Zambia Discovery Tour and Safari

Zambia Trip

Is Zambia a travel destination? This active tour will take off and end in Lusaka! It features an 8 Day wildlife expedition to Lower Zambezi and Mana Pools National Parks, a wildlife-focused safari; you have an eight-day tour package taking you through Lusaka, Chirundu, Lower Zambezi River, Zimbabwe Mana Pools, one of the best national parks in Africa for a walking safari.


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Are group tours cheaper? Group tours are usually cheaper than private. However, it would be best if you also considered that group tours save you a lot of time in research, organization, and booking your trip and activities. This Zambia expedition is focused on natural discoveries and cultural encounters. We will not shorten any daily Zabian exuberant daily life, celebrations, colorful markets, fieldwork, and exploring villages. The Zambezi is not only an exotic river in Africa. It is the whole life support for Zambians, but It is also the identity of the Zambian culture. The Zambezi Valley, with its Fauna and flora natural setting, is a piece of Jurassic Park, Millions of years unchanged by time. Examining a Faidherbia Albida will give you goosebumps, knowing how the Fauna works with the flora, how a tree is foraged by an elephant, and how many purposes this one tree serves for nature, humans, and animals. The Chirundu Village is the quintessential African Village. The name Chirundu in the native language means “people following in a line,” probably referring to the crossing of the Zambezi River Bridge. This overland expedition and Safari include comfortable accommodation, great food, expert guides, meals, and 4x4 overland transport. Join us on this educational, informative, and rewarding expedition to Zambia for 2022 and 2023. Enjoy our eight days Zambia customized tours. Based on African American heritage tours.

DAY TO DAY ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival to Lusaka

You will arrive in Lusaka, Zambia's capital city and business center. Lusaka is one of Africa's most delightful cities. It is a metropolitan area that offers visitors a traditional and hearty Zambian welcome. Our Greeters and company driver will meet you at the Lusaka (Kenneth Kaunda) International Airport. After that, you will be transferred to the Lusaka Central Business District (CBD) area. You will stay at StayEasy hotel within the CBD area (sharing), in a quiet and central Lusaka city, a mere 4 minutes walk to the up-market Levy Mwanawasa shopping mall. Check in and relax while waiting to be served with evening dinner. Features StayEasy is an excellent hotel ideal for special safari interest groups and those wanting a real value-for-money accommodation option in Lusaka. Free long/short term baggage storage • Internet/email facilities, WiFi available • Restaurant • Bar with DSTV for sports games • 24-hour hot and cold running showers Notes: There are no planned activities on the day of arrival in Lusaka. So you will check in at the hotel and relax or visit Lusaka city if you arrive early in the day. Activities start early tomorrow morning, the day of travel to Lower Zambezi Valley via Chirundu.

Day 2: Travel from Lusaka to Chirundu at lower Zambezi

After Breakfast, we will start our overland experience in Zambia, traveling from Lusaka to Chirundu comfortably on a paved road. Chirundu is an important commercial artery route crossing the Zambian border to Harare, Zimbabwe. Usually, this road is well kept as traffic connecting Harare to Lusaka is important. So at most, this road is always kept in good repair condition. About 50 km from Lusaka, you will reach the small roadside town of Kafue (its name is derived from the Kafue River, one of Zambia’s major rivers). This town has no major things of interest worth a stop-over. Between Kafue and Chirundu, there are occasional craft stalls on the side of the road selling carved wooden animals, drums, and other memorabilia. If you wish to buy any of t these items, you may do so on the return trip to Lusaka. As a tour operator who cares about its travelers, bottled water is always available in our overland truck. Lunch and refreshments are provided on board en route to Lower Zambezi. About 200–300m from the Chirundu border, the unsigned posted road to the Lower Zambezi branches east from the main road. We will head to Mukuyu campsite in the game management area covering a distance of 50 km for camping in nature excursion. Arrival Time allows; after checking in at Mukuyu campsite in a Game Management Area, you will stretch your legs after this trip from Lusaka for a short walk. You will experience a special feeling of joy and freedom walking in a natural setting away from anything you are used to. If the time is to go for a walk, you will be at liberty to explore the near bunding green environment of Mukuyu campsite. Dinner and accommodation will be at camp.

Day 3: Wildlife Viewing in Lower Zambezi

Wake up early enough to be ready on time to start your exciting safari day, exploring the best wildlife viewing in Zambia. You will first have a briefing by our tour leader on some pertinent facts such as personal safety, required eco-tourism, responsible environmental practices, and important country information and social etiquette. After breakfast, we shall leave for the full-day game cruise on the Lower Zambezi National Park. Enjoy the morning and afternoon scheduled game activities that will be explored by both canoe/boat and game drive vehicles. Temperatures can reach up to 38°C (100°F) or higher are quite common in the lower Zambezi valley. Its prominent landscapes feature the African trees of massive Albida or winter-thorn trees (faidherbia albida), which serve as forage for elephants and Giraffes and shade most Fauna living in this area. The apple ring acacia keeps the elephant herds alive during the fierce October-November dry season. These beautiful trees paint a picturesque natural palette this park is famous for. The Zambezi River basins provide the most needed relief from the scorching valley heat for wild animals to refresh their bodies or keep them hydrated. So this river cruise will exhibit a natural setting as close as you wish. This is an exciting opportunity to view various wild animals, notably Hippos, Buffaloes, and Elephants, among many other species. We will make many stops on the river while you enjoy viewing animals on land and on the river. Lunch and refreshments will be provided while on this exciting tour. Return to camp in the evening for dinner and accommodation.

Day 4: Travel to Mana Pools in Zimbabwe

Today, we will discover one of the best Natural settings for wildlife viewing Zambia is known for. Mana Pools Park in Zimbabwe is locally famous as a place where crowds are unknown, walking safaris are preferred, and elephants rule the wilderness and campsites. The park also provides excellent sightings of large herds of Buffalos, Elands, Zebras, Baboons, and Waterbuck are also regularly seen in the area. The game is very relaxed about people on foot, making Mana Pools one of Africa’s best national parks for walking safaris. Our Safari day will start early after breakfast to discover the pulse of Africa at dawn with its haunting sounds and mesmerizing colors at daybreak. Nocturn wildlife is in retreat while daylight species are waking up—a joyful moment in Nature beyond what words can say. Start your day by exploring the best of your second phase of this exciting tour to Mana Pools Park, the heartbeat of Zimbabwe. We will head to the one-stop Chirundu border center between Zambia and Zimbabwe. After border formalities, we will cross the famous bridge to discover Zimbabwe. We will travel on the main paved road for a little while before taking a turn to the dirt trails for our day adventure. The scene is ethereal, and the feeling is overwhelming. A connection between Nature with all that is conceivable and humans of all trends. This is the Zambezi escarpment, a forty miles dirt road, and travel towards Nyamepi Camp. We will finally arrive at Mana Pools camp in the untouched wilderness in Mana Pools National Park. You will be at liberty to explore the surrounding camp bushes before sunset—dinner and overnight in this unearthly camp.

Day 5/6: Exploring Mana Pools National Park

Wake up for an unforgettable morning in one of the Best National parks in Africa. Today you are a guest at nature to experience the pure African wilderness in solitary in Manapools National Park, rated the 5th best park in Africa—armchair safari, where you can have great wildlife viewing opportunities from camp. Enjoy morning and afternoon activities, including game drives, walking safaris, armchair safaris, canoeing, and fishing interspersed in two days. The camp’s proximity to the water means an abundance of wildlife at close range view. Here, you can experience an ‘armchair safari’ where often the best wildlife viewing is experienced while relaxing in camp. Highlights of Activities The following are some of the main activities you will undertake at Mana Pools National Park, should conditions and weather patterns allow them. Walking Safaris Mana Pools national park offers a unique unguided walk in the wilderness; it allows experiencing nature at its best. A walking safari will provide an incredible experience for you to walk through the African bush on foot with a guide and view animals only a few yards away. Canoe Safaris Due to the abundance of water in the area, a canoe safari is one of the best ways to view wildlife. Half the joy is experiencing the quiet, solitude, and beauty of the unspoiled bush around you. Curios Shopping There are quality souvenirs that you may buy at the Nyakasikana entrance gate; most of them are Manapools locally made. Nocturne Wilderness trails. These walking safaris are offered only at a full moon. This is a rare and exclusive activity in a park with dangerous animals like this in Africa. Mana Pools National Park is known for bird sanctuaries, with over 350 bird species to watch. Its banks of the Zambezi flutter with Goliath herons, Egyptian and Spurwing geese, cormorants, storks, brilliantly colored bee-eaters, and kingfishers. You will experience the highlights of the best world bird-watching safari concentrated along the same Zambezi riverine frontage without fighting the peak season crowd common in other national parks. This is heaven for ornithologists. As we said, today is to treasure for a lifetime. A little peek at the Garden of Eden. Dinner and accommodation in camp.

Day 7: Travel to Lusaka

After breakfast, we will pack and return to Lusaka. Enjoy the city's lively ambiance. Do some shopping or explore the highlights of Lusaka. Dinner and accommodation will be at the hotel.

Day 8: Lusaka - Home

Your Zambia Discovery tour will end after breakfast, followed by a warm goodbye at the Lusaka Airport, leaving you with great memories and a plane to board back home. Come back for more adventure tours to Zambia and Zimbabwe

What is included:

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Transportation in 4X4 vehicles
  • Services of local guides
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • Fees to National Parks

Hotels Used:

DEPARTING FINISHING SEATS TOTAL IN USD
Tue 11 Jun 2024 Wed 19 Jun 2024 Available $3285 RESERVATION
Tue 25 Jun 2024 Wed 3 Jul 2024 Available $3285 RESERVATION
Tue 9 Jul 2024 Wed 17 Jul 2024 Available $3285 RESERVATION
Tue 23 Jul 2024 Wed 31 Jul 2024 Available $3285 RESERVATION
Tue 6 Aug 2024 Wed 14 Aug 2024 Available $3285 RESERVATION
Tue 20 Aug 2024 Wed 28 Aug 2024 Available $3285 RESERVATION
Tue 3 Sep 2024 Wed 11 Sep 2024 Available $3285 RESERVATION
Tue 17 Sep 2024 Wed 25 Sep 2024 Available $3285 RESERVATION
Tue 1 Oct 2024 Wed 9 Oct 2024 Available $3285 RESERVATION
Tue 15 Oct 2024 Wed 23 Oct 2024 Available $3285 RESERVATION
Tue 29 Oct 2024 Wed 6 Nov 2024 Available $3285 RESERVATION
Tue 12 Nov 2024 Wed 20 Nov 2024 Available $3285 RESERVATION
Tue 26 Nov 2024 Wed 4 Dec 2024 Available $3285 RESERVATION
Tue 10 Dec 2024 Wed 18 Dec 2024 Available $3285 RESERVATION
Tue 24 Dec 2024 Wed 1 Jan 2025 Available $3285 RESERVATION

Cost per person: $3285 USD

Single supplement: $465 USD

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