South Luangwa, Victoria Falls & Lake Kariba Safari

10 Days
Zambia
Classic

The Combination of all areas in this itinerary gives clients the full Zambia Safari and Tour experience with the start of the Safari Holiday in South Luangwa national park on the world’s prime wildlife area, Clients will get an opportunity of smelling the real Africa through the walking safari and getting closer to nature.

You then travel to Victoria Falls, one of seven natural wonders of the world and home to the world’s adventure activities then you will take your journey to experience the beach of the numerous significant man-made Lake Kariba with a more relaxing and adventurous House Boat.

Highlights

  • Explore South Luangwa Africa’s excellent game park
  • Day & Night Game Drive Safari
  • Walking Safari & Victoria Falls
  • Devil Pool, Zambezi Sunset Cruise & Lake Kariba

Inclusions

Mfuwe Lodge – South Luangwa National Park

  • Three nights Chalet Accommodation
  • All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Three Course Dinner and Tea/Coffee any time)
  • Two Game viewing activities per Day (Morning Game Drive, Night game Drive or walking safaris)
  • National Park Fees, All Taxes and Levies
  • Laundry and Wi-Fi Service
  • Mfuwe Airport Road Transfers

Avani Victoria Falls Resort – Livingstone

  • Three nights’ Accommodation
  • Breakfast Fast Daily
  • 1 x Sunset Boat Cruise
  • 1 x Half-Day Canoe Safari
  • 1 x 15 Minute Helicopter Flight
  • 1 x Guided Victoria Falls Tour
  • 1 x Livingstone Island Lunch Tour (Devil’s Pool for Lunch)
  • Livingstone Airport Transfer

Lake Kariba inn Resort- Lake Kariba (Siavonga)

  • Two Nights Ensuite Accommodation (One night in the... View All Inclusions

    Inclusions

    Mfuwe Lodge – South Luangwa National Park

    • Three nights Chalet Accommodation
    • All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Three Course Dinner and Tea/Coffee any time)
    • Two Game viewing activities per Day (Morning Game Drive, Night game Drive or walking safaris)
    • National Park Fees, All Taxes and Levies
    • Laundry and Wi-Fi Service
    • Mfuwe Airport Road Transfers

    Avani Victoria Falls Resort – Livingstone

    • Three nights’ Accommodation
    • Breakfast Fast Daily
    • 1 x Sunset Boat Cruise
    • 1 x Half-Day Canoe Safari
    • 1 x 15 Minute Helicopter Flight
    • 1 x Guided Victoria Falls Tour
    • 1 x Livingstone Island Lunch Tour (Devil’s Pool for Lunch)
    • Livingstone Airport Transfer

    Lake Kariba inn Resort- Lake Kariba (Siavonga)

    • Two Nights Ensuite Accommodation (One night in the Room & one Night on the House Boat)
    • All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
    • 1 x Dam wall visit
    • Road Transfer from Livingstone to Lake Kariba in Siavonga
    • Road Transfer from Lake Kariba to Lusaka

    Cresta Golfview Hotel – Lusaka

    • One Night Ensuite Room Accommodation
    • Breakfast & Dinner
    • All Taxes & Wi-Fi Service
    • Transfer from Cresta Golfview Hotel to Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (LUN)

    Transfers and Flights Included;

    • Domestic Flight from Lusaka to Mfuwe in South Luangwa National Park
    • Domestic Flight from Mfuwe to Livingstone via Lusaka
    • All Airport Transfers/All Private Road Transfer throughout the trip
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The Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival & Flight to Mfuwe in South Luangwa

Upon arrival at Lusaka International airport, you will be met by our representative who will help you check-in onto the local flight to Mfuwe. An hour flight to Mfuwe and you will be welcomed by the guide from Mfuwe Lodge who will take you on a 45 minutes transfer to the lodge through the local villages on the tard road.

Check-in and you will relax or leave for the short evening game drive depending on your arrival time.

Day 2 & 3

Explore South Luangwa National Park

On days 2 and 3, Your day will start with breakfast tea or coffee and some cereal and so much more. Then after you will go out for the morning game drive or a walking safari. Then after you will return to the lodge for brunch and free time. In the afternoon you will have afternoon tea and go out for the night game drive, enjoy and experience a safari where you look for nocturnal animals such as cats, you will return to the lodge right in time for dinner then bedtime.

NB: If you would like to do a walking safari in the morning it’s recommended to inform the lodge a day before for them to arrange a game ranger with the local authorities and please note that children below the age of 12 Years Old are not allowed for the walking Safari.

Day 4

Flight from Mfuwe to Livingstone via Lusaka

Morning breakfast and then depart for Mfuwe Airport in time for your local flight to Livingstone via Lusaka.

When you arrive at Livingstone airport meet and greet by our driver, he will then assist you with the luggage and take you to Avani Victoria Falls resort where you will stay for another amazing adventure for three nights.

Check-in and relax. Later in the afternoon, you will be picked up for the African Queen Sunset Cruise for two hours, enjoy the cruise, the leisurely 2 hours cruise along Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park and the islands affords plenty of opportunities to see a variety of wildlife, including hippos, crocodiles, giraffes and even elephants, crossing the river.

Then drop off at the hotel optional dinner and overnight at Avani Victoria Falls Hotel.

Day 5

1/2 Day Canoe Safari & 15 Minute Helicopter

Today you will start your day with an excellent full English breakfast and around 08.30 am you will be picked up for an amazing canoe experience on the Zambezi. This activity combines the exquisite tranquillity of the Zambezi River, with the exhilarating thrill of authentic Africa like no other Victoria Falls activity.

Accompanied by a professional guide with many hours of experience on the river, enjoy glorious scenery and birding. Canoeing on the river is also an ideal fun group activity, with canoes available for up to 70 people for the Half or Full Day experience. Snacks and drinks are included on your Half Day Canoe Safari and return to the Hotel to relax and enjoy.

Later in the afternoon, you will be picked up for a 15 minutes Helicopter flight. Fly over the incredible scenery of the Zambezi River, circle over the Falls and the islands then return to the Maramba Aerodrome. Then you will be dropped at the hotel for you to spend more time relax and enjoying. You are welcome to visit the Victoria Falls Unguided as many times as you would want to.

Later dinner and overnight at Avani Victoria Falls Resort.

Day 6

Tour of Falls & Livingstone Island (Lunch)

Your day will start with a full English breakfast, and then you will be picked up for the Guided tour of then falls for about two hours. Then you will return to the hotel and later you will be picked up for Livingstone Island.

Your tour begins with a departure for Livingstone Island by a motorboat. Our guides will let you in on the incredible history of the island as you follow the footsteps of Dr David Livingstone to the edge of the waterfall. Depending on river heights, prepare to be drenched in the spray from the Falls or watch a rainbow stretch across the open gorge. Those who wish can even take a dip in Devil’s Pool or Angel’s Pool, and everybody completes the experience with a 5-star gourmet Lunch meal prepared for you on the island itself.

Later you will be dropped back at the Hotel and you will have the afternoon free. Relax and enjoy then dinner you will have dinner and Overnight at the 4-star AVANI Victoria Falls Resort.

Day 7

Road Transfer to Lake Kariba (Siavonga)

On this day you will have breakfast in the morning and check out of the Resort and our driver will be ready to take you on this amazing adventure to Lake Kariba in Siavonga. It’s about a 7-hour private Road Transfer and you will make some stops in between to get some snacks and explore the countryside. You will be arriving Later in the afternoon, check-in and relax.

On arrival in Siavonga guest’s check-in the hotel and relax and make use of the swimming pool, and enjoy the wonderful view of the lake. Later you will have dinner and overnight at Lake Safari Lodge.

Day 8

House Boat on Lake Kariba – Siavonga, Zambi

Today you will have breakfast in the morning and later you will be dropped for your adventurous, calm and relaxing houseboat experience with all-around lake views and beautiful African sunsets. Houseboat offers you an opportunity to have some time out for good quality moments with family and friends. All meals will be provided and you will have a few at-home holidays.

Day 9

Kariba Dam Wall Tour/ Transfer to Lusaka

Breakfast in the morning and at some stage you will be checking out of the Houseboat off lake Kariba then you will be taken for the tour of the Kariba Wall.

Lake Kariba is the world’s largest man-made lake and reservoir by volume. It lies 1,300 kilometres upstream from the Indian Ocean, along the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe.

After the lake Kariba Dam wall tour, our driver will be ready to take you on about three hours road transfer to Lusaka and you will check-in and overnight at Cresta Golfview Hotel.

Day 10

Departure

You will start your day with some delicious breakfast, and then our driver will pick you and transfer you to Lusaka International Airport in time for your international flight for onward arrangements

Where You'll Be Staying

Mfuwe Lodge,

South Luangwa National Park

Award-winning safari lodge set in the most prolific game area of the South Luangwa. The perfect place to enjoy excellent game viewing, recharge your batteries, or start and finish your journey to our Bushcamps. Ease yourself in Luangwa life with a stay at the award-winning Mfuwe Lodge. Set inside the park, just five minutes’ drive from the main gate, the lodge’s allure is instantly obvious. Beneath a canopy of ebony and mahogany, its eighteen air-conditioned chalets are arranged around the…
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Avani Victoria Falls Resort,

Victoria Falls

Stay in style in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park for close encounters with Zambia’s amazing wildlife and incredible views of Victoria Falls. With 212 rooms and suites, Located in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, a 5-minute walk and unlimited complimentary access to Victoria Falls, Access to viewing decks at sister hotel Royal Livingstone Hotel by Anantara and Boma Dinners with traditional dance entertainment on Tuesdays and Fridays. Rooms: Make yourself at home in our super-comfy rooms. Relax with friends and family. Rest up for…
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Lake Kariba Inns Resort,

Lake Kariba (Siavonga)

Engage your appetite for adventure at Lake Kariba Inns overlooking the flotilla of boats cruising in and out of the bay, this secluded refuge offers complete sanctuary. Lake Kariba Inns is a resort located on 33 hectares of mountainous slopes above Siavonga Harbour, on Lake Kariba in Zambia, just nine kilometres from the Kariba Dam wall. Lake Kariba Inns’ majestic sunsets and lake-front views are complemented by a wildlife sanctuary and beautiful tropical gardens. We use many ingredients from our…
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M’kango Golfview Hotel,

Lusaka

A 78-roomed 3-star hotel set in a serene environment with expansive gardens and animal life, the Cresta Golfview Hotel is located only 15 minute’s drive to the Airport. Part of the renowned regional group of hotels, the hotel is set apart from the hustle and bustle of the city but still very close to the heart of it which is mainly the Arcades and the Manda Hill shopping malls which are only five minutes’ drive
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What's not included

Visa Fees - Travel & Medical Insurance (Recommended Comprehensive to cover Medicals and cancellation etc) - International & Regional Flights - Drinks from the bar, Meals not specified and anything of personal nature

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Absolute Zambia Safaris is a specialist in bespoke and private safaris in Zambia. Through our large safari operators, we proudly assist our guests in designing custom-made safaris.

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Feedback From Our Previous Clients

Gary V
Gary V
2023-12-19
Another perfect holiday We were a party of eight, most of us on a return trip (last one in 2020 - also with Absolute Zambia Safaris) under the expert guidance of Robert. It was again a holiday without a single complaint. Pickups were reliable and punctual, the David Livingstone resort is perfectly located on the banks of the Zambezi with comfortable beds, sumptuous food, an infinity pool, and an unlimited supply of food and drinks on the silent but spacious sunset cruise. Robert (from Absolute Zambia Safaris) dealt with all our changes, additions, amendments, and cancellations with endless patience and understanding. It was a perfect holiday, we will be back. Thank you Absolute Zambia Safaris.
Lisa A
Lisa A
2023-11-24
Amazing five-day trip Absolute Safari organised an amazing five-day trip for us which included 2 nights in Mwanfushi safari lodge and 2 nights by Victoria falls. Everything worked out perfectly and Robert was quick on the email, answering and organising according to our wishes. Our driver Brian was excellent and always on time and the price very reasonable. Can highly recommend.
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Sunshine25775779985
2023-10-10
exciting trip at the Lower zambeji National Park It was a wonderful experience. I came to know about absolute Zambia safari from TripAdvisor only. I contacted them and Robert was very nice and every time he answered my email very promptly. It was my solo trip and good that I decided to be a client of the absolute Zambia safari because they arranged everything for me. I just dropped into the plan. In my game drive, I saw almost every animals available in the lower Zambezi national park. it was my three day two night trip. The place named Kianbi safari challet where I stayed during the trip was very peaceful and lovely. I again wish to visit Zambia and if I go, I will choose the same absolute Zambia Safari group.
Florencia S
Florencia S
2023-08-01
Amazing experience!! Robert is very professional and his organization and arrangements exceeded every hope we had with our trip. It was just fabulous!!! We did a 2-week trip around Zambia, what a beautiful country!! Thank you again Robert, you did a wonderful work!!
marys
marys
2022-12-07
More than I could have hoped for! I didn't know much about Zambia when we were planning our trip, but I had heard wonderful things about South Luangwa National Park. After reading some reviews, I contacted a few agencies in Zambia to plan our trip. Robert Zgozi from Absolute Zambia Safaris was truly amazing -- the entire experience was so much more than we had expected and everything worked out beautifully. Great properties, unbelievable safaris with knowledgeable guides, excellent and almost too plentiful food, I don't have enough superlatives to describe our visit, but I will certainly call on Robert again when I go back to Zambia!
Litote
Litote
2022-10-08
Véritable Afrique Difficile d'imaginer les éléphants qui passent à coté de votre chalet la nuit? Les hippopotames qui broutent l'herbe devant votre chambre? Les singes qui prennent votre dentrifice si la porte est ouverte? Après plusieurs decennies consacrées à la protection des animaux sauvages (période de braconnage de 1970-1990), la Zambie se met à l'écotourisme avec d' excellents standards de services, nourriture, eau potable et confort de chambre. Des simples comprimés contre le paludisme sont conseillés. Les lodges que nous avons visités prennent soin de supprimer le maximum d'insectes possibles pour que les soirées soient bien sans souci. Robert Zgozi nous a organisé un voyage époustouflant (15j) pendant lequel nous avons vu une bonne dizaine de léopards, une vingtaine de lions et lionnes ainsi que d'innombrables d'autres espèces. Notre voyage a traversé quatre parcs (Kafué, South Luangwa, Lower Zambezi et Mosi Oa Tunya ) avec des guides qui étaient de véritables encylopédies de faune et de flore locaux. Nous avons choisi la saison sèche (septembre) pour voir le maximum d'animaux. Ce parcours nous a permis de faire un crochet à Victoria Falls où nous étions suspendus au dessus des chutes dans le Devils Pool. Adrénaline garantie. Par ailleurs, tous les Zambiens que nous avons rencontrés étaient accueillants et souriants. Ce voyage n'était pas donné mais nous le referions bien un jour. Notre groupe familial de 4 adultes partagent plein de souvenirs ensemble grâce à ce voyage. Beaucoup de transits se font en avion car le pays est très grand. Je déconseille vivement les transits entre parc par voiture. Robert Zgozi est Zambien ; il sait communiquer l'amour et la connaissance approfondie qu'il a de son pays. Nous l'avons trouvé sur le site national "Zambian Tourism", Nous vous conseillons ses service si vous souhaitez un voyage clé en main. Merci Robert Zgozi :) Rob NB: La Zambie est un pays anglophone
Sunderland2
Sunderland2
2022-09-28
Fabulous trip to Sth Luangwa We’ve just returned from a wonderful trip to South Luangwa all organised by Robert Zgozi from Absolute Zambia Safaris. I contacted this company as I read it was Zambian owned and I was very impressed by Robert’s speedy replies to my queries. We stayed in 2 different camps which Robert recommended to suit our budget and we weren’t disappointed. Both camps were everything we’d hoped for. We did a combination of chalets and tents with all meals, game drives and transfers included. Robert actually surprised us twice by meeting us at our Lusaka hotel on arrival in Zambia and our return after the trip. We found Robert to be a very friendly, likeable and professional guy who went above and beyond to make sure our trip went smoothly. You can’t go wrong with this company, we will definitely use them again on our next trip to Zambia.
Mubita M
Mubita M
2022-09-08
Experiencing South Luangwa I didn’t know what to expect it being my first time in South Luangwa, it was lovely, all of it (the entire experience!). We stayed at Mfuwe lodge and opted for 3 game drives a day, this doesn’t give you a lot of time for sleeping in but all the fresh air and being in the bush, watching all the animals made us feel so refreshed. And don’t get me started on the food!! Absolute Zambia Safaris gave us exactly what we needed and we enjoyed everything bit of it. Their staff is patient and friendly; they take care of every last detail including a range of options to suit your budget. All in all, it was the true definition of a holiday carefree and stress-free and we most certainly will be going back.
Silent639
Silent639
2022-09-02
The real zambian agency My family and I have just returned from a trip to Zambia. Before booking, as always, I searched for all the best local travel agencies. My choice was Absolute Zambia Safaris. First of all it is one of the few, if not the only one, that is Zambian-owned. So all the staff know perfectly every single area of the country, from the most aware to the most remote. The owner, Mr. Robert Zgozi, has over ten years of experience in the Zambian tourism industry, having worked for top-tier tourism companies, as well as being a lover of unspoiled nature. Before defining the various stages of the journey, Mr. Robert, like a true friend, advised us both the best areas of the country, the best lodges and resorts, and all flight connections. Having traveled extensively in Africa for more than 10 years, I know perfectly well the difficulties of organizing transfers, of finding the best accommodations for the budget available. Robert and his staff have been able to organize any type of activity with extreme professionalism. The organization has always been perfect. All the staff interested in our trip were always present as soon as we reached an airport, a lodge. We didn't have to think about anything but enjoying the beautiful nature and the people of Zambia. Although our international flight (from Italy) was canceled and rescheduled two days later, putting the entire trip at risk, Mr. Robert was able to help us change the itinerary without missing a single scheduled activity. Incredible! While we were in Lower Zambezi, we suddenly decided to go three days to Victoria Falls. Robert, within two hours, organized all the transfers and the resort, taking care in the meantime to get us refund for the two nights lost in Lusaka. Never before have I been assisted in such a professional and friendly way in my previous travels. Among other things, he could also have organized trips in combination with neighboring countries (Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Botswana), having direct contacts. The surprise? While we were in South Luangwa, he came in person to meet us and find out how the journey was progressing. Incredible! Briefly a note on Zambia. it is truly an incredible country. Its people are so friendly and hospitable that you immediately feel like a genuine Zambian. I never felt any sense of danger. In fact, the country is considered among the safest in the world for travel. Landscapes take your breath away. Nature is majestic. Here you can really see anything: wildogs (herd of 20 specimens with cubs), dozens of leopards and cubs, lions and lionesses, different scenes of lions and leopards hunting, huge herds of hippos, huge herds of elephants, birds of extraordinary beauty, including the crowned crane and secretary bird. One negative note: unfortunately having had to go home and leave this extraordinary country that has given me unforgettable moments that will remain forever etched in my mind and in my heart. So I would recommend both visiting Zambia and doing it with Absolute Zambia Safaris. Have a good trip!
Irena12
Irena12
2022-08-02
One of the best safari operators Absolute Safaris is one of the best operators I have ever encountered - Robert managed to do an incredible thing and organise my custom 11 days Luangwa trip in Zambia at the shortest possible notice ( literally few days before arrival)! My trip was absolutely wonderful, everything worked perfectly and I loved every moment on the safari. I have had so many wonderful wildlife sightings, and all the camps were in beautiful locations, very comfortable with great service and very professional guiding. Truly one of the best safaris of my life ( I have spent most of it in Africa). My big thanks to Absolute Safaris, for their professionalism and outstanding customer service. Will definitely be back.

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