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Zambia’s Classic Safari Trail

Private Travel | Wildlife 13 Days & 10 Nights Lead-in price: £8395

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
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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 LuangwaNational 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 ZambeziNational 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, and some overlooking the riverfront. Waterberry is the perfect place to just relax and watch the view from the large terrace, the floating sun deck or around the large swimming pool.

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Dates & prices


Guideline Prices

Low season from £8395 per person

High season from £9295 per person


Vaccination Travel Policy
All clients must be fully vaccinated before travelling with us on a Cox & Kings (C&K) group tour. This means that a customer must have received their full two doses of the COVID‑19 vaccination at least 14 days before travelling with us. This does not apply to our private tours or tailor-made travel. If you have any questions please call us or visit our FAQs page on our website here

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

Guaranteed Departures Where a tour date has ‘yes’ listed, this tour is guaranteed to run.

For all other departure dates, once the minimum number of people booked has been reached, this tour is also guaranteed to run. Our sales consultants will be able to advise how many people are booked for your chosen date at the time of enquiry, giving you the confidence to book safe in the knowledge your tour will go ahead.

Terms & Conditions Guaranteed departures will run except in the circumstances where travel to the destination is advised against by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) or entry restrictions relating to COVID-19 preclude travel.

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

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