• Transport: 4WD safari vehicles, Light aircraft

  • Days: 14

  • Guests: 14

  • Availability: Nov 20 – Oct 21

  • Languages: English

  • Class: Superior

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The Great Parks of Zambia showcases the finest of Africa’s diverse destinations. Explore the extraordinary and unique landscapes - from the ancient forests of the South Luangwa, the mighty rivers and mountains of the Lower Zambezi, to sweeping savannah of the Liuwa Plains. Enjoy experiences that epitomise the best of safari adventures.

  • Walking safaris
  • Lady Liuwa lion pride
  • 2nd largest wildebeest migration
  • Cultural village experience
  • Canoeing safaris

Day 1
LOWER ZAMBEZI NATIONAL PARK
Guests arrive at the Royal Airstrip with Proflight from Lusaka or Livingstone. They are met by a representative from Chongwe Safaris before embarking on a road transfer to the camp. Chongwe River Camp is situated on the outside boundary of the Lower Zambezi National Park.
Overnight at Time + Tide Chongwe River Suites – Lunch and dinner.

Day 2-4
LOWER ZAMBEZI NATIONAL PARK
Flanked by the Zambezi Escarpment and the Zambezi River, the forested valley of the Lower Zambezi is a haven for abundant birds and wildlife. The region is especially wonderful for large elephant herds, diverse birdlife, and wild dog. The Lower Zambezi National Park, founded in 1983, covers an area of 4,092 square kilometers along the northwestern bank of the Zambezi River. Step on board on a boat or drift silently pass the riverbank in a canoe for the best wildlife viewing, since most wildlife is concentrated around the Lower Zambezi Valley and the river.

Private and exclusive, the Chongwe River Suites offer sublime luxury and service against a beautifully wild setting. Guests can enjoy a variety of safari activities, such as game drives and walking safaris, exploring the rivers on boat cruises, canoeing safaris or go tiger-fishing. The wildlife hide at the camp is great for photography.
Overnight at Time + Tide Chongwe River Suites – Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 5
SOUTH LUANGWA NATIONAL PARK
After a morning activity and breakfast, guests are transferred to the Royal Airstrip in time for the Proflight scheduled service to Mfuwe International Airport (approximately 1.5 hours). A representative from Chinzombo will meet guests on arrival for the transfer to the lodge, which is situated within the boundaries of the park.
Overnight at Time + Tide Chinzombo – Lunch and dinner.

Day 6-8
SOUTH LUANGWA NATIONAL PARK
The South Luangwa is Zambia’s premier wildlife destination and offers world-class predator action, large herds of elephant, and many endemic species. This is an unspoiled wilderness of tranquil rivers, ancient forests and open pans. Guests can explore the region’s diverse habitats with game drives, safari walks, and boat cruises (seasonal). The impressive park covers an area of about 9050 square kilometers of the Luangwa Valley floor, and lies anywhere from 500 meter to 800 meter above sea level.

Time + Tide Chizombo is a luxurious camp, retaining its bush authenticity with grass and canvas walls and spacious living areas that melt into the exquisitely tranquil riverside setting. Sprawling, ancient shade trees and private plunge pools offer comfort and relaxation for guests staying in any one of the six stunning villas.
Overnight at Time + Tide Chinzombo – Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 9
LUSAKA
After enjoying all that South Luangwa has to offer, guests are transferred by road to Mfuwe Airport in time for the Proflight scheduled service to Lusaka International Airport (approximately 1 hour). Guests are met and transferred to their hotel. The remainder of the day is spent at leisure. Lusaka is the capital of Zambia. In the center, sprawling Lusaka City Market sells clothing, produce and other goods which guests will enjoy exploring.
Overnight at Latitude 15 – Breakfast.

Day 10
LIUWA PLAIN
After an early breakfast, guests are transferred by road to Lusaka Airport in time to board a light aircraft for the scheduled transfer to Kalabo Airstrip (approximately 2.5 hours) in Liuwa Plain National Park.
Overnight at Time + Tide King Lewanika Lodge – Lunch and dinner.

Day 12-13
LIUWA PLAIN
Liuwa Plain is unspoilt and exclusive with rare game and a rich natural heritage. It is home to Africa’s second largest wildebeest migration, the Lady Liuwa lion pride, cheetahs, and clans of up to 50 hyenas. Liuwa Plain National Park in Zambia has one of the oldest conservation histories in Africa, dating back to the 19th century where the King of Barotseland, Lubosi Lewanika, appointed his people to be the custodians of the park and its wildlife. They maintain that sentiment today. With over 12,500 people legally living within the park, Liuwa is a prime example of how people and wildlife can co-exist and benefit in a shared landscape.

Time + Tide King Lewanika Lodge is one of Zambia’s most exclusive camps the only permanent camp in Liuwa Plain. Despite its luxurious design, the lodge retains its safari authenticity with canvas walls, indoor and outdoor showers, and decks overlooking the plains. With award-winning guides and intimate safari excursions, they bring unrivalled access and absolute exclusivity to the region.
Overnight at Time + Tide King Lewanika Lodge – Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 14
DEPARTURE
After a final morning activity, guests will depart the camp and board a light aircraft for the scheduled transfer to Lusaka from where they will continue with their onward travel arrangements.

Inclusions

Accommodation: As per itinerary
Meals: 13 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 13 dinners
Meet and greet: Lusaka International Airport
Drinks: Selected local brand drinks
Transfers: Scheduled flights, road and boat transfers
Activities: Day and night game drives, Walking safaris, Cultural village tours, Wildlife hides, Canoe safaris, Boating, Bird watching, Fishing
Entrance fees: National park fees, Community levies
Guide: Registered guide per lodge/boat, other language guides are subject to availability

Exclusions

International and regional scheduled flights and visas
Travel, medical and personal accident insurance
Gratuities and items of personal nature
Excursions not detailed in the itinerary
Private charters/transfers or specialised guides
Premium brand drinks
Porterage

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