Our 7 Day Zambia Safari takes you to the South Luangwa and Lower Zambezi National Parks. Both are part of Zambia’s crown jewels when it comes to safari destinations.
This itinerary is for wildlife enthusiasts who want to use their full time on safaris experiences. For this reason we have not included places like Victoria Falls, but of course we can add it in if you require. The itinerary starts and ends in Johannesburg (the hub for Southern Africa).
Itinerary at a Glance:
Day 1 – Arrival in Lusaka, light aircraft transfer to Nkwali Camp, South Luangwa National Park, Zambia.
Day 2, 3 & 4 – On Safari in the South Luangwa National Park.
Day 5 – Light aircraft transfer from South Luangwa to Royal Zambezi Lodge, Lower Zambezi National Park.
Day 6 & 7 – On Safari in the Lower Zambezi National Park.
Day 8 – Light aircraft transfer to Lusaka, board your flight to Johannesburg and continue on your onward journey.
Day 1 - Johannesburg to Nkwali Camp, South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
Today you will board your scheduled flight at OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg for Lusaka, Zambia. On arrival you will be met and assisted to a light aircraft for your transfer to Mfuwe Airport. Here you will be met and transferred by game drive vehicle to Nkwali camp, where you spend the next (4) nights on a fully inclusive basis, which includes accommodation, game-viewing activities, National Park fees & conservation,, levies , Drinks (except premium brands) , Airport and inter-camp transfers.
Day 2 to 4 - On Safari at Nkwali Camp, South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
Nkwali Camp is located in a private concession on the banks of the Luangwa River overlooking the South Luangwa National Park. Game viewing is conducted on this private concession as well as into the national park itself. Access the to this authentic safari camp is by boat. The camp is only six chalets equipped in a rustic luxury faashion with views of the river as well as open air en-suite bathrooms.
The South and North Luangwa National Park is a vast wilderness area in the east of Zambia. The area is characterized by thousands of square kilomteres of woodlands savanna await. Baobab trees and powerful rivers add to the charm of the area. Known for its excellent game viewing in particular elephant, lion and hippo, it is also home to a broad diversity of other animals and birdlife. Nkwali offers understated elegance, seclusion and superb service.
Daily Safari Activities can include:
Open vehicle game drives (night or day)
Seasonal Boating - A special treat during the green season (summer).
A visit to the nearby Kawaza Village and school, which gives guests a genuine look into life in this remote part of Africa
Day 5 - Nkwali Camp to Royal Zambezi Lodge, Lower Zambezi National Park
After your last game drive you will be transferred to Mfuwe for your charter flight to Lusaka from where you will board your connecting charter flight to Royal Zambezi. Here you will spend 03 nights on a full board basis including soft drinks, house wines, local beers ,non premium drinks, teas & coffees, Two activities per day (Age restrictions: No U12 yrs old for Canoeing & Walking Safaris), Private Guiding/Vehicle/Boat, Complimentary 15min foot/hand massage at the award-winning Royal Bush Spa, WiFi, park fees and Laundry.
Day 6 to 7 - On Safari at Royal Zambezi Lodge, Lower Zambezi
Royal Zambezi Lodge is a luxury tented camp (under thatched canopies) that overlooks the Zambezi River in the Lower Zambezi National Park. The park forms an important part in the safari options of Zambia. Known for its undeveloped tracts of wilderness that affords very good game viewing, the area also has its own appeal with its big floodplains and open woodlands.
Royal Zambezi Lodge offers a range of safari activities:
Open vehicle game drives - the best way to be witness to animal interaction in a non disturbing way
Fishing on the Zambezi is a highlight with many different species from Tiger Fish to Chessa, Nkupe, Bream, Vundu and Barbel
Boating & Canoe Safaris in which we essentially do a boat game drive - peaceful and unique
Walking Safaris under the guidance of the resident guides offers a complete new and exciting window on the bush
Day 8 - Royal Zambezi to Johannesburg
After your last activity you will board your charter flight to Lusaka Airport where you will board your scheduled flight to Johannesburg. You will then connect with your flight home (Flight home on own arrangements).
$5,656 per person sharing (1 Jan - 21 May 2023)
$6,730 per person sharing (22 May - 30 June & Oct 2023)
$7,325 per person sharing (Jul - Sep 2023)
$6,499 per person sharing (Nov 2023)
$5,650 per person sharing (Dec 2023)
$6,420 per person sharing (1 Jan - 21 May 2024)
$7,500 per person sharing (22 May - 30 June & Oct 2024)
$8,095 per person sharing (Jul - Sep 2024)
$7,270 per person sharing (Nov 2024)
$6,420 per person sharing (Dec 2024)
04 Night’s accommodation on a full board basis including game-viewing activities, National Park fees & conservation, levies , Drinks (except premium brands) , Airport and inter-camp transfers (Nkwali Camp)
03 Night’s accommodation on a full board basis including soft drinks, house wines, local beers ,non premium drinks, teas & coffees, Two activities per day, Private Guiding/Vehicle/Boat, Complimentary 15min foot/hand massage at the award-winning Royal Bush Spa, WiFi, park fees Laundry (Royal Zambezi Lodge)
All inter camp transfers as per itinerary
All inter camp flights as per itinerary
Airport taxes subject to change
Flights: Johannesburg - Lusaka Return Incl taxes (Economy Class)
Visas if required
Personal items and gratuities
Bar accounts not specified
Meals not specified
Flights not specified
Additional activities / sightseeing / entry fees