exercise books, furniture, teaching aids and text books, Building and populating school libraries.

Do stop at the Baobab Shop directly opposite Project Luangwa this ladies group is independently run so a great project to support. The ladies got together and received some training in sewing. As always there were a few who excelled and they started to make bags, boxer shorts, hats, hippo and elephant soft toys and all sorts. About 6 months ago we managed to finance enclosing it. Interestingly the walls are built from eco bricks (bottles stuffed with plastic).


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Expert tips

The projects you will visit today have a commitment to the people of the South Luangwa and work closely with the local community to support conservation, education and generate a sustainable source of income to the locals.

Activities and Services

Village Walk and Project Luangwa

Day 2: South Luangwa National Park

It's an early but very exciting start this morning. Wake-up call at 5H00. After a light snack with tea & coffee we depart for a morning drive at 06H00.  All game drives are taken in open game viewing vehicles, to optimize your pleasure and experience. Drinks and snacks are taken along for your enjoyment whilst in the park. Depending on game sightings, we return to the lodge around 10H00.

Brunch / Lunch is served at 11H30.

Spend some time at leisure,  order a selection of drinks  and unwind in the cozy lounge or by the "Zambia" shaped swimming pool.

15H00 meet for afternoon tea before you head out for our afternoon/ night drive at 15H30 - returning to the lodge at 19H30. 

Evening Dinner

 

Expert tips

For moments of leisure, we use the riverbank as much as we can: This is our 24 hour wide-screen experience! There's a constant interest as animals come to the water's edge on the opposite bank to drink or even to bathe in the river. We have comfortable chairs on the bank for you so you can relax and take it all in.

Activities and Services

Morning Game Drive

Afternoon / Evening Game Drive

Day 3: South Luangwa National Park

Awake to the noisy calls of the birds and hopefully the grunting hippos.

Breakfast and morning game drive.

You will return in time for brunch.

15H00 meet for afternoon tea before you head out for our afternoon/ night drive at 15H30 - returning to the lodge at 19H30. 

Evening Dinner

   

Expert tips

Enquire to upgrade your game drive to a walking safari. This experience will get all your senses tingling and let you see the small and the green 5.  

Activities and Services

Morning Game Drive

Afternoon / Evening Game Drive

Day 4: South Luangwa National Park

Wake-up call at 5H00. After a light snack with tea & coffee we depart for a morning drive at 06H00.  All game drives are taken in open game viewing vehicles, to optimize your pleasure and experience. Drinks and snacks are taken along for your enjoyment whilst in the park. Depending on game sightings, we return to the lodge around 10H00.

Brunch / Lunch is served at 11H30.

Return to the lodge for brunch, followed by an afternoon rest, swim.

Tea time at 15H00 then head out for your afternoon/ night drive at 15H30 - returning to the lodge at 19H30. Evening Dinner

    

Expert tips

Enquire to upgrade your game drive to a private guide and vehicle.

Activities and Services

Morning Game Drive

Afternoon / Evening Game Drive

Day 5: Chirundu

It is now time to say goodbye to this pristine wilderness and move on to the Lower Zambezi.

After breakfast you will be assisted for road transfer to Mfuwe airport for your scheduled flight from Mfuwe to royal airstrip in Lower Zambezi.

Your flight departs  Mfuwe airport at 11h30 and lands Royal Airstrip at 13h00.

Check-in to your river front chalet and spend some leisure time before your afternoon activity - 2 hour sunset boat cruise, enjoy some game viewing and sundowners on the Zambezi River. 

   

Expert tips

Time permitting  visit Tribal Textiles  work shop for some souvenir shopping on the way to Mfuwe airport to catch your flight.

Please arrange this directly with the lodge. 

Activities and Services

Sunset Cruise

Day 6: Chirundu

Wake up and enjoy a hearty breakfast. Meet your canoe guide for the safety briefing, pack up and embark on your adventure down the Zambezi River for a half day (enquire for full day) canoe safari. Enjoy a packed picnic lunch whilst on the river. Dinner at the lodge.

  

Activities and Services

Half Day Canoe Trip

Day 7: Chirundu

After breakfast take a guided walk to the nearby Farao Community village to experience the local culture. Enjoy lunch and relax by the pool. Afternoon activity – visit the baobab forest and enjoy a moderate hike to a cave in the mountains that is home to a colony of bats. Explore inside and enjoy the elevated views over the forest. Return to the lodge early evening, dinner and a toast to the end of your adventure.

 

Activities and Services

Community Village Tour

Visit Baobab Forest

Day 8: Livingstone

Today is your last morning in Lower Zambezi  after breakfast is your road transfer to Royal Airstrip for your scheduled flight to Livingstone.

On arrival at Livingstone airport you will be met  by a representative for your road transfer to Ngoma Zanga Lodge.

 Spend some time at leisure before your first activity in Livingstone.

You will be collected for a road transfer to Victoria Falls Waterfront Lodge for your sunset cruise on the  Makumbi.  

Expert tips

Sunset Cruise: The boats leave from the Waterfront and travel along the border of the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park to Siloka Island before heading back along the same route. The trip takes around three hours in total, during which guests can enjoy snacks beverages from the complementary on-board bar; keep their eyes peeled for elephants, giraffe and the occasional rhino on the riverbanks, crocs and hippos in the water, and birds flitting through the air or nesting in the riverside trees; or simply kick back and take in the natural beauty.

Activities and Services

Reference No: sunset cruise

Included

Sunset cruise on Makumbi includes drinks and a light BBQ dinner.

Day 9: Livingstone

Today you visit the world famous Victoria Falls known by the locals as "Mosi-oa- Tunya " meaning the smoke that thunders.

Take some time to visit the market while at the falls.

We have got some great village tours and activities available for you to choose from. Have a look at the list and let us know which to book for you. 

Chobe Day Trip Royal Livingstone Express

Expert tips

Highly recommended Elephant Café Dinner at Zambia's best restaurant. 

Road transfer: From USD195 per person 

Speedboat transfer: From USD240 per person 

The Elephant Café is exactly what its name suggests, feeding and interaction with rescued elephants followed by  fine dining and drinks.

Activities and Services

15 Minutes Helicopter River Over Victoria Falls

Rhino Safari in Mosi-ao-Tunya National Park

Livingstone Island Devil's Pool

Village Tours

Recommended

Included

  • Tour of Victoria falls including entry fees.

Day 10: End of Itinerary

Enjoy breakfast at the lodge before checking out and being transferred  to Livingstone airport for your onward flight.

At this point, you’re free to return home or to go on to alternate destinations.  Let us know if you would like to spend an extra day in Livingstone.

Let us know how we can assist you further.

Royal Livingstone Express

Recommended

15 minutes Helicopter ride over Victoria Falls

Village Tour

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