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The Zambian Northern Circuit is an alternate itinerary great for repeat Zambian visitors as it explores the little known highlights of Northern Zambia including Kasanka National Park, the Bangweulu Wetlands and unique Hot Springs.
This adventure which starts in Lusaka and includes the jaw dropping annual Kasanka National Park bat migration, the vast and diverse Mutinondo Wilderness Area, Kapishya hot springs and the Bangweulu Wetlands, a conservation success story home to the prehistoric Shoebill.
This exciting 12 day trip is going to be the one that allows you to go home a story-teller.
Day 1 – 2
Forest Inn A stop-over enroute to Mutinondo Wilderness
After landing in Lusaka and meeting with your safari team, you will travel to Forest Inn on the Great North Road where the real adventure begins. Set in 160ha of protected Miombo forest, Forest Inn is a rich oasis for birdlife. Lush lawns and tranquil gardens provide habitat for productive birding, forest walks or a relaxed sundowner.
Day 2– 4
Kasanka Campsite Kasanka National Park
Our mobile camp is set up in a quiet corner of Kasanka National Park, home to the world’s largest mammal migration! Enjoy access to the hides for the bats, the best spots to photograph the sitatunga and take day trips out into the Luwombwa region for excellent birding opportunities, specials include: Pels Fishing Owl, Bohm’s Bee-Eater, Ross’s Turaco – twitchers or non-twitchers, Kasanka is a birders paradise
Day 4 – 6
Bangweulu Wetlands Kafue River, Central Kafue National Park
Our mobile camp is perfectly positioned in the Bangweulu Wetlands in an island thicket of indigenous trees. The camp is always alive with bird movement and the sound of thousands of lechwe sloshing in the waters around camp at night will stay with you long after you leave. Sunrise over the Bangweulu Wetlands can be viewed on the eastern side of camp and guarantees the most stunning to the African day.
The peaceful harmony of the local fisherman brings a unique experience to this camp, with community conservation playing a crucial role in wetland conservation and its wildlife, especially the iconic Shoebill. Each day ends looking out at the sunset before you, a special place that will live on in your memory forever.
Day 6 – 8
Mutinondo Wilderness Camp Mutinondo Wilderness Area, Northern Zambia
Mutinondo Wilderness is a paradise unique to Zambia! Free of big game, guests are able to celebrate pristine miombo woodland, streams, waterfalls and inselbergs, over 60 km of well-maintained and signed tracks, and views from horizon to horizon without evidence of human activity.
Day 8 - 11
Kapishya Hot Springs Northern Zambia
After an adventure in the Bangweulu wetlands, we travel northwards to Kapishya Hot Springs for 2 nights of sheer relaxation. Kapishya is a quiet secluded Lodge just off the Great North Road, along the banks of the Mansha River. The Hot Springs are an idyllic spot to spend your time relaxing in the natural, sulphur free water. As your feet sink into the soft white sand, you can forget about the stresses of the outside world and reflect on the spectacular memories made up to this point.
Day 11 - 12
Overnight at Forest Inn, Mkushi
On our way to lusaka we will break the long journey home and overnight at Forest Inn in Mkushi
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An english speaking safari guide
All transport and group transfers in an applicable vehicle as per tour itinerary. Activities and excursions as mentioned
Drinks as per the itinerary
Specialist local guides in national parks as per programme
National Park and reserve entrance fees
International & domestic flights & airport taxes
Pre and post tour accommodation
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travel insurance, curios, laundry, gratuities etc.
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