Zambezi Canoe Safari

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4.8 Based on 40 Reviews
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Small group
  • 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.
  • Operated in English
  • 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 under the stars on secluded islands
  • Game drives in Chiawa Game Management Area, renowned for elephant sightings
  • Game walks and canoeing in the Lower Zambezi National Park
The "Zambezi Canoe Safari" tour starts from and ends in Lusaka. The "Zambezi Canoe Safari" tour is a wildlife trip that takes 8 days taking you through Lusaka, Zambezi National Park, Lusaka and Zambezi River in Zambia and Tanzania. This is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Encounter the spectacular wildlife and incredible scenery of Zambia in as intimate and active way as possible. The mighty Zambezi is an excellent location for a canoe safari. Camping on secluded beaches, the days are spent relishing magnificent scenery and abundant game, while passing the ever-present basking crocodiles and hippos. Away from the water, we have plenty of time for game walks and drives to experience the diverse wildlife and remarkable scenery this region offers.

This trip includes a few of our Citizen Science Departures. These special departures offer you the opportunity to be involved in the collection of freshwater samples during the trip. The environmental DNA information derived from this sample contributes directly to the e
Atlas, the world’s largest repository of flora and fauna species data, contributing to the conservation and restoration of biodiversity both locally and globally. To book onto one of these special departures, see the Dates & Prices tab. For more information on these departures and the e
Atlas, click here.
  • Day 1: Start Lusaka; transfer to the Zambezi River
  • Day 2 - 4: Three days of canoeing and wildlife watching on the Zambezi River, camping on remote islands
  • Day 5: Morning canoeing; afternoon game walk and drive in Chiawa Game Management Area
  • Day 6: Canoe to Lower Zambezi National Park; 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, seven lunches and seven 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
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Zambezi Canoe Safari tour. You can cancel the tour up to 93 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 92 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 26 December 2023, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 26 December 2023, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 92 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Zambezi Canoe Safari 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 Zambezi Canoe Safari 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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