LOWER ZAMBEZI NATIONAL PARK

Nestled below the Zambezi escarpment, the Lower Zambezi National Park has stunning vistas of game feeding under the extensive winterthorn forests on the banks of the Mighty Zambezi river. From island-hopping elephants to the first documentation of wild dogs hunting buffalo this is a place of extreme beauty and never ending action.

TOURS

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Lower Zambezi

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Typical itinerary

Day 1. Arrival at Airport

Transfer to Camp

Depending on time of flight meals will be arranged accordingly

Before dinner- Meet and greet rest of tour participants and tour-leader, discuss interests and ask some questions.

Day 2-7.

Typical daily schedule

  • 05:15 Wake-up call and light breakfast at the restaurant
  • 06:00 Photographic safari in a private vehicle with guide driver and a photography guide
  • 10:00 Return to the lodge for a break
  • 11:30 Brunch
  • 12:30 Free time
  • 15:00 Tea and coffee and snack / briefing about afternoon program
  • 15:30 Start the late afternoon and evening safari
  • 18:00 Sun downers at a scenic spot in the park
  • 18:30 Spotter in passenger front seat with a spotlight for nocturnal animals
  • 19:30 Return to camp
  • 20:30 Three-course dinner will be served
  • 21:00 Free time

Day 8.

Depending on flight time breakfast will be served before transfer to Airport.

What’s Included?

  • Casual talks, briefings or workshops appropriate to each day’s activities
  • Flexible instruction topics to suit photographers of any skill level
  • All safari activities (two game drives per day except day of arrival/departure)
  • Services of the lodge guides & staff
  • Relevant park fees
  • All meals, national beer (Mosi), soft drinks and bottled water
  • Laundry service
  • Accommodation

What is Not Included?

  • International airfare and/or other transportation between your home and Internal flights, Zambia (flights can be arranged at extra costs)
  • Visas  – Zambian tourist visa
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal purchases (including curios, drinks not specified, telephone, etc.)
  • Gratuities
  • Optional extra activities

Suggested Camera Gear and Clothing

  • 2 Camera bodies (for peace of mind / fast switching of focal lengths)
  • Spare memory cards, batteries and charger. Small multi outlet electric extension cord to charge 3 devices at one time
  • Lenses: Long telephoto lens 300/400/500, 150-600 zoom or 100-400 zoom with 1.4/1.5 Tele converter, telephoto lens 70-200 or equivalent, Wide angle lens for wider wildlife images
  • Flash (external), extra batteries, A flash bracket (Inexpensive ones available from Neewer, Vello and Stroboframe), flash off-shoe cord to eliminate ‘green-eye’ when photographing animals at night
  • Notebook, laptop or additional storage devise
  • Gimbal Head (vehicle has mount), please bring your own arca-swiss plates with you.
  • Binoculars
  • Empty bean bag (rice to fill at camp)
  • Tripod/monopod
  • As a general guide, comfortable, casual, wash and wear clothes are recommended. Please note that muted colours are recommended for game viewing. Khaki, green, beige and neutral colours are recommended.
  • Shirts with long sleeves (even in summer, as protection from the sun and mosquitoes).
  • T-Shirts
  • Shorts or a light skirt
  • Jeans or safari trousers for evenings and cooler days
  • A jacket, fleece or sweater is recommended for early morning and evening game drives
  • Comfortable walking shoes and/or sandals
  • Sun block, sunglasses, hat, insect repellent, moisturizer and lip-salve are all essentials

Booking & Payment

Every photographic tour need minimum of 4 people on tour otherwise will be cancelled and deposits paid will be returned.
First enquire about space on specific tour. If available ask to book and confirm booking by making required deposit.
Only payment via direct transfer is accepted.

Cancellation Policy

Deposit are non-refundable on Confirmed tours with minimum required people on tour, if minimum requirements is not reached deposits will be returned.
If a tour is cut short and/or any of the services included in the price not used , there will be no refund.
Full payment is due 60 days before the tour start date.
59-30 days 50% of tour fee
29 or fewer before departure date 100% of tour fee

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