Grand Zambia Wildlife Safari (9 days) | Discover Africa Safaris

Grand Zambia Wildlife Safari (9 days)

9

days
Safari: Zambia

Grand Zambia Wildlife Safari (9 days)

Combine water and wildlife in a journey that takes you from the Victoria Falls to Kafue and South Luangwa national parks – Zambia at its best

Start your journey in Livingstone, exploring the World Heritage Site of the Victoria Falls, where there’s a vast array of optional adventure activities. Then you’ll visit Kafue National Park, established in the 1950s by the legendary Norman Carr. It’s one of the largest national parks in all of Africa, and its diversity of habitats means it’s also home to a great diversity of wildlife. You’ll end your journey in Zambia’s flagship South Luangwa National Park, which is one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world. You might see the Big Five, as well as puku, Thornicroft’s giraffe, Crawshay’s zebra and yellow baboon. The park is especially known for its excellent leopard sightings.  

COST OF SAFARI - CAN BE CUSTOMISED
Price on request
Estimated cost per person for a 9-day safari like this, depending on the season.
International flights not included.
SEASON

JunPeak

JulPeak

AugPeak

SepPeak

OctPeak

Costing tip: When comparing with other companies, remember most of them only show the low season rate. How pricing works >

Our African Travel Expert

For a wildlife-focused, value for money safari
tailored to your budget

What to Expect on This Safari

This popular itinerary can be customised to match your budget and travel dates by adding/removing a few days or selecting different lodges

day

1

Welcome to Zambia

You'll be met at Livingstone International Airport and taken to your lodge to spend two days exploring the town and the famous Victoria Falls, a World Heritage Site and the most expansive curtain of water in the world. Overnight at Toka Leya on the edge of the upper Zambezi, with your meals, drinks and activities included.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Transport: Included

  • Grand Zambia Wildlife Safari (9 days)
  • Grand Zambia Wildlife Safari (9 days)
  • Grand Zambia Wildlife Safari (9 days)
  • Grand Zambia Wildlife Safari (9 days)
  • Grand Zambia Wildlife Safari (9 days)
  • Grand Zambia Wildlife Safari (9 days)

day

2

Smoke that Thunders

Enjoy a walking tour of the Falls in the morning and a game drive in Mosi oa Tunya National Park in the afternoon.  Optional activities at the Falls (not included) are sunset river cruises, bungy jumping, helicopter flights over the Falls, microlighting, canoeing and white-water rafting.  Enjoy the superb river setting for sundowners and overnight at Toka Leya with your meals, drinks and activities are included. 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Transport: Included

day

3

Wild Kafue

Today you’ll fly from Livingstone to the Kafue National Park. Although it's Zambia's oldest and largest national park, it remains little-known and largely unexplored. Overnight at Busanga Bush Camp, which is hidden on a tree-island of sycamore fig trees in the heart of the seasonal Busanga floodplains. Lunch, dinner, drinks and game activities are included.

Meals: Lunch and dinner

Transport: Included

  • Grand Zambia Wildlife Safari (9 days)
  • Grand Zambia Wildlife Safari (9 days)
  • Grand Zambia Wildlife Safari (9 days)
  • Grand Zambia Wildlife Safari (9 days)
  • Grand Zambia Wildlife Safari (9 days)
  • Grand Zambia Wildlife Safari (9 days)

day

4

Puku, lechwe and roan, to name a few

Explore the Kafue National Park over the next two days. The camp is perfectly situated to give you a chance of seeing large numbers of plains game such as puku, red lechwe, buffalo and roan antelope. And where these prey animals gather, there's lion too – this is one of the best places in Africa to see lion. Cheetah and wild dog are also in the area, while Kafue has nearly 500 bird species, including endemics such as Chaplin's barbet.  Meals, drinks and game activities are included.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Transport: Included

day

5

Tree-climbing lions

Today you go looking for the famous Busanga plains lion prides. You can even enjoy a night drive to follow the lion into the early evening and watch them interact and get ready for the night's action. Overnight at Busanga Bush Camp, with your meals, drinks and game activities are included.  

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Transport: Included

day

6

Living Luangwa

A short flight from Kafue will take you to Mfuwe Lodge on the banks of the Luangwa River inside the South Luangwa National Park, where you'll spend the next three days. You'll arrive at camp in time for a late lunch and afternoon game drive.  Overnight at Mfuwe Lodge, with lunch, dinner, drinks and game activities included.

Meals: Lunch, dinner and drinks

Transport: Included

  • Grand Zambia Wildlife Safari (9 days)
  • Grand Zambia Wildlife Safari (9 days)
  • Grand Zambia Wildlife Safari (9 days)
  • Grand Zambia Wildlife Safari (9 days)
  • Grand Zambia Wildlife Safari (9 days)
  • Grand Zambia Wildlife Safari (9 days)

day

7

Elephants in reception...?

Spend your days exploring the South Luangwa National Park. Go on a bush walk to get close to nature and really feel the magic of the African bush, or join a game drive in an open safari vehicle. South Luangwa's game drives are excellent because of the diversity and numbers of species you might see, from elephant, buffalo, puku, Thornicroft's giraffe and Crawshay's zebra to lion, leopard and spotted hyena. The winding river and oxbows make the landscape pretty too. Overnight at Mfuwe Lodge, with meals, drinks and game activities included.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks

Transport: Included

day

8

A walking safari is a must

Mfuwe's location is superb. Make the most of the early morning with a game drive, then enjoy a walk after a late breakfast. After lunch take a siesta because your afternoon game drive will usually extend into the evening with a fairly late dinner afterwards. Overnight at Mfuwe Lodge, with your meals, drinks and game activities included.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks

Transport: Included

day

9

Fly Home

After breakfast you’ll fly to Lusaka to connect with your flight home.

You Might Also Like

Best of Zambia Wilderness Safari (10 days)

Start your Zambian safari in one of the best parks in Africa. Bordering the Luangwa River, the northern and southern Luangwa National Park contains some of the most breathtaking and untouched wilderness in Africa. During your game drives,…

Wilderness safari in Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe (10 days)

On this whirldwind safari, you'll enjoy two of Africa's greatest spectacles, the Wildebeest Migration and the magnificent Victoria Falls, experiences that are on every traveller's bucket list.  Begin your journey in Kenya's Masai Mara…

Luxury Safari in Botswana and Victoria Falls (7 days)

Experience the paradise of the Moremi Game Reserve conserving part of the Okavango Delta. The reserve covers more than 4871 square kilometres of pristine wilderness, and the varied terrain includes savannah, winding waterways and thick…

Luxurious South Africa and Zambia Honeymoon Safari (10 days)

Start your romantic honeymoon at the Atlantic Ocean, sandwiched between the slopes of the iconic Table Mountain and the glistening sapphire water of Table Bay. Explore the world-class beaches as well as discover the top-notch vineyards…

Related Articles

Our African Travel Expert

Free safari planning advice from destination experts

Africa is calling! Subscribe to our newsletter today


Get exclusive access to our best accommodation deals and travel inspiration.



Ready to start your adventure?

Your tailor-made African holiday starts here...

How can we get hold of you?

How many people will be travelling?

Details

Please tell us more about your travel plans?


Discover Africa needs the contact information you provide, to us to contact you. You may unsubscribe from these communications at anytime.

Submitting your inquiry

Thank you, your enquiry has been received

Thank you, your enquiry has been received

Reference:


   discover.africa
    info@discoverafrica.com
    8AM - 5PM GMT+2