Lower Zambezi For many years this was a forgotten wilderness. It covers an exceptionally beautiful 4,000 square kilometres with a backdrop of the steeply rising Zambezi Escarpment, its most characteristic feature being the Zambezi itself. Elephant, lion, cheetah, leopard and huge herds of Cape buffalo are all resident here. Perhaps though, the Zambezi is best known for its boating safaris. Tranquil yet exciting, these trips through waters such as the Chifungulu Channel are an excellent way to appreciate the Zambezi. You can go out on motor- boats and birdwatch or fi sh, or head out in a canoe! Chiawa Camp HIGH Chiawa offers superb accommodation in nine tents under thatch. The eight- metre motorised pontoon at Chiawa is an ideal vessel to take advantage of the river and the photographic opportunities here are exceptional. Recommended for keen photographers. Old Mondoro Camp MID Old Mondoro is the only bush camp in the Lower Zambezi. The accommodation is simple but comfortable and consists of four chalets. Walking safaris through towering acacia woodland are a particular speciality from Old Mondoro. Sausage Tree Camp HIGH Sausage Tree is a simply designed tented camp in a stunning setting. The six luxurious, white, oval- shaped marquee tents are spread along the riverbank. There is a central dining and bar area, set high on the bank which overlooks scenic channels below. Victoria Falls Victoria Falls is frequently named as one of the world's top three waterfalls. Victoria Falls on the Zambian side was always considered to be the ' poorer cousin' in comparison to the views of the river and the falls from Zimbabwe. Not now however. In recent years, the Zambian authorities have made tremendous efforts to redevelop the paths and walkways in the vicinity of the falls, and the viewing points along the paths. It is now every bit as good as viewing the falls from Zimbabwe, and is thought by many people to be considerably better. There is a huge range of activities on offer at the falls and plenty of great places to stay. Tongabezi HIGH OUR CHOICE Tongabezi is a secluded riverside camp on a sweeping bend in the Zambezi accommodating 20 people in a combination of uniquely created cottages and ' houses'. Each cottage is distinctive in design and located right next to the water with private views across the Zambezi. AFRICA | ZAMBIA Or visit us on the web www. wildlifeworldwide. com23 Special occasion? Why not ask us for business class upgrades? We can offer competitive prices and it'd be a lovely start to your trip.
The Royal Livingstone Hotel HIGH The Royal Livingstone Hotel is as opulent today as the Victoria Falls Hotel was in its heyday and it is without doubt the best place to view the falls. The luxurious rooms all have superb views of the river. There is a beautiful swimming pool and a large wooden platform beneath a shady tree which projects out over the Zambezi. perfect for sundowners! Sindabezi HIGH OUR CHOICE If you want seclusion, Sindabezi is a small, intimate lodge located on a totally secluded island in the middle of the Zambezi River, accessed only by boat. It consists of just four individual thatched cottages. The island is surrounded by Victoria Falls National Park and the wildlife is abundant with large herds of elephant in the area, a variety of antelope and of course a magnifi cent birdlife. Toka Leya HIGH Toka Leya is the newest property in the area. It consists of 12 spacious tents on raised wooden decking beside the Zambezi River. There is a wonderful infi nity pool right beside the river and a central dining and bar area. The Zambezi Sun MID The Zambezi Sun is right next to the falls. Guests can stroll straight from the hotel grounds into the falls park. The rooms provide the usual hotel amenities and the public areas include a lounge and bar with a restaurant and large swimming pool. It is a good choice for families or those on a tighter budget. 24 ITINERARY Day 1 Depart UK for Lusaka Day 2 Dine beneath huge jackelberry trees overlooking the Kafue River from your base in Central Kafue, Lufupa Tented Camp ( BLD) Day 4 Moving to Musanza Camp in northern Kafue, to enjoy great game- viewing, beautiful scenery and wholesome food in the wilderness ( BLD) Day 6 Busanga Plains is one of the wildest parts of Africa, with 1000s of lechwe, cheetah and tree- climbing lions. Enjoy it from your base at Busanga Bush Camp ( BLD) Day 8 Time to reminisce with tales of the wildlife you have enjoyed on safari ( BLD) Day 9 Depart for the UK ( via Johannesburg) ( B) Day 10 Arrive UK Extend your stay at Victoria Falls. Ask us for details. KAFUE'S RIVERS & PLAINS Highlights . A unique safari to the remote Kafue wilderness . Cheetah and tree- climbing lions on the Busanga Plains . Little chance of seeing any other safari- goers This safari is a step back in time to travel by four- wheel drive with top wildlife guides on a short overland safari to a real wildlife haven. Experience a nostalgic, luxury safari that recreates the sense of a game- viewing adventure reminiscent of the times of the great African explorers. GROUP TOUR Departure dates Weekly, every Monday Flight inclusive cost per person From £ 3059 Single room supplement From £ 375 What's included Flights ( fl ight inclusive package only), transfers, meals as indicated, two nights hotel accommodation and seven nights tented camp Max. group size 8 Tour code WZKF Talk to an expert 0845 130 6982 BUSANGA BUSH CAMP/ MUSANZA LUSAKA TO LIVINGSTONE ZAMBIA Kafue National Park LUFUPA CAMP