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Middle East Wonders and African Wilderness

Includes two free nights while on safari!

Wander vibrant, energetic markets and ride the sand dunes of Qatar’s culture rich capital, Doha, before beginning an adventure into the extraordinary wilds of Zambia. Here, wildlife encounters await at every turn, and the glorious natural wonder of Victoria Falls casts it’s soul-cleansing force as you fly over it in awe-inspiring amazement. 


Trip Type: Adventure, Wildlife

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Middle East Wonders and African Wilderness
Middle East Wonders and African Wilderness
Middle East Wonders and African Wilderness
Middle East Wonders and African Wilderness
Middle East Wonders and African Wilderness
Middle East Wonders and African Wilderness
Middle East Wonders and African Wilderness
Middle East Wonders and African Wilderness
Middle East Wonders and African Wilderness
Middle East Wonders and African Wilderness
Middle East Wonders and African Wilderness
Middle East Wonders and African Wilderness

Day By Day

Day 1 – Welcome to Doha, Qatar

Welcome to Doha! Upon arrival at Doha International Airport a local representative will meet you as you disembark the aircraft. You will be assisted through passport and immigration to collect your luggage. You will be transferred from the airport to your accommodation.

Evening at Leisure
Doha comes alive at night with a hive of live music venues, bars, and world-class restaurants. The thriving food scene features a melting pot of different flavors and influences and varies from Michelin-starred restaurants to delicious street food. With an evening at leisure there are plenty of things to keep you busy. Enjoy dinner or coffee at Al Hazm Mall or explore the many souqs and soak up the bustling atmosphere.

Starting Accommodation: Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl


Day 2 – Doha, City and Deserts

This morning discover the unique heritage of Downtown Doha as you wander through the vibrant labyrinth of alleyways of Souq Waqif. View modern day Doha’s towering iconic architecture and discover the Corniche, Doha’s iconic waterfront where the azure waters of the Arabian Gulf provides the setting to the city’s impressive skyline.

Late afternoon, discover the unique desert environment where sand dunes spill into the azure waters of the Inland Sea. In this exciting adventure, qualified desert drivers will take you through the dramatic sand dunes to Khor Al Adaid, a large tidal embayment recognised for its outstanding natural heritage value. The adventure starts once you reach the desert. Drive through the dramatic sand dunes until you reach Khor Al Adaid, or the Inland Sea. You will have an opportunity to take in the magnificent desert landscape before continuing to the desert camp. Here you will be treated to a private BBQ dinner overlooking the azure waters of the Arabian Sea before being returned to your hotel.

Starting Accommodation: Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 3 – Doha to South Luangwa National Park

Transfer from your accommodation to Doha International Airport for your departing flight. Fly Doha to Lusaka (not included). Upon arrival into Lusaka International Airport, you will be met and assisted to connect with your onward flight to Mfuwe. Fly by scheduled charter flight to Mfuwe Airport where you will be met by a local representative and assisted to your transfer vehicle. Transfer by road for roughly 1 hour through rural villages and into the National Park to Chinzombo.

Experience the ultimate in wild luxury at Zambia’s premier safari camp located in one of the most game-rich areas of the South Luangwa National Park. South Luangwa National Park is the highlight of eastern Zambia, very few places in Africa can offer the unique combination of grassy plains and mature, mesmerizing woodlands, browned with the pristine and impressive Luangwa River. With an reputation for abundant wildlife and unspoiled vegetation, every visit will offer excellent safari experiences.

Starting Accommodation: Chinzombo Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 4 – Activities at Chinzombo

Enjoy your days at Chinzombo which offers game drives and some walking safaris.

Experience the thrill of being totally immersed in true wilderness in the South Luangwa National Park, rich with leopard, lion and elephant. Be bold dine al fresco under the glittering African night sky accompanied by the sound of whooping hyenas and roaring lions.

Experts have dubbed South Luangwa to be one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world, and not without reason. The concentration of animals around the Luangwa River, and its oxbow lagoons, is among the most intense in Africa. The Luangwa River is the most intact major river system in Africa and is the life-blood of this 9059 km2 Park. The Park hosts a wide variety of wildlife, birds and vegetation. The changing seasons add to the Park's richness, ranging from; dry, bare bushveld in the winter, to a lush, green wonderland in the summer months. There are 60 different animal species and over 400 different bird species in South Luangwa National Park. The only notable exception is the rhino, sadly poached to extinction.

Starting Accommodation: Chinzombo Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 5 – Activities at Chinzombo

Enjoy another day of safari activities while at Chinzombo.

Starting Accommodation: Chinzombo Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 6 – South Luangwa to Lower Zambezi

Today you will be transferred to the Mfuwe Airport for your scheduled charter flight to the Lower Zambezi. Upon arrival, you will be met by a local representative and enjoy a game drive transfer to Chongwe Camp.

Chongwe is set at the confluence of the Chongwe and Zambezi Rivers which wind through the forested valley, creating a haven for wildlife and making the most of what Mother Nature provided. Wake up from a peaceful nap to the sound of an elephant rubbing against the side of your tent as it lumbers past.

Starting Accommodation: Chongwe Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 7 – Activities at Chongwe Camp

During your stay, enjoy an impressive variety of safari activities, created for the ultimate exploration of this magnificent African paradise. By land, you can enjoy game drives and walking safaris, or take to the rivers and explore with boat cruises, canoeing safaris and tiger-fishing. Back in camp, the wildlife hide is great for photography, especially rare nocturnal creatures.

Starting Accommodation: Chongwe Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 8 – Activities at Chongwe Camp

Enjoy another day of safari activities while at Chongwe Camp. Nestled between the imposing mountain escarpment to the north and the mighty Zambezi River to the south, the Lower Zambezi Valley has a variety of activities that few, if any, other destinations can offer. It has been described by guests as their "happy place" because of its beautiful scenery, peaceful riverside woodlands and abundant wildlife.

Starting Accommodation: Chongwe Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 9 – Activities at Chongwe Camp

Enjoy another day of safari activities while at Chongwe Camp.

Starting Accommodation: Chongwe Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 10 – Lower Zambezi to Livingstone

Today you will transfer by vehicle from the camp back to the Airstrip for your scheduled charter flight to Livingstone. Upon arrival into Livingstone Airport a representative from Royal Chundu will greet you and assist you to Heli pad for your Scenic Helicopter transfer to Royal Chundu. What better way to see the magical winding Zambezi River and the crashing of the Victoria Falls than from above in a helicopter. Get up close to the Victoria Falls while flying through the gorge on your way to Royal Chundu’s helipad. This is without doubt one of the best ways to photograph the Falls.

Starting Accommodation: Royal Chundu
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 11 – Activities at Royal Chundu

From tranquil to thrilling, Royal Chundu offers a Zambezi river adventure to satisfy all. Whether you choose to simply lounge around the comfort of the lodge or want to explore more of what Zambia has to offer, the activities team is ready to arrange the perfect day for you. Enjoy daily sunset cruises, a village community visit, birding safaris or canoeing.

Starting Accommodation: Royal Chundu
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 12 – Activities at Royal Chundu

Enjoy another day of activities while at Royal Chundu.

Starting Accommodation: Royal Chundu
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 13 – Depart Livingstone

Depart Livingstone today as you transfer by road from the lodge to Livingstone Airport for your scheduled charter flight to Lusaka to connect with your departing international flight.

Meals: Breakfast


Pricing

Package Level: Luxury

Please note all prices listed are approximations and subject to current rate of exchange adjustments. Each itinerary can be fully customized to your interests and needs.

Twin Share
10/1/2022 - 10/31/2022$15,890
11/1/2022 - 11/15/2022$14,240
Single Traveler
10/1/2022 - 10/31/2022$24,760
11/1/2022 - 11/15/2022$21,455


Terms and Conditions

Prices are per person, twin/double share in USD. All highlighted savings are reflected in the price. Price does not include airfare unless otherwise stated. Travel may be limited to certain days of the week. Hotels and tours remain subject to availability. Cancellation penalties and other booking or alteration restrictions may exist. Please note blackout dates may apply to Christmas, New Year and local special event periods. Pricing may increase over Holiday and special event periods and may not be reflected in price grid. Prices indicated remain subject to change without notice. Prices are not guaranteed until full payment is received and processed. CST #2012413-20 See our full Terms and Conditions: www.swaindestinations.com/terms

Details

Length:

12 Nights

Pricing:

From $14,240 Per Person

Destinations:

Doha; South Luangwa National Park; Lower Zambezi; Livingstone

Inclusions:

  • Roundtrip airport and land transfers
  • 2 nights Doha
  • Morning Doha Discovery Tour
  • Desert Dunes and Dinner Tour
  • Seat in Plane Air transfers within Zambia
  • 3 nights South Luangwa
  • 4 nights Lower Zambezi
  • Safari Activities
  • 3 nights Livingstone
  • Activities while in Livingstone
  • Arrival Helicopter Flip over the Falls in Livingstone
  • Swain Safari Bag
  • 12 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 11 dinners
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