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Experience the best of Zambia's wilderness on this 9-day Classic Zambia wildlife trip.  Begin your adventure at Kutali Camp, This hidden gem on Kulefu Island offers breathtaking views of the Lower Zambezi River, where you can embark on thrilling game drives, tranquil boat safaris, canoeing adventures, and invigorating walking safaris. Next, head to Chula Island Camp for two days of captivating safari activities, with a focus on walking safaris in a natal mahogany grove. Fly to Lufupa Airstrip and transfer to Musekese Camp, where you can indulge in delectable meals while marveling at the abundant wildlife. Finally, bid farewell to the stunning Kafue River and fly back to Lusaka, cherishing the memories of your remarkable adventure.
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Highlights
  • Observe wildlife on day or night game drives in Lower Zambezi National Park
  • Go on walking safari with your experienced guide
  • look out over the abundant wildlife of Kafue National Park
  • Enjoy exceptional food and phenomenal wildlife viewing at Musekese Camp
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Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.
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Day 1: Arrive to Lusaka | Fly to Kutali Camp

Upon your arrival in Lusaka, you will board Classic Zambia's very own Cessna 210 for a scenic flight to Jeki airstrip. Once you land, you will be warmly greeted by your guide who will transfer you to Kutali Camp, a charming retreat located approximately 1 hour away. Take this opportunity to settle in or board on an exhilarating game drive, immersing yourself in the captivating beauty of Lower Zambezi National Park.
 

Day 2: Explore Kutali Camp

Today is yours to explore Kutali Camp, a hidden gem nestled amidst the enchanting Winterthorn forest on the secluded Kulefu Island. This camp boasts an unrivaled location, offering breathtaking views of the Lower Zambezi River. Immerse yourself in a variety of safari activities, expertly guided by Classic Zambia's knowledgeable team. From thrilling game drives to tranquil boat safaris, canoeing adventures, and invigorating walking safaris, each day promises an unforgettable exploration of this remarkable wilderness.
 

Day 3-4: Explore Chula Island Camp

  • Campsite
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Spend the next two days at Chula Island Camp. During your stay, immerse yourself in an array of captivating safari activities. This rustic, mobile fly-camp is situated on a small island on the Zambezi River, at the eastern end of the Lower Zambezi National Park. Located in a natal mahogany grove, this simple camp has a focus on walking safaris, led by experienced guides.

Day 5-8: Fly to Lufupa | Explore Musekese Camp

  • Campsite
  • 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners
After a delightful breakfast, ride on a short game drive transfer from Kutali to Jeki Airstrip. Board the exclusive Cessna 210 at Jeki Airstrip in the Lower Zambezi, and prepare for a captivating flight to Lufupa Airstrip in the Kafue. As you soar through the skies, be enchanted by the breathtaking vistas of the Zambezi escarpment, the Kafue flats wetland system, and the majestic Kafue River.

Upon arrival at Lufupa Airstrip, you will be warmly greeted by the Musekese Camp team. A short 250-meter drive from the airstrip will lead you to the tranquil banks of the Kafue River, where a boat trip transfer awaits. This serene journey will transport you to the remote Eastern sector of the national park, as you gracefully traverse the river. Once you reach the Eastern bank, a final transfer into Musekese Camp will be arranged, whisking you away on a short drive through the captivating wilderness.

During your stay, immerse yourself in an array of captivating safari activities offered by Musekese Camp. This extraordinary camp has a rich history rooted in exploration and conservation, ensuring a truly remarkable experience. Indulge in delectable meals while relishing the awe-inspiring animal sightings that await you during your game-viewing activities.

Day 9: Return Home

  • 1 Breakfast
As your journey nears its end, savor a delightful breakfast at Musekese Camp. Take a moment to soak in the serene beauty of the Kafue River before bidding farewell to this captivating wilderness. A transfer will be arranged to the Lufupa Airstrip, where you will once again witness the tranquil waters of the river during your journey. A short drive of 250 meters will bring you to the airstrip, where you will depart for Lusaka. From there, you may catch your international flight home or continue your exploration of Zambia, cherishing the memories of an unforgettable adventure.

Accommodations

Kutali Camp

Kutali Camp at night
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Dining Area

Chula Island Camp

Dining Area
Romantic night at Chula Island Camp
River view tented camp

Musekese Camp

Common Area
Experience safari sunset in Musekese Camp
Musekese Camp Bar

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Included
  • 8 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Kafue National Park Entrance Fees 
  • Standard beverages (beers, soft drinks, water and house wines, spirits)
  • Laundry services 
  • Full Board (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Inter-camp transfers by ground or air as specified in the itinerary
Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • DNPW Park Fees, Conservation Contribution and Medivac

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