Bushtracks Africa : Go to the Victoria Falls

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7 Day/6 Night Zambian Incentive Package

Day 1:
Arrive in Lusaka at 07h00 off BA Flight from London
Or Arrive in Lusaka off SAA flight from Johannesburg (4 flights throughout the day)
Or Arrive in Livingstone at 12h30 off SAA flight from Johannesburg.

Arrive at Mfuwe International airport off Proflight flight from Lusaka in the afternoon around16h30 and transfer to 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 it’s ox bow lagoons is among the most intense in Africa.

Mfuwe Lodge is an award winning safari lodge set in the most prolific game area of theSouth Luangwa. The perfect place to enjoy excellent game viewing, and recharge yourbatteries. 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 localelephants 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 atits 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

Day 2:
06h00: Wake Up with early morning tea/coffee/snacks.
07h00: Depart for early morning Game drive. While out on your drive you will enjoy midmorning tea/coffee and snacks in the bush or along the banks of the Luangwa river.
11h00: Return to Mfuwe Lodge for brunch.
PM: known as “Siesta time” where guests are given time to catch up onsleep due to the early morning start or relax by the pool watching the game at the waterholein front of the lodge.
15h00: Afternoon tea and snacks are served before departing for you evening game drive.
16h00: End the day with another exhilaratingevening game drive.
19h30: Return to the lodge and freshen up for dinner on the deck at 20h00.

Day 3:
06h30: Wake up with early morning tea/coffee.
07h30: Depart for morning game drive as well as Breakfast in the bush.
11h00: Return to the lodge for lunch.
PM: Relax for the next 3 hours around the pool.
14h00: Depart for visit to Tribal Textiles.
A local craft company producing vibrant andbeautiful designs for you to purchase as souvenirs. Employing over 150 staff, they activelysupport and fund-raise for the local community school, Malimba, educating over 160 children.
15h30: Return to the lodge for afternoon tea and snacks.
16h00: Depart for your evening activity, a walking safari.
18h30: Return to the lodge and freshen up for dinner.
19h30: Dinner in the “African Theatre.” Providing entertainment as well as a superb locationfor your evening meal.

Day 4:
07h00: Wake up.
07h30: Breakfast at the lodge. 08h00: Depart for Mfuwe International Airport to connect onto Proflight flight to Lusaka at 09h40 to connect onto 12h00 flight to Livingstone.
13h10: Arrive at Livingstone International Airport and transfer to the Sun International Resort, The Royal Livingstone (5 star) or Zambezi Sun (4 Star).

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.

Royal Livingstone (5 Star)
The Royal Livingstone is a luxurious 5*plus Hotel situated on the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls. The hotel stretches along the banks of the Zambezi River, just a short walk to the entrance of The Victoria Falls.The Royal Livingstone Hotel is named in honour of the explorer Dr. David Livingstone, and it's interior design reflects the elegance of days gone by using an African architectural style. The Royal Livingstone Hotel consists of 17 colonial-style buildings, with large verandas. The main hotel incorporates the lounge, a restaurant and a bar.

The Royal Livingstone Hotel has:173 spacious en-suite rooms:113 with twin beds, and 54 with king-size beds. Each room has its private patio.Three suites offer a separate lounge and bedroom, while the Presidential Suite offers an additional, optional separate bedroom. There are two rooms with disabled facilities.

Zambezi Sun (4 Star)
The Zambezi Sun is a less expensive sister hotel to the Royal Livingstone, set within the same boundaries. It has a distinctly African feel and is a short walk away from the Victoria Falls. There are a variety of bars and restaurants dotted around the hotel, including the poolside grill and deck bar. The swimming pool is set in the middle of the dining complex and is a must for cooling off on hot African days. This hotel is suited to families.

The accommodation comprises:
4 luxury suites, 39 double rooms (with sleeper couches), 167 twin bedded rooms and 2 paraplegic rooms

14h00: Arrive at the Royal Livingstone or Zambezi Sun.
15h30: Here you will be collected for your transfer to the Royal Landing for your departure Sunset Cruise aboard the African Queen.

The African Queen Cruise Company operates two luxurious vessels. The African Queenwas launched on the 7th of May 2001; she is a triple deck, 70 ft catamaran, furnishedwith Rhodesian teak, beech wood and brass finishes and accommodates a total of 120passengers. The African Princess was launched on the 31st March 2005 and is similar in design and build to the African Queen, although slightly smaller, with a passenger carryingcapacity of 80 passengers. From our luxurious cruises on the Zambezi River, you canexperience all the wonders of nature that this mighty river has to offer.

19h30: Upon arrival back at the Royal Landing, vehicles will be waiting to transfer you to the Maramba Dinner Site for your bush barbeque on the banks of a Zambezi tributary.

Situated on the banks of the Maramba River, 800 metres from its confluence with the ZambeziRiver, just above the Victoria Falls.Maramba Riverside Site is surrounded by virginAfrican bush making this an exquisite location for daytime or evening functions. Added entertainmentcan be organized in the form of The Drumming Co.,Makish Dancers, Marimba Band , star gazing or Story Tellers on the life and times of Dr Livingstone.

Day 5:
07h00: Breakfast at your hotel.
07h30: Today you will be collected for your transfer to the Jet Boat Extreme site

The Jet Boat Extreme tour starts at The Victoria Falls Activity Centre and you are transferredby specially adapted Land-Rover vehicles (approximately 1 hour) to your entry point at thegorge. You meander down the gorge approximately 880 feet in a scenic cable car lift, whereyou meet your jet boat pilot for a briefing. Water and soft drinks are available. One of themost thrilling 30 minutes of your life is about to begin. After the ride, you no longer have towalk the 880 feet out of the gorge as you now board the cable car for the 8 minute ride out or experience a 15 minute flight back to the hotel via helicopter. Ice-cold beer and soft drinks await you at the top.

12h00: Lunch in the Gorge with the Calabash Company.
PM: At Leisure.
17h00: Depart for dinner on the Royal Livingstone Express.

The Royal Livingstone Express is a unique dining experience combining the luxury of Sun International's Royal Livingstone hotel with the charm of rail travel. The train is an all inclusive luxury rail experience rooted in the nostalgia of a bygone era. Passengers travel leisurely as the sun sets.
This is a journey into a timeless world of grace, elegance and romance, where the natural splendour will stir your imagination and the luxurious comfort soothes your soul. This unique luxury rail restoration is an extension of the five-star Royal Livingstone Hotel. The train provides fine wining and dining as you travel through the picturesque Zambezi Valley in Pullman style coaches which have been lovingly restored to their former glory.
The Royal Livingstone Express consists of 5 air-conditioned carriages, 2 dining cars, a club/kitchen car, lounge car, and an observation car and is pulled by either a 10th class No. 156 or a 12th class No. 204 locomotive. One of the dining cars, The Wembley, was built by the Birmingham Railway Carriage and Wagon Company, and went on display in London at the British Empire Exhibition in 1924. It was shipped to the Union of South Africa and entered service on 19th May 1926 and hence acquired the name - The Wembley..

Day 6:
07h00: Breakfast at your hotel.
07h30: Depart for your full dayChobe Day Trip.

The Chobe National Park in Botswana is only a 1¾hour drive from Livingstone. It is one of the greatest game reserves in southern Africa andhome to the largest elephant population in the world. The Chobe River flows lazily throughthe Caprivi flood plains and provides a haven for huge herds of buffalo and elephant, zebra, wildebeest and impala which are followed closely by predators including lion, hyena,the elusive leopard and the odd pack of the now rare wild dog. The bird life in particular isexceptional.Travelling to Chobe National Park includes an exciting crossing by boat of the ZambeziRiver at the convergence of four African countries: Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia.This safari starts with a morning game viewing cruise on the Chobe River with tea, coffee, drinks and light snacks served on board. Large flocks of birds, thunders of hipposand enormous crocodiles are in abundance. After disembarking, lunch is served at ChobeSafari Lodge which overlooks the Chobe River and the plains beyond. In the afternoon,open safari vehicles are used for a game drive into the park. The game drive meanders itsway back to Customs & Immigration, before crossing the Zambezi River and then transferring backto Livingstone.

19h30: Dinner in The MukuniBoma situated within the Sun International Resort

An authentic Boma, crafted in traditional Zambian manner, accommodates a minimum of 60 and maximum of 300 people for an unforgettable evening under Crystal African Skies. The Boma is located within the resort, accessible by foot from both Hotels. Traditional entertainment from the Marimba Band to Acrobats, Traditional Beer Brewers to the Sangoma is available on request at an additional cost. The smell of wood smoke, the taste of spit roasted venison and the rumble of drums will capture this magical night under African Skies. Please refer to menu pack for available Boma menus.

Day 7:
08h00: Breakfast at your hotel.
08h30: Guided Tour of the Falls.

To discover how the Falls were formed and what local customs and traditions surround them it is well worth taking a guided tour. These tours are extremely informative and end with a visit to the local art and crafts centre. Tours may be conducted from the Zambian or Zimbabwean side of the Zambezi River and last for 1½ hours in Zambia

11h00: Depart for Livingstone International Airport for Proflight flight to Lusaka at 12h30 ORSAA flight to Johannesburg at 13h15.

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