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Zambia’s Classic Safari Trail

Private Travel | Wildlife 13 Days & 10 Nights Lead-in price: £7,945 Current prices from: £7,945
This suggested safari journey blends some of Zambia’s key wildlife locations using a combination of short scenic flights and shared road transfers. The nature packed parks and reserves of the South Luangwa and Lower Zambezi are visited first, with day and night game drives, bush walks and boat trips all featuring before you head to Victoria Falls for riverside relaxation and time to explore the world’s ‘largest’ waterfall.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • First rate night drives in the South Luangwa Valley, where nocturnal wildlife abounds
  • Bushwalks in the home of the walking safari concept
  • Boat safari allowing animal sightings from a different perspective
  • Guided visit to the majestic Victoria Falls
  • Stay in 4-star accommodation

Livingstone

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3086 3188 3086 2882 2679 2679 2984 3391 3493 3391 3188
Min temp (C)(F) 2068 1966 1864 1661 1152 846 745 1050 1559 1966 2068 2068
Sunshine hours 7 7 8 9 10 9 10 10 10 9 8 7
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 12 12 13 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1717 1406 763 201 30 0 0 0 10 201 643 1636
Rainy Days 15 13 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 10 15
Humidity H H H H M N L L H H H H
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 8/VH 7/H 8/VH 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Lower Zambezi National Park

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3290 3188 3290 3290 3086 2882 2882 3188 3493 3697 3595 3290
Min temp (C)(F) 2272 2272 2170 1966 1559 1254 1254 1457 1966 2272 2373 2272
Sunshine hours 6 6 8 9 9 9 9 10 10 10 8 6
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 12 12 12 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1897 1636 964 201 30 0 0 0 0 90 622 1787
Rainy Days 17 14 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 15
Humidity VH VH H H M L L M H VH VH VH
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 7/H 8/VH 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Lusaka

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2679 2679 2882 2679 2577 2373 2373 2679 2984 3188 2984 2781
Min temp (C)(F) 1763 1763 1661 1559 1152 1050 948 1152 1457 1864 1763 1763
Sunshine hours 6 6 7 9 9 9 9 10 10 9 8 6
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 12 12 12 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 2169 1807 853 301 40 0 0 0 10 161 904 1998
Rainy Days 17 16 10 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 17
Humidity L L L L N N N N M M M L
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 8/VH 8/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Mfuwe

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3188 3188 3188 3086 2984 2984 3188 3493 3697 3595 3290
Min temp (C)(F) 2068 2068 2068 1864 1457 1152 1152 1355 1661 2068 2170 2170
Sunshine hours 6 6 7 8 9 9 9 10 10 9 8 6
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 12 11 11 12 12 12 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 2179 1837 1275 462 40 0 0 0 0 141 813 1727
Rainy Days 19 16 13 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 18
Humidity H H H H M M M M H VH VH VH
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 8/VH 9/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A
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Superior Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Lusaka via Johannesburg

Fly overnight to Lusaka, via Johannesburg. (N)

Days 2-3: Fly to Mfuwe • South Luangwa National Park

Arrive in Lusaka and connect with an onward flight to Mfuwe. Transfer to Mchenja Camp for a 2-night stay. Mchenja is flanked on one side by a grove of ebony trees and on the other by the banks of the Luangwa river, where elephants often cross and leopards are known to roam. Activities include walking safaris and wildlife drives (day and night). (D) (B, L, D)

Days 4-6: South Luangwa National Park

Join a shared overland transfer further into the South Luangwa National Park, ending up at Nsolo Camp for a 3-night stay. Being another riverside property, Nsolo guests are often treated to incredible lion and wild dog encounters as the animals drink and stalk their prey on the banks of the seasonal Luwi and its permanent lagoon. Bush walks and day/night game drives are again included throughout your stay. (B, L, D)

Days 7-9: Fly to the Lower Zambezi National Park

Transfer back to Mfuwe and fly to the Lower Zambezi National Park. Stay 3 nights at Chongwe River Camp. Located at the confluence of the Zambezi and Chongwe rivers, in an area where elephants are often more numerous than people, the camp offers superb wildlife viewing from both land and water, with day and night game drives, bushwalks, boat trips, canoe excursions and tiger fishing all among the included activities. A wildlife ‘hide’ looking out on to a nearby waterhole also offers excellent photographic opportunities within the camp’s grounds. (B, L, D)

Days 10-11: Fly to Livingstone

Fly to Livingstone and transfer to Waterberry Zambezi Lodge for a 2-night stay. Waterberry is in a lovely secluded position on the banks of the spectacular Zambezi river with views across to the Zambezi National Park on the opposite bank. This is a small, friendly, informal lodge within easy reach of Victoria Falls. Activities (one per day included) consist of: a visit to the falls (excluding entrance fee); a boat cruise; a village walk; a tour of Livingstone; guided birding in Mosi oa Tunya Park; and fishing. Additional activities and other optional excursions can be booked and paid for locally. (B, L, D)

Days 12-13: Fly home via Johannesburg

Transfer to Livingstone Airport and fly home via Johannesburg, arriving the next day. (B) (N)

Meal basis:

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important information Superior tour

This tour is based in 4-star accommodation.

Single supplement

Available on request.

Tailor-made travel

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Superior private tour accommodation

  • Waterberry Zambezi Lodge
    Waterberry Zambezi Lodge

    Waterberry Zambezi Lodge is a small, friendly, informal lodge 30 minutes from Livingstone but in the heart of the wild. The comfortable bedrooms are set around sweeping lawns, some overlooking a secluded private dam with beautiful birdlife, some overlooking the river front. Waterberry is the perfect place to just relax and watch the view from the large terrace, the floating sundeck or around the large swimming pool.

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  • Nsolo Bush Camp
    Nsolo Bush Camp

    Nsolo Bush Camp is a romantic, thatched camp situated on a waterhole in the shade of a large grove of evergreen trees. There are four spacious, open sided thatched chalets built on raised wooden decks with reed walls, en-suite bathrooms and private verandahs overlooking the surrounding bush. There is a main area with bar and dining offering a peaceful refuge where guests can study the camp's collection of books or watch for a variety of game at the waterhole.

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  • Mchenja
    Mchenja

    Mchenja, meaning "the ebony tree", is set beneath a magnificent grove of these trees on the banks of the Luangwa river. The camp comprises five stylishly designed tents each under its own thatched roof, and each with private en-suite shower and inside bath. There is a small pool alongside the bar, allowing guests to seek cool refuge during the heat of the day. Mchenja is one of four bushcamps owned and managed by Norman Carr Safaris and is in an excellent location for walking safaris.

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  • Chongwe River Camp
    Chongwe River Camp

    Chongwe River Camp is situated on the confluence of the Chongwe and Zambezi Rivers, directly opposite Mana Pools. The Chongwe River is the boundary of the Lower Zambezi National Park. The camp itself looks onto the confluence of the two rivers and the mountains of the escarpment to the north. Situated under a canopy of Albida thorns and surrounded by cool lawns, the 8 chalets are large, well appointed safari tents under thatch, with luxury ensuite open-air bathrooms. The bathrooms are an experience on their own. All fittings are made from natural materials found near the lodge.

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Dates & prices

ZCT2020

Guideline Prices

Low season from £7,945 per person

High season from £8,855 per person

 

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

 
  • • Scenic flights & shared transfers between locations
    • 4-star accommodation in riverside locations
    • 11 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 10 dinners
    • Guided safari activities in three different wildlife areas

Destinations on this tour

    https://www.coxandkings.co.uk/destinations/africa/zambia/south-luangwa-valley
  • South Luangwa Valley

    The South Luangwa Valley, which marks the end of the Great Rift Valley, is one of the last unspoilt wilderness...

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  • https://www.coxandkings.co.uk/destinations/africa/zambia/south-luangwa-valley
  • South Luangwa Valley

    The South Luangwa Valley, which marks the end of the Great Rift Valley, is one of the last unspoilt wilderness...

    Read more >
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