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Canoeing the Zambezi

Zambia • 9 days on site

    Elephant encounter on the zambezi - tour in zambia

    Highlights!

  • 2 days in a charming lodge in Livingstone (Victoria Falls)
  • 6 days mobile canoeing safari in the Lower Zambezi National Park
  • accomodationAccommodation in comfortable lodges. 3 nights camping
  • walksOptional walks. 3 days canoeing
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    Departure on request from 4 people

Following the steps of David Livingstone, explore the fourth biggest African river, the Zambezi. After visiting one of the world’s seven natural wonders, Victoria Falls, we embark in a six-day canoe adventure. Stay in comfortable camps at the beginning and end of the trip, overnight on islands for three days - this journey will delight you! Following the Lower Zambezi on the Zambian side and Mana Pools National Parks on the Zimbabwean bank, you will be able to observe iconic African animals including elephants, hippos, crocodiles as well as rare antelope and birds. In the evening, we pitch our tents on islands and revel in the night-time chorus of African wildlife from the warm atmosphere of a campfire.

Day by day...

Days 1-2: Livingstone - Victoria Falls...

You are welcomed by your guide at Livingstone airport and transferred to the lodge located outside Livingstone - the ‘adventure capital’ of Zambia - which offers great views of the Zambezi River.

During these two days, you can take part in optional activities such as of course visiting the Victoria Falls, rafting the Zambezi gorge, buggy jumping, fly over the falls in microlight or helicopter, horse or elephant back safaris... Meals at your account.

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Day 3: Livingstone - Lower Zambezi...

After flying from Livingstone to Lusaka we transfer by car to the Lower Zambezi. This camp is on the edge of the majestic river with a dramatic background of the Zambezi mountain range. Dinner and overnight in chalets.

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Days 4-6: Canoeing the Zambezi River...

During the next three days, we paddle down the Zambezi River in stable Canadian-style canoes. We carry all the camping equipment with us in order to be completely autonomous. The camps are located on islands in the middle of the river and dinners are taken around the campfire, under the shining stars. Our background music is the sound of the savannah!

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Days 7-8: Lodge on the Zambezi...

This morning, we paddle for another two hours before meeting with the 4x4 and transfer to our lodge built on the banks of the Zambezi. The camp blends exoticism and luxury and is perfectly harmonious with the surrounding greenery.

We will do 4x4 safaris with optional game walks in the morning.

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Day 9: Zambezi - Lusaka

We depart this morning from our nearby airstrip to Lusaka, where the tour ends.

Practical info...

Trip starts: Livingstone airport.

Trip ends: Lusaka airport.

Groups...

Minimum: 4 / Maximum: 8.

Accommodation...

Camping during the canoeing trip on the Zambezi River. Comfortable lodges and camps the rest of the time.

Transport...

In 4x4, motorboat and Canadian Style canoe on the Zambezi River. Light aircrafts for the journeys Livingstone - Lusaka and Zambezi - Lusaka.

Meals...

Three meals per day, nutritious and varied during the journey on the river and tasty in camps.

Comfort...

Good levels of comfort can be expected in camps. During the bivouac in the wilderness, we live more simply.

Conditions...

What is included...

Light aircraft and transfers from Livingstone to Lusaka and from Lower Zambezi to Lusaka; road and boat transfers, accommodations, all mentioned activities, full board (except in Livingstone where only breakfast is included), park fees and professional guides.

What is not included...

International flights; personal expenses, tips, airport taxes, visas, optional activities.
We would be happy to book your international flights from Johannesburg to Livingstone and from Lusaka to Johannesburg for you.

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