BEST OF THREE RIVERS PACKAGE

3 NIGHTS CHICHELE PRESIDENTIAL LODGE, 2 NIGHTS SUSSI & CHUMA AND 3 NIGHTS CHOBE CHILWERO
Start Lusaka Airport (Zambia) end Kasane Airport (Botswana)

Experience the Luangwa River in the South Luangwa National Park abundant in wildlife and home to the highest concentration of hippo‟s in the world, the mighty Zambezi River and Victoria Falls and the Chobe River, where thousands of elephants roam…

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DAY 1 – SANCTUARY CHICHELE PRESIDENTIAL LODGE

On arrival at Lusaka Airport, proceed through passport control, and collect bags. Please make your way to the Proflight counter to check in for your onward flight to Mfuwe. The flying time is approximately 1 hour.

On arrival at the Mfuwe International airport a Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge representative will meet and transfer you to the camp. The transfer time is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, enjoying the sights of Mfuwe village and a game drive through the South Luangwa National Park. Please note: As you will be entering Zambia, a single entry visa will be required and is obtainable at the point of entry at a cost of USD50.00 per person, payable in cash. The visa fee is subject to change at the discretion of the Zambian Government.

Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge was originally built for Kenneth Kaunda, the former Zambian president, in the 1970s and the original colonial style has been retained in the furnishings. A long veranda stretches outside the dining room, from which guests are afforded views down the valley to the Luangwa itself. When possible, dinner is served outside. On cooler nights, roaring fires take the chill out of the air. The grunt of lions or the saw of leopards can often be heard from the wooded valleys that surround the lodge. Each of the ten luxurious suites at Sanctuary Chichele comes complete with a four-poster bed, air conditioning, full bathroom and every other amenity guests could wish for – all in the middle of the African bush. In keeping with the rest of Chichele, the suites are also decorated in an understated colonial style. French windows open onto private terraces, getting up early to watch the sun rise over the Luangwa Valley is a once in a lifetime experience. Activities available from the lodge include: morning and evening game drives and walking safaris. The afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the activities on offer.

Meals Included: Dinner

Overnight: Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge Sanctuary Retreats P.O. Box 782607, Sandton, 2146, South Africa, T +27 11 438 4650 F +27 (0)86 218 1482 www.sanctuaryretreats.com

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DAY 2 – SANCTUARY CHICHELE PRESIDENTIAL LODGE

The days are at leisure to enjoy the game viewing activities on offer. Lions and leopards are often seen in the area around the camp, as are buffalo and elephant. For big game like this, guests really need a vehicle to get up close and here in the South Luangwa, travellers have the privilege of going on game drives at night. Guests are always amazed how much can be seen when they go down to the river for sundowner cocktails before leisurely driving back to camp. Bush babies in the trees stand out with their enormous eyes, puku and impala scarcely notice as vehicles pass by. Guests often see hyena and leopard in the early evenings and are able to get very close in Sanctuary Retreats‟ specially designed 4 x 4 vehicles. On the open plains below the camp there are always grazing herds of antelope and of course they attract the predators that every guest wants to see.

Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Overnight: Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge

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DAY 3 – SANCTUARY CHICHELE PRESIDENTIAL LODGE

The days are at leisure to enjoy the game viewing activities on offer. Walking is the best way to see the bush around the camp. Sanctuary‟s experienced guides love showing guests the indicators of the wild, „rewinding‟ the action of the last few hours from just a few small give away signs. See where an elephant stopped to browse, where a leopard scratched a tree or a pangolin rolled into a ball. Accompanied by an armed game scout and taking careful note of the wind to mask any scent. There‟s nothing like seeing lion tracks or the giant footprint of an elephant to make guests relish the comforts of camp. The area is home to 60 mammals and over 400 bird species, making it one of the top birding destinations in the world.

Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Overnight: Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge

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DAY 4 SANCTUARY SUSSI & CHUMA

After breakfast please meet your guide who will transfer you to Mfuwe airport for onward flight on Proflight to Livingstone via Lusaka. Flying time is approximately 1 hour to Lusaka and 1 hour to Livingstone. The transfer time will be advised to you locally by the camp management. On arrival at Livingstone Airport a Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma representative will meet and transfer you to the lodge. The transfer time is approximately 20 minutes. Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma is named after David Livingstone’s faithful companions and consist of an intimate lodge and two exclusive houses, both of which are situated to make the most of the amazing views that the sweeping Zambezi River provides.

Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma consists of 12 luxury tree houses and two 2-bedroomed Chuma houses, built into the canopy of majestic ebony trees, which shelter a stunning variety of bird life. Each unit has a private view of the Zambezi and is en-suite with air conditioning, mini bar, mosquito nets, overhead fan & hairdryer. The central lodge building features a raised bar/lounge with deck, downstairs open air dining area, swimming pool and a separate treatment room which provide incredible views of the mighty Zambezi. Meals are table d’hote with a wide variety of dishes available, served alfresco.

Activities offered at the lodge include, game drives in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, where guests can see a variety of game, including white rhino, elephant, buffalo and giraffe. A walking tour of the incredible Victoria Falls, a World Heritage Site, is a must as they give guests an opportunity to experience one of the 7 natural wonders of the world. Other activities include a local cultural village tour, walking safaris and canoeing on the mighty Zambezi. There is also a range of adventure activities available at the Falls which can be booked from the lodge. These including helicopter and micro-light excursions over the falls, White River rafting and bungee jumping (additional cost)

The afternoon is at leisure to enjoy one of the many activities on offer.

Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Overnight: Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma

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DAY 5 – SANCTUARY SUSSI & CHUMA

The day is at leisure to enjoy the activities on offer.

Just a short drive away from the world famous Victoria Falls, the lodge offers guests a walking tour of The Falls. First described to Europe by explorer David Livingstone and known locally as the Mosi-oa-Tunya, or “the Smoke that Thunders”, the falls make a constant roar and are accompanied by a cloud of brilliant spray where the mile wide Upper Zambezi falls 300 feet into the Lower Zambezi. Rainbows constantly form and collapse in the tropical sunlight over the waterfall. The river is bordered by ebony groves and mopane forest. Well-known for its bird life, with many fish eating raptors attracted to the rich pickings in the river.

Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Overnight: Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma

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DAY 6 – SANCTUARY CHOBE CHILWERO

After breakfast, you will transfer to Livingstone airport for onward flight to Kasane airport. The transfer time will be advised to you locally by the lodge management. The flying time is 15 minutes. On arrival at Kasane airport a Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero lodge representative will meet you and transfer you to the lodge. The road transfer time is 10 minutes.

Deep in the heart of the Botswana wilderness lies Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero, one of the most enchanting places on earth. Enjoy thrilling guided game drives in open-sided 4X4 vehicles that bring you to the heart of Africa’s largest concentration of elephants, as well as hippos, buffalos, antelope, lions and other creatures that gather on the banks of the Chobe River. Or join one of the acclaimed guides on a wonderous water safari on specially adapted motorboats. Accommodation is in 15 cottages and each cottage measures 61 square metres and has its own en-suite bathroom with a modern bath, indoor and outdoor showers, private garden with hammock, “sala” or private balcony, mosquito nets, ceiling fans, air-conditioning, hairdryer, minibar as well as an in-room safe. The main public area includes a lounge, outside dining area, dining room and library which are linked to outdoor viewing patios. The wine cellar is temperature controlled and houses a large variety of the finest South African wines. The fully fledged Spa offers a range of spa and hydrotherapy treatments from both the Thalgo and Africology ranges (additional cost). The lodge also boasts a split-level swimming pool, library, curio shop and a communications centre, which offers telephone, fax and internet access.

Activities available from the lodge include: morning and afternoon game drives and sundowner cruise on the famous Chobe River. The afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the game viewing activities on offer.

Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Overnight: Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero

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DAY 7 –Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero

The day is at leisure to enjoy the game viewing activities on offer or enjoy a spa treatment in our fully fledged spa. The best way to end a day of safari is sipping on a cocktail while watching an African sunset over the still waters of the Chobe River, toasting to the end of yet another beautiful day, while looking forward to what the new day will bring… Specially designed riverboats take guests up close to elephants as they wade in the river or near to the buffalo who gather on its shores. Sundowner cruises are also a great way of seeing animals up close as they come out of the shade to graze in the cooler evenings. Chobe is renowned for its abundance of elephants and dramatic sable and roan antelopes with their impressive horns. Sitatungas – antelope with splayed feet to help them run in swamps – are often seen here, as are the wild dog and lion that prey upon them

Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Overnight: Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero

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DAY 8 – Depart Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero

Enjoy a morning game viewing activity followed by breakfast. Please meet your guide in reception who will transfer you to Kasane airport for your onward journey. The transfer time will be advised to you locally by the lodge management.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Prices Start from US$ 4,720.00 per person for the 8 nights

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The above itinerary is based from Lusaka Airport (Zambia) to the camps/lodges and departure from Kasane (Botswana).

Please note should you wish to extend onto the Okavango Delta, we have Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp, Sanctuary Baines’ Camp and Sanctuary Chief’s Camp, please do not hesitate to request an extension onto this package.

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