Zambia's Big Game & Big Rivers Safari

7 nights • From $7,699

Away from the Crowds and Up Close to Wildlife

For a wild safari, come and explore Zambia, starting in Kafue's lush floodplains, with plenty of antelopes and predators. Then we fly to the Lower Zambezi for incredible boat and land game watching. Our finale is in Livingstone just a short walk from Victoria Falls.
7 Nights
4 Destinations
Destination

Johannesburg, South Africa

Day 1-2

Known as Joburg, Jozi, or Egoli ' the City of Gold '; Johannesburg serves as the main international airport when arriving in southern Africa. Spending a night here at the beginning or end of your safari is common, and as South Africa's economic capital, there are plenty of upmarket hotels. While here, do a tour of Soweto, where Mandela and Tutu both lived.

Accommodation

54 On Bath

1 Night

A Johannesburg stopover in this 5-star hotel epitomizes elegant luxury at its best. Enjoy the terrace garden and outdoor pool with city skyline, champagne bar and fitness club. It's linked to a stylish shopping mall for retail therapy.

Destination

Kafue National Park, Zambia

Day 2-6

Kafue is a vast wilderness, with thick woodlands in the south and grassy wetlands in the north. Camps along the three life-giving rivers have boats for fishing and for observing extraordinary birdlife and wandering game. Camps on the Busanga floodplains are rewarded by thousands of grazing antelope, with attendant carnivores like lion, cheetah and wild dog. The only animals missing are giraffes.

Accommodation

Busanga Bush Camp

4 Nights

This tented camp offers an authentic safari experience in a rustic wilderness camp, yet still with many comforts and luxuries. Expert guides reveal the seasonal floodplains teaming with antelopes and numerous predators, especially lions (hear them roaring at night)!

Destination

Livingstone, Zambia

Day 9-11

Dare you take a dip in Devil's Pool right on the edge of Victoria Falls? Many do and see the falls from a unique vantage point very close up. Witnessing the magnificence of Victoria Falls is one of those must-sees, made even more appealing by staying in beautiful Zambezi riverside lodges, with sunset cruises to see Mosi-oa-Tunya, 'The Smoke That Thunders'.

Accommodation

The Royal Livingstone Hotel

2 Nights

Neo-colonial in architecture, uniforms and service, this Zambezi riverside hotel speaks of a gracious era. Its extensive grounds ? grazed by zebras - are just upstream of the Victoria Falls main cataract. All rooms, dining areas, pool and sundeck face the river.

Destination

Lusaka, Zambia

Day 11

Lusaka is Zambia's sprawling capital city and center of business, but not a tourist destination. Kenneth Kaunda International Airport services many destinations and is convenient for accessing some of Zambia's best game reserves in this landlocked country.

Accommodation

The Royal Livingstone Hotel

0 Nights

Neo-colonial in architecture, uniforms and service, this Zambezi riverside hotel speaks of a gracious era. Its extensive grounds ? grazed by zebras - are just upstream of the Victoria Falls main cataract. All rooms, dining areas, pool and sundeck face the river.

Destination

Lusaka, Zambia

Day 11

Depart

Zambia's Big Game & Big Rivers Safari

Away from the Crowds and Up Close to Wildlife

7 Nights
4 Destinations

From

$7,699

This is a sample itinerary and the price is an estimate, used for rough planning purposes only and is subject to change. Actual prices and availability must be finalized by one of our trip planners who will contact and confirm pricing with all accommodations and operators.

or call one of our expert coordinators directly at 1.800.995.8689

In Our Travelers' Words

At the end of the day our travelers are most qualified to describe the African safari experience, and they certainly say it best.

The Peacock Family
Multi-Generational Safari

"Our youngest, Emily is almost 7. And mom and dad are in their late 70's. And the rest of us fall somewhere in between - and I can tell you we ALL just had the best time! It's tricky to have a plan that appeals to everyone. The thought of our daily adventure was so exciting, that no one minded the early morning wake-ups - not even the teenagers! They were often the first ones on the jeep - as they couldn't wait to start the drive each day."

The Ousterhout Family
Family Safari

"My father-in-law had always wanted to go to Africa, and invited us all to go with him to celebrate his 80th birthday. We went with no expectations, and the trip was beyond anything we could have imagined. In each camp we were exhilarated to be so unbelievably close to animals. Our guides really turned the safari into an educational experience for the girls with in-depth discussions on not just the wildlife, but also history, culture, and the relationship between tourism and the environment. It was definitely a once-in-a-lifetime trip – but we hope to return."

Tamar Sherer & Chris Cooper
Active Safari

"This was our fourth trip to Africa, and by far the best. We keep going back because we love the whole experience: the people, the wildlife, their behavior, the environment, the accommodations, the music, everything. We chose Bushtracks for this custom adventure with two goals: to see the migration and to see the gorillas. Experiencing the migration was like witnessing a miracle in process. Could it get any better? Yes - the gorilla treks were the most exhausting thing we've ever done, but worth every exhilarating ache. Amazing!"

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