Wings for Wildlife (Conservation) Safari


November 1st-9th, 2018

Dazzle Africa has partnered with Mike Paredes and Nancy Law to host the Wings for Wildlife Safari! This 8-night safari will benefit the Wings for Wildlife project, which provides operational funding for this Cessna 180 aircraft which is shared between our two conservation partners, Conservation South Luangwa and Zambian Carnivore Programme.

* Price includes:

  • $1,000.00 fundraising or donation (please read more about this below under “fundraising/donation prerequisite”)
  • Roundtrip flight between Lusaka and Mfuwe
  • Gratuity/meals/excursions/lodging

* Price does NOT include international airfare, alcohol or spa.

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ITINERARY

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FANTASTIC & (FLEXIBLE) ITINERARY

 

Day 1: ARRIVAL AT MFUWE LODGE
Thursday, November 1st

After your international flight lands, meet your fellow travelers at the Lusaka airport . There is a great cafe where you can rehydrate yourself! Board your next flight on Proflight airlines for a short one-hour ride to Mfuwe, which is the town adjacent to the world-famous South Luangwa National Park, the gorgeous, wild wilderness where you will be for the next 9 days.

You will be greeted at the Mfuwe Airport by your safari guides and driven in Land Rovers to the Lodge

After arriving at the Mfuwe Lodge around 6pm, we will have a short safety briefing and you can settle into your luxury chalet, listening to the sounds of the African bush. At 7pm, you will meet Mike and Nancy, your coordinators near the bar to meet your fellow travelers to discuss your itinerary and answer any questions. This followed by a delicious dinner at 8pm.

 

Day 2 : MFUWE LODGE

Friday, November 2nd

First day of safari (game) drives!

5:45am - Rise and shine to your first morning in Zambia and a full breakfast.

6:30am - 10:00am - Morning game drive!

11:00am - Gourmet brunch followed by relaxation, spa, pool time, read...completely up to you!

3:30pm -  Tea Time - Enjoy a savory snack or a luscious slice of cake in the Lodge living room, and prep your cameras for the wildlife waiting for you.

4:00pm -7:00pm - Evening game drive & Sundowners...enjoy your sightings of nocturnal animals!

8:00pm - Gourmet dinner and a restful night’s sleep...

 

Day 3: MFUWE LODGE

Saturday, November 3rd

5:45am - Rise and shine to your first morning in Zambia and a full breakfast.

6:30am - 8:30am - Morning game drive!

8:30am - 10:45am -  Visit Conservation South Luangwa, for a behind the scenes tour of their base camp!

11:00am - Gourmet brunch.

12:15pm - Visit Mulberry Mongoose, a unique shop selling hand-crafted jewelry made with wire snares* by local women and men. You’ll learn how the sale of this jewelry benefits the local community and wildlife.  

3:30pm -  Tea Time

4:00pm - 7:00pm - Evening game drive & Sundowners!

8:00pm - Gourmet dinner and a restful night’s sleep...

 

Day 4: Mfuwe Lodge

Sunday, November 4th

5:45am - Rise and shine to your first morning in Zambia and a full breakfast.

6:30am - 10:00am - Morning game drive!

11:00am - Gourmet brunch followed by relaxation, spa, pool time, read...completely up to you!

3:30pm -  Tea Time - Enjoy a savory snack or a luscious slice of cake in the Lodge living room, and continue relaxing and soaking up the sights around you.

5:00pm - 8:00pm - Inspiring presentation by Conservation South Luangwa and Zambian Carnivore Programme, our conservation partners,  followed by a meet and greet cocktail hour and a gathering afterward to learn more about Dazzle Africa projects.

8:00pm - Gourmet dinner and restful night’s sleep...

 

Day 5: MFUWE LODGE

Monday, November 5th

5:45am - Rise and shine to your first morning in Zambia and a full breakfast.

6:30am - 10:00am - Morning game drive - Elephants, lions, giraffes and more!

11:00am - Gourmet brunch

12:15pm - Visit Mfuwe Day School and learn about our arts and business project, Hands Over Zambia.

3:30pm -  Tea Time - Enjoy a savory snack or a luscious slice of cake in the Lodge living room, and prep your cameras for the wildlife waiting for you.

4:00pm -7:00pm - Evening game drive & Sundowners

8:00pm - Gourmet dinner and a restful night’s sleep...

 

Day 6: DEPART FOR LUXURY BUSHCAMPS

Tuesday, November 6th

Transfer to the remote, luxury bushcamps, for an even more intimate experience with nature. Your group will be divided into three smaller groups to stay at three different, but equally stunning bushcampsBy design, your safari will slow down in pace; there are 2 game drives per day, with time to relax in the middle of the afternoon, nap and relax....

5:45am - Bush Breakfast

6:00am - 10:00am Morning game drive while transferring to bushcamps

11:00am - Brunch

3:30 pm -   Tea Time

4:00pm-7:30pm -  Evening game drive, sundowners and a new area of the South Luangwa National Park!

8:00pm - Gourmet Dinner followed by Stargazing...

 

Day 7: LUXURY BUSHCAMPS

Wednesday, November 7th

5:45am - Bush Breakfast

6:00am - 10:00am Morning game drive!

11:00am - Brunch

3:30 pm -   Tea Time

4:00pm-7:30pm -  Evening game drive & sundowners

8:00pm - Gourmet Dinner followed by Stargazing...

 

Day 8: LUXURY BUSHCAMPS

Thursday, November 8th

5:45am - Bush Breakfast

6:00am - 10:00am Morning game drive!

11:00am - Brunch

3:30 pm -   Tea Time

4:00pm-7:30pm -  Evening game drive & Sundowners

8:00pm - Gourmet Dinner followed by Stargazing...

 

Day 9: DEPART LUXURY BUSHCAMPS

Friday, November 9th

Enjoy your last breakfast in the bush (until your next safari)! You may have time for a game drive in the morning depending on your flight time home...You will be departing back to Mfuwe Lodge today and heading to the Mfuwe Airport for your next destination or back home to the US!

For more information or to sign up for this safari, please contact stacy@dazzleafrica.org or call 702-332-1501.

ADDITIONAL PRICE AND FLIGHT INFO

Payment Schedule and Inclusions/Exclusions
Description Price
Safari Package Cost $5,990.00
Required Fundraising Minimum $1,000.00
Broken down like this:
Initial Deposit (non-refundable) $500.00
2nd Payment due February 28th, 2018 $1,272.50
3rd Payment due March 30th, 2018 $1,272.50
4th Payment due May 30th, 2018 $1,272.50
4th Payment due June 30th, 2018 $1,272.50
Fundraising Minimum due August 30th, 2018 $1,000.00

All monies except the non‐refundable deposit are refundable until March 30th, 2018. 50% of the safari cost less deposit is refundable until June 30th, 2018. After September 1st, 2018, no monies are refundable.

*Donations are not refundable.

As noted above, prices quoted here include gratuity/meals/excursions/lodging and do NOT include alcohol or spa.

 

FLIGHT INFORMATION:
Zambia Domestic Airfare:
As noted above, the price of your Proflight Zambia roundtrip airline ticket between Lusaka (LUN) and Mfuwe (MFU) is included in this packaged price. The flight departs Lusaka at 4pm on 11/1/18.

International Airfare:

    • You will be purchasing your own international airline ticket. You can arrange your flights to accommodate extended travel, use of airline miles, etc.
    • *IMPORTANT*: You will depart Lusaka Airport for the flight to Mfuwe at 4pm on November 1st, so please make sure to arrive by 2:45pm at Lusaka, Zambia airport on Thursday, November 1st, 2018.
    • You will arrive back at the Lusaka Airport for your journey home (or elsewhere) at either 1:50pm OR 6:50pm on November 9th, so plan your international flight back to depart no earlier than 3:55pm on Friday, November 9th, 2018. (There is also a later flight that arrives Lusaka at 6:50 pm for those of you who are leaving on night flights out of Lusaka on Nov 9th)
    • *Before purchasing international tickets, email Mike, Nancy or Stacy your proposed itinerary so we can verify it is correct*

Suggested Group Flights: We will send suggested flight options to you via email, and will connect guests that are on the same flight with each other prior to departure from US.

Fundraising/Donation Prerequisite

The cost of the safari to you, as described above, is $5,590.00. In addition, there is a minimum fundraising/donation requirement of $1,000.00.

You can either contribute the donation yourself or we encourage our guests to share Dazzle Africa projects with others in your community and inspire them to donate with you!

We will provide more information on our specific projects and also tools to assist with your fundraising, and hope you will enjoy the experience! Dazzle Africa’s mission is to help the children and wildlife of Mfuwe, Zambia. We are not a travel company (though admittedly, we plan great safaris and have been taking guests to the South Luangwa since 2012); we are a philanthropic non‐profit. Safari tourism is absolutely vital to the people and wildlife of the area where you will be going, and we are excited to have you contribute to our mission.

Joining/Logistics Information

IMPORTANT: Please contact Mike Paredes or Nancy Law from Dazzle Africa immediately to review any discrepancies, especially regarding your arrival/departure dates and times. Be sure to have your joining instructions with you while traveling.

Departure from Lusaka Airport to Mfuwe, Zambia
Your connecting flight to Mfuwe is approximately one hour. Please print and have your Lusaka/Mfuwe E­ticket with you for this Proflight Zambia flight. This will be emailed to you by October 15th, 2018.

Emergency/Late Arrival Contact Information
If your flight is delayed for any reason, please notify Mike Paredes or Nancy Law by text or call if you do not text. Mike Paredes 410-­991-­7172 or Nancy Law 443-­994-­2740.

Cancellation Clause

Minimum guests are required for this trip. In the unlikely event this minimum cannot be met, all safari monies would be refunded by April 1st, 2018 (prior to your airline ticket purchase).

For more information or to sign up for this safari, please contact stacy@dazzleafrica.org or call 702-332-1501.

GETTING READY

Release of Liability

Please follow this link and fill out the Release of Liability and Participant Info form. Each traveler must fill out the form individually.

Required Travel Documents

All travelers need a valid passport with at least 4 empty pages and a visa to enter Zambia.

U.S. Citizens must have a valid passport that does not expire for at least 6 months after travel.

Travel Visa
A visa is required for entry to Zambia. Directions to acquire your travel e‐visa will be emailed to you 90 days in advance of your travels.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is required to participate on a Dazzle Africa Safari. Dazzle Africa is an affiliated member of an insurance broker, which proposes multiple travel insurance plans and allows you to pick the plan that best suits your needs. You do not pay more by going through Dazzle Africa.

You must purchase your insurance plan prior to your final payment if you are opting for a trip cancellation policy. Once your travel insurance plan has been purchased please email it to stacy@dazzleafrica.org and print all necessary documents and bring them with you during your travels.

To purchase your insurance, please go to: https://www.squaremouth.com/21416

Minimum Travel Insurance Required:
Emergency Medical Evacuation: $500,000
Emergency Medical: $500,000
Primary Medical : $250,000

Depending on what coverage you choose in your insurance plan, the price will range from $50.00 dollars to $300.00 plus. If you select cancellation insurance your costs will be commensurate with the amount of your trip. Please ask for more direction if needed.

Vaccines

Travel doctors recommend a minimum of Tdap, Typhoid and Malaria pills. Please do your own research and make the best health decision for you by going to www.cdc.gov. Travel vaccine centers in your cities will also recommend what they think best for the areas you will be travelling. These recommendations are only for Zambia, if you are adding other countries to your visit, please make sure to look at the specific recommendations and requirements to enter and be safe in other areas of Africa.

Malaria
You will be visiting an area of Zambia with malaria. You will need to discuss with your doctor the best preventive medicine for you. Ways to prevent malaria include: Taking a prescription antimalarial drug, using insect repellent and using bed nets. All of the following antimalarial drugs are options for preventing malaria in Zambia: Atovaquone‐proguanil, Doxycycline, or Mefloquine. For information that can help you and your doctor decide which of these drugs would be best for you, please see: http://www.cdc.gov/malaria/travelers/drugs.html

Luggage/Packing List

LUGGAGE

We recommend carrying on your luggage and not checking your bags. If you choose to check your luggage please make sure that any necessities, such as your malaria medicine,  are in your carry on luggage.

Guests will be flying on different airlines, so please check your airline for weight and size restrictions.

PACKING LIST

*A detailed packing list will be emailed.

We also will have two conference calls to help anyone with packing questions prior to the trip, so if you are unsure about what to pack, please ask and remember you always need less than you think.

Hotel Information for Family and Friends

Phone numbers as shown should be preceded by the international dialing code, which from the United States is (011), international it is « 00 ». When phoning, friends should ask for you by name and explain that you are traveling with Dazzle Africa. Zambia is nine hours ahead of the Pacific Time zone in the U.S.

Most Cell phone companies have service in this area. Please contact your cell phone provider, add an International Calling plan to your service and receive information on how to use this plan.

Mfuwe Lodge & Bushcamps

Arrive: 6pm Nov 1st
Departure: 4pm Nov 9th

Cell Phone: +260 (0)978770055
Mfuwe Lodge: +260 (0)216246041
Emergency Phone: +260 (0)978770055
Postal Address: The Bushcamp Company C/O Mfuwe Lodge PO Box 91 Mfuwe, Zambia
Website: www.mfuwelodge.com

*All times are local times in Zambia

For more information or to sign up for this safari, please contact stacy@dazzleafrica.org or call 702-332-1501.