Begin your trip by exploring Lusaka’s markets and museums, before travelling to the Lower Zambezi National Park for boat safaris, canoeing and the chance to see elephants, crocodiles, zebras and many more. Spend a couple of days wildlife watching before transferring the South Luangwa National Park. This wildlife sanctuary is famous for its population of leopards, so take a night safari to try to catch these big cats hunting. Once you’ve had your fill of safaris, travel to Livingstone for adventure activities including bungy jumping and white-water rafting, before spending a couple of days exploring the awesome power of Victoria Falls. Depart from Livingstone.

Key information

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

Suggested itinerary

Go wildlife watching in the Lower Zambezi National Park

Go wildlife watching in the Lower Zambezi National Park

Day 1–3 in Lower Zambezi National Park

The Lower Zambezi National Park’s wildlife is centred around the floodplain along the northeastern side of the Zambezi River. Combined with Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe, this is one of Africa’s best places to see elephants, zebras, leopards, lions and many more.

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Go Tiger fishing on the Lower Zambezi

Go Tiger fishing on the Lower Zambezi

The razor-toothed tiger fish is one of the world’s most powerful freshwater fishes. Found in the Lower Zambezi area, you can fish them year-round – but look out for crocodiles and hippos lurking below the water’s surface.

Spot leopards in South Luangwa National Park

Spot leopards in South Luangwa National Park

Day 4–6 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.

Explore Livingstone’s adventure activities

Explore Livingstone’s adventure activities

Day 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.

See the world’s largest waterfall at Victoria Falls

See the world’s largest waterfall at Victoria Falls

Day 8–9 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.

Depart from Livingstone

Depart from Livingstone

Day 10 in Livingstone

Head to Livingstone International Airport from your onward flight.

Where to stay

Superior

Kanyemba Lodge

Kanyemba Lodge strives to provide a haven in which to enjoy the beauty and activities on offer in the Lower Zambezi. Catering for a maximum of 20 guests, the lodge comprises 6 stone and thatch chalets, each with their own large private deck overlooking the Zambezi River. Overlooking the river, the restaurant and bar allow for spacious and relaxed dining.

Superior

Zikomo Safari Camp

Located in the Nsefu sector of South Luangwa National Park — known as one of the least crowded and richest wildlife areas of the park — Zikomo Safari Camp is spread under a canopy of ancient shade trees on the banks of the Luangwa River. The lodge offers nine traditional chalets with private decks with wildlife and river views.

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.

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

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