Soul of Zambia Safari
This is an authentic, owner-guided Zambia safari, featuring abundant diversity in the Kafue and high densities in the Lower Zambezi.
While the Kafue is the oldest and largest national park in Zambia, seasonality and poaching have subdued its safari popularity. However, experienced safari operators rate the Kafue one of the more authentic wildlife destinations in southern Africa. Higher elevation makes it cooler than the Luangwas, giving rise to variable ecology, and hence a large variety of animals. In fact, the Kafue boasts more antelope species than any park south of the Congo Basin. In addition to more common species, these include blue and yellow-backed duiker, sitatunga and lechwe, roan, sable and hartebeest.
Since losing all its rhino and 90% of its elephant populations to poaching, operators in the Kafue are increasing conservation efforts to aggressively conserve wildlife in the park. This includes preserving one of the last viable cheetah populations and the largest wild dog population in Zambia.
In contrast to the Kafue’s diversity, the Lower Zambezi National Park has a lower variety of animals. However large herds of buffalo and elephant are common and predator concentrations are high. The Zambezi River is certainly centrepiece of this region, with canoeing, fishing and boating safaris offered at most camps.
Our Soul of Zambia Safari takes intrepid safari-goers back to the early days of safari exploration. With so many wildlife-viewing activities available, you are assured of a truly authentic bush experience. Here you’ll join owner-guides on foot, by canoe, boat or game viewer for a thrilling no frills, back-to-basics safari.
From US $ 5050 per person sharing (2 – 6 people)
Please note regarding this trip:
- Unless otherwise specified, prices shown are based on low season rates. These prices will change for travel in high season
- Specials may apply to one or more of the hotels in any itinerary. The price shown may not take these into account. Please contact us for a date-specific quote
- Unless you’re looking at a scheduled departure or founders’ trip, all itineraries are customisable. Tell us how we can make it perfect for you.
Meet and greet and assistance on arrival in Lusaka
Transfer Lusaka to Musekese
Full board accommodation (all meals, local beers, house wines and spirits)
Safari activities (walking, game drives, canoe and boat trips)
Charter flight Kafue to Lower Zambezi
Scheduled flight Lower Zambezi to Lusaka
Park fees, conservation contribution, MedEvac cover
TRAVEL FOR LESS AS A GROUP
Seven people: from US$ 4820 per person sharing
Eight people: from US$ 4540 per person sharing
Nine people: from US$ 4325 per person sharing
Ten people: from US$ 4150 per person sharing
These costs based on air transfers Lusaka – Kafue – Lower Zambezi – Lusaka
BEST TIME TO TRAVEL
The camps used in this itinerary are closed during the wet season, between Dec and May.
Since they fall on the cusps between wet and dry seasons, June and Nov are priced as low season
High season therefore falls within the driest months of July and Oct
This itinerary stays at Jeffery & McKeith’s Musekese Camp in the Kafue National Park
With only five chalets, taking a maximum of ten people, this is a perfect safari for a family or friends group.
Since there is a minimum of two guides on hand at any time, you are entirely assured of enjoying activities at your pace and interest.
The rooms are spacious and comfortable with all the necessities, including en suite flushing toilets and on-demand hot water bucket showers.
A well configured solar set up provides power for the camp.
Importantly, the main area has plenty of surplus power 24/7 to keep all your devices fully charged and drinks ice cold.
In the Lower Zambezi, this itinerary uses Tusk & Mane’s Chula Island fly Camp
This is a true fly camp, with lightweight canvas and netting tents and en suite bathrooms.
Each tent is equipped with comfortable single or double beds, complete with crisp linen. All creature comforts are included, along with flush toilets and hot water bucket showers on demand.
While comfortable and welcoming, the camp has a light footprint and the focus of the stay is on the safari experience.
YOU SHOULD KNOW
Both the Kafue and Lower Zambezi National Parks are malaria endemic areas. We encourage travellers to seek advice on malaria prevention prior to travelling here.
Tsetse flies are common in the Kafue in the dry season. While the past 50 years have been Trypanosomiasis-free, the flies do deliver a painful and itchy bite. We therefore recommend treating clothing and carrying good repellents while travelling.