Multi-Day Tour | Escorted, Locally Hosted, Private

Wild Zambezi Nights (9 days)

Wilderness Safaris Botswana

Livingstone, Zambia To Hwange, Zimbabwe

Valid for Departures: 01 Oct 2018 - 31 Mar 2019

Itinerary

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

Arrive at Livingstone Airport and transfer by road to Toka Leya Camp. The first three nights are spent at Toka Leya overlooking the Zambezi River and some of its islands. Soak up the views from an expansive wooden deck or enjoy an indulgent outdoor bath after an exciting safari.

Day 2
Livingstone, Zambia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack
Toka Leya is the best safari-style lodge in the area on the banks of the Zambezi. Our beautiful spaces with magnificent views, the relaxing spa and wellness center as well as our sumptuous cuisine make this camp the perfect place to unwind. Visit The Victoria Falls, known locally as Mosi-oa-Tunya (“the smoke that thunders”), due to its towering plume of spray that is visible at a distance.
Day 3
Livingstone, Zambia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

If you still have lots of energy, set off on one of the many adventures. Choose from our ‘in-house’ activities including game drives, white rhino tracking, cultural village tours, sunset boat cruises or we can help you book many adrenaline-filled activities offered nearby. Our fascinating Back of House tour showcases our conservation ethos through the running of our camp, and we invite you to be part of that ethos and plant and tree.

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

Transfer to Livingstone Airport and fly to the Kafue National Park (Plains Airstrip) for three nights at Shumba Camp. 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 5
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 they are still inundated. Night drives provide the added excitement of the nocturnal wonders of the area.

Day 6
Kafue, Zambia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

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

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

The last 3 nights will be spent at Linkwasha Camp in Hwange National Park which is home to some of Southern Africa’s last great elephant, buffalo and sable herds.

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

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. Activities such as day and night game drives can be done in a open 4x4 vehicle and morning nature walks.

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

A visit to the local village offers guests an authentic insight into the lives of people living on the edge of the park. One can also experience a sleep out in a romantic Star Bed overlooking a productive waterhole, rounding off the whole experience.

Tour Features

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Description

Enjoy a luxurious and scenic wilderness experience with this safari that begins overlooking the mighty Zambezi River at Toka Leya Camp. Travel to the Busanga Plains and have the unforgettable experience of floating over the Plains in a hot air balloon. End your safari in Linkwasha Camp in the Hwange National Park which offers fantastic, year-round game viewing

What is more, this safari has become infinitely more eye-catching given our fabulous Early Bird Deals. By booking between now and 30 September 2018 you’ll receive 5% discount for travel between October 2018 and March 2019. And a further 5% discount is available for long stays – 6 nights or more

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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By: Happy Mom of the Groom


Reviewed on: 05 Jun 2014

My son and his new bride just returned from Wilderness Safaris and they had a fabulous time.  They loved all the attention to detail.They would go back in a heartbeat!

Wonderful

By: laurarobi


Reviewed on: 02 Oct 2014

What a great job these folks do! Everything was above par and I felt like royalty. We had private guides, incredible accommodations and our connections went very well. I was very pleased and would, most certainly, use this company again and recommend to anyone! Many thanks for a wonderful trip!
Travel Advisor:  Michael King

A wonderful way to experience Africa

By: JNJ


Reviewed on: 06 Nov 2014

The Wilderness camps were wonderful. The facilities were clean and spacious and the food was outstanding. The staff was very warm, competent and welcoming; I am not sure I have ever been in a place where everyone was as genuinely happy about life. The guides were knowledgeable, fun, friendly and passionate about their trade. We enjoyed the experience immensely
Travel Advisor:  Michael King

once in a lifetime trip

By: handball3


Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2015

A wonderful trip that exceeds superlatives. The trip started in Cape Town SA where we visited the Kirstenboch botanical garden and wine country. Then for Safari to Namibia Rhino Camp and Skeleton Coast both run by Wilderness Safaris. Individual bungalows at both camps and at all others as well. Great camps. All along the way we were escorted from one connection to the next and it was wonderful. The second time I might (?) be able to do it myself. From Namibia to the Okavango delta in Botswana - one of the premier places in the world for wild life viewing. We stopped in two camps - Tubu Tree camp and Chobi. In Chobi we saw all wild life x2. Finally to Sabu little bush camp near Kruger SA - also wonderful. Food was out of this world. Starting in Namibia, mostly desert, and going to Botswana next was the right order. We will want to go back. We still have want to see the jungle and will use Michael.
Travel Advisor:  Michael King