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9 Nights – Affordable Zambia

This 9 night safari will give you one of the greatest experiences one can get from a Zambian safari; the selected properties will all ensure that you get a personal service throughout your stay. You will combine the magnificent Victoria Falls, with the game-rich South Luangwa National Park and the wonderful Lower Zambezi National Park which also offers water activities besides game drives and walking safaris.

Camps making up the itinerary include;

  • 3  nights at Waterberry Lodge in Livingstone, home to the Victoria Falls
  • 3 nights at Lion Camp in South Luangwa National Park
  • 3 nights at Kasaka River Camp in Lower Zambezi National Park

Itinerary summary;

Day 1 – Arrival in Lusaka off your international flight

MEET AND GREET; Upon arrival at Lusaka International Airport, you will be met and greeted by a representative from Imagine Zambia Tours. Please look out for your names on a name board as you enter the terminal building.

Our representative will assist you through passport control and will also help you getting your luggage and clear customs. You’ll later be shown to the Domestic Departure lounge for your onward flight to Livingstone; passengers are required to check in at least 60 minutes before departure.

On arrival at Livingstone airport, you will be met by a representative/driver from Waterberry Lodge and who will then transfer you to the lodge where you be spending 3 nights during your stay in Livingstone.

Day 1 to Day 4 – Waterberry Lodge

Waterberry is a small and friendly lodge situated in a breath-taking secluded position on the banks of the spectacular Zambezi River with excellent views of the Zimbabwean park on the opposite bank. It is a perfect place for a holiday that requires a visit to the Victoria Falls and an enjoyment of the various activities found in Livingstone.

Waterberry’s comfortable rooms are in thatched cottages set in different locations; some are set around sweeping lawns, some on the river bank and others looking their own secluded private dam which has beautiful birdlife. All the en-suite rooms have their own decks for sunbathing, birdwatching, private dinners or just relaxing.

There is a lot to do at Waterberry Lodge and some of the activities on offer include visits to the Vic Falls, cruises on the Zambezi River, fishing, canoeing, visits to Livingstone museum and town to mention but a few. Livingstone also houses a good number of adrenalin activities for the most adventurous which can be booked in advance such as bungee-jumping, whitewater rafting, micro-lighting etc.

Day 4 – transfer from Waterberry Lodge to Livingstone Airport

Depending on the departure time of your flight out of Livingstone, you will at some stage on this day, be transferred from Waterberry Lodge to Livingstone airport for your flight to Mfuwe via Lusaka.

On arrival at Mfuwe airport, you will be welcomed by a representative/guide from Lion Camp who will help with your luggage and transfer you to Lion Camp which will be your home for your 3 nights safari stay in the Luangwa valley.

Day 4 to Day 7 – Lion Camp 

You will do your unforgettable South Luangwa safari from the comfort of the Lion Camp, and spend your 3 nights exploring the areas around Lion Camp by open 4-wheel drive vehicle.

Lion Camp is a stylish, unique and independent lodge accommodating up to 18 guests. It is located in one of the best game viewing areas of the South Luangwa National and away from other lodges and camps, which means that you are likely to enjoy your South Luangwa safari without many other guests or vehicles around. The lodge looks out onto an open grassland which is frequented by grazing mammals during day time, and becomes a hunting ground for lions by night.

Accommodation at Lion Camp will be in luxury canvas and thatch chalets which are built on raised wooden platforms. All chalets are linked to each other and the main area by a raised wooden light boardwalk. The chalets have either four poster king side double beds or twin beds, each with a walk in mosquito net. They are all en-suite with showers and toilets, and each has a private deck overlooking the open plain in front of the lodge.

Besides morning drives and walking safaris, you will also go on afternoon/evening game drives. The game drive usually takes about 3 to 4 hours. Sundowners are usually served at around sunset along the LuangwaRiver, giving you clear views of the African sun as it sets after which, you continue with your game drive in search of nocturnal animals. This will return after dark in time for dinner.

You will be at Lion Camp for 3 nights after which you will head out to the Lower Zambezi where you will stay at Kasaka River Camp for your last 3 nights in Zambia.

Day 7 – transfer from Lion Camp to Mfuwe Airport

Depending on the departure time of your flight out of Mfuwe, you will on this day, be transferred to Mfuwe Airport for your onward flight to the Lower Zambezi via Lusaka.

On arrival at Royal Airstrip in the Lower Zambezi, you will be met and assisted by a representative from Kasaka River Camp and who will then transferred to the lodge where you be spending 3 nights during your stay in the Lower Zambezi.

Day 7 to Day 10 – Kasaka River Camp

The Lodge is located in the Lower Zambezi National Park directly opposite the famed Mana Pools world heritage site in Zimbabwe and offers unusually varied activities such as game drives, walking, canoeing, boating and angling in the company of Africa’s finest guides. The Zambezi River extends the full length of the property which sits in the shade of tamarind trees some 50 ft above the river, affording it outstanding views.

All the luxury tented chalets have en-suite bathrooms each tastefully decorated with an authentic African flavour. The tent is a large walk in safari tent with either two single beds or one king size double bed. Each of the tents has an elegantly furnished en-suite bathroom with flush toilets and powerful heated showers. The main living and deck areas are nestled amongst the tamarind trees creating the perfect location for watching the world go by and viewing various species of wildlife. A swimming pool is also available to guests.

Day 10 – transfer from Kasaka River Camp to Royal Airstrip

On this day, you will be transferred from Kasaka River Camp to Royal Airstrip for your flight to Lusaka where you will catch your international flight out of Zambia.

Meet and Assist; on arrival at Lusaka International Airport, you will be met by a representative from Imagine Zambia Tours, who will be at hand again to assist with baggage handling and check in to your International flight out of Zambia.

This is the end of your safari in Zambia but we will still be in touch with you to make sure that your travel back home was well and safe.

For quotations and booking enquiries, please contact us on info@imaginezambiatours.com and we will be delighted to do everything for you.