10-day trip

Luangwa and Lower Zambezi Safari

From 10520 PP


A walk on the wild side

For those seeking an unfiltered safari experience – properly untamed wildernesses without a fence in sight and pristine landscapes stretching beyond the horizon – few places can compete with Zambia.

Begin at a rusting lodge a short way upriver from the magnificent Victoria Falls, getting time either to unwind, learn about the local culture or get your heart racing with some of the area’s adventure activities.

Next head to the legendary South Luangwa National Park, the home of walking safari and a wildlife sanctuary that earns its moniker as the ‘Valley of the Leopard’. Split your time here between a luxury lodge and a rustic bushcamp deeper inside the park.

Then end in the Lower Zambezi National Park, a beautiful and vast protected area that is a favourite safari spot for those in the know. Look forward to more animal encounters as you explore on foot, 4x4 and canoe.


Trip highlights

  • Incredible walking safaris in South Luangwa

  • Canoeing on the Lower Zambezi

  • Marvel at the epic Victoria Falls

  • A great mix of comfortable lodges and rustic bushcamps


What's included

  • Nine nights of luxury accommodation

  • Tours, experiences and safari activities

  • Internal flights and private transfers

  • Price per person based on two adults sharing

  • Old Mondoro19
    Lower Zambezi National Park
  • South Luangwa views
    Luangwa River
  • Tongabezi Lodge Zambia 4
    Floating dinner at Tongabezi
    Victoria Falls Hotel 4
    Victoria Falls
  • Chongwe River Camp 16
    Lower Zambezi walking safari
  • Luwi Camp 8
    South Luangwa

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Days 1 — 3

The smoke that thunders

Begin your adventure at a luxury safari camp alongside the meandering Upper Zambezi above the mighty Victoria Falls. Known in the local Lozi language as Mosi-oa-Tunya, meaning ‘The Smoke That Thunders’, the 108m tall and 1,700m wide roaring wall of water is a wonder of the natural world.

Kingfisher perched near Victoria Falls, a gem for bird watching in Africa.
Tongabezi Victoria Falls

Days 3 — 5

Valley of the Leopard

Stretching out over 9,000 square kilometres, South Luangwa is a vast unspoiled wilderness of lush grass, shallow lakes and stands of towering woodland flanking the winding river from which it takes its name. The park has one of the highest densities of leopard in Africa and sightings of this elusive big cat are frequent along with the lions, spotted hyenas and a growing number of African wild dogs. Elephants are at every turn while other park specialities include the regionally endemic Crawshay's zebra, Thornicroft’s giraffe and Cookson’s wildebeest.

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Time Tide South Luangwa Wildlife 24 Will Burrard Lucas

Days 5 — 7

Walk in the wild

Then head deeper into the park to a rustic camp for a timeless wilderness experience. The walking safari was born in the South Luangwa, so it’s only fitting that many of your outings will be on foot with the very finest guides. Wake to coffee at sunrise, venturing out on foot in search of elephant, roan antelope, eland and wild dogs, with nights by the fire as lions and hyenas call in the dark. As African safari experiences go, this is one of the very best.

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Luwi page 4 1

Days 7 — 10

Lower Zam wilds

Nestled between an imposing mountain escarpment and the mighty Zambezi River, the Lower Zambezi National Park is place visited by relatively few but loved by those in the know. Its own 4,092 km2 are fringed by a wider game management area, while Zimbabwe’s legendary Mana Pools lies across the meandering waters on the opposite bank, creating one of Africa’s most pristine wilderness areas.

Chongwe canoeing
Chongwe game drive

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Luangwa and Lower Zambezi Safari
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