HIGHLIGHTS OF THE ITINERARY:
Spectacular sunsets over the Luangwa River
The South Luangwa – a delight to explore on foot
Seven Worlds of Wonder at Phinda Private Game Reserve
Destinations: Zambia, South Africa
From: USD 10105 PER PERSON (Subject to change based on month of travel)
Today you will be flown from Kenneth Kaunda International Airport to Mfuwe where you will be met by a representative from Chinzombo for your game drive transfer to camp.
Overnight: Chinzombo Villas
After a mouth-watering breakfast, transfer to Mfuwe for your light aircraft flight back to Kenneth Kaunda International Airport for your light aircraft flight to Jeki Airstrip. There after a game drive transfer to Sausage Tree Camp.
The spectacular Lower Zambezi National Park spans 4 092 km² (1 580 square miles) of pristine wilderness. It is situated adjacent to Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools Reserve, creating a giant expanse of protected wilderness, and boasts breath-taking vistas of the Zambezi River, as well as lush riverine surrounds. It is not uncommon to see enormous herds of elephant quenching their thirst and enjoying a good mud bath along the riverbanks, as well as leopard, buffalo and lion.
The park offers a wonderful collection of habitats, which are home to a superb diversity of animals. Visitors can explore the marshy Zambezi channels, floodplains bordered by mopane forests, hilly woodlands and the park’s open valley floor.
Overnight: Sausage Tree Camp
After a mouth-watering breakfast, transfer to Royal Airstripfor your light aircraft flight back to Kenneth Kaunda International Airport. Scheduled flight with Proflight to King Shaka International Airport. Upon arrival at King Shaka International Airport you will be warmly welcomed by a member of the team who will transfer you to Phinda Private Game Reserve.
Set within easy reach of the Indian Ocean coastline and the famous iSimangaliso / Greater St Lucia Wetland Park in northern KwaZulu-Natal, &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve is known for its abundant wildlife, diversity of habitats and wide range of safari activities. Thanks to its coastal rainfall pattern, the Reserve enjoys a lush green environment that contains seven distinct ecosystems. &Beyond Phinda is often referred to as ‘Seven Worlds of Wonder.’ This fascinating variety of landscape and vegetation shelters an abundance of wildlife, including not only the Big Five but many rarer and less easily spotted species, such as the elusive cheetah or the scarce black rhino. With only a handful of lodges sharing an area of 23 000 hectares, and expert rangers and trackers in search of prime wildlife sightings, guests are assured an exclusive game viewing experience. Adding to Phinda’s wildlife charms, the marine diversity of nearby Sodwana Bay on the coast is easily accessible, with scuba diving, fishing and even turtle watching only some of the adventures available from Phinda.
Overnight: Phinda Vlei Lodge
After your morning game drive and breakfast you will be collected and transferred to the coastal town of Umhlanga in the KwaZulu Natal Province.
Umhlanga is a mecca for sun lovers and watersports enthusiasts. Meaning the “place of reeds”, this scenic area is located along KwaZulu Natal’s spectacular Golden Mile, just 20 kilometres from the bustling port city of Durban. The area falls in what was once an immense sugar cane plantation owned by Sir Marshall Campbell, who arrived in South Africa from Glasgow in 1850.
The first hotel, The Umhlanga Rocks Hotel, was built in the 1920s and was promptly followed by a throng of exceptional seaside retreats, which still dot the shoreline. Today, Umhlanga boasts world-class boutique stores and superlative centres, such as the Gateway Mall – a shopper’s paradise! It also offers a wonderful selection of eateries and attractions such as the Natal Sharks Board, professional golf courses and an array of watersports, such as scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, surfing and dolphin viewing.
Overnight: The Oyster Box Hotel
After breakfast you will be transferred to King Shaka International Airport in time for your onward flight.