Chameleon Africa Zambia Classic Zambia 2

Classic Zambia, Safari in South Luangwa and Victoria Falls

11 days

Spend five nights on a Zambian safari in one of Africa's top wildlife destinations - South Luangwa before continuing to the mighty Victoria Falls for three nights. You time in South Luangwa will be split between a traditional safari lodge and a bush camp giving the best possible game viewing.

The Chameleon team have arranged many holidays to Zambia over the years and have prepared the following itinerary based on our personal recommendation and experience.

  • Spend five nights in South Luangwa - one of Africa's top safari destinations
  • Take walking safaris, game drives and night safaris
  • Spot elephant, lion, leopard, wildebeest, giraffe, zebra, impala, hyena, hippo...
  • See the might Zambezi River tumble over Victoria Falls
  • Take boat trips, walks or simply relax at your Victoria Falls lodge
Day 1. Depart UK
Fly from the UK to Zambia overnight. Options include Kenya Airways via Nairobi or direct flights with British Airways.
Day 2. Arrive Lusaka
Morning arrival into Lusaka, Zambia's capital. You'll be met on arrival and assisted with your transfer onto your domestic flight to Mfuwe in South Luanga. Your safari guide will meet you at Mfuwe Airport and drive you to your first lodge where you have time to relax after your journey. Later in the day, you'll have a game drive and after sundowners you will take a trip to spot nocturnal species such as genet, civet, porcupine and honey-badger, rarely seen in daylight hours. Return to camp around 7:30pm for dinner. Spend the first two nights at either Kapani Lodge or Chinzombo.
Day 3. South Luangwa
Your first full day on safari in South Luangwa. Experience the area on walking safaris, the speciality of South Luangwa as well as game drives. Much wildlife is found along the banks of the Luangwa River, including crocodiles, hippo, elephant, buffalo, and more. Overnight at Kapani or Chinzombo.
Day 4. South Luangwa Bush Camp
Today you'll leave your lodge behind and either walk or game drive onto your next destination - a small bush camp such as Kakuli or Mchenja where you spend the next three nights. The bush camps are in some of the less visited parts of South Luangwa maximising your game viewing opportunities.
Days 5 and 6. South Luangwa Bush Camp
Spend two days at your bush camp on walking safaris and game drives. Overnight at Kakuli Bush Camp or Mchenja Camp.
Day 7. To Victoria Falls
Return to Mfuwe airport for flights via Lusaka to Livingstone the town on the Zambian side of Victoria Falls. You'll be met at Livingstone airport and taken to your lodge where you spend the next three nights at Waterberry Lodge or Tongabezi.
Days 8 and 9. Victoria Falls
Two full days for activites from your lodge including a visit to the mighty falls themselves. Overnight at Waterberry Lodge or Tongabezi.
Day 10. Depart Zambia
You'll return to Livingstone airport for your flights back to the UK.
Day 11. Arrive UK
Arrive UK.

11 days

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