Wildlife & Waterfalls

  • 2 Weeks

This itinerary encompasses several of the region’s highlights: wildlife, the majestic Victoria Falls and Lake Kariba, one of the world’s largest artificial lakes.

Start in Lusaka, Zambia’s gateway and an amenable place to get acquainted with local life. Next, journey southeast to Lower Zambezi National Park, one of Africa's finest wilderness regions, to spot all the big-name animals while canoeing along the Zambezi River.

Navigate yourself southwest to Siavonga on sparkling, scenic Lake Kariba and relax by the water. From Siavonga, retrace your steps northwest towards Kafue junction, before continuing westwards to the wetlands at Lochinvar National Park, renowned for birding and its lechwe population. Overnight at the attractive Moorings Campsite, the most suitable base for the park.

The next stop is historical Livingstone, gateway to thundering Victoria Falls, where adventurous excursions await: serene canoe trips above the falls or white-water rafting the churning Zambezi down below. Next head northeast to Kafue National Park, accessing it via its south Dundumwezi Gate. Spend the first night at Konkamoya Lodge overlooking Lake Itezhi-Tezhi, then allow a few days heading north into the park, enjoying excellent birding and abundant wildlife, especially on the Busanga Plains. From here it's a day's travel back to Lusaka.