Classic Zambia

Discover classic Zambia, combining spectacular Victoria Falls, “The Smoke That Thunders”, with the best of South Luangwa, birthplace of the walking safari and a wonderfully unspoilt wilderness area. This journey offers incredible wildlife-viewing opportunities with activities including game drives and guided walks. It concludes with one of Africa’s most iconic attractions – Victoria Falls.

This is not a group tour but a recommended sample itinerary. We can easily extend or shorten the itinerary to include more or fewer nights in an area, and can mix and match the accommodation to suit.

7 days/6 nights
Tented Camps & Lodges
Departs daily ex Lusaka

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Highlights:

  • Stay at Mfuwe Lodge, renowned for its resident elephant family
  • Walking safaris in the wildlife-rich South Luangwa National Park
  • Game drives to uncover species such as lion, leopard and wild dog
  • Exceptional gameviewing opportunities in unspoilt wilderness
  • View one of the world’s seven natural wonders – Victoria Falls

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Classic Zambia

Itinerary

7 days/6 nights Safari

Day 1

South Luangwa National Park
Fly from Lusaka to Mfuwe. You are met and transferred to Mfuwe Lodge, an award-winning luxury safari lodge most famous for its local elephant family, who are known for making their way through the reception area when the wild mango tree at the heart of the lodge is in fruit. Guests are accommodated in 18 thatched ensuite chalets featuring private viewing decks overlooking two lagoons teeming with wildlife. There is also a swimming pool and day spa. Activities include game drives and walks. D

Days 2-4

South Luangwa National Park
Transfer to Bimilungwe Bushcamp, set deep inside the South Luangwa National Park, famous for its walking safaris and incredibly abundant wildlife. Set beneath a huge mahogany tree at the heart of Bilimungwe is a cool, shady lounge area that looks out over one of the camp’s three waterholes. This welcoming camp has four elevated thatched rooms decorated with colourful African fabrics and wooden furniture. Enjoy walking safaris, day and night game drives as well as refreshing sundowner drinks by the river. BLD

Days 5/6

Livingstone
Fly to Livingstone. On arrival, transfer to Thorntree River Lodge in Zambia’s lush Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park a few kilometres upstream of the magnificent Victoria Falls. Thorntree offers just 10 contemporary tented rooms, two of which are designed for families of up to four. Shaded by canvas, each guest tent has its own plunge pool, as well as indoor and outdoor bathrooms. On Day 6 enjoy a guided tour of the Zambian side of Victoria Falls. The falls can often be seen for miles away, thanks to its towering columns of spray, caused by over 500 million cubic metres of water thundering into a gorge over 100 metres deep. The majesty of this waterfall inspired its official name, Mosi-oa-Tunya – “The Smoke That Thunders”. Afterwards, you have time to enjoy a range of optional activities including sunset cruises, game drives in the national park and helicopter flightseeing. BLD

Day 7

Tour ends
Transfer by road back to Livingstone airport where your tour ends. B

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