Zambia: Nanzhila Cultural, Historical and Wildlife Safari Adventure

Zambia: Nanzhila Cultural, Historical and Wildlife Safari Adventure

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Zambia: Nanzhila Cultural, Historical and Wildlife Safari Adventure

10 Days Starting in Livingstone, Zambia and ending in Lusaka, Zambia

Visiting: Livingstone, Choma, Chikuni Mission, Chikankata, Lusaka

Tour code:

XXX4

Recommended For:

Couples, Singles

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

2 - 12

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

7-99

Special diets catered:

Vegans, Halal, Meat

Tour operated in:
English
Interests:

Art, Cultural, Wildlife Tours

Private Available:

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Tour Overview

Our African culture, Our pride; Experience the Real Africa with African Village Home Stay in Zambia. Experience this authentic in-depth cultural tour to learn more about the rich pre and post colonial history of Zambia firsthand in real time. You will visit and tour African villages in the interior of southern province least affected by western norms and traditions but still holding on to pure African culture and traditions. An African Village Home Stay is a Cultural Experience in Namwala that you will do is like no other. You will immerse yourself into African Life and Zambian Culture.

Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in African cultural experience at Mukuni village

  • Visit the mighty Mosi-oa-tunya national park, Victoria Falls, one of 7 natural wonders of the world!

  • Visit Livingstone and Choma Museum

  • Interact with traditional African Chiefs

  • Visit and live in real African functioning villages

  • See wildlife in their natural habitants in Kafue National Park

  • Visit Lusaka city and see the vibrancy of its people in an urban set up

Places You'll See

Start You Tour From Livingstone

You Visit The Mighty Victoria Falls

You Will Visit Mukuni Village On The Outskirts Of Livingstone

You Will Visit Livingstone And Choma Museums

You Will Visit And Interact With Zambian Traditional Chiefs

You Will Visit And Stay In Real Functioning African Zambian Villages

You Will Visit Kafue National Park And See Wild Animals

You Will Visit Longola Hotsprings

You Will Visit Local School

Zambia: Nanzhila Cultural, Historical And Wildlife Safari Adventure

You Will Visit Elephant Orphanage Project Inside Kafue National Park

Visit Lake Itezhi Tezhi

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrive In Livingstone At International Airport
Location: Livingstone
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: ANY GOOD LEVEL TOURIST LODGE
Meals Included: Dinner

Arrive in Livingstone the tourist capital city of Zambia. You will be met at the Livingstone International airport (Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula Airport) by our hospitality greeters and company driver. You will be transferred to and stay at a good budget tourism style accommodation facility in Livingstone.
Afternoon Activity: Time permitting, after your check-in, late in the afternoon, you will be picked from the reception of the lodge. You will then be transferred for your exciting, relaxing and splendid sunset cruise on the mighty Zambezi River above the mighty Victoria Falls aboard a large water vessel.
Overview: Wildlife such as Elephant, hippo, crocodile, bush-buck, various antelope, Buffalo, bee-eaters, fish eagle, zebra and giraffe to name a few are home in this area of the Zambezi River and can be seen on the edge of the river. Knowledgeable local guides will accompany you on this cruise and share their knowledge on the local history and wildlife. Cold and warm delicious, well prepared snacks are served on board.
At the end of the cruise, you will be transferred back to your lodge.
19:30 pm: You will have a well prepared fresh dinner.
20:00 pm: Narrative: In the evening we will have a ‘meet and greet session’ in the lounge where you will meet your fellow travellers unless if you are a solo or private travellers. In the event that you are the only ones booked on this tour, there shall be no group meet and greet session.
You will also receive a short briefing from the Chief Experience Officer (CEO) on some pertinent facts such as personal safety, required eco-tour practices and some important country information and social etiquette.
21:50 pm: Retire to bed.
NOTES: If you have already arrived or stay in Zambia and wish to undertake this exciting 10 Day Nanzhila Cultural and Historical Safari trip, then there is no need for us to pick you from the Livingstone International airport as stated in the travel plan. In such a situation, you will need to position yourself at a suitable place in Livingstone at least one day before the commencement of the tour. You should therefore give us the precise location of the place in Livingstone (i,e Lodge or hotel or residence) where we will pick you from in Livingstone on the day of commencement of the tour.

Day 2 : Livingstone Activities.
Location: Livingstone
Accommodation: Lodge, At any good level Lodge
Accommodation Name: Good Tourism Compliant Lodge in Livingstone
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

07:10 am: Wakeup; thereafter take a morning bath.
07:30 am - Take your sumptuous breakfast,
08:00 am - Travel to the Victoria Falls for a wonderful waterfalls viewing and tour experience.
08:00 am – 10:30 am – Commence touring Victoria Falls; Thereafter visit the local craft market.
10:30 am – 11: 00 am - Travel back to Livingstone city and;
11:00 am – 12:30 pm – Visit and commence touring the Livingstone Museum.
12:30 pm –13:00 pm - After touring the Livingstone Museum, proceed to the Livingstone city centre. You will see the colonial buildings, many shops, banks, local market. This is an opportunity for you to withdraw cash at the numerous automatic teller machines (ATM cash dispensers) for your spending pleasure in Livingstone. Buy your assortment of drinks at the famous Shoprite shop on your own cost; thereafter, return to the lodge.
13:00 pm - 14:30 pm: Leave Livingstone city centre and proceed to the your Lodge for a lunch break.
14:30 pm - Take afternoon rest in your room.
16:00 pm: Next activity: Village Tour to Mukuni Village. Experience the African Cultural Lifestyle in Real-time at Mukuni Village in Livingstone Zambia.
Adiitional activities: On your way to Mukuni village, you will visit and tour the National Art Gallery for thirty (30) minutes. Meaning you will leave your lodge at 05:00 pm for the National Art Gallery.
Thereafter, you will proceed to Mukuni village at the outskirts of Livingstone city. During the Mukuni Village tour, you will be treated to an African experience where you will get to learn more about the African culture and also interact with people from the village.
At the end of the Mukuni Village Tour, you will be transferred back to your Lodge for dinner and good night rest of sleep.
NOTE: All your meals are prepared by our own cooks and delivered to your room for quality control and consistency purposes. We do not get meals from the lodge you are staying at except in some exceptional circumstances and somtimes breakfast is included in the room rate. However, should you wish to eat the meals and drinks from the Restaurant of the lodge you are staying at, you are free to do so and meet the cost of such meals and drinks which you must settle in full at check-out time to the respective lodge cashier.

Day 3 : Depart From Livingstone Early In The Morning For Kalomo
Location: Choma
Accommodation: Lodge, Lodge
Accommodation Name: Twin Cave Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Order of the program
05:30 am: Wake up call and take a bath.
06:10 am: You will be picked from your lodge and proceed to Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park main entrance. You will be required to pay the necessary park entry fees to enable you enter the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park.
06:45 am: Commence game viewing within the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. You will take a mini break by the shores of Zambezi River.
Rhino Walking Safari
Thereafter you will proceed to the other side of the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park for a walking safari to view the White Rhinos. You are encouraged to donate anything either materially or financially to the Wildlife Protection Officers who watch over these few remaining white Rhinos 24/7.
A videographer will capture the entire game drive experience for you. A saved soft copy on a flash will be given to you at the end of the game drive. This way, you will always be able to relive this life-time experience all your life!
09: 30 am - Exit the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park and return back to your lodge for breakfast.
09:35 am - Take your sumptous breakfast.
10:30 am: Leave for Kalomo travelling by road up north on T-1 the main tourist road of Zambia (Livingstone – Lusaka T-1 road). It is a good tarmac road and you will cover a distance of about 128 kms. You will pass a small roadside town of Zimba on your way up north before reaching Kalomo.
13:00 pm: Arrive in Kalomo town, the first colonial capital city of the then Northern Rhodesia, current Zambia.
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Overview and narrative of Kalomo
In 1907 it became the capital of what was known as Northern-Western Rhodesia. In 1911 it became the capital of Northern Rhodesia, what is today called Zambia.
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• Visit and tour the first state house of the colonial administrator of Northern-Western Rhodesia. Therafter, you will depart for Choma and along the way see the Kalundu Mound: About 3km north of Kalomo, on the main road, is a slightly raised mound (a matter of just a few metres) of earth through which the road passes. This marks the site of an Iron-Age village, and the mound is the accumulated debris of many centuries of occupation.
14:30 pm Enjoy Lunch break in Kalomo.
14:45 pm – Depart for Choma, a distance of about 100 kms.
17:30 pm – Arrive in Choma town
Notes: Choma is a market town and is the provincial headquarters of Southern Province of Zambia. It lies on Zambia’s main T-1 tourist road and railway line about 285km from Lusaka and 188km from Livingstone. It is home to Choma museum and craft centre exclusively dedicated to the cultural heritage of the Tonga people of southern province of Zambia.
17:00 pm – Check in Leons Lodge or Meridian Lodge in Choma or at any other good accommodation facility.
19:00 pm – 21:30 pm: Enjoy dinner.
21: 40 pm: Retire to sleep

Day 4 : Choma Town, Southern Region.
Location: Choma
Accommodation: Lodge, Lodge
Accommodation Name: Twin Cave Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Program of the day
07:30 am: Wake up, thereafter take a bath.
08:00 am – 08: 30 am – Enjoy breakfast
09:00 am - 11:30 am: Commence cultural educational tour of the Choma museum and art gallery.
Further undertake an outdoor tour of the Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula statue, a political freedom fighter for Zambia’s independence.
Narration: Choma Museum is a place full of Zambian and African history dedicated to preserving the heritage of the Tonga tribe. You will see for your self the historical artifacts and monuments left behind during the colonial rule of Zambia. It houses and sells traditional crafts and artifacts.
12: 30 pm – 13:30 pm: Enjoy Lunch break at Choma museum or at any other good eating place.
13:30 pm – 14:00 pm. Relax within the Choma museum yard.
14:00 pm - 15:00 pm: Walk across to Choma town and walk about town for a familiarization tour. - 14:30 pm : Travel to Chisekesi to Mukanzubo Cultural Research Institute. The Institute is a cultural site dedicated in showcasing, promotion and protection of the Tonga Culture, Heritage, Traditions and events.
17:10 pm - Check-in at Mukazubo lodge/accommodation facilities
18:00 pm – 19:00 pm: Enjoy evening dinner.
19:00 pm – 21:30 pm: Evening relaxation with friends.
21:00 pm: After a day's travel and exciting activities, you will then retire to bed to sleep.
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Please note: The times indicated above against each activity may vary during the actual tour due to changed situations or circumstances.

Day 5: Full Days Cultural Activities At Mukazubo Cultural Research Institute In Chisekesi
Location: Chikuni Mission
Accommodation: Hostel, Lodge, LodgeLodgeLodge
Accommodation Name: Tourism compliant lodge/hostel in Chisekesi
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

06:10 am: Wake up, thereafter take a warm or cold bath.
08:00 am – 08: 30 am – Enjoy a morning sumptuous breakfast
09:00 am – Commence a number of cultural activities. These are:
- CULTURAL MUSIC (DANCE, SONGS), - CULTURAL TOUR, MUSEUM (ARTIFACTS, TRADITIONAL, MUSIC INSTRUMENTS, BEADWORK SHOP).
12:30 pm – 13:30 pm - Eat your sumptuous Lunch
14:00 hrs: Continue cultural activities, i.e TRADITIONAL GAMES , POUNDING, GRINDING,
PUTINNG ON TRADITIONAL, COSTUMES FOR PHOTO, SHOOTING. TRADITIONAL MEALS (VILLAGE TYPES).
Note: These activities will well spread out in a logical sequence to cover the whole day.
19:00 pm – 21;30 pm: Evening relaxation with friends.
21:00 pm: Retire to bed to bed sleep.
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Please note: The times indicated above against each activity may vary during the actual tour due to changed situations or circumstances.

Day 6: Continuation Of Cultural Activities At Mukazubo Cultural Research Institute In Chisekesi
Location: Chikuni Mission
Accommodation: Hostel, Lodge, LodgeLodge
Accommodation Name: Hostel/Lodge at Chisekesi
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Program of the day
Below is the order of activities on this day.
07:30 am: Wake up, thereafter take a bath.
08:30 am – Enjoy morning breakfast
09:00 am – Cultural excursion:
Continue with the various cultural activities around Mukazubo Cultural Research Institute.
19:00 pm – 21:30 pm: Evening dinner and relaxation with friends.
21:00 pm: Retire to sleep.
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Please note: The times indicated above against each activity may vary during the actual tour due to changed situations or circumstances.

Day 7: Depart To Chikankanta District After Passing Through Family Safari And Samu Lya Moomba Heritage In Monze
Location: Chikankata
Accommodation: Lodge, Lodge
Accommodation Name: Chikankanta Secondary School Guest House
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Program of the day
07:30 am: Wakeup call; thereafter take a warm shower.
07:30-07:45 am - Take your sumptuous breakfast
08:00 am – Depart from Mukazubo Cultural Reseach Centre: Travel to the Safari Safari Lodge to see some wild animals in a forest reserve.
Thereafter, travel and arrive in Monze: - An agriculture town, with an estimated population of 163,578 people.
10:30 am: Visit the Samu Lya Moomba national heritage site outside Monze town in Bweengwa area, Chief CHOONGO’s chiefdom to see Zambia's deep cultural heritage.
Narration (information tip): Samu Lya Moomba holds a special place in Zambia's history as it was the location some freedom fighters from across Zambia would meet to strategise on the attainment of Zambia's political independence.
12:30 am – In-transit lunch: You will be served with some delicious lunch whilst in transit to Mazabuka.
Narration: Mazabuka, dubbed “The Sweetest Town” in Zambia. This is because sugar canes that are processed into edible household sugar are grown on a large scale in Mazabuka.
15:30 pm: Travel to Chikakanta district to Chieftainess Mwenda's Chiefdom.
18:30 pm: Check-in at any good level guest lodge in Chikakanta
19:30 pm – Dinner.
21:30 pm – Retire to bed to sleep early.
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Please note: The times indicated above against each activity may vary during the actual tour due to changed situations or circumstances.

Day 8: Full Day Of Cultural Activities In Genuine Rural Based Villages In Chieftainess Mweenda's Chiefdom
Location: Chikankata
Accommodation: Lodge, Guest House
Accommodation Name: Chikankanta Secondary School Guest House
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Below is the order of activities on this day.
07:30 am: Wake up, thereafter take a bath.
08:00 am – Enjoy morning breakfast
08:10 am: Receive short briefing by the Tour Cordinator on the days activities and other issues,
08:30 am – Pay a courtsesy call on Chief tainess Mwenda at her palace. You will present to her with any gifts without any ceremonial pomp.
09: 30 am - You will be transferred to your respective home villages as directed by the Chieftainess Mwenda herself or his authorized representative.
10:00 am: Cultural excursion: You will Immerse yourself in authentic Tonga culture as you visit a traditional village, accompanied by an English-speaking guide who lives there himself. You will spend the whole day with your host family in the village. You will do a hands-on participatory village tour in as many facets of village chores or activities as possible.
15:00 pm. You will then make a decision as to whether you will sleep over at your hoist family in the village or not.
16:30 pm. The rest of the team members who do not wish to sleep over in the village will be transferred back to the guest safari lodge.
18:30 pm - Relax in the evening at the Guest Lodge.
21:00 pm: Retire to bed to sleep.

Day 9: Depart For Lusaka The Capital City Of Zambia For More Activities In Lusaka
Location: Lusaka
Accommodation: Lodge, Lodge
Accommodation Name: Chamba Valley Exotic Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

General Narration: More than 40% of the Zambian population lives in urban areas,
The capital city of Zambia is Lusaka, located in the south-central part of Zambia. The nation's population of around 19.5 million, is concentrated mainly around Lusaka in the south and the Copperbelt Province to the north, the core economic hubs of the country. Lusaka is one of Africa’s most delightful and fastest growing cities in Africa. It is a metropolitan area that offers traditional and hearty Zambian welcome to all visitors.
Local culture and traditions
Lusaka was named after the village chief called Lusaaka whose port was located at the point where the National Assembly building now stands. The area was then expanded to provide settlement for workers working on the railway during the British colonial times. Today, Lusaka is a favorite town for many tourists, expatriates, students and the Zambians too simply because of the fast growing infrastructure, housing and easy access to services.
Program of the day
**Wake up, thereafter take a bath.
– Enjoy a morning sumptuous breakfast
07:30 am: Depart for Lusaka
09:20 am: Munali Hills Pass route: You will experience the true Zambian culture of this beautiful country along the way to Lusaka. The vehicle will wind its way through beautiful landscape, passing through some green commercial farms, traditional African villages and schools along the way to Kafue.
Turn-Pike Turn Off: At Turn Pike junction, we will branch off from the T-1 Livingstone road and turn into the T-2 Kafue Road. By the road-side, we will briefly stop-over by the lay-bye to buy some fresh bananas and apples.
13:40 pm: Arrive in Lusaka and check-in any good level accommodation facility.
14:00 pm: Take your sumptous lunch.
Afternoon activities: Visit Lusaka National Museum:
Overview: The National museum of Lusaka will be one of the highlight of your Lusaka tour where you will see exhibits like sculptures, paintings from all ages, cultural highlights and archaeological displays.
This specific cultural heritage museum tells the background about Zambia using four main divisions; ethnography, witchcraft, history and contemporary art.
What you will do: 1. Guided Tour of the Lusaka Museum
16: 30 - Return to your accommodation to take a rest or just take a relaxed about of Lusaka's Central Business District. You will decide what you will do and tell the tour coordinator.
19:00 pm: Farewell dinner at any restaurant in Lusaka.
21:00 hrs. Retire to bed to sleep
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Please note: The times indicated above against each activity may vary during the actual tour due to changed situations or circumstances.

Day 10 : Final Departure To Your Next Destination
Location: Kenneth Kaunda International Airport
Meals Included: Breakfast

0530 am -0610 am: wakeup, thereafter take breakfast.
05:30 am: Morning rise up, and breakfast.
06:00 am: Transferred to Lusaka International Airport (Kenneth Kaunda) to board your return flight home or to your next destination.
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What's Included

  • 1 bottle of Mineral Water per person per day

    Fresh sparkling clean mineral water

  • Accommodation

    Tourism compliant lodge

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

    To and from international airports

  • Drinks with Meals

    Sumptuous meals

  • Free Wi-Fi at Accommodation

    At most lodging facilities

  • Fully Guided

    English speaking guides

  • Game Drives on Safari

    Exciting safari game drives

  • Meals – Full Board

    Delicious meals

  • Train Tickets

  • Nights' accommodation in comfortable tourist class lodges/guesthouses/camp sites.

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