South Laungwa National Park and The Victoria Falls (Livingstone)
This itinerary showcases the very best game-viewing that Zambia has to offer with a chance to explore the magnificent Victoria Falls and to indulge in some of the numerous activities on offer in the Livingstone area.
Day 1-2: Lodge in South Luangwa National Park.
Our first camp is situated a few kilometres inside the National Park and in the middle of what is surely one of Africa’s most game rich areas. The South Luangwa National Park is renowned for it’s high game densities but no where in the Park is that more so than the area immediately surrounding your first Lodge. Most of our game-viewing will be by vehicle both day and night, walking is possible but this will mostly be left for when we are at the bushcamps.
Day 3-5: Bilimungwe Bushcamp, South Luangwa National Park
From Mfuwe Lodge we are be driven south, deep into the National Park and to our first bushcamp – Bilimungwe. Here we will be introduced to the guide that will host us for the next few days and most importantly to your armed escort scout who will in large part be responsible for your safety.
South Luangwa is the home of the walking safari, it was pioneered here by the Late Norman Carr back in the 1940’ and 50’s. Although other Parks in other countries practise walking safaris these days, none yet matches the thrill of tracking big game on foot in Zambia.
Day 6-7: Kapamba Bushcamp, South Luangwa National Park
Still staying in the remote southern sector of the National Park our next camp is set away from the main Luangwa river but on one of it’s tributaries, the shallow clear flowing Kapamba river. Again our daily activities can be flexible but usually we would go out on foot in the morning and then by vehicle in the evening staying out after dark and searching for various nocturnal species and predator activity with the spot-light on our way back to camp.
Days 8-10: Islands of Siankaba, Livingstone
When we finally leave the South Luangwa we fly via Lusaka to Livingstone and the magnificent Victoria Falls. Oour camp is set upstream of the Falls in an area where they Zambezi splits into many channels creating numerous forested islands. The Islands of Siankaba are two such islands, one is home to raised walkways joining luxurious tents on wooden decks, this in turn is connected to its neighbouring island, where we find the dining area and pool, by a small planked suspension bridge. There are a multitude of activities on offer around the Livingstone area, many of them fuelled by adrenalin like white water rafting and bungee jumping… but there are also things for the more relaxed and the camp is so beautiful and peaceful that it is always worth keeping some time aside to relax in camp and watch the river slowly slip past.