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  • Discover remote areas of South Luangwa National Park
  • Enjoy walking safaris with expert guides
  • Experience river activities on the Lower Zambezi
  • Stay at Islands of Siankaba, located on two private islands in the middle of the Zambezi
Explore Zambia’s unspoiled landscapes, abundance of wildlife and spectacular natural wonders, on this two-week private, guided safari holiday which takes you far off the beaten path.

Start at South Luangwa National Park, where you will stay in remote areas only accessible on foot. Then, head to North Luangwa National Park, where there are no permanent camps and only a handful of walking safari operators, making this trip a truly exclusive experience and a great opportunity to see Zambia’s recently re-introduced rhino population.

Next, it’s Lower Zambezi National Park, which offers incredible wildlife-watching, stunning riverside scenery and a stay in a thatched chalet with elephants munching on acacia trees nearby. Your Zambia tour ends in Livingstone, the home of Victoria Falls, where you’ll escape the crowds with a luxury stay on a private island in the Zambezi River.

Join us to discover Zambia’s truly untouched wilderness. For more details, please go through the itinerary below.
Luxury Safari Camp
Arrive in Lusaka and take the domestic flight to Mfuwe, where you’ll be met by a private driver and transferred to your first safari destination, South Luangwa National Park. Your accommodation will be Tafika Camp, located in a secluded spot by the river in the exclusive Nsefu sector of the national park. Unwind in your reed chalet and watch wildlife from your private verandah.
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  • Dinner
Luxury Safari Camp
Explore South Luangwa during morning, evening and night game drives as well as walking safaris (Zambia’s specialty). Join expert guides to discover herds of elephants, buffalos, the endemic Thornicroft’s giraffes and prides of lion.

Added to this is the opportunity to see stealthy leopards in one of the best leopard-viewing spots in Africa. With more than 60 mammal species and approximately 450 bird species, South Luangwa’s diversity of wildlife means you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to wildlife-watching activities.
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  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Luxury Safari Camp
Don’t miss the opportunity for a night game drive, as South Luangwa is one of the few national parks in the whole of Africa to allow this activity. A game drive after dark provides you with the opportunity to see some of Zambia’s nocturnal creatures as well as big cats, such as hunting lions and prowling leopards, when they’re at their most active.

During the day, you might want to try optional activities like mountain biking safari for a ride on one of the park’s cycling trails or microflight, where you can sit in an open cockpit. There’s also the option to visit the local village of Mkasanga, where you can meet with locals and learn about their way of life.
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  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Luxury Safari Camp
Head deeper into South Luangwa with a move to Chikoko Trails, a partner accommodation of Tafika. Chikoko Trails’ two camps, Chikoko Tree Camp and Crocodile River Camp, are both only accessible on foot.

The lack of roads means that you’ll be treated to incredible wildlife sightings right at your camp. The camps can only accommodate six guests at a time, so you’ll have the crackling campfire and sounds of the bush practically to yourself.
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  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Luxury Safari Camp
South Luangwa is the birthplace of walking safari. The best way to enjoy wildlife watching in this national park is with an intrepid bush walk. Feel your senses heightened without the safety of a safari vehicle, then see the tiny creatures and plant life of the bush in more detail. Learn more about animal tracking from your guide and park rangers.
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  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Safari Camp
Heading out of South Luangwa, you’ll travel up to North Luangwa via a private transfer. Here you will stay at Mwaleshi Camp, a semi-permanent, seasonal camp tucked away on a bend of the Mwaleshi River, blending seamlessly into the natural environment. Enjoy beautiful views of the Zambian bush from your simple thatched chalet made of natural materials.
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  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Safari Camp
North Luangwa is truly off the beaten path as, although the park has been declared a wilderness area, it is not open to the public and there are no permanent lodges here. Therefore, the only way to explore this unspoilt wildlife haven is via a walking safari with a permitted safari tour operator. You’ll head out into the bush with an expert guide, watching hippos congregate at the river and enjoying the tranquility of having a park practically to yourself.
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  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Safari Camp
During your walking safaris, you’ll be treated to sightings of the endemic Cookson’s wildebeests, buffalos, zebras, lions, hyenas and an array of colourful birds. North Luangwa is also the only place where you can see the elusive black rhino, which was re-introduced in Zambia in 2003, though sightings are rare. Don’t miss an adventure upstream to the gorgeous Mwaleshi Falls, where there is a swimming spot.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Luxury Safari Camp
Checking out of Mwaleshi, you’ll take a private transfer to the airport and catch a flight to Lower Zambezi National Park, your next safari stop. Check into the private and immersive Old Mondoro Camp, which comprises just five chalets featuring outdoor stone plash tubs overlooking the Zambezi River. There’s also the famous “loo with a view,” an outdoor toilet with spectacular views overlooking the Zambezi!
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  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Luxury Safari Camp
Start your exploration of Lower Zambezi National Park with a game drive for a chance to spot lions, rare and critically endangered African wild dogs, zebras, bushbucks, hippos, crocs and more than 400 species of bird.

The region around Old Mondoro also boasts some of the most prolific leopard sightings in the whole of Africa, so make the most of the night game drives available to see this incredible creatures in the wild. Night drives also offer the chance to see hyenas, genets, civets, porcupines and honey badgers.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Luxury Safari Camp
As well as game drives and walking safaris, Lower Zambezi can also be explored by boat with plenty of river activities available. Enjoy a canoe safari, drifting down the river’s currents with the hippos and crocs to see wildlife come to drink at the water’s edge.

Pack a picnic and head to the beautiful Chongwe Falls for a lunch with a view. Or visit a local Goba village to learn about the region’s culture as well as the amazing work done by Conservation Lower Zambezi.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Luxury Safari Lodge
Leave Zambia’s national parks behind and head to the historic town of Livingstone, home to the epic Victoria Falls. You’ll be staying at the Islands of Siankaba Lodge, a world-class property spread across two mighty islands in the middle of the Zambezi. Flanked by Victoria Falls and Botswana’s Chobe National Park, you can enjoy the gorgeous setting, swimming pool, spa facilities, as well as an exquisite meal at the onsite restaurant and bar.
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  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Luxury Safari Lodge
Known among locals as Mosi Oa Tunya (which means "the smoke that thunders"), Victoria Falls is one of the seven natural wonders of the world and a truly impressive sight to behold. With a huge variety of optional and included activities on offer, you won’t run out of ways to explore and enjoy the falls.

You might want to take a hike along the footpaths around the region for epic views and billowing spray or see the falls from above during a helicopter tour. What about discovering the falls with a white-water rafting trip? Just inform us about it and we will be happy to make arrangements for you.
Luxury Safari Lodge
Other ways to make the most of your stay in the area include a trip over the border to Zimbabwe (which has even more beautiful views of the falls), picking up souvenirs at the curio market, a guided nature walk, a mokoro canoe excursion, sunset cruise with sundowners, a fishing trip on the Zambezi, a picnic island lunch or a cultural tour of local villages by bamboo bike or on foot.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
You’re off-the-beaten-path tour of Zambia comes to a close as you take a domestic flight back to Lusaka for your onwards journey home. However, after two weeks exploring Zambia’s lesser-known regions and natural wonders, you’ll be leaving having experienced a truly wild African adventure, inspired to ask, “Where next?”
Meals
  • Breakfast
what’s included
  • Pickup and drop-off transfer. Domestic flights as per the itinerary
  • Accommodation as stated on the itinerary
  • Full board at all accommodation, including drinks (except premium brands)
  • Professional local staff with fair salaries
  • Entry fees to national parks and reserves plus conservation levies
  • Local, English-speaking tour guides
  • One trip to either the Zambian or the Zimbabwean side of Victoria Falls per stay
  • A curio market shopping tour at the top of Victoria Falls, courtesy of Islands of Siankaba
what's excluded
  • International flights
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Activities and excursions mentioned optional on the itinerary
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