Journey to three of Africa’s most spectacular rivers for the wildlife experience of a lifetime. Begin in Zambia, on the South Luangwa river, home to 60 different types of mammals, before travelling south to Livingstone and Victoria Falls. Here you will stay on the banks of the Zambezi river inside Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. The trip will end on the Chobe river at Chobe National Park in Botswana, home to the largest remaining population of elephants in the world.
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Fly overnight from London (regional connections available) to Lusaka with Emirates via Dubai. (N)
Arrive in Lusaka and connect to a flight to Mfuwe with Proflight. You will be met and driven to Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge within South Luangwa National Park for a 3-night stay. Afternoon wildlife safari.
Activities at the lodge include wildlife drives and walking safaris, with the opportunity to see endemic species such as Thornicroft’s giraffe, Crawshay’s zebra and Cookson’s wildebeest. (D)
Morning and afternoon safari activities. (B, L, D)
Fly to Livingstone via Lusaka. Transfer to Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma located on a quiet bend of the Zambezi river within Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. Stay for 2 nights. Set 12 kilometres upstream from Victoria Falls, you will stay in a luxury treehouse, built into the canopy of ebony trees lining the river bank and connected by wooden walkways. The afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the activities on offer. Seven activities are included in your stay, should you wish to participate in them. These include wildlife drives, canoeing on the Zambezi, a tour of Victoria Falls (Zambia side), walking safaris, a sunset cruise, a local school and village tour and fishing (Mar-Dec). Alternatively, relax around the infinity-edged pool and enjoy the view. (B, L, D)
The day is at leisure to enjoy the activities on offer. (B, L, D)
Transfer to Livingstone airport for your onward flight to Kasane airport where you will be met and transferred to Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero for a 2-night stay. The afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the game viewing activities on offer which include game drives in Chobe National Park or a sunset cruise on the Chobe river. (B, L, D)
The day is at leisure to enjoy the wildlife viewing activities or to enjoy a spa treatment. (B, L, D)
Transfer to Kasane airport and fly to London via Johannesburg and Dubai with Emirates. (B)
Arrive in London (N)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based in 5-star accommodation.
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Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge was built for Kenneth Kaunda, the first Zambian president, in the 1970's and the property's original colonial style has been retained in the furnishings. The lodge's hilltop position in the South Luangwa affords incredible views over the lush valley below, stretching as far as the Luangwa river. The 10 air-conditioned, elegant Victorian style suites are built on top of a hill, each giving guests a private panoramic view and the opportunity to savour the floodplain vistas offered by the site.
Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, snacks during activities and dinners are all included in your stay. Breakfast is served before the morning game activity. During your morning wildlife activity, coffee, tea and a selection of scones and biscuits will be served out in the bush. Lunch will be enjoyed back at the lodge and afternoon tea is served just before...
Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero is a luxurious retreat in the heart of the bush, located on the edge of Chobe National Park, where some 80,000 elephants roam. From the lodge's hilltop position, guests can enjoy far reaching panoramic views of the Chobe river and floodplain below. Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero's 15 guest cottages all command fabulous views and come with every convenience guests could hope for. Each cottage has its own private garden - the perfect spot to sip cocktails or to enjoy a private dinner served under the African sky.
Activities included in your stay are wildlife drives and motorised boat safaris and a cruise with cocktails. These cruises are a great way of seeing buffalo up close as they come out of the shade to graze in the cooler evenings and elephants as they wade in the river.
Features: 15 cottages, lounge, library, dining room linked to outdoor viewing patios,...
Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma is built on a dramatic bend of the Zambezi River in the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, 12km upstream from the world-famous Victoria Falls. Named after Dr. David Livingstone's faithful friends Sussi and Chuma, the lodge is located in one of the most beautiful parts of the Zambezi amidst Jackalberry trees and Phoenix palms. Accommodation is in twelve Sussi tree-houses, connected by wooden walkways and two private Chuma houses, each with two bedrooms.
Activities included in your stay are wildlife drives, canoeing on the Zambezi, a tour of Victoria Falls - Zambia side, walking safaris, a cruise with cocktails at sunset, a local school and village tour and fishing (March-December).
Activities available at extra cost include 'The Flight of Angels' (a helicopter flight), Livingstone Island visits, elephant-back safaris, a tour of Victoria Falls - Zimbabwe side and...
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