A route less travelled; this is one for the explorer! This 20-night itinerary has you see a lot. You drive Zambia's Great North Road with stops at Victoria Falls, Kafue National Park, Kasanka Nation Park, Kapyisha Hot Springs, Shiwa N'Gandu and North & South Luangwa. All while staying in a mixture of stunning exclusive-use remote campsites and tented camps. It is a route less travelled, focused on privacy and wilderness. The itinerary isn't set in stone either, you can do the trip in any direction or even start or finish in Lusaka. You can also add a few days on at Lake Malawi for the perfect beach finish.
Upon arrival in Livingstone you will be met by a representative of Safari Drive and taken to Waterberry Lodge where you will spend your first two nights.
oday you will rise early for the long drive to Nanzhila. You head north to Kalomo where you will start the adventure in earnest, heading west up to the Ndumdumwense Gate and into Southern Kafue.
This morning you will head to the to KaingU campsite, which is situated on the banks of Lake Itezhi-Tezhi in the southern part of Kafue National Park. Here you will camp in a pre booked and paid for campsite.
The camp is situated on the banks of the gorgeous Kafue River, where you can sit and admire the stunning African sunset. Elephant often wander through the camp and hippos sometimes come up from the waters to graze in the moonlight.
Today you will drive out of Kafue and stop for the night at Fringilla, which is a working farm.
Today you begin the drive up the long Great North Road and turn off to spend two nights in Kasanka National Park at this private campsite.
Continue up the Great North Road to stay on this historic estate. Famed for the 'Africa House' and hot springs at the rear of the estate, which are a real treat after a long days drive.
Driver further into the park where you will find Buffalo Camp. You will spend your days here going on guided walking safaris, which are excellent. The camp offers a real bush safari experience.
Leave North Luangwa today via the pontoon and camp on the confluence of the Mwaleshi and Luangwa Rivers at Takwela Camp, most likely overlooking a hippo pod. Takwela Camp, the latest camp operated by Remote Africa Safaris.
Move further south to another private campsite where there is a network of self driving loops, giving you exclusive access to the game in this area.
Today you drive south to Nkwali Camp situated on the Luangwa River. This is a first class destination with wonderful service and fantastic guides. Here you spend 2 days enjoying some of the best game viewing in the world.
Cross the border into Malawi and head to Kumbali Country Lodge. Here you will be met and debriefed on your trip. You will spend your final night relaxing at this lovely lodge before flying home the next day.
Today you will be collected from your guesthouse and transferred to the airport in plenty of time for your international flight home.
Over the years we have researched and refined the list of vehicle equipment that we provide. The equipment is identical in every vehicle but we always ensure you have the essentials for each country and its respective driving conditions.
All our itineraries are tailor made, but here are some of our favourite routes and camp combinations.