Meet our local representative on arrival at OR Tambo International Airport
Scheduled flight Johannesburg – Livingstone (cost not included in the tour price)
Transfer from Livingstone Airport to Sussi Lodge
Sussi & Chuma is named after David Livingstone’s faithful companions and consist of an intimate lodge and two exclusive houses, both of which are situated to make the most of the amazing views that the sweeping Zambezi River provides. Guest accommodation at consists of 12 luxury tree houses and two 2-bedroomed houses, built into the canopy of majestic ebony trees, which shelter a stunning variety of bird life. Each unit has a private view of the Zambezi and is en-suite with air conditioning, mini bar, mosquito nets and overhead fan. The central lodge building features a raised bar/lounge deck, open air dining area, curio shop, swimming pool and a spa which provide incredible views of the mighty Zambezi. Meals are table d’hote with a wide variety of dishes available, served alfresco, often around a roaring fire in the evening. Activities offered at the lodge include, game drives in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, where guests can see a variety of game, including white rhino, elephant, buffalo and giraffe. Tours of the incredible Victoria Falls, a World Heritage Site, are a must as they give guests an opportunity to experience one of the 7 great natural wonders of the world. Livingstone’s reputation as the adventure capital of Africa is richly deserved and guests have a wide range of activities on offer, such as, bungi jumping, white water rafting, horse back safaris, elephant back safaris and helicopter flights over Victoria Falls.
Transfer from Jeki Airstrip to Zambezi Kulefu Camp (approximately 1 hour 30 minutes)
The Lower Zambezi was for many years a forgotten wilderness and because of its remote location, has become a haven for many of Africa’s ‘big game’ species. The park is situated in the Zambezi Valley, opposite Mana Pools National Park, a World Heritage Site. It is bordered by the steep Mukamba Escarpment to the North and the Zambezi River to the South, which concentrates the animals in a fairly narrow riverine corridor, making for excellent game viewing. Zambezi Kulefu Camp – “the faraway place”, located on a permanent channel of the Zambezi, is shaded by massive Winterthorn Acacias which provide a cool and relaxing location to watch the world go by. The camp offers seven spacious tented chalets with twin or double beds, mosquito nets and en-suite facilities, offering a relaxing view of the mighty Zambezi. The central lounge and dining area are housed in a magnificent Bedouin style tent which gives a lovely open air feel to the setting and allow guests to feel as though they are part of the surrounding environment. Teak furniture and natural fabrics add an authentic feel to this incredible bush experience as well as providing luxurious comfort. The location is enhanced by a swimming pool right on the river bank as well as a teak deck overlooking the river. An evening campfire forms an integral part of the camp where guests can sit and discuss the events and sightings of the day. Batteries can be charged by generator and lights in the evening are supplied by 220 volt inverter. Traditional paraffin lamps illuminate pathways and tent entrances.
Game drive transfer from Zambezi Kulefu Camp to Jeki Airstrip
Shared charter flight Jeki – Mfuwe
Transfer from Mfuwe Airport to Chichele Presidential Lodge (approximately 2 hours)
The South Luangwa National Park is a place of primeval forest and lush savanna, stretching for hundreds of miles and encompassing the Luangwa River basin, its adjacent highlands and a mosaic of different habitats extending outwards from the central river. Formerly a private Presidential retreat, Chichele occupies one of the most breathtaking sites in the entire park. Since the original structures, built in 1972, the building was transformed to create a spectacular 'turn of the century' safari lodge, designed to complement its natural surroundings. In order to exploit the wonderful floodplain vistas offered by the site, 10 air conditioned, elegant Victorian style suites are built along the edge of the hillside, each providing guests with private panoramic views. Each includes en-suite facilities and is equipped with a mini-bar, mosquito nets as well as hair dryer. The lodge also boasts a relaxing swimming pool, well stocked curio shop as well as conference facilities. Meals are table d'hôte with a wide selection of scrumptious dishes. Meals may be served in the luxurious indoor dining room or on the scenic verandah and boma area outside. Chichele Presidential Lodge offers a full range of game drives in the South Luangwa National Park. Game drives are conducted in open 4 x 4 vehicles and driven by a qualified, professional guide. Night game drives using spotlights enable guests to see nocturnal animals such as the leopard, bush babies as well as the spotted hyena. Guests can also view elephant, lion, wild dog, buffalo and a wide variety of antelope in addition to other endemic species such as the Thornicroft Giraffe and Cooksons Wildebeest. This is an excellent area for leopards. Fantastic game walks are also available to our guests with a professional guide as well as an armed national parks scout.