7 days tour

Fabulous Lower Zambezi And Manapools National Parks Wildlife

This tour includes:

Guide

•A safari briefing at the start•English Speaking guides and professional photographers.

Meals

. Meals • Unlimited bottled drinking water while in our safari vehicle

Others

Park entry fees to enter the Lower Zambezi National Park of Zambia and ManaPools National Park of Zimbabwe are included in this package

Transport

The entire 8 Day tour trip will be done in a comfortable overland safari 4x4D vehicles well equipped with all the required camping gear and other accessories.

Accommodation

Accommodation in various comfortable tourist class lodges/guesthouses/camp sites during the tour.

Hygieneprotocol

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. Malaria Risk – How to Protect Yourself Against Malaria.Zambia is a high malaria risk country throughout the whole nation including neighbouring Zimbabwe. The highest risk of infection is in the rainy season, from November to May. Persons visiting Victoria Falls must take malaria suppressive medication. In addition to the suggested antimalarial medication, use a mosquito bed net and effective repellents to avoid the bite of the nocturnal Anopheles mosquito whilst on tour in Zambia.Before you travel to Zambia, kindly consult your local physician or travel health clinic for the malaria prophylactic regimen most appropriate to your need to protect you from getting Malaria whilst visiting Zambia. 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 visibleDelivering a Safe Experience for YOUA Health and Safety Assistant together with the Tour Guide and driver will accompany you on this safari trip. This is to ensure that you receive a safe experience through enhanced cleanliness and hygiene best practices throughout the journey.

Not included:

Insurance

•Travel and health insurance is excluded

Others

KAZA VisaUpon entry in Zambia at any International Airport, kindly obtain a KAZA UNIVISA which costs USD 50. This allows tourists to obtain one visa to visit both countries multiple times. The visa is valid up to 30 days in any given period of 12 months, as long as the holder remains within Zambia and Zimbabwe. It also covers those who visit Botswana for day-trips through Kazungula Borders.•International Airfares•International and domestic departure tax•Laundry services• •Meals and excursions not described in the itinerary above•All alcoholic drinks•Entry Visas to the countries of Zambia and for a short-term holiday visa to enter Zimbabwe• All medical examinations and COVID-19 costs related issues of obtaining the relevant documentations are excluded in this package (not included).

Flights

•International Airfares•International and domestic departure tax

Optional

The cost of obtatining a Holiday Visa to cross from Zambia into Zimbabwe is not included in this packagae and is borne by the you our client. It is issued to foreigners entering Zimbabwe temporarily for tourism, sightseeing, to visit family and friends or other private purposes. For further information on how to apply for a Zimbabwe Holiday Visa online in advance, kindly visit eVisa Zimbabwe online.Most visitors use the visa on arrival service.Passport validityYour passport should be valid for a minimum period of six months and have three blank pages left in it to enable you to enter Zimbabwe and exit via one of the neighbouring countries.Zimbabwe Entry RequirementsCheck online the latest information on COVID-19 country requirementsZambian VisaTourist and business visit visas are available in advance and on arrival in Zambia.

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Itinerary of your trip Fabulous Lower Zambezi And Manapools National Parks Wildlife

  • Day 1 Day 1: Arrival In Lusaka
    • 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

      Day 1: Arrival In Lusaka

      You will arrive in Lusaka, the capital city and business centre of Zambia. Lusaka is one of Africa’s most delightful cities. It is a metropolitan area that offers traditional and hearty Zambian welcome to all visitors. You will be met at the Lusaka (Kenneth Kaunda) international airport by our hospitality greeters and company driver. Thereafter, you will be transferred to and stay at StayEasy Hotel (sharing).  Narration: Boasting an outdoor swimming pool, bar, garden and free WiFi, StayEasy Lusaka Hotel is located about 100 m from Levy Shopping Mall and 1.9 km from Lusaka National Museum. The property is set 2.5 km from Northmead Mall, 4 km from Manda Hill Shopping Centre and 5 km from Castle Shopping Centre. The accommodation features a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage space and currency exchange for guests. The rooms at the hotel come with air conditioning, a seating area, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a safety deposit box and a private bathroom with a shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries. At StayEasy Lusaka rooms are equipped with bed linen and towels. FINE DINING RESTAURANT You will enjoy fresh mouthwatering Zambian and multi-cuisines in the hotel's multi-cuisine restaurant before retiring to bed. Notes: There are no planned activities on the day of arrival in Lusaka. So you will check-in the hotel and relax or visit Lusaka city if you arrive early in the day. In the evening we will have a ‘meet and greet session’ in the lounge where you will meet your fellow travellers. Your insurance documetation will be collected from you and safely stored away. Activities start on the following second day early in the morning which is the day of travel to Lower Zambezi valley via Chirundu. Your tour director 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.

  • Day 2 Day 2: Lusaka To Chirundu En Route To Lower Zambezi
    • 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

      Day 2: Lusaka To Chirundu En Route To Lower Zambezi

      Journey from Lusaka You will travel by road from Lusaka to Chirundu, a distance of about 90 km. This route is an important commercial artery route that crosses the Zambian border and goes to Harare, Zimbabwe. So at most this road is always kept in good repair condition.  About 50 kms on Kafue T-2 road from Lusaka, you will reach a small road-side town of Kafue (its name is derived from the Kafue River, one of Zambia’s major rivers). This town has no major tourism things of interest worth a stop-over. Between Kafue and Chirundu, there are occasional craft stalls set up on the side of the road selling carved wooden animals, drums and other mementos. Just in case you wish to buy any of t these items, you may do so on the return trip to Lusaka. Mineral water will be served during the tours. Lunch and refreshments are provided on board en-route to Lower Zambezi. Turn Off About 200–300m from the Chirundu border,the unsignposted road to the Lower Zambezi branches east from the main road. We will head to Mvuu camp site in the game management area covering a distance of 50 km for an exciting camping excursion. Arrival Upon arriving, you will check-in at Mvuu Lodge and camp site. At Mvuu you will live close to nature. The Lodge is situated in a secluded location deep within the game rich Chiawa area, next to the Zambezi National Park, opposite the world heritage site of Mana Pools. Indigenous bush surrounds the lodge, wildlife roam freely through the camp, the un-spoilt and abundant river offers phenomenal game fishing. You will stretch your legs after this trip from Lusaka by going for a short walk. You will experience the thrill of a walking closer to nature than ever before. If time will be short to go for a walk, you will be at liberty to explore the nearby surrounding green environment of Mvuu Lodge and camp site.  18:00 pm - Evening relaxation 19:30 pm – Dinner. 21:30 pm – Early sleep Notes: Kindly be advised that you may be accommodated at different lodge other than Mvuu lodge and campsite when visiting the Lower Zambezi National Park. Your comfort will always be given high consideration whenever choosing an alternative accommodation for you.

  • Day 3 Day 3: Full Game Viewing
    • 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

      Day 3: Full Game Viewing

      Program of the day 05:10 am: Wakeup; thereafter take bath.  05:20 am – 05: 45 am - Morning breakfast. 05:45 am – 05:55 am - Receive short briefing by the Tour Director on some pertinent facts such as personal safety, required eco-tour practices and some important country information and social etiquette. 06:00 am: We shall leave for the full day game cruise on the Lower Zambezi National Park.  Enjoy the morning and afternoon scheduled game activities that will be explored by both canoe/boat and game drive vehicle.  Temperatures can reach up to 38°C (100°F) or higher are quite common in the lower Zambezi valley. It’s prominent feature are aisles of massive albida or winter-thorn trees (Faidherbia albida) which are foraged mostly by elephants. . The apple ring acacia keeps the elephant herds alive during the fierce October-November dry season. These handsome trees paint a unique picturesque landscape which this park is famous for. The Zambezi river basins provides the much needed relief from the scotching  valley heat for a variety of wild animals for a frequent drink of water to  cool off.  Therefore, the game cruise will give you an exciting opportunity to view a variety of wild animals notably Hippos, Buffaloes and Elephants among other many animals.    We will make many stops on the river whilst you continue enjoying viewing animals both on land and on the river. Lunch and refreshments will be provided whilst on this exciting tour. 

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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: 12 / Max: 88

Age range allowed for this experience.

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