This safari brings you to the beautiful north western part of Zambia. This remote area is completely unexplored and offers some of the best hyena sightings in the whole of Africa. If you choose to extend your safari you will explore Chobe National Park and Moremi Game Reserve. Starting in Kasane, this tour finishes in Livingstone (14day) or Maun on the 18day version.
Boat cruise on the Chobe River, 4 nights in Luiwa plains, Zambia, 2 nights at a comfortable lodge in Livingstone, Zambia, optional visit to the Victoria Falls, Livingstone, Zambia (US$20, subject to change), 3 nights Chobe National Park & 2 nights Moremi Game Reserve
2020 Departure: 14 November
|Group size||Min: 6/ Max: 10|
|Minimum Age||12 years|
|Safari Options||Optional 4 day add–on/extension ends in Maun.
|Day 1&2 Chobe area Kasane Botswana
Day 3 Mango Tree Road Zambia
Day 4–8 Liuwa Plains National Park
Day 9 Mango Tree Road Zambia
Day 10&11 Sioma Falls near Victoria Falls
Day 12&13 Livingstone Zambia
Day 14 Safari ends/Livingstone
Day14&15 Chobe National Park Botswana
Day 16&17 Moremi Game Reserve Botswana
Day 18 Safari ends/Maun
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On arrival in Kasane, this expedition starts at 13h00 with your guide giving you a full safari briefing over lunch and take you shopping for your safari drinks, then enjoy your first adventurous game drive into the park and set up camp. The next day there’s a morning game drive and an afternoon sunset boat cruise along the Chobe River with the chance to see some of the many elephants frolicking in the water
Today our journey to Liuwa Plains begins. An early start takes us from Botswana through to Namibia, stopping briefly in Katima Mulilo to buy fresh supplies and then cross into Zambia (Visa required). After traversing seemingly endless sand dunes covered in teak forest, we descend onto the Zambezi floodplains and travel along the beautiful and picturesque Mango–Tree–Road which will lead us north to Kalabo. We’ll see some beautifully traditional Zambian villages on today’s journey where at the end of this long day set up camp in the forest to camp wild.
Rise with the sun for an early breakfast before continuing our journey to Liuwa Plains National Park. On arrival, set up camp before exploring this unique area. During this time of the year the wildebeest migration from the Angolan Kameia National Park to the Zambian Liuwa Plains National Park can be expected and thousands of wildebeest are seen making this journey in search for fresh, juicy grass; following them are the kings of Liuwa Plains, spotted hyena. The birdlife is also exceptional in this area. The next 5 days are spent exploring this National Park during morning and afternoon game drives. Wild camping with bush ablutions
Leave Liuwa Plains National Park after an early morning drive and retrace our steps back along Mango Tree Road.
This morning there is time to visit the local market in Kalabo then head south toward the Sioma Falls. Sioma Falls (also known as Ngonye Falls) are next to Victoria Falls, the most breath–taking waterfalls in Southern Africa. The horsehoe–shaped falls are mostly impressive because of the sheer volume of water that cascades over the staggered twenty metre drop. Until now, this pristine wilderness has been completely unknown to tourists.
After descending the gruelling road along the western bank of the Zambezi, cross the river and arrive in Livingstone late afternoon and spend the next 2 nights at a comfortable lodge. Visit the thunderous Victoria Falls, a Natural Wonder of the World, and their magnificence and power is staggering to behold. Perhaps enjoy one or more of the many activities on offer in Livingstone and Victoria Falls and shop for curios.
Safari ends after breakfast.
OPTIONAL EXTENSION (4 nights 5 Days)
Depart early from Livingstone to catch the ferry at Kazangula across the Zambezi River, re–enter Botswana and drive to Chobe National Park through Kasane where we re–supply for the next 4 days in Botswana’s famous National Parks. On Day 14 enjoy an afternoon game drive along the Chobe River. The following day takes us south to the drier region of Savuti where elephants, antelope and other species of wildlife dot the plains.
Rise with the sun and head south to Moremi Game Reserve, one of the best wilderness areas of Botswana covering swamp and waterways, beautiful woodlands and dry savannah areas. The next two nights are spent searching for the wide variety of wildlife and birds that this area is renowned for while absorbing the sounds and beauty of this region.
Safari ends, Maun After a morning game drive travel south to Maun where you are droppededit me