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Focus On Leopards
13-26 May 2017

 

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
Photographer Leader: TBA

Our Itinerary

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Johannesburg
Upon arrival today, we transfer to our hotel.
Africa Centre Guest Lodge (B)

Sunday-Monday, 14-15 May 2017

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.
Mfuwe Lodge (BLD)

Tuesday-Friday, 16-19 May
South Luangwa National Park
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.
Kapamba Bushcamp (BLD)

Saturday-Tuesday, 20-23 May 2017

South Luangwa National Park
We continue our safari to another bushcamp where we enjoy both day and evening game drives. The best time to find leopards is a night. We will use a spot light to spot the spotted cat.
Chindeni Camp (BLD)

Wednesday-Thursday, 24-25 May 2017

South Luangwa National Park
We return to our Mfuwe Lodge today where we enjoy 2 more days of morning, afternoon, and evening game drives.
Mfuwe Lodge (BLD)

Friday, 26 May 2017

South Luangwa National Park - Lusaka - Johannesburg
We fly to Lusaka this morning in time to connect with our SAA flight to Johannesburg and our flight home.

focus on africa Expedition Price
(Per Person, Double Occupancy)

 

Safari Price: $9,995 per person

Photographer’s Price: $7,995 per person

Non-Photographer Rooming with a Photographer: $7,995

Flights within Zambia: Lusaka-Mfuwe-Lusaka: $550 per person

Register by 30 January 2017 and we will pay for these flights!

Single Room Supplement: $1,500

Note: If you are willing to share a room with another photographer, the single room supplement will be waived.

Deposit to Secure Your Participation: $1,600



Safari Options
(Per Person)


Victoria Falls: $695

Safari Price Includes:
  • Accommodation as stipulated in the itinerary.
  • Transport in custom built safari Land Rovers.
  • Services of English-speaking safari driver/guide.
  • 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.
  • Airport transfers.
Not included:
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

Departure Airport Code: LUN on 26 May 2017 to JNB



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