Explore a remarkable region of Africa. The Lower Zambezi National Park in Zambia is one of Africa’s most scenic wildernesses.
The lifeblood of the park is the Zambezi River, which sustains an abundance of wildlife, including elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, waterbuck, hippos, crocodiles and many more.
This is not your typical African safari vacation. A safari in the Lower Zambezi National Park is unique. The lodges here are more remote and exclusive than other more popular destinations, and the wildlife experiences are more immersive. Your accommodation at Chiawa Camp and Old Mondoro places you in the heart of the park’s prime wildlife areas, promising fantastic sightings close to camp. In fact, it’s not uncommon to see wildlife wandering into the camps themselves! Keep your camera close: you don’t want to miss these moments.
Other activities to look forward to on this 8-day safari in Zambia include guided day and night game drives, bush walks in the company of knowledgeable rangers, cruises on the mighty Zambezi River, canoeing excursions and casual catch-and-release angling.
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4 nights in Chiawa Camp
Your Zambian safari begins on arrival at Chiawa Camp in the heart of the Lower Zambezi National Park. “Chiawa,” which means “one who shares” in the local Soli language, is aptly named. The family-owned and operated camp is renowned for its commitment to upholding the traditions of the local community, and for sharing its passion for sustainability and conservation with guests.
The camp is situated on the banks of the Zambezi River, giving you access to a wide range of exciting activities. Spend your days exploring the wild on guided game drives and bush walks, or head to the water for canoeing and cruising. Or, relax in your spacious, private safari tent and watch as the residents of the bush visit the river.
The culinary team at Chiawa Camp are known for their creative dishes and seasonal menus.
WHERE YOU'LL STAY
The camp’s timeless safari tents are spacious and luxurious. They feature super-king size beds, en-suite bathrooms with indoor and outdoor showers, a ball and claw bath and luxury amenities.
3 nights in Old Mondoro
Following a 1-hour scenic boat ride, you will arrive at Old Mondoro, considered to be the most intimate and private safari camp within the Lower Zambezi National Park. Named for a white lion that once prowled the area, Mondoro (meaning lion in the Goba language) exudes a rugged charm and regal charisma. Expect an authentic, intimate Zambian safari filled with exciting wildlife activities.
While lions still roam the surrounding wilds, it is another African big cat that steals the show at Old Mondoro: the elusive leopard. This is a destination renowned for offering some of the best leopard sightings in Africa.
Expect world-class cuisine inspired by the seasons and prepared by a creative culinary team.
WHERE YOU'LL STAY
Constructed of canvas and natural materials, Old Mondoro has an open and adventurous feel, overlooking the Zambezi River and a growve of Acacia trees. It is an inviting retreat after a day filled with excitement in the bush.
Return chartered flight from Lusaka Airport to Jeki Airstrip
Transfers between Jeki Airstrip and Chiawa Camp and Old Mondoro
Transfers between Mfuwe Airport and Puku Ridge Camp
4 nights at Chiawa Camp on a full board basis (all meals, select drinks and safari activities)
3 nights at Old Mondoro on a full board basis (all meals, select drinks and safari activities)
Bush walks, river cruises, canoeing and casual angling
Professionally guided game viewing drives (day and night)
International flights, air reservations and airport taxes
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Our rates are per person sharing unless expressly identified. Please treat all pricing as a guide only: All rates are an estimation, subject to availability and may change without notice. Single supplements may apply. Enquire now or speak to one of our expert Travel Planners for updated rates.