Zambia Spice Trail

Day 1 - Day 3
  • Road transfer from Livingstone Airport to Sussi Lodge
  • Sussi Lodge is situated on the northern edge of the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, where the concept is luxurious tree houses hiding discreetly amongst giant ebony trees, overlooking the Zambezi River. All the tree houses have en suite facilities, a mini bar, overhead fans and mosquito nets and tea/coffee making facilities. Meal times are at the usually accepted times, but can vary depending on game drives. All meals are table d’hote with a wide selection of dishes and are served outdoors whenever possible, around a log fire in the evenings. The camp has its own swimming pool and curio shop. The Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park is best known for its giraffe and white rhino but also boasts buffalo, zebra, sable, eland, wildebeest, migratory elephant and many other species. Resident wildlife, such as hippopotamus and elephant, is likely to wander through the Lodge grounds at any time, since in the National Park they have priority. A wide choice of activities adds to the attractions of this elegant, secluded retreat. During the next two days your activities will include game drives in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park where Zambia's only white rhino can be spotted, a Cultural Tour of Livingstone including a visit to the Museum and The Maramba Village, a shopping tour in the town of Livingstone, an early morning or sunset river cruise on the 12 seater boat, fishing in the Zambezi River and an optional choice of all the ‘adrenaline’ extras for which the area is famous. Enjoy two full days of excitement and romance on the banks of Africa’s most spectacular river.

    You stay at Sussi Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 3 - Day 5
  • Road transfer from Sussi Lodge to Livingstone Airport
  • Scheduled charter flight from Livingstone – Lochinvar
  • The Lochinvar Estate has a genuine history as an “Out of Africa” colonial cattle ranch and farm. Bequeathed to the nation in 1904, the old colonial farmhouse still stands, under a preservation order. But Lochinvar’s huge swath of unique wetland and floodplain savanna was returned to its wild state. Today it is a World Heritage Wetland Site. Situated on the Kafue River floodplain mid way between Livingstone and Lusaka, the Park is now the last stronghold of the Kafue Lechwe, an aquatic antelope of extraordinary grace. The exotic and beautiful Lechwe Plains Tented Camp is an African fantasy under canvas. The highly original tented lodge, built onto teak decking, is sheltered under a mature grove of acacia trees on the edge of the wide Chunga Lagoon. Accommodation consists of just six spacious tents catering for a maximum of 12 guests at any one time, making this a tranquil hideaway far from the main safari circuits. However the real draw card is the birdlife; this is a birdwatcher’s paradise with 428 recorded species, ranging from flamboyant flamingo and pelican through a boggling array of waterfowl and waders to over 50 species of raptors. The sight of these huge flocks dipping and swooping in a continual wave over the water is not to be missed. In addition, the park contains approximately 30 000 Kafue lechwe, 2 000 Blue wildebeest and 700 Zebra. Greater kudu, Bushbuck, Oribi, Hippopotamus, Side-striped jackal, Reedbuck and Common waterbuck are also present. You have the opportunity to explore the vast wetlands accompanied by a knowledgeable safari guide or an ornithologist. Other places of interest are a visit to the neighboring cultural village (highly recommended), the Gwisho hot springs and Sebanzi Hill, the site of Stone Age habitation and a later Iron Age village. Fishing and water activities in dug out canoes can also be enjoyed.

    You stay at Lechwe Plains Tented Camp Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 5 - Day 7
  • Scheduled charter flight from Lochinvar – Jeki Airstrip
  • After breakfast you depart on your charter flight to Jeki Airstrip in the Lower Zambezi National Park. On arrival at the airstrip you are transferred by road to Kulefu Tented Camp. A short game drive can be enjoyed through the park before arriving at Kulefu Tented Camp, which is set on a small channel of the Zambezi River. Deep in the game-rich Lower Zambezi National Park, there is a secluded, intimate safari camp settled comfortably in the deep shade of tall riverine trees. Profoundly peaceful, eco-friendly and well-appointed, the camp overlooks one of the permanent channels of the legendary Zambezi River. This exclusive lodge is surrounded by the glorious wilderness, which is home to a diverse population of wildlife such as lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and wild-dog … not forgetting the innumerable bird species. The Park is a water wilderness area on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River. The Lower Zambezi National Park is an extremely remote area with abundant and varied wildlife including the ‘Big Four’. There are good populations of elephant, lion, buffalo, waterbuck, leopard, hyaena, zebra, various gazelle and many bird species. Your days are spent exploring the Lower Zambezi River where activities include game viewing by 4x4 vehicle, or by boat, canoeing, bird watching and fishing. You can also take wilderness walks under the guidance of your professional guide. And we highly recommend an early morning game viewing excursion by canoe. Paddle the tranquil waters along the banks of the Zambezi River viewing hippo pods or herds of buffalo and elephant as they come down to drink. However, if canoeing is a bit too adventurous for your tastes, game viewing can also be done by boat.

    You stay at Zambezi Kulefu Camp Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 7 - Day 9
  • Scheduled charter flight from Jeki Airstrip – Mfuwe Airport
  • Road transfer from Mfuwe Airport to Chichele Presidential Lodge
  • Today you are transferred by charter flight to Mfuwe where you are met and driven to your lodge, incorporating a game drive through the National Park. 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. Chichele Presidential Lodge is a luxury 20-bedded safari lodge situated on a magnificent hilltop site within the environs of the South Luangwa National Park, overlooking the Luangwa River. Formerly a private Presidential retreat, Star of Africa has undertaken a complete transformation of the building, to create a spectacular new 'turn of the century' safari lodge. In order to exploit the wonderful floodplain vistas offered by the site, ten elegant Victorian style lodges are built along the edge of the hillside, each giving guests a private panoramic view. Quality furnishings and discreet service provide the necessary level of comfort expected by the discerning visitor. Accommodation in these elegant Victorian style lodges offers last century’s charm with this century’s comforts. Each unit has en suite facilities, mini bar, air-conditioning, mosquito nets and tea/coffee making facilities. The lodge has its own swimming pool and curio shop. South Luangwa is one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world, not surprisingly since the concentrations of game around the Luangwa River and its ox-bow lagoons are dramatic. In addition the topography of the area makes it ideal for walking safaris allowing you to explore the river and its tributaries in the care of an experienced guide. The Park is noted for big game species particularly leopard, lion and elephant and a whole host of antelope species. Game drives by day and night in four wheel drive vehicles or game walks in the company of armed professional guides, ranging from short excursions to all day trips are the activities on offer.

    You stay at Chichele Presidential Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Day 9
  • Road transfer from Chichele to Mfuwe Airport
  • Scheduled charter flight from Mfuwe – Lusaka
  • On arrival at Lusaka Airport you continue with your onward travel arrangements.