Kafue & Lower Zambezi

Overview

This trip takes in two of Zambia’s best known national parks; Kafue and Lower Zambezi. You start at the spectacular Victoria Falls before heading north into Kafue’s southern plains. Make your way north through this incredibly remote national park, where you are unlikely to see another vehicle, before heading south east via Lusaka down to Lower Zambezi. Famous for its elephant and hippo populations and river safaris, Lower Zambezi is another park that offers a wilder game viewing experience. You can take canoeing or boat safaris on the river, which often gives the best sightings and proves an interesting contrast to viewing from your vehicle. You make your way back to Livingstone and finish on the banks of the Zambezi.

Prices

July | August | September | October
from

£

6246

P/p
based on 2 in a vehicle
from

£

5337

P/p
based on 4 in a vehicle
January - June | November | December
from

£

5746

P/p
based on 2 in a vehicle
from

£

4990

P/p
based on 4 in a vehicle

Route

Itinerary

Location 1

Waterberry Lodge, Livingstone

Day 1 & 2

Today you arrive in Livingstone where you will be collected and taken to Waterberry Lodge on the banks of the Zambezi. You will spend your first two nights here.

Location 2

Nanzhilla Plains Safari Camp, Kafue National Park

Day 3 & 4

Today you set off on your self drive adventure as you head to Kafue National Park. Nanzhila Plains is in the south of the park in a wonderful, remote area.

Location 3

Hippo Bay Campsite

Day 5

Drive further into the park, game viewing as you go, and end up on the shores of Lake Itezhi-Tezhi.

Location 4

Mayukuyuku Campsite, Kafue National Park

Day 6 & 7

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.

Location 5

Pioneer Camp, Lusaka

Day 8

Make your way out of Kafue and you will drive through Lusaka today, stocking up as you go, before stopping for the night at Pioneer Camp.

Location 6

Mvuu Exclusive Campsite, Lower Zambezi River

Day 9 & 10

Today you head down to the Lower Zambezi, where you will spend three nights. There are plenty of activities on offer at the lodge here, which are best booked in advance.

Location 7

Chongew River Lodge, Lower Zambezi River

Day 11 & 12

Today you drive to one of our favourite camps, Chongwe River Lodge. You stay here for 2 nights on a fully inclusive basis.

Location 8

Moorings Campsite, Monze

Day 13

Today you leave the Lower Zambezi and begin your journey back to Livingstone. You will break the journey at Moorings Campsite.

Location 9

Waterberry Lodge, Livingstone

Day 14

You reach Livingstone once more and end the trip with a relaxing two nights at Waterberry Lodge.

Location 10

Depart Zambia

Day 15

Today you will be transferred to the airport in good time for your international flight home.

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Vehicle

Toyota Land Cruiser 79

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.

Kafue & Lower Zambezi

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