Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Kafue, Zambia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Spend 3 nights in the Kafue National Park, one of the largest in Africa and Zambia’s oldest protected area.

Situated in central Busanga Plains, Shumba Camp is close to permanent water and within easy access of the teeming floodplains. It's the most luxurious accommodation in Kafue and overlooks the open wildlife-rich plains.

Shumba Camp is open seasonally between 01 June and 31 October each year.

Day 2
Kafue, Zambia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Shumba Camp is named after a favourite species in the area: its large prides of lion that are often seen right next to the camp - or even, unusually, in the trees!

When it comes to activities, guests have the option of game drives in and around the Plains and water-based activities when the are still inundated. Night drives provides the added excitement of the nocturnal wonders of the area.
Day 3
Kafue, Zambia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Shumba Camp offers an unforgettable experience during the months of August and October in a hot air balloon high over the Plains.

Day 4
Kafue, Zambia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

The last two nights are spent at Toka Leya as it overlooks the Zambezi River and some of its islands . It's the perfect place to relax before or after a safari.

Toka Leya is the best safari-style lodge in the area on the banks of the Zambezi.

Day 5
Kafue, Zambia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Activities include a tour of the majestic Victoria Falls on the Zambian side, game drives with in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, river cruises, back-of-house tours, fishing and rhino tracking. They offer other activities too, like helicopter flights, canoeing, jet boating and white water rafting.

Day 6
Hwange, Zimbabwe
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

The first 2 nights are spent in Hwange National Park which is home to some of Southern Africa’s last great elephant, buffalo and sable herds.

Linkwasha is situated in a private concession in the best location in Hwange National Park. It's the most exclusive camp in Hwange and is located near the famed Ngamo Plains, offering fantastic game viewing year-round.

Day 7
Hwange, Zimbabwe
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Activities such as day and night game drives can be done in a open 4x4 vehicle and morning nature walks. A visit to the local village offers guests an authentic insight into the lives of people living on the edge of the park.

Day 8
Hwange, Zimbabwe
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

From Hwange you will fly to Mana Pools and spend 3 nights in one of the most beautiful areas in Zimbabwe on the Zambezi river.

Ruckomechi Camp, situated in a private concession with access to the western ares of Mana Pools national Park, accommodates guests in ten spacious en-suited tented units, including two family units overlooking the Zambezi River.

Day 9
Hwange, Zimbabwe
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

With outstanding dry season wildlife concentrations, Ruckomechi Camp's wildlife viewing takes place in a open 4x4 vehicle, on foot, on pontoon boats or on canoes.

Ruckomechi is open seasonally between April and mid/late November each year.

Day 10
Hwange, Zimbabwe
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Ruckomechi Camp offers central dining, bar and lounge areas facing the amazing escarpment across the river in Zambia. There is a separate area with a pool and sun loungers for swimming and sun bathing.

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Description

Zambia one of Africa’s least travelled and most rewarding wilderness destinations. Zambia offers impressive diversity as well as large concentrations and numbers. Spend 3 nights in the Kafue National Park, one of the largest in Africa and Zambia’s oldest protected area. Choose either Shumba camp which is the most luxurious accommodation in Kafue, or our original and authentic traditional safari camp, Busanga Bush Camp. Kafue notably is one of the best hot air ballooning destinations in Africa. Then onto Toka Leya overlooking the Zambezi river. Activities can include a life-changing rhino walk into the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park as well as a tour of the Victoria Falls, one of the seven wonders of the world! Next stop is cross border into Zimbabwe and 2 nights at Hwange National park which is home to some of Southern Africa’s last great elephant, buffalo and sable herds. Wilderness Safaris concessions within Hwange are truly wild areas which offer Zimbabwe’s best summer game viewing. From Hwange you will fly to Mana Pools and spend 3 nights in one of the most beautiful areas in Zimbabwe on the Zambezi river. Here your journey ends with a departure home out of Harare airport.

About Us

Wilderness Safaris is a Lodge Operator and a Destination Management Company dedicated to responsible ecotourism in Africa.

We specialise in creating memorable journeys in some of the most remote and pristine areas in Africa, whilst at the same time helping to ensure the future protection of Africa’s spectacular wildlife heritage and sharing the benefits of tourism with local communities.

At Wilderness Safaris, we believe in creating journeys, not holidays. A journey is an immersive experience, one that changes how you view the world in general and the wild places of Africa in particular.

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Terms & Conditions

CONFIRMED BOOKINGS

Once a booking has been confirmed to us, we will change the booking’s status from “provisional” to “confirmed” on condition that you have secured the specified non-refundable deposit from your guests. The standard amount is 20% of the total land arrangement costs but this amount can vary depending on certain terms and conditions or party size. Please contact your journey specialist for details and please do NOT confirm a booking unless you have this non-refundable deposit, as you will become liable for cancellation fees if the booking does not materialize. In some parts of the world it has been customary for the guest to pay a nominal deposit for a holiday, with a small penalty if they cancel. Wilderness camps are relatively small making the fixed running costs and resultant break- even occupancies extremely sensitive. The cancellation of a mere two guests can put the camp into a loss situation and therefore we cannot accept bookings made with a nominal deposit, nor can we afford lenient cancellation terms. Please ensure that you have the required non-refundable deposit from your guests before a booking is confirmed with us. We urge you to review the booking conditions between your company and your guests. We believe that guests who are firmly committed to travelling and are covered by full travel insurance in the event that they cancel for insurable reasons e.g. medical problems, should have no problems in committing to this non-refundable deposit

PAYMENTS

Full payment from the guest is due eight weeks prior to arrival, after which our cancellation fees escalate in accordance with our cancellation policy.

CANCELLATIONS OF FIT BOOKINGS

Cancellation fees are levied when guests cancel confirmed reservations. The costs of the cancellation fees will escalate the closer the guests, cancels to their confirmed departure date. Our penalties escalate from forfeiting the deposit to payment in full as follows:

• If a cancellation is made more than 8 weeks before departure the non-refundable deposit is forfeited.

• If a cancellation is made between 4 weeks and 8 weeks, the deposit plus 25% of the price.

• If a guest cancels between 3 and 4 weeks prior to departure, 50% of the price.

• If a guest cancels between 2 and 3 weeks prior to departure, 60% of the price.

• If a guest cancels less than two weeks prior to departure, the 100% of the price.

Groups and Incentives have a different cancellation fee policy. This is available at time of quoting.



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