Day 1, 2 & 3: Chobe National Park

Arrive in Livingstone Airport and pass through customs to meet your driver for the scenic drive into Botswana and onto Chobe Chilwero lodge (about1.5-2 hours). Covering an area of about 4,250 square miles, Chobe National Park is the third largest game park/reserve in the country. The Chobe River forms the northern border and in the southwest the park borders on the Moremi Reserve. The park consists of four main regions, each with its own types of vegetation and geological features. The area in the Chobe River flood plain is known as the Serondela region and is famous for its huge herds of elephant and buffalo. Hundreds of these magnificent animals can be seen coming down to drink at the river in the dry season. Enjoy thrilling guided Africa game drives in open-sided 4X4 safari vehicles that bring you to the heart of Africa’s largest concentration of elephants, as well as hippos, buffalo, antelope, lions and other creatures that gather on the banks of the Chobe River. Or join one of the acclaimed guides on a wondrous water safari aboard specially adapted motorboats. Because this is a national park, no walking or night drives are allowed.

Chobe Chilwero Lodge

Three nights at Chobe Chilwero Lodge. All meals and local drinks included.

Day 4 & 5: Victoria Falls, Livingstone

After breakfast, return to Livingstone for two days to relax and explore this beautiful area. The range of activities in the Livingstone area (including the Victoria Falls) are vast. From visits to the falls to river cruises to adrenaline packed activities, Livingston offers something for everyone. You can see the Falls from across the gorge or from Livingstone Island. You can also opt for a helicopter flight or micro light to enjoy the Falls from above. Other options include a river sunset cruise, river safari, canoe trip or, for the more adventurous, go rafting on one of the best rafting trips in the world. Defy gravity with a bungee jump, gorge swing or abseil.

Sussi Lodge

Two nights at Sussi Lodge. All meals and local drink included.

*Sussi Lodge is a Pack for a Purpose partner - click here to learn more.

Day 6, 7 & 8: South Luangwa National Park

This morning you are trasnferred to the Livingstone Airport for the light aircraft flights to Mfuwe and South Luangwa, via Lusaka Airport. Upon arrival you are met by your Puku Ridge guide and transferred through Mfuwe village and into the park (about 45 minutes to the park gate). South Luangwa’s history dates back some 30 years and is where the concept of walking Africa safaris originated. This national park lies along the Luangwa River and is home to some of Africa’s largest concentrations of wildlife. The lifeblood of the park is the mighty Luangwa River which is one of the most pristine river ecosystems in Africa. The vegetation of the park is predominately dry woodland interspersed with floodplain grasslands, coupled with the dominating Luangwa River and its many languid oxbow lakes.

Unique and varied African animal species are found here, from large herds of elephant and buffalo to impala and puku. Dominant predators include lion and leopard. The wide variety of antelope species seen include common waterbuck and reedbuck, bushbuck, kudu, Lichtenstein’s hartebeest, sable and roan. Unique to the area, and often seen on safari, are Thornicroft’s giraffe as well as the Cookson’s wildebeest, both sub-species found nowhere else in the world. A healthy hippo population dots the riverbanks and the lagoon in front of camp. The birding is equally diverse, with regular sightings of Saddle-billed Stork, Lilian’s Lovebird, African Skimmer and even Bat Hawk. Activities include day and night game drives in South Luangwa National Park in open four-wheel-drive safari vehicles driven by a knowledgeable guide, as well as Guided Walks by a professional guide and an armed national parks scout.

Puku Ridge Tented Camp

Three nights at Puku Ridge Tented Camp. All meals and local drinks included.
*Puku Ridge Tented Camp is a Pack for a Purpose partner - click here to learn more.

Day 9: Depart

Enjoy a morning game viewing activity followed by breakfast. Your guide in will transfer you to Kasane airport for your onward journey.

Rates - 2014
Dates Per Person Double Single Supplement
April-June 14, November-December 29 $5930.00 $2278.00
June 15-October $7982.00 $2278.00
Puku Ridge Camp is closed seasonally from 6 January - 31 March 2014; please call for an alternative itinerary using Chichele Presidential Lodge during that time. Pricing does not include possible new VAT tax for 2014.
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