Duration: 9 Days | 8 Nights
Countries to be visited: South Africa
Enjoy both The Lower Zambezi National Park and South Luangwa National Park 8 nights.
Most of the rain fades away, leaving a landscape that is green and lush, with clear skies and pleasantly mild temperatures.
June, July and August
The nights are generally much cooler, but the days are clear and warm. Make sure you bring warm
clothes to wrap up in the early mornings and
evenings, as some
nights get very cold.
September, October, November
Summer has arrived and the weather becomes much hotter towards the end of September, October and November reaching approximately 35 degrees
Celsius. It’s the best time of the year for fishing and swimming in the private plunge pools so bring cool clothes, sunblock and hats
Engaged in a delicate and peaceful wildlife treaty, predators roam the floodplains alongside prey in a stunning display of equilibrium. Our camps are equipped with four-person game drive vehicles, newly designed for safety and comfort. Morning drives may reveal the Zambezi’s diurnal inhabitants – buffalo, elephant, zebra and an array of antelope – as they traverse the mopane forest. On an afternoon excursion, you could stumble across a lazy pride of lion in the throes of a heavy daytime nap.
The Zambezi River is best explored by boat. Our custom fitted pontoon boats are stable and secure providing a perfect platform for photographic opportunities, fishing or just simple appreciation. Relax of an afternoon, lulled by the gentle lap of the river, watching elephant crossing the river from island to island, witness the amusing politics of hippo pod life and feel goose bumps rise with the keening call of a fish eagle, all interspersed with the clink of ice cubes in your drink and lit by the slowly sinking sun.
A walking safari, the concept of which was pioneered in Zambia under the great Norman Carr, is an opportunity to understand the complex ecosystem of the bush and provides an insight into the lives of the smaller animals in the park. Accompanied by a professional, National Parks Wildlife Officer, learn from our guides about the medicinal uses of trees, herbs, and plants, the stories of the bush and ancient fables of Southern Africa. Follow the tracks of genet and civet, and perhaps even lion… Zambia is one of the last places where this can be truly appreciated and enjoyed.
If you want a chance to catch the legendary Tiger that lurks in the deeps of the Zambezi, this is the place to do it. Our coxswains know every pool and eddy of this stretch of the river and will provide expert advice whether you’re an experienced fisherman or complete novice. While we provide all the necessary rods and tackle for Spinner and Lure fishing, anglers who specialise on Fly would be advised to bring their own.
There are few experiences more incredible than drifting down the Zambezi, propelled by the current paddled by your own guide, providing a new perspective of the river from river level – in it, on it, by it and with it. This is a slower, quieter way to experience the majesty of the fourth longest river in Africa and all the wildlife that exists by its might.
The Lower Zambezi boasts over 500 species of birdlife, many of which are not often seen elsewhere. From Giant Eagle Owls to tiny sunbirds, kingfishers to vultures and Ground Hornbills, you can rest assured that your binos will constantly be in hand, tracking a flutter of wings or unfamiliar call from the depths of a bush. The Carmine Bee Eaters migrate to a nesting site just upstream from camp, and Ospreys and Yellow Billed Kites keep a close eye on boats headed out fishing, hovering for the possibility of a free lunch!
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