Zambia safari holiday, Xmas & New Year
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Description of Zambia safari holiday, Xmas & New Year
Spend Christmas or see in the New Year at the stunning Victoria Falls or the South Luangwe National Park.
This luxury 1 week, twin centre holiday in Zambia over the festive season offers you views of the 'Mosi-oa-Tunya' or Victoria Falls as it is better known and game viewing in the South Luangwe National Park in beautiful surroundings with warm, tropical weather and the sounds of the African bush.
Take in the sights and sounds from your private deck or from an open jeep.
|Day 1:||Arrive into Livingstone Airport where you will be met and transferred the Lodge. Set on a hill bordering the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park and overlooking unspoilt bush, the Lodge is only three kms from the Victoria Falls. The views are splendid: the spray of the Falls in the distance, the mighty Zambezi River and on top of that yet another beautiful African sunset. From either our main garden, our infinity pool or from the privacy of your room, views are unmatched. The ten uniquely designed chalets are constructed of teak and local stone and are open fronted or more colonial style brick and tiled rooms which are closed. Each of the rooms are each unique, individually designed and with an eye for detail that will make sure you will enjoy your African experience to the utmost. And from every room you are able to see the spray of the Victoria Falls, the Zambezi River and the African sunset.|
|Day 2:||Days are at leisure to enjoy your beautiful surroundings and embark on game drives and other adventures. Your daily package includes 2 of the following: Guided tour of The Victoria Falls (Park Fees are extra) OR A visit to Mukuni Village, an experience of the real Zambia & Livingstone Museum tour – for information about the Livingstone area (History, Natural History and Cultural) and also hosts a section on David Livingstone with many of his original letters on display.|
|Day 3:||Apart from your daily, included activities, you can choose to relax on your deck or take part in the other activities (not included in your package), such as: Game drives in Open top vehicles, affording you total 360 degree vision. River Safaris allow you to get up close with the wildlife. White water rafting is high on the list for any adrenalin junkie. Canoeing down the Zambezi River is an adventurous experience. Visits to a traditional Zambian market. Helicopter flights over the Victoria Fall|
|Day 4:||Today you will transfer to the airport for the short internal flight to Mfuwe, where you will be met and driven the 40 minutes through the colourful village and take in some game viewing to your accommodation. Many places claim to be "among the remaining wilderness areas" or "one of the last wildlife sanctuaries"; South Luangwa National Park lives up to both and more. The Luangwa Valley is vast, remote and home to both people and a truly impressive variety of game. The six chalets with bamboo woven walls and thatch roofs offer a rustic luxury opening up to magnificent views of the river as well as open air en-suite bathrooms.|
|Day 5 - 7:||Your days can be filled with adventure, or you can enjoy the peaceful surroundings at the lodge watching the comings and goings of the abundant wildlife around your luxury lodge. ?|
|Day 8:||Depart from your camp and transfer to the airport for your onward flight.|
1 Reviews of Zambia safari holiday, Xmas & New Year
Reviewed on 02 Sep 2018 by Sarah Sofroniou
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?
Getting up close to the African wildlife in Hwange National Park Zimbabwe ????.
Meeting the Zimbabwe people who are so warm, friendly and funny!
2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?
Use responsible travel to get quotes from a range of reputable and knowledgeable professionals who specialise in tailor made holidays of the type you are interested in.
3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
Hopefully our expenditures will have benefitted the local economy. Also the Lodges in which we stayed Bomani tented lodge and Khulu lodge worked with the local villages to help with education and conservation together.
4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?
Fantastic! Best thing our family has ever done! Thank you for everything! If anyone is wavering, please do go to Zimbabwe.
PlanetOperating lodges and camps in protected ecosystems in Africa alongside local indigenous communities and wildlife comes with a great deal of responsibility.
We work together with community development, wildlife conservation and responsible tourism specialists to ensure that we operate in accordance with these principles. We are guided by our Responsible Tourism Policy along with annually prepared responsible tourism plans that detail all of our activities.
In recognition of our commitment to responsible tourism, Robin Pope Safaris RPS) has won prestigious international awards including Responsible Tourism Award Joint Overall Winner in 2011, making us the ultimate winner across all 13 award categories.
RPS is over time introducing the latest green technologies into all of our properties. This includes solar energy systems for providing power, solar water heaters for guest showers and the use of green design construction principles including living grass roofs, natural air cooling and the use of non-fired bricks. The benefits are clear - our outlet of CO2 to the ozone layer is significantly reduced, along with our use of firewood and the resulting contribution to deforestation.
The conservation of water is of critical importance in the environments we operate, where many local people do not have ready access to safe, clean drinking water and droughts are commonplace. We conserve water through regular maintenance to reduce leakages, fitting flow restrictors on showerheads and taps where possible, watering our gardens and grass roofs at cooler times of the day, planting only drought resistant native plants where landscaping is necessary, and implementing a guest towel re-use and water conservation programme.
PeopleRPS has, for over 20 years, been committed to ensuring that our neighbouring local communities benefit from our presence through grass roots sustainable community development initiatives. We understand the interdependence between local communities and the wildlife and natural resources that tourism depends upon. As we operate in rural areas that lack other development opportunities, we are in a great position to impact positively on local people's lives. Our commitment to poverty reduction interventions has been recognised through the winning of international responsible tourism awards.
RPS believes that investing in education provision in the local community is one of the best contributions we can make to our neighbours. Education is key to ending the cycle of poverty in rural African communities. Our Kawaza School Fund has become one of the biggest success stories in the Luangwa Valley, and has inspired both guests and other safari operators in the area to work together to change lives through improved education provision. It has not only improved the standards of school buildings in the area, but also access to educational materials. This fund, amongst other things, has enabled children to benefit from smaller class sizes and more classroom time with qualified teachers.
We purchase as many locally available supplies as possible to stimulate local trade. In Malawi the majority of our rice and fish is purchased from neighbouring communities and in Zambia 80% of our vegetables from local farmers. In this way we secure the freshest ingredients for our guests and at the same time support local enterprises and producers. We also contract local craftsmen for new buildings and in the refurbishment of our existing properties and support local artisans by selling their wares in our gift shops and for furnishing our properties. We take our safari guests in Zambia for a behind-the-scenes visit to the largest employer in the area, Tribal Textiles, where they are able to purchase a variety of hand-made textile products.
In order to support us as their trade partner, photographs have been provided by Robin Pope Safaris.
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