16 days – Self drive Zambia LODGING

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16 days
Self Drive
Livingstone - Livingstone
Zambia
Min Age : 23 minimum age for car rental
Max People : 4
Tour Details

This self drive safari to Zambia covers some of the mayor highlights of Zambia. It starts with the mighty Victoria Falls in Livingstone, followed by Lusaka, Lower Zambezi National Park and Kafue National Park. 

Optional excursions
Extra excursions such as a hot air balloon safari, rafting, sunset cruises, bicycle tours, cooking class, etc. can be added to the travel program on request!

This is a customized trip. Additional overnight stays, upgrades and route changes are possible on request!

Car Rental
For this route you do need a 4×4 rental car. They have a higher clearance and are much better for the gravel roads and deep sandy roads in Zambia.

[Detailed Itinerary]

Highlights

Victoria Falls in Livingstone, followed by Lusaka, Lower Zambezi National Park and Kafue National Park

Departure & Return Location

Livingstone – Livingstone (Zambia)

Departure time

Any time

Included

  • Accommodation and meals as specified (tab ACCOMMODATION);
  • 4x4 Rental vehicle (Toyota Hilux double cab or similar) including including unlimited miles, standard excess cover, 2 drivers
  • Booking Costs
  • Travel App with offline access to itinerary & directions
  • PDF of itinerary and directions
  • 24/7 assistance
  • Coverage Guarantee Fund
  • Transfer upon arrival and departure
  • Activities as per itinerary

Excluded

  • All flights (bookable on request)
  • Upgrades accommodation available on request
  • Activities and entrance & conservation fees for parks and attractions
  • Fuel
  • GPS wth Tracks4Africa maps (recommended)
  • Satellite phone incl. 30 minutes airtime (recommended)
  • E-toll;
  • Cross border fees, taxes, road tax
  • travel- and cancellation insurance
  • Visa
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips

Restrictions

  • Minimum age for car rental is 23

Accommodation

15 nights in guesthouses & safari lodges

Pictures of Accommodation

African Travels will send you to the most beautiful and unique accommodations in Africa. They are not only run by excellent staff, they also give back to the local community and operate as eco friendly as possible. Located in the most beautiful and safe locations, they will contribute to your ultimate Africa experience. 
Upgrade to guesthouses, and/or lodges is available. We will make sure they tick all the boxes!

Extras/upgrades

  • Accommodation upgrade
  • Extra nights
  • Pre-booking of optional activitities
Itinerary

Day 1-2Arrival Livingstone

Welcome in Zambia! Upon arrival you will be met by our driver to take you to the lodge for a first night sleep. The next day you have time to explore the Victoria Falls or relax and acclimatize after your long flight.

Dag 3-4Lochinvar National Park

Today your self drive journey starts. Pickup rental car and drive towards the Moorings, a birding paradise.
On the farm there are lots of scenic walks and opportunities to see wild life:
From December to May/June the farm plants, maintains and harvests maize and soya beans; every Tuesday visitors can watch and learn about cattle dipping (to control the spread of disease).
Beyond the fields, there are pastures and woodlands (acacia / combretum / terminalia woodland, including ancient Acacia Albida) which offer opportunities to see local plant species and wildlife – particularly birds.
A small historical site, about a 40-minute walk from the campsite, includes the house foundations and graves of the children of workers who maintained the railway (from the Cape to Cairo railway) in the 1930′s.
An hour long walk through cattle grazing pastures takes you to a small dam on the Magoye river, which makes the south east boundary of the farm.
Walks through the farm employees’ compound offers a glimpse of African village life.
The Moorings Campsite is also the closest campsite to the world famous Lochinvar National Park. The park is a sanctuary for migrant birds, and is home to the Kafue Lechwe (antelope), which are unique to the area. Lochinvar is 61 km from the campsite, over a dirt road. See www.zambiatourism.com for more details about Lochinvar under Game Parks

Day 5-7Lower Zambezi National Park

At Mvuu we 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 and opposite the world heritage site of Mana Pools. Indigenous bush surrounds the lodge, wildlife roam freely through the camp and the unspoilt and abundant river offers phenomenal game fishing where trophy and catch and release Tiger Fish are our specialty.

Enjoy exploring Lower Zambezi National Park by car and at least one river trip on the Lower Zambezi.

Day 8Lusaka

Drive back to Lusaka for a stop over, maybe do some shopping in the big malls for the next couple of days.

Day 9-11 Kafue National Park

Time for another thrilling safari. Explore Kafue National Park.

The location is stunning with views across the river to a palm-covered island as well as up and downstream with resident pods of hippos wallowing in the river. Elephants can be seen crossing from the island to the mainland later in the dry season.

There’s a great diversity of bird and animal species in the Kafue National Park, more than anywhere else in Africa. Feedback from guests is that the central Kafue National Park is one of the most pristine, unspoilt and beautiful bush areas they have enjoyed and they love having it almost to themselves.

Day 12-13Kafue National Park

Musungwa Lodge invites you to explore the un spoilt and truly wild Kafue National Park(22 500km2) with us. Musungwa is set high on the shores of Lake Itezhi-tezhi (370 sq km) with a breathtaking view. Musungwa is open all year round and is accessible by road from Lusaka (338km) and from Livingstone via Kalomo (320 km). Musungwa is 1km from Musa Gate the main entrance to the southern sector of the Kafue National Park.

Meals can be booked at the lodge or use the self catering facilities.

Day 14-15Livingstone

Your last days in Zambia you have time to explore the Victoria Falls, book a sunset cruise or morning cruise, maybe do a rafting trip. Rental vehicle will be collected upon arrival back in Livingstone. If you like to extend it, please contact us.

Day 16Departure

Time to go home. You will be dropped off at the airport at any convenient time.

Upgrades to 4 or 5 star accommodation is available on request.

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