13-day trip

Off Grid Zambia

From 8690 PP

Overview

An electric safari

Discover Zambia on this 12-night adventure taking in incredible wildlife experiences, awe-inspiring landscapes and colourful cultures while staying at some of Africa’s most pioneering ecolodges.

Start upstream from the thundering waters of Victoria Falls before truly wild safaris in Kafue National Park, Busanga Plains and leopard favourite South Luangwa, ending at a charming island on Lake Malawi for some well-earned downtime.

You’ll be based out of Green Safari’s sustainability and community-focussed camps and lodges, meeting inspiring people and exploring on silent electric game drive vehicles, solar-powered boats, e-bikes and sense-engaging walks.

Highlights

Trip highlights

  • Stay at collection of pioneering off grid ecolodges

  • Wild safari experiences in Kafue and South Luangwa National Parks

  • Marvel at the epic Victoria Falls

  • Three nights relaxing on the stunning Lake Malawi

Inclusions

What's included

  • 12 nights of luxury accommodation

  • Tours, experiences and safari activities

  • Internal flights and private transfers

  • Price per person based on two adults sharing

  • Kaya Mawa 19
    Lake Malawi
  • Ila Safari Lodge12
    Walking in Kafue
  • Shawa Luangwa9
    South Luangwa
  • Tongabezi Devils Pool
    Victoria Falls
  • Ila Safari Lodge1
    Ila Safari Lodge
    Sindabezi Island Lodge 7
    Sindabezi Island Lodge
  • Ila Baobab Tree
    Electric game drives

An unforgettable trip with a positive impact

Created to maximize the benefits to people and place, while minimizing the environmental footprint.

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    Community & Culture

    Properties and experiences that uplift and empower local communities.

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    Conservation

    Supports wildlife projects, protected areas and ecosystem regeneration.

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    Footprint

    Lodges and camps chosen for their sustainability credentials and initiatives.

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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.

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Tongabezi Victoria Falls

Days 3 — 5

Wild Kafue

Next, take a light aircraft flight northeast to Kafue National Park, Zambia’s largest and oldest park in Zambia and one of the last great expanses of remote and unspoiled wilderness in Africa. You’ll start with two nights at Ila Safari Lodge, a truly environmentally conscious property that pioneered Zambia’s first electric game drive vehicles and a solar-powered river boat for a silent exploration of the bush and river.

Ila Kafue Lion Yawn on Game Drive
Ila Kafue Elephant and Landscape

Days 5 — 7

Nest above Busanga

Hidden away in northern Kafue National Park lies the Busanga Plains, a seasonal wetland ecosystem that becomes a wide open haven for wildlife when the floodwaters recede between June and November. Red lechwe leaping across shallow marshes, lions hunting in golden grasses, and elephants emerging out of dawn mist – the plains are characterized by outstanding game-viewing and predator action and colourful birdlife.

Chisa Busanga15
Chisa Busanga7

Days 7 — 10

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 10 — 13

Laidback Lake Malawi

End your Zambian adventure on an island surrounded by the fresh waters of Lake Malawi at the irresistibly laidback Kaya Mawa, a collection of charming beachside cottages shaded by mango and baobab trees.

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Kaya Mawa 5

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Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

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    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

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