THE ADVENTURE TRIP TO ZAMBIA & VICTORIA FALLS

THE ADVENTURE TRIP TO ZAMBIA & VICTORIA FALLS

This 8 night / 9-day program in Zambia focuses on three key highlights of what Zambia has to offer: South Luangwa, Kafue National Park & the Lower Zambezi National Park. The trip includes a visit to the amazing Victoria Falls. Activities are conducted in vehicles, boats and on foot.

South Luangwa:

Zambia’s premier for animal viewing. Animals recorded here include hippos, elephants, leopards, crocs among other animals. Vehicle and walking safaris are offered.

Kafue National Park:

Known for its floodplains, rivers, and woodlands that support an impressive array of animal and birdlife. Species include lions, puku, lechwe, elephants, antelopes, and abundant birdlife.

Lower Zambezi National Park:

Best place for boat trips, walking safaris and vehicle game drives. Animals seen here are such as hippos, buffalo, crocodiles, fish eagles and herds of elephants.

Victoria Falls:

Spectacular waterfalls. “Scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in flight” Dr. David Livingstone

THE PROGRAM

Welcome to South Africa. Upon arrival, you are met and transferred to your hotel.

Johannesburg is one of Africa’s biggest and most vibrant cities. It is the economic capital of Africa and the gateway to Southern Africa. Although not as famous as other South African destinations, there is plenty to do in Johannesburg and nearby Pretoria. The old city is a multi-cultural mixture of traditional medicine shops, Chinese restaurants, taxi ranks and ultra-modern skyscrapers. There are excellent museums, art galleries and organized tours of historical and political interest. The shopping is Southern Africa’s best and the many restaurants cater for all tastes. The nearby township of Soweto is Johannesburg’s most popular tourist attraction.

The Saxon has a story to tell. Originally a private home and host to many honored guests, the art within the home portrays lives lived with guests and friends spending time together. Elegant. Luxurious. Unforgettable. Merging the finest culinary experiences, the ultimate in luxurious accommodation and the Award-winning Spa, the Saxon will take you on an unforgettable journey. This is truly the place you can call home. Let the Saxon treat you to personalized, discreet service and unparalleled South African hospitality. The Saxon is a quiet retreat from the outside world that offers panoramic views over the indigenous gardens towards the city skyline beyond. Each of our rooms is fully equipped with a business area comprising complimentary use of a laptop with a secured wireless Internet connection as well as an iPod docking station, HD LCD screen television, full Digital Satellite bouquet and Blu-ray DVD player, together with state-of-the-art surround-sound music system, including all radio stations, full gaming interface and digital movie library. The hotel also offers a Fitness Centre with fully equipped Kinesis equipment which is available 24-hours a day, change rooms, and personal trainer on request. Award-winning Leading Spa with extensive Hydro facilities and innovative Signature treatments.

Overnight: Saxon Boutique Hotel, Villas and Spa (Villa Luxury Suite)

Today you are driven back to the airport. Fly to South Luangwa National Park via Livingstone and Mfuwe. Enjoy your afternoon game drive.

Bordering the Luangwa River, the northern and southern Luangwa National Parks contain some of the most breathtaking and untouched wilderness in Africa. As a result of this and the parks’ successful anti-poaching campaigns, the area has developed into a world-renowned wildlife haven. The South Luangwa National Park is renowned for its walking safari, which allows visitors to view elephant, hippo and even lion close-up under the supervision of professional and knowledgeable armed guides.

Situated on a sweeping curve of the Luangwa River, Time + Tide Chinzombo brings style and sophistication to the Luangwa Valley. This wildly luxurious camp retains its bush authenticity with grass and canvas walls and spacious living areas that melt into the exquisitely tranquil riverside setting. Colonial accents complement organic textures, creating an authentic feel that harkens back to the early days of exploration. With soaking tubs and feather top beds, every villa is a haven for relaxation. Relax by your villa’s private pool, watching the river’s frequent wildlife visitors. Under the shade of ancient trees, listen to the bellows of hippos echoing across the river.

Venture into one of the most game rich areas of the national park with our award-winning guiding team on game drives and walking safaris. The South Luangwa is renowned for its world class predator action, with especially strong sightings of the elusive leopard. In the South Luangwa, expect large herds of elephants and rivers packed with hippos and crocs. Diverse habitat supports a wide variety of plains game and birdlife alongside the predators attracted to the abundance.

Overnight: Time + Tide Chinzombo (Luxury Suite) B L D 

Spend your safari day exploring South Luangwa in vehicles or on foot.

Overnight: Time + Tide Chinzombo (Luxury Suite) B L D 

Today you are flown to Kafue National Park via Lusaka and Busanga. On arrival, you are met and assisted to your lodging. Enjoy your afternoon game drive. Set in the heart of western Zambia, Kafue National Park is the country’s biggest and oldest National Park. Three rivers form the lifeblood of the reserve namely the Lufupa, Lunga and Kafue rivers with the annual summer flood of the Lufupa creating an impressive floodplain delta. The floodplains, rivers, and woodlands support an impressive array of animal and birdlife and several private lodges make this remarkable reserve easier to visit. Visitors can look forward to catching a glimpse of the hippos swimming in the waters of Lake Itezhi-Tezhi, viewing abundant birdlife and a variety of game on the northern Busanga Plains such as zebras and lions; and in the more remote southern Nanzhila Plains antelopes and elephants can be spotted.

Kafue is vast, remote, and utterly wild, and Shumba is the perfect camp from which to explore it. Several overlapping pride territories meet here at the ‘lion’s camp.’ Panoramic floodplain views are dotted with herds of puku and lechwe, and occasional stands of fig and palm trees. The lions themselves sometimes use these trees as vantage points.

The most luxurious accommodation in Kafue, Shumba is open during the dry season each year. It comprises six luxury guest tents (including a family tent). Game drives and nature walks are perfectly complemented by serenely gliding over the plains in a hot air balloon (price of hot air ballooning is not included in these rates).

INSIDER’S TIP: Float high above the plains in a hot air balloon, the best way to see this scenic and remote ecosystem while looking out for wildlife below. End with a champagne breakfast!

Overnight: Shumba Camp (Luxury Tent) B L D

Spend your day viewing and photographing the animals. Vehicle game drives as well was nature walks are included in your stay.

Overnight: Shumba Camp (Luxury Tent) B L D

Today you are flown to Royal Airstrip via Lusaka. On arrival, you are met and transferred to your accommodations.

Located on the Zimbabwean border in the southern reaches of Zambia, the Lower Zambezi region is best known as the home to the Lower Zambezi National Park which features exceptional, undeveloped wildlife areas. It is renowned for its abundant game and a variety of different wildlife can be spotted such as hippos, buffalo, crocodiles, fish eagles and herds of elephants. The landscape features rugged unspoilt wilderness made up of vast floodplains scattered with indigenous woodlands. Visitors can look forward to an array of wonderful activities along the Zambezi including game drives, walking safaris, canoe trips and excellent tiger fishing.

Dotted along the forested riverbanks, Time + Tide Chongwe Camp is surrounded by wild beauty. Set at the confluence of the Chongwe and Zambezi Rivers against a beautiful mountainous backdrop, the camp has the best views in the Lower Zambezi. Sit outside your tent, listening to playful vervet monkeys scampering in the winterthorn trees overhead. Before you, an elephant wades across the languid river, dwarfed by the mountainous escarpment beyond. The resident hippos bellow their displeasure at this intrusion, breaking the tranquility. A warm breeze drifts past, carrying the earthy aroma of the river. Lean back and breathe deeply, letting the energy of this extraordinary, wild land revitalize your mind and soul.

Time + Tide Chongwe’s impressive variety of safari activities provides the ultimate exploration of this magnificent African paradise. By land, enjoy game drives and walking safaris, or take to the rivers and explore with boat cruises canoeing safaris and fishing. Back in camp our new wildlife hide is great for photography, especially rare nocturnal creatures. This is one of the most beautiful regions in Africa, with rivers winding through the forested valley, creating a haven for wildlife and birdlife. Lions, wild dog, elephants, and hippos abound – to name just a few!

Overnight: Time + Tide Chongwe Camp (Luxury Suite) B L D

Spend your day viewing and photographing the animals in vehicles, boats or on foot.

Overnight: Time + Tide Chongwe Camp (Luxury Suite) B L D

Today you are flown to the Livingstone Airport via Lusaka. On arrival, you are met.

Enjoy a walking tour of the Falls, Zambian side before being driven to your accommodations on the Zimbabwean side.

Resting on the southern banks of the Zambezi River at the western end of the eponymous falls, this popular tourist town is compact enough to walk around and makes an ideal base for travelers exploring the seventh wonder of the world, the unfathomably vast Victoria Falls. About two thirds of the falls can be viewed from the Zimbabwean side and, while the falls are undoubtedly the star attraction, the area provides both adventure seekers and sightseers with plenty of opportunities to warrant a longer stay. Popular activities include scenic flights over the falls in helicopters or micro lights, bungee jumping off the Victoria Falls Bridge, white-water rafting (seasonal), and day trips to Chobe National Park. The town itself offers some excellent accommodation and restaurant options as well as an eclectic variety of African curios and authentic art sold by friendly Zimbabwean locals who are wonderfully welcoming and eager to help you enjoy your stay.

Surrounded by the tranquility of Victoria Falls Private Game Reserve and primely located just 15 minutes from the Falls themselves, Stanley & Livingstone Boutique Hotel invites you to explore or just relax in one of the continent’s most loved destinations. Our hotel’s thoughtful comforts, attentive service, and excellent food enhance your experience by ensuring you are very well taken care of – a hallmark of Stanley & Livingstone. And it is for you to decide how much or little to do.

Overnight: Stanley & Livingstone Boutique Hotel (Suite) B D

Enjoy a privately guided walking tour of the Falls, the Zimbabwean side.

Afterwards, you are flown to Johannesburg. VIP service on arrival. A Premier Lounge has been reserved to your convenience. Board your departure flight this evening.  

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PRICING INFORMATION

These prices are valid for travel between June – Dec 15, 2020. Christmas and New Year surcharges will apply for any travel between Dec 15 – Jan 15, 2021. These holiday surcharges are NOT included in these rates.

Land Pricing: $12,400.00 per person double occupancy

Internal air: $5,400.00 per person subject to change*

*Internal air includes the following flights:

Johannesburg / Livingstone

Livingstone / Lusaka

Lusaka / Mfuwe

Mfuwe / Lusaka

Private charter: Lusaka / Busanga & Busanga / Lusaka

Lusaka / Livingstone

Livingstone / Lusaka

INCLUSIONS

  • All meet and greets throughout the itinerary
  • All accommodation as shown in the itinerary
  • All transfers per the itinerary
  • All meals as indicated. These are shown to the right of accommodations per the itinerary. They are denoted by letters B = Breakfast, L = Lunch & D = Dinner
  • Internal flights (these are quoted separately and must be added to the land pricing) as shown in the itinerary
  • Game drives as shown in the itinerary (shared vehicle on safari)
  • Guided excursions per the itinerary
  • Boat ride in Lower Zambezi (shared experience)
  • All relevant park fees/ conservation fees/ entry fees (unless otherwise stated) 
  • Service charges
  • Taxes

EXCLUSIONS

  • Meals not mentioned in the program 
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Any spa treatments
  • Personal Expenses
  • Anything not mentioned under inclusions

RESERVATION AND PAYMENT SCHEDULE

Deposit per person required at time of booking: A deposit of 25% of the program price is required at the time of booking. Final payment is due 120 days prior to departure. If your reservation is made within 120 days of departure, the entire cost of the trip must be paid at the time of the request to secure confirmation.

CANCELLATION CHARGES

Cancellations must be received in writing and will become effective on the date of e-mail receipt. Cancellations received by Emmarosh are subject to the following:

CANCELLATION FEES PER PERSON

121 days prior to departure (or more): 10% of the program price per person.
120-91 days prior to departure: 20% of program price

90-61 days prior to departure: 50% of program price

60 days prior to departure (or less): 100% of the program price

Changes to the Itinerary:

The guest will be responsible for any changes or cancellations made to the itinerary at their request or beyond their control, before or during travel, including expenses incurred due to a change, delay or cancellation of any flights. If a guest cancels or leaves a journey and a roommate remains, an additional supplement may apply to the price for the remaining guest.

CANCELLATION CHARGES FOR INTERNAL AIR

All internal air is 100% non-refundable at time of final payment (some exceptions may apply).

CANCELLATION CHARGES FOR EXTRA SERVICES WHERE APPLICABLE

Additional hotel nights and other extra services booked in connection with Emmarosh programs are subject to specific cancellation penalties.