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Wild Zambia

Zambia & Victoria Falls

10 days

1 Night Lusaka 3 Nights South Luangwa 3 Nights Lower Zambezi 3 Nights Livingstone, Zambia

Discover the land of the legendary African walking safari, Victoria Falls, the wild Zambezi River, abundant wildlife, and raw wilderness. Spectacular waterways provide thrilling wildlife sightings and a leisurely playground of activities for all ages.

 

How Your Trip Matters

Experience one of the last few untouched wildernesses. Explore the “Valley of the Leopard,” help protect the diversity of landscapes, and walk amongst Thornicroft giraffe and endangered white rhinos.


Highlights

Explore Zambia's wild, untouched landscapes with your "Walking Team" while seeing endemic wildlife like the Thornicroft's giraffe.

Discover three iconic Zambia destinations while enjoying a wide range of day and night game drives.

Experience Victoria Falls and enjoy a walking safari in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, home to closely guarded white rhino.

Enjoy many adventures including canoeing, boating safaris, birding, tiger fishing, yoga and sunset cruises.

 

 

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences are conscious travel experiences chosen with great care based on the positive social or environmental impact they have both on their communities, and on those who experience them: our guests. You can identify these experiences across our trips by locating the MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience seal.

Accommodations

1. Latitude 15 Degrees

Lusaka, Zambia

Situated in Lusaka on a tree-lined avenue near the National Assembly of Zambia, the cosmopolitan boutique hotel with 18 rooms prides itself on its attention to detail and support of emerging local talent.   Statement interiors are created by local communities using recycled, upcycled and sustainable materials.  Soothing stylish bedrooms offer sumptuous beds, walk-in showers, full-sized baths, inviting sofas, flat-screen TV’s, Nespresso coffee machines, complimentary still and sparkling mineral water, and free Wi-Fi.

There is a restaurant, bar, lounge, poolside terrace and a private members’ club – The Other Side – which offers all hotel guests a separate dining, drinking, networking and socializing den, a heated pool, a gym, and spa.

2. Chikunto Safari Lodge

South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

Enjoy your unique location in the “Valley of the Leopard” within the South Luangwa National Park. The park is famous for its high density of game and absence of game-viewing traffic. There is plenty of space and time to relax in one of the tented suites.  Flanked by rolling plains and plateaus, the intimate lodge enjoys sweeping views of the Luangwa River which you can enjoy from your raised outdoor deck. If you’re feeling social the inviting firepit provides an ideal space to gather for a cocktail. The main lodge under thatch houses a cozy bar and dining area. Take time to admire the stunning black and white photos from photographer Patrick Bentley. The salt-water swimming pool (no chlorine) has a counter-current system perfect for exercise or a stunning photo op.  

3. Lolebezi

Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia

The eco-friendly Lolebezi is perfectly situated deep in the untouched wilds of the Lower Zambezi National Park. Exuding a modest elegance and simplicity, the lodge is designed to maximize the view along its private riverfront. Spacious, air-conditioned suites feature ensuite bathrooms with indoor/outdoor showers, and private plunge pools, perfect for whiling away the sunny African afternoons. Lodge facilities include a pool, full bar, open air cinema, boma and boutique shop. Exceptional chefs bring together a mixture of traditional African, European and Asian dishes to create a menu that is almost as amazing as the wildlife and views. Enjoy your days on morning and afternoon game viewing activities, which include game drives, walking safaris led by professional ranger guides, bird watching, catch & release fishing, canoeing, boating safaris and sunset cruises. Relax at the spa, gym or enjoy yoga in a magical place.

4. Thorntree River Lodge

Zambia, Livingstone

Thorntree River Lodge is set in Zambia’s Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, just a short distance from the famous Victoria Falls. Featuring an environmentally conscious, modern design, the lodge draws inspiration from local cultures. Each tented suite includes an indoor and outdoor bathroom and private plunge pool. The main lodge consists of a lounge with an open dining area and cellar stocked with the finest wines. A gym and spa overlook the mighty Zambezi River, and there is a small library with Wi-Fi to check in with the world. The communal deck set along the river is home to a sunken boma and infinity pool. Additional wooden decking floats on the edge of the river and moves with the water level to create the illusion of sailing. Activities include visits to Victoria Falls, rhino trekking on foot and game drives in the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, cultural village visits, sunset river cruises (on the lodge’s own private boat), fishing, and visits to the Livingstone Museum. 

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrive in Lusaka, Zambia

From Lusaka Airport, transfer to your stylish boutique hotel on a tree-lined avenue. You're instantly invited to explore Africa's contemporary art scene with curated works from locals or connect in socializing dens and bars that stimulate connection. If there's time join a local to explore the nearby art galleries and shops.

Eden prides itself on its attention to detail and support of emerging local talent. Statement interiors are created by local communities using recycled, upcycled and sustainable materials.  Its the perfect spot to start to explore Africa's contemporary art scene. 

Latitude 15

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Day 2. South Luangwa National Park

Today you fly to one of the world’s greatest wildlife sanctuaries, the South Luangwa. Upon landing in Mfuwe, you will be met and driven to your lodge perfectly situated within the national park. Take in the wildness of the location before your orientation game drive. The concentration of animals around the Luangwa River and its oxbow lagoons is among the most intense in Africa. (BLD)

Chikunto Safari Lodge

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Day 3. South Luangwa National Park

Known for its big cat sightings, the park is often referred to as the Valley of the Leopard. After a thrilling game drive with the absence of game viewing traffic, relax in the salt-water swimming pool with counter-current system. Feel refreshed as you venture out on a night game drive to try to spot leopards prowling. (BLD)

Chikunto Safari Lodge

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Day 4. South Luangwa National Park

Head out with your guiding team to experience the original walking safari, a “heart thumping” way to get close to nature and feel Africa’s pulse.Spot the Thornicroft giraffe and Cookson wildebeest endemic to Zambia. In the evening, watch the sun sink below the horizon at the main lodge or escape to a private sky bed. (BLD)

Chikunto Safari Lodge

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Day 5. South Luangwa National Park / Lower Zambezi National Park

Take flight to your next location, a brand new lodge n the heart of the Lower Zambezi National Park. This UNESCO World Heritage is home to some of the best wildlife sightings in the world. Famous for its leopard population and elephant herds, this amazing destination offers a variety of land and water experiences. (BLD)

Lolebezi

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Day 6. Lower Zambezi National Park

Wake to the heart-stirring vistas of wild Africa with the majestic Zambezi River flowing past your room. Your expert guides will share their wealth of knowledge on day and night game drives. Off-grid solar energy powers the lodge and provides a quiet respite between game drives. Relax at the spa, gym or enjoy yoga in a magical place. There is always the private plunge pools, open air cinema, boma and private riverfront views to grab your attention. (BLD)

Lolebezi

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Day 7. Lower Zambezi National Park

Accompanied by your river guide, take a relaxed paddle on Africa’s fourth largest river. Canoe past wading elephants and incredible bird life, or spend the day on a river safari, and try your hand at tiger fishing. Strictly catch and release, the tiger fish is one of the world’s top game fish. (BLD)

Lolebezi

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Day 8. Lower Zambezi National Park / Livingstone, Zambia

Incredible experiences await as you fly to Livingstone and nearby legendary Victoria Falls. Cruise down one of Africa’s grandest rivers on a private boat listening to the cry of an African fish eagle or comical chortling of nearby hippos. (BLD)

Thorntree River Lodge

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Day 9. Livingstone, Zambia

Daily excursions to see Victoria Falls (Zambian side), river cruises, cultural visits to the local communities, fishing expeditions, canoeing, and game drives are all included. Walking and tracking the endangered white rhino in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park is a must. When you are not out enjoying the area, relax at the sparkling infinity pool that is set in the wooden deck with an uninterrupted visual connection to the water. Or escape to your own private pool. (BLD)

Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park is home to the extremely rare and endangered white rhino who are under 24-hour protection by the rangers. At Thorntree River Lodge you’ll get the unique opportunity to see these incredible animals up close on a short walking safari.

Thorntree River Lodge

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Day 10. Livingstone, Zambia / Depart

Wrap up your Zambia adventure as you fly back to Lusaka for your international flight or onward arrangements. (B)

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Pricing

Land Arrangements (Price per person)

Departure Dates Jul 1, 2022 - Dec 10, 2023
Share Twin/Double From On Request
Single Room Supplement Starting From: On Request

**Surcharges Apply .

Air Arrangements (Internal Airfare)

Lusaka - Mfuwe - Jeki - Lusaka - Livingstone - Lusaka

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