A week in the Wild
"7 Nights in Lower Zambezi with Gesa & Frank"
"7 Nights in Lower Zambezi with Gesa & Frank"
An epic week in the Zambian Wilderness along with Gesa Neitzel and Frank Steenhuisen as your safari hosts! Join them as they take you to their all time favourite National Park in Africa.
THE SAFARI: The safari starts with a return charter flight for the group from Livingstone. This flight is not included in the price because the cost will depend on the final number of guests on the tour and thus could not be calculated in advance. The group will arrive at Jeki (inside Lower Zambezi NP) airstrip where you will meet Gesa & Frank and set off to the first fly-camp. The first 4 nights of the tour will be spent at a fly-camp located along the Zambezi River where game driving (particularly night driving) will be at its best and we intend to make the most of this activity for these nights to ensure great game viewing at the beginning. The game viewing is simply unbelievable, and the area is incredibly scenic – which is why both Gesa and Frank agree that this is their all-time favourite National Park in Africa!
The last 3 nights will be spent at a camp located on an Island on the Zambezi River where activities will be mostly walking and boating safaris and maybe morning game drives. We will have both camps exclusively for our group and naturally activities will be decided at the time and remain flexible depending on the group or animal movements. We have the choice between driving, walking and boating and any combination of them! We have the ultimate freedom to explore this park at our own leisure and during the month of May there are almost no other tourists, so we have it all to ourselves! Gesa & Frank cannot stress enough how amazing this safari will be!
Day 1: Arrive in Jeki, meet Gesa & Frank, set-off to Camp with a gamedrive!
Day 2-4: Primarily game drives and walking safaris as activities in the park, morning and afternoon.
Day 5: Half day game drive through the park with late lunch and arrival in the new camp!
Day 6&7: Combination of mainly boating and walking as activities with optional morning drives.
Day 8: Depends on departure time if another activity will take place, likely a short drive.
Originally born in Pretoria South Africa, Franks passion for Africa’s wildlife started at the age of 5, with frequent trips to his family’s property in the Greater Kruger area. 20 years later, with a stint of Australia living in-between, Frank now travels Africa extensively as a photographer, private safari guide and director of safariFRANK – identifying and visiting some of the finest safari destinations on the continent.
Gesa worked as a television editor in Berlin before the call of the wilderness lured her to the African continent. After several long-term trips around the globe, she discovered her love for the African bush and decided without further ado to dare being trained as a ranger in South Africa. Her book about this bold career change “Breakfast with Elephants” became a bestseller shortly after publication. Gesa is now a photographer, author and freelance tour leader exclusively for safariFRANK, who films her life every week in her “SAFARI SUNDAYS” and definitely has not seen enough baby elephants yet …
The trip will see you comfortably accommodated, well fed and very well looked after. The camps are the perfect mix of adventure with comfort and are perfectly safe.
The 2 fly-camps are simple with stylish luxury camping, under the stars and around the campfire. The key is the difference between both Kutali & Chula Camp in terms of atmosphere and location. The magic lies in the combination. Chula Camp is only accessible by boat, this gives it a wild and remote atmosphere and feeling. This little camp is set back from the main river amongst thick natal mahogany trees overlooking a lagoon and the main river. The focus is on walking and river activities here. Kutali Island is a classic Lower Zambezi valley location set amongst Elephants in a thick winter thorn forest directly on the banks of the main river. Access is an adventurous drive through 3 river channels and all activities are offered at Kutali Camp.
Each camp consists of only 4 tents (stand-up height) which will have single comfortable beds with top quality linen provided (can be joined to form doubles on request), en-suite bathrooms with hot hanging bucket showers, flushing toilets and a washbasin with a mirror. Flush toilets in a fly-camp!! Luxury!
The canvas can be left open at night (mesh layer only -spectacular views) but can also be dropped down if it is cold or for privacy reasons. These are raised during the day to allow for good airflow if it’s hot as well as the fact that you are able to view the Zambezi from your bed.
(The price will be converted fromUSD$ to your currency at the time of booking. Any price indicated in another currency other than USD is merely indicative.)
Maximum of 8 Adults sharing.
Minimum of 5 Adults.
Enquire for single supplement.
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