Zambia has fewer visitors and is less developed than neighbouring Botswana and, as a result, for many offers a more natural and authentic experience.
This holiday takes in Zambia’s highlights. Safaris in South Luangwa, known for its leopards, and Lower Zambezi, where massive herds of elephant and buffalo roam. End your trip in Livingstone with another highlight – Victoria Falls.
- Safari in Luangwa, known for its leopard
- Marvel at the mighty Victoria Falls
- Stay on the banks of the Zambezi River
South Luangwa 3 nights | Lower Zambezi 3 nights | Livingstone 3 nights
Days 1 and 2: London to Johannesburg to South Luangwa
Fly overnight from London via Johannesburg to Lusaka in Zambia where you take a light aircraft to South Luangwa.
Days 2 to 4: South Luangwa – Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Few places in Africa have as much wildlife as the Luangwa Valley. Waterways, plains and woodlands have plentiful game – with good populations of lion, elephant, zebra and leopards in particular as well as about 400 species of birds. Activities are many and varied and include excellent game drives (day and night) as well as guided walking tours and boat trips.
Day 5: South Luangwa to Lower Zambezi
Transfer by light aircraft to the Lower Zambezi.
Days 5 to 7: Lower Zambezi – Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Stay on the banks of the Lower Zambezi River, From your camp you can watch wildlife coming to drink, especially elephants and hippos, retreat to the camp’s hides to observe other animals and birds or paddle the waterways to explore further afield.
Day 8: Lower Zambezi to Livingstone
Fly to Livingstone via Lusaka.
Day 8 to 10: Victoria Falls – Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner including activities
Three days to take in the spectacle of Victoria Falls. Staying in a lodge there will be time to take in a last game drive or canoe trip on the mighty Zambezi in search of water based animals and birds. Naturally you will want to make the most of your proximity to Victoria Falls to view it on land and possible also from the air or on water. Thrill seekers may enjoy bungee jumping or white water rafting, whilst those seeking a more sedate experience will enjoy a sunset cruise on the Zambezi.
Day 11: Livingstone to Johannesburg to London
Today you fly from Livingstone to Johannesburg for your overnight flight to London.
Day 12: London
Arrive back in UK.
Indicative Holiday Prices
All of our holidays are individually tailored to suit your needs and timescale.
As a guide, this 12 day suggested holiday will cost from £6,699 (Luxury) including international flights from UK, based on two sharing.