14 Nov 2020 - 22 Nov 2020

Holden Safaris are delighted to prepare your safari itinerary to Zambia. Experience a culinary sensation on your safari with your private chef giving you insight into the culture of African cuisine, exploring methods of cooking over an open fire in the wild.  Experience a true wonder of nature!  Each year at this time, a family of elephants visit the Mfuwe Lodge, walking through the reception area to reach the wild mango trees on the front lawn.  Walking through the lodge was pioneered more than 20 years ago by the legendary matriarch named "Wonky Tusk". She is longer part of the herd, but her family continue this annual visit to the lodge, entering the same way as other visitors - through the main lobby!


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  • Passport and Visa Requirements
  • Health Precautions
  • Itinerary Summary
  • Baggage Restrictions
  • Tipping Guidelines
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  • Jim Holden - President - Holden Safaris - Newport Beach CA + 1 949-500-0094
  • Vivienne Holden - Holden Safaris - Durban South Africa - + 27 (0) 82 882 5056
  • Nick Aslin - Zambian Ground Handlers - + 260 977 747048
  • Evie - Zambian Ground Handlers - +260 965 989229
  • Note:  Easy way to communicate with family back home besides email is to use Whatsapp. WhatsApp is free to download messenger app for smartphones. WhatsApp uses the internet to send messages, images, audio or video.


  • Passport and visa are required to enter Zambia
  • Passport must be valid for at least six months after the intended date of departure from Zambia
  • Passport to include two blank visa pages 
  • Visas can be obtained on entry to Zambia
  • Single entry visa into Zambia $50
  • Please have correct denomination, undamaged and relatively new (+-5 yrs) dollar bills available for payment of visa


  • Malaria is prevelant in some of the areas to be visited. Please consult your physician for suitable anti-malaria medication
  • No Yellow Fever inoculations are required for entry into Zambia direct from the USA


14 Nov 2020 - Arrival in Lusaka

  • Meet and assistance on arrival at Lusaka Airport
  • Transfer to the Latitude Hotel
  • Welcome cocktail drinks and snacks at the hotel with Nick Aslin
  • Overnight: Latitude Hotel

15 Nov 2020

  • Breakfast at Latitude Hotel
  • 09:00am: Road transfer to Lusaka Airport
  • 10:30am: Private Charter flight to Royal Airstrip (approximate 30 minute flight)
  • Met on arrival at the airstrip and transferred to lodge
  • Lunch on arrival
  • Afternoon at leisure
  • Sunset cruise
  • Dinner at the lodge with your private chef
  • Overnight: Royal Zambezi Lodge

16 Nov 2020

  • Morning game viewing
  • Lavish breakfast spread on a wilderness flood plain
  • Return to the lodge
  • Lunch with private chef
  • Visit to K9 anti-poaching unit
  • Afternoon game viewing with sundowners
  • Dinner at the lodge with your private chef
  • Overnight: Royal Zambezi Lodge

17 Nov 2020

  • Early breakfast at the lodge
  • Depart on a Cultural and Community visit at Chiawa Village  (minimum 2 pax) - 45 minute boat ride to the village.
  • Spend approximately 2.5hrs @ the village before returning to the lodge.
  • Lunch under a shady baobab tree
  • Afternoon game viewing and sundowners
  • Dinner at the lodge with your private chef
  • Overnight : Royal Zambezi Lodge

18 Nov 2020

  • Enjoy a morning bush walk. From the lodge you will be taken by boat to the area where you start the bush walk. On your way, you will learn from the guides what wildlife came down to the river overnight, help look for spoor and the guides will interpret what activity happened at the riverbank area the previous evening. 
  • After the walk you head back to the drop-off point on the river bank for tea/coffee and snacks.
  • Return to lodge for brunch
  • Afternoon game viewing with sundowners and canapes specially prepared by your private chef
  • Dinner near the riverbank to enjoy an interactive African feast prepared over an open fire
  • Return to the lodge
  • Overnight: Royal Zambezi Lodge

19 Nov 2020

  • Breakfast at the lodge
  • Transfer to Royal Airstrip
  • Charter flight to Lusaka Airport (30 minutes)
  • Scheduled flight to Mfuwe Airport
  • Met on arrival at Mfuwe Airport for road transfer to Mfuwe Lodge (45 minute road transfer)
  • Lunch on arrival
  • High Tea
  • Afternoon game viewing and sundowners
  • Dinner
  • Overnight: Mfuwe Lodge

20 Nov 2020

  • Morning game viewing or bush walk
  • Return to the lodge for brunch
  • High Tea
  • Afternoon game viewing and sundowners
  • Dinner
  • Overnight: Mfuwe Lodge

21 Nov 2020

  • 08:00am: Breakfast
  • 09:00am : Visit to Tribal Textiles and batik demonstration
  • 10:30am: Local Community school visit - Chiwawatala
  • 11:30am: Visit to Project Luwanga craft store
  • 12:30am: Return to the lodge for lunch
  • 3:00pm: High Tea
  • 3:30/4:00pm: Afternoon game viewing and sundowners
  • Evening farewell dinner
  • Overnight: Mfuwe Lodge

22 Nov 2020

  • Breakfast at the lodge
  • Morning game viewing
  • Lunch
  • Transfer to Mfuwe Airport
  • Scheduled flight to Lusaka Airport
  • Assistance with check-in for international departure


  • Proflight Zambia: Lusaka to Livingstone 23kg per person
  • Lusaka to Mfuwe/Jeki/Royal : Light aircraft : one bag per passenger up to 15 kgs per person
  • 5 kgs hand luggage per passenger on all flights


NOTE: Tips have been included in the tour cost but  you may include additional tips at your discretion based on personal satisfaction

  • Porters US$ 1 per person per day.
  • Waiters US$ 2 per person per day
  • Driver guide US$ 10 per person per day
  • Normally the guide/ranger is tipped separately in order to show your appreciation and the guide/ranger tip can be made at the end of your stay in each location.
  • At many camps there will be a tipping box at checkout or you can give to the manager to share with Camp staff

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Latitude 15° Lusaka

1 night


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15 Nov 2020

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Royal Zambezi Lodge Lower Zambezi

4 nights


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19 Nov 2020

day 5

Mfuwe Lodge South Luangwa National Park

3 nights


19 Nov 2020


B&B: Bed and Breakfast

FB+: Full Board Plus - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

Lusaka: Latitude 15°

The Veranda and Pool The Lounge The Veranda and Pool

Lower Zambezi: Royal Zambezi Lodge

South Luangwa National Park: Mfuwe Lodge

Mfuwe Lodge Mfuwe Lodge Mfuwe Lodge

Fast Facts

9 Days / 8 Nights

Included / Excluded


  • Meet and Greet on arrival in Livingstone
  • All transfers in Zambia
  • Accommodation B & B (Latitude Hotel)
  • Laundry (not included at Latitude Hotel)
  • Internal light aircraft flights
  • Scheduled flights
  • English speaking guides

Royal Zambezi Lodge

  • Fully inclusive
  • Game viewing activities
  • National Park Fees and conservation levies
  • Drinks (local brands) at Royal Zambezi Lodge  
  • 4 day African Food Safari at Royal Zambezi Lodge
  • Visit to the Chiawa Village (Royal Zambezi Lodge)
  • Visit to K-9 Unit
  • Game drives

Mfuwe Lodge

  • All meals and accommodation
  • Local drinks (drinks for own account at Mfuwe Lodge)
  • Guided tour to local school, Tribal Textiles and Project Luwanga
  • Game Drives
  • National Park Fees and conservation levies


Visa fees
Own purchases
Drinks at Mfuwe Lodge



Lusaka: Latitude 15°

The Veranda and Pool The Lounge The Veranda and Pool

Lower Zambezi: Royal Zambezi Lodge

South Luangwa National Park: Mfuwe Lodge

Mfuwe Lodge Mfuwe Lodge Mfuwe Lodge
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