Experienced untouched wilderness in your quest for the remarkable endangered shoebill.
The Bangweulu wetland holds a spectacular wildlife secret: over 30,000 black lechwe and the most visible, highly endangered, shoebill. On your quest to spot this remarkable bird, you may also see elephant, lion, giraffe and many other species. Kasanka famously has over 400 bird species, as well as both tsessebe and sitatunga. Concluding in the magnificent Luangwa Valley creates a memorable wildlife experience – with a chance to see wild dog and explore the lush valley landscape.
Arrive in Lusaka where you spend the night
Drive to Kasanka. Vehicle, boat and on foot safaris
After breakfast you will be transferred to Kasanka National Park by road. You will arrive mid-afternoon to Wasa Camp in time for birding along the Luwombwa River. With luck you may see African finfoot, Ross’ lourie, Pel’s fishing owl and osprey. Returning to camp for dinner and an early night or after dinner drinks around the camp fire.
The next three days are filled with birding and game watching in the hope of seeing Lichtenstein’s hartebeest, sable antelope, reedbuck & rare blue monkey. You visit sitatunga hide with panoramic views over Kapabi Swamp where you can see up to 40 sitatungas feeding at one time.
Transfer by road to Bangweulu Swamp. Vehicle, boat and on foot safaris
Fly to Bangweulu Swamps and transfer to your chosen camp.
After settling in at camp, you’ll set out on foot and by boat to start your search! Returning back to camp for lunch, you will then head out again after tea to see the herds of antelope for which the area is famous. On your second and third day here, enjoy morning and evening birdwatching, and watch from the hides at dawn and dusk as thousands of waterfowl fly overhead.
Fly to Mfuwe and transfer to South Luangwa National Park. Vehicle and foot safaris
Today you transfer by light aircraft to Mfuwe, from where you will be driven to Nkwali Camp. The drive to Nkwali Camp takes approximately one hour through colourful local villages and bush. Depending on your arrival time in the day you will enjoy a lunch or afternoon tea looking out over the lagoon to the back of Nkwali, followed by afternoon and/or night game drives.
Over the next couple of days you will enjoy your morning and afternoon game drive and foot safaris in South Luangwa National Park.
Depart Mfuwe, fly to Lusaka and depart