Time to explore…..
We are doing a “recce” tour into Zambia to scout for new places and roads. This tour is for the adventurous amongst us. We will go way off the beaten track to remote destinations and do some exploring. This will be an epic adventure of note from the 22nd of April to the 6th of May. Be part of this journey at a reduced price of only R8 900 per person for the 2 weeks. Lets go on the road less travelled and find the hidden gems.
We must go beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths and un-trodden depths of the wilderness and travel and explore and tell the world the glories of our journey – “John Hope Franklin”
Come share our passion to travel to remote locations, meet local people, experience their worlds and in the process creating life-enriching experiences and making memories to last a lifetime, all while having the most fun you can. Come live this adventure without just being a spectator.
Zambia is blessed with awe-inspiring natural wonders, an abundance of wildlife, huge water bodies and vast open spaces. It offers unforgettable times exploring the real Africa. Acknowledged as one of the safest countries in the world to visit, Zambia’s welcoming people live in peace and harmony. And here, in the warm heart of Africa, we will find some of the best photographic opportunities on the planet, including face to face encounters with Nature at its most wild.
Places to visit will include the following –
- Elephant Sands
- Hunters Road
- Vic Falls (Optional)
- Sunset boat cruis (Optional)
- Sioma Ngwezi Nat Park
- Liuwa Plains
- Itezhi Tezhi dam
- Kafue Nat Park
- Devils Pool
Day 1: Elephant Sands 550 km
Meet up at the Groblers brug border post. This will be the day with the most driving on the trip and one of the few days we need to get an early start to reach Elephant Sands. We will do a stop in Francistown to purchase meat and greens. The aim is to be at the border post in the morning, between 7 and 8.
Enjoy viewing the elephants at a natural waterhole right in front of the lodge. Watch these impressive creatures whilst they drink only a couple of meters away from you, a unique experience! There’s plenty of other wildlife around on the un-fenced 16000 ha private conservancy. The lack of fences allows all animals to roam freely.
Day 2: Elephant Sands
We will spend the day exploring the park and taking pictures or just relax in the camp trying to take that million dollar elephant close up photo. They have a resident pack of 18 wild dogs and we might be lucky enough to spot.
Day 3: Hunters Road 140 km
Day 4: Kasane 100 km
We will arrive early in Kasane. This will give us the opportunity to do laundry, replenish supplies and some sight seeing of which this town has more than enough. Optional – Sunset boat cruise on the Chobe river.
Day 5: Kasane
Vic Falls and Zambia for those who have not been there. Victoria Falls, or Mosi-oa-Tunya, is a waterfall in southern Africa on the Zambezi River at the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. It has been described by CNN as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world. We take a taxi to Vic Falls early the morning and back later the afternoon. The Zambian border is just a skip and a hop from the bridge and a day trip to Livingstone is possible.
For those not wanting to go to Vic Falls there is Tiger Fishing or self drive to Chobe.
Day 6 & 7: Kabula Lodge
Situated on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, Western Zambia, Kabula Lodge has been specifically designed to provide affordable, comfortable and relaxing holiday accommodation for families who love fishing, birding, the outdoors and who want to enjoy Africa and the bush at its pristine best. Kabula is also a recognised haven for the keen fisherman wanting to catch a trophy Tiger Fish.
Day 8: Mongu
Mongu is situated on a small blunt promontory of higher ground on the eastern edge of the 30-kilometre-wide Barotse Floodplain of the Zambezi River running north-south, which in the wet season floods right up to the town. The city is 15 kilometres from the river’s main channel, to which its small harbour is connected in the dry season by a 35-kilometre route via a canal and a meandering channel. The whole region is flat and sandy, with the dry land generally no more than 50 m higher than the floodplain
Day 9 & 10: Liuwa Plains
This remote park in the far west is pristine wilderness, which, to the ardent bush-lover, is its biggest attraction, and the rewards are great indeed. The game is spread out across the plains and takes some driving around to find, but to come upon a vast herd of blue wildebeest, a prowling wild dog, or a pride of dozing lions in this forgotten piece of Africa is especially fitting because of its completely natural and uncommercialised state.
The birdlife is abundant and the very dramatic storms and lightning rising up on the horizon, contrasting with the green and gold grasslands, create spectacular views and fantastic photographic opportunities.
Day 11 & 12: Kafue
Found in the centre of western Zambia, Kafue National Park is the oldest and largest of Zambia’s national parks. It covers a massive 22,400 km2.
First established as a National Park in the 1950’s by the legendary Norman Carr, Kafue is one of the largest national parks in the whole of Africa. Despite its size and prominent location only two hours drive from Livingstone, it remains little-known and largely unexplored with vast tracts of its virgin bush still untouched. Thanks to its size and variety of habitat types the Kafue holds a fantastic diversity of wildlife .
Day 13 -15: Exploring the way Back
We will explore our way back to Livingstone going South looking for new places and roads
What do you need:
- A good reliable, serviced 4-wheel drive vehicle or 4×2 with diff-lock if not towing,
- Fuel range of app. 700km’s including extra fuel containers like long range tanks and jerry cans.
- Vehicle registration papers or letter of consent from the financing institution.
- Children must have a valid passport and an unabridged birth certificate and letter of consent if not accompanied by both parents.
- Guests from non-SADC countries will need a Visa.
- A passport that is valid for 3 months after our return to SA, valid drivers license and ID.
- Camping equipment and cooking/braai accessories.
- A ground tent is fine but no open-air camping allowed due to the fact that we camp in predator territory.
- Malaria Prophylaxis taken as prescribed by your GP.
- Last but not least – A good sense of humour and a positive outlook.
2 way radios will be supplied by ourselves.
Price – R8 900 p/p
- All cross border fees, 3rd party insurance and taxes
- Camping fees
- Conservation fees
- Park entry fees
- 4×4 vehicle hire
- Daily activities like Vic Falls, boat cruises, fishing etc
- Transfer fees
- Game drives