23Mar

KIAMBI
2 – 3 OR 4 NIGHT CANOE SAFARIS

Departure is after breakfast at 09h00 to the top of the Island in front of Kiambi, by power boat.

From the top of the island, you canoe on the southern side of the island to the lower point of the island.

We canoe on this side due to good game viewing.

You are then returned back to Kiambi by power boat.

2, 3 or 4 night canoe safari down stream

Day 1 – arrival at Kiambi

Overnight: Kiambi with choice of Luxury Air-conditioned chalets, Luxury Tented

Accommodation, Self Catering Accommodation or Camping.

Day 2

Breakfast is at 07h30 / 8am and then you meet your canoeing guide. Your canoe guide will then give you a brief run down of the canoeing days, dangerous animals, safety measures while on the river and at the campsites, and techniques on canoeing.

Departure is from our jetty and we proceed down river.

A stop is made for tea time, which is set up by our back up boat.

We stop for lunch, which is set up by our back up boat.

We continue downriver after lunch.

Our back up boat goes on ahead to set up the campsite

In the late afternoon we stop at our campsite at Buffalo Beans on an island.

Tents, Standard camping mattress, bedrolls, wash up facilities, a drop toilet, and

bucket shower facilities are all set up. Dinner, bore hole drinking water and juice are

always provided.

Overnight: Buffalo Beans Island Campsite – all meals included (Buffalo bean island is located 20Kms down river from Kiambi)

Kindly note there are no pillows included on our canoe excursions.

Bath towels are not included in the canoe excursion, but should the clients not have

towels, a request for towels can be made at the lodge reception, this can be arranged at the lodge reception before departure.

Day 3

Breakfast is enjoyed cooked over the fire.

We depart again on canoe downriver. Our back up boat follows close behind

We stop to visit a local village on the banks of the Zambezi. Here we can visit the school, the shops and view the local way of life.

A stop is made again for tea, set up by our back up boat

Stop for lunch, set up by our back up boat and continue downriver after lunch.

Arrive at our campsite, already set up by our back up boat and overnight as above.

Overnight at MUTONDO ISLAND– all meals included (Mutondo Island is located 40Kms down river from Kiambi)

Day 4– Return to Kiambi or proceed another day

Breakfast is enjoyed cooked over the fire.

We depart again by canoe downriver. Our back up boat follows close behind

A stop is made again for tea, set up by our back up boat

Stop for lunch, set up by our back up boat and continue downriver after lunch.

Arrive at our campsite, already set up by our back up boat and overnight as above.

Breakfast and canoe downriver again.

Overnight at our campsite, already set up by our back up boat team

Overnight at the CHONGWE COMMUNITY CAMPSITE- all meals included (Community campsite is located 65Kms down river from Kiambi)

Day 5

Breakfast and transfer by motorboat back to Kiambi.

You are welcome to spend another night with us at Kiambi Lower Zambezi before your departure.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Temperatures in the area are generally very warm through out the year and so please feel free to pack shorts and T-shirts, which are most acceptable at any time of the day or night on the Lower Zambezi.

Depending on the time of year the winter nights in June, July and August are cool, with winter days being warm and pleasant. September to December brings hot days and warm nights.

October is the warmest month of the year and is hot during the day as well as at night.

Hats, sunscreen, mosquito repellant, walking shoes and appropriate clothing should be packed, that being apart from the above mentioned a warm jumper for the cool winter evenings as everyone’s idea of cold is different. For those memorable moments, bring along your camera, a book to read while on the excursion and binoculars should you require

Tailor made trips can be arranged to suit your interests.

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