Explore Zambia's most beautiful and untouched rivers on this safari.
Zambia is blessed with some of the most beautiful and untouched rivers in Africa. So, let’s explore!
Our motorized rafts are ideal to discover back channels, negotiate the small rapids or just drift along and watch the scenery go by….
Transfer to our lodge in Livingstone area. In the afternoon you have the opportunity to visit the famous Victoria Falls (optional, entry ($20)). Dinner is served in a restaurant (own expense).
Overnight in chalets or luxury safari tent.
Day 2Lake Kariba - Lotri Bay
We head off to the beautiful Lotri Bay, situated on the Kariba Lake. In the late afternoon we do a walk in the surrounding hills from where we have a spectacular view of the lake and Lotri Bay.
Camping next to the bay (B/L/D)
Days 3 and 4Lower Zambezi National Park
It is about a 4 hour’s drive to our next destination, Kasaka River Lodge. In the afternoon we do a game drive in the Chongwe River area for sundowners.
The next day we will spend most of the day in the National Park to explore the interesting fauna and flora of the Zambezi valley.
We overnight in the luxury tents at Kasaka River Lodge (B/L/D)
Days 5 and 6Lower Zambezi River
We do a last game drive in the park before we embark for our exploration of the Zambezi River in motorized rafts.
The current slowly takes us downstream while we enjoy the rich wildlife passing by.
We camp wild on an island in the river.
The next day we also spend in our inflatable rafts, exploring smaller channels and drifting down towards our next camp. We spend the night in the beautiful Mupata Gorge on one of the many sandbanks. (2 x B/L/D)
We cover the last stretch to our take-out point at the confluence of the Laungwa River. The vehicles will be waiting for us here. We pack and head off to Lusaka where we arrive late afternoon.
Overnight in chalets at Wilddog Lodge or Pioneer Camp. Dinner is served in the restaurant. (B/L/-)
Days 8 and 9Central Kafue National Park
Kafue, remote and wild, with a size of close to 23.000 square km one of the largest in the world.
We do game drives from our campsite at Mayukuyuku, situated in the national park. Kafue is known for its species diversity, with 21 species of antelope that includes the majestic sable antelope and roan antelope.
Camping next to the Kafue River at the Mayukuyuku Camp. (B/L/D)
Days 10 and 11Exploring the Kafue River
Kafue river is very picturesque with granite boulders, Makalani Palms (Real Fan Palm) and Waterberry trees shaping the beautiful river frontage. We drift down in our inflatable rafts, passing many islands on the way and rafting through numerous small rapids.
We camp the night on an island in the Kafue River. The second night will be spent on the campsite of Kaingu Lodge. (B/L/D).
Day 12Lake Ithezi Thezi
Kaingu Lodge is our take-out point. From here we head into the southern section of the park and camp next to the Ithezi-Thezi Lake at Hippo Bay Campsite. In the afternoon we explore the edge of the lake on a gam drive.
Camping in Hippo Bay (B/L/D)
We do a last, long game drive to see the prolific game and birdlife of the area. Around midday we pack up and leave for Livingstone.
Overnight in chalets or luxury tents in Livingstone. Dinner is served in a restaurant. (B/L/-)
Transfer to Livingstone Airport (or for a surcharge to Victoria Falls Airport) and flight back home.
All meals (except dinner in Lusaka and 2x in Livingstone
All transfers (inclusive airport transfer in Livingstone on the first and last day of program)
Competent English-speaking guide and a helper/cook
All camping equipment (except sleeping bag and pillow), big tents (1.80 m height) with stretcher, high density mattress and mattress-cover.
Transport in inflatable rafts on days 5/6 and 10/11
All park entrance fees
All activities as indicated in the program.
International flights and domestic flights
Alcoholic drinks and soft drinks (we supply juice and drinking water).
Visa fees to Zambia (single entry: US$ 25-00 pp) for certain nationalities
Night game drives
Sleeping bag and pillow
Personal insurance, personal expenditure (i.e. curios)
U$ 3790 per person sharing.
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