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Two Rivers in Zambia

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  • African safari specialist with 35 years experience
  • Customer care available 24/7 while on safari
  • Hand-picked Tours & Activities
  • Avoid the crowds by staying in private conservancies and concessions

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12 days
Availability : 20 - 31 October 2021
Lusaka, Zambia
Lusaka, Zambia
Max People : 8

On our Two Rivers in Zambia safari you’ll stay in 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 are home to Africa’s original walking safaris. The highly qualified Zambian walking guides are among the best in Africa. This safari combines walks and game drives in these two magnificent National Parks with the optional extra activities of canoeing and tiger fishing on the Zambezi River.

Your Two Rivers in Zambia safari includes a donation to support local communities and wildlife. You’ll visit local workshops producing stunning textiles and jewellery made from recovered snare wire in South Luangwa, and conservation projects working to protect Zambia’s amazing wildlife.

Karen will be taking just 8 participants on this exclusive ‘safari in comfort’ so early booking is essential!  The remote camps we use are very small and they often fill 12 months or more in advance.

Optional extension: Finish your safari with a few idyllic days on a beautiful island in Lake Malawi. Leisurely days and candle-lit dinners on the beach, and a visit to the small fishing village with the third largest cathedral in Central Africa are a wonderful way to end your magnificent safari.

Arrival & Departure

Arrival: Lusaka, Zambia

Departure: Lusaka, Zambia

  • 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.
  • Visit conservation and community support projects.
  • 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
  • Visit conservation and community projects
  • Escorted from Lusaka, Zambia by African Encounters tour director Karen Platzer* and local guides

* Terms & Conditions apply

Price Includes

  • 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
  • 3 domestic flights as per itinerary
  • Park and concession fees and permits
  • Professional local guides
  • Visits to community projects
  • Donations to conservation projects
  • Escorted from Lusaka, Zambia by Karen Platzer, African Encounters tour director,* and local guides

Price Excludes

  • International airfares
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance (mandatory)
  • Any Personal Expenses
  • Tips & gratuities
  • Optional extension to a stunning resort on Lake Malawi.


  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • water bottle

20 OctoberLusaka, Zambia

Independent arrival in Lusaka, Zambia where you will meet your guide. Transfer to a city hotel for one night.

21 - 24 OctoberSouth Luangwa

6 nights in South Luangwa National Park, guided walks and game drives. You’ll stay 3 nights in each of two delightful camps in different sections of the park.

27 OctoberLower 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. It is frequently visited by wildlife crossing the river into the Lower Zambezi National Park.

28 - 30 OctoberLower Zambezi

Spend 4 days exploring the wonderful Lower Zambezi National Park and our private concession on game drives, canoeing, boat trips on the Zambezi River and fishing for tiger fish.

31 OctoberDeparture

Transfer back to Lusaka to connect with your international flight, or join Karen on your optional 4-day extension to a delightful resort on an island in Lake Malawi.

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Helen & Patti Ranson

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‘We have travelled on safari to Africa with Karen 5 times now and just can’t wait to get back there again. Africa is THE dream holiday destination and traveling there with Karen is the only way we would go now. Every day is absolutely brilliant – a feast of incredible animals, landscapes, cultures, and gobsmackingly gorgeous food and comfy camps. Karen is passionate about Africa and she willingly passes that passion on to her clients. She organises her tours in a way that every client’s wishes are catered for. It’s fantastic to be able to say “Karen, we want to go back again. Please organise everything for us”. Just a word of warning though – if you go once, you HAVE to go back again ………….. and again ………… and again ……………. ‘