Absolute Zambia Safaris

Duration : 2 Nights / 3 Days

Destination Covered : Lusaka

Price (Starting From) : On Request

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Tour Detail

This short canoeing safari is ideally suited to those wishing to get a feel of the area but don’t have the time to cover the long stretches of the river. There is also a short traditional village visit on the return transfer to interact with the locals in the area.

This canoeing trip is totally self-contained with all equipment and supplies carried in the canoes for the duration of the trip. Guides prepare meals while guests participate in erecting their tents, sorting out their bedding and helping with the general loading and unloading of their canoes.

Absolute Zambia Safari is a Chipata, Zambia based travel agency, renowned for organizing safe and punctual Zambezi Canoe safaris trips. For booking Zambezi Canoe safaris trip, clients can ring us on the given numbers.

Daily Routine

During the hot summer months, early morning departures are encouraged to make the most of the cooler time and also to cover a reasonable distance before the wind may pick up. Deep shade is sought in the hottest part of the day for lunch breaks and rest. Canoeing continues to overnight stops as it becomes cooler again in the late afternoons

Transfer from Lusaka Airport to Zambezi Breeze in the Lower Zambezi
2 nights accommodation
Canoeing safari activities
Traditional Village Visit
All meals
Transfer from Zambezi Breezes Camp. On your final day of your safari to Lusaka Airport

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

Unless otherwise arranged, trips depart from the Chirundu launch site at Zambezi Breezes at 1030hrs on the morning of departure, after clients have been briefed by their guide. After an hour of canoeing there is a riverbank stop for lunch before paddling on to the first evenings island camp site. This is a total canoeing distance of approximately 15km, mainly through the network of channels visible on the above Google earth map. ETA at Kakomalala Island is around 1700hrs and camp is then set up.

Meals : Lunch

Day 2: Depart downstream

The full day of canoeing, approx. 25km
0630 Wake up tea coffee and biscuits then depart
0730 Depart downstream.
0830 0900  Breakfast                                         
1230 1430 Lunch in the shade, out of the midday sun.
1700 2nd Island camp Magurumeno Islands or beyond. 

Meals : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 3: Departure

Canoeing is the same as Day 2
exiting the river by approx. 1200hrs followed by lunch en route.
On the return road transfer a visit to a traditional village is made before crossing the Kafue river pontoon by barge before reaching the Zambezi Breezes Camp.


Three meals a day, with cordials and safe, treated water is supplied on every safari. However, those wishing to bring their own bottled water may do so. Cooler boxes are provided should clients wish to bring their own selection of beverages for the duration of the safari. Unless notified, meals will follow the program below.  
We require prior warning of at least 2 weeks to cater for special diets or allergies to certain ingredients etc. The main dinners are in most cases part pre cooked and deep frozen prior to the safari, so it is important to have sufficient notice of what is required.
Early mornings start with tea coffee biscuits before setting off downstream after packing up canoes and clearing camp.
Generally, after several hours of canoeing, the trip will stop for everyone to stretch their legs while the guide prepares an English breakfast of tinned fruit; eggs, bacon, sausages, fried tomatoes, toast with marmalade or jam; tea and coffee. 
An assortment of cold meats, green salads, rolls and cheeses are served, along with a variety of sauces and pickled onions or gherkins to complete the meal. 
Assortments of crisps or popcorn for snacks are served followed by a full dinner consisting of beef, chicken or mutton as main course options with two green vegetables and a carbohydrate of potatoes, rice or pasta.

Meals : Breakfast Lunch Dinner


Payments Terms

* Some Advance Percentage of total booking amount * Airfare/Transport fare to be paid full at one time in advance.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

* Upon cancellation, refund will be made after deducting the Retention Amount. * Retention Amount varies as per the number of days left before your package start date.

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