Unforgettable Zambia Safari Experience

10 Days
Zambia
Classic

This itinerary takes you to some of Zambia’s and Africa’s most iconic places. You’ll begin your journey in Lusaka before travelling to South Luangwa National Park, the Lower Zambezi, and finally Victoria Falls. It is one of the world’s seven natural wonders and a must-see.

The South Luangwa National Park It is still well-known for its walking safaris. It is home to prestigious wildlife that is rarely seen in other National Parks, and even better is the river that attracts the peak of wildlife itself, and this is where most camps and lodges are located. Enjoy the breathtaking national park’s wonderful day and night game drives.

The Lower Zambezi National Park is a gap in earth shell, where the Mighty waters of the Zambezi River flow, bringing beauty to the view of wildlife both around the water and on land. With the abundance of water, bears the water activities such as canoe and boat safaris right on the Zambezi River itself the highlights are the Canoe safari which is a must-do activity in Lower Zambezi.

The Mighty Victoria Falls allows you the experience of soothing nature around its water body, combined with the transformation of water from a ragging and angry flow to a calm and racing one, all through the gorges, this view of falling water will take your breath away. Most of the area along the Zambezi River adds to the formation of the rainforest reserve, which makes way for the beautiful view of Victoria Falls.

Highlights

  • South Luangwa National Park
  • 4 x 4 Game Drives (Day & Night Safari)
  • Walking Safari & Big Game Safari
  • Lower Zambezi Canoe Safari & Lower Zambezi Full Day Game Drive
  • Tour of the Natural Wonder - Victoria Falls
  • Domestic Flights and Ground Transfers included

Inclusions

At Cresta Golfview -Lusaka

  • 1 Night Standard Ensuite Accommodation
  • Breakfast and Dinner
  • 16% government VAT taxes,
  • Service Charge & Wi-Fi Internet Service

At Mfuwe Lodge – South Luangwa National Park

  • 3-nights Ensuite Chalet Accommodation
  • All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Three Course Dinner)
  • Two game viewing activities per day (Walking Safari, Day & Night game drive safaris)
  • Laundry & Wi-Fi Service
  • 16% government VAT taxes and service charge
  • National Park Entry Fees and All Levies

At Kiambi Safari Lodge – Lower Zambezi

  • 3 Nights Ensuite Luxury Tented Chalet Accommodation
  • All Meals Daily (Breakfast, Lunch, Three Course Dinner)
  • 1 x Sunset Boat Cruise
  • 1 x 3hrs Guided Canoe Safari
  • 1 x Full Day Game Drive in Lower... View All Inclusions

    Inclusions

    At Cresta Golfview -Lusaka

    • 1 Night Standard Ensuite Accommodation
    • Breakfast and Dinner
    • 16% government VAT taxes,
    • Service Charge & Wi-Fi Internet Service

    At Mfuwe Lodge – South Luangwa National Park

    • 3-nights Ensuite Chalet Accommodation
    • All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Three Course Dinner)
    • Two game viewing activities per day (Walking Safari, Day & Night game drive safaris)
    • Laundry & Wi-Fi Service
    • 16% government VAT taxes and service charge
    • National Park Entry Fees and All Levies

    At Kiambi Safari Lodge – Lower Zambezi

    • 3 Nights Ensuite Luxury Tented Chalet Accommodation
    • All Meals Daily (Breakfast, Lunch, Three Course Dinner)
    • 1 x Sunset Boat Cruise
    • 1 x 3hrs Guided Canoe Safari
    • 1 x Full Day Game Drive in Lower Zambezi National Park (10hrs game viewing activity)

    At Victoria Falls Waterfront Lodge – Livingstone

    • 2 nights Ensuite Chalet Accommodation
    • All Daily Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
    • 1 x Guided Victoria Falls Tour, Zambia
    • 1 x Sunset Boat Cruise – Zambezi River (with snacks, local drinks, beers, house wines, and selected spirits)

    Road Transfers/Flights included are;

    • All Road and Airport Transfers
    • Domestic Flight from Lusaka International Airport to Mfuwe – South Luangwa National Park.
    • Domestic flight from Mfuwe Airport to Lusaka International Airport
    • Flight from Lusaka International Airport to Livingstone International Airport
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The Itinerary

Day 1

Meet & Greet /Cresta Golfview Hotel, Lusaka

When you arrive at Lusaka International Airport, you will be met by our representative, who will assist you with your luggage and transfer you to Cresta Golfview hotel where you will overnight for dinner, bed and breakfast. Check-in and relax, later in the evening, and have dinner and bedtime at your convenience.

Day 2

Flight to Mfuwe (South Luangwa)

Breakfast is served, check out and you will be transferred to Lusaka Airport in time for your flight to Mfuwe. Upon arrival at Mfuwe, you will be welcomed by the Mfuwe Lodge’s Guide, and you will be transferred to Mfuwe Lodge.

Check-in and then depending on your arrival time you will have lunch, then free time to relax. Later in the afternoon, you will have afternoon tea/coffee followed by the afternoon and night game drive, you will start with the afternoon game viewing then after sundowner you will look for nocturnal animals before returning to the lodge in time for dinner and bedtime.

Day 3 & 4

Explore South Luangwa National Park

You will start your day with breakfast first followed by a morning activity which is either a walking safari or a game drive, after that you will get back to the lodge almost in time for lunch.

At the lodge, take some time to relax and listen to the sounds of nature. Afternoon tea/coffee will be served, followed by an afternoon and night game drive. The afternoon game drive will begin with afternoon game watching, and the following sundowner, you will then get into night game drive searching for nocturnal creatures before returning to the lodge in time for dinner and bedtime.

Day 5

Transfer to Lower Zambezi

Breakfast will be served first, followed by a morning game drive, check-out, and transfer to Mfuwe Airport for your departure to Lusaka.

When you arrive at Lusaka International Airport, our representative will greet you and assist you with your bags before taking you on a 3-hour adventure via Lusaka to Kiambi Safari Lodge in the Lower Zambezi.

Check into Kiambi Lodge, then lunch and free time to relax, you can as well enjoy the view of the river and the lodge’s facilities in general. Later in the evening, you will have dinner and then go to bed at your leisure.

Day 6

Lower Zambezi NP Full Day Game Drive

This is a 10-hour game viewing activity, and your day will begin with tea or coffee, and your breakfast and lunch will be provided by the guide. You’ll take a morning boat cruise downstream, where a 4×4 open-sided safari vehicle will be ready for you, pay park fees then start your game drive.

After breakfast, continue your adventure before taking a break for lunch. Relax after lunch and continue your game drive before returning to the boat and returning to the lodge before dark. Back at the lodge, freshen up then dinner is severed followed by bedtime at your convenience.

Day 7

Guided Canoe Safari & Sunset Boat Cruise

Breakfast is served, and then you’ll be picked up around 9 a.m. for your 3-hour Guided Canoe Safari trip; your guide will give you a safety briefing, and then you’ll be picked up by a motorboat to a point where you’ll begin canoeing downstream, returning to the lodge almost in time for lunch and free time to relax.

Later in the afternoon, around 3.45 pm, you will go on a Sunset Boat Cruise to see an amazing African sunset, as well as wildlife such as hippo, crocodiles, elephants, and a variety of birds, and return before dark to order drinks and bar snacks, dinner will be served with a beautiful view of the river and sky, and bedtime will be at your leisure.

Day 8

Flight from Lusaka to Livingstone

Breakfast is served, and then you’ll be transferred to Lusaka Intl airport in time for your flight to Livingstone. When you arrive at Livingstone Intl airport our representative will welcome you and transfer you to The Victoria Falls Waterfront Lodge.

You will check in and depending on your arrival time , you will have the rest of the afternoon/evening at leisure. Later in the evening dinner will be served before bed time.

Day 9

Guided Tour Falls & Sunset Boat Cruise

Breakfast is served, then you be picked up for the Victoria Falls Guided Tour on Zambia Side to explore this natural wonder of the world, then you will be dropped back at the lodge for lunch and free time to relax.

Later Around 4 pm, you will go for a Sunset Boat Cruise – enjoy this amazing activity with some complimentary sundowner drinks and snacks while enjoying the amazing wildlife such as Elephants, Crocodiles, Hippos and lots of birds. Then later you will be dropped at the lodge before your dinner time and bedtime follows.

Day 10

Departure

Morning Breakfast is served first, then you will later check out of the lodge and our driver will transfer you to Livingstone International Airport at least two hours before your flight time.

Where You'll Be Staying

M’kango Golfview Hotel,

Lusaka

This smart, comfortable hotel is located in the city of Lusaka; a whole pack of enjoyment that has a sun terrace with a swimming pool, a fitness centre, and right along the Great East Road. The property is around 7 km from Leopards Hill Memorial Park, 7 km from Crossroads Shopping Centre and 7 km from Arcades Shopping Mall. Woodlands Shopping Mall is 8 km from Cresta Golfview Lusaka, while Manda Hill Shopping Centre is 9 km away; and this…
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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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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…
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Victoria Falls Waterfront Lodge,

Victoria Falls (Livingstone)

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 area’s 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…
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What's not included

Visa Fees (US$ 50 Per person for Single Entry) - Travel Insurances (Highly Recommended) - International Flights and All activities indicated as optional - Extra Meals & Drinks from the Bar - Laundry Services at Cresta Hotell, Kiambi Safari Lodge & The Victoria Falls Waterfront Lodge - USD 25.00 Park Entry Fees per person for Lower Zambezi National Park Game Drive - Anything of personal Nature

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Why Choose Absolute Zambia Safaris?

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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