Zambia is a country that offers a truly diverse safari experience, with national parks that include the Kafue, South Luangwa, the Lower Zambezi and the mighty Victoria Falls. If you are looking for adventure then there are walking trails in the South Luangwa, ballooning over the Kafue, or white water rafting down the Zambezi River, just to name a few. For any naturalist there is diverse and beautiful scenery with a wonderful array of animal and birdlife.
I think this itinerary encapsulates some of Zambia’s iconic national parks and will give you a truly wonderful wildlife experience. These are some of my favourite national parks and ones that I have personally been lucky enough to visit many times.
Spend 2 nights in Victoria Falls Zambia
Victoria Falls presents a spectacular sight of awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur
Livingstone Town has created a fabulous playground, for thrill seekers, as well as lovers of nature, beauty and tranquility.
Avani Victoria Falls Resort Hotel is located on the Eastern cataract of the Victoria Falls and offers a relaxed informal start to a safari.
I would recommend a tour of the Falls, a sundowner cruise and a helicopter flight during your stay but there are plenty of other options that will suit your needs
Day 3. Fly into South Luangwa National Park.
South Luangwa National Park is renowned for great leopard and lion populations as well as very exciting night drives. Special endemic species such as the Thornicroft, Crawshays Zebra and the Cooksons’ Wildebeest are also found in the park.
Spend 3 nights in the park and enjoy the day and night game drives, walks, and hide sits
Luangwa River Camp
This small intimate camp will offer you a relaxing comfortable stay while you enjoy the amazing wildlife. Luangwa River Camp sits nestled under an ancient ebony grove on the banks of the Luangwa River overlooking the game rich area known as the Luangwa Wafwa.
This camp offers some varied and different activity options from the normal day and night game drives to walking safaris, seasonal boating if guests come in the Emerald Season, and cultural activities which include a village tour and education on local fabrics which are being manufactured by the local people.
Day 6. Fly into the Lower Zambezi National Park
The Lower Zambezi National Park’s beauty lies in the scenery and its wilderness state. The diversity of animals is not as wide as the other big parks, but the opportunities to get close to the wildlife wandering in and out of the Zambezi channels are spectacular.
Spend 3 nights in this scenic national park and enjoy game cruises, fishing, walking and game drives
The camp statement says it all. Relax! It’s the only thing we insist upon at Chongwe.
You can put your feet up on our furniture without worrying what anyone is going to think… Or curl up amongst plump cushions with a good book and not bother about appearances…