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The Zambezi Valley

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4.8 Based on 40 Reviews
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 16-95 yrs
  • max group size 12
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-7998
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Starts Lusaka, Zambia
  • Ends Lusaka, Zambia
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Experience the peace and tranquillity of canoeing on the Zambezi
  • Camp out under the stars on secluded islands
  • Game drives in Chiawa Game Management Area, renowned for its elephant sightings
  • Game walks and canoeing in the Lower Zambezi National Park
The "The Zambezi Valley" tour starts and ends in Lusaka. The "The Zambezi Valley" tour is a wildlife trip that takes 8 days taking you through Lusaka, Zambezi River, Zambezi National Park and Lusaka in Zambia and Tanzania. This is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

An exciting trip perfect for those wishing to encounter the spectacular wildlife and incredible scenery of Zambia in as intimate and active a way as possible. The mighty Zambezi is an excellent location for a canoe safari. Camping out on secluded beaches, the days are spent relishing magnificent scenery and abundant game, while passing the ever-present basking crocodiles and hippo pods. Away from the water there is also plenty of time for game walks and drives to experience the diverse wildlife and remarkable scenery this region has to offer.
  • Day 1: Start Lusaka; transfer to the Zambezi River.
  • Day 2-4: Three days canoeing and wildlife watching on the Zambezi River, camping on remote islands.
  • Day 5: Morning canoeing; afternoon game walk and drive in Game Management Area.
  • Day 6: Canoe to Lower Zambezi N.P.; morning game walk; afternoon game drive back to camp.
  • Day 7: Transfer to our riverside camp.
  • Day 8: Transfer to Lusaka; end.
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts, 7 lunches and 7 dinners
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation
  • Visas or vaccinations
4.8 - Excellent
Based on 40 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Sep 20 2019
5 - Excellent
Canoeing down the Zambezi
Go on this trip. Yes, it involves wild camping (no toilets, showers, etc) but the rewards are immense. Close encounters with wild animals, beautiful scenery. The trip is well organised, food is good, and guides are great.
  • Anonymous
  • On Nov 19 2018
5 - Excellent
Kayaking the Lower Zambezi
This was definitely a trip to get me out of my comfort zone (wild camping and kayaks instead of hotels and minibuses) and certainly did not disappoint. The fact you get so close to the wildlife far outweighed the fact you are... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Nov 17 2018
5 - Excellent
Best. holiday. ever
Best. Holiday. Ever.I cannot recommend enough.CB is bloody amazing as a leader and guide. He's one guide I will always remember - most guides on adventure holidays are great but instantly forgettable. But his humour and patience... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Nov 16 2018
5 - Excellent
Paddling adventure into nature
This is a great active safari that will get you close to nature and sleeping out under the stars.We saw lions, birdlife galore, paddled past hippos and were able to stop the canoes and get close to herds of elephant.The canoes... Read more
REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this The Zambezi Valley tour. You can cancel the tour up to 71 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 70 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 13 December 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 13 December 2022, a deposit of 15% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 70 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

The Zambezi Valley tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this The Zambezi Valley tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • Group sizes are kept small to maintain a low risk ‘small group bubble’, with an average of 10 guests in each group.
  • Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • All travellers will be required to be fully vaccinated no less than two weeks prior to travel.
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