Savannah Southern Safaris offers visitors to the Mosi-O-Tunya National Park a rare and exclusive opportunity to view the white rhino. The white rhinoceros or square-lipped rhinoceros is one of only five remaining species of rhino. The white rhino is on the verge of extinction due to poaching fueled by the commercial demand for rhino horn. Meeting a white rhino is an amazing and unique experience and the Mosi-O-Tunya National Park currently has eight white rhinos (two males, three females and three young ones).
Walking through the Zambian bush is an experience that puts you in direct contact with the colours, smells and noises of the wild, with no barrier to filter or modify the experience. Visitors are guided by a team of experienced guides who help uncover the mysteries of the wild, from the footprints of the buffalos and those of the giraffes, to the funnel-shaped web at the bottom of which the spider patiently awaits its prey.
Guests can enjoy game viewing from the back of a safari van. Safari vehicles can cover vast distances in response to game sightings and, as most wild animals are accustomed to the sight of vehicles, they can be approached closely, which gives excellent opportunities for wildlife photography.
The Mosi-O-Tunya National Park has over 450 bird species, most of which are resident. Migrating birds arrive around November and December while some waders may come as early as August. These Palaearctic migrants leave in March and April for destinations in the northern hemisphere where they spend the winter. Savannah Southern Safaris provides bird watchers with exclusive tours in the Mosi-O-Tunya National Park and surrounding areas, allowing birders to sight amongst others, some of the rare bird species like the solitary Miombo Pied Barbet (Tricholaema frontata) the Taita Falcon (Falco fascii nucha), which is almost extinct, and the elusive African Finfoot (Podica senegalensis).
Birding tours start as early as 6.30 in the morning and last between three and four hours. Afternoon trips are also available. They start at 14:30 and last a minimum of three hours.
For the more adventurous birders Savannah Southern Safaris offer trips outside Livingstone to see special birds such as the endemic Chaplin's Barbet, African Shoebill, Flamingo and Long Toed lapwing.
Visitors will also be shown the best places, hot-spots, sights and attractions available. This range of tour packages can be customised to suit individual interests, making your stay in Zambia a memorable experience.
Apart from exciting nature walks, with Savannah Southern Safaris visitors can experience the daily life of villages and markets, as well as enjoy visits to historical sites in and around Livingstone. The colours and smells of local markets, the friendliness and kindness of the people, the creativity and skills of local artists all blend together to make an unforgettable experience of Zambian life.
Nature is also revealed in the industriousness of rural villages and the extreme kindness of their people, the colours and the smells of local markets, the creativity and the skills of artists and artisans. If your interest lies in discovering the priceless beauty that surrounds us, then Savannah Southern Safaris would like to share with you some precious moments in some areas of Zambia which are very special to them.
Meet rural village dweller, browse among the stalls of the Maramba market or in the artists' shops at Mukuni Park, Savannah Southern Safaris could share these unforgettable emotions with you. They are always at your disposal to help you enjoy the heart and soul of this unique corner of Africa.