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12 days
Lusaka, Zambia
Lusaka, Zambia
Max People : 8

This Two Rivers in Zambia safari is a favourite with our guests. You’ll discover why when you stay in these small and exclusive owner-operated camps in two of Zambia’s premier wildlife destinations – the South Luangwa and Lower Zambezi National Parks.

These parks are much less visited than their counterparts in Botswana, Tanzania, or Kenya and you’ll seldom see another vehicle on your game drives.  South Luangwa is known as the birthplace of walking safaris in Africa, thanks to the legendary Norman Carr, and Zambia’s highly qualified walking guides are among the best on the continent. Along with discussions about wildlife and vegetation your guides will also share their culture and traditions with you.

The wildlife in these parks is exceptional and includes endangered African Wild Dogs, lions, elephants, buffalo, and much more. Watching a herd of elephants crossing the Luangwa River is a memory you will cherish forever. South Luangwa has one of the highest densities of leopards in Africa and sightings of this elusive big cat are frequent. Night game drives allow you to see them when they are most active.

As well as walks and game drives in these two magnificent National Parks optional activities include boat trips on the mighty Zambezi River, canoeing, and tiger fishing in Lower Zambezi.

As with all our safaris, your Two Rivers in Zambia safari includes a donation to support local communities and wildlife. 

These remote camps are very small and they often fill 12 months so booking sooner rather than later is essential to ensure your chosen travel date s available!

Optional extension: 3 nights at a stunning riverfront lodge in Livingstone, with a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River and a visit to the Zambian side of Victoria Falls.

Arrival & Departure

Arrival: Lusaka, Zambia

Departure: Lusaka, Zambia (or Livingstone if taking the optional extension)

Price Includes

  • Very comfortable bush camps in remote locations, well away from other camps and vehicles.
  • Exceptional game-viewing on day & night game drives in open 4×4 safari vehicles.
  • Incredible wildlife encounters.
  • Learn about wildlife and ‘the small 5’ on walks with professional guides and rangers.
  • Guided walks and game drives in South Luangwa National Park, the home of walking safaris
  • Game drives, boat safaris, canoeing, and fishing in Lower Zambezi National Park
  • This tour will be guided by qualified local guides.

Optional extension: Finish your safari with a few days at an award-winning eco-lodge on the banks of the Zambezi River. A visit to the Zambia side of Victoria Falls and a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River are included.

  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Luxury tented camps and chalets, all rooms with private facilities.
  • All meals on safari, breakfast only in Lusaka
  • Drinks, excluding premium brands
  • Domestic flights as per itinerary
  • Park and concession fees and permits
  • A donation to conservation & community projects
  • Escorted professional local guides

Price Excludes

  • International airfares
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance (mandatory)
  • Any Personal Expenses
  • Tips & gratuities
  • Optional extension to Livingstone / Victoria Falls

Complementary

  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • water bottle
Itinerary

Day 1Lusaka, Zambia

Independent arrival in Lusaka, Zambia where you will be met and transferred to a city hotel for one night.

Days 2 - 7South Luangwa

Fly from Lusaka to Mfuwe for 6 nights in South Luangwa National Park with guided walks and game drives. You’ll stay 3 nights in each of two delightful camps in different sections of the park.

Days 8 - 11Lower Zambezi

Fly via Lusaka to Lower Zambezi National Park. Your beautiful camp is on the banks of the river and is a firm favourite with our guests. Wildlife cross the river into the Lower Zambezi National Park right in front of camp, and elephants are regular camp visitors! Spend 4 days on game drives in the National Park, enjoying leisurely boat rides on the Zambezi River (maybe try fishing for tiger fish), or canoeing gently down the Chongwe River watching wildlife on the river banks. It’s always hard to bid farewell to this stunning camp and the wonderful staff who go out of their way to make your stay very special.

Day 12Departure

Transfer back to Lusaka to connect with your international flight or optional extension to Livingstone / Victoria Falls.

Days 12 - 14Livingstone / Victoria Falls - optional extension

Fly from Lusaka to Livingstone and transfer to your award-winning eco-lodge on the banks of the beautiful Zambezi River for 3 nights. Here you can take an early morning game drive in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, drift down the Zambezi River on a sunset cruise, or indulge in a spa massage.  A visit to the Zambian side of Victoria Falls and catch & release fishing are included. 

Day 15Departure

Transfer to Livingstone International Airport to connect with your flight home.

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