June 22nd-29th, 2020
Join Dazzle Africa on a 7-night luxury safari adventure. Ease yourself into Luangwa life with a 4-night stay at the award-winning Mfuwe Lodge. Set inside the park, the lodge’s allure is instantly obvious. Beneath a canopy of ebony and mahogany, its chalets are arranged around the banks of two lagoons where an endless stream of wildlife will keep you enthralled as you lounge on the open deck or take a dip in the swimming pool. The airy interior of the lodge is an exquisite complement to its natural surroundings. 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.
- 4 nights at the world-renowned Mfuwe Lodge followed by 3 nights in Luxury Bushcamps
- Price: $5964* + $1000 minimum fundraising or donation
* Price includes:
- Roundtrip flight between Lusaka and Mfuwe
* Price does NOT include international airfare, alcohol or spa.
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ADDITIONAL PRICE AND FLIGHT INFO
Broken down like this:
|Initial Deposit (non-refundable)||$500.00|
|1st Payment due by May 1st, 2019:||$1,366.00|
|2nd Payment due by August 1st, 2019:||$1,366.00|
|3rd Payment due by November 1st, 2019:||$1,366.00|
|4th Payment due by February 1st, 2020:||$1,366.00|
|Fundraising due April 1st, 2020:||$1,000.00+|
The cost of the Dazzle Africa Emerald Safari to you, as described above, is $5,964.00. 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 vacationing, and we are excited to have you have you join this safari!
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.
Please follow this link and fill out the Release of Liability and Participant Info form. Each traveler must fill out the form individually.
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.
A visa is required for entry to Zambia. Directions to acquire your travel visa will be emailed to you 90 days in advance of your safari trip.
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.
Once your travel insurance plan has been purchased please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org and print all necessary documents and bring them with you during your travels.
To purchase your insurance, please go to: https://www.squaremouth.
This is a suggested guideline for insurance policy coverage:
If you are unable to secure these coverage amounts, please secure the highest possible.
Emergency Medical Evacuation: $500,000
Emergency Medical: $250,000
Depending on what coverage you choose in your insurance plan, the price will range from $50.00 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.
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.
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
May is the beginning of dry season in South Luangwa Valley. The national park starts off green and lush, but as the season progresses, the valley begins to dry. Daytime temperatures can reach a high of 82 degrees, while chilly nights average 52 degrees.
*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.
We recommend packing lightly!
All our safaris include daily laundry service
Clothing, Footwear, & Accessories
Please wear neutral colors and avoid wearing blacks and dark blues as they attract tsetse (biting) flies. Also, please avoid wearing white or bright colors as these colors may frighten wildlife.
Suggested Clothing, Footwear, & Accessory Checklist
- 2 t-shirts/short sleeved blouses
- 3 long sleeve shirts
- 3 pairs of long pants or capris
- Light Jacket
- Warm hat and light gloves
- A fleece
- A bathing suit and coverup (chitange, i.e. sarong)
- Warm pajamas
- Shorts or a skirt
- Sports bra as the roads can be bumpy
- Lightweight long sleeve button down shirt for sun protection
- Hat with brim and/or a baseball cap to shade sun
- Warm hat and gloves
- 3 bandanas or buffs (multifunctional tubular bandana) – has a range of uses, from keeping your hair off your face, the sun off your neck, the dust off your camera or even folded double as a cap.
- Workout/yoga clothes (if desired)
- 1 pair of closed toed shoes light hikers or sturdy tennis shoes
- 5 pairs of socks
- Sturdy flip flops/sandals
- 2 washcloths (if desired)
- Slippers for cool mornings
*A chitenge i.e sarong (or large lightweight scarf) is a great multi use garment to bring as it can be used as a cover up at the pool, for sun protection or rolled up and used as a neck pillow or wrap on the airplane.
Toiletries & Medications
Shampoo and soap are provided at all of your lodges. A first aid kit is also held at all lodges.
Suggested Toiletries & Medications
- 2 tubes of Lip balm
- A small first aid bag that includes band aids, aspirin, anti itch cream, neosporin, antidiarrheal pills, a few electrolyte replacement packets, saline nasal spray and moisturizing eye drops.
- Mosquito repellant
- Prescription medicines in original containers with labels
- Small nail clippers/emory board/small tweezers
- Hair conditioner if needed
*TSA has a 3.4 ounce rule for liquids. Remember to put these liquids in a single quart size ziplock bag.
Do not bring Benadryl as the active ingredient, diphenhydramine, is illegal in Zambia.
- Headlamp/small flashlight
- UK 3 prong plug adaptor
- Binoculars (We suggest Nikon Monarchs 8x42. Swarovski, Bushnell, and Pentax are other good options)
- Camera and battery charger
- Extra cf/sd card and extra batteries.
- Phone/computer/tablet chargers
- Lens wipes
- Compression socks for long flights
- A featherweight rubber air blower for your camera/electronics to get rid of dust and grit that may clog up the workings.
- Travel size roll of duct tape
- TSA approved locks for luggage
- Various sizes of ziploc bags
- A small journal or diary and a few pens/pencils
- Book(s) or a kindle
- Lightweight carry bag for souvenirs
- A small backpack or bag to bring in the safari vehicle
- A refillable water bottle (Water at the Bushcamps is provided from deep boreholes which is perfectly safe to drink)
- Address labels to label your binoculars, cameras etc. and other electronics or belongings
- A good shelf stable daily probiotic can help support your digestive system and immune system. Probiotic pearls (found at Whole Foods or similar) don’t require refrigeration and are easy to pack.
Airline Luggage Regulations
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.
Since airline rules and regulations are constantly changing, please visit the following websites to find the most current regulations.
*Please make sure your information is up to date
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.
Arrive: November 4
Depart: November 8
Flatdogs: +260 (0)216246041
Arrive: November 8
Departure: November 12
Bushcamps: +260 (0)978770055
Emergency Phone: +260 (0)978770055