Ultimate Zambia

Victoria Falls, Lower Zambezi, South Luangwa and Lake Malawi

From £12700 per person sharing in low season
From £15800 per person sharing in high season

based on 14 nights & selected 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 holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.

Price includes:

  • Non-motorised water sports

  • Game activities

  • International economy flights and taxes subject to availability

  • Internal flights

  • Accommodation

  • Daily experiences

  • All inclusive

Price based on two people sharing.

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At a Glance

  • Begin your trip with a bang at Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world which is also known as Mosi-oa-Tunya, meaning “Smoke that Thunders”.

  • Escape to a luxury hideaway along the banks of the Zambezi River and enjoy a myriad of activities around Victoria Falls.

  • Venture out into the wilderness in the Lower Zambezi National Park, which has just a handful of luxury camps and very few tourists.

  • The Luangwa Valley is a haven for wild dogs, and you may be lucky enough to see these whilst staying at one of the most stylish safari lodges in Zambia.

  • End your safari adventure at an exclusive island retreat in Lake Malawi, which offers incredible service and thrilling experiences.

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Zambia has a moderate to sub-tropical climate with three distinct seasons: from November to March is the Emerald, or the rainy season, April to July is Zambia's winter, when the weather is cool and dry, and August to October is summer, when the weather is hot and dry. In terms of game-viewing, the drier months, meaning a higher concentration of game at the permanent water sources, are a superb time to visit. Alternatively come for some superb bird-watching at the end of the rains.

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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 holiday.

Itinerary

Let us take you on an extraordinary journey through Zambia, starting with the mighty Victoria Falls before an exclusive wildlife experience in the Lower Zambezi, with a final safari stop in the enchanting Luangwa Valley. We’ll top your adventure off with a private beach retreat in Lake Malawi. We’ve hand selected some of the most highly regarded luxury properties in southern Africa, to make sure every aspect of your trip promises seamless service, expert guiding and phenomenal experiences.

  1. Fly to Livingstone

  2. Days 1-4: Victoria Falls - the Zambia side

    Flying overnight into Livingstone, the gateway to Victoria Falls, you’ll be met by your driver and whisked away to Tongabezi Lodge, a privately-owned hideaway on the banks of the Zambezi River. This stunningly stylish retreat presents some beautiful viewpoints of the Zambezi, where you can while away your time plunging into tranquillity in your private pool and indulging in mouth-watering cuisine; sinking your toes into the private sandbank along the river for an exclusive lunch is a dining experience to remember.
    Start your Zambian sojourn with something special this evening and cruise down the Zambezi River with a glass of wine in hand and delicious snacks, watching herds of elephants drinking at the river’s edge, backed by towering palm trees silhouetted in the glow of the setting sun. During your three days here you’ll have the chance to meander through the forests and trails of Victoria Falls and walk along the gorge below it and experience the splendour of this natural wonder from below. Game drive through the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site and marvel at herds of majestic elephants. 

    Accommodation: Tongabezi (3 nights)

  3. Days 4-8: Lower Zambezi

    This morning you’ll be privately transferred to Livingstone Airport to catch your light aircraft to the Lower Zambezi National Park. Feel your excitement build as you fly over one of the most scenic areas in Zambia that is dotted with wildlife, sand banks and lush vegetation. On landing in this wilderness your guide will game drive you to Sausage Tree Camp, a safari lodge that exudes elegance and minimalist style. With it’s incredible location tucked away on the banks of the river, the elephants ambling past won’t even notice you as you observe them from the serenity of your private plunge pool. This afternoon as the sun starts to cool, venture out into the wild on a game drive to enjoy scenic sundowners before spotting the nocturnal species that come out as night begins to fall, perhaps spotting a honey badger or a porcupine.
    Spend your days here enjoying immersive safari activities, with doses of indulgence in between. There is more to a safari than game drives, with canoe safaris, boat cruises and thrilling walking safari’s on offer, all of which will give you a totally unique perspective of the wildlife. Back at camp, enjoy a whisky around a crackling campfire, listening to the sounds of lions roaring in the distance.

    Accommodation: Sausage Tree Camp (4 nights)

  4. Days 8-11: South Luangwa National Park

    After one last venture in the Lower Zambezi, you’ll be flown to the South Luangwa National Park. Your home for the final leg of your safari journey is Chinzombo, a wildly luxurious retreat in the enchanting Luangwa Valley. You’ll have your very own dreamy bush villa looking directly out at the Luangwa River. Dip your toes in your private pool and anticipate your days ahead which are promised to be brimming with thrilling experiences. Let your excitement wander as you follow in the tracks of the rare African wild dog, in the hope of witnessing these elusive canines. Feel the thrill of being in a leopard’s presence, as she gazes out at you from an acacia tree on a night game drive. Go on the ultimate nature walk led by an expert walking guide, float down the river by boat and feel the palpable serenity of the Zambezi as you observe crocodiles and pods of hippos. You will also have the chance to meet a local village and learn how they live in this wilderness. Back at Chinzombo, enjoy drinks with the other guests at the fire pit, before indulging on a spread of delicious food under a blanket of star constellations.

    Accommodation: Chinzombo (3 nights)

  5. Days 11-15: Likoma Island, Lake Malawi, Malawi

    Tropical beach-bliss awaits you. Today you will leave Zambia and fly to Malawi where you’ll stay at Kaya Mawa, located on Likoma island in the heart of Lake Malawi. This chic beach retreat has the most magical location on a secluded, tropical island surrounded by pristine, crystal-clear water. Your days here can be as laidback or energetic as you wish. Take to the glistening water on kayak and explore hidden coves and caves. Hike the lush trails of the island and meander through mango trees and baobab forests or explore the island on quadbike. You can also book in a scuba dive and explore the giant granite boulders and array of vibrantly coloured fish or go on a sailing trip, complete with sundowners. Ask one of our consultants about upgrading to a premium room so that you can enjoy a plunge pool and gaze out across the lake, with a cocktail in hand. Evenings will be spent at the stylish open bar before relishing on innovative food in the beach restaurant.

    Accommodation: Kaya Mawa (4 nights)

  6. Fly home

    Make the most of your final morning in Africa, soaking up the sun whilst lazing on the beach and relishing on a delicious breakfast, before you head to Lilongwe in time for your onward flight.

Location

Victoria Falls, Lower Zambezi, South Luangwa and Lake Malawi

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