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Activity level: Level 2 Requires moderate physical activity. You need to be able to participate in physical activities such as longer walking tours, walking over uneven terrain, climbing steps and be comfortable with some periods of standing. Not suitable if you have limited mobility.
Destination: Zambia Wildlife and Falls Safari
Duration: 9 days
Pickup location: Livingstone International Airport

Overview

See the mighty Victoria Falls as well as incredible wildlife (from both the water and dry land) on this amazing trip to Zambia.

From the raging torrents creating one of nature’s spectacular world wonders to meandering river banks - home to vast herds of elephants, crocodiles and hippo, there is a watery theme to this safari. You’ll even get out on the water yourself on a thrilling canoe safari where you’ll see big game up close. Travelling through some of Zambia’s best wilderness areas, this is a perfect opportunity to get off the beaten track and away from other tourists. Meaning you’ll have incredible wildlife encounters all to yourself.

Itinerary

Itinerary summary:

Day 1 - Livingstone
Day 2 - Livingstone
Day 3 - Lower Zambezi
Day 4 - Lower Zambezi
Day 5 - Lower Zambezi
Day 6 - Luangwa
Day 7 - Luangwa
Day 8 - Luangwa
Day 9 - Lusaka and home

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Day 1 - Livingstone

Arrive in Livingstone where you will be met by a Big Safari Company representative and transfer you to the lodge - a drive of approximately 30 minutes. Chundukwa River Lodge has breath-taking views over the Zambezi, plenty of places to relax, a plunge pool and beautiful indigenous gardens. The lodge also offers a huge variety of activities and excursions you can do in the local area.

Included meals: Dinner
Accommodation: Chundukwa River Lodge
Optional activities: River watching, boating, horse-riding.

Day 2 - Livingstone

Today you will visit the incredible Victoria Falls - one of the natural wonders of the world. You will have a bespoke tour with a personal guide who will tell you all about the fall’s history and geology and show you the best places to take photographs. You will also have a sunset cruise on the Zambezi with sundowner snacks and drinks.

Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: Chundukwa River Lodge

Day 3 - Lower Zambezi

Transfer to Livingstone airport and fly to Lower Zambezi Park. Transfer by vehicle to Chongwe Camp which is set at the confluence of the Chongwe and Zambezi Rivers against a beautiful mountainous backdrop. By land, you can enjoy game drives and walking safaris, or take to the rivers and explore with boat cruises, canoeing safaris and tiger-fishing. In camp, the brand new wildlife hide is great for photography, especially rare nocturnal creatures or you can simply watch out for the elephants who frequently enjoy wandering right through the camp!

Included meals: Breakfast,dinner
Accommodation: Chongwe River Camp
Optional activities: Night game drives, walking safaris, boat cruises, sleepout under the stars

Day 4 - Lower Zambezi

Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in the Lower Zambezi wilderness. This region is especially wonderful for large elephant herds, diverse birdlife and wild dogs.

Included meals: Breakfast, lunch dinner
Accommodation: Chongwe River Camp

Day 5 - Lower Zambezi

Today you will enjoy a canoeing safari which operates all year round. During the driest months of August to November wildlife congregates along the river making it a thrilling experience to see elephants and other big game up close.

Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: Chongwe River Camp

Day 6 - Luangwa

Fly from Lower Zambezi to Luangwa Valley and transfer to the lodge. Chikunto Safari Lodge is located within the South Luangwa National Park and enjoys sweeping views of the Luangwa River. Its luxury tents are built on raised decking with a covered outdoor seating area. The main lodge area has a cosy thatched bar and a salt water swimming pool.

Included meals: Breakfast, dinner
Accommodation: Chikunto Camp

Day 7 - Luangwa

South Luangwa National park is a beautiful wilderness area set in a wide rift valley. Despite offering spectacular wildlife viewing, it receives so few tourists so it is a great place to get off the beaten track. It is recognized as one of the best parks in Africa to encounter the elusive leopard. Elephants abound and expansive herds of buffalo are often seen. The Luangwa River is also home to crocodile and sizable pods of hippo.

Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives with a specialist wildlife guide.

Included meals: Breakfast, lunch dinner
Accommodation: Chikunto Camp

Day 8 - Luangwa

Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives with a specialist wildlife guide.

Included meals: Breakfast, lunch dinner
Accommodation: Chikunto Camp

Day 9 - Lusaka and home

After breakfast transfer to the airport in Mfuwe and fly to Lusaka for your international connection home.

Included meals: Breakfast

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What's includedWhat's not includedImportant information

What's included

  • Transfers to/from the airport
  • Accommodation and meals as specified
  • Internal flights
  • Game Park Fees
  • Game Drives
  • Taxes

What's not included

  • International flights
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional activities and excursions
  • Drinks
  • Phone calls
  • Laundry
  • Personal purchases
  • Tips and gratuities

Important information

  • Vaccinations are recommended for Zambia. Please consult your doctor for advice.
  • US Passport holders require a visa to visit Zambia.
  • Please let The Big Safari Company know prior to travelling if you have any medical needs or take any medication that we need to be made aware of to ensure that you have a safe and pleasant tour.
  • Cancellation 90 - 0 days prior to departure: cancellation fee is 100%. It is your responsibility to ensure the correct travel insurance in place to protect you against the need to cancel your holiday. Deposits are non-refundable. Balance payments due 14 weeks prior to departure.
  • Further terms and conditions apply and will be provided upon request or at the time of booking. The Big Safari Company reserves the right to withdraw any offer prior to accepting a reservation request. This does not affect your statutory rights. This offer is subject to availability.

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The big journey company was set up with one goal in mind, to share our passion for inspirational cultures, destinations and experiences. Over the last 10 years we have had the privilege to escort thousands of travellers on awe inspiring and sometimes life changing journeys. Our promise to every guest who joins us is that we will do everything possible to make sure your journey not only exceeds expectations but delivers at least one moment of true amazement.

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