Combine the best of Zambia’s National Parks with Botswana’s Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park.
This epic safari combines Zambia’s impressive Victoria Falls and unspoilt South Luangwa National Park with Botswana’s magnificent Okavango Delta and elephant-rich Chobe National Park. The diverse and wild landscapes you cover on this trip allow for explorations on foot, by vehicle and by boat.
This is not a group tour but a recommended sample itinerary. We can easily extend or shorten the itinerary to include more or fewer nights in an area, and can mix and match the accommodation to suit.
- South Luangwa National Park, home of the walking safari
- Majestic Victoria Falls, an African icon
- Chobe National Park, a sanctuary for tens of thousands of elephant
- The Okavango Delta, one of Africa’s last pristine wildernesses
- Explore the wilderness on foot, by vehicle and by boat
Being the capital of Zambia there are many direct flights to Lusaka from most major airports
Highlights of Botswana and Zambia
11 days/10 nights
South Luangwa National Park
Fly from Lusaka to Mfuwe. On arrival, transfer into the South Luangwa National Park, famous for its walking safaris and up-close wildlife encounters. Overnight at Chinzombo Camp, an architecturally splendid property with 6 sublime villas, bringing a level of luxury unseen previously in the region. Game drives and walking safaris uncover the abundant game this area is famous for, including large herds of elephant and buffalo as well as antelope, giraffe, lion, leopard and wild dog. LD (Day 1) / BLD (Days 2/3)
Fly to Livingstone. On arrival, you are picked up and driven to Toka Leya, which has 12 air-conditioned guest tents facing the mighty Zambezi River. On Day 5, take a guided tour of the Zambian side of Victoria Falls. Also known by its official name, Mosi-oa-Tunya – “The Smoke That Thunders”, the falls create columns of spray that can be seen from miles away. Later, you have time to choose from a range of optional activities including helicopter flightseeing and sunset cruises. BLD
Chobe National Park
Transfer by road and boat to Ngoma Safari Lodge, set within the Chobe Forest Reserve, which offers accommodation in 8 river-facing rooms. Go on game drives in Chobe National Park, famous for its massive herds of elephant and rich concentrations of game. Other activities you may enjoy include a river cruise on the Chobe River and walks with an armed guide. BLD
Light aircraft transfer to Tubu Tree Camp, featuring 8 traditional safari tents on raised wooden decks overlooking a seasonal floodplain. Its beautiful location and incredibly diverse vegetation makes for amazing bird-watching and gameviewing, with species observed including lechwe, leopard and hyena. BLD
Tour ends Maun
Light aircraft transfer back to Maun. Tour ends. B
Discover classic Zambia, combining walking safaris in the wildlife-rich South Luangwa National Park, with the spectacular Victoria Falls.
Highlights of Botswana and Zambia
This trip combines Zambia's wild South Luangwa National Park and iconic Victoria Falls with Botswana's magnificent Okavango Delta and elephant-rich Chobe National Park.
Discover the very best of wild Zambia on this sensational safari which combines the unspoilt South Luangwa with the lush, lovely Lower Zambezi.
Why should I travel to Zambia?
Apart from being the site of the magnificent Victoria Falls, Zambia also offers game-rich wildlife parks that are relatively unspoiled by mass tourism. For the more adventurous, there are walking safaris and canoeing trips along the Zambezi River.
What is the climate like in Zambia?
There are 3 distinct seasons – cool and dry from May-July (23°-25°C) but cold at night, hot and dry from August-October (30°-40°C), and warm and wet from November-April (28°-35°C).
What can I combine Zambia with?
Zambia is best combined with its closest neighbours such as Botswana and Zimbabwe – which both offer amazing scenery and wildlife. South Africa is another option, where you can explore picturesque Cape Town, Table Mountain and the Cape Winelands.
How to get to Zambia?
There are regular flights daily from Johannesburg in South Africa to the Zambian capital of Lusaka, where you can board connecting flights to a range of safari camps. There are also regular flights from Johannesburg into Livingstone, a large town close to the Victoria Falls.
USA – There are no direct flights to Lusaka from the United States. The best connections are via Johannesburg, UAE or Nairobi.
UK/EU – Again there are no direct flights into Lusaka from anywhere in Europe. The best connections are via Johannesburg, UAE or Nairobi.
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