The Great Zambian Journey
The Great Zambian Journey, will bring you heart-poundingly close to Africa's magnificent wildlife. From enormous herds of elephants and buffaloes, to a myriad of antelope species as well as fantastic sightings of Africa's predators, the lion, cheetah, leopard, hyena and more.
The romance and attraction of Zambia is in its remoteness and the vastness of her game reserves, where there is minimal human impact and the wildlife is plentiful.
When travelling in Zambia by light aircraft, the luggage limit is 12kg packed in a soft bag including hand luggage and photographic equipment.
DAY 1 HEATHROW-LUSAKA
Fly from Heathrow overnight to Lusaka.
DAY 2 SOUTH LUANGWA NATIONAL PARK
On arrival at Lusaka Airport transfer to a light aircraft for your flight to Mfuwe. From Mfuwe airstrip you are transferred to your tented camp, situated in the South Luangwa National Park. The camp overlooks a well used crossing point on the Luangwa River and the distant Muchinga escarpment provides a wonderful vista. Overnight: Kalamu Lagoon Camp, or similar. (l,d)
DAY 3 SOUTH LUANGWA NATIONAL PARK
Spend the day focusing on the Luangwa River with game drives and walks exploring its banks, fringing woodland and open scrub. The 'walking safari' first took place in this park. Overnight: Kalamu Lagoon Camp, or similar. (b,l,d)
DAY 4 KAFUE NATIONAL PARK
Embark on a light aircraft flight from Mfuwe to Lufupa Tented Camp. The Lunga River is one of the three main arteries of the Kafue and is characterised by a thin but lush ribbon of riverine woodland flanking its waters. This river offers a thoroughly different atmosphere to many other major river systems within south-central Africa. Overnight: Lufupa Tented Camp, or similar. (b,l,d)
DAY 5 KAFUE NATIONAL PARK
Activities at Lufupa focus on the river, with the opportunity to explore this fantastic system by boat, on foot along its banks, or by vehicle in the fringing woodlands and open grassy areas. Overnight: Lufupa Tented Camp, or similar. (b,l,d)
DAY 6 KAFUE NATIONAL PARK
Transfer from Lufupa Tented Camp to either Shumba Camp or Kapinga Camp via helicopter. Both camps are located in the Busanga Plains of Kafue National Park, one of the largest national parks in Africa. The Busanga Plains is one of Zambia's most significant wetlands and one of the few areas in the world that remain unspoilt by human development. Overnight: Shumba Camp, or similar. (b,l,d)
DAY 7 KAFUE NATIONAL PARK
Here guests take part in game drives and walking safaris in and around the plains, while night drives offer the added excitement of observing the nocturnal wonders of the area. Overnight: Shumba Camp, or similar. (b,l,d)
DAY 8 LIVINGSTONE
Today transfer by helicopter to Busanga Airstrip in time to connect with your light aircraft flight to Livingstone Airport. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your lodge, which is situated on the Zambian side of the mighty Zambezi River. This afternoon enjoy a guided tour of the Victoria Falls, one of the seven Natural Wonders of the World. Overnight: River Club, or similar. (b,l,d)
DAY 9 LIVINGSTONE-HEATHROW
After a leisurely breakfast, transfer to Livingstone Airport for your onward flight to Heathrow. (b)
This tour operates on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays with direct British Airways flights into Lusaka.
This tour operates from the beginning of June to the end of November each year, due to the rainy season.
Kalamu Lagoon Camp
Lufupa Tented Camp
The River Club