OUR WILD TRAVEL IDEAS FOR ZAMBIA
If you are planning to travel to Zambia, here are some ideas to ignite your imagination and whet your appetite for an unforgettable holiday. We specialise and delight in constructing unique holiday itineraries that inspire and that are as individual as each of our clients. Let our ideas kick start your imagination – tell us what matters to you and we can provide you with an itinerary that is perfectly crafted to meet your needs and aspirations.
1) A micro light Safari experience
Microlights provide the simplest and most cost effective form of aerial safari. Microlights can fly lower and slower than regular fixed wing aircraft, providing improved opportunities for observing and photographing wildlife. This is further enhanced by the open nature of the microlight's "cockpit" - not even helicopters can provide the degree of unobstructed view that a microlight offers. Microlights offer a fun, exhilarating, and affordable aerial perspective on Africa's wildlife and wilderness and is the most beautiful way to view Victoria Falls.
Tafika Camp located in South Luangwa, offers fantastic microlighting safari opportunities. A microlight is also a very special way to view Victoria Falls. This can be arranged wherever you stay in Livingstone.
2) Devils Pool
During the drier months of the year, May to October, it is possible to walk along the lip of the falls. This can only be done from the Zambian side. After thousands of years of erosion, many rock pools have formed and one of them has formed right on the very edge of the sheer drop. This is indeed the ultimate infinity pool. It takes a rocky walk and swim in the Zambezi to reach the pool – then the fearless ones leap into the pool and get pushed to the edge by the force of the river. The rock lip brings them to a halt as the raging waters of the Zambezi crash over the cliffs a few feet away. There are guides in attendance who are there to make sure you don’t go over the edge. Tongabezi offers beautiful accommodation with tours to devils pool and special lunar rainbow tours. More info →
3) Kasanka Bat Safari
There are a few wildlife phenomena that really stand out as astonishing events. The wildebeest migration in East Africa, the monarch butterflies arriving in Mexico come to mind. Well this is amongst those top events in the wildlife calendar. Up to ten million “straw-coloured fruit bats” converge upon Kasanka National Park as the fruits of a local tree ripen. These bats roost in a specific woodland and literally cover the trunks of the trees like thick icing. Then at sunset they all take off and fly out to forage. The sky is thick with bats. You can view all this from the 60 ft high hide, in a tree top, next to the woodland. And from this hide, during the day you will see many sitatunga in the swamp below. These migrations happen in other parts of Africa, but they tend to occur in urban areas, and with the growth of cities, bat numbers seem to be on the decline. To see millions of bats dispersing at dusk against the setting sun is one of the wildlife wonders of Africa, and one that definitely shouldn’t be missed.
Kasanka bat safari combines with a few nights at Nkwali Camp in the renowned South Luangwa National Park, where you will get to relish in the splendours of the Emerald Season in South Luangwa. Other activities available on this tour include, walking, game drives (day and night), Kawaza Village Tour, Tribal Textiles tour (for souvenirs), Chipembele Wildlife Orphanage visit and bird watching
4) Mfuwe Lodge – Elephants in Reception
Ease yourself into Luangwa life with a stay at the award winning Mfuwe Lodge. Set beneath a canopy of ebony and mahogany, its thatched buildings are arranged around the banks of two lagoons where an endless stream of wildlife will keep you enthralled as you can lounge on the open deck or take a dip in the swimming pool.
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.
Whole families of elephants have been regular guests at the lodge for a number of years, visiting between late October and mid-December to feast on the fallen fruits from the large “Wild Mango” tree in the lodge grounds. The fact that a large safari lodge is built around this delicious food store is of no concern to them. At least three generations of one particular elephant family have returned annually and their unusual dining habits and unique behaviour has been the focus of many a TV documentary, photograph, video, newsworthy article, and even children’s books. Experience this lodge and the wildlife for yourself.
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