Storks, swamps and hot springs - Seek out secret Zambia
Aspiring explorers will need to be quick to secure a place on a new escorted Zambia expedition with one of the country's leading guides, being offered by The Zambezi Safari and Travel Company.
The new Zambian Expeditions tour is available on limited departure dates from April to July 2012 only with wildlife and birding expert, Rod Tether. With a maximum of six guests, this exclusive, intimate trip takes in Kasanka National Park, Bangweulu Swamps and Lake Shiwa Ng'andu, culminating in the South Luangwa National Park.
Expedition guests will endeavour to seek out the elusive Sitatunga antelope and Pel's Fishing Owl along with elephant and hippo amongst the rich river floodplains of Kasanka, and track down the Shoebill Stork, probably the most sought-after bird in the world, by poling through the Bangweulu Swamps. A sojourn at the historic Impandala House - Stewart Gore-Browne's eccentric English manor house - on the shores of Lake Shiwa Ng'andu, will include a day trip to Kapishya Hot Springs and boat trip on the lake. The trip ends with a stay at Jake and Gillie's Private House on the edge of the world-famous South Luangwa National Park, with game drives to encounter big game including leopard, lion and buffalo.
Rod Tether has spent over twenty years guiding in the Luangwa and running mobile safaris across Zambia. He is an avid all-round naturalist and has, over the years, guided a number of specialist safaris including film crews for Discovery Channel and the BBC.
The nine night trip costs from £3,580 per person (£4,430 per person including international flights on BA from London to Lusaka) including:
All flights (from Lusaka to Kasanka to Bangweulu to Shiwa to Mfuwe and back to Lusaka)
All local departure taxes and security charge in Lusaka and Mfuwe
All landing fees in Kasanka, Bangweulu and Shiwa
All National Park Entry Fees and Bed Levy
All ground transfers
Full board accommodation and drinks at all destinations
All game-viewing activities - trip to Fibwe Hide Kasanka, boat trip on the Luombwa River Kasanka, Shoebill expedition Bangweulu, Game Drive Bangweulu, Tour of Shiwa House, day trip to Kapishya Hot Springs, Game/Night drives in South Luangwa
No single supplement.
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