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  • Sail into the sunset on an evening cruise along the Zambezi River.
  • Search for incredible wildlife on safaris by foot, 4x4, and boat.
  • Visit a community school and village and get to know the locals.
  • Marvel at the thunderous power of Victoria Falls with expert guide.
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You lie, perfectly still, listening to the rustling and snapping of the dry grasses just outside your tent. Then you hear it; a slow, rhythmic panting that builds, then fades as the wild thing passes on its way to a nearby watering hole.

If you’re someone who likes to live on the edge, as well as vacation on the edge, Zambia is your dream destination. Boasting some of the continent’s most spectacular wildlife parks, many of which don’t see the typical deluge of tourists, as well as magnificent natural wonders like Victoria Falls and Lake Kariba, the country is an ideal setting for remembering the magic of the natural world. Whether you’re roaming expansive grassy plains in search of big game, enjoying a sunset river cruise down the Zambezi, or looking skyward in an effort to catch a glimpse of one of over 500 species of birds, your days will be filled with exotic adventures. In the evenings, relax in luxury tented camps and lodges that offer a chance to commune with the natural world around you.

Head out in your 4x4 with driver and explore Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park where Zambai’s only white rhino can be spotted. Cruise up the Zambezi River and try your hand at reeling in a big one, like the renowned Tigerfish whose teeth are bigger than some dogs’. In South Luangwa National Park, considered by many experts to be the greatest wildlife sanctuary in the world, you’ll feel pure exhilaration as you experience a walking safari that allows you to truly get up close to the action. Track lion, leopard, elephants and hippos through huge ox bow lagoons, woodlands, ebony groves and expansive grasslands. Whether you’re canoeing along the immense Zambezi, spotting a pack of lions taking down a kill, or stargazing by an open campfire, your time in Zambia will be absolutely unforgettable. ... Show More »

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*The Lower Zambezi area is closed from March - November * « Show Less

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Livingstone
    Livingstone
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Livingstone Lodges
    • Document Package - Documents
    • Sussi & Chuma Activities - Heritage Fee
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 2 Livingstone
    Livingstone
    • Susi & Chuma Activities +
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 3 Livingstone to South Luangwa National Park to South Luangwa National Park - Central
    Livingstone to South Luangwa National Park to South Luangwa National Park - Central
    • Transfer - Livingstone - Chobe [2 hours] - Shared
    • Air - Livingstone - Mfuwe [Via Lusaka] - Charter Flight
    • Optional Activities 2
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4 South Luangwa National Park to South Luangwa National Park - Central
    South Luangwa National Park to South Luangwa National Park - Central
    • Game Viewing
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5 South Luangwa National Park to South Luangwa National Park - Central
    South Luangwa National Park to South Luangwa National Park - Central
    • Optional Activities
    • Evening Game Drive
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6 South Luangwa National Park to Lower Zambezi
    South Luangwa National Park to Lower Zambezi
    • Air - South Luangwa National Park - Lower Zambezi [Charter ] - Charter Hop
    • River Activities
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7 Lower Zambezi
    Lower Zambezi
    • Game Viewing
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8 Lower Zambezi
    Lower Zambezi
    • River Activities
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 9 Lower Zambezi to Lusaka
    Lower Zambezi to Lusaka
    • Air - Lower Zambezi - Lusaka [Charter] - Charter Hop
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Day 1: Livingstone

Airport transfer with private vehicle.

Upon your arrival, you will receive all of the necessary documents for your trip which contains a detailed personalized itinerary with pick up and drop off times. Your document package includes, but is not limited to, a summary itinerary and any relevant e-tickets or vouchers.

During your stay at Sussi and Chuma you will have the opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of activities included in your stay. You can choose two activities per day.

  • GAME DRIVES - Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma is set on the edge of Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. Here the highly trained safari guides take guests on game drives in custom-built 4 x 4 safari vehicles to experience the land as it was when Livingstone first made his way across the ridge and beheld the smoke that thunders. The park has elephant, impala, giraffe, buffalo, hippo, crocodile, zebra in large numbers and an exciting array of birds, including some Southern African specials like Peters Finfoot. Guests may also be lucky enough to see a rare sighting of the wild dog that on occasion pass through the park.

  • CANOEING ON THE ZAMBEZI - Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma offers guests the opportunity to enjoy a two hour canoeing excursion on the Zambezi River. The canoeing trip can either be done in the morning or afternoon, the activity will start from the lodge and can be combined with either a game drive or a boat cruise. Canoeing is offered all year but is weather dependent. Dry bags will be provided for valuables. Minimum age is 15 years.

  • TOUR OF THE VICTORIA FALLS - Just a short drive away from the world famous Victoria Falls, the lodge offers guests a walking tour of The Falls. First described to Europe by explorer David Livingstone and known locally as Mosi-oa-Tunya, or "the Smoke that Thunders", the falls make a constant roar and are accompanied by a cloud of brilliant spray where the mile wide Upper Zambezi falls 300 feet into the Lower Zambezi. Rainbows constantly form and collapse in the tropical sunlight over the waterfall. The river is bordered by ebony groves and mopane forest. Well-known for its bird life, with many fish eating raptors attracted to the rich pickings in the river. Excluded in the rate is the Heritage Fee which is payable by guests directly at the lodge when doing a Tour of the Falls.

  • WALKING SAFARIS - There can be few more thrilling ways to experience and understand African wildlife, the bush and ecosystem as a whole than by being on foot on a walking safari. Offering a completely different perspective to the conventional view one gets from the confines of a safari vehicle. Our two highly trained professional walking guides, Luckson and Elijah, have a combined walking safari experience of more than 20 years. Their reverence and respect for the wild is highly contagious, making this a truly unforgettable and memorable experience as they share their in-depth bush knowledge of the local flora and fauna. Guests will also be accompanied by an armed National Parks ranger. Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma's walking safaris will last about two hours and are conducted at a leisurely pace. Morning walks will depart at 6:30 am and will include a break with tea, coffee and snacks. The afternoon walk will commence at 4pm and finish at a special sundowner spot where guests will be served drinks and canapés while enjoying the magnificent sunset.

  • SUNDOWNER CRUISE - A Zambezi River cruise is a great way to spend a few hours before drifting back to the lodge, a warm shower and delicious dinner. Sanctuary's boats are specially designed and the guide will take the boat through a series of grade 2 rapids before finding a spot to beach for a break and a sunset cocktail. The combination of Zambezi spray on your face and delicious drink on the tongue makes for a memorable sunset cruise. Sipping on a cocktail while watching the sunset over the majestic Zambezi River is truly a once in a lifetime experience.

  • LOCAL SCHOOL & VILLAGE TOUR - Nakatindi village, our main Sanctuary Retreats Philanthropy project in Zambia, is located six kilometres from Livingstone and five kilometres from Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma, Village tours are included in your stay at Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma. This village filled with children playing and people getting on with their regular day to day lives comprises of around 3,000 people who live in simple mud and brick houses. To the edge of the village sits the Nakatindi Community School which is responsible for the education of its 442 pupils, of which approximately 286 of the children are orphans. Sussi & Chuma are proud members of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travellers like you to make a lasting impact in the community at your travel destination. If you save just a few kilos of space in your suitcase and bring supplies for area schools or medical clinics in need, you'll make a priceless impact in the lives of our local children and families.

  • FISHING - The fishing season generally opens on 1st March each year. It closes annually from the 1st December until March. (This is the local Fisheries' regulations and it is enforced by the Zambian Wildlife Authority.) All fishing is on a strict "Catch and Release" policy as we are in the national park. So far the biggest fish caught was around 4.5kg.Sussi and Chuma's 3 boats are used for fishing as well as other activities. Guests specifically wanting to do fishing should ideally request and pay for a private boat for fishing. That said we will be happy to accommodate fishermen as best as we can. Please note, on a full camp, all boats are used for the evening sunset cruise.

Accommodation: Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma

Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma is named after David Livingstone’s faithful companions and consist of an intimate lodge and two exclusive houses, both of which are situated to make the most of the amazing views that the sweeping Zambezi River provides.

Zambia Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Sunset Cruise & Game Viewing
Sunset Cruise & Game Viewing
Zambia Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Zambia Livingstone
Zambia Livingstone

Day 2: Livingstone

Accommodation: Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma
Zambia Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls

Day 3: Livingstone - South Luangwa National Park - South Luangwa National Park - Central

Transfer between Livingstone and Chobe lodges. 

Fly from Livingstone to Mfuwe (South Luwange) via Lusaka.

Luggage Restrictions: Proflight passengers are allowed a maximum of 23 kg (50 lb) total of luggage. The total dimension of each checked in bag must not exceed 157 cms/61 in.

Hand luggage: One bag allowed in addition to one slimline laptop bag. No bag should exceed 56cm x 36cm x 23cm (total dimensions of 115 cm including handles and wheels) weighing not more than 5Kgs.

You will join others from the lodge and choose two activities per day. There is a full range of game drives and night drives in the South Luangwa National Park using open 4X4 vehicles accompanied by a knowledgeable guide. The emphasis in this area is the wonderful opportunities for Walking Safaris. On your walks you will be escorted by a professional guide and an armed national parks scout.

Accommodation: Flatdogs Camp

Located closest to the Mfuwe main gate the Flatdogs Camp provides access to South National Park, one of the last great wildlife wonders of the world. Join the highly experienced Safari Guides as they show you the incredible diversity of the Zambian mammals while enjoying comfortable accommodation. Enjoy the Chalet Rooms, unique Jackalberry Tree House, and en suite Safari Tents with stunning views. Prepare your taste buds for the delightful bistro-style menu that the professionally trained chefs will prepare for you to enjoy in the restaurant either under the thatch, in the courtyard or in the gardens overlooking the river. Relax by the pool, have a cocktail at the bar, purchase your souvenirs from the gift shop, talk to your loved ones back home at the internet café, or visit the Mfuwe Village as Flatdogs is heavily involved with the local village, the options are endless. 

Zambia Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Walking Safari
Walking Safari
Zambia Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  The Red Bishop
The Red Bishop

Day 4: South Luangwa National Park - South Luangwa National Park - Central

Spend the day exploring South Luangwa National Park with your guide. South Luangwa is Zambia's premier park. Many places are claimed to be "one of the remaining wilderness areas" or "one of the last wildlife sanctuaries" but the South Luangwa National Park can live up to all these names and more. The Luangwa Valley is vast, remote, home to both people and a truly impressive number of animals. The South Luangwa park is 9050 sq. km with the river, its tributaries and the riverine strips being the focus of the wildlife viewing. There are the diverse habitats, from huge ox bow lagoons of varying stages of maturity, woodlands, ebony groves, grassland and thickets, that host truly impressive numbers of wildlife. The birdlife is also excellent with around 450 species to be seen.

Accommodation: Flatdogs Camp
Zambia Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Game Viewing
Game Viewing

Day 5: South Luangwa National Park - South Luangwa National Park - Central

The South Luangwa National Park is known as the home of the walking safari and all camps offer walks. Walking through big game country is a truly exciting experience and as South Luangwa led the way for guide training and licensing in Zambia the standard of guiding here is superb. Taking a scout with you, you will be able to enjoy a walk or explore further afield in the park. Enjoy a box lunch under a tree or next to a lagoon, take a siesta, or simply spend a lazy couple of hours reading a book with the fascinating animals and landscape all around you.

After lunch, head out on an afternoon game drive that continues into the early night giving you the chance to see the nocturnal world within the park.

Accommodation: Flatdogs Camp
Zambia Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Picturesque Guided Walk
Picturesque Guided Walk
Zambia Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Elephants on an evening game drive
Elephants on an evening game drive

Day 6: South Luangwa National Park - Lower Zambezi

Enjoy your flight from South Luangwa to the Lower Zambezi area.

Luggage Restrictions: Proflight passengers are allowed a maximum of 23 kg (50 lb) total of luggage. The total dimension of each checked in bag must not exceed 157 cms/61 in.

Hand luggage: One bag allowed in addition to one slimline laptop bag. No bag should exceed 56cm x 36cm x 23cm (total dimensions of 115 cm including handles and wheels) weighing not more than 5Kgs.

Aside from game drives and walks, motorised boat early morning or sunset river cruises are available as well as fishing in the Zambezi River (subject to water levels). Enjoy an unforgettable canoe ride down the river to see the local wildlife from the river level. Or, try your luck at fishing. Fishing trips for game fish such as catfish, bream or the renowned tigerfish on a catch and release basis can be organised.

Accommodation: Sausage Tree Camp

Sausage Tree Camp is the epitome of bush chic, set in a stunning location along the Zambezi River at the heart of the Lower Zambezi National Park. The pristine location and Sausage Tree Camp offer all the game, all the luxury without all the people. Sleeping only 16 guests, Sausage Tree Camp offers a civilized approach to a true bush experience with lavish attention to detail. The central dining and bar area is fronted by an enormous teak deck overlooking the Zambezi River. Accommodation is in luxurious white Bedouin style tents, completely rebuilt in 2008 to the highest of standards. 

Zambia Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  The Mighty Zambezi
The Mighty Zambezi
Zambia Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Zambia Lower Zambezi
Zambia Lower Zambezi

Day 7: Lower Zambezi

The area offers impressive game viewing with regular sightings of lion, leopard and serval. Other animals include elephants, hippo, wild dog, buffalo and general game. Bird watching and stargazing are also popular activities. For game viewing, you have the option, you can take professionally guided day and night drives through the riverine woodlands in customised 4 x 4 vehicles or you also have the option of a walking safari. Game walks offer a perfect way to experience the bush up close and personal. Walking safaris are conducted by a professional guide and are always escorted by an armed national parks scout.

Accommodation: Sausage Tree Camp
Zambia Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Great Game
Great Game

Day 8: Lower Zambezi

BOATING - Scenic boat cruises are a very relaxing way to view the game that comes down to the river to drink and bathe, whilst also taking in the unique water wildlife. Until the Zambezi River is explored by boat, it is impossible to truly appreciate the huge hippopotami pods and crocodile populations. Lucky guests regularly experience the truly memorable sight of elephant crossing the Zambezi, from Mana Pools National Park to the Lower Zambezi National Park. To view the most amazing sunsets in Africa, floating sundowners in the middle of the Zambezi is a must! This can also provide a photographic opportunity for that perfect African sunset.

 

Accommodation: Sausage Tree Camp

Day 9: Lower Zambezi - Lusaka

Enjoy your flight today from Lower Zambezi to Lusaka.

Luggage Restrictions: Proflight passengers are allowed a maximum of 23 kg (50 lb) total of luggage. The total dimension of each checked in bag must not exceed 157 cms/61 in.

Hand luggage: One bag allowed in addition to one slimline laptop bag. No bag should exceed 56cm x 36cm x 23cm (total dimensions of 115 cm including handles and wheels) weighing not more than 5Kgs.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l airport)

Depart from Lusaka international airport - End of itinerary.

Zambia Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Zambia Mature Tree's Lining the Avenues of Lusaka
Zambia Mature Tree's Lining the Avenues of Lusaka
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Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma: Livingstone

Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma is named after David Livingstone’s faithful companions and consist of an intimate lodge and two exclusive houses, both of which are situated to make the most of the amazing views that the sweeping Zambezi River provides.

Zambia Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma
Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma

Flatdogs Camp : South Luangwa National Park - Central

Located closest to the Mfuwe main gate the Flatdogs Camp provides access to South National Park, one of the last great wildlife wonders of the world. Join the highly experienced Safari Guides as they show you the incredible diversity of the Zambian mammals while enjoying comfortable accommodation. Enjoy the Chalet Rooms, unique Jackalberry Tree House, and en suite Safari Tents with stunning views. Prepare your taste buds for the delightful bistro-style menu that the professionally trained chefs will prepare for you to enjoy in the restaurant either under the thatch, in the courtyard or in the gardens overlooking the river. Relax by the pool, have a cocktail at the bar, purchase your souvenirs from the gift shop, talk to your loved ones back home at the internet café, or visit the Mfuwe Village as Flatdogs is heavily involved with the local village, the options are endless. 

Zambia Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Flatdogs Camp
Flatdogs Camp
Zambia Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Flatdogs Camp
Flatdogs Camp

Sausage Tree Camp: Lower Zambezi

Sausage Tree Camp is the epitome of bush chic, set in a stunning location along the Zambezi River at the heart of the Lower Zambezi National Park. The pristine location and Sausage Tree Camp offer all the game, all the luxury without all the people. Sleeping only 16 guests, Sausage Tree Camp offers a civilized approach to a true bush experience with lavish attention to detail. The central dining and bar area is fronted by an enormous teak deck overlooking the Zambezi River. Accommodation is in luxurious white Bedouin style tents, completely rebuilt in 2008 to the highest of standards. 

Zambia Signature Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Sausage Tree Camp, Zambia
Sausage Tree Camp, Zambia

Depart (Int`l airport): Lusaka

Depart from Lusaka international airport - End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
  • Sharon M. — December 16, 2018 — Africa

    This was the trip of a lifetime. I would not have gotten as much out of the trip if it were not for Evan, Kensington’s accommodations, and the guides! I had an amazing time on Safari, at Victoria Falls, and in Cape Town. I can’t remember all of the names of my guides but they were all knowledgeable and passionate not only about their respective countries, but passionate about their field. I felt safe and received the best education from all of them which is one of the main goals of my trips. Thank you Kensington!

  • Norah G. — September 05, 2018 — Africa

    I thought the tour was so well planned, the accommodations were amazing, and the guides were so knowledgeable. I just want to go back!

  • Melvina Z. — December 26, 2019 — Africa

    Zo, my guide in Madagascar was not only friendly and prompt, but also incredibly accommodating to do everything I wanted during my stay! It was another amazing trip to this beautiful island

  • Abdel J. — January 18, 2019 — Africa

    Both of my guides were absolutely friendly and knowledgeable and made the experience a lot of fun. May-Asi was my Tanzania guide and George Aburuki was my Kenya guide. This two fellas were the best!

  • Jeanne E. — January 12, 2019 — Africa

    Our guide Youssef was very knowledgeable and taught us so much about Morocco. Everything went smoothly and he executed the plan with expertise. My husband and I were very pleased with the itinerary, the accommodations that had to be made to it, and the surprises that Youssef made happen. He added a personal touch that was above and beyond. Our driver Mohamed is the consummate professional - way beyond expectations.

  • Annemarie R. — September 09, 2018 — Africa

    Amanda was amazing. From Day 1 I felt I was speaking with someone who was well experienced and informed about planning an African Safari experience. She kept my budget in mind without comprising on the experience. Everything exceeded my expectations. She made it a lifetime memory and for the reason we shall return to Africa once again with the support of Kensington Tours. In today's complex world of travel, so much can go wrong but everything went seamlessly. Well done!

  • Susan T. — August 11, 2018 — Africa

    We had a wonderful safari experience and would highly recommend Kensington Tours! The highlight of our trip was our tour guide, Sam. He was highly professional and extremely knowledgeable! His guidance, friendship and professionalism allowed us to completely relax and to learn about incredible Tanzania and its beautiful wildlife and fascinating history. We could not have asked for a better guide!

  • Mark J. — September 13, 2018 — Africa

    The tour guides in Maasai Mara were outstanding!

  • Eric P. — September 11, 2018 — Africa

    One of our best trips ever! We had a phenomenal time and everything went off without a hitch.

  • Stephen B. — August 16, 2018 — Africa

    The trip was spectacular. We managed to view more than 150 animals and birds. Each location was different - guide, accommodation, scenery and food. They were all our favorites but I would make special mention of Zelda North, our guide (and now friend) in South Africa. I recommend that anyone traveling to South Africa, Cape Town, in particular, make certain to request Zelda for your guide. She is just awesome and personalized our visit in a way that was perfectly suited to our particular likes and needs.

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