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Focus On Leopards

26 June - 7 July 2012


Zambia, Southern Africa's best kept secret, features a great diversity of habitat, scenery and wildlife. We can expect a wildlife experience that is difficult to duplicate elsewhere in the world. With its large elephant, hippo, lion and leopard population,, we will experience the magic and sheer visual splendor of the heart of Africa. Of all the animals on the African continent, the leopard can be one of the most elusive and magnificent creatures to capture on film. Their solitary ways, unpredictable habits and superb camouflage, make it a challenge to spot this beautiful cat. The Focus on Leopards safari takes you to the "hot spot" of leopard sightings, the remote Luangwa Valley in Zambia. This area is also a good part of Africa to see the endangered Wild Dog.
We will spend six nights in a newly remodeled deluxe lodge and four nights in two different bush camps.

Maximum Participants: 8 with 4 photographers per 7-passenger Land Rover. Your photographer guide will rotate between Land Rovers.

Photographer Leader: Judy LaNier

Our Itinerary

We invite you to click on the links to destinations, camps, and lodges.
Tuesday, 26 June 2012
Upon arrival today, we will be met and transferred to our hotel.
Safari Club (B)

Wednesday - Saturday, 27 - 30 June 2012
Johannesburg - Lusaka - South Luangwa National Park
We will fly from Johannesburg to Lusaka today, the capital city of Zambia. Upon arrival, we transfer to our regional flight to Mfuwe in the South Luangwa Valley. The Luangwa Valley has been called the "Last Kingdom of the Elephants" and indeed one of the most memorable sights is of elephants venturing across the river, sometimes in groups of over 100 strong.
Mfuwe Lodge (BLD)

Saturday - Tuesday, 30 June - 3 July 2012
South Luangwa National Park
We depart after breakfast on a morning game drive. The group will be split into two groups, each going to a different bush camp for two nights. After two nights each group will switch camps. We will have a total of four days at two bushcamps. The focus on this part of our safari will be flora and the smaller animals on nature walks. Walking safaris are exceptional with numerous trails following the course of the river. We will also go on morning and afternoon game drives.
Chindeni and Bilimungwe (BLD)

Wednesday -Friday, 4 - 6 July 2012
South Luangwa National Park
We return to our Mfuwe Lodge today where we enjoy 3 more days of morning, afternoon, and evening game drives.
Mfuwe Lodge (BLD)

Saturday, 7 July 2012
South Luangwa National Park - Lusaka - Johannesburg
We will fly to Lusaka this morning and connect with our SAA flight to Johannesburg where we connect with our flight home.

Photographic Expedition Price
(Per Person, Double Occupancy)

Retail Price: $7,995.00 per person

Photographer’s Price: $5,995.00 per person

Non-Photographer Rooming with a Photographer: $5,995.00

Single Room Supplement: $1,000.00


Deposit to reserve Participation: $250.00 per person
Deposit to secure Participation: $1,250.00 per person
Early booking bonus: $250.00 will be deducted from your final invoice if your deposit is received by 30 October, 2011.
Final Payment is Due on 30 April 2012

Safari Options
(Per Person)

Victoria Falls: Please call.

Safari Price Includes:
  • Accommodation as stipulated in the itinerary.
  • Flights between Lusaka-Mfuwe-Lusaka
  • Transport in custom built safari Land Rovers.
  • Services of English-speaking safari driver/guide.
  • Game viewing drives and parks entrance fees as per itinerary.
  • All Government taxes and levies.
  • All meals on safari as indicated.
  • Mineral water during game drives.
Not included:
Not included are international airfare and personal expenses such as personal insurance; excess baggage fees; phone calls; gratuities to camp staff and driver/guides; airport departure taxes; passport and visa fees, and beverages, and any additional nights in Africa, which are not noted in itinerary.

Carbon Offsets:
Focus on Planet Earth understands that air travel contributes to increased green house gases and global warming. Therefore, we encourage our expedition participants to assist us in making each Focus on Planet Earth expedition carbon neutral. You can offset your air transportation carbon impact by purchasing carbon off-sets. To offset the emissions from your flights go to Carbon Off-Set Calculator. Use LUN (Lusaka) as your destination.

International Air Transportation:
You are responsible for booking your own international air transportation. David Anderson Safaris does not arrange domestic or international air transportation. If you need assistance in booking your international air to Africa, many of our clients have been very satisfied with the services provided by Shannon Sullivan with Altour at (818) 578-8638, travelagentshannon@gmail.com.

To assist you, we have provided you with the airport codes and the dates you need to arrive or depart:

Arrival Airport Code: JNB on 26 June 2012
Departure Airport Code: JNB 27 June 2012
Arrival Airport Code: LUN on 27 June 2012
Departure Airport Code: LUN on 7 July 2012
Departure Airport Code: JNB on 7 July 2012






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