Great North Road

Overview

The route less travelled; a trip for the more adventurous over 20 days starting in Livingstone, finish-ing in Lilongwe and taking in the highlights of Kafue National Park, Kasanka National Park and North and South Luangwa. Begin at the spectacular Victoria Falls before setting off to the exquisite and largely unexplored Kafue National Park. Drive north through the park, staying at accommodation to rival Zambia’s best, often with no other guests and a miniscule chance of seeing another vehicle. Following the Great North Road you will head, via Kasanka National Park, to the Luangwa Valley, before finishing at Lilongwe.

Prices

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6655

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5755

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We do not operate this route in low season
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P/p
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Route

Itinerary

Location 1

Waterberry Lodge, Livingstone

Day 1 & 2

Upon arrival in Livingstone you will be met by a representative of Safari Drive and taken to Waterberry Lodge where you will spend your first two nights.

Location 2

Nanzhilla Plains Camp, Kafue National Park

Day 3 & 4

oday you will rise early for the long drive to Nanzhila. You head north to Kalomo where you will start the adventure in earnest, heading west up to the Ndumdumwense Gate and into Southern Kafue.

Location 3

Hippo Bay Campsite, Kafue National Park

Day 5

This morning you will head to the family run Konkamoya Lodge, which is situated on the banks of Lake Itezhi-Tezhi in the southern part of Kafue National Park. Here you will camp in a pre booked and paid for campsite.

Location 4

Mayukuyuku Campsite, Kafue National Park

Day 6 & 7

The camp is situated on the banks of the gorgeous Kafue River, where you can sit and admire the stunning African sunset. Elephant often wander through the camp and hippos sometimes come up from the waters to graze in the moonlight.

Location 5

Fringilla Lodge, Lusaka

Day 8

Today you will drive out of Kafue and stop for the night at Fringilla, which is a working farm.

Location 6

Kasanka Campsite, Kasanka National Park

Day 9 & 10

Today you begin the drive up the long Great North Road and turn off to spend two nights in Kasanka National Park at this private campsite.

Location 7

Kapyishya Hot Springs, Shiwa N'Gandu

Day 11

Continue up the Great North Road to stay on this historic estate. Famed for the 'Africa House' the hot springs at the rear of the estate are a real treat after a long days drive. Here you camp.

Location 8

Buffalo Camp, North Luangwa

Day 12 & 13

Driver further into the park where you will find Buffalo Camp. You will spend your days here going on guided walking safaris, which are excellent. The camp offers a real bush safari experience.

Location 9

Takwela Camp, near North Luangwa

Day 14 & 15

Leave North Luangwa today via the pontoon and camp on the confluence of the Mwaleshi and Luangwa Rivers at Takwela Camp, most likely overlooking a hippo pod. Takwela Camp, the latest camp operated by Remote Africa Safaris.

Location 10

Kalovia Campsite, near South Luangwa

Day 16

Move further south to another private campsite where there is a network of self driving loops, giving you exclusive access to the game in this area.

Location 11

Nkwali Camp, South Luangwa

Day 17 & 18

Today you drive south to Nkwali Camp situated on the Luangwa River. This is a first class destination with wonderful service and fantastic guides. Here you spend 2 days enjoying some of the best game viewing in the world.

Location 12

Kumbali Country Lodge, Lilongwe

Day 19

Cross the border into Malawi and head to Kumbali Country Lodge. Here you will be met and debriefed on your trip. You will spend your final night relaxing at this lovely lodge before flying home the next day.

Location 13

Depart Malawi

Day 20

Today you will be collected from your guesthouse and transferred to the airport in plenty of time for your international flight home.

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Vehicle

Toyota Land Cruiser 79

Over the years we have researched and refined the list of vehicle equipment that we provide. The equipment is identical in every vehicle but we always ensure you have the essentials for each country and its respective driving conditions.

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