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The Highlights of Zambia

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Discover extraordinary wildlife and breathtaking landscapes on this immersive nine-night itinerary taking you through the highlights of Zambia. Begin in the historic town of Livingstone, where you will visit the majestic Victoria Falls, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Travel to the South Luangwa National Park and undertake a broad range of activities, from game drives and river cruises to birding and stargazing before travelling down to the Lower Zambezi for a marvellous wildlife adventure. 

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Itinerary includes:
  • International & domestic flights
  • Private transfers between accommodation and airports
  • All tours and activities where mentioned
  • 2 nights stay at the 5-star Tongabezi Lodge
  • 2 nights stay at the 4.5-star Time + Tide Mchenja
  • 2 nights stay at the 5-star Time + Tide Chinzombo
  • 3 nights stay at the 5-star Time + Tide Chongwe Suites
Day 1-2
Fly from UK to Livingstone

Welcome to Zambia! Your adventure begins in Livingstone. Upon arrival, you'll be greeted by a representative and transferred to your accommodation for the next two nights. 

Day 2-4
2 nights stay at Tongabezi Lodge

Situated on the banks of the Zambezi River, Tongabezi Lodge is an eco-lodge offering spacious and elegant rustic-style cottage accommodation moments away from some of Livingstone's most awe-inspiring attractions. When you're not out exploring the region, you can simply enjoy lounging on your private deck or in your private pool, complete with breathtaking panoramic views of the Zambezi River. 

Day 2-3
Zambezi River Cruise, Victoria Falls & River Dining

Teeming with wildlife, the Zambezi River is best explored on an enthralling river cruise, made even more spectacular at dusk or dawn. You'll experience drifting past bloats of hippos and thirsty elephants while birds enliven the skies with their symphonies on this guided two-hour excursion - a truly unforgettable experience. 

The following day, you'll marvel at one of the New Seven Wonders of the World on a visit to the world's largest curtain of falling water, Victoria Falls. One of the most sought-after locations in the African continent, you'll enjoy a private tour of the falls, witnessing the remarkable natural wonder in all its grandeur. That evening, you'll dine under the stars with a delicious meal served on a sampan on the serene waters of the Zambezi River.

Day 4
Fly from Livingstone to Lusaka

Now that you've explored the mighty Zambezi and witnessed the magnificent Victoria Falls, it's time to continue with your adventure. Once you've checked out of the lodge, you'll be transferred to the local airstrip and depart to Lusaka. Upon arrival, you'll be met by your driver and transferred to your next accommodation. 

Day 4-6
2 nights stay at Time + Tide Mchenja

Time + Tide Mchenja is a luxurious, intimate traditional safari-style lodge nestled amidst verdant ebony trees on the banks of the Luangwa River. Offering tranquil seclusion, the lodge ensures your stay in this sensational region is immersive, with each room benefitting from glorious views of the river and the surrounding plains so you can enjoy sighting various wildlife species from the comfort of your room. 

Day 5-6
Walking Safari & Game Drive

Renowned as the ultimate walking safari destination, the South Luangwa National Park is famed for its accessible plains and high density of game. It is here you'll experience stepping into the wild atmosphere of the Zambian bush on a guided trek through the golden savannah. The next day, you'll traverse across a larger portion of the park on an expert-led game drive taking you through the park's various ecosystems of grassy plains, woodlands and the river banks, spotting an array of wildlife along the way, including lions, elephants, Cape buffaloes, leopards, giraffes, zebras, as well as water-dwelling creatures congregating around the river banks. 

Day 6
Road transfer from Time + Tide Mchenja to Time + Tide Chinzombo

After checking out at Time + Tide Mchenja, you'll be transferred to its sister camp, Time + Tide Chinzombo, for more adventures in the South Luangwa National Park.

Day 6-8
2 nights stay at Time + Tide Chinzombo

Located just a stone's throw away from Luangwa River, Time + Tide Chinzombo is a modern luxury camp boasting sleek and spacious villa accommodation featuring contemporary furnishings, a private pool and floor-to-ceiling windows so you can enjoy uninterrupted views of the river.

Day 6-7
Stargazing, Bird Watching & Sundowners

South Luangwa National Park, located far from any polluting artificial light, is an excellent location for stargazing. You'll spend your first evening at camp exploring constellations with an out-of-this-world stargazing session.

A birder's paradise, the park is home to over 400 bird species. On a bird watching tour through mopane and miombo woodland, acacia shrub, grassland savannah, and riverine forest, you'll have the chance to see as many of these rare species as you can. Spend your last evening at the camp relaxing on the serene riverbank with a refreshing cocktail in hand and watch the colours of the Zambian sky transform before witnessing the sun finally set behind the mighty river. 

Day 8
Fly from South Luangwa to The Lower Zambezi

Once you've checked out at the camp, you'll be met and transferred to the local airstrip for an approximately hour-long flight to the Lower Zambezi. A fantastic opportunity to take in the scenery, you'll enjoy breathtaking views of the rolling savannahs below throughout your flight. Upon arrival at your destination, you'll be greeted by your hosts and transferred to your accommodation. 

Day 8-11
3 nights stay at Time + Tide Chongwe Suites

Situated amidst scenic landscapes where the Zambezi River and Chongwe River meet, Time + Tide Chongwe Suites is an ultra-exclusive camp offering just two suites inspired by the aesthetics of traditional safari dwellings, beautifully elevated with the comforts of modern luxury. With breathtaking views of the rivers and dramatic surrounding landscapes, you can expect to see a variety of exciting wildlife from your suite, including hippos and elephants cooling off in the river.

Day 8-10
Game Drives & Canoeing

On your first night at Time + Tide Chongwe Suites, you'll go out on a nighttime game drive to see the Zambian bush come to life with an array of elusive and smaller nocturnal creatures such as honeybadgers, porcupines, aardvarks, and mongeese and genets found roaming the plains. 

The next day, you'll head out onto the river for an exhilarating canoe trip down the Lower Zambezi River. Along the way, you'll see elephant herds cooling off by the riverbank, bloats of hippos, and over 370 bird species. After a relaxing afternoon on the river, you'll return to land for an exciting game drive through the Lower Zambezi National Park. Here you will see incredible wildlife such as elephants, buffaloes, zebras, wildebeests, lions, leopards, hyenas, and possibly even rare wild dogs.

Day 11
Fly from Lusaka to UK

Now that you've enjoyed some of Zambia's greatest experiences, the time has come to begin your journey back home. Once you've checked out of the hotel, you'll embark on a short flight via a light aircraft before departing on an international flight back home. 

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Itinerary includes:
  • International & domestic flights
  • Private transfers between accommodation and airports
  • All tours and activities where mentioned
  • 2 nights stay at the 5-star Tongabezi Lodge
  • 2 nights stay at the 4.5-star Time + Tide Mchenja
  • 2 nights stay at the 5-star Time + Tide Chinzombo
  • 3 nights stay at the 5-star Time + Tide Chongwe Suites
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