Fly into Zambia’s capital city of Lusaka before transferring to South Luangwa National Park. Dubbed one of the world’s greatest wildlife sanctuaries, this is the place to see more than 60 animal species and 400 bird species. Look for the Park’s signature leopards, or take a walking safari through the bush to get closer to the wildlife. After your safari, travel to the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls on the border with Zimbabwe. There are several viewing points, but those looking for an adrenaline rush can try swimming in the Devil’s Pool – right on the edge of the 100m high falls. Head to nearby Livingstone for your departure.

Key information

Destinations Destinations Victoria Falls, Livingstone, South Luangwa National Park, Lusaka
Activity Activity Safari, Luxury, Nature & Wildlife
Physical Level Physical Level Easy
Season Season January - December

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Spot leopards in South Luangwa National Park

Spot leopards in South Luangwa National Park

Day 1–4 in South Luangwa National Park

Found in eastern Zambia at the end of the Great Rift Valley, South Luangwa National Park is famous for its population of leopards, who stalk the antelope, impalas and pukus that line its riverbanks.

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Boating safari in South Luangwa National Park

Boating safari in South Luangwa National Park

Visit South Luangwa National Park between December and April and you’ll be able to take a boating safari through the flooded lagoons of the Luangwa River. You’ll get a unique perspective on the Park’s animals and birdlife.

See the world’s largest waterfall at Victoria Falls

See the world’s largest waterfall at Victoria Falls

Day 5 in Victoria Falls

At the height of the rainy season, more than 500 million cubic metres of water plummets over the edge of the Zambezi River into a gorge 100m below. There are several excellent viewing points, including the vertigo-inducing Devil’s Pool (where you can swim on the edge of the falls), but this is Zambia’s ultimate experience.

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Take a sunset boat cruise on Victoria Falls

Take a sunset boat cruise on Victoria Falls

Get the ultimate perspective on the world’s highest waterfall with a sunset cruise, where you can spot elephants, hippos and crocodiles.

Explore Livingstone’s adventure activities

Explore Livingstone’s adventure activities

Day 6–7 in Livingstone

Relaxed Livingstone is best-known as the base for visitors to the Zambian side of Victoria Falls, but it also has a growing adventure scene. From white-water rafting on the Zambezi to quad-biking or bungy jumping, this is the place to get your adrenaline pumping.

Where to stay

Deluxe

Mfuwe Lodge

Located just inside South Luangwa National Park and less than an hour drive from Mfuwe International Airport, Mfuwe Lodge was voted the Best Lodge in Zambia in 2009. Choose from eighteen thatched chalets, complete with private decks, on the banks of two wonderfully wildlife-rich lagoons.

Deluxe

David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa

Overlooking the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park — home to the natural wonder of the world, the Victoria Falls — The David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa offers luxury rooms with breathtaking views of the Zambezi River. The Lodge's Kalai Restaurant provides an array of Afro-Arabian fusion dishes in a traditional Zambian environment.

Book this itinerary

This route booked with one of our specialist tour operators may cost between $4,011 and $4,330pp. Pricing varies by accommodation class, and can be tailored to suit your budget.

Pricing is typically inclusive of hotels, transfers, meals, and all guided excursions and activities.

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