5 night Zambezi River Adventures Floating Mobile Safaris

Zambezi River Adventures Floating Mobile Safaris
A 5 night / 6 day / 210km journey on the Lower Zambezi from Chirundu to Kanyemba
– Game viewing, fishing for Tiger & Bream, walking, relaxing –

The Lower Zambezi is known to be one of the most pristine and game-rich sections of the entire river. It is surrounded by National Park and protected land on both the Zimbabwe and Zambian sides, which yield impressive wildlife sightings in the dryer months. Days are spent drifting, fishing, and game viewing from the boat or on walking safaris; and every evening is passed on the banks of the river with no one else around – just the warmth of a campfire and a blanket of stars above.

A unique experience for each and every guest. The Zambezi River is fierce and fickle wonder of nature constantly changing her path, so with every excursion, those aboard one of our vessels are chartering new waters. Each day is spend in a different section of the Lower Zambezi offering a new and breath-taking scenery around each bend. The beauty of our river adventures is there is no set itinerary, but below is a sample of what guests can expect on their next river adventure.

ITINERARY

DAY 1:
• Arrive in Chirundu by 10am
• Welcome reception
• Safari Begins!
• Drift downstream to Nyakasanga River where the boat will moor for the first evening

DAYS 2-3:
• Days will be spent fishing and game viewing as the boat slowly drifts towards Mana Pools, an impressive expanse of the river full of secret channels and stunning vistas
• Walking safari or Game Drive in Mana Pools
• The destination for the afternoon of the 3rd night is Chikwenya Island, a 8km long island rich in fauna and flora
• Chikwenya Island walking safari with professional guide for a chance at spotting lion, leopard, buffalo, plains game and a plethora of bird species
• Bream fishing at hot spots in the area

DAY 4:
• Depart from Chikwenya Island
• Travel past the breath-taking Acacia forests of the Lower Zambezi National Park
• End the day at the top of the Mupata Gorge: where the escarpments on the Zambian and Zimbabwean side nearly collide, creating a narrow deep channel with steep sand dunes ideal for some afternoon fishing off the bank. For those who would like a to do a bit of walking, our Pro Guide has discovered a lovely hike in the Mupata Gorge, where the river goes from a few kilometers wide to just a few meters!

DAY 5:
• Drift, fish, and game view your way down the remainder of the Mupata Gorge
• Arrive at Masau Camp in Kanyemba by mid-afternoon
• Guests will disembark the boat and spend the night on mainland in the chalets

DAY 6:
• Depart from Kaynemba via charter flight (not included)

SADC PRICES
SADC rates offered to the following residents: Zimbabwe, Zambia, South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, DRC, Tanzania, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Seyshells, Swaziland, Angola

DISCOVER THE ZAMBEZI OPTION: 23ft x 10ft twin pontoon boat
Maximum passengers: 2
1 x Queen-size Sleeping pod; USB charging and fan in room; Hot water shower; Tender Boat; Full Kitchen Facilities; All linen and towels; Professional Guide; Game Viewing Platform

1-2 PAX per boat: US$7 000.00 for 5 night stay per boat

TIGER ZAMBEZI CHALLENGER OPTION: 33ft x 13ft twin pontoon boat, includes tender boat
Maximum passengers: 8
4 x sleeping pods with queen-size beds; USB charging, lighting and fan per sleeping pod; Kitchenette / bar area dining / entertainment area; Game viewing platform; Ice Machine, fridge, and freezer; Hot water shower; Flush toilet; Professional guide, chef, and skipper; Tender Boat

1-4 PAX per boat: US$8 500.00 for 5 night stay per boat

5-6 PAX per boat: $9 900.00 for 5 night stay per boat

7-8 PAX per boat: US$12 800.00 for 5 night stay per boat

 

INTERNATIONAL PRICES

DISCOVER THE ZAMBEZI OPTION: 23ft x 10ft twin pontoon boat
Maximum passengers: 2
1 x Queen-size Sleeping pod; USB charging and fan in room; Hot water shower; Tender Boat; Full Kitchen Facilities; All linen and towels; Professional Guide; Game Viewing Platform

1-2 PAX per boat: US$8 500.00 for 5 night stay per boat

TIGER ZAMBEZI CHALLENGER OPTION: 33ft x 13ft twin pontoon boat, includes tender boat
Maximum passengers: 8
4 x sleeping pods with queen-size beds; USB charging, lighting and fan per sleeping pod; Kitchenette / bar area dining / entertainment area; Game viewing platform; Ice Machine, fridge, and freezer; Hot water shower; Flush toilet; Professional guide, chef, and skipper; Tender Boat

1-4 PAX per boat: US$13 50.00 for 5 night stay per boat

5-6 PAX per boat: $15 000.00 for 5 night stay per boat

7-8 PAX per boat: US$19 000.00 for 5 night stay per boat

Our river tours are operational from the 1st of April to the 30th of November 2019.

 

Includes:
• Accommodation
• All meals
• All soft drinks, bottled water, alcoholic drinks, imported wines, tea & coffee.
• Eco-luxe camping facilities
• All activities: Bird watching, fishing, game viewing, star gazing, guided walks, safari game drives
• Professional qualified guide to lead all activities
• Park entry fees, camping fees & fishing permits
• Fishing equipment
• Tender boat

Excludes:
• Road transfers
• Air Charters
• Staff gratuities
• Visas
• Any items of a personal nature
• Professional Cameraman $300/day, upon request
• Professional Chef (our “Safari Butler”) to provide 5-star bush cuisine $200/day upon request
• Additional tender boat., $250/day including skipper

When to Visit
Every season has something unique to offer. Our typical best times for fishing are October/November when the water is a bit warmer. That being said, we have had guests catch Tiger fish all season long. Our record tiger caught this year was in the middle of June! The green season is visually stunning, especially through the Mana Pools area. And in the winter months, the sunrises and night skies are unbeatable, plus the wildlife sightings are exceptional.