Magic of Luangwa, November 2019


November 4th-12th, 2019

Join Dazzle Africa on a 8 night luxury safari adventure. Spend 4 nights at the Mfuwe Lodge. The Mfuwe Lodge is famous for its whole families of elephants walking through the reception area. The elephants feast on the fallen fruits from the large Wild Mango tree in the lodge grounds.  The second half of your trip will be spent in Luxury Bushcamps. You will experience the warmest of hospitality, sumptuous meals, and first-class guides. Bushcamps are the perfect gateway for those wishing to explore the spectacular wildlife of the South Luangwa.

* Price includes:

  • $1,000.00 fundraising or donation
  • 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

Monday, November 4th

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 your safari coordinators and your fellow travelers to discuss your itinerary and answer any questions. This followed by a delicious dinner at 8pm.

 

Day 2 : MFUWE LODGE

Tuesday, November 5th

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.

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

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

 

Day 3: MFUWE LODGE

Wednesday, November 6th

5:45am - Enjoy breakfast!

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

11:00am - Gourmet brunch!

12:15pm - 2:15pm - Visit Mfuwe Secondary School & Hands Over Zambia Project

3:30pm -  Tea Time - Enjoy a savory snack.

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

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

 

Day 4: MFUWE LODGE

Thursday, November 7th

5:45am - Enjoy breakfast

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

8:30am - 10:45am -  Visit Conservation South Luangwa (www.cslzambia.org), for a behind the scenes tour of their base camp!

11:00am - Gourmet brunch.

12:15pm - Visit Mulberry Mongoose (www.mulberrymongoose.com), 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 - 6:00pm - Game drive!

6:15pm - 8:00pm - Conservation Presentation under the stars

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

 

Day 5: LUXURY BUSHCAMPS

Friday, November 8th

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 bushcamps. By 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 6: DEPART LUXURY BUSHCAMPS

Friday, November 9th

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!

8:00pm - Gourmet Dinner followed by Stargazing…

Day 7: LUXURY BUSHCAMPS

Saturday, November 10th

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!

8:00pm - Gourmet Dinner followed by Stargazing…

 

Day 8: LUXURY BUSHCAMPS

Sunday, November 11th

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 -  Last evening game drive & Sundowners!

8:00pm - Gourmet Dinner followed by Stargazing…

 

Day 9: DEPART LUXURY BUSHCAMPS

Monday, November 12th

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!

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
Magic of Luangwa Safari $6,150.00
Philanthropy (Minimum) $1,000.00
Broken down like this:
Initial Deposit (non-refundable) $500.00
1st Payment due August 1st $1,500.00
2nd Payment due December 1st $1,500.00
3rd Payment due March 1st $1,325.00
4th Payment due June 1st $1,325.00
Fundraising due August 1st $1,000.00+
Total Payments $7,150.00

Monies until January 1st, 2019 (excluding deposit) are fully refundable.  January 2nd through March 2nd, are 75% refundable. March 3rd through August 1st are 50% refundable. After August 1st,  2019, no monies are refundable.

Total price includes round-trip flight between Lusaka and Mfuwe.

Price also includes gratuity/meals/excursions/lodging

Fundraising/Donation Prerequisite

The cost of the safari to you, as described above, is $7,150.00. 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 Stacy James 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 E­-ticket with you for this Proflight Zambia flight. This will be emailed to you a month before departure.

Emergency/Late Arrival Contact Information

If your flight is delayed for any reason, please notify Stay James by text or call if you do not text. Stacy James 702-­332-­1501.

Cancellation Clause

14 Minimum guests are required for this trip. In the unlikely event this minimum cannot be met, all safari monies would be refunded by April 15th, 2019 (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 click here for Dazzle Africa's release of liability, indemnity, and agreement.

ALL travelers must fill this form out completely and send back to stacy@dazzleafrica.org

Please take the time to read through the document.  Typed signatures will satisfy the signature requirement as long as they are done honestly.

For best results, please open the form then immediately go to "File-Save As" and save it to a location on your computer you can remember.

Open the form from that location and fill it out. Once complete, go to "File-Save" to save your work.

Then, open up your email program, compose a message to stacy@dazzleafrica.org, upload the saved form with your information to the message, then press "send."

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

Arrive: November 4

Depart: November 8

Flatdogs: +260 (0)216246041

http://www.bushcampcompany.com/mfuwe_lodge.php

 

Bushcamp Company

Arrive: November 8

Departure: November 12

Bushcamps: +260 (0)978770055

Emergency Phone: +260 (0)978770055

http://www.bushcampcompany.com

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