Lower ZambeziFor 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 MIDOld 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.Chongwe River Camp HIGH Award-winning Chongwe River Camp is located at the confl uence of the Zambezi and Chongwe Rivers, offering fi rst-class service, fantastic accommodation and exceptional game-viewing. We recommend this camp for a great value stay in the Lower Zambezi.22Or visit us on the web www.wildlifeworldwide.comTalk to an expert 0845 130 6982Safari housesIf 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.ITINERARYDay 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 UKExtend your stay at Victoria Falls. Ask us for details.KAFUE'S RIVERS & PLAINSHighlights. A unique safari to the remote Kafue wilderness. Cheetah and tree-climbing lions on the Busanga Plains. Little chance of seeing any other safari-goersThis 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 TOURDeparture dates Weekly, every MondayFlight inclusive cost per person From £3465 (Jan - mid March), £3375 (mid-end March), £3395 (Apr - mid Sep), £3500 (mid Sep - Dec), £3980 (Christmas)Land only cost per person From £2185 Single room supplement From £400What's included Flights (fl ight inclusive package only), transfers, meals as indicated, two nights hotel accommodation and seven nights tented campMax. group size 8Tour code WZKFBUSANGA BUSHCAMP/ MUSANZALUSAKATO LIVINGSTONEZAMBIAKafueNational ParkLUFUPA CAMP
Kafue National ParkCovering some 22,500 square kilometres, Kafue is one of the world's largest parks and consists of woodland and wide grassy 'dambos' grazed by Defassa waterbuck, sable, hartebeest, blue wildebeest, Cape buffalo and Burchell's zebra. The vast Busanga Plain in the north is dominated by the Lufupa River system, which recedes in the dry season stranding large herds of hippos in shallow pools. This is one of Kafue's richest wildlife areas attracting a diverse range of antelope including thousands of red lechwe. The profusion of game in the park attracts lion, leopard and cheetah in good numbers. Kafue offers a traditional game-viewing adventure reminiscent of the times of the great African explorers. Nanzhila Plains, Southern Kafue MID OUR CHOICEThis is an intimate lodge comprising four spacious thatched cottages and a raised central boma overlooking a dambo frequented by wildlife. A highlight here is the chance to observe the area's strong populations of wild dog and cheetah, as well as all the other major predators. Konkamoya Lodge, Southern Kafue MIDKonkamoya is a small family-run safari lodge in the south of the park, consisting of just three chalets. The atmosphere is personal with walks, fl y-camping trips and canoeing all on offer.Wilderness Safaris HIGH Wilderness Safaris are now operating a family of properties in Kafue - Busanga Bush Camp, Kapinga Bush Camp, Shumba Bush Camp, Lufupa Tented Camp and Musanza. These bring with them the same exceptional quality of service and guiding that has made them famous elsewhere. All are located in superb wildlife areas, and we recommend a mixture of tented, bush and lodge accommodation to make the most of your visit to Kafue. Hippo Lodge, Northern Kafue MIDHippo Lodge is a small vintage-style stone camp with four private chalets and two safari tents, located on the bank of the Kafue River. Highlights here include extensive game-viewing by boat, foot or vehicle. and soaking in their nearby natural hot springs.Or visit us on the web www.wildlifeworldwide.com23AFRICA | ZAMBIASpecial occasion? Why not ask us for business class upgrades? We can offer competitive prices and it'd be a lovely start to your trip.