Splendours of Zambia and South Luangwa with Lusaka

Discover Zambian Wildlife

An untamed wilderness, discover Africa’s hidden gem – Zambia. Spend a night in the thriving capital Lusaka, enjoying fine-dining and shopping before escaping the bustle and immersing yourself in Zambia’s unspoiled plains. Explore authentic Zambian villages, track the awe-inspiring Big Five on a walking safari, cruise down the Zambezi River spotting crocodiles, hippos and buffalo, and embark on a breath-taking 4x4 game drive. The South Luangwa is renowned for its high concentration of game that gather around the Zambezi River and wander the park freely. Spend your evenings drinking sundowners, overlooking the river and star-gazing by the fire.

A trip to the birthplace of the walking safari wouldn’t be complete without witnessing the incredible power of Victoria Falls – twice as high as Niagra Falls. Walk across the Victoria Falls Bridge, where brave travellers can bungee jump from, or take an unforgettable helicopter flight for a different but equally spectacular perspective of the falls.

Highly customisable, speak to our Destination Specialists to tailor make your dream safari expedition in the expansive, game-rich plains of Zambia.

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

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Exploring the Zambian plains
  • Exhilerating game drives
  • Discovering the thrill of a walking safari
  • Cruising down the Zambezi
  • Witnessing Victoria Falls

Sample Itinerary Summary

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

Duration
7 days
Guide Price
£3,369 per person
Price based on
Based on November 19, meal basis as per itinerary (2 adults sharing).
Our guide price gives you an idea of pricing which will vary depending on exchange rates, accommodation, duration, dates, airline and cabin class.
Destination Breakdown
  • Lusaka
    1 night
  • South Luangwa National Park
    3 nights
  • Victoria Falls
    2 nights
Options
Private basis, Escorted or Self-Guided
Included
  • Accommodation
  • All activities as stated on the itinerary
  • Domestic flights
  • Meals as stated on the itinerary
Not included
  • International flights
  • Visas
  • Insurance
  • Tips for guides/drivers

Itinerary Breakdown

On arrival into Lusaka Airport, you will be met by and transferred to your hotel. After check-in the rest of the day is yours, either relax or explore the thriving city of Lusaka.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Radisson Blu Lusaka

After a leisurely breakfast, you'll be collected from reception and driven back to the airport, where you'll depart Lusaka and fly into Mfuwe airport. On arrival, a guide will meet you and take you to Luangwa River Camp, passing by rustic traditional African villages and spotting game as you go.

Once you've settled and relaxed, you'll embark on your first safari activity of the trip.

Should you wish, you can upgrade your accommodation to the luxurious Sanctuary Puku Ridge Camp, where you can watch elephants wander past from the comfort of your bed.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Luangwa River Camp

After a hearty breakfast, you'll begin your predetermined morning activity, either exploring these beautiful surroundings, heading on a walking safari, an exciting 4x4 game drive or a river cruise.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Luangwa River Camp

This will be the last day of your safari, and you're in charge of how you spend it. There are myriad activities on offer, whether you want to trek through the Zambian plains or simply explore the surrounding area and relax, it's completely up to you.

Those who, after an authentic Zambian village experience, will enjoy visiting Kawaza Village, interacting with the locals and sampling their wares, with shopping opportunities available at Tribal Textiles, offering locally printed fabrics that are perfect for souvenirs or gifts.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Luangwa River Camp

Following breakfast you'll make your way to Mfuwe airport for your flight to Livingstone via Lusaka. 

Once you land, your guide will meet you and transfer you to your hotel, just minutes from the mighty Victoria Falls in Livingstone. Settle in and take the afternoon at leisure, cooling off in the pool and enjoying a light lunch before being collected at approximately 4.00pm from the hotel lobby for your sunset cruise down the winding Zambezi River. You'll return between 7:00pm and 8.00pm for your last meal of the day.

For those seeking to end their trip in style, you can upgrade your accommodation on safari to the Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma or David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa.

Overnight Accommodation

  • AVANI Victoria Falls Resort

With the distant roar of Victoria Falls serving as your natural alarm clock, you'll head down to breakfast before being collected at approximately 8.00am for a guided tour of the falls, visiting the best vantage points, discovering how they were formed and what local customs and traditions surround them. There is an optional helicopter tour you can take to observe the power of the falls from above.

Different times of the year will provide completely different experiences of the Falls region. Peak flood season is around March and April and the full power of the Falls can be experienced in all its glory. As the floods abate the view of the falls gets better and better through the year.

You'll return to the hotel at approximately 11.00am, free to enjoy the remainder of the day as you please, whether that includes a game drive, a thrilling white water rapids experience, or for the truly brave, a bungee jump from the Victoria Falls Bridge.

Overnight Accommodation

  • AVANI Victoria Falls Resort

After breakfast you'll meet in the lobby and be transferred to Livingstone airport for your onward flight. From here the choice is yours – whether you return home, continue on with your safari adventure, or escape to a beach destination, it's up to you. Our Destination Specialists will advise on the best options.

  • Lusaka

    Itinerary Highlights

    • The capital of Zambia
    • Explore the thriving city
    • Stay at a Radisson Blu
  • South Luangwa National Park

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Just a one hour flight from Lusaka
    • Enjoy game walks
    • Experience game drives
    • Visit a Zambian village
  • Victoria Falls

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Seeing the mighty falls upclose
    • Enjoy an evening river cruise on the Zambezi
    • Time at leisure enjoying your surroundings
    • Add some adventure like helicopter flight or rafting (additional cost)

Tailor your itinerary

For that extra special touch of luxury, you can upgrade your accommodation.

Known for its ever-frequent leopard sightings, Puku Ridge Camp sits on a slope in a remote location within the South Luangwa – here you can request to stay in one of their luxury tents for additional comfort, where you can watch the sunrise from your bed.

The exclusive Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma Lodge is located within Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, on the banks of the Zambezi River. Relax by the campfire, enjoy delicious meals and watch as elephants and hippos wander through the grounds of the lodge.

David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa provides their guest with stunning views of the Zambezi River, providing the ultimate in comfort and convenience. Take a dip in the swimming pool, enjoy exquisite Afro-Arabian fusion cuisine in the Kalai Restaurant, and treat yourself to a rejuvenating spa experience.