Best of Zambia Safari

South Luangwa & Lower Zambezi

From $11400 per person in low season
From $13300 per person in high season

based on 10 nights & daily experiences

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* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.

Price includes:

  • Internal flights

  • Accommodation

  • Daily experiences

  • All inclusive

per person based on 2 people sharing, including domestic flights, accommodation and game experiences

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At a Glance

  • Enjoy day and night game drives and motor boat trips on the mighty Zambezi

  • Both Lower Zambezi and South Luangwa have a thriving population of the endangered Wild Dog; often spotted on game drives

  • Spend three nights in a pure walking safari camp for an intimate South Luangwa experience.

  • Head out on exciting night drives to spot the nocturnal animals; South Luangwa is one of the top spots in Africa to find leopard

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Zambia and Malawi have a moderate to sub-tropical climate with three distinct seasons. This itinerary is designed to fall within one of Zambia's most beautiful seasons - the lush, green and warm time at the end of the rains, before the bush starts to dry up. The weather will be warm and balmy with clear skies and sunshine, and cooler evenings and mornings. A perfect time for lovely game viewing and relaxing on the beach in the heat of the day.

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 020 3993 5269 to start planning your vacation.

Itinerary

Head to two of Zambia’s most loved National Parks to experience some excellent game viewing, incredible walking safaris and some top-notch camps in some beautiful areas of the South Luangwa and Lower Zambezi. Perfect for those seeking pure safari and adventure in a mixed style of camps and lodges for an unforgettable experience.

  1. Fly to Lusaka

  2. Days 1-4: South Luangwa National Park

    Today your vacation begins as you land in Mfuwe International Airport and are met by a guide who will transfer you into South Luangwa National Park where you will spend the next three nights. This area of the South Luangwa is renowned for having some of the best game viewing opportunities in Zambia where your guide will take you out on game drives or walking safaris to explore the wildlife and landscapes of the area. Head out early in the morning to find game at a time when they are most active while your afternoons will be spent relaxing around camp until your late afternoon game activity.

    Accommodation: Kakuli Bush Camp (3 nights)

  3. Days 4-7: Luangwa Valley

    Your time in the South Luangwa National Park continues as you leave Kakuli Camp and are transferred back to Mfuwe Airport ready for your flight up to Lukuzi Airstrip for your stay at Mapazi Camp. Mapazi Camp solely offers walking safaris with experienced and popular guide, Deb Tittle. You will spend the next three nights in a remote area of the South Luangwa National Park in basic luxury tents as you explore this incredible area on foot. Deb has over twenty years of experience under her belt and tailors each walk around the interests and ability of the group. In out opinion, walking safaris are one of the best ways to explore the South Luangwa.

    Accommodation: Mapazi Camp (3 nights)

  4. Days 7-9: Lower Zambezi

    After your jaunt into the South Luangwa bush you will head south to the Lower Zambezi National Park. You will be transferred in a light aircraft before being collected by a game vehicle to you next camp. Your next two nights will be spent exploring this beautiful part of Zambia. Lower Zambezi is a beautiful park – it’s marked by huge stands of Winterthorn (acacia) trees. Towards the end of the season these towering beauties are covered in bright orange curly pods which the elephants love. Most of the camps in the Lower Zambezi are located along the Zambezi River to offer spectacular views where many a relaxing afternoon can be spent. Your days here will be spent out on game drives where you could spot animals like elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, waterbuck and some water-based animals like hippo and crocodiles.

    Accommodation: Old Mondoro (2 nights)

  5. Days 9-11: Lower Zambezi

    For your last couple of nights, you will remain in the Lower Zambezi National park, but in a different camp. We think mixing camps in the same park allows you to appreciate the beauty and subtle differences of the game and landscapes of the park. Although you can still do walking safaris in the Lower Zambezi National Park, we recommend you make the most of the water and head out on river safaris, canoeing and even fishing along with your daily game drives. This is the perfect opportunity to experience life on the Zambezi which offers so much more than pure land-based activities.

    Accommodation: Chiawa Camp (2 nights)

  6. Fly home from Lusaka

Experiences

  • Canoeing on the Zambezi River

    The Zambezi is renowned for truly spectacular canoeing as it provides you with the chance to see game from a wholly different perspective...looking up at it instead of down!

  • Fishing on the Zambezi River

    The Zambezi River is host to some of the most incredible fresh water sport fishing in the world with both spinning and fly fishing, on a strictly catch and release policy according to the park rules. The most popular quarry is the infamous Tigerfish.

  • Game Drives in the South Luangwa

    Game drives are the most common way of exploring the African bush. A vehicle allows you to cover distance quickly and comfortably and offers visitors the best opportunity of getting very close to wildlife in a safe and controlled way.

  • Game Viewing in the Lower Zambezi

    Game viewing in the Lower Zambezi National Park, with varying options such as game drives, boat and canoe safaris, or bush walks, is the highlight of any safari trip to Zambia.

Location

South Luangwa & Lower Zambezi

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