Zambian Migrations Expedition

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EXPLORE AFRICA WITH SA4x4 & ULTIMATE ADVENTURES

Guided Self-Drive 4×4 Tours 2017


Basics

Dates: 29 October – 11 November
Cost: R12 500 per person
Includes: Accommodation & Park Fees, Dinner Daily
Excludes: Fuel, Border Costs, Drinks, VHF Radio Hire
Distance covered: 5000km


Tour details

Each year, Zambia plays host to two of the best kept secrets in the natural world. These two wildlife spectacles are only ever witnessed by the avid adventurer due to the remoteness of the areas in which they occur. This year, we have combined two of our most popular tours in order to witness both migrations in one magnificent Zambian
expedition. The tour will be limited to 10 vehicles and is trailer-friendly.

Liuwa Plain National Park is situated in the Upper Zambezi flood plains of Western Zambia. The park covers 3 600km2 of vast grasslands and wooded islands, and the plain from which the park takes its name is 70km long and 30km wide. The park plays a vital role in the Zambezi’s catchment and is flooded from late December to June each year.

Liuwa also forms part of a remarkable annual wildebeest migration route. Herds cover 200km from an area to the  northwest of the park in June to concentrate in the southern region of the park by November. In addition to significant wildebeest and Burchell’s zebra family groups, Liuwa is home to tsessebe, oribi, Southern reedbuck, lion, spotted hyena and cheetah.

Up to ten million “straw-coloured fruit bats” converge upon Kasanka National Park in the north of Zambia, as the fruits of a local tree ripen. These bats roost in a specific woodland and literally cover the trunks of the trees like thick icing. Then at sunset they all take off and fly out to forage. The sky is thick with bats. You can view all this from a tree-top hide next to the woodland.

These migrations happen in other parts of Africa, but they tend to occur in urban areas, and with the growth of cities, bat numbers seem to be on the decline. To see millions of bats dispersing at dusk against the setting sun is one of the wildlife wonders of Africa.


Ultimate Adventures
2018 TOURS

Northern Namibia Kaokoland Expedition
17 March – 2 April 2018
Cost: R11 500 pp
Tour Info: Etosha, Marienfluss, van Zyl’s pass, Puros, Palmwag
Includes: All accommodation and park fees, guide fees, dinner daily

Lesotho Baboons & Dragons Adventure
14 – 20 April 2018
Cost: R6750 pp
Tour Info: Baboon’s Pass, Semonkong Lodge, Maletsunyane Falls, Sani Pass
Includes: 2 nights lodge accommodation, 4 nights camping, 2 breakfasts, dinner daily, guide fees

Central Kalahari Game Reserve
27 April – 6 May
Cost: R10 500 pp
Tour Info: Private exclusive campsite in Deception Valley, explore the entire park fromNorth to South
Includes: Accommodation and park fees, guide fees, dinner daily

To book your place on the SA4x4/Ultimate Adventures tours:
Simon Steadman 084 447 4666 | SA4x4@ultimateadventures.tv

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