South Luangwa, Lower Zambezi, Kafue & Livingstone

11 Nights

This safari package offers the clients an opportunity to combine seeing the magnificent wildlife found in the South Luangwa and Kafue National Parks with the World-class water based activities on the Zambezi River in the Lower Zambezi Valley and the wondrous Victoria Falls.

Itinerary Summary


Day 1 – flight from Lusaka Airport to Mfuwe Airport

On arrival at Lusaka International Airport, you will catch a connecting local flight to Mfuwe Airport.

At Mfuwe Airport, a guide from Zikomo Safari Camp will welcome you and transfer to the Camp, where you will stay for the first 3 nights of your unforgettable Zambian safari.
Brief notes about the South Luangwa National Park
For most visitors, South Luangwa National Park is by far the most practical park to visit in the valley. This is Zambia’s premier wildlife park, with superb wildlife and many excellent camps. This is where the now famous walking safaris started from over 60 years ago and this unique African destination retains some of the finest world-class safari guides.

There are many contenders for the title of Africa’s best game park. The Serengeti, Amboseli, Ngorongoro Crater, Etosha, Kruger, Moremi and Mana Pools would certainly be high on the list. South Luangwa has a better claim than most. Some of these other areas will match its phenomenally high game densities. Many others – the lesser known of Africa’s parks – will have equally few visitors. One or two also allow night drives, which open up a different, nocturnal world to view, allowing leopards to be commonly seen and even watched whilst hunting.

However, few have South Luangwa’s high quality of guiding together with its remarkable wildlife spectacles, day and night, in the isolation of a true wilderness. These elements, perhaps, are how the contenders ought to be judged, and on these the South Luangwa Park comes out around the top of the list.

You will have the above activities in the company of qualified professional guides from Zikomo Safari Camp during your safari in the South Luangwa National Park.


Day 1 to Day 4 – Zikomo Safari Camp, South Luangwa National Park

Zikomo Safari is a comfortable eighteen (18) bed camp located in one of the best game viewing areas in the Nsefu Sector of the South Luangwa National Park. Built on the banks of the Luangwa River, Zikomo Safari Camp offers great views of the river and great views of the abundant birds and wildlife that live in and around the area. Far away from other camps, Zikomo Safari Camp has the best location from which to enjoy an unforgettable South Luangwa safari.

Zikomo Safari is owned and operated by an American family who work with experienced Zambian managers and staff. The Camp employs top professional guides, some of them with over fifteen (15) years experience in the Luangwa Valley. With immediate access to the Park, Zikomo Safari Camp guests can treat themselves to wonderful day and night game drives. Magnificent walking safaris, for which the South Luangwa is famous, are also available and they begin and end at the well-appointed main lodge and dining room in the company of a qualified walking guide and an escort scout.


Day 4 – flight to Lusaka & transfer to Lower Zambezi

At some stage on this day, clients will be transferred from Zikomo Safari Camp to Mfuwe Airport where you will catch a local flight going to Lusaka Airport.

At Lusaka Airport, you will be welcomed by a driver who will transfer you to Kiambi Safari Lodge in the Lower Zambezi Valley.


Day 4 to Day 7 – Kiambi Safari Lodge, Lower Zambezi

Kiambi Lower Zambezi is your first gentle, mellow taste of the Lower Zambezi, and sets the uniquely African stage for your forthcoming journey of discovery.

Kiambi Safari owns and operates an exclusive lodge in the Lower Zambezi Valley – Kiambi Lower Zambezi, situated in the Chiawa Game Management area of the Zambezi Valley, in a prime location on the confluence of the Zambezi and Kafue Rivers. The Lodge welcomed the first guests at Kiambi Lower Zambezi in May 1999 and has from its inception, enchanted one and all by truly capturing the essence of the Lower Zambezi. Kiambi Lower Zambezi offers a unique composite experience, a rare combination of Africa’s culture, scenery and wildlife. This is “The real Africa”.

Each of the luxury thatched chalets is set on a raised wooden platform, with spacious en-suite facilities and private verandas with a view over the Zambezi. While relishing the supreme comfort, furnished stylishly in Rhodesian teak and equipped with the necessities to make your stay comfortable; Kiambi guests never lose that close-to-nature experience.

All luxury thatched chalets come with a fully stocked bar fridge, tea and coffee facilities, fans, an en-suite bathroom with hot showers and can accommodate 3 single beds comfortably or 4 at a squeeze.
Activities included in the package during your time at Kiambi Safari Lodge are;

  • 1 x Sunset Cruise
  • 1 x Half day guided Canoeing Safari
  • 1 x Half day guided Fishing trip
  • 1 x game viewing and birding by boat

Day 7 – transfer from Kiambi Safari Lodge to Nanzhila Plains Camp

After breakfast this morning, you will be on a transfer from Kiambi Safari Lodge to Nanzhila Plains Camp in Kafue where you will stay for 3 nights while exploring the Southern part of Kafue National Park.

Day 7 to Day 10 – Nanzhila Plains Camp, Kafue South

Nanzhila Plains Safari Camp is a must for those intrepid travellers wishing to experience life off the beaten track. Located in the far south of the largely undeveloped and pristine Kafue National Park, this intimate 12-bed lodge is in the very heart of the African bush and is the ideal spot for viewing the incredible diversity of wildlife that call the Park home.

The spacious main lodge is a raised, grass-thatched structure (called an insaka) with a beautiful teak deck. Elevated above the Nangandwe pool, it comprises a lounge and dining area, bar and verandah. An adjoining communal open-air fireplace is a great gathering place in the evening, where stories are exchanged under the stars.

Accommodation is a combination of three en-suite thatched cottages and three meru-style safari tents. All the rooms have separate, en suite toilet, double basins and hot-and-cold shower areas for greater privacy and their walk-in structures provide fantastic views of the bush and the pool. They are lit by paraffin lamps and hot water is provided by donkey boilers. The comfortable beds are protected by mosquito nets.

Activities at Nanzhila Plains Camp will be a combination of guided Day and Night game drives as well as walking safaris.


Day 10 – transfer from Kafue to Livingstone

After breakfast this morning, you will be on a transfer to Livingstone, home of the Victoria Falls. This transfer will take you to Victoria Falls Waterfront Lodge which will be your home during your 3 nights stay in Livingstone and the Victoria Falls.

Day 10 to Day 12 – Victoria Falls Waterfront Lodge, Livingstone & Vic Falls Area

Fun and lively, the Victoria Falls Waterfront is the perfect place to stay when you are looking for centrally located, yet affordable Livingstone accommodation.

The Victoria Falls Waterfront Lodge has long been known as the heart of Livingstone, Victoria Falls Zambia. Only four kilometres from the areas main attraction, the Victoria Falls, the resort is ideally positioned to take advantage of the many activities that are on offer in the area. The Waterfront resort offers great facilities including a restaurant and bar where many sundowners have been enjoyed from the deck whilst overlooking the Zambezi River and Siloka Island.

Sundowners on the Zambezi River are an essential start to a holiday in Victoria Falls. Each day the HMV Makumbi, the party boat of note, departs from the Waterfront jetty for a sunset cruise up the Zambezi, which includes all drinks and snacks, returning as night falls.
The Victoria Falls Waterfront Lodge Facilities

  • Affordable Vic Falls accommodation
  • Only 4 kms from the Victoria Falls, Zambia
  • Located on the Zambezi River
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Sunset cruise daily
  • Internet café
  • Great place from which to do activities
  • Enjoy fantastic pizzas at the restaurant

Why stay at Victoria Falls Waterfront?

  • Centrally located
  • Great atmosphere
  • Watch amazing African sunsets from the deck
  • Value for money accommodation on the Zambian side of Victoria Falls

During your 2 nights stay in Livingstone, the following activities are included in this package;

  • 1 x guided tour of the Victoria Falls
  • 1 x Sunset cruise on Makumbi

You can book other activities from the activities desk right at Victoria Falls Waterfront Lodge when you are there – there are also numerous adventure activities in the city of Livingstone for you to try whilst you are there.


Day 12 – Transfer to Livingstone Airport

This being the last day of your safari, you will be transferred to Livingstone Airport to catch your international flight out of Zambia going back home.