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- from $12,157 PP
- 10 Nights
- June to October
- 14 hours from London/ 16 hours from NYC
This itinerary features the gems of Zambia’s safari parks. After a few days enjoying the iconic Victoria Falls at Tongabezi Lodge, you will fly across to the Lower Zambezi National Park to spend 5 nights on a luxury safari. With the mighty Zambezi River the main attraction to the park, you can enjoy a variety of safari activities here including day and night game drives, walking safaris, canoe and boat safaris, and tiger fishing. After the Lower Zambezi, you’ll head to the South Luangwa to spend a few days in Puku Ridge – the sister camp of Chiawa.
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- 2 nights in Victoria Falls in the luxury Tongabezi Lodge
- 5 nights on safari in the Lower Zambezi National Park
- 4 nights in the luxury Puku Ridge Camp in the South Luangwa
- Walking safaris, game drives (day and night)
- Canoe safaris, boat safaris and catch-and-release tiger fishing in the Lower Zambezi
- All internal flights outlined in the itinerary
- All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) including all house drinks on safari
- Expert planning advise
- 24/7 support from our dedicated staff
Day by Day Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive in Livingstone, Victoria Falls
You will be met on arrival in Livingstone international airport and transferred to the luxury boutique lodge called Tongabezi. Livingstone (named after David Livingstone), is next door to one of the world’s Natural Wonders, Victoria Falls. While many of the hotels are next to the falls, the benefit of Tongabezi is it is further down the river, offering a little paradise to the start of your Zambia safari.
Day 2 - 4 Chiawa Camp, Lower Zambezi National Park
In the morning you will be transferred to Livingstone airport to fly into the Lower Zambezi National Park. Your safari guide will meet you at the airstrip and you will begin your safari through the park on route to Chiawa Camp. On route, you’ll see a host of animals including elephant, buffalo, antelope, big cats and a huge variety of birdlife. The Lower Zambezi National Park features the mighty Zambezi River which runs between Zambia and Zimbabwe. The main draw to this park is that there are so many safari activities to do here including day and night game drives, walking safaris, boat safaris, canoe safaris, and catch-and-release fishing. Chiawa Camp is a luxury tented camp and offers an intimate and exceptional safari experience.
Day 5 - 6 Old Mondoro, Lower Zambezi National Park
After Chiawa Camp, you will be transferred to its sister camp – Old Mondoro. This camp is small and intimate, with only four safari chalets. Sitting in a winterthorn grove, Old Mondoro is famous for the amount of wildlife that often walks through the camp – elephant, buffalo, antelope, warthog, and sometimes sighings of big cats. The camp has also had some more unusual and nocturnal sightings like honey badgers and pangolins.
Day 7 - 10 Puku Ridge, South Luangwa National Park
This morning you will be transferred to the airstrip to fly north to the South Luangwa National Park. These two parks complement eachother well as the Lower Zambezi is focused on the water (with a strong focus on boat and canoe safaris), the South Luangwa is much drier and vast. Here, you can enjoy four days of game viewing by vehicle (both day and night game drives) or by foot. The camp itself is sister to Chiawa, and has recently been renovated. It offers a luxury safari feel, with private varandas, plunge pools and star decks.
Day 11 Departure
This morning you will be transferred to Mfuwe airstrip to fly to Lusaka. Here, you will connect onto your international flights home.
Safari Camps and Hotels Featured & Alternatives
Lower Zambezi National Park
Lower Zambezi National Park
South Luangwa National Park
Royal Livingstone Hotel
Livingstone Victoria Falls
Sausage Tree Camp
Lower Zambezi National Park
What's not Included
- As we have clients from all over the world. Our itineraries do not include flights. If you would like us to include flights in your trip, we are happy to do so. Please speak to your travel specialist at the planning stage to include them.
- Gratuities for local guides
- We strongly advise all guests to purchase comprehensive travel insurance
- Visas if required
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