This safari tour from ‘East to West in Zambia’ includes the Highlights of Zambia’s pristine National Parks. We will spend four days in South Luangwa National Park, visit the famous Kafue National Park and carry on to the remote Liuwa Plains National Park, one of Africa’s last wilderness areas. Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park and Victoria Falls with their rare rhinos give the finishing touch to this safari. This tour includes participation camping. This means that guests will have to assist with camp chores, such as setting up your tent. See the day-by-day section for a more detailed description of the camp chores.

17 Day Zambia tour adventures

Day 1: Arrival in Lilongwe
Upon arrival you will be picked up from your safari guide and meet your fellow travellers. Transfer to a small lodge on the outskirts of the city where you can relax and do final preparations for the safari. Accommodation will be in chalets outside Lilongwe. Accommodation: Annies Lodge

Day 2-5: South Luangwa National Park
South Luangwa National Park is known for its abundance of African wildlife: Thorneycroft’s giraffe, Cookson’s Gnu, Crawshay’s Zebra, leopards, lions, and big herds of buffalo and elephant. Game drives along the Luangwa River often produce spectacular sightings. Hippo families occur in high numbers in the river, unequaled in Africa. During the dry season (July to October), many side channels of the river dry up, leaving the fish trapped. This attracts many different species of predators, such as the African fish eagle, jackal, and hyena. The colourful Carmine bee-eaters are often seen perching in front of their nests in the river banks. You will be camping in Wildlife Camp or Marula Game Lodge. Participants are requested to help with setting up tents and loading the vehicle.

Day 6: To Chipata
We will drive out of the Luangwa valley and head on to Chipata. En route we will visit a textile factory well known for its beautiful articles with traditional patterns as well as modern design. We will stock up for the next few days on safari in the city. Overnight stay will be at the Protea hotel in Chipata. Accommodation:Protea Hotel Chipata

Day 7: En route to Zambia’s Capital
En route to Lusaka we will stop at Luangwa Bridge, a thriving market, where all kinds of baskets and mats as well as hand carved items are offered. We will drive through beautiful mountainous landscapes to Lusaka’s capital, where we stock up for the next days in the bush. Overnight will be in chalets at a comfortable lodge close to Lusaka. Accommodation: Pioneer Camp

Day 8-9: Kafue National Park
We will drive through pristine Miombo forest to Chunga. Several small rivers cross this area. These leave a number of waterholes in the dry season for the animals to quench their thirst. Wild dogs, which roam large areas of the park, cheetah, and lion are among the inhabitants here. Accommodation will be camping on the banks of the Kafue River. Participants are requested to help with setting up tents and loading the vehicle. Accommodation: Budget camping

Day 10: Kafue to Mongu
We will drive through the huge area of Kafue National Park to the capital of the Western Province, Mongu- our stopover at the edge of the Barotse floodplains. Here we have the possibility to stock up for the next few days in Liuwa. Accommodation will be camping on the edge of the Barotse Plains. Participants are requested to help with setting up tents and loading the vehicle. Accommodation: Budget camping

Day 11-14: Liuwa Plains National Park
There are few roads in Liuwa Plain National Park which is actually one of the park’s attractions. It contains around 3660km² of untouched Africa. Most of this is a vast honey-coloured plain of grass, with just the occasional water pan, islands of raffia palms or a small tree-belt interrupting the scenery. Thousands of wildebeest (estimated at close to 50,000), zebra, tsessebe and buffalo all group together, joining the more static resident roan antelope, red lechwe, and reedbuck. The open plains are particularly good for Oribi antelope. With all these come the predators: hyena, wild dog, and lion that can be spotted. At the end of October thousands of wildebeest will gather in the plains. Accommodation will be camping in the bush (with running water, showers, and flush toilets). Participants are requested to help with setting up tents and loading the vehicle. Accommodation: Budget camping

Day 15: Ngonye Falls
We will follow the course of the Zambezi river up to the beautiful Ngonye Falls, not as mighty as the “big brother further south, but equally impressive. The Zambezi spreads into several channels and the masses of water find their way through the basalt rock formations. We will hike around the area and also do a short boat trip to explore this beautiful landscape.
Accommodation will be camping near the river. Participants are requested to help with setting up tents and loading the vehicle. Accommodation: Budget camping

Day 16: Mosi oa Tunya National Park – Livingstone – Victoria Falls
Drive along the Zambezi River to Livingstone. Whether you are interested in adventure or relaxation, there are a lot of activities on offer in Livingstone. At the end of the trip we will visit the Mosi oa Tunya National Park and with some luck will see the rhinos. For the last time we will enjoy a sundowner on the banks of the Zambezi. Overnight will be in safari tents at Maramba River Lodge of Prana Camp. Accommodation:Maramba River Lodge

Day 17: Transfer to Airport Livingstone
After breakfast, visit the Victoria Falls and transfer to the airport of Livingstone and fly back home.

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Included

  • Park fees (for non-residents)
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (unless listed as upgrade)
  • Camping equipment (sleeping bag excluded)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks (as specified in the day-by-day section)

Excluded

  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Sleeping bag
  • Bath towels
  • Tips (tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Some meals (as specified in the day-by-day)
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