Zambia safari on a budget


Jul 7th, 2004, 04:57 PM
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Zambia safari on a budget

My husband and I are going to Zambia in October and want to plan a budget safari. He was born in Zambia and has not been back for 16yrs and neither of us have ever been on safari. Could you suggest a safari under $150 pp per day? Any other travel tips would also be appreciated.
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Jul 7th, 2004, 06:48 PM
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Do a search on "Roccco" and you will get some good pointers. That might be a little light on the budget --- but you know what, if you start a dialogue with some of the camps like Roccco did, you might negotiate yourself a pretty sweet deal. What's the worst that could happen? You may have to pay a bit more per night for fewer nights, but you will have a good safari experience.
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Jul 8th, 2004, 02:53 PM
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For the most bang for your buck, you may want to look at

If you want to splurge a little, but still get great value, you may want to look at Kaingo, Your husband should be able to qualify for local rates, given he was born and raised? in Zambia. I would imagine that he still has documentation such as a birth certificate showing that he is Zambian.

Local rates are often 50% less than tourist rates and you should be able to save a ton of money by using the angle of being Zambian. Use your husbands Zambian heritage for all its worth!

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Jul 10th, 2004, 10:24 AM
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Thanks for the info. My husband is a Zambian citizen and therefore holds a Zambian passport and bc. I appreciate the suggestions to offer this infomation for possible discounts. I emailed Kaingo and mentioned this to them and they offerred a discounted rate from $330 to $250 pppn.
I do however think we have decided to stay at Wildlife Camp for about $100pppn. Not as luxurious as some of the other places but we are sort looking for a more rustic feel while we are in S. Luwangua.

We have not decided on a place to stay when we head to Victoria Falls. We only plan on being there for 2 nights/3 days and would like to stay in a "nice" place as we are celebrating our anniversary. We would like to spend time at the Falls as well as doing some wildlife viewing and maybe a little fishing. We would love to stay at Stanley Safari Lodge but almost $600 a night for accomodations only is a little too much for us. Any suggestions for a place under $200 pppn?
We are considering the following places,

> -Nyala lodge
> -Royal Linvingston
> -Thorntree-lodge
> -Waterfront
> -Zambezi-Chundu
> -Jungle Junction
> -Natural Mystic Lodge
> and if money were not object, Tongebezi or my
> favorite, The Stanley Safari
> Lodge/honeymoon suite.

Comments or suggestions on these or other places to stay would be appreciated.
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