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ZAMBIA ON THE ROCKS
6 Nights / 7 Days
Arrive: Lusaka
Return: MAYUKUYUKU


Experience the breathtaking views and see the wildlife from your 4x4 or go on a walking safari for a closer encounter with the bush. Lull off to the background sounds of the African bush and awake to glorious sunrises! One would think that there are only so many spectacular sunrises and sunsets one can photograph! But you will be surprised!!
Day 1. MAYUKUYUKU
Arrive in Lusaka early morning. You will be met and transferred to a Hotel where you can freshen up and breakfast. (Subject to flight times)

You will then leave by road for Mayukuyuku in the Kafue Park.
(Transfer time approx. 4 hrs)

On arrival at Mayukuyuku you will check in and go on an afternoon bush walk with the game ranger where you will see .
Dinner and overnight at Mayukuyuku
Day 2. MAYUKUYUKU
Wake up at leisure with tea, coffee and biscuits in bed, later breakfast, after which you go on a walking safari with a guide. Identify fauna and flora, read animal tracks, identify bird species and if you are lucky, have a close encounter with Elephants, Hippo or a Cat! Leopards are regular visitors tot the Camp.

After lunch and a short rest in our hammocks, you go on a sun downer game drive with a stop for cocktails

Dinner and overnight at Mayukuyuku
Day 3. MAYUKUYUKU
Today, wake up early and after tea, coffee and rusks go on a game drive and on your return have a big brunch and relax by the river reading, bird watching or simply taking in the african sun and scenery.

After lunch and more relaxation, you go on a boat cruise on the Kafue River taking in the beauty and tranquillity of this river and looking out for wildlife that come to the waters edge to drink.

Dinner and overnight at Mayukuyuku.

Day 4. MAYUKUYUKU:
Wake up to another beautiful day in Africa! After breakfast, go fishing on the Kafue River and take in the
wilderness around you.

After lunch you can choose any activity of your liking. Perhaps an afternoon walking safari or another game drive?

Back for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 5. MAYUKUYUKU
The animal and bird calls will wake you or perhaps a wandering animal outside your tent!

Spend your day in the wilderness or on the river or simply go on a picnic on the river bank and enjoy the fresh air and tranquillity of the African Wilderness

Back for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 6. MAYUKUYUKU
As your holiday comes to an end, spend today doing whatever you enjoyed most in the past few days. Explore the park and river and plan your next visit to the Kafue. We know you will be smitten and return whenever possible.

Dinner and overnight stay.
Day 7. DEPART
Today, you will be transferred to back to Lusaka for your flight home.

NOTE: Two activities per day are include in your package and these can be arranged for the following day after consultation with your guides.
MAYUKUYUKU- A little history!!
It began in 2006 on virgin land in the area known as Mayukyuku which translates as 'water hitting the rocks' because of the numerous rapids nearby. The area was previously inhabited by the IIa people whose chief's burial ground still remains on the island opposite the camp as well as the remains of the old Boma nearby.

The brainchild of 'Pippa' Turner, whose association with Kafue began in 1985 when she marketed Busanga Trails and was responsible for bringing numerous camps in the region to international standards.

These skills can be seen in the Mayukyuku Bush Camp which is a small and intimate camp located on the most picturesque spot on the banks of the Kafue River.

This camp has just 4 luxury en-suite permanent tents under thatched roofs with their own verandahs and hammocks, each one overlooking the river. Adjoining bathrooms are open to the stars, have hot showers and flushing toilets. Nearly all the structures have been built using natural materials collected from outside the park, this gives the camp a truly rustic, old style "safari feel".

There is an open sided dining room with a small lounge and bar for an alfresco dining experience. Only fresh produce is served which is prepared by the chefs with a big emphasis on fresh fruit and vegetables, plus Zambian sourced meat and fish. Zambian products are used whenever possible.

The Kafue is one of the world's largest game sanctuaries, about the size of Wales. It is well known for its extremely diverse variety of terrain, wildlife and birds - probably only second to Serengeti - and is still fairly unexplored to this day.



Four of the Big Five are here, plus Cheetah and Wild Dog, as well as over 450 species of birds.

Over 45 mammal species have been recorded in the Kafue so even regular safari goers can find wildlife that is new to them - Aardvark, Pangolin, Caracal to name but a few. Sadly there are no longer any Black Rhino, but our Big Cat viewings are excellent. We offer evening sundowner drives with a spotlight which reveal a whole realm of nocturnal wildlife such as leopard, porcupines, mongoose, civet, genet and jackals. We take time to show you both big and small mammals and often the tiny delights like butterflies and busy spiders and beetles. Bird watching is excellent here, we have rarities such as the African Finfoot and Pels fishing owl.

You are unlikely to see many other people or vehicles which give a sensation of having a private safari.

The animals are sometimes more timid than in other more commercialized parks, but this makes your sightings all the more special.

The camp is just 250 kilometers from the capital city of Lusaka, an easy four hour drive. We are open and accessible twelve months of the year.

Jan, Feb, March, green season, showers, warm 20 to 25 Good for all species especially Wild Dog - Jan, Pels Fishing Owl - March, Sable. Clothing: Light raincoat, closed boots. Fishing "catch & release" only in Jan & Feb. Excellent birding.

April & May: A balmy 23 to 27 Good for all species. Warm weather clothes, plus a fleece in May.

June, July, and August Winter, cool and dry 14 to 20 good for all species esp. Otters. Clothing: Ski Jacket, woolly hat, gloves on game drives, excellent light for photography

Sept, Oct, hot months 25 to 35 Good for all species inc Wild Dog. Not good for Sable till late Oct. Summer clothing, wildlife comes to the river

Nov - Dec short showers 20 to 35 Good for all species, Sable, Wild Dog excellent birding and walking. Clothing: Light raincoat, closed boots. Excellent for photography landscape very green. Baby animals. Dec fishing catch & release only