Kubwa Five Safaris

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$4,070 to $4,290 pp (USD)

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Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

  • You'll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1

Arrival in Zambia | Travel to South Luangwa National Park | Evening Game Drive

Arrival in Zambia | Travel to South Luangwa National Park | Evening Game Drive

On arrival in Zambia, you will be welcomed and picked by our Kubwa Five Safaris guide who will be holding an A4 paper with your name printed on it at Mfuwe International Airport in the morning hours and be transferred to South Luangwa National Park.

On arrival, you will check-in and have lunch at your lodge. After lunch, you will go on a thrilling evening game drive. The park has a high density of wildlife and it is famous for its large population of leopards. You will enjoy dinner and your overnight stay at Marula Lodge.

Main Destination:
South Luangwa National Park
Best Time To Visit July to October (Animals are easy to find)
High Season July to October (Busy and high-season rates apply)
Best Weather April to August (Cooler and it hardly ever rains)

Wildlife in South Luangwa NP

ElephantAbundant
GiraffeCommon
LionCommon
LeopardCommon
BuffaloAbundant
HippoAbundant
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ZebraCommon
HyenaCommon
Wild DogOccasional
Accommodation:
Marula Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside South Luangwa NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2

Morning Game Drive and Evening Game Drive in South Luangwa National Park

Morning Game Drive and Evening Game Drive in South Luangwa National Park

After breakfast, you will head out for a morning game drive in South Luangwa National Park. The park is home to numerous large lion prides. You will also find elephants, buffalo, zebras, and pukus in abundance here.

In the evening, you will head out for a game drive in South Luangwa National Park. Feel your senses heightened as you head out into the bush, learning about the park’s complex ecosystems, as well as the techniques that professional safari guides and park rangers use to track wildlife.

The park is right at the end of Africa’s Great Rift Valley, with the river winding through the vast parklands, making for epic landscapes. This abounding natural beauty also attracts wildlife and huge concentrations of big game can be found here, such as lions, leopards, giraffes, elephants, hippos, and many other animal species.

Your dinner and overnight stay will be at Marula Lodge.

Main Destination:
South Luangwa National Park
Accommodation:
Marula Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside South Luangwa NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3

Bush Walk | Local Village Tour and Boat cruise on Luangwa River | South Luangwa National Park

Bush Walk | Local Village Tour and Boat cruise on Luangwa River | South Luangwa National Park

After breakfast, you will head out and have a bush walk to discover a level of detail you simply can’t experience from the safety and comfort of a safari vehicle. After the walking safari with an armed guide, you will go back to your lodge to relax and have lunch.

After lunch, you will go for a boat cruise (boat safari) down the Luangwa River. During this trip, you might see hippos, elephants, crocodiles, lions, and many other animals that live in the park.

In the evening, you will visit the local village of Kawaza to meet the Kunda people and learn about their way of life, as well as learn about the amazing work done by the local conservation initiative Conservation South Luangwa and their efforts in anti-poaching.

Your dinner and overnight stay will be at Marula Lodge.

Main Destination:
South Luangwa National Park
Accommodation:
Marula Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside South Luangwa NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4

Fly to Lusaka | Transfer to Kafue National Park

Fly to Lusaka | Transfer to Kafue National Park

After breakfast, you will be taken back to Mfuwe where you will board a domestic flight back to Lusaka and be transferred by our guide to Kafue National Park, Zambia’s oldest and largest national park. Located in a remote area of the national park, you will stay in Musekese Camp’s charming thatched-roof chalets, where you can watch wildlife out on your private deck.

On arrival, you will check into your lodge and rest

Your dinner and overnight stay will be at Musekese Camp.

Main Destination:
Kafue National Park
Best Time To Visit July to October (Animals are easier to find)
High Season July to October (Higher rates apply; busier)
Best Weather April to August (Cooler and it hardly ever rains)

Wildlife in Kafue NP

ElephantCommon
LionCommon
BuffaloCommon
ZebraCommon
HippoCommon
LeopardOccasional
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WildebeestOccasional
HyenaOccasional
Wild DogOccasional
Accommodation:
Musekese Camp
  • Mid-range bush camp located inside Kafue NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 5

Morning and Evening Game Drive in Kafue National Park

Morning and Evening Game Drive in Kafue National Park

After breakfast, you will head out for a morning game drive to spot some of Kafue National Park’s best wildlife spots, such as the Busanga Plains, where you can see antelopes, elephants, zebras, and lions. Rare species to look out for include red lechwe, sable, and the African wild dog, as well as the elusive cheetah.

You'll watch hippos splashing in Lake Itezhi-Tezhi and look to the skies to see the various bird species that live in the trees around the Busanga Swamp, such as African finfoot, half-collard kingfisher, and African skimmer.

After a few hours of resting at your lodge, you will go for an evening game drive. Several small rivers cross this area which leaves several waterholes in the dry season for the animals to quench their thirst. Wild dogs, which roam large areas of the park, and cheetahs and lions are among the inhabitants here.

Your dinner and overnight stay will be at Musekese Camp.

Main Destination:
Kafue National Park
Accommodation:
Musekese Camp
  • Mid-range bush camp located inside Kafue NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 6

Explore Busanga Plains and Kafue National Park | Walking Safari

Explore Busanga Plains and Kafue National Park | Walking Safari

After breakfast, you will have another day in Kafue National Park. This will allow you to get to know this park, its wildlife, and an interesting mix of vegetation.

You will have a walking safari and an evening game drive. Apart from Busanga plains game such as antelope, you can look forward to sightings of predators like lions, cheetahs, leopards, and hyenas, as well as wild dogs.

Our guides have a wealth of knowledge which they will share with you, from the insects on the ground to the birds in the sky and everything in between.

Your dinner and overnight stay will be at Musekese Camp.

Main Destination:
Busanga Plains (Kafue NP)
Accommodation:
Musekese Camp
  • Mid-range bush camp located inside Kafue NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 7

The Last Day With Us | Flight Back Home

The Last Day With Us | Flight Back Home

After having a delightful breakfast, you will head to town for shopping and lunch. Afterward, you will be dropped off at the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (or another location in Lusaka) for your scheduled flight back home.

However, you’ll leave with a camera full of photos and several stories to recount to loved ones back home, having encountered the very best of Zambia’s creatures, great and small.

Main Destination:
Kafue National Park
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • You'll be dropped off at the airport.

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