An Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Safari Experience
Whilst there are a few classical safari destinations in Zambia such as the Victoria Falls, South Luangwa & Lower Zambezi National Parks - there are some lesser-known but perhaps more exciting areas within this relatively unexplored country with inspiring conservation stories that we have exclusive access to.
Our good friends at African Parks have rescued parks like Liuwa Plains on the upper Zambezi floodplains, and the swamps of Bangweulu with the unique shoebill and semi-aquatic black lechwe, are the new kids on the block.
Few people know the largest mammal migration passes through northern Zambia at the close of each year, with up to 10-million fruit bats visiting the forests of Kasanka attracted to the abundance of fruits at that time. The work the Kasanka Trust does to protect and sustain this important reserve can only be appreciated first-hand.
Zambia's largest protected area, Kafue, is a vast treasure with a fascinating mix of wildlife & ecosystems. It also happens to host some of the most remote camps in Africa and some excellent conservation programs.
Lastly, thanks in no small part to the work of the Frankfurt Zoological Society, the wilds of North Luangwa National Park have in the past 15 years emerged from decades of mismanagement and decay. The park now plays host to black rhino, as well as some of the greatest foot-based safaris in Africa.
From VICTORIA FALLS, we head north to the Liuwa Plains based from the stunning KING LEWANIKA LODGE that takes you into the heart of the Delta's top wildlife areas of Moremi & Khwai. 3 nights is a minimum here, 4 is better...
Connect via private air charter to JACK'S CAMP on the edge of the Makgadikgadi Pans. This is an incredibly special camp in an equally special area known more for its unusual wildlife like meerkats & migrating zebras, than for big game
Connect via private air charter to Great Plains' SELINDA GAME RESERVE for a few nights in a luxurious, exclusive camp surrounded by great wildlife & scenery
Connect by road to VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE. Here, from your suite in the Grande Old Dame of the town, the VICTORIA FALLS HOTEL, you can enjoy the Falls & the many other adventurous (& pretty laid-back too) experiences on offer
Mekoro the Okavango
I'd like to invite you to join me on a limited and exclusive 14-day safari (between October & early December each year) which takes in the best of these lesser-known parks, with exclusive access to park management activities and interaction with the people on the ground preserving these wilderness areas. Hosted in personal private camps throughout
Big Game at Mana Pools
Connect via private air charter to Hwange National Park for a couple of nights with some serious elephant numbers at SOMALISA CAMP before continuing by air to Mana Pools National Park for a ZAMBEZI MOBILE SAFARI that will incorporate 4 nights of walks, drives, canoeing & more big game interactions than you would imagine possible!
Connect via private air charter to HARARE, ZIMABABWE to end the safari or continue for one final fling to Malilangwe Private Reserve in the south-east of the country for a few nights of indulgence at PAMUSHANA LODGE - home to excellent wildlife & a beautiful hilltop lodge that has to be experienced to be believed...