Liuwa

Pristine Wilderness of Western Zambia

Safari from Lilongwe to Livingstone in 17 days or from Lusaka to Livingstone in 11 days.

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Day 1

Lilongwe

Upon arrival transfer to a small lodge on the outskirts of the city, and final preparations for the Safari. Accommodation in chalets outside the city.(-/-/-)

Days 2, 3, 4 and 5

South Luangwa Park

South Luangwa NP is known for its abundance of African wildlife: Thorneycroft’s giraffe, Cookson’s Gnu, Crawshay’s Zebra, leopards, lions and big herds of buffalo and elephant.
Game drives along the Luangwa River often produce spectacular sightings. Hippo families occur in high numbers in the river, unequalled in Africa. The colourful Carmine bee-eaters are often seen perching in front of their nests in the river banks.
Camping (4xFB)

Day 6

Chipata

We drive  out of the Luangwa valley and head on to Chipata. En route we will visit a textile factory well known for its beautiful articles with traditional patterns as well as modern design. We will stock up for the next few days on Safari in the city. Overnight stay at the Protea hotel in Chipata. (B/L/-)

Day 7 (start of the 11 day Safari)

Lusaka

En route to Lusaka we will stop at Luangwa Bridge, a thriving market, where all kinds of baskets and mats as well as hand carved items are offered. We drive through beautiful mountainous landscape to Lusaka's capital, where we stock up for the next days in the bush.
Overnight in Chalets at a comfortable lodge close to Lusaka (B/L/-).

For clients arriving on that day in Lusaka for the 11 day Safari, pick up from the airport and transfer to our lodge , overnight in Chalets at a comfortable Lodge close to Lusaka (-/-/-)

Days 8 and 9

Chunga ( central part of Kafue National Park)

We drive through pristine Miombo forest to Chunga. Several small rivers cross this area. These leave a number of waterholes in the dry season for the animals to quench their thirst. Wild dogs, which roam large areas of the park, cheetah and lion are among the inhabitants here.
Camping on the banks of the Kafue River. (2x FB)

Day 10

Mongu

On the way to the east we will arrive in Mongu, our stop over at the edge of the Barotse floodplains. Here we have the possibility to stock up for the next few days in Liuwa. Camping on the edge of the Barotse Plains (FB)

Days 11, 12, 13 and 14

Liuwa Plains National Park

There are few roads in Liuwa Plain National Park. That, however, is part of the park’s attraction: around 3660km² of untouched Africa. Most of this is a vast honey-coloured plain of grass, with just the occasional water pan, islands of raffia palms or a small tree-belt interrupting the scenery.  

Thousands of wildebeest (estimated at close to 50,000), with zebra, tsessebe and buffalo, group together, joining the more static resident roan antelope, red lechwe and reedbuck. The open plains are particularly good for oribi antelope. With all these come the predators: hyena, wild dog and lion can be spotted. End of October thousands of wildebeest will gather in the plainsCamping in the bush (running water, showers and flush toilets are present). (4x FB)

Day 15

Ngonye Falls

We follow the course of the Zambezi river up to the beautiful Ngonye Falls, not as mighty as the “big brother further south, but equally impressive. The Zambezi spreads into several channels and the masses of water find their way through the basalt rock formations.  We will hike around the area and also do a short boat trip to explore this beautiful landscape.  Camping near the river.(FB)

Day 16

Livingstone

Drive along the Zambezi River to Livingstone. Whether adventure or relaxation: there are a lot of activities on offer
in Livingstone.
At the end of the trip we will visit the Mosi oa Tunya National Park and with some luck will see the rhinos. For the last time we enjoy a sundowner on the banks of the Zambezi.
Overnight in Safari tents at Maramba River Lodge of Prana Camp (B/L/-)

Day 17

Departure

Transfer to the airport and flight back home. (B/-/-)

Included / Excluded

What's included in the price?

Included in the price:

  • All meals (except meals in Lilongwe, Chipata, Lusaka and Livingstone)
  • All transport (including transfers to/from the airport on date of arrival and departure)
  • Competent English speaking guide and driver/cook.
  • All accommodation as indicated in the program
  • All Camping equipment (except sleeping bag and pillow)
  • All entry fees (except Victoria Falls)
  • All activities as indicated in the program


Not included in the price:

  • International flights
  • Alcoholic drinks and soft drinks (we supply juice and drinking water).
  • Visa fees to Zambia and Malawi (US$ 50-00 pp).
  • Entrance fee to the Victoria Falls (US$ 20-00 pp)
  • All optional activities not offered by Bundu Adventres Ltd
  • All activities in Livingstone
  • Personal insurance, personal expenditure (i.e. curios)
  • Tips

Dates

From Lilongwe to Livingstone or vice versa

2018 (17 days trip)

13.05. – 29.05.2018 from Livingstone to Lilongwe     

 31.05. – 16.06.2018 from Lilongwe toLivingstone

 04.11. – 20.11.2018 from Livingstone toLilongwe

 22.11. – 08.12.2018 from Lilongwe toLivingstone 

2017 - 18 (11 days trip):

13.05. – 23.05.2018 from Livingstone toLusaka

 06.06. – 16.06.2018 from Lusaka toLivingstone

 04.11. – 14.11.2018 from Livingstone toLusaka 

 28.11. – 08.12.2018 from Lusaka toLivingstone