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€7,395 Per person
9 days
Includes flights
Includes transfers
Includes activities
Includes hotels

This trip is perfect for those wanting to experience a superb safari that incorporates game drives, walks and water based game viewing. You begin with a safari in the game-rich South Luangwa National Park in Zambia where you experience excellent game viewing on game drives, night drives and walking safaris. From here you travel south to the famous Mana Pools in Zimbabwe where you can enjoy canoe and boat safaris as well as game drives and walks.

Itinerary highlights

  • Enjoy morning, afternoon and evening game drives.

  • Join expert guides on informative walking safaris.

  • See riverside wildlife on canoe and boat trips in Mana Pools.

  • Visit one of the best places in Africa for leopard spotting.

  • Stay on the mighty Zambezi River.

Harriet, an Audley Travel Specialist

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Treat this trip purely as a starting point for your own tour to Zambia. Your specialist will ask you what you want and then shape your itinerary to match.

  • Your trip will be unique
  • We work to your interests and budget
  • Advice from first-hand expertise
  • Lusaka Airport
  • Lusaka
  • South Luangwa National Park
  • Mfuwe
  • Lusaka
  • Harare
  • Mana Pools National Park

Itinerary idea in detail

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Includes international flights from Ireland.

Day 1 International outbound flight

International outbound flight

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Lusaka Airport.

Day 2 South Luangwa National Park

Lusaka Airport , Lusaka , South Luangwa National Park

On arrival in Lusaka you'll be met and shown to domestic departures for your light aircraft flight to Mfuwe, close to South Luangwa National Park. Here you'll be met and driven to Mfuwe Lodge, which is located just within the park in an excellent area for game viewing. Enjoy an afternoon safari activity or relax at the lodge.

Day 3 South Luangwa National Park

South Luangwa National Park

Spend today on safari in South Luangwa National Park. You'll be taken out by your knowledgeable safari guides on morning and afternoon/evening game drives or walking safaris. The Luangwa has excellent populations of lion, buffalo, elephant, hippo and much more.

Day 4 South Luangwa National Park

South Luangwa National Park

Another day spent on safari. This is one of the best places in Africa for spotting the elusive leopard. Sightings are never guaranteed, but you may be lucky.

Day 5 Mana Pools National Park

Mfuwe , Lusaka , Harare , Mana Pools National Park

This morning you will be transferred to Mfuwe Airport in time for your flight to Lusaka. In Lusaka you will fly to Harare Airport. On arrival in Harare you will need to buy your visa and then meet your pilot. You will be flown by light aircraft to Mana Pools, which will take around an hour. Your guide will meet you on arrival and drive you to camp. You will be able to head out on an afternoon activity after settling in to camp.

Day 6 Mana Pools National Park

Mana Pools National Park

Enjoy a whole day of safari activities. Game drives explore the woodland, open plains and riverbanks. Mana is well known for its elephant, which stand on their hind legs to reach the trees. It also has excellent populations of buffalo, lion, leopard, giraffe, eland and more.

Day 7 Mana Pools National Park

Mana Pools National Park

Another full day of safari activities. You may wish to go on a walking safari or take a boat trip on the river to see crocodiles and hippo. Mana has some wonderful birdlife, with species including malachite kingfishers, saddle-billed storks, spoonbills and carmine bee-eaters (in September and October).

Day 8 International return flight

Mana Pools National Park , International return flight

This morning you'll be transferred to the airstrip, where you'll fly by light aircraft to Harare in time for your onward flight.

Day 9 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

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