In the Footsteps of Tusk – Zambia

Zambia's rich wildlife resides within some of the most pristine National Parks in Africa. It's natural boundaries of meandering rivers and steep escarpments provide an exceptionally beautiful, unspoilt and seasonal safari - as safari was intended. Behind the scenes, there are two Tusk supported projects that work tirelessly to protect the resident wildlife, communities and safeguard the vast wilderness areas.

Day 1 - 4

South Luangwa National Park

Known as “The Valley of the Leopard” the South Luangwa is a paradise of hippo filled rivers, tree climbing leopards, packs of wild dog and territorial lions.

Walking safaris were pioneered in the Luangwa, a surprise highlight for many of our safari clients due to the in depth knowledge of the specialist guides and scouts. We mainly use bush camps with only 4 – 6 rooms meaning the safari experience is truly isolated whether on foot or in a 4×4.

Tusk supported projects, Conservation South Luangwa and The Zambian Carnivore Programme, are responsible for the safeguarding of the National Park. Together they provide anti-poaching units, intensive radio collar studies, population research, impacts of hunting and poaching efforts, all of which are essential to ensure the South Luangwa National Park remains a protected wildlife haven.

Day 5 - 8

Lower Zambezi National Park

The Zambezi River is the boundary between Zambia and Zimbabwe and is the ideal river the enjoy a professionally guided canoe safaris with all it’s tributaries (you don’t even need to paddle so you can take photos!) or lunch on a pontoon boat.

After a mornings walking safari, a sunset cruise on the river surrounded by elephant and hippo is completely unique. There is even a chance to catch a tiger fish! The combination of these two parks is, in our opinion, one of the best ways to experience safari in Zambia.

Tusk supported project, Conservation Lower Zambezi (CLZ), has a motto: “Working today to Protect Tomorrow”. Tusk specifically supports the sustainability of daily anti-poaching patrols, re-introduction programmes and research within the Lower Zambezi National Park. CLZ also addresses human – wildlife conflict issues and education programmes to ensure the future protection and development of the National Park. © Chiawa


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In the Footsteps of Tusk – Namibia

Remote, vast, and lesser known than it’s neighbours, Namibia is a country that takes you further off the grid than you thought possible. Towering terra cotta sand dunes, coastal deserts, Etosha National Park with desert adapted wildlife and a specialist area where Tusk supported project Save the Rhino Namibia, are leading the way in conserving the critically endangered black rhino.

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In the Footsteps of Tusk – Zimbabwe

The Malilangwe Reserve is a 130,000 acre, pristine wilderness area in the south-eastern corner of Zimbabwe. Over the last 30 years, an astonishingly successful restoration of the area from a cattle ranch to it’s former natural state, has been implemented by Tusk supported Malilangwe Trust. The Trust is dedicated to environmental conservation and committed to the development of lives in the local communities. An area of new birth, positive upliftment and unique experiences.

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In the Footsteps of Tusk – Uganda

Once described as “The Pearl of Africa” by Winston Churchill, Uganda is a country of exquisite contrasts. Dense forests, hazy savannahs, hippo filled lakes, meandering rivers and thundering waterfalls. Home to some of the highest concentration of primates on earth, this itinerary takes you to some of Uganda’s lesser known “pearls”, after spending time with our two closest relatives – chimpanzees and gorillas.

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