Zambia in a Week
(6 nights/7 days)
This safari offers those without the luxury of a lengthy stay in Zambia the opportunity to combine the Victoria Falls with a few days in the bush, enjoying both game drives and walking safaris in the South Luangwa National Park. All accommodations are offered on a full board basis.
Day 1 Victoria Falls
Arrive in Livingstone, home of the magnificent Victoria Falls and your first stop in Zambia. The drive from Livingstone Airport will take you upstream to a stunning bend in the river and to Tongabezi Camp, offering wonderful views from each of the rooms. You can chose between the standard chalets or the unique open fronted houses for which this camp has become famous.
Day 2 Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls is one of Africa's most romantic destinations, but it also offers a host of activities. Livingstone has become known as the adrenalin capital of Southern Africa with whitewater rafting, bunji jumping, and gorge swings numbering just a few of your options. Alternatively take lunch on Livingstone Island and swim in a natural rock-pool that quite literally finds you hanging over the edge of the Falls themselves.
Day 3 Victoria Falls - South Luangwa National Park
Enjoy a relaxed breakfast overlooking the Zambezi River before departing for Livingstone Airport. Your scheduled flight takes you via Lusaka to Mfuwe and the South Luangwa National Park, Zambia's premier game viewing destination. You stay at Kapani Lodge, which was the home of Norman Carr, the founding father of walking safaris.
Day 4 South Luangwa National Park
Enjoy the excitement of an early morning game drive through this beautiful wildlife sanctuary. South Luangwa hosts more than 60 different animal species and over 400 different bird species. The concentration of game around the Luangwa River and its ox bow lagoons is among the most intense in Africa. After brunch you will be free to relax in the tranquil gardens at Kapani or cool off in the secluded swimming pool. Alternatively you may wish to visit the local clinic or the school both of which are supported by your safari hosts. Norman Carr Safaris has been assisting the development of the local communities for over 50 years and is proud to show guests how their tourist dollars are making a difference.
Day 5 South Luangwa National Park
After another early morning game activity and brunch you will be transferred to Mchenja Camp, comprising 5 luxurious tents each with its own inside bath and outside shower and toilet commanding private views across the Luangwa River. In the afternoon you choose your safari activity - either a guided game drive, or walking safari.
Day 6 South Luangwa National Park
Another full day to enjoy walking safaris or game drives in Zambia's greatest game park. Here elephant herds reach up to 70 in number, lions are plentiful, and buffalo abundant. The Luangwa River is bursting with hippos, and the park boasts one of the densest leopard populations in Southern Africa. The park is also home to the Thornicroft's Giraffe, unique to the Luangwa Valley.
At the end of an exciting day, enjoy a last supper under the Zambian stars, accompanied by the sounds of the African night that will fill your dreams for a long time to come.
Day 7 Lusaka - Onward Connections
The drive out of camp and towards the airport takes you through an area that is about as densely populated with game as any in Southern Africa. It will be a fitting farewell to the country that has played host to such a memorable holiday. The flight from Mfuwe to Lusaka will take an hour and will connect you to your onward flight.
Photo copyright Norman Carr