Top New Trips for 2012: Bushtracks -- A Wildlife Safari on the Zambezi River
Enjoy one of Africa’s finest wilderness experiences on a journey to a little-visited region of Zambia with Bushtracks.
Bushtracks: A Wildlife Safari on the Zambezi River
Most African visitors witness the violent Upper Zambezi River, roaring down Victoria Falls and crashing to a tumultuous froth. But miles downriver, the Lower Zambezi is an altogether tranquil experience, with a smooth surface for boating, easy access for a wide variety of animal life, and far fewer visitors. While the peaceful waters have only recently become a part of the African travel community, the unspoiled beauty can be experienced from luxury accommodations. Enjoy the comfortable and relaxed excitement of African wildlife on a visit to Zambia’s Lower Zambezi National Park.
•Explore Zambia’s legendary Zambezi River, a pristine wilderness comprised of islands, lagoons and floodplains home to approximately 50 mammal species and 400 bird species.
•Enjoy guided river safaris at one of the few camps in the National Park permitted to conduct waterborne safaris within the park. Spot hippos, buffalo, elephant and prolific bird life from water level.
•Take a canoe safari on the Zambezi River and conclude your paddling with sundowners before being driven back to camp.
•Experience night game drives to see nocturnal creatures such as civet, porcupine, and genet, as well as some of the larger predators, like lions and leopards, on the move.
•Stays at two camps provide different perspectives of the river, each offering complete comfort in an intimate setting with spectacular views of the river and access to game-viewing activities.
A Wildlife Safari on the Zambezi River: 8-day trips with departures daily from May through October; from $4,400.