8 Day: Best of Three Rivers Safari


    Tranquil or wild and untamed? The South Luangwa, the Zambezi and the Chobe River. These majestic rivers in Botswana and Zambia offer incredible scenery along with the wildlife that frequents them.

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    Highlights: South Luangwa - Zambezi - Chobe River

     

    8 Day: Best of Three Rivers Safari Itinerary

    Day 1: Lusaka - Mfuwe - South Luangwa National Park
    On arrival at Lusaka Airport make your way to the Proflight counter to check in for your onward flight to Mfuwe. The flying time is approximately 1 hour. At Mfuwe airport a Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge representative will meet and transfer you to the lodge. The transfer time is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, enjoying the sights of Mfuwe village and a game drive through the South Luangwa National Park. Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge was originally built for Kenneth Kaunda, the former Zambian president, in the 1970s and the original colonial style has been retained in the furnishings. A long veranda stretches outside the dining room, from which guests are afforded views down the valley to the Luangwa itself. Activities available from the lodge include: morning and evening game drives and walking safaris. The afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the activities on offer.

    Meals Included: Dinner
    Overnight: Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge



    Day 2: South Luangwa National Park
    The days are at leisure to enjoy the game viewing activities on offer. Lions and leopards are often seen in the area around the camp, as are buffalo and elephant. For big game like this, guests really need a vehicle to get up close and here in the South Luangwa, travellers have the privilege of going on game drives at night. Guests are always amazed how much can be seen when they go down to the river for sundowner cocktails before leisurely driving back to camp. Bush babies in the trees stand out with their enormous eyes, puku and impala scarcely notice as vehicles pass by. Guests often see hyena and leopard in the early evenings and are able to get very close in Sanctuary Retreats' specially designed 4 x 4 vehicles. On the open plains below the camp there are always grazing herds of antelope and of course they attract the predators that every guest wants to see.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Overnight: Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge



    Day 3: South Luangwa National Park

    The days are at leisure to enjoy the game viewing activities on offer. Walking is the best way to see the bush around the camp. Sanctuary's experienced guides love showing guests the indicators of the wild, 'rewinding' the action of the last few hours from just a few small give away signs. See where an elephant stopped to browse, where a leopard scratched a tree or a pangolin rolled into a ball. Accompanied by an armed game scout and taking careful note of the wind to mask any scent. There's nothing like seeing lion tracks or the giant footprint of an elephant to make guests relish the comforts of camp. The area is home to 60 mammals and over 400 bird species, making it one of the top birding destinations in the world.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Overnight: Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge



    Day 4: South Luangwa National Park - Livingstone

    After breakfast your guide will transfer you to Mfuwe airport for onward flight to Livingstone via Lusaka. Flying time is approximately 1 hour to Lusaka and 1 hour to Livingstone. On arrival at Livingstone Airport a Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma representative will meet and transfer you to the lodge. The transfer time is approximately 20 minutes. 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. The central lodge building features a raised bar/lounge with deck, downstairs open air dining area, swimming pool and a separate treatment room which provide incredible views of the mighty Zambezi. The afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the activities on offer.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Overnight: Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma



    Day 5: Victoria Falls

    The day is at leisure to enjoy the activities on offer. 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 the 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Overnight: Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma



    Day 6: Chobe National Park

    After breakfast, you will transfer to Livingstone airport for your onward flight to Kasane airport where a Chobe Chilwero lodge representative will meet you and transfer you to the lodge. Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero is one of the most enchanting places on Earth situated just outside the Chobe National Park, home to the largest remaining population of elephants in the world. The fully fledged spa offers a range of spa and hydrotherapy treatments from both the Thalgo and Africology ranges (additional cost). The lodge also boasts a split-level swimming pool, library, curio shop and a communication centre, which offers telephone, fax and internet access. The afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the game viewing activities on offer which include game drives in the National Park or a serene sundowner cruise on the Chobe River.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Overnight: Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero



    Day 7: Chobe National Park

    The day is at leisure to enjoy the game viewing activities on offer or enjoy a spa treatment in our fully fledged spa. The best way to end a day of safari is sipping on a cocktail while watching an African sunset over the still waters of the Chobe River, toasting to the end of yet another beautiful day, while looking forward to what the new day will bring… Specially designed riverboats take guests up close to elephants as they wade in the river or near to the buffalo who gather on its shores. Sundowner cruises are also a great way of seeing animals up close as they come out of the shade to graze in the cooler evenings. Chobe is renowned for its abundance of elephants and dramatic sable and roan antelopes with their impressive horns. Sitatungas - antelope with splayed feet to help them run in swamps - are often seen here, as are the wild dog and lion that prey upon them.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Overnight: Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero



    Day 8: Depart

    Enjoy a morning game viewing activity followed by breakfast. Please meet your guide in reception who will transfer you to Kasane airport for your onward journey. The transfer time will be advised to you locally by the lodge management.

    Meals Included: Breakfast


    To book or customise this itinerary call: 01227 671 154


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