1 to 30 Jun £2,875 1 to7 Jul £3,095 8 Jul to 31 Aug £3,395 22 Aug to 30 Sep £3,150 1 to 31 Oct £2,875 F O R R E S E R V A T I O N S C A L L U S O N 0845 130 6982 76 Zambia is a wonderful country to travel in – warm, welcoming people, smiling faces, and an internal transportation system that is very slick. There will always be someone to meet you at Lusaka when you arrive into the country, the camps and lodges are all exceptionally good and the guiding is second to none – in fact it is against the guiding standards in Zambia that we measure all of the other countries in the world that we deal with. Everything on the coming pages that we show is (like the majority of trips in our brochure) tailor-made. The first itinerary that we show, ‘Leopards of Luangwa’, offers the best introduction to Zambia and its wildlife, and it can easily be adjusted and adapted to incorporate any of the areas that feature on the following pages. You could change the camps we show in the itinerary to others that feature overleaf, you could increase or decrease the number of days you spend in Luangwa, add-on a visit to the Lower Zambezi, Victoria Falls, Kafue, or even Malawi and Botswana. Do please ask us for our advice and suggestions, we should be very happy to design the perfect itinerary for you! Leopards of Luangwa 11 days London to London Day 1. Depart London Depart from London for Mfuwe, travelling via Nairobi and Lusaka. Days 2 to 10. Luangwa Valley [B (Days 3 to 10 only), L, D] On arrival at Mfuwe transfer to Kapani Lodge for your first night in the Luangwa Valley. South Luangwa is the jewel of the country’s national parks and comprises 9,050 square kilometres of unspoilt African wilderness. Its eastern boundary is the Zambia Leopard Mchenja, South Luangwa
S E E U S O N T H E W E B AT wildlifeworldwide.com meandering Luangwa River whose regular changes in course leave characteristic ox-bow lagoons which are one of the most scenic aspects of the park. Set amongst beautiful riverine vegetation of evergreen Mahogany and Ebony Trees, these lagoons and the ‘grazing lawns’ around them are a magnet to the outstanding wildlife of the park. You can expect to encounter numerous large animals here - Elephant, Cape Buffalo, Hippo, Thornicroft’s Giraffe, Lion, Nile Crocodile, Warthog, Puku, Impala, Crawshay’s Zebra, Cookson’s Wildebeest, Spotted Hyena, Greater Kudu and Eland are all common, and the Luangwa Valley probably has the world’s highest naturally occurring population of Leopard. For the birdwatcher too, Luangwa could hardly be better. The sun-scorched riverbanks play host to vast colonies of Carmine Bee-eaters, which together with numerous raptors, lovebirds, weavers and kingfishers lend more than a splash of colour to this beautiful destination. Your stay in Luangwa is centred around Kapani Lodge and its ‘satellite’ bush camps, Luwi, Nsolo, Kakuli and Mchenja. Kapani Lodge is a small lodge on a quiet lagoon beside the Luangwa River which accommodates twenty guests. The rooms have an airy continental feel to them with high ceilings, overhead fans and large windows. Each bedroom has en-suite facilities, a large lounge/sitting area and a bar fridge. Most meals are served ‘al fresco’ with mid-morning brunch either on the beautifully manicured lawns or on the shady viewing platform overlooking the lagoon which also houses the bar. The lodge offers walks, day and night-time drives, as well as the chance to listen to the sounds of wildlife using special acoustic equipment, the latter being at additional cost. The four superb ‘satellite’ camps along the dry Luwi River (a tributary of the Luangwa) are only a walking safari’s distance apart. Each bush camp is uniquely situated and each offers superb game-viewing opportunities. You will be able to enjoy morning and afternoon game drives as well as night-time safaris making use of powerful spotlights. You will also spend time on foot, with armed scouts, exploring without the use of a vehicle. No two days will be the same: you will sit by tranquil lagoons, track Lions, enjoy hearty bush breakfasts on the banks of the river, and enjoy unrivalled game-viewing! Luwi which accommodates eight people is set in a beautiful shady grove of trees. Each of the reed and thatch rooms has en-suite facilities. This is as close to the perfect ‘bush camp’ as it is possible to get. Nsolo has five open-fronted ‘chalets’ on raised wooden platforms overlooking a nearby waterhole and whilst most of the time here is spent on walking safaris there will also be the opportunity for night drives. Kakuli is a tented camp which accommodates ten people at the Luangwa’s confluence with the Luwi River. All the tented rooms have en-suite bathrooms. There is a thatched dining and lounge area overlooking the river and a wide grazing lawn. Mchenja is in a shady ebony grove upstream from Kakuli. The camp has five luxurious tents on raised wooden platforms, each with an indoor bath and outdoor shower. The camp also has a plunge pool. The game viewing in the area is superb and Mchenja is the perfect way to finish a walking safari through the Luangwa (Mchenja is the only bushcamp in Luangwa which is open in the green season from January to March). Please note there is a small surcharge to stay at this camp. Generally guests will spend the first night at Kapani, followed by a combination of nights at each of the intimate and remote bush camps, before returning to Kapani for the final night. This may of course be adjusted to suit. Day 11. Homeward [B] Take an early morning transfer to Mfuwe airport in time to catch your flight to Lusaka, where you board the daytime flight to the UK. (You may perhaps consider extending your stay to Victoria Falls, the Lower Zambezi or even Malawi.) 77 Cost per person: Jun £3,150 1 to 18 Jul, 19 Aug to Oct £3,395 19 Jul to 18 Aug £3,695 Single supplement: Available on request What is included: Flights, transfers, meals as indicated, guided activities & drinks Accommodation: Safari lodge & rustic camps Departure dates: Mondays & Wednesdays, June to October (based on British Airways flights. Daily departures are possible flying on Kenya Airways). Africa / Zambia Wild Dog Kapani Lodge, South Luangwa At Wildlife Worldwide we specialise in tailor-making our holidays. It is what we started doing in 1992, it has been our philosophy right from the start. A tailor-made journey gives you the freedom and flexibility to travel how, when and where you want to. And of course, you are unconstrained by the wishes of a group. Throughout the brochure we show a series of itineraries to whet your appetite. These are all suggestions and ideas, none are cast in stone. We can change the properties, extend or shorten your trip, combine destinations and countries, fly you in Business Class, organise car rental and of course offer advice and suggestions from a wealth of experience that we have gained over many years. Call us on 0845 130 6982 and we will be happy to discuss the options with you! Tailor-made holidays – a unique journey designed just for you!