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8-day Zambia Highlights Safari (Fly-in)

The 8-day Highlights of Zambia Safari visits the game-rich walking safari kingdom of the South Luangwa National Park, the alluring Lower Zambezi National Park and the world-famous Victoria Falls.

Price from USD 5,300 pps
Duration 8 days
Tour Type Fly-in
Highlights Lower Zambezi National Park, South Luangwa National Park, Victoria Falls (Zam)
Includes
  • Accommodation
  • Meals (details on request)
  • Activities as indicated
  • Welcome service
  • Seat rate internal flights as indicated
  • Airport transfers
  • 24-hour support
  • Comprehensive tour file with detailed itinerary, map, route descriptions, booking vouchers, contact numbers and useful information
Excludes
  • International flights
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Entry visas
  • Fuel
  • Park entry fees
  • Staff gratuities

Zambia has many exciting and far flung attractions and the 8-day Zambia Highlights Safari offers the best of the best in a convenient and comfortable package.

In no particular order your safari includes three days in the South Luangwa National Park; two days in the Lower Zambezi National Park; and three days in Victoria Falls .

Itinerary Details

You will be met at Lusaka airport and assisted with your check-in for your onward flight to Mfuwe Airport. Your guide will meet you at Mfuwe International Airport and the 40-minute drive takes you past the vibrant villages and dense African bush surrounding the South Luangwa National Park.

On the way: The South Luangwa Park is buffered by a Game Management Area where, thanks to some progressive conservation practices, the local communities live in harmony with the wildlife. This delightful drive through rural Zambia sets the scene for your amazing African safari.

When you're there: Your typical safari day starts early with breakfast and a morning safari activity – either on foot or in a custom-fitted game drive vehicle. Animals and birds abound in this beautiful game reserve, fed by the Luangwa River: elephants, lion, leopard, buffalo and a host of plains game including Luangwa endemic subspecies of Thornicroft giraffe, Crawshey's zebra and Cookson's wildebeest.

Birdlife in the South Luangwa Park is extraordinary with over 400 species on record including many specials and over 40 raptors. A walking safari is the best way to discover the many species of water and woodland bird and you get an amazing feeling in the bush where sounds, smells and minutiae take on new significance.

Standard Accommodation

From Flatdogs you will head off to the Lower Zambezi National Park for an altogether different, yet equally exciting, safari on the river.

On the way: Your transfer to Mfuwe Airport is a game drive. From Mfuwe you fly to Royal Airstrip in the Zambezi valley. Your aerial view of the valley reveals a hint of what you'll see on the ground: a vast river, dotted with islands and channels, littered with elephants and buffalo.

When you're there: A short game drive transfer to your lodge maintains the safari mood and you'll soon be on the Zambezi enjoying a scenic safari.

Activities focus on the river in the Lower Zambezi Park with motor boat safaris, scenic cruises, canoeing safaris, sport fishing and birding. You can also go on game drives and walking safaris into the plains and towards the scenic Zambezi escarpment.

Wildlife is prolific and large in the Lower Zam. Large herds of elephant and buffalo are common and the river attracts a great variety of plains game as well as Africa's predators: lion, leopard, hyena and you might some smaller fascinating nocturnal carnivores on your night drives.

Luxury Accommodation

Leave the Lower Zambezi National Park but not the Zambezi as you fly upstream towards the seventh (in alphabetical order that is) wonder of the natural world: Victoria Falls.

On the way: With a game drive transfer to the airstrip and an aerial view of Victoria Falls on arrival, you'll enjoy the transfer (nearly) as much as the activities on offer.

When you're there: With a quick transfer to your lodge, you'll be back on the Zambezi River again – only several hundred km upstream from where you were a few hours ago.

Victoria Falls is World Heritage Site and one of the seven natural wonders of the world. A massive curtain of water, up to a mile wide at its peak, thunders down a sheer cliff with terrifying force. The gorge, with its dense spray-fuelled rain forest is a picturesque and fascinating experience.

You can explore the falls from both sides (Zimbabwe and Zambia); from the front and on behind - more like on top, as you walk to the precipice on an island in the middle of the river; from below and from above in a helicopter.

And when you've done all that you might like to relax on a river cruise or at at your safari lodge. Then again you might enlist yourself on the many exciting activities on offer including: elephant safaris, walking with lions, scenic flights, lunch on Livingstone Island, craft markets, canoeing safaris, white water rafting and many other adventure activities.

Your final day often allows time for a short activity before you transfer to the international airport and the end of a magical Zambian experience.

Luxury Accommodation

Prices

Guests Accommodation Season (2020) Amount
2 Standard Low Season USD 5,300 pps
2 Standard High Season USD 6,050 pps
  • As a rough guide Low Season throughout the region is from 1 January to 30 June and High Season is from 1 July to 31 December.
  • We give indicative Low and High Season rates on our website and exact prices in your quote when your travel dates are set.
  • These prices are based on two adults sharing accommodation unless otherwise stated.
  • Please treat all pricing as a guide only. Read more about our pricing.
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