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).

South Luangwa River, Zambia

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.

Nkwali Camp, first stop of the 7 Day Zambia Safari
A flooded food plain on safari in Zambia

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.

Open Vehicle Safari, Nkwali Camp, Zambia
Sundowners at Nkwali Camp, Zambia

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)
Walking Safaris
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.

Royal Zambezi Lodge, Lower Zambezi

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.

Room Interior, Royal Zambezi Lodge
Swimming Pool, Royal Zambezi Lodge

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

Leopards are regularly seen in Lower Zambezi National Park

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).

Safari Prices

USD 5970 per person sharing (Nov - Dec 2018)
USD 5975 per person sharing (Jan - Apr 2019)
USD 7225 per person sharing (May - Jun 2019)
USD 6810 per person sharing (Jul - Oct 2019)
USD 6990 per person sharing (Nov 2019)
USD 6155 per person sharing (Dec 2019)

Price Includes
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)

Price Excludes
Visas if required
Personal items and gratuities
Bar accounts not specified
Meals not specified
Flights not specified
Laundry
Travel Insurance
Additional activities / sightseeing / entry fees

* Baggage limit on all scheduled domestic flights is 23kgs in soft bags.