Zambia Adventurer Safari
Upon landing at Oliver Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg you will board another aircraft for the short flight to Livingstone. There you will be met by the Black Pot Safaris team and your own fully-customised Land Rover Defender(s). After a brief introduction and welcome you will drive the short distance to the little known Peregrine’s Nest Bushcamp, 10km out of Livingstone – the adrenaline capital of Zambia – to experience the wonders of Victoria Falls. You will be based here for the next two nights and enjoy total privacy on the edge of the Batoka Gorge. Whilst in Livingstone you will visit the falls, wander around the exceptional craft market and enjoy a sunset river cruise along the Zambezi River above the falls themselves. But if you want more there are a host of other activities – from bungee jumping to white-water rafting to kayaking to micro lighting to helicopter charters - to amuse yourself with.
Day 3 and 4: Maziba Bay, Zambezi River
Today you will drive six hours along the western side of the Zambezi River to Maziba Bay - one of the most dramatic and beautiful river lodge sites in southern Africa with its own private beach. Maziba Bay is situated a stone’s throw away from the second largest waterfall on the Zambezi river – the Ngonye Falls where the Zambezi is narrow and has deep fast flowing water with cascading rapids and lots of black volcanic rock. Whilst spending two nights ‘camping’ in thatched chalets with bathrooms en-suite - that overlook the coral white beach and the basalt black cliffs harnessing the mighty Zambezi River - you will visit these impressive falls. The rest of your time will be spent relaxing in this fabulous camp.
Day 5: Nalisheko Camp, Kalabo
Prepare for some exciting 4x4 driving as you head north to Kalabo – the gateway to Liuwa Plains – along a myriad of interconnecting sand tracks through the longest, most spread out village in the world! The drive along the Zambezi floodplain could take up to ten hours, but with constant gear changing and beautiful landscapes you will find that the time passes by unnoticed. Once you arrive in Kalabo, you will check-in with the park office and then make your way to Nalisheko Camp where with luck hot water and a marimba (full-sized xylophone) playing band will wait to entertain you around a roaring fire.
Day 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10: Liuwa Plain National Park
After a good night’s rest, you will depart early to cross the Luanginga River by pontoon and head onwards towards the Liuwa Plain National Park. The park is host to the second largest wildebeest migration outside the Serengeti/Mara ecosystem and offers the opportunity to witness this spectacle in a remote and pristine corner of Africa. Liuwa is unique in that it harbours both animal and human populations who have been sharing the same natural resources for many generations. Liuwa also supports a number of other large game species and is a bird-watchers paradise. You will spend five nights exploring this park of nearly 4,000 square kilometres which only allows access to 25 vehicles at a time. Whilst in the park, you will also be able to benefit from guided walks offered by the resident game scouts.
Day 11: Nalisheko Camp, Kalabo
Today you return to Nalisheko Camp and relax before tackling the road south again.
Day 12: Mutemwa Lodge, Zambezi River
For your final night on safari you will unwind in the serene beauty and splendour of Mutemwa Lodge’s campsite. Here the Zambezi spreads a kilometre wide and the majestic indigenous trees – a novelty after the treeless landscape of Liuwa Plain – provide shade and a haven for birds.
Day 13: Return to Johannesburg
After a last breakfast together, the safari is sadly over and you drive three hours back to Livingstone for your flight back to Johannesburg and then home.
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