26 Kasanka Kasanka is one of the smallest parks in Zambia and is unique by being privately run. The habitat is a varied mixture of miombo woodland, riverine forest, evergreen swamp forest and papyrus swamps. It also has lakes, lagoons, plains, dambos and marshes. The game concentrations are not high, but there are a number of specialist species here including sitatunga, Lichtenstein's hartebeest, sable, grysbok and blue monkey. The birdlife is exceptional with nearly 400 species having been recorded, including the rare Pel's fi shing owl, wattled crane and Ross' turaco. Wasa Camp MID Wasa is a small, rustic, but comfortable camp overlooking Lake Wasa and close to the sitatunga hide and mushitu ( swamp) forest. There are eight chalets, three of which have en- suite facilities and private verandahs. The camp offers excellent walking trails, as well as safaris by canoe and four- wheel drive. Bangweulu Bangweulu is a destination for the connoisseur. It is a vast watery wilderness about 55 kilometres north-east of Kasanka National Park. The endemic black lechwe congregate here in herds thousands strong. Elephant, tsessebe, reedbuck, oribi and sitatunga have also adapted to this area and can be found in good numbers, and the birdlife here is prolifi c. One of the magnifi cent rewards for visiting this area is the possibility of sighting the increasingly rare shoebill. Talk to an expert 0845 130 6982 Safari houses If you are travelling as a group you might like to consider renting a safari house. Perfect for families or groups of friends, it allows you the freedom of your own secluded luxury retreat with private game-viewing vehicles and guides and unlimited fl exibility of game- viewing and meal times. Please do ask us for more information.
AFRICA | ZAMBIA 27 Shoebill Camp MID This is the only camp in this remote and rarely- visited wildlife paradise. The camp sleeps 12, each twin- bedded tent having a private toilet and shower. Excursions are conducted on foot, by four- wheel drive and in boats around the swamps ( subject to the very variable water conditions). SUGGESTED ITINERARY Day 1 Depart UK for Lusaka Day 2 Kasanka, 3- nights, Wasa Camp. Boat trips, walks and photography ( BLD) Day 5 Bangweulu, 3- nights, Shoebill Camp. Boating, walking and picnics in this outstanding wetland area ( BLD) Day 8 South Luangwa, 3- nights, Nkwali. Day and night- drives, walking and great photography ( BLD) Day 11 Lusaka, 1- night, Pioneer Camp ( B) Day 12 Depart for the UK Day 13 Arrive UK Departure dates Daily, January to October Cost per person From £ 4399 ( Jan - May), £ 4595 ( Jun), £ 4695 ( July - Oct), £ 4895 ( mid July - mid Aug) What's included Flights, transfers, meals as indicated, nine nights tented accommodation, guided activities SHOEBILLS, LECHWE & LUANGWA For the safari connoisseur who really wants to get into untouched wilderness, this is the one to choose. For birders too, this is offers the opportunity to see an unrivalled range of species. You visit the wilds of Kasanka where you may well be the only guests before heading to the rarely visited Bangweulu Swamps to see huge numbers of lechwe and highly endangered shoebill. Your last port of call is the magnifi cent Luangwa Valley. TAILOR- MADE Fact! If you drive between Kasanka and Bangweulu you pass Chief Chitambo's village. It was in Chitambo's village that Dr Livingstone's heart was buried and you can visit the beautifully preserved memorial to one of our greatest explorers. Or visit us on the web www. wildlifeworldwide. com