Days
4
Price from
2753USD
Map of Lower Zambezi Experience: Independent including Zambia

Combine rugged safari and creature comforts in the Lower Zambezi.

Leave from Lusaka and head on a safari adventure in the Lower Zambezi National Park, without compromising on luxury or style. Spot elephants and hippos from your private veranda or when swimming in your plunge pool. Go in search of Africa’s iconic species on curated game drives to ensure the best viewing each day. Get up close and personal with the Zambezi wilderness on a bush walk and hit the water on a canoeing adventure and boat cruise. With exceptional comfort in your lodge, don’t settle for anything less when searching for southern African wildlife.


Start
Lusaka, Zambia
Finish
Lusaka, Zambia
Destination
Zambia
Style
Peregrine
Theme
Independent Experiences
Code
PFLZX
Physical rating
Ages
Min 6
Group size
Min 1, Max 4

Why you'll love this trip

  • Sip sundowner drinks, dip in the infinity pool and dine under endless starry skies at this luxury lodge situated on the banks of the Zambezi river.

  • Spot elephants and hippos on the private verandah of your luxurious permanent tent – each with ensuites and a plunge pool overlooking the Zambezi River.

  • Go in search of Africa’s iconic species and more on a morning or afternoon game drive or the elusive leopard on a night game drive – all with your personal guide.

  • Get up close and personal to the Lower Zambezi National Park on a bush walk. Learn about the native flora and fauna, spot the Pearl Spotted Owlet from its distinctive call or track down a snake.

  • With the Zambezi River flowing through this east part of Africa, it is no surprise that some of the best wildlife viewing on your Zambia-safari will take place along the river itself on a canoeing trip or a boat cruise.

Itinerary

Welcome to Lusaka, the capital of Zambia. Arrive at Lusaka, Kenneth Kaunda International Airport and travel to your luxury lodge by plane on a flight departing at either 930am or 1130am. Upon arrival at the private air strip, meet with local staff who will transfer you to the lodge. After a short welcome briefing, you will be escorted to your accommodation, and settle in with a wonderful lunch on the deck overlooking the Zambezi River. Your safari adventure begins right after lunch, with a guided game drive through the Lower Zambezi National Park. See Day 2 for further details. Afterwards, relax into the evening at the comforts of your lodge.
Accommodation
  • Royal Zambezi Lodge (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Special Information
All departure dates will travel on the 0930am flight except for 23 August, 27 September, 11 October and 25 October which will depart at 1130am.
The next two days are dedicated to searching for native wildlife in the surrounding national park. Safaris are carefully planned to ensure the best viewing times for certain wildlife, so this could mean early morning, late afternoon or night drives are essential for a higher chance of spotting wildlife.

If a morning safari is organised, an early wake-up call (around 6 am) is usually essential to get out in the park for viewing. Your private expert guide will provide insight into the daily patterns of certain wildlife, and in the morning, where big cats are usually the most active after a night of hunting, will definitely be on the agenda. Around late morning, return back to the lodge for brunch or a relax before lunch. You may opt to stay out all day, and in that case, a furnished lunch will be provided in the park. Especially in summer months, guests usually request the early afternoon back in the lodge to have lunch and relax by the pool or in their rooms. Then, in the late afternoon, it is back exploring with another activity. Night safaris are often scheduled to go in search for the elusive leopard, and this time of day also gives you a different perspective to the park.

There are a number of other activities that you may choose to embark on during your time in Lower Zambezi National Park. Bush walks are a more intimate way to explore the park, getting up close and personal with the unique flora of the area, plus the opportunity to get quite close to passing wildlife. You may also choose to opt for a canoeing experience or a jungle river cruise to see the park from a different angle and these come with their own special experiences. It may be a morning spent paddling past birdlife like bee-eaters and kingfishers, or a sunset spent on a sand island with a local elephant bathing nearby. Your guides will recommend the best activities for the day, taking into account the weather, time of year and your desires.

After each day exploring the park, you will have the comforts of a luxury tented lodge to relax in, with each of the eight understated suites adorned with comfortable beds, ensuites and a private plunge pool. The common areas at the lodge have spacious lounging areas, an infinity pool overlooking the river and an expansive outdoor decking, perfect for dining under the starry night sky. Your all-inclusive experience is perfectly tailored for you to unwind after a day exploring.
Accommodation
  • Royal Zambezi Lodge (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Lower Zambezi NP - Canoe Safari
  • Lower Zambezi NP - Morning Game Drive
  • Lower Zambezi NP - Night Game Drive
  • Lower Zambezi NP - Afternoon Game Drive
  • Lower Zambezi NP - Boat Safari
  • Lower Zambezi NP - Bush Walk
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
(Same as previous day)
Accommodation
  • Royal Zambezi Lodge (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Lower Zambezi NP - Afternoon Game Drive
  • Lower Zambezi NP - Boat Safari
  • Lower Zambezi NP - Bush Walk
  • Lower Zambezi NP - Night Game Drive
  • Lower Zambezi NP - Canoe Safari
  • Lower Zambezi NP - Morning Game Drive
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
This morning, perhaps take one final early morning game drive, or simply relax on the beautiful deck overlooking the Zambezi River with a long breakfast. You will then take your included flight (departing at 12.30 pm) back to Lusaka, Kenneth Kaunda International Airport where your Independent Experience will end on arrival.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast

Meals

3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners

Transport

Plane, Open safari vehicle, Boat, Canoe

Accommodation

Luxurious Permanent Tented Lodge (3 nights)

Included Activities

  • Lower Zambezi NP - Canoe Safari
  • Lower Zambezi NP - Morning Game Drive
  • Lower Zambezi NP - Night Game Drive
  • Lower Zambezi NP - Afternoon Game Drive
  • Lower Zambezi NP - Boat Safari
  • Lower Zambezi NP - Bush Walk

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Important notes

1. On day one flights will depart from Lusaka, Kenneth Kaunda International Airport, at 930am or 1130am depending on your chosen date.
2. On day 4 all flights will depart from Zambezi at 1230pm and arrive at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport by 1:30pm. Please do not book any international flights until after 5pm.

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