Lions, leopards and hippos – oh my! On safari in Zambia, discover a wilderness of plains and rivers called home by some of the most impressive wildlife in the world. From zebra to warthog and the countless number of bird species in the sky and along the river banks, your daily wildlife-viewing by foot, 4×4 open land cruiser, boat and canoe gives you rare access to this untamed part of the world. Experience the unparalleled excitement of tracking leopard and lion on foot in South Luangwa National Park and discover the wealth of wildlife that inhabit the banks and islands of the Lower Zambezi National Park. At night, return to the safari chic comfort of your beautiful lodges where you can view elephant and antelope drinking from the river.
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roaming the plains, predators skulking in the shadows and primordial drama in every vale. The park has over 60 mammal species, including 14 different antelope species, one of the densest populations of leopard in Southern Africa and huge prides of lions. The Valley is home to 400 of Zambia’s 732 bird species, including 39 birds of prey and 47 migrant species. Thorneycroft giraffe, endemic to this park, buffalo, antelope, crocodile and elephant are never in short supply. The park is famous for walking safaris, and on foot, your professional guide can show you not only the big animals, but also the little things such as dung beetles, chameleons, animal spoor, and so much more, all with their own story to tell. Your historic game lodge is set in amongst lush primeval forest and was once the personal retreat of Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda. The hilltop location affords superlative wildlife viewing opportunities from the comfort of the verandahs and magnificent views all the way down to the river. Maintaining its original colonial style with a majestic arched entrance, huge colonial-style lounge and grand dining room, all ten elegant suites are decorated in the same understated elegance as years gone by. With large French windows and private terraces overlooking the valley, you can do your own game viewing from the comfort of your Victorian suite. Because of the location of your lodge, you have the privilege of being able to also go on night game drives in search of leopard, hyena and bush baby. SANCTUARY CHICHELE PRESIDENTIAL LODGE.
PRICING: Per person, based on double occupancy
Apr 21-May 31; Nov 1-15$9,995
Apr 21-May 31; Nov 1-15$10,595
Maximum group size: 18 travelers. Chongwe only has 9 tents and Kafunta 8 chalets and 2 luxury suites.
YOUR JOURNEY INCLUDES:
- All flights within Zambia between parks.
- Superior accommodations throughout as indicated or similar.
- All meals while on safari. Other meals as specified in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
- All wildlife viewing by 4×4 open vehicles, driven by professional rangers, by foot, boat or canoe.
- Specialist guide with a minimum of 10 travelers.
- Complimentary bottled water in vehicles and during meals.
- All applicable hotel/lodge taxes and gratuities for baggage handling.
- All park entry fees.
- Complimentary baggage tags and passport wallet
- Complimentary emergency evacuation insurance