Journey Solutions for Chook Enthusiasts & Safari Seekers!
Zambia has it all: amazing wildlife, dazzling scenery, and is property to some of the most notorious holiday break places in the overall environment! From the exclusive and splendid Victoria Falls, to a handful of of the finest safari vacations such as South Luangwa Nationwide Park, Lake Kariba and Kafue by picking this trip you are for sure about to embark on an adventure to be cherished for the rest of your daily life!
With an believed 740 chook species, the place is merely a Yard of Eden for fowl fans! The large mix of miombo woodland, grassy dambos, forests and wetlands is great terrain, which ensures great birding chances all through the year. In truth, Zambia is considered to have one of the maximum species-wealthy hen concentrations on the African continent!
In this 11 day Safari and Hen Observing Extraordinaire Combo you will vacation across the nation and be privileged enough to come upon a loaded variety of wildlife. Count on to see lions, elephants, buffalo, zebra, Red lechwe…and so significantly additional!
Are you prepared for the time of your daily life?! Zambia below we occur…
Day by Day Itinerary:
Working day 1: Arrival at Lusaka Intercontinental and transfer to Chaminuka Match Reserve Lodge, just outdoors the city. Immediately after a delectable mild meal lunch, you have the preference in between two routines: an afternoon all around the reserve (which presents match drives, bush walks and horseback safaris), OR a journey to Kalimba Crocodile Farm. Either way, anticipate to see lots of birds and wildlife (Chaminuka has around 300 species of birdlife), or enormous quantities of hungry crocs!:)
Day 2: Breakfast at Chaminuka and generate to Reduce Zambezi Countrywide Park, opposite the popular Mana Swimming pools Reserve in Zimbabwe. Continue to be at Sausage Tree Camp & canoeing in the afternoon. Unbelievable photo chances for birds, and thrilling close encounters with hippos, crocodiles, and thirsty animals together the river bank! Birds of Curiosity: Trumpeter hornbill, Meyer’s parrot, Lilian’s lovebird and Narina Trogon!
Day 3: Early video game drive and transfer to the shores of Lake Kariba. Afternoon Sundowner Cruise all-around the lake, beverages and light-weight treats incorporated. Right away at Spurwing Island (Zimbabwe). Hen Must Sees: Spurwing Geese of course, the majestic Fish-Eagle, the African Darter, and the Gymnogene (African Harrier-Hawk). Also be on the lookout for the considerable wildlife of the region the place elephants, masses of hippos, crocs, buffalo and waterbuck are kings!
Day 4: Early morning activity push in the Matusadona Countrywide Park, and continuation of the journey down south to arrive at “The Smoke That Thunders”: Victoria Falls, one of the world’s biggest purely natural wonders! Check out of the falls and lodging at The Royal Livingstone Hotel (5 Star British Old Style been there, simply just remarkable), recognized as the “grand outdated lady of the Falls!” Breathtaking watch of the Vic Falls, and private trail only 10 minutes away from the heavenly web-site. Make confident you have your raincoats all set as it will most very likely be a “moist” expertise!)
Working day 5: Wake-up contact at 6am for a limited stop by of the Mosi-oa-Tunya Countrywide Park, excellent for rhino sightings. After a usual “bacon and eggs” breakfast you will be heading for Zambia’s oldest and largest nationwide park: Kafue! Truly a fowl watchers paradise, with about 481 species ranging from aquatic birds to land specimens.
Lodging at Hippo Lodge, in thatched chalets or rustic safari tents overlooking the Kafue River. Remarkable match viewing in the Busanga plains, which prosper with crimson lechwe, puku, the solitary and unusual sitatunga, roan and sable antelope, zebra and dozens of other intriguing animals. Cat species this kind of as lion and cheetah are also pretty common! Intriguing Chicken Species: the endangered wattled crane, the Fulleborn’s longclaw, African finfoot, Pels fishing owl, Bohms bee-eater and 50 %-collared kingfisher.
Working day 6: Full working day within Kafue National Park. Birding safari and river cruise involved in the system. Game drives and going for walks safaris are also a likelihood. Fancy a rejuvenating sizzling spring dip in a one of a kind sand bottomed Jacuzzi? Anything at all is probable at Hippo Lodge! Your wish is our command!!!
Working day 7: Sport drive until eventually 9 am, breakfast at Hippo Lodge and departure for Lochinvar Nationwide Park. Lochinvar has outstanding birding potential clients, with more than 420 recorded hen species in a tiny a lot more than 428 sq. kilometers! That’s nearly just one chook species for each kilometer sq.!
Right away at The Lechwe Plains Tented Camp. Excursion highlights contain a exclusive mokoro (dugout canoe) outing, questing for Kafue lechwe and sitatungas! Look at Out Birds: pink backed and white pelicans, African skimmer, Baillon’s crake, osprey, secretary bird, etcetera.
Working day 8: Early departure by charter flight to the Bangweulu Swamps in the northern location of the nation! The location is household to the endemic Black lechwe and is one particular of the previous refuges of the remarkable Shoebill, a really huge stork-like hen. Your remain for the evening will be Shoebill Island Camp, which gives a panoramic view of the floodplain!
Times 9, 10 & 11: Last but not the very least, our closing vacation spot sends you to my favorite Zambia safari desired destination: South Luangwa Countrywide Park! By simple fact, quite a few professionals see it as one particular of the top rated wildlife game sanctuaries in the environment!
Lodging at the lavish Mfuwe Lodge! Each chalet has its very own en-suite toilet, and a splendid deck overlooking 1 of the lagoons. The lodge also has an open boma for distinctive meal evenings, and a campfire location for late and chilly evening chats less than the starlit African skies!
Normal birds of the location: yellow and saddle billed storks, open billed storks, black headed herons, ground hornbills, hammerkops and carmine bee-eaters!
– Upon arrival: Light lunch, afternoon nap and night time recreation travel. The Luangwa Valley is perfectly-known for its exceptional and occupied animal daily life right after dim. Keep your eyes open for strange species these as African civets, genets, porcupines and bushbabies! Also of curiosity are foraging hippos, hyenas and leopards (amazing region for these elusive cats)!
– Working day 10: Early game drive, copious breakfast and going for walks safari all-around the lodge space. A next night generate is encouraged, whilst it is up to you truly!
– Working day 11: Packing up and en route for Lusaka Global Airport!