ZAMBIA: Connect with gorillas, sand dunes and migration
08 July 2019


DID YOU KNOW (yes, stole that from The Bushcamp Company) that while still offering the most authentic, immersive and connected safari experiences, Zambia also has super easy international flight connections into Lusaka.

Today's Monday Minute highlights a few combination gems:

  • INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIONS — with flights arriving from Dubai, Istanbul, Johannesburg, Nairobi and Addis Ababa among others. These hubs create seamless connections from across the world into Lusaka.
  • MOUNTAIN GORILLAS — with a direct flight from Kigali to Lusaka (arrives midday, 5x flights per week), you can track primates on foot and then enjoy a walking safari where it originated.
  • KENYA/TANZANIA SAFARI — various daily flights between Lusaka and Nairobi. The classic, East-African style experience complements the authenticity of Zambia perfectly.
  • SOUTH AFRICA — several daily flights to/from Johannesburg open up combinations with the Kruger, Mozambique, Eastern Cape, and the Winelands to name but a few.
  • WINDHOEK — who would have thought? Enjoy the magnificent landscapes of WOLWEDANS in combination with the best of Zambia. 4x flights per week.
All of the above and more is in our new handy International Flight Access documentfor Zambia.
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  • North & South Luangwa — simplicity, that off-the-edge-of-the-world feeling, and soul-fulfilling connection at any of the camps at REMOTE AFRICA SAFARIS.
  • South Luangwa — bush surprises, incredible locations, magnificent walking, and 6 stylish camps to choose from at THE BUSHCAMP COMPANY.
  • Lower Zambezi — phenomenal water experiences on the banks of the Zambezi, incredible guiding and red light filters for night drive action at CHIAWA SAFARIS.

REMINDER: Takwela Camp opens this month

Hippos have been overseeing the construction of Remote Africa Safaris' TAKWELA CAMP (see the opposite bank above) in the remote North Luangwa National Park. Building work is almost complete in time for the new camp's opening on 22 July. Images to come soon - watch this space!

UPDATE: Yoga at The Bushcamp Company

Guests now have access to complimentary yoga and meditation in addition to game drives and walking safaris in the bush. The program is flexible and available to guests of all skill levels. Group sessions are typically during siesta time when the sun is at its hottest, enabling guests to mindfully relax prior to their evening game drive.

Guests can request a personal 2-hour yoga/meditation session instead of a game drive. The Registered Yoga Teacher joins THE BUSHCAMP COMPANY fresh from a residency in Denmark.

DO NOT FORGET: Chiawa combos

The BEST OF BOTH is the perfect combination between CHIAWA CAMP and OLD MONDORO. 5-night combo from US$ 3 490 per person sharing (plus Park and Conservation fees US$ 100 per night.)

FAREWELL: The River Club

At the end of June, we bid farewell to Peter Jones and the team at The River Club. Set in what I still consider to be one of the best sites in proximity to the Falls, we have valued our partnership over the past 4 and half years and wish them all the very best going forward.

Want to hang out with us? WE ARE HIRING

Classic Portfolio is looking for an Africa Trade Relations Manager to join Michelle in our Cape Town office. Email us to find out more or send your CV and a recent photo to

Michelle has just returned from a week in Zambia and her one-liner feedback:

It was just incredible!!! Totally in love with Zambia 😁😁
Warmest regards

Suzanne Bayly-Coupe
Classic Portfolio
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Legendary Lodge

Legendary Lodge is one of a kind: it is a luxury property located on the outskirts of Arusha, set in a lush tropical garden surrounded by a working coffee farm. Enjoy inspiring views of Mount Meru from the privacy of your own garden cottage while their staff takes care of your every whim. Conveniently located, the lodge is a 10 minutes' drive from the Arusha Airport and 1 to 2 hours' drive from Kilimanjaro International Airport.  

Legendary Lodge offers the highest standard in accommodations and service. The ten one-bedroomed garden cottages and two-bedroomed Meru Cottage each have private verandahs and stunning views of Mount Meru that make for the perfect place to relax before or after a safari. The interiors have been designed with a unique blend of African style combined with Western comforts and old colonial luxury. Each ensuite cottage features comfortable split level living to include king size beds with mosquito nets, lounge with fireplace, satellite television, direct dial phone, broadband connection, complimentary mini-bar, fruit basket and coffee and tea station. The bathrooms have a vanity with double basins, bathtub, rain shower, separate toilet and the full range of amenities. Legendary Cottage features three ensuite bedrooms in a large and spacious home with beautiful indoor - outdoor flow, a beautiful garden and private swimming pool.

Indulge in gourmet meals served at the old farmhouse. Meal times are flexible and guests are accommodated at their convenience. Wake up calls are accompanied by freshly brewed coffee and tea along with a full English breakfast. Delicious lunches are followed by romantic candle-lit dinners, served with a selection of fine wines. The nearby recreation centre includes a fully equipped gym with aerobics studio, sauna, steam room, pool, tennis and squash courts as well as sports fields and a five-kilometre running track. Optional activities offered are a coffee tour, shopping at the nearby Cultural Heritage Center or an excursion to Arusha, Tarangire and Manyara National Parks or other nearby attractions. Legendary Spa offers a full range of professional services. After a long flight, ease your body into African time with a relaxing massage or reflexology treatment. After your safari, rehydrate your skin with a personalised face or body treatment. Whatever your pleasure, Legendary Lodge will ensure a truly legendary experience.