Zambia, Southern Africa's best kept secret, features a great diversity of habitat, scenery and wildlife. We can expect a wildlife experience that is difficult to duplicate elsewhere in the world. With its large elephant, hippo, lion and leopard population,, we will experience the magic and sheer visual splendor of the heart of Africa. Of all the animals on the African continent, the leopard can be one of the most elusive and magnificent creatures to capture on film. Their solitary ways, unpredictable habits and superb camouflage, make it a challenge to spot this beautiful cat. The Focus on Leopards safari takes you to the "hot spot" of leopard sightings, the remote Luangwa Valley in Zambia. This area is also a good part of Africa to see the endangered Wild Dog.
Accommodation will be a deluxe lodge and with eight nights in a bushcamp.
Maximum Participants: 8 with 4 photographers per Land Rover
Johannesburg - Lusaka - South Luangwa National Park
We fly from Johannesburg to Lusaka today, the capital city of Zambia. Upon arrival, we transfer to our charter flight to the South Luangwa Valley. Here the opportunity exists to take night drives in search of nocturnal creatures, especially the elusive leopard which is often found. The Luangwa Valley has been called the "Last Kingdom of the Elephants" and indeed one of the most memorable sights is of elephants venturing across the river, sometimes in groups of over 100 strong.
We depart after breakfast on a morning game drive ending at a bushcamp where we spend four nights. The focus on this part of our safari will be flora and the smaller animals on nature walks. Walking safaris from the Kapamba are exceptional with numerous trails following the course of the river.
Game viewing drives and parks entrance fees as per itinerary.
All Government taxes and levies.
All meals on safari as indicated.
Mineral water during game drives.
Not included are international airfare and personal expenses such as personal insurance; excess baggage fees; phone calls; gratuities to camp staff and driver/guides; airport departure taxes; passport and visa fees, and beverages, and any additional nights in Africa, which are not noted in itinerary.
International Air Transportation:
You are responsible for booking your own international air transportation. To assist you, we have provided you with the airport codes and the dates you need to arrive or depart.
Arrival Airport Code: JNB on 13 May 2017
Arrival Airport Code from JNB to LUN on 14 May 2017