Roaring Safari Adventure, November 2020


November 1st-8th, 2020

Join us on an 7-night roaring safari adventure benefiting Dazzle Africa projects and the Lion Recovery Fund.

Dazzle Africa has recently joined Lion Recovery Fund’s Lionscape Coalition to continue supporting lion populations in South Luangwa, Zambia and also throughout Africa. Along with Africa’s top tourism operators, this coalition is taking a leadership position to support on-the-ground conservation work and encourage safari guests to support the future of lions.

Spend 4 nights at the Mfuwe Lodge, famous for wild elephants walking through reception to feast on the fallen fruits from the Wild Mango tree on the lodge grounds. Enjoy the next 3 nights in Luxury Bushcamps. You will experience the warmest of hospitality, sumptuous meals, and first-class guides. Bushcamps are the perfect getaway for those wishing to explore the spectacular wildlife of South Luangwa and unplug from the rest of the world.

4 nights at the world-renowned Mfuwe Lodge followed by 3 nights in Luxury Bushcamps

Price: $7355

Price includes:

  • Roundtrip flight between Lusaka and Mfuwe
  • Lodging/Meals/Excursions/Gratuity
  • Tax-deductible contribution of $1500 toward Dazzle Africa Projects & Lion Recovery Fund

Price does NOT include:

  • International airfare
  • Zambian VISA
  • Alcohol and spa

Double Occupancy Price

Extended Adventure – November 8th-11th, 2020

“The plains are unspoilt and exclusive with rare game and a rich natural heritage. Here, on this broad grass canvas, the annual floodwaters host a pageant of wild beauty that throbs to the beat of the royal drums.” – Time + Tide

Dive deep into the wilds of Zambia on this unforgettable adventure! Fly in a private charter plane and helicopter to the secluded Liuwa Plains!

3 nights at Zambia’s most exclusive camp, Time + Tide King Lewanika

Price: $5748

Price includes:

  • Roundtrip flight between Lusaka and Kalabo
  • Lodging/Meals/Excursions/Gratuity

Price does NOT include:

  • International airfare
  • Zambian VISA
  • Alcohol and spa

*Double occupancy price

MAKE IT HAPPEN

Register or Make a Payment

ITINERARY

Click for trip details!

Coming Soon!

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
Roaring Safari Adventure $7,355.00

Payment Schedule:

Initial Deposit (non-refundable) $1,000.00
1st Payment due by November 1st, 2019: $1,220.00
2nd Payment due by January 1st, 2020: $1,215.00
3rd Payment due by March 1st, 2020: $1,210.00
4th Payment due by May 1st, 2020: $1,210.00
Fundraising due July 31st, 2020: $1,500.00
Total Payments $7,355.00

Monies until January 1st, 2020 (excluding deposit) are fully refundable. January 2nd through March 2nd, are 75% refundable. March 3rd through July 1st are 50% refundable. After August 1st, 2020, no monies are refundable.

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

Price also includes gratuity/meals/excursions/lodging

Extended Adventure to Liuwa Plains: $5,748.00

$2,874.00 due upon registration

$2,874.00 due by May 1st, 2020

Fundraising/Donation Prerequisite

Included in the cost of your safari is a US tax-deductible contribution in the amount of $1,500 toward Dazzle Africa projects & Lion Recovery Fund.

If you prefer, this contribution can also be fundraised and is tax-deductible for any of your friends or family who would like to donate.

If you would like a customized fundraising platform, let us know and we'll create one for you!

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 Stacy James by text or call if you do not text. Stacy James 702-­332-­1501.

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 15th, 2020 (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 visa will be emailed to you 90 days in advance of your safari trip.

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.

Once your travel insurance plan has been purchased please email it to contact@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

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
Primary Medical

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.

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

After a cool dry season, the temperatures begin to warm up. In September, daily temperatures average 91 degrees, with warm mornings. October is the warmest month of the year, with lovely mornings averaging 68 degrees and daily temperatures reaching 97 degrees. Early November is the end of dry season, with daily temperatures averaging 95 degrees and rainfall starting.

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.

We recommend packing lightly!
All 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

  • 4 t-shirts/short-sleeved blouses
  • 2 pairs of long pants or capris
  • A bathing suit and cover­up (chitange, i.e. sarong)
  • Lightweight pajamas or nightgown
  • 2 pairs of shorts or skirts
  • 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
  • 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. If you are feeling particularly hot, you can wet it and wear as a kerchief around your neck for instant cooling.
  • Workout/yoga clothes (if desired)
  • 1 pair of closed-toed shoes ­light hikers or sturdy tennis shoes
  • 3 pairs of socks
  • Sturdy flip flops/sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • 2 washcloths (if desired)

*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. We have also found it to be useful for napping during the hottest part of the day as we dampen it with cold water and use it as a cooling “sheet”.

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

  • Sunscreen
  • 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.

Electronics

  • Headlamp/small flashlight
  • UK 3 ­prong plug adaptor

Optional Items

  • 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 (If Dazzle Africa does not provide)
  • 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.

Proflight: Baggage Allowances

Emirates Airline: Baggage Allowances

Ethiopian Airlines: Baggage Allowances

South African Airways: Baggage Allowances

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 1
Depart: November 5
Emergency Contact: +260 (0)978770055
http://www.bushcampcompany.com/contact.php

Bushcamp Company
Arrive: November 5
Departure: November 8
Emergency Contact: +260 (0)978770055
http://www.bushcampcompany.com/contact.php

Time + Tide King Lewanika
Arrive: November 8
Departure: November 11
Emergency Contact: +27 1044 39213
https://timeandtideafrica.com/contact

 

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