Victoria Falls – South Luangwa National Park

Region - Botswana, Zimbabwe - Zambia

The nine night/ten day safari takes you from Livingstone (Victoria Falls) to the South Luangwa National Park. The top two highlights of Zambia.

You’ll enjoy two nights at Toka Leya outside of the Victoria Falls, on the banks of the Zambezi River. Included in the itinerary is a tour of the Falls and a private sunset cruise on the Zambezi River. Leaving the Zambezi River, you’ll fly to the southern stretches of the South Luangwa River. Enjoy seven nights in luxury bush camps, each one different to the other, all on a fully inclusive basis.

The South Luangwa is a fine wildlife area with leopard and African wild dog frequently seen. However, it is also a prime spot for many of the continents big game species, and a plethora of birds.

Expedition Itinerary

Day 1 and 2:

Arrive in Livingstone (most visitors arrive at the Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport). You’ll be met and transferred to Toka Leya Camp.

The camp is away from the hurly-burly of the Victoria Falls, but close enough to enjoy the activities available in the area. Your stay here could be as active, or as restful as you’d like to make it! Included in your itinerary is a Tour of the Falls, canoeing or boating on the Zambezi from the camp, walks, game drive and meeting the locals; visiting our back of house sustainability projects.

Optional activities include: helicopter and fixed-wing flights over the Falls; scenic microlight flights; view of the Falls from the Zimbabwe side. More physical options are white water rafting, bungee jumping and other adrenalin activities.

Day 3:

Today you’ll transfer by road to the Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport. Connect to your flight from Livingstone to Mfuwe via Lusaka (flights are an optional extra). You’ll be met on arrival and taken to Mfuwe Lodge for the night. Enjoy an evening game drive, and an early morning drive with a bush breakfast.

Day 4,5,6:

Transfer in a game viewing vehicle to your first bush camp. One of five unique individual luxury bush camps, each with just four rooms, dotted along the Luangwa River.

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Day 7,8,9:

Today you’ll transfer to your second bush camp for three nights. Following a similar pattern, to the other days, you’ll be up early to spot game on an early morning game drive, followed by brunch. A long siesta period over the heat of the day, until the afternoon/evening game drive. You could spot night animals on the way home to camp: honey badger, wild cat, porcupine and if you’re very, very lucky, an aardvark.

Day 10:

On your last day you’ll transfer by road back to Mfuwe Airport. If there’s time you could stop at Tribal Textiles and one or two other local art and craft shops for last minute purchase.

Apart from lion, leopards and elephant, other wildlife that you will find in the region are:

Mammals: Thornicrofts Giraffe, buffalo, hippo, wild dog, Crayshaws zebra, and the Honey Badger. 14 different antelope including the kudu, impala and puku.

Birds: African skimmer, carmine bee eater (migratory), African broadbill, dwarf bittern, collared palm-thrush, racket tailed roller, woodland kingfisher, Pel’s fishing owl.

Reptiles: Nile Crocodile, Rock Monitor, python, various frogs and lizards.

Best time to visit: Dry Season: May to October with the temperature increasing to a peak in October. The days are sunny and warm with chilly nights. Animals are concentrated around water sources.

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