Project Description

ZAMBIA – BEST OF THE LOWER ZAMBEZI PHOTO SAFARI
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INTRODUCTION

It is with great pleasure that I introduce a photo safari to one of Africa’s most sought after wildlife photographic destinations, Zambia. Our journey will take us to the vast flood plains and open savannas of the Lower Zambezi National Park. This area offers some of the most incredible wildlife sightings and almost uninterrupted photographic opportunities.

Join me on what promises to be a most memorable safari experience to one of Africa’s most game rich destinations. We will partake in a variety of activities on this safari, designed to offer the best overall safari experience.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Relaxed lion prides
  • Abundant leopard sightings
  • Land and water based activities
  • Rich and colorful birdlife

NELIS WOLMARANS
Photographic Guide

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DATES

 TBA

DURATION

 8 Days /  7 Nights

LOCATION

Zambia – Lower Zambezi National Park

GROUP SIZE

Max 6

ITINERARY

Morning Flight from Johannesburg to the Lower Zambezi National Park via Lusaka.

This morning we will depart Johannesburg’s OR Tambo Intl. Airport as we set our course for Lusaka. From here we will take a short flight to the Royal Airstrip at Lower Zambezi National Park. A short road transfer to the National Park offices and from there, a very enjoyable boat ride on the mighty Zambezi to our accommodation for the next 3 nights, Old Mondoro. This beautiful camp lies on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River and is shaded by massive Winterthorn trees. Frequent visitors to this camp are the local elephant herds and troops of yellow baboons.

This afternoon, following check-in and lunch, we will depart on our first afternoon safari in this very remote part of the Zambezi Valley.

Two full days at Old Mondoro.

This remote small camp which oozes authentic African bush experience, offers a variety of activities. We will combine our outings with these varied activities to give us the most well-rounded photo safari experience. These will include, walking safaris, day and night game drives and boat safaris.

The name, Old Mondoro means old lion. The area in which the Old Mondoro and its sister camp is situated, lies within the home ranges of 3 large lion prides. These big cats are very well habituated to the safari vehicles and this makes for some of the most incredible and up-close photo opportunities.

Transfer from Old Mondoro to Chiawa Camp.

This morning, following our morning activity, we will be transferred to our final stop on this unforgettable photo safari. We will enjoy 4 nights in the luxurious Chiawa Camp, located about 10 kilometers upstream from Old Mondoro.

This camp offers a number of luxuries that exceed that of Old Mondoro and its prime location makes this the perfect place to end our Zambia safari.

Chiawa boasts 8 luxurious rooms that line the banks of the river as well as two hides, from where one is able to enjoy viewing and photographing the mammals and birds which stay in close proximity to the camp, between activities

Three full days at Chiawa in the Lower Zambezi National Park.

Our last 3 full days will be spent at Chiawa, where we are able to enjoy similar activities to those which we partook in at Old Mondoro.

One of the big attractions to this award-winning safari lodge is its unbelievably relaxed leopard population. These cats are completely oblivious to the safari vehicles and are seen daily as they go about life in the bush.

During our daily activities, our local guide will keep his eyes and ears open for any signs of these otherwise elusive cats. The vehicle traffic in these areas is generally quite low and with us making use of private safari vehicles, we are able to spend as much time out in the field as possible.

Both of these camps in Lower Zambezi are extremely flexible and we are, to a larger extend able to plan our days around the movement and times of our wild subjects.

Departure Day

Sadly, the day has arrived where we need to say goodbye to this wildlife Eden. Following a final mornings activity and breakfast, we will return to the Royal Airstrip from where we will fly back to Lusaka and onwards to Johannesburg.

From the team at Nelis Wolmarans Wildlife & Photo Safaris, we thank you for your participation in this memorable safari. We wish you a pleasant journey to your final destination and do hope that we can be off service to you again on your next African safari adventure.

For more information or a detailed itinerary, please contact me.

INCLUDES

  • Internal flights from Lusaka to Lower Zambezi National Park return
  • All Accommodation as per the itinerary
  • All meals, from lunch on Day 1 to Breakfast on Day 8
  • All local beverages
  • All activities as per the itinerary
  • All park fees & conservation levies
  • Free Wifi at Chiawa Camp
  • All transfers as per the itinerary
  • Bush Walks, Night Drives, River cruises, Laundry services

EXCLUDES

  • International Flights – including Johannesburg to Lusaka
  • All Visas
  • All medical and travel insurance
  • All gratuities
  • All items of a personal nature such as Curio purchases, spa treatments and telephone calls
  • Any items not mentioned in the list of includes above.

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