Magnificent Three- 14 Nights
The Magnificent Three safari begins with your arrival in Lusaka. There is the option of a four hour road transfer or a private charter to your first camp.
Spend 3 nights at exquisite Musekese Camp surrounded by spectacular scenery. We will spend the next 3 at Kaing’U Camp, on the banks of the Kafue River. Game viewing activities here include game drives, bush walks and boat safaris. Next you will head to South Luangwa National Park, where you can explore the game-rich Mfuwe area. We will enjoy morning and afternoon game drives, as well as night drives. These allow a unique opportunity to view nocturnal animals.
The next part of the trip takes you to South Luangwa National Park. Here you will first stay at Kafunta River Lodge, in the game-rich Mfuwe area. Game viewing activities at Kafunta River Lodge include game drives in open vehicles and unique night drives.
The central location of Kafunta River Lodge allows us to explore vast areas of South Luangwa National Park. While at the lodge you can relax in the privacy of your chalet or on your viewing deck. Alternatively, cool off in the infinity pool while keeping an eye on the game drinking at the waterhole. The lodge also features the only natural hot spring tub in Mfuwe, a wellness spa and a gym.
After Kafunta you will have the choice of heading to either of our bush camps. At these rustic camps, you will spend a few days immersed in the beauty of the African wilderness. Three Rivers Camp is located between the Luangwa River and a pristine lagoon teeming with wildlife. This tented camp has en-suite bathrooms and star-gazing platforms where you can spend the night if you wish. Island Bush Camp features rustic accommodation built from sustainable materials. Its stilted chalets also provide safety from wild animals while providing an unlimited view of the Luangwa River.
Return to Kafunta for a night, before heading to Chongwe Camp in Lower Zambezi National Park for the final leg of your safari. This exceptional park is famous for its rich wildlife
You can fly directly into Lusaka with either Emirates, Ethiopian Airways, Kenya Airways or South African Airways.
On arrival in Lusaka a driver/guide will be waiting for you in arrivals, he will have a small board bearing your name.
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Day 1 – Musekese Camp
Road transfer from Lusaka Airport to Musekese Camp. This is a new seasonal camp, with 4 exclusive tents overlooking the Kafue River. The river and its surrounding lagoons support incredible biodiversity. Depending on your arrival time, you will participate in the afternoon safari departing at 15h30.
Day 2 – 3 – Musekese Camp
At this remote camp you can enjoy multiple activities such as game drives, bush walks and river safaris. Enjoy an early morning breakfast before going out to explore the wilderness. Have lunch in camp before a well-deserved siesta, then tea and an afternoon activity.
Day 4, 5 & 6 – Kaing’U Safari Lodge
On day 4, your morning game drive will take you to Kaing’U Safari Lodge in central Kafue, where you will arrive in time for lunch (roughly 5 hours). Your home for 3 nights, Kaing’U is an exclusive safari camp with 6 tents on elevated stilts, overlooking a stunning curve of the Kafue River, where boulders and small, grassy islands populate the riverbed. While relaxing at Kaing’U, delicious meals and snacks accompany your diverse activity options – such as game drives, boat cruises, canoeing, fishing, nature and bush walks. The experience here focuses on absorbing the beautiful surroundings, while learning more about the local wildlife.
Day 7 – Kafunta River Lodge
Road transfer Musekese to Lusaka Airport and transfer to Mfuwe. Our driver will collect you and take you to Kafunta River Lodge. If you arrive in time, you can join the 15h30 game drive.
Day 8 – Kafunta River Lodge
Enjoy an early breakfast and depart for your morning game drive at around 06h30. You will be back at the lodge around 10.30. Relax at the pool, book a spa treatment or enjoy a siesta on your viewing deck before meeting for afternoon tea at 15h00. The afternoon game drive departs at 15h.30 and returns at 19h30.
Day 9 & 10 – Island Bush Camp OR Three Rivers Camp
Today you participate in the morning game drive at Kafunta River Lodge. After brunch at the lodge, you will depart for the 2/2.5-hour transfer to Island Bush Camp OR Three Rivers Camp. Upon arrival you will be welcomed by our camp staff and you can choose to jump on the departing game drive or rather settle in nicely in camp at your leisure and enjoy the sunset from the privacy of your viewing deck while sipping your sundowner. Dinner is served al fresco in company of the camp manager and our other guests. The next day is a normal day at the bush camp with a morning and afternoon activity.
Day 11 & 12 – Kafunta River Lodge
This morning you will have a walk or game drive, followed by an early brunch at the camp, before the transfer back to Kafunta River Lodge. You will be arriving at the lodge around 14h30 and you can relax before joining afternoon tea and the afternoon game drive. We will then transfer you to Mfuwe Airport, with an optional stop at Project Luangwa’s craft shop or Tribal Textiles (to be scheduled in advance, allow an extra 45 mins) in time for your flight to Lower Zambezi. Flight Mfuwe – Lusaka – Jeki Airstrip with Proflight (schedule varies, count half a day at travel time). Depending on your arrival time, you may be able to participate in the afternoon/evening safari.
Day 13 & 14 – Chongwe River Camp
In Lower Zambezi National Park, you can choose between many activities such as river safari, sunset cruise, fishing trip, canoe safari, bush walks or game drives. With 3 nights at the camp, you will have time to try them all or focus on your favourite! The routine is the same as the previous safari camp, starting with an early breakfast, returning mid-morning from your activity for brunch, relaxing in camp and savouring afternoon tea before the afternoon activity. You will be able to enjoy a traditional sundowner with a stunning view of the Zambezi River.
Day 15 – Departure
Today you are flying back to Lusaka. Depending on your departure time, you may have time for a last morning activity – or a sleep in! You will be transferred to Jeki Airstrip in time for the flight’s check-in time. Flight Jeki-Lusaka with Proflight (35 mins).