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Tongabezi, Shumba Camp, Kafunta River Lodge, Chongwe

From the Adrenaline Capital of the World to the tranquil sounds of the Bush.

This Zambian Holiday is Ideal for the teenager family who enjoys thrills and spills as well as a relaxed bush adventure.

 

 

Day 1-2: Tongabezi, Livingstone, Zambia

On Arrival at Livingstone Airport you will be met by a representative of Tongabezi who will transfer you to the lodge.

Tongabezi Lodge is a romantic hideaway on the banks of the Zambezi River just upstream of Victoria Falls. We offer a selection of houses and cottages, each beautifully furnished using local materials. Guests can dine beside the river or on their private terrace. Tongabezi combines an exclusive ambience with the warmth and hospitality of the people of Zambia.

The free flow design and open front to most of the rooms is unique and very effective. Bathrooms have exclusive and spectacular views over the Zambezi and personal valets complete the attention to detail at this African dream lodge. The swimming pool feels almost as if it is almost part of the river and is set into the base of a rock cliff blending perfectly into the scenery.

Tongabezi Lodge accommodation is in open-fronted houses, or cottages. Each unit has its own valet, to take care of guests, and who also acts as a private concierge.

There are five houses; each one is unique, from the Honeymoon House, with its private balcony overlooking the River, to the Bird House with its sweeping views and open-air sunken bath. There is also the open-decked Tree House, and the Dog House, and the new Nut House, which is entirely enclosed, and boasts a private garden and infinity plunge pool.

In addition to the houses, there are five River Cottages, all of which overlook the banks of the Zambezi River. Each has a large double bed or two singles, plus a mosquito net and en suite bath and shower. You also have an indoor and outdoor area for private dining, or to be used as somewhere to relax and enjoy the view. The Cottages are enclosed, and may be more suited for those who are not as happy with being in the open-fronted Houses.

There is also the Garden Cottage, which is ideal for a family or couple seeking luxury and privacy. The house is hidden behind a private walled garden, set back from the river, thus making it the only accommodation at Tongabezi that does not have a view of the Zambezi River. The cottage boasts 2 bedrooms, a private living room, with fireplace, and open-air sunken bath.

Livingstone is the adventure capital of the world where you can enjoy a multitude of adrenaline or relaxed activities such as:-

  • Flights over the falls
  • Elephant Back safaris
  • Visits to Livingstone Island
  • Crocodile and Snake Park
  • Golf at The Royal Livingstone Golf Club
  • White Water Rafting
  • River-boarding the rapids
  • The gorge swing
  • Bungee jumping
  • Health and beauty spa

Spend 2 nights at Tongabezi Lodge including full board and scheduled activities.

Day 3-4: Shumba Camp, Kafue, Zambia

Enjoy breakfast after which you will visit the mighty Victoria Falls. Depart Livingstone by light aircraft to the Kafue National Park. A short helicopter transfer will take you to the Shumba Camp.

Standing on an island of large, majestic fig trees, in the center of the Busanga Plains, the camp overlooks vast floodplains in all directions. This is quite a spread out camp, built high off the ground and linked by wooden walkways. Despite being in a very open environment the camp has been well camouflaged with the use of grass roofs, helping it to blend into its surroundings. From various vantage points around the camp you can often see antelope, typically puku and red lechwe, grazing the lush grasses below.

Each of the very spacious six tented rooms has been built up on raised platforms about 2m off the ground. Canvas walls are fastened around a wood-and-pole structure to create a substantial yet solid tented room. Every room has two large queen-sized beds, an en-suite bathroom with a flush toilet and an indoor and outdoor shower.

Activities from Shumba Camp center on exploring the vast Busanga Plains by day and night 4WD safari drives. During the early months of the season (May - June), boat trips are also often possible. The surrounding terrain might be better compared to Serengeti's open plains than any of Zambia's usual bush landscape. This makes it a worthwhile and contrasting inclusion on any safari to this country.

Spend 2 nights at Shumba Camp including full board and activities.

Day 5-6: Kafunta River Lodge, Luangwa, Zambia

Depart the Kafue National Park and continue by light aircraft to the South Luangwa National Park. On arrival at Mfuwe International Airport you will be met and transferred to Luangwa Safari House.

This stunning four bedroom private house is situated on the edge of a seasonal lagoon where the game, including herds of elephants and giraffe, feed and water throughout the day. Sleeping eight, there is an enormous shared living area, balconies, verandas, a swimming pool and an open terrace for dining. There are hosted activities for children (minimum age 7) independent of parents, and a child minder is also available.

From the house there is the daily option of a walk or a game drive. The drives include morning, afternoon and night drives. An all-day drive, with a picnic lunch, is always available. Other activities such as a cultural day at the Kawaza Village are also available.

Spend 2 nights at Luangwa Safari House including full board and activities

Day 7-8: Chongwe, Lower Zambezi, Zambia

Depart the South Luangwa National Park and continue to the Lower Zambezi to Chongwe River Camp.

The location of the house is at the end of a massive winterthorn grove, on the banks of the peaceful Chongwe River, a tributary of the Zambezi.  The view of the nearby mountainous escarpment is spectacular. From the main room you look out over the deck and pool to the river and mountains beyond. All the furniture in the sitting room has been carved from a single huge fallen winterthorn tree, as if it has fallen across the room.  Beautifully soft coloured pebbles from the Chongwe River have been embedded in the ceilings.

The ground floor bedrooms are each entered through a tunnel which gives the feeling of walking through a cave. The curved entrance gives privacy without the need for doors. The downstairs bathrooms have water pouring out of the stone ceiling instead of the normal shower rose, whilst the upstairs showers are waterfalls. "Taps" are made from bone and wood and the exquisitely carved basins have been carved out of wood and white marble by the famous Zambian artist, Eddie Mumba.  The upstairs bedrooms have unusual baths, from which you have a view across the bush.

The Chongwe area is famous for huge male elephants feeding through the winterthorn grove in which the house is situated and this amazing game experience is enhanced by the fact the Chongwe River itself it the main water source for most of the game in the area.  From the bedrooms, the sitting room and the deck you will have game in view, feeding and watering.

Spend 2 nights at Chongwe River House including full board and activities.

Day 9: Departure

Fly from the Lower Zambezi to Lusaka Airport to connect with your outbound flight.

Tongabezi

Zambia

Tongabezi Lodge is a romantic hideaway on the banks of the Zambezi River just upstream of Victoria Falls. view details

Shumba Camp

Zambia

As they dry up, the Busanga Plains attracts herds of lechwe, puku, wildebeest - and their predators: lion, cheetah and wild dog. view details

Kafunta River Lodge

Zambia

The South Luangwa, Zambia is a great place to discover the untouched African wilderness, as it is truly one of Africa’s best hidden secrets. view details

Chongwe

Zambia

Set beneath a canopy of winterthorns at the confluence of the Zambezi and Chongwe rivers, this award-winning camp combines the best of everything, from first-class service and luxurious accommodation to exceptional game viewing and enlightening cultural experiences. view details

  • Twin accommodation
  • Meals & beverages as specified
  • Private transfers
  • Scheduled flights
  • Scheduled game activities as specified