Zambia - A Journey of Survival

17th Oct - 24th Oct 2020

Remote, untouched and absolutely pristine, the golden grassy plains of Liuwa Plain National Park is home to the second-largest wildebeest migration in Africa numbering in the tens of thousands. Combine that expedition with the Lower Zambezi National Park - home to the Big 5 and stark contrast and wilderness from the Victoria Falls. 

HIGHLIGHTS

Follow the exclusive and second-largest wildebeest migration in Africa

Enjoy an intimate away-from-the-crowds migration experience

Personalized experience on a small group expedition

Witness an incredible variety of fascinating wildlife species

ITINERARY

17th Oct DAY 1 (SAT): ARRIVE LIVINGSTONE

Recommended Flight Info:

Singapore Airlines 478 Singapore 0125hrs Johannesburg 0610hrs (Duration: 10h 45mins)

South African Airways 48 Johannesburg 1040hrs Livingstone 1220hrs (Duration: 1h 40mins)

Upon arrival at Livingstone Harry Mwanga Nkumbula Intl Airport, you will be met and then assisted before we transfer to the Royal Livingstone Hotel by Anantara for check in. Enjoy the day at leisure where you may rest and rejuvenate from your long flight or consider a visit to the Victoria Falls. 

Overnight: Royal Livingstone Hotel by Anantara

Meals: NIL

18th Oct DAY 2 (SUN): LIVINGSTONE / LIUWA PLAIN NATIONAL PARK

Early this morning, we will be transferred to Livingstone Airport to board our light aircraft carrier to Liuwa Plain National Park - an extraordinary, unexplored land, unspoilt and exclusive with rare game and a rich natural heritage, home to Africa's second-largest wildebeest migration, the Lady Liuwa lion pride, cheetahs and clans of hyenas. With the vast plains, dramatic skies, magnificent birdlife and annual wildflower blooms, Liuwa Plain is a photographer's dream in an exclusive setting without any other guests. Enjoy an exclusive experience for the next 3 nights at the King Lewanika Lodge as we immerse in this rare privilege of viewing the wildebeest migration in a complete exclusivity away from the crowds. 

Overnight: King Lewanika Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

19th Oct - 20th Oct DAY 3 & 4 (MON & TUE): LIUWA PLAIN NATIONAL PARK

Enjoy the next 2 full days in Liuwa Plain National Park, enjoying game drives tracking the fascinating wildlife. 

A Typical Day:

Game drives begins early in the morning at 0530hrs till around 1030hrs with campfire breakfast served. Return to camp for lunch where you have time for siesta and rest until 1530hrs for afternoon tea and then we begin a late afternoon/evening game drive from 1630hrs till around 1930hrs. 

Wildlife in Liuwa Plain National Park:

Few national parks in Africa could rival the magnitude of the wildebeest migration of Liuwa Plain National Park other than the Serengeti-Masai Mara migration. Yet, the little-known eden of Liuwa Plain ranks as one of the most exclusive safari experience desired by safari connoisseurs with an abundance of wildlife home to more than tens of thousands of wildebeests, zebras, a good number of buffaloes, hippos, various antelope species, a strong concentration of predators such as lions, cheetahs, leopards, hyenas and African wild dogs. 

Overnight: King Lewanika Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

21st Oct DAY 5 (WED): LIUWA PLAIN NATIONAL PARK / LOWER ZAMBEZI NATIONAL PARK

This morning, we transfer to the airstrip to board our light aircraft to Lower Zambezi National Park via a short stop in Livingstone. 

On arrival at Jeki airstrip, we transfer to the Chongwe Suites where we spend the next 3 nights immersing ourselves in perhaps Zambia's most incredible safari destination - the Lower Zambezi National Park.   Unspoiled, untamed and unfenced, the Lower Zambezi National Park is the refreshing contrast to the Victoria Falls and Mosi oa Tunya area contributing to one of the most pristine wilderness in Zambia away from the crowds. Spanning over 4,000 square kilometres, the Lower Zambezi National Park is not only home to four of the Big Five, but also remarkable for its alluring landscapes of escarpments, baobab trees and stunning river channels, making this a safari destination for the connoisseurs. 

Flight info:

Proflight Zambia Kalabo 0935hrs Livingstone 1120hrs (Duration: 1h 45mins)

Proflight Zambia Livingstone 1150hrs Jeki 1340hrs (Duration: 1h 50mins)

Overnight: Chongwe Suites

Meals: Breakfast, Late Lunch & Dinner

22nd Oct - 23rd Oct DAY 6 & 7 (THU & FRI): LOWER ZAMBEZI NATIONAL PARK

Enjoy the next 2 full days in Lower Zambezi National Park, enjoying game drives, walking safaris, canoeing safari tracking the fascinating wildlife. 

A Typical Day:

Game drives begins early in the morning at 0530hrs till around 1030hrs with campfire breakfast served. Return to camp for lunch where you have time for siesta and rest until 1530hrs for afternoon tea and then we begin a late afternoon/evening game drive from 1630hrs till around 1930hrs. 

Wildlife in Lower Zambezi National Park:

Only the rhinos are missing from the Big Five. The Lower Zambezi National Park teems with some of the most familiar species drawn to the floodplains fringed with mopane forest interspersed with winterthorn trees and huge acacias. Amongst the regular inhabitants of the park are the elephants, hippos, buffaloes, zebras, wildebeests, lions, leopards, hyenas and various species of antelopes. 

Overnight: Chongwe Suites

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

24th Oct DAY 8 (SAT): LOWER ZAMBEZI NATIONAL PARK / LUSAKA / JOHANNESBURG

This morning, we board our flight from Jeki Airstrip to Lusaka where we then connect onto South African Airways regional flight to Johannesburg where you may continue your adventures in Africa and beyond or return home. 

Recommended Flight Info:

South African Airways 63 Lusaka 1305hrs Johannesburg 1505hrs (Duration: 2h 00mins)

***Connection to Singapore is not possible on the same day.

Meals: Breakfast

HOTELS

The Royal Livingstone is located on the Zambian side of the Zambezi River in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, overlooking the Zambezi River and with direct access to the Victoria Falls. Bask in graceful safari style only steps from one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Sweeping Zambezi River and savannah views stretch from every veranda as you relax in elegance.

Royal Livingstone Hotel by Anantara, Livingstone

First protected in the 1880s by King Lewanika of the Lozi people, Liuwa Plain is one of the earliest game reserves in Africa. The plains are unspoiled and exclusive with rare game and a rich natural history. A natural extension of the vast landscape, the King Lewanika Lodge  have an effortless flow between the in and out. 

King Lewanika Lodge, Liuwa Plain National Park

Chongwe Suites, Lower Zambezi National Park

Private and exclusive, the Chongwe River Suites offer sublime luxury and service against a beautifully wild setting. Nestled under ancient winterthorn trees at the confluence of the Chongwe and Zambezi Rivers, enjoy our impressive variety of safari activities, created for the ultimate exploration of this magnificent African paradise. By land, you can enjoy game drives and walking safaris, or take to the rivers and explore with boat cruises, canoeing safaris and tiger-fishing. 

LAND COST: 

Per Person: USD$11,500 on Twin-Sharing Basis (Maximum 8 Pax)

"My Own Room Supplement": USD$3,155

What Is Included? 

* All accommodations as stated in the program

* Services of Beyond X Boundaries Expedition Leader

* Tours and Visits as stated in the program

* Meals as stated in the program

* All scheduled domestic and regional flights 

AIR PASSAGE ROUTING: 

The program is planned in a flexible concept that guests can join our tour pre, post or in between possible dynamic travel arrangements and hence, we advise the necessary flight details to arrive and depart as per the dates scheduled. Subject to individual travelers' requirements, we are also able to arrange international flights according to guests' preference. 

Estimated Cost for Ethiopian Airlines sectors:

Economy: USD$1,130 

Business: USD$4,738

***Prices are subject to changes 

What's NOT Included? 

* International airfare on Ethiopian Airlines

* Sightseeing and excursions not specified in the program

* Any other meals not stated in the program

* Personal & other expenses not stated in the program

* Travel Insurance

* VISAS if any

* Kenya yellow fever vaccination

* Any other expenses incurred beyond our control due to natural disasters, weather conditions,  etc.

QUICK FACTS:

Adventure Level: Moderate 

For physically active guests who are comfortable with a moderate level of physical exertion.

Small International Group:

Founders Journeys celebrate diversity and through the exchange of cultures and ideas, we learn more about one another on our groups of no more than 8 travelers, enjoying an intimate experience. 

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