Zambia Walking Safari

Zambia Walking Safari

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15 Days
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$3807

$3617

Zambia Walking Safari

15 Days Starting in PWVM+W32, Mfuwe, Zambia and ending in Lusaka ZM ZM, Lusaka 10101, Zambia

Visiting: South Luangwa National Park, Luambe National Park, North Luangwa Pontoon, North Luangwa National Park North Gate, Kapishya Hot Springs, Mutinondo Wilderness, Bangweulu Swamps, Kasanka National Park

Tour operator:

Bundu Safaris Ltd

Tour code:

WS

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

4 - 12

Physical rating:

Low, Easy

Age range:

12-80

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Vegans, Meat, Gluten Free

Tour operated in:
English , German
Trip Styles:

Safari Tours, Small Group

Activities:

4WD, Walking

Private Available:

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Tour Overview

On this camping trip to Zambia you will visit South Luangwa National Park, camp on campsites near the Nsefu Sector and next to North Luangwa National Park, visit Bangweulu Swamps and see the bat migration in Kasanka National Park in October each year.

Highlights

  • South and North Luangwa National Park, Bangweule Swamps and Kasanka National Park

Places You'll See

Zambia Walking Safari

Shoebill In Bangweulu

Zambia Walking Safari

Zambia Walking Safari

Black Lechwe In Bangweulu

Zambia Walking Safari

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Pick Up From Mfuwe Airport
Location: Mfuwe International Airport
Accommodation: Camp
Accommodation Name: Camping
Meals Included: Dinner

After arrival at Mfuwe airport transfer to our camp (Croc. Valley or similar). Camping next to the Luangwa River. Dinner is being served underneath the clear African sky.

Day 2 : South Luangwa National Park - Mfuwe Area
Location: South Luangwa National Park
Accommodation: Camp
Accommodation Name: Camping
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

These days we will spend with game viewing inside the National Park. We will explore the area with our game viewing vehicle. Game drives along the Luangwa River often produces spectacular sightings. Hippo families occur in high numbers in the river, unequalled in Africa

Day 3 : South Luangwa National Park - Mfuwe Area
Location: South Luangwa National Park
Accommodation: Camp
Accommodation Name: Camping
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

During the dry season (July to October), many side channels of the river dry up, leaving the fish trapped. This attracts many different species of predators, such as the African fish eagle, jackal, and hyena, to mention but a few. The colourful Carmine bee-eaters are often seen perching in front of their nests in the riverbanks.
Camping on the banks of the Luangwa River at Croc Valley Camp or similar.

Day 4 : South Luangwa National Park – Nsefu Sector:
Location: South Luangwa National Park
Accommodation: Camp
Accommodation Name: Camping
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Early in the morning we pack up our camp and drive via traditional villages to the Nsefu sector of the park. South Luangwa NP is known for its abundance of African wildlife: Thorneycroft’s giraffe, Cookson’s Gnu, Crawshay’s Zebra and big herds of buffalo and elephant. In the mornings we will do game walks along the Luangwa River, in the afternoon game drives with our 4x4 vehicle.
Camping on the banks of the Luangwa River at Kalovia Campsite, exclusively reserved for our group.

Day 5 : South Luangwa National Park – Nsefu Sector:
Location: South Luangwa National Park
Accommodation: Camp
Accommodation Name: Camping
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We have the whole day to explore the area on game drives and walks.

Day 6 : Through Luambe Np To North Luangwa National Park
Location: Luambe National Park, North Luangwa Pontoon
Accommodation: Camp
Accommodation Name: Camping
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Packing up and drive via Luambe National Park to North Luangwa Park which is remote and wild. We will do game walks along the Luangwa River with a scout. Big herds of hippos call this area their home; elephants, various species of antelopes as well as wild dogs and even lions can be seen from our camp.
Camping at a campsite at the the park’s border.

Day 7 : North Luangwa National Park
Location: North Luangwa Pontoon
Accommodation: Camp
Accommodation Name: Camping
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We have the whole day for exploring this area.

Day 8 : North Luangwa National Park
Location: North Luangwa National Park North Gate
Accommodation: Camp
Accommodation Name: Camping
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today’s stage takes us from the hot Luangwa Valley up the steep escarpment (altitude 1400 m). While we drive the temperature gets cooler and the dry savannah gives way to the Miombo forest. In the northern area of the park, we set up our camp at an exclusive campsite near the Mano Gate. In the afternoon we will take a walk along the river, and it is possible to take a refreshing bath in the mountain stream.
Camping at the Samala Campsite at the park’s border.

Day 9 : Kapishya Hot Springs
Location: Kapishya Hot Springs
Accommodation: Camp
Accommodation Name: Camping
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Next stop over on our trip is Kapishya Hot Springs, which allows us to relax in the hot springs. Nearby situated is the historic house Shiwa N'Gandu (possible visit at own expense). In the afternoon we will take a walk to the Chusa waterfall. Camping

Day 10 : Mutinondo Wilderness
Location: Mutinondo Wilderness
Accommodation: Camp
Accommodation Name: Camping
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Early in the morning we drive to our next stop, Mutinondo Wilderness. Huge ‘whalebacks’ (granite boulders) scattered in between the Miombo forest create the unique landscape of Mutinondo. We have a full day to explore and enjoy the special atmosphere in this area.

Day 11 : Mutinondo Wilderness
Location: Mutinondo Wilderness
Accommodation: Camp
Accommodation Name: Camping
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We have the whole day to explore this area on our hiking trips.

Day 12 : Bangweulu Swamps
Location: Bangweulu Swamps
Accommodation: Camp
Accommodation Name: Camping
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

These remote swamps are unique in ecology, fauna and flora. The water covers huge areas of the swamps until about April each year, when the waterline slowly recedes, and water birds congregate to feed in the pools and channels.
It is here that we will be looking for the elusive Shoebilled Stork. This interesting, strange looking bird has become very rare in most parts of Africa, but here in the Bangweulu they are fairly common.

Day 13 : Bangweulu Swamps
Location: Bangweulu Swamps

We move on foot and with a boat (depending on the water level) to find the water birds, the huge herds of Lechwe antelope, and other animals like tsessebe (a species of antelope), zebra, buffalo and black backed jackal.The herds of thousands of Lechwe in this seemingly endless landscape, is an unforgettable African experience!

Day 14 : Kasanka National Park
Location: Kasanka National Park
Accommodation: Camp
Accommodation Name: Camping
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

In October we change the itinerary to see the bats in Kasanka NP:
Days 12 and 13: Kasanka National Park
Early in the morning we go further to the Kasanka National Park. Towards the end of October and in November millions of straw-coloured fruit bats arrive from the Congo. This is known as the world’s biggest migration if mammals - a sight not to be missed! With some luck we will be able to observe the rare and shy Sitatunga Antelope (among other animals). The bird life is amazing as well at this time of the year. Camping inside the National Park. (2 x FB)

Day 14: Kundalila Falls - Mkushi:
On the Great North Road, we head towards Lusaka. En route we will make a detour to Kundalila Falls to do a short hike to the falls, where we can also take a refreshing swim.
Overnight at Forest Inn near Mkushi. Dinner in a restaurant (B/L/-).

Day 15 : Lusaka
Location: Kenneth Kaunda International Airport
Meals Included: Breakfast

Transfer to Lusaka and departure in the afternoon. (B/-/-). (Optional additional night in Lusaka and departure on day 16).

What's Included

  • 1 bottle of Mineral Water per person per day

    We supply drinking water

  • Accommodation

    As per itinerary

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

  • Drinks with Meals

    water and fruit juice is included

  • Entrance Fees

  • Fully Guided

  • Game Drives on Safari

  • Meals – Full Board

What's Not Included

  • Country Entry Visas

  • Tipping and Gratuities

  • International Travel

  • alcoholic drinks

  • sleeping bag and pillow

Check out our Q&As

  • What is the fitness level required to do this tour?

    low

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    yes

  • Do you require a visa for this holiday?

    Yes, can be applied for and paid at arrival, US 25 pp

  • Is there a supplement for solo travellers?

    Yes, Eur 150 pp

  • What currencies are required for this tour?

    US$ and Zambian Kwacha

  • Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    Yes

  • What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

    mid range, camping

  • Will passengers from another country be participating in the tour?

    Yes

  • What happens if a group doesn’t make its minimum required number of passengers?

    Minimum of 4 participants is required We can run the trip for less than 4 participants for a surcharge

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

    Yes

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes, minimum age is 12 years

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Yes if clients are arriving / departing at the scheduled dates

  • Is free Wi-Fi available in the accommodation used?

    Wifi only available at the lodges in Livingstone, Lusaka and South Luangwa

  • What is the maximum group size?

    12 pax, at the moment (Covid Pandemic) we have limited to 8 participants

  • Is there a limit to luggage that can be brought on the tour?

    No

  • Is the tour coach air conditioned?

    No

  • Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

    No

  • Are vaccinations required for this tour?

    We recommend a Covid-19 vaccination

  • Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    no

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Jul 06, 2024 - Jul 20, 2024
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Aug 03, 2024 - Aug 17, 2024
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Aug 31, 2024 - Sep 14, 2024
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Oct 19, 2024 - Nov 02, 2024
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  • Free Date Changes

    Bundu Safaris Ltd allows you to make 2 free date changes, as long as the change is made at least 60 days before the start of the tour.

  • Transfer as credit to Future Tours

    Bundu Safaris Ltd allows you to transfer existing payments to a future tour to avoid cancellation fees if you can't travel and inform bundu safaris ltd, 60 days before departure.

  • Low Deposit

    Bundu Safaris Ltd requires a minimum deposit of 20% or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 30 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of bundu safaris ltd charges.

    Up to 60 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 30 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 15 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

  • Fully vaccinated staff

    Maximum number of participants limited to 8 to guarantee enough space for clients during the pandemic.

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