RIVERS AND RAINBOWS SAFARI
This 7 night Rivers and Rainbows Safari offers a unique experience for photographers, wildlife and bird enthusiasts as well as those wanting to visit the remote and beautiful South Luangwa National Park.
Please note that all of our Zambia safaris can be tailor-made. This itinerary is just a suggestion and can be amended to better fit your requirements.
On arrival at Mfuwe Airport (generally via Lusaka), you will be met by your guide and transferred to Kapani Lodge, usually arriving in time for brunch. Gameviewing this evening will be by vehicle leaving camp around 4pm. You will stop for sundowners in the Park. The second half of the drive is conducted after dark in search of nocturnal species. You will then return to camp at around 7:30pm in time for dinner.
You wake early and gather around the camp-fire for a light breakfast whilst watching the sun rise over the lagoon. The gamedrive this morning will last for three to four hours bringing you back to camp for a hearty brunch and allowing time afterwards for relaxation in your room or by the pool before the afternoon drive, which again will return after dark.
Again a full day to explore the central Mfuwe section of the South Luangwa National Park, known as one of Southern Africa's most densely populated wildlife areas. Your outings from Kapani will be by both vehicle and by boat.
This morning you will venture out by boat onto the main Luangwa River as you are transferred for about an hour up-stream and to Kakuli Bush Camp. Whilst on this journey you begin to realise what a rare treat you are enjoying. Only very few people get the opportunity to explore the Luangwa by boat and as you proceed up river you become aware just how remote you are. This is a true African Adventure.
Gameviewing from Kakuli Bush Camp at this time of year is either by boat or on foot as vehicular access is not possible. You will explore inlets and flooded lagoons, floating into magical ebony forests knowing there is no-one for miles around. There are a number of well drained, sandy areas close to camp where we walk. As dry ground is at a premium this time of year, these areas are well populated with animals providing some excellent gameviewing opportunities.
Another full day of exploring the various river systems around Kakuli Bush Camp, perhaps a picnic lunch will be packed in the boat to allow further exploration into previously uncharted territory.
Today you will return downstream to Kapani Lodge for your final night before flying out of the Luangwa Valley the following morning.