Wild Zambia

Discover the very best of wild Zambia on this exceptional safari combining the pristine South Luangwa, spiritual birthplace of the walking safari, with the Lower Zambezi, a vast, picturesque region bordering the mighty Zambezi River rich in wildlife and scenic beauty. This itinerary offers outstanding gameviewing opportunities with activities including game drives, walking safaris, boat cruises and canoeing.

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.

9 days/8 nights
Tented Camps & Lodges
Departs daily ex Lusaka

Highlights:

  • Experience the indescribable thrill of a walking safari
  • Explore the untouched wilderness of the South Luangwa National Park on foot
  • Encounter elephant, buffalo, lion and plains game up close
  • Enjoy boat cruises, canoeing and walks at the exclusive Sausage Tree Camp
  • Discover the lush beauty of the Lower Zambezi National Park

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Wild Zambia Sample Itinerary

9 days/8 nights Safari

Day 1: Lusaka
Arrive in Lusaka, Zambia’s capital where you are transferred to the stylish Latitude 15° boutique hotel for one night.

Days 2/3: South Luangwa National Park
Fly from Lusaka to Mfuwe. You are met and transferred to Mchenja Camp, in the game-rich South Luangwa National Park, famous for its walking safaris. Mchenja Camp comprises of 5 octagonal guest tents, each fitted with ensuite open-air bathrooms and Victorian bathtubs boasting river views. Enjoy game drives and walking safaris to view the reserve’s diversity of species, including elephant, buffalo, antelope, giraffe, lion, leopard and wild dog. BLD

Days 4/5: South Luangwa National Park
Embark on an early walking safari before transferring by road to Chinzombo Camp, which offers a level of luxury previously unseen in the Luangwa Valley. Set on 60 acres of private land with the Luangwa River at its doorstep, this award-winning property has 6 sublime villas including one family suite. Guests have their own personal swimming pools and access to some of the finest areas of the national park. BLD

Days 6-8: Lower Zambezi National Park
You are driven to Mfuwe Airport for a short flight into the Lower Zambezi National Park, an extraordinary wilderness area bordering the mighty Zambezi River. Exclusive Sausage Tree Camp is set in an idyllic location right on the riverfront. This superb camp accommodates 16 guests in large Bedouin-style canvas tents containing four poster beds and ensuite bathrooms. Activities include game drives in private 4WDs, walks, boat cruises and canoeing. BLD

Day 9: Tour ends Lusaka
Fly back to Lusaka where your tour ends. B

Featured Private Zambia Sample Itineraries

Zambia Overview

Why Zambia: Apart from being the site of the magnificent Victoria Falls, Zambia also offers game-rich wildlife parks that are relatively unspoiled by mass tourism. For the more adventurous, there are walking safaris and canoeing trips along the Zambezi River.

Game Viewing: Gameviewing is best during the dry season from Jun-Oct when the animals congregate at remaining waterholes.

Climate: There are 3 distinct seasons – cool and dry from May-July (23°-25°C), hot and dry from August-October (30°-40°C), and warm and wet from November-April (28°-35°C).

Combine With: Zambia’s neighbours – Botswana, Malawi or Zimbabwe – which all offer amazing scenery and wildlife. Or combine with South Africa and explore picturesque Cape Town, Table Mountain and the Cape Winelands.

Getting There: There are regular flights daily from Johannesburg in South Africa to Lusaka, where you can board connecting flights to a range of safari camps. There are also regular flights from Jo’burg into Livingstone, a large town close to the Victoria Falls. It is also possible to fly to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and then transfer by road to Zambia.

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