13 days tour

13 Days - Zambia's Northern "unexplored" Tourist Circuit Wat

This tour includes:

Guide

English speaking Driver and Guides

Meals

Meals are included but all alcoholic beverages are excluded.

Transport

Style of TravelThe entire 13 Day tour trip will be done in a comfortable overland safari vehicle well equipped with all the required camping gear and other accessories. The tour will be supervised by a dedicated Tour Director. He will be assisted by a team of highly experienced Tour Guides, camp assistants, and a Chef to take care of your meals.

Accommodation

You arrive in Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia. Our hospitality team welcomes you with true, friendly, Zambian hospitality spirit at the Lusaka’s Kenneth Kaunda International Airport. Transferred to and stay at Palm Kalash Hotel (sharing) which also graces a magnificent green lush landscape. It is located about 15 minutes drive from the Lusaka's Kenneth Kaunda International Airport. Alternative accommodationThe second alternative accommodation will be at Kakwele Lodge (sharing), of comparatively same standards as Palm Kalash. Kakwele Lodge is situated a short distance off the airport road. Kakwele Lodge is conveniently located close to the up-market Water falls shopping mall in the outskirts of Lusaka city area. Kakwele has some excellent facilities on-site for your comfortable accommodation needs. You will be served with delicious meals prepared by our internationally acclaimed executive chef!General InformationDuring your tour, accommodation will be in various comfortable tourist class lodges /guesthouses/camp sites.

Hygieneprotocol

HEALTHYELLOW FEVER & CHOLERA.Visitors from or passing through a yellow fever and cholera zone (most of tropical Africa and South America) must produce a valid International Certificate of Vaccination. Air travellers who only pass through the airports of such a zone are exempt from the requirement. COVID 19Unvaccinated travellers need a negative COVID 19 PCR certificate taken 72hours prior to departure.MEDICAL SERVICESThere are several public and private hospitals and clinics in most major cities and towns including Livingstone.CHEMISTS / PHARMACIESTravellers should carry an adequate supply of their prescribed medicines although chemists in the major centres carry a wide range of medicines and first aid accessories.Overall, this travel itinerary is executed in accordance with the set World Health Organisation (WHO), Safe Travels (WTTC - Global), Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) hygiene and sanitation protocols. Safety & Security Zambia is a safe country to visit, especially when on an organized safari like this one. Tourlane, an online travel agency based in USA recently ranked Zambia the 6th safest travel destination in the world post COVID-19 pandemic. If driving independently, always get local advice on the road conditions and recommended routes and never underestimate driving times or drive at night.Below are tips on staying safe in Zambia.Staying Safe on Wildlife Viewing ActivitiesAs long as you listen to your guide’s instructions, you’ll be very safe on safari. Always follow the rules of the park and respect wild animals. When on a self-drive safari, only leave your car where it has been designated as safe to do so. For additional tips, kindly read the following captioned bulletin points:•Always follow your guide’s instructions and guidelines!•Always keep your voice down when close to animals•Stay in the car during game drives except at designated areas where you are allowed to get out•Don't stand up in the car, hang out of the window or sit on the roof•Don’t drive too close to animals if you are on a self-drive safari and back off if the animals seem disturbed•Don’t drive between elephants in a herd, especially females and their young•Stay together as a group close to your guide on a walking safari and always walk in single file•Never run or jog in a wildlife area as it entices predators to attack•Never walk between a hippo and water; it may panic and charge because its safety route to the water is blocked•Never leave food in your tent; it will attract wildlife•Cover your arms and legs in the evening and use insect repellent to protect against mosquitoes•Wear a hat, use sunscreen and drink plenty of water•Don't wear bright and colorful clothes or too much perfume – especially on walking safaris•In tsetse-fly areas it is recommended not to wear dark-colored clothing – such as black or dark blue – since it attracts these stinging flies•Bring warm clothes for morning game drives in open vehiclesStaying Safe in Cities and Towns in Zambia.As in most big cities in the world, there is a fair amount of crime in Zambia’s cities and towns. Most incidents are minor, such as petty theft and pickpocketing. You are unlikely to encounter any trouble on guided tours. When venturing out in the city unguided, it helps to take some simple safety precautions: seek advice from your hotel about the area; don’t wear any valuables and only take the money you need with you; take a taxi after dark. For more safety tips that apply to Zambia cities and towns in general, kindly read the following bulletin points:•Ask at your hotel if it is safe to walk around the local area; when new in a place it’s always good to seek local advice on safety issues•Don’t wear jewelry when walking in cities and leave all valuables in a safety deposit box at your hotel•Avoid walking alone in a large, unfamiliar city•Don’t walk around at night; take a taxi•Avoid getting engaged with people approaching you in the street•Be careful when drawing money from an ATM; go elsewhere if you suspect people hanging around•Always lock your car doors and close windows when driving in busy towns•Never leave a car unattended with valuables or luggage visible

Not included:

Others

- Gratuities, items or expenses of a personal nature, travel Insurance. Visa,- Airport transfers if you arrive on a day other than the scheduled start date. - Park Entry fees - - Client must meet the cost of entering Zambia National Parks and all water falls sites visited which may be paid locally.- All medical examinations and COVID-19 related issues of obtaining the relevant documentations are excluded in this package (not included).

Flights

International roundtrip airfare to and from Zambia

Insurance

We recommend that all clients consider taking up a comprehensive travel insurance

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Itinerary of your trip 13 Days - Zambia's Northern "unexplored" Tourist Circuit Wat

  • Day 1 Day 1: You Arrive In Lusaka, Capital City Of Zambia
    • 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

      Day 1: You Arrive In Lusaka, Capital City Of Zambia

      You arrive in Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia at the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport.  After emerging from the arrival lounge,  you will be welcomed with true and friendly Zambian hospitality spirit  of warmness.  Please be on the look out for our Greeter displaying your name on a small hand-held board. You will then be transferred to and stay at Palm Kalash Hotel (sharing) which also graces a magnificent green lush landscape. It is located  about 15 minutes drive from the Lusaka's  Kenneth Kaunda International Airport.  Alternative accommodation In case there will be no accommodation at Palm Kalash Hotel, the second alternative accommodation will  be at  Kakwele Lodge (sharing), of comparatively same standards as Palm Kalash.  Kakwele Lodge is situated  a short distance off the airport road. Kakwele Lodge is conveniently located close to the up-market Water falls shopping mall in the outskirts of Lusaka city area. Kakwele has some excellent facilities on-site for your comfortable accommodation needs. You will be served with delicious meals prepared by our internationally acclaimed executive chef! Activities There are no planned activities on the day of your arrival. So you will check in at either Palm Kalashi or  Kakwele Lodge and relax or visit the Waterfalls mall if you arrive early in the day to buy stuff for your wonderful journey up north.  Activities start on the following second day early in the morning. So on this first day, your  tour leader will collect your insurance and next of kin details at this meeting, so please make sure you arrange a flight that will deliver you in Zambia in good time. Your tour leader will collect your insurance and next of kin details at this meeting, so please make sure you arrange a flight that will deliver you in Zambia in time. In the evening we will have a ‘meet and greet session’ in a nice restaurant where you will meet your fellow travellers. You will be served delicious evening dinner. Thereafter you will retire to bed to sleep.

  • Day 2 Day 2: Depart From Lusaka For Kasanka National Park In One Day
    • 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

      Day 2: Depart From Lusaka For Kasanka National Park In One Day

      The journey begins from Lusaka!! Every long journey starts with one step. Your journey will all start off from Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia. 05:30 am – 06:10 am: Wake up and take a bath. 06:20 am:  We will pick you from the reception area of your lodge in Lusaka. We will leave Lusaka travelling in a 4x4 vehicle by taking the T-2 Great North Road from Lusaka. At Kapiri Mposhi, we will turn right into the T-2 highway heading towards Mkushi covering  a 88 km distance.  From Kapiri Mposhi, we will  have covered a total distance of 275.3 Km before reaching Serenje. where you will take a short break and take a meal. » You will then leave Serenje and reach Kasanka National Park covering a distance of  119.1 kilometers. Upon arrival, you will enter the Kasanka Park  through the Malaushi barrier gate. Comments:  At most, meals will be served either whilst on transit or  at any side road restaurant or Lodge. Estimated  Time of Arrival (ETA): 14:30 am – Arrive at Kasanka National Park.   General information on Kasanka National Park The Kasanka National Park is relatively small park in size measuring only 390 km². It is located on the fringes of Bangweulu wetlands and is renowned for being home to the largest population of bats on earth. Every year, between October and December about 10 million straw-colored fruit bats descend into a tiny patch of evergreen swamp forest inside Kasanka National Park. This natural phenomenon is said to be the biggest migration of land mammals on earth and is reportedly unique only to Kasanka. 16:30 pm: Time permitting, you will go for bird and bat watching in the near by bushes.   19:00 pm – 21:30 pm: Enjoy delicious dinner. 21: 40 pm:   Retire to sleep by camping style of accommodation.  Notes: There might be a slight variation of the sequence in which activities are done and time slots of the above cited activities.

  • Day 3 Day 3: Full Day Of Wildlife Viewing And Birding Activities In Kasanka National Park.
    • 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

      Day 3: Full Day Of Wildlife Viewing And Birding Activities In Kasanka National Park.

      Program of the day. Below is the order of planned activities 06:00 am: Wake up call, take a bath 06: 30 am: Take your delicious breakfast 07:00 am: Full day wildlife viewing and birding around Luwombwa camp or any good birding area in the park; Narration: We shall do a full day game and bird viewing excursion. The Kasanka is home to the very elusive Sitatunga antelope species. Kasanka National Park is a valuable conservation area with diverse flora and fauna including many endangered species. The Luwombwa River and Bufumu Forest with its treetop canopy tower offer some superb birding opportunities. Birding: Our target list of must see birds shall be the likes of African Broadbill, Brown Firefinch, Black-Backed Barbet, Grey Olive and Cabanis’s Greenbul along the Luwombwa river and within the camp confines. Other spices include Hartlaub’s Babbler, Moustached Grass Warbler, Short-winged Cisticola, Red-Throated Twinspot, and Black-throated Wattle-eye. We will then head for Wasa Lake and should be able to see the Cabanis Bunting, Pale-Billed Hornbill, African Pygmy Goose and possibly a variety of other waterbirds. Miombo specialties include Racket-Tailed Roller, Rufous-Bellied Tit, Redcapped Crombec, Miombo Pied Barbet, Thick-Billed Cuckoo, Böhm's Flycatcher, Spotted Creeper, Anchieta’s and Whyte’s Barbets. Back at the camp we will go for a walk along the river in the hope of finding the spectacular Narina Trogon. After dinner we will reflect on the day’s birding around the fire.  16:30 pm: Return to the same residential camp. 18:00 pm: Sumptuous dinner. 19:30 pm: Evening relaxation and update your bird sighting log book with new species you have seen today. 21:00 pm: Retire to bed to sleep. Notes: There might be a slight variation of the sequence in which activities are done and time slots of the above cited activities.

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Tour leaving from Lusaka

Lusaka is the capital and largest city of Zambia. Located in the center of the country, Lusaka is an important political, economic, and cultural center. The city has a blend of African and Western influences and offers a variety of attractions, including vibrant markets, botanical gardens, and national parks. Lusaka is also known for its lively nightlife and rich history and culture.

Experience Style

Experience Style

Mixed

There will be challenging activities such as hiking, biking, canyoning and trekking, but you’re also going to have other means of transportation and relaxed moments to just chill.

Accomodation level

Accomodation level

Medium

This accommodation includes essential services like a hot shower, electricity, and a nice and comfy bed.

Experience Type

Experience Type

Small Group

You’ll be accompanied by a small group of travelers just like you.

Physical Rating

Physical Rating

Average

There are several physical activities that last from 2 to 6 hours in easy terrains, low altitude flats, or water experiences. Please ask if you’re not sure this applies to you.

Age range

Age range

Min: 5 / Max: 88

Age range allowed for this experience.

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