Iconic Victoria Falls, two premier wildernesses, and polished safari camps on this luxury Zambia safari

Wild and remote, luxury safaris in Zambia offer unspoiled wilderness and big game viewing far from the crowds.

Kick-off at iconic Victoria Falls, an international natural wonder known as "The Smoke that Thunders." Relax into the ambiance of your riverside lodge, or feel your pulse quicken on adrenaline-pumping adventures. Next, journey to South Luangwa National Park, a premier safari destination famous for large lion prides and leopards. Finish in Lower Zambezi National Park where safari is experienced both on land and from the water.

On this Luxury Safari in Zambia itinerary, you'll stay in some of Zambia's best luxury safari camps and lodges. Set on the Zambezi River and a lagoon, enjoy armchair safaris right from camp. With 10 or fewer suites at each of these properties, personalized service is delivered on a first-name basis. Starry night skies, expert-guided walking safaris, and bush breakfasts and sundowners in surprise locations are memorable high notes on this luxury Zambia safari.

Luxury Safari in Zambia: 11 days/10 nights

DAYS 1 & 2:

Arrival in Livingstone, transfer to Thorntree River Lodge

DAYS 3, 4, 5 & 6:

Fly to South Luangwa National Park, Sungani

DAYS 7, 8, 9 & 10:

Fly to Lower Zambezi National Park, Lolebezi

DAY 11:

Return to Lusaka Airport

Luxury Safari in Zambia trip highlights

  • This 11-day fly-in luxury Zambia safari begins with two nights near Livingstone. Upon arrival, you'll be greeted and transferred to Thorntree River Lodge. Set on the Zambezi River and situated within Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, relax into the serene setting, perhaps taking an evening river cruise. The next day, embark on a full-day guided trip to Victoria Falls. Stand in wonder, gazing upon the mile-wide curtain of water, or opt for a short helicopter "flip" to view it all from above. Bungee jumping, fishing, river rafting, canoeing, and cultural visits are optional activities.
  • Next, fly to South Luangwa National Park, an Extraordinary Journeys favorite for big game viewing in Zambia, and the birthplace of the walking safari. It's also famous for having one of the densest populations of leopard in southern Africa. You'll spend four glorious nights at Sungani, a family-owned luxury safari lodge with a sustainability focus. Enjoy twice-daily game drives or walking safaris, tracking lions that often roam in prides of twenty-plus members. Expect to regularly see elephant, buffalo, hippo, Thornicroft’s giraffe, Crawshay’s Zebra, antelope, and plenty of bird species.
  • Fly to Lower Zambezi National Park, characterized by unspoiled wilderness, vast floodplains, and boasting herds of elephants and a healthy leopard population. After a game drive transfer from Jeki airstrip, you'll arrive at Lolebezi. Set on 12 acres of protected wilderness and surrounded by acacia forest, this polished safari camp enjoys superb river views. Spend four nights here for an unrushed safari experience. Venture out on game drives, stretch the legs on a walking safari, go canoeing, cruise the river by motorboat, or cast a line to possibly hook a tiger fish. You're likely to see hippo, buffalo, zebra, waterbuck, hyena, lions, and abundant birdlife.
  • Return to Lusaka for your international journey home or continue onward on the next leg of your luxury Africa safari adventure.


$14,850 - $19,950 per person sharing in 2024

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