Splendours of Zambia and Lower Zambezi with Lusaka

Discover undiscovered Zambia

A true safari paradise, visit the vast unspoiled savannahs of Zambia – still relatively unknown by your average tourist. The original walking safaris began here, and as such, nature lovers will never be far from incredible wildlife like Africa’s Big Five, zebras, hippos and crocodiles, all set among the stunning backdrop of Lower Zambezi’s mountain ranges and the shimmering Zambezi River.

Tracking game across the untamed Zambian wilderness, you can experience an authentic African safari on foot, as part of a thrilling 4x4 game drive, or by boat as you cruise down the Zambezi River – with each providing a unique perspective of Zambia’s wild inhabitants.

Witness the sheer power of ‘The Smoke That Thunders’ – the mighty Victoria Falls – and peer over the edge of the daunting Devil’s Pool, with the opportunity to view it from above aboard a helicopter. Embrace your wild side on an exhilarating white water rafting experience before journeying to Zambia’s thriving capital Lusaka for a spot of retail therapy and fine-dining.

Daily Departures between 15 April 2019- 15 November 2019 due to Chongwe River Camp annual closures 

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Exploring Zambia's capital, Lusaka
  • Observing Zambia's vast savannas from above in a light aircraft
  • Enjoying exhilerating game drives and safari walks
  • Discovering the magnificent Victoria Falls

Sample Itinerary Summary

We can tailor any part of this itinerary or create a new one just for you.

Duration
7 days
Destination Breakdown
  • Lusaka
    1 Nights
  • Lower Zambezi
    3 Nights
  • Victoria Falls
    2 Nights
Options
Group basis, Escorted
Included
  • Meals as stated
  • Activities as stated
  • Internal flights
Not included
  • Visas
  • Insurance
  • International flights
  • Tips for guides/drivers

Itinerary Breakdown

On arrival into Lusaka airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to do with as you wish, you can simply relax at the hotel or explore everything this thriving city has to offer.

 

Overnight Accommodation

  • Radisson Blu Lusaka

After enjoying a leisurely breakfast, you'll be collected from reception to be taken back to the airport for your flight to the Royal airstrip in the Lower Zambezi (via Lusaka). From here you will be driven to the Chongwe River Camp, set on the convergence of the Chongwe and Zambezi, with regular breaks to spot game throughout. 

 You'll arrive at the lodge in the afternoon and spend time relaxing at the camp, settling in and taking in your surroundings before meeting later in the afternoon for tea and cake. You'll then have time to relax, observing passing wildlife near the river in front of your camp, before enjoying dinner and a nightcap around the fire.

For those seeking an extra element of luxury during their safari, we recommend you book a stay at the Chiawa Camp.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Chongwe River Camp

Waking to the sound of hippos, you'll enjoy a hearty breakfast around the campfire before embarking on your chosen activity. Wander around the camp, get up close and personal with Zambia's wildlife on a walking safari, experience the excitement of a 4x4 game drive, or simply relax and take photographs of the beautiful African bushland. 

Overnight Accommodation

  • Chongwe River Camp

Embark on a morning game drive, take to the water on a boat trip to spot Zambia's wild inhabitants from a different perspective, enjoy a fishing expedition, or trek through Zambia's wilderness on a bush walk, returning for brunch and a rest. 

Afternoon tea and cake is served before you leave for your next afternoon game viewing activity. Sip on sundowners before joining a game drive at night, using a spotlight to discover Zambia's nocturnal wildlife. Once you return you'll be served dinner, leaving you free to spend the rest of the night telling stories by the campfire until you're ready to retire to your room.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Chongwe River Camp

Enjoy your final breakfast on safari before travelling back to the airport for your flight to Livingstone, a charming African town, rich in heritage and scenery, and home to Victoria Falls, just minutes from your hotel.

After being transferred to the AVANI Victoria Falls Resort and checking in, the afternoon is yours to enjoy. Relax by the pool, explore the resort, then prepare to hop aboard a cruise boat for a scenic sunset cruise down the Zambezi River.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Avani Victoria Falls Resort

You'll wake to the low roar of the majestic Victoria Falls in the distance before heading down to breakfast. You will be collected at approximately 8.00am for a guided tour of the Falls, discovering how they were formed and the local customs and traditions surrounding them.

There are a number of awe-inspiring vantage points from which to view the Falls, each offering a unique perspective, including from above aboard a helicopter. Depending on the time of year, your experience of the Falls can change dramatically. 

After your Victoria Falls adventure, you'll return to the hotel when ready, free to enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. The brave may consider a bungee jumping experience, or the rush of white water rafting. Your Destination Specialist will advise you of the activities available.

Overnight Accommodation

  • AVANI Victoria Falls Resort

After breakfast you'll be transferred to the airport for your onward flight. Chose from flying home, continuing on to another safari destination, or flying to a relaxing beach hotel; your destination Specialist will advise you of your options.

  • Lusaka

    Itinerary Highlights

    • The capital of Zambia
    • Explore the thriving city
    • Stay at a Radisson Blu
  • Victoria Falls

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Getting so close you can feel the spray of the Fallls
    • Relaxing on a evening river cruise
    • Wandering around Livingstone's local craft markets
    • Seeing the Falls from above in a helicopter (not included in price)

Tailor your itinerary

Make your Zambian safari unforgettable with an accommodation upgrade.

Chiawa Camp offers luxury tents to provide you with the utmost comfort during your safari adventure. Situated underneath glorious mahogany and acacia trees on the banks of the Zambezi, Chiawa offers incredible views of the Zambian savannahs from each of its eight elevated tents, all fitted with en suite facilities for your convenience and privacy.

Set within the stunning wilderness of Mosi-oa Tunya National Park, the 5-star Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma Lodge sits near the Zambezi River just outside of Livingstone, deep in the heart of the African bush. Sip on sundowners and marvel at passing elephants and hippos as they wander through the grounds of the lodge.

David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa’s luxurious riverside rooms treat you to superb views of the Zambezi and the surrounding woodland from your own private balcony, in addition to delicious Afro-Arabian fusion dining, a swimming pool and exquisite spa facilities.