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Itinerary: Luangwa National Park and Victoria Falls Safari

Luangwa National Park and Victoria Falls Safari

The easiest and most cost effective way to experience the wonders of Africa’s premier wildlife reserve and one of the 7 wonders of the natural world -all in one week.

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Luangwa National Park and Victoria Falls Safari

Day 1:
Depart Lilongwe at approx 0900 to Mchinji. [1&1/2 hr drive], then after completing immigration formalities, on to Luangwa Valley. A picnic lunch is enjoyed en route and ETA at the campsite is mid afternoon. On arrival check into your Chalets at Thornicroft Lodge. Dinner is served from 19H00 onwards.

Day 2 & 3:
After a light snack with tea & coffee we depart for a morning drive at 06H00. All game drives are undertaken in open game viewing vehicles, to optimise your pleasure and experience. Drinks and snacks are taken along for your enjoyment whilst in the park. Depending on game sightings, we return to the lodge at 11 for a scrumptious "brunch". An afternoon rest, swim, tea then we again head out for our afternoon/ night drive at around 16H00 - returning to the Lodge at 20H00. Evening Dinner

Day 4:
After breakfast, we drive via Chipata. Here you will change vehicles and continue to Lusaka on the Great East Road with a brief stop at Luangwa Bridge. ETA in Lusaka is late afternoon depending on road conditions. On arrival check into the pioneer en suite chalets. Tonight’s dinner is included in your fee. [Driving time – approx 10 hrs]

Day 5:
After breakfast [included] we continue through Lusaka, over the Kafue River to Victoria Falls. A picnic lunch is enjoyed en route. ETA in Livingstone is mid am. Check into your river facing bedrooms at the Zambezi Waterfront. If time allows, visit the falls this afternoon - if not then this is done the next day. Overnight hotel inclusive dinner.

Day 6:
This day is open for you to experience the numerous activities and options that has established this area as the "Adrenaline Capital of Africa". Only your breakfast is included and you have the entire days to pursue the activity of your choice. River cruises, game drives, cultural village tours, white water rafting, jet boating, canoeing, river boarding, micro lighting, helicopter flips, bungi-jumping, horseback and elephant safaris, fishing are all readily available and organised on site at the hotel. Lunch and dinner at your own cost.

Day 7:
After breakfast, we depart back to Lusaka. A leisurely drive brings us to Pioneer camp late afternoon. Overnight at Pioneer Camp in chalets. Dinner is included. [Driving time – approx 8 hrs]

Day 8:
After breakfast, we return to Lilongwe. Picnic lunch en route. ETA in Lilongwe is late afternoon.

Please Note – We reserve the right to change the above accommodation & costs due to circumstances beyond our control.

Includes: -
Transport Lilongwe return, all accommodation as indicated, meals as indicated

Excludes: -
Alcoholic and bottled drinks, entrance fees into Luangwa and Vic falls, 2 X Dinners and 2 X lunches, local gratuities, optional activities.

Optional excursions
These costs are meant as a guide only and all bookings are done on site.

White water rafting - full day - $ 135 p/p
Upper Zambezi canoeing full day $ 105
Tandem Kayaking $ 150
River boarding $ 145
Horse Trails 1/2 day w lunch $ 100
Breakfast Cruise $ 45
Bungi Jumping $ 90
Lunch & Sunset cruises $ 40
Fishing Safari [1/2 day] $ 100
Dinner Cruise $ 45
Elephant back safari AM or PM $ 130
Helicopter flight [15 min] $ 95

Luangwa Valley -
9050 sq km of pristine woodland and riverine vegetation plays host to over 40 mammal and 650 bird species. The South Luangwa has been described as the premier park in Africa foremost for the variety of species seen when visiting. A visit to Malawi and Zambia would be totally incomplete without experiencing the sheer magnitude and delight of this unique area.

Thornicroft Lodge
is set on the banks of the Luangwa River offering accommodation in 10 en suite chalets built from stone, concrete and wood. Each spacious and airy structure has a canvass roof and is designed to allow maximum visibility even when you are in your room. Each room has 2 X three quarter beds and luxurious mattresses and bedding to ensure you the best nights rest possible, whilst being safely tucked inside your large walk in mosquito net. Each chalet has a veranda with a view of the river and the park.

Victoria Falls
needs no introduction – as one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, it is perhaps the most visited site in Southern Africa and hence leisure facilities and opportunities abound. The sight of millions of liters of water gushing into a huge chasm creating the famous “smoke that thunders” is a sight that has inspired and enthralled visitors for a century already.

The Zambezi Waterfront Village
has well appointed chalets set is spacious grounds. There are 2 swimming pools situated near the bar, BBQ and auditorium. Stunning Zambezi sunsets can be enjoyed from the entertainment complex or the restaurant area. The accommodation site has communal ablution facilities.

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