Thornicroft’s Safari

8 NIGHTS – 2 CAMPS – THE LOWER ZAMBEZI & LUANGWA VALLEY

A safari combining two of the best wildlife destinations in Zambia

The Thornicroft’s Safari combines two of the best wildlife destinations in Zambia, The South Luangwa and the Lower Zambezi Valley. It is an itinerary designed to give travellers the opportunity to disconnect from the modern-day rat race and experience two of Zambia’s most breath-taking destinations. This is a memory-making, story-telling, life-changing journey!

available dates

June – October

duration

8 nights

accommodation

3 camps

GROUP SIZE

2 – 12 people

Travel Route & Points of Interest

Lusaka Airport – Kafunta River Lodge – Three Rivers Camp –  Baines’ River Camp

*PLEASE NOTE: This package can be booked in the reverse order

Kafunta River Lodge

SOUTH LUANGWA NATIONAL PARK

Daily Itinerary: Day 1 – 4

On arrival in Lusaka you will be ushered to your light aircraft to catch a flight to Mfuwe, the gateway to the South Luangwa National Park. The flight is approximately an hour and you will feel the excitement set in as before your eyes as the urban jungle of the capital city is transformed into a vast, African wilderness. Upon landing, you will be met by your safari guide and transferred by open game viewer to Kafunta River Lodge. The Luangwa Valley is home to an astonishing diversity of wildlife and birdlife, including around 100 species of mammals, more than 400 bird species and over 2000 types of plants! Added to this, there’s an amazing density of game, particularly along the riverine strip.

HIGHLIGHTS FROM KAFUNTA RIVER LODGE:
FLOODPLAIN SETTING

Each of the luxury private chalets, the main lounge and the dining decks overlook the game-rich floodplain.

EXCELLENT GAME VIEWING

Fantastic leopard populations, hippo, lion and elephant are complimented by a healthy range of other species too.

NATURAL HOT TUB

Relax in the only natural hot tub in the Luangwa Valley, and watch wildlife as they pass by the waterhole

Three Rivers Camp

SOUTH LUAUNGWA NATIONAL PARK

Daily Itinerary: Day 4 – 6

Your next stop is a short game drive away. Three Rivers Camp is the latest addition to Kafunta Safaris’ portfolio and is set at the confluence of the Luangwa, Kapamba and Lusangazi Rivers in South Luangwa. The stylish tents sit under shady sausage trees facing the Luangwa River or the diverse wildlife of the lagoon. This camp’s location is simply spectacular. The rooms are set far apart with the wildlife passing through camp. The dining area offers boundless views of both the Luangwa and the Kapamba River where hippos love to bask on the white river sand. Three of the tents are positioned right on the edge of the oxbow lagoon, teeming with wildlife, and our guests.

RIVER SETTING
 

The lovely, open plan communal area has spectacular views of the river and oxbow lagoon.

NIGHT SKIES & STAR BEDs

The lovely, open plan communal area has spectacular views of the river and oxbow lagoon.

STYLISH SAFARI TENTS.

An intimate camp with only five spacious tents, elegantly decorated with natural materials and earthy hues.

Baines’ River Camp

LOWER ZAMBEZI VALLEY

Daily Itinerary: Day 6 – 9

After five unforgettable nights in the Luangwa Valley it’s time to say goodbye to the team at Kafunta. You will be transferred in a light aircraft to your next destination, the Lower Zambezi Valley. This is an incredibly scenic flight as your pilot takes you over the escarpment and winds down into this magnificent valley. Upon landing, you will be met by your safari guide and transferred by open game viewer to Baines’ River Camp. Set under the Tamarind and Jackalberry Trees on the banks of the Zambezi River, this camp built in the style of an African manor house, offers a unique experience in one of Africa’s most scenic safari areas. The combination of river activities, excellent game viewing and refined hospitality makes Baines’ the perfect destination to complete this adventure in Zambia.

Tranquil River Setting

All the amenities at Baines’voverlook the mesmerising Zambezi River.

Diverse Activities

Boat Safaris, Game Drives, safari walks, canoeing, beach boules and gin tasting.

Luxury Accommodation

Secluded, free-standing units each with their own private veranda facing the river.

Rates & Dates

This package is avilable from mid-June – mid-October 2021 / 2022

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