An up close experience with wildlife as seen in National Geographic - Zambia

Lusaka, Zambia

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Highlights

Have you always wonder how does it feels like being a filming crew for National Geographic Africa series?  Walking, watching. searching, standing, and hiding close by the wildlife of Africa.  Can you imagine elephants walking in to check in at hotel lobby?  Now this is your chance.  Zambia is where it happens. If this is your first trip to Africa, don't worry as I will guide you on this adventure as we travel to Lower Zambezi and South Luangwa National Park for their diverse wildlife and visit the magnificent Victoria Falls.

An up close experience with wildlife as seen in National Geographic - Zambia starting at Lusaka, ZambiaVictoria Falls.Photo by Max Pixel.net licensed under CC0.

Highlights:
  • A uniquely serene wildlife experience at Lower Zambezi due to it being one of the very few national parks that has no paved roads, so we're likely to have a lot more freedom than at other safaris.
  • Explore on foot the South Luangwa National Park, one of the first and very few walking safaris in Africa. While on foot, we will feel like a natural part of the environment and observe the animals as equals.
  • Setting up tents on 4m high platforms at South Luangwa for an overnight stay. We'll gaze at the stars of the Zambian night sky surrounded by roaming nocturnal animals.
  • Visiting the majestic UNESCO World Heritage Site, Victoria Falls, which is regarded as the biggest in the world due to its combined height and width

Day 1-3: After reaching Lusaka for the night, we'll drive to Lower Sambezi to kick off our safari adventures. Enjoy the uninhabited Lower Zambezi and immerse yourself in its diverse wildlife. If we're lucky, at night we'll even see the Milky Way!

An up close experience with wildlife as seen in National Geographic - Zambia starting at Lusaka, ZambiaSunset at Lower Zambezi.Photo by Ninara

An up close experience with wildlife as seen in National Geographic - Zambia starting at Lusaka, ZambiaLower Zambezi River. Photo by Tom Skrinar is / CC BY-SA 2.0

An up close experience with wildlife as seen in National Geographic - Zambia starting at Lusaka, ZambiaZambians by the river in Lower Zambezi. Photo by Ninara

An up close experience with wildlife as seen in National Geographic - Zambia starting at Lusaka, ZambiaBoars, zebras and deer grazing. Photo by Lars Plougmann is / CC BY-SA 2.0.

An up close experience with wildlife as seen in National Geographic - Zambia starting at Lusaka, ZambiaDay 4 and 5: We'll drive for about 6-8 hours to the South Luangwa National Park for our walking safari tour. Its dubbed by experts as one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world (up to 60 different animal species!). When you’re on foot, the wild animals recognise you as an equal and watching them is a primal experience that heightens the excitement!

An up close experience with wildlife as seen in National Geographic - Zambia starting at Lusaka, ZambiaWalking in search of the wildlife, photo by South Luangwa National Park

An up close experience with wildlife as seen in National Geographic - Zambia starting at Lusaka, ZambiaA pod of hippos lazing in the river. Photo by Paul Maritz is / CC BY-SA 3.0

An up close experience with wildlife as seen in National Geographic - Zambia starting at Lusaka, ZambiaLion and lioness. Photo by Prabir K Bhattacharyya is / CC BY-SA 3.0

An up close experience with wildlife as seen in National Geographic - Zambia starting at Lusaka, ZambiaGiraffes at South Luangwa National Park. Photo by Joachim Huber is / CC BY-SA 2.0

An up close experience with wildlife as seen in National Geographic - Zambia starting at Lusaka, Zambia
Or maybe we get to see giraffes walking up close to us, photo by South Luangwa National Park

An up close experience with wildlife as seen in National Geographic - Zambia starting at Lusaka, ZambiaSetting up our tents on 4m high platforms. Photo from Track and Trail River Camp

An up close experience with wildlife as seen in National Geographic - Zambia starting at Lusaka, ZambiaZambian villagePhoto by Joachim Huber is / CC BY-SA 2.0.


Day 6: Check out of Luangwa and make our way to Victoria Falls. There will be a stop over from Luangwa to Victoria Falls. There is an option to spend a day along the way at one of the local camps or even in Lusaka.


Day 7-8: Be prepared to hear the gushing of Victoria Falls even when we are 40 km away due to it having the largest sheet of gushing water in the world. Prepare your visas and passports ready as we will cross a bridge that is also border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. I feel like this is something everyone who visits this part of Africa needs to see. It is too majestic to miss!

An up close experience with wildlife as seen in National Geographic - Zambia starting at Lusaka, ZambiaVictoria Falls bridge connecting Zambia and Zimbabwe.Photo by Ninara is / CC BY 2.0.

An up close experience with wildlife as seen in National Geographic - Zambia starting at Lusaka, ZambiaBird's eye view of Victoria Falls. Photo by Holger Wirth is / CC BY-ND 2.0.


Day 9: We will be packing our bags to leave Victoria Falls

An up close experience with wildlife as seen in National Geographic - Zambia starting at Lusaka, ZambiaBird's eye view of the Victoria Falls. Photo by Tim Snell is / CC BY-ND 2.0

Itinerary

Day 1: Leave for Lusaka

Day 2
: Arrival in Lusaka and prepare for the journey to Lower Zambezi. We may explore Lusaka if we have the time

Day 3: We will travel to South Lwangwa from Lusaka and check in at one of the camps.

Day 4: Go on the safari tour inSouth Lwangwa, either on foot or in a vehicle.

Day 5: Check out and proceed driving toLower Zambezi National Park for 6-8 hours. Check in at one of the local camps.

Day 6: Go on the safari tour atLower Zambezi National Park. We may even visit a village there.

Day 7: Driving to Victoria Falls. Check in at one of the camps at Victoria Falls

Day 8: Visiting the Victoria Falls! We need our passports and visa to cross the bridge between Zambia and Zimbabwe. We also have several options on how to explore the Victoria Falls; from river cruises, to a safari tour, or on a helicopter for a bird's eye view of the falls. (we may extend the tour for another day)

Day 9: Check out and fly out from Victoria Falls.

Day 10: Reach Singapore