Getting There - Canoe Safari Start Points
More details about Getting to the Start of your Lower Zambezi Canoe Trip
Road Transfer Times to Starting Point - Zambia
Lusaka – Zambezi Valley : (145km. approx 1 hr 45 min)
Lusaka – Kariba : (186km approx. 2/3 hr)
Livingstone – Zambezi Valley : (496km. approx 6 hr 45 min)
Livingstone – Kariba : (554km approx. 7 hr 45 min)T
ransfers Lusaka to Kiambi US$ 429 per return per vehicle
Fishing rods and reels for hire US$ 7 per day
Transfer Times by Road - Zimbabwe
All Safaris transfers are made in open 4x4 vehicles. Clients do have an option to fly out of Mana Pools and Kanyemba on the day the safari ends (at an extra cost)
Transfer times are generally of the following duration by road:
Kariba to Gorge 20 mines
Please note that transfers are done on dirt roads
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Maps - Lower Zambezi
Zambia -Start Point
· Self drive to Gwabi lodge 15km from Chirundu
Using public transport we will meet you at the Chirundu BP fuel station at 10.30am; Oasis – just twenty minutes before Chirundu (just ask the bus driver to drop you at Oasis) or Gwabi Lodge by 11.00am on the day of departure.
If by our private mini bus we will take you straight to the lodge for the start of your safari. Transfers from Victoria Falls need to be done the day before the safaris departure whilst those from Lusaka come down on the day of the safari’s departure.
If by air, suggest landing at Kayila or one of the scheduled flights into Royal airstrip (Ex pro-flight, Airwaves) to catch a boat transfer to Gwabi Lodge for 11am meeting
Charter Flights Zambian Side
AIRCRAFT AND BOAT TRANSFER TIMES
Lusaka – Zambezi Valley air 30min to Kayila Camp starting point
for the Great Zambezi.
EX-LUSAKA / LIVINGSTONE (AIR)
NOTE : There are two airstrips:
1. At the start of the safari (Royal Airstrip).
CO-ORDINATES OF THE AIRSTRIPS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
ROYAL AIRSTRIP: 15 DEGREES 43 MINUTES SOUTH
JEKI AIRSTRIP: 15 DEGREES 38 MINUTES SOUTH
LANDING FEES AT ROYAL AND JEKI AIRSTRIP ARE FOR THE CLIENTS’ ACCOUNT WHERE APPLICABLE
Zimbabwe -Start Point
Canoe Safaris in Zimbabwe Start at either Kariba or from Private Lodges in Mana Pools
Bear in mind that the first thing that you generally want to do after a canoe safari is to take a shower and relax - we therefore recommend an overnight stay on the last night irrespective of the section arranged.
Road Transfers - Distances
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