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Jewels of Zambia

8 nights / 9 days Incentive Package South Luangwa, Lower Zambezi & Livingstone

Day 1: Lusaka to Mfuwe Lodge
Arrive in Lusaka at 07h00 off BA Flight from London Or Arrive in Lusaka off SAA flight from Johannesburg (4 flights throughout the day)

Depart from Lusaka with Proflight at 15h00 to arrive in Mfuwe at approximately 16h10.

Upon arrival at Mfuwe Airport an English-speaking guide from the lodge will meet the guests and assist them to the awaiting coach. The transfer from the airport to the lodge is approximately 30 minutes.

Mfuwe Lodge situated in the world famous South Luangwa.

Experts have dubbed South Luangwa as one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world, and not without reason. The concentration of game around the Luangwa River and its ox bow lagoons is among the most intense in Africa. For more info visit: http://www.gotothevictoriafalls.com/south_luangwa_overview.php

Mfuwe Lodge
Mfuwe Lodge is an award winning safari lodge set in the most prolific game area of the South Luangwa. The perfect place to enjoy excellent game viewing, and recharge your batteries. This region of the park is renowned for its prolific game – giraffe, buffalo, antelope, crocodile are constant visitors to Mfuwe Lodge's lagoon, whilst in November the local elephants regularly wander right through the lobby, lured by a nearby wild mango tree. Voted Best Lodge in Zambia in 2009 Mfuwe Lodge also offers you the chance to relax at its Bush-Spa. Guests can either choose to spend the afternoon at leisure, or partake on an afternoon/ evening game drive or perhaps spend the rest of the afternoon at the Spa. Scattered along two lagoons' shady banks lie 18 thatched chalets from where you can enjoy your own private piece of Africa. Secluded covered verandas look out over wallowing hippo and thirsty game in the lagoons, while the newly refurbished African interiors are the perfect place to wind down with their comfortable sitting rooms and en-suite bathrooms with panoramic walk-in showers.

Overnight accommodation / Mfuwe Lodge / Standard rooms / Bed and Dinner basis

Day 2
06:00 - Wake Up with early morning tea/coffee/snacks.
07:00 - Depart for early morning Game drive. While out on your drive you will enjoy mid-morning tea/coffee and snacks in the bush or along the banks of the Luangwa River.
11:00 - Return to Mfuwe Lodge for brunch.

PM: known as “Siesta time” where guests are given time to catch up on sleep due to the early morning start or relax by the pool watching the game at the waterhole in front of the lodge.

15:00 - Afternoon tea and snacks are served before departing for your evening game drive.
16:00 - End the day with another exhilarating evening game drive.
19:30 - Return to the lodge and freshen up for dinner on the deck at 20:00.

Overnight accommodation / Mfuwe Lodge / Standard rooms / Full Board Basis + activities

Day 3
06:30 - Wake up with early morning tea/coffee.
07:30 - Depart for morning game drive as well as Breakfast in the bush.
11:00 - Return to the lodge for lunch.

PM: Relax for the next 3 hours around the pool.

14:00 - Depart for visit to Tribal Textiles.

Tribal Textiles is a local craft company producing vibrant and beautiful designs for you to purchase as souvenirs. Employing over150 staff, they actively support and fund-raise for the local community school, Malimba, educating over 160 children. Tribal Textiles extensive product range, all made with 100% cotton fabric, designed and painted individually, includes cushion covers, bed linen, table linen, wall hangings, bags, aprons, fabric meter age, home accessories, Christmas and children's products.

15:30: Return to the lodge for afternoon tea and snacks.
16:00: Depart for your evening activity, a walking safari.
18:30: Return to the lodge and freshen up for dinner.
19:30: Dinner in the “African Theatre.” Providing entertainment as well as a superb location for your evening meal.

Overnight accommodation / Mfuwe Lodge / Standard rooms / Full Board Basis + activities

Day 4
07:30 - Wake up with early morning tea/coffee.
07:30 - Breakfast at the lodge
08:00 - Depart for Mfuwe International Airport to connect onto your Proflight flight to Lusaka at 09:40
10:40 - Arrival in Lusaka
12:00 - Connection flight with Proflight to Lower Zambezi
12:35 - Arrival at Royal airstrip in Lower Zambezi

Upon arrival at the airstrip an English-speaking guide from the lodge will meet the guests and assist them to the awaiting vehicle. The transfer from the airport to the lodge is approximately 30 minutes.

This is Zambia's newest Park and as such is still relatively undeveloped, but it's beauty lies in its absolute wilderness state. The diversity of animals is not as wide as the other big parks, but the opportunities to get close to game wandering in and out of the Zambezi channels are spectacular. The Park lies opposite the famous Mana Pools Reserve in Zimbabwe, so the whole area on both sides of the river is a massive wildlife sanctuary.

The rivers' edge is overhung with a thick riverine fringe, mostly Diaspyros, Ficus, Trichelia and other riverine species. Further inland is a floodplain fringed with mopane forest and interspersed with winter thorn trees Faedherbia albida. The hills which form the backdrop to the park are covered in broadleaf woodland. The Lower Zambezi National Park covers an area of 4092 square kilometres, but most of the game is concentrated along the valley floor. There is an escarpment along the northern end which acts as a physical barrier to most of the parks animal species. Enormous herds of elephant, some up to 100 strong, are often seen at the river's edge. „Island hopping' buffalo and waterbuck.

Kanyemba Lodge
Kanyemba Lodge is located in the Chiawa GMA (Game Management Area), west of the Lower Zambezi National Park, a couple of kilometres down river from the confluence of the 2 biggest rivers in Zambia, the Kafue and the Zambezi. Riccardo Garbaccio purchased this idyllic stretch of riverfront in 1998. Named for the Island that takes up the full view from the Lodge, Kanyemba is a peaceful oasis getaway from today's strains and stress.

Without disturbing established flora Riccardo carved Kanyemba Lodge and its chalets from scrub and bush into 9 luxury permanent chalets. The one theme that has been kept in mind during the construction of Kanyemba Lodge is the guests' comfort, privacy, Heads without compromising the wilderness experience. The Lodge blends natural materials with modern comforts; lush green lawns and stone walkways surround each chalet. Being the only non-tented, permanent structured lodge in the Lower Zambezi, the chalets are designed to be extremely cool during the hotter months. Bridges span waterways created to breed fresh fish for the restaurant. Riccardo, a Zambian by birth and an Italian by blood is almost as passionate about food as he is on African Wildlife. A holiday at Kanyemba puts you in touch with the Zambezi and its surrounding bush as well as a touch of Italy through its amazing cuisine.

Day 5
06:30 - Wake up with early morning tea/coffee.
07:00 - Breakfast
07:30 - Depart for morning canoeing.
11:00 - Return to the lodge for lunch.

PM: Relax for the next 3 hours around the pool or guests can undertake optional activities such as banana farm, photographic tours and walking safaris.

14:00 - Depart for visit to Village Tour

Overnight accommodation / Kanyemba Lodge / Standard rooms / Full Board Basis + activities Dinner

Day 6: Lower Zambezi to Livingstone via Lusaka
09:50 - depart from Lower Zambezi National Park on your schedule Proflight flight to Lusaka. Arrive in Lusaka at 10:55.
15:00 - Depart Lusaka to Livingstone with Proflight.

On arrival you will be met by an English Speaking guide, a Bushtracks Africa representative who will transfer the guests to one of the Sun International hotels.

Named after the famous Victorian missionary explorer, Dr David Livingstone, the Town was established in 1905. As a major European settlement, the town was made the capital of Northern Rhodesia in 1911. As the capital, it enjoyed excellent facilities far superior to anything in the country, as can be seen from the surviving Edwardian colonial buildings that line the city's main road, and even had the distinction of having the country's first newspaper. The capital was moved to Lusaka in 1935 and the bustling city has become a quiet town, a little neglected but still retaining a special charm. The proximity to the Zambezi River and the spectacular Victoria Falls has led it to become a base for travellers from all over the world wanting to explore this Seventh wonder of the World.

Zambezi Sun Hotel
The Zambezi Sun, located on the edge of the eastern cataract of the Victoria Falls, reflects the richness and diversity of the country's heritage; capturing the very soul of Africa – unpretentious, fun and welcoming. With its warm, earthy architecture, inspired by an African walled village and simple finishes highlighted in bright mosaics and fabrics as well as intoxicating Zambian artworks and accessories, the Zambezi Sun is set to turn your stay into a memorable experience.

Overnight accommodation / Zambezi Sun Hotel / Standard rooms / Full Board Basis

Day 7 & 8: Activities in Livingstone
Enjoy the vast and varied Optional Activities available in Livingstone

Overnight accommodation / Zambezi Sun Hotel / Standard Rooms / Full Board Basis

Day 9
08:00 - Breakfast at leisure.
11:00 - Depart for Livingstone International Airport for Proflight at 12:30 or for SAA Flight to Johannesburg at 13:15.

For booking information please contact us.