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Back To The Roots 12 Nights Zambia Safari

"Journey through Zambia's pristine wilderness, encountering its rich wildlife and diverse landscapes"
Budget level: High-End
When to Go
12 Nights
Safari Type
Lodge and Canvas
Kafue National Park, Lower Zambezi, Luangwa Valley
Kids Min Age

This 12-night safari adventure is a mosaic of Zambia’s untamed wilderness, offering a deep dive into the heart of Africa’s most iconic and diverse ecosystems. From the serene waters of the Lower Zambezi to the untouched expanses of Kafue and the unparalleled wildlife encounters of South Luangwa, each destination presents a unique chapter in Zambia’s natural story. Stay in bespoke camps that blend seamlessly into their surroundings, offering comfort and luxury in the heart of the wilderness. Engage with the natural world through a variety of activities, including walking safaris, canoe excursions, game drives, and boat safaris, guided by experts who share their deep love and knowledge of the African bush. This journey is an ode to Zambia’s wild beauty, inviting you to discover its rich tapestry of landscapes and wildlife.

Itinerary in Brief

4 Nights at Musekese Camp, Kafue

4 Nights at Chula Island Camp, Lower Zambezi

5 Nights at Chikunto Safaris Lodge, South Luangwa

Embark on a 12-night expedition through Zambia’s wilderness heartlands, blending the thrill of safaris with the serenity of nature’s untouched beauty. This adventure takes you across Zambia’s most renowned national parks – Lower Zambezi, Kafue, and South Luangwa. Each park offers a unique ecosystem brimming with wildlife, scenic landscapes, and the promise of authentic African safaris. From the exhilarating water-based activities of the Lower Zambezi to the remote wilds of Kafue and the pioneering walking safaris of South Luangwa, this journey is a true immersion into the natural world.

Begin your adventure at Chula Island Camp, set on a secluded island in the Lower Zambezi National Park. This area is celebrated for its majestic river landscapes, abundant wildlife, and varied safari activities, including canoeing, fishing, and game drives. The camp offers an intimate gateway to this aquatic paradise, where elephants, hippos, and a myriad of bird species are your constant companions.

Next, delve into the expansive wilderness of Kafue National Park, staying at Musekese Camp. Kafue’s vast landscapes are less frequented, offering a secluded safari experience where the wild dog, leopard, and sable antelope roam. Musekese Camp, nestled by the Kafue River, is a testament to conservation and the authentic safari spirit, offering guests unparalleled wildlife encounters and the essence of tranquility.

Conclude your journey at Chikunto Safaris Lodge in the iconic South Luangwa National Park. As the birthplace of walking safaris, South Luangwa offers a unique on-foot perspective of the African bush, guided by some of the continent’s most experienced rangers. The park’s rich biodiversity, including its famous leopard populations, makes every safari here an unforgettable experience.

Detailed itinerary

Days 1-4: Musekese Camp

Your safari begins in Lusaka with a scenic flight to Lufupa Airstrip, followed by a short journey to Musekese Camp, nestled in the heart of Kafue National Park. As Zambia’s oldest and largest national park, Kafue offers a vast, unspoiled wilderness ripe for exploration. Musekese Camp, known for its commitment to conservation and intimate safari experiences, provides the perfect base for your adventures. Spend your days venturing into the wild on expert-led game drives, walking safaris, and boat trips along the Kafue River, each offering unique insights into the park’s diverse ecosystems. The evenings offer a chance to unwind under the stars, sharing stories of the day’s sightings around the campfire. Musekese’s secluded location ensures a deeply personal connection with the natural world, making each wildlife encounter more memorable.

Days 4-8: Chula Island Camp

Continue your journey with a flight to the Lower Zambezi National Park, where Chula Island Camp awaits. Located on a secluded island, this camp offers an immersive safari experience, blending luxurious accommodations with unparalleled access to the Zambezi River’s wildlife-rich banks. The Lower Zambezi is renowned for its beautiful landscapes and diverse wildlife, including elephants, hippos, and an array of birdlife. Your days will be filled with thrilling activities such as canoe safaris, which glide silently past grazing herds and basking crocodiles, and fishing expeditions in pursuit of the tigerfish. Game drives and walking safaris provide further opportunities to explore the park’s terrestrial wonders. The intimate setting of Chula Island Camp, combined with the majestic surroundings and the gentle flow of the Zambezi, creates a sense of serenity and adventure that is truly unmatched.

Days 8-12: Chikunto Safaris Lodge

The final leg of your safari takes you to South Luangwa National Park, renowned as the birthplace of the walking safari and famed for its high density of game, including elephant, African painted dog, and the elusive leopard. Chikunto Safaris Lodge serves as your exquisite retreat in this wild paradise. Over five nights, embrace the pioneering spirit of the walking safari, tracking wildlife with skilled guides, and learning to read the language of the bush. The park’s diverse landscapes, from dense woodlands to riverine habitats, offer a backdrop for extraordinary game drives and nocturnal explorations, where the thrill of spotting predators on the hunt under the cover of darkness is palpable. Chikunto’s strategic location along the river ensures spectacular views and easy access to a variety of safari activities. Opt for an unforgettable night under the stars in a luxurious sleep-out deck, adding an extra layer of magic to your South Luangwa adventure.

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