Welcome to Western Zambia

At one end of the spectrum is Victoria Falls. Being one of Africa's most famous attractions – combined with a world-class outdoor adventure scene – it’s home to the country’s tourism industry. The other big hitter is Kafue National Park, one of the continent's largest parks and a truly magnificent spot with all the big animals, and a thousand different landscapes.

Conversely, in the bulk of this vast west region you'll be hard pressed to see a single traveller. It’s by far Zambia’s least-visited area, which for many is its very appeal. It has huge tourism potential, however, with thundering waterfalls and remote wilderness areas such as Liuwa Plain National Park. Barotseland is also here, home to the Lozi people and the site of the colourful Kuomboka, Zambia’s best-known traditional ceremony.

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$85 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Livingstone to Zambezi River 2-Hour Sunset Safari Cruise

Leave your Livingstone hotel and travel to the nearby banks of the Zambezi River, a famous stretch of water that snakes its way through the savannah plains and swamplands of six different countries on route to the Indian Ocean. At the water’s edge, hop aboard your sightseeing boat and take a seat on deck, enjoying a selection of finger snacks, such as crisps and nuts, as well as a drink from the onboard bar. One glass of Champagne is included, and all other drinks – beer, wine and soft drinks – are unlimited! With drink in hand, settle back and gaze out at the river to take stock of the rich wildlife floating around you. Have your camera ready to capture sights of hippos wallowing in the shallows and crocodiles snaking along the water’s edge; the colorful birdlife is camera worthy, too.As the sun goes down, many of the land-based wildlife of Victoria Falls National Park head down to the river to drink, bathe and graze. Look out for Cape buffalo and giraffes, as well as the herds of elephants that often cross the river around sunset.After three hours cruising up and down a stretch of the Zambezi River, seeing the sunset sights, return to the riverbank and step back onto dry land. Your experience then finishes with a hotel drop-off in Livingstone.

$80 Outdoor Activities

Victoria Falls Tour from Livingstone

After hotel pickup in Livingstone, head to Victoria Falls to begin your walking tour around this World Heritage–listed waterfall on the Zambezi River, forming the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. The falls are spectacular at any time of year, whether high season (April to August), with curtains of spray and roaring water, or low season (September to March), when you can stare down the rock face between trickles of water to the bottom, where fish swim below the Knife-edge Bridge. Known by the Kololo people as Mosi-oa-Tunya, ‘The Smoke that Thunders,’ Victoria Falls is the world's largest sheet of falling water, even though it's not the widest or tallest waterfall. During your time here, visit a vantage point across the Knife-edge Bridge for a view of the Eastern Cataract and the Main Falls, as well as the Boiling Pot, where the river turns and heads down Batoka Gorge. Other vantage points include Victoria Falls Bridge, Devil's Pool, and other Lockout points, which provides panoramic views across the Main Falls.

$70 Outdoor Activities

Half-Day Nature Walk in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park from Livingstone

Your tour starts with hotel pickup in Livingstone for the drive to Musi-oa-Tunya National Park, where your nature walk takes place with your guide. Nature walks provide a more natural and eco-friendly way of viewing African game, birds, and plantlife instead of a safari vehicle. Plus, on this walk, you have flexibility with your guide to spend longer than the standard duration of three hours, if you wish. This park is home to three of Africa's Big Five animals—elephant, buffalo, and a big part of Zambia's white rhino population. Your guide will also show you wildlife such as giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, warthogs, primates, and antelopes—to mention but a few—as well as the local tree varieties, including teaks, mahoganies, and the mopane and marula trees, a favorite of the elephants. During a mid-walk break, perhaps near the Zambezi River, aka Kasamba Bezi, you'll have the chance to observe hippos and ibis along the riverbanks. When your time ends, you'll be returned to your pickup location to end your tour. This walking safari through the park and surrounding area is suitable for active and adventurous participants.

$1200 Cultural & Theme Tours

4 Days Victoria Falls Panoramic Safari in Zambia

• Day 1: Meet and greet / transfer to Victoria Falls Waterfront Lodge On arrival at Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport (LVI) in Livingstone you will meet and greet the representative who will assist you with luggage and transfer you to Victoria Falls Waterfront Lodge, where you will stay for three nights which will give you an unforgettable Zambian safari experience.You will check in, relax, and later on, around 4 p.m., you will go out for a sunset boat cruise on the Zambezi River, enjoy some drinks and snacks while having a beautiful view of the sun going down and some fantastic wildlife such as elephants, hippos, crocodiles, and lots of birds. Later you will return to the lodge almost in time for dinner, then bed time. Day 2: Chobe National Park full day trip After breakfast, you will be picked up for a full day Chobe trip. You will arrive at the border and you will be taken to where you will start your boat cruise on the Chobe River in Chobe National Park. At noon you will have lunch and then continue with the game drive, using a 4x4 safari vehicle and return to the lodge around 6 p.m., almost in time for dinner and bed time. Day 3: Guided Victoria Falls tour After breakfast, you will be picked for a guided Victoria Falls tour on Zambia side. Then you will return to the lodge for lunch and relaxation time. During your free time you have a chance of trying other amazing adventure activities in Victoria Falls, then later return to the lodge in time for dinner and bed time. Day 4: Depart Victoria Falls Waterfront Lodge to Livingstone Airport After breakfast, the driver will transfer you to Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport (LVI), depending on your flight time.Note: If your flight is later in the afternoon, you can relax and enjoy some of the lodge’s facilities or try other optional activities.

$1600 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

4 Days Affordable Safari in Kafue National Park, Zambia

DAY 1: TRANSFER FROM LUSAKA TO MU-FUNGATA IN KAFUE NATIONAL PARK On arrival at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (LUN), meet and greet by your driver, he will then assist you with luggage, pick you up and transfer you to Mu-Fungata in Kafue National Park. It’s about 4 hours 30 minutes drive through the settlement of Mumbwa which gives you an experience to interact with the local people on the way. Clients are welcome to ask the driver to stop and ask questionsArrival at the lodge, check in and relax then dinner time and you will go to bed at your own convenient time. DAY 2: MU-FUNGATA SAFARI LODGE, KAFUE NATIONAL PARK Day will start with breakfast in the morning, then you will go out for the game drive or a walking Safari and then you will return to the lodge for lunch, relax free time and then in the afternoon you will go for a Koppie Visit which is offered once per stay (Koppie is a huge granite Rock so high up that you can see the whole area and enjoy great sunset) the return to the lodge for dinner and bed time. DAY 3: MU-FUNGATA SAFARI LODGE, KAFUE NATIONAL PARK Day will start with breakfast in the morning, then you will go out for the game drive or a walking Safari and then you will return to the lodge for lunch, relax free time, dinner and bed time. DAY 4: TRANSFER FROM MU-FUNGATA SAFARI LODGE TO LUSAKA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Today you will start your day with breakfast in the morning but it will entirely depend on the schedule of your flight out of Lusaka, the driver will pick you either after breakfast or lunch and transfer you to Lusaka in time for your flight

$2600 Cultural & Theme Tours

6 Days South Luangwa and Victoria Falls Tour

Day 1 – Arrival/Flight to Mfuwe in South Luangwa National ParkWhen you arrive at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport you will be welcomed by our representative then assist  you check in on your flight to MfuweAt Mfuwe Airport you will be welcomed by Wildlife Camp Guide & then 45 minutes transfer you to the camp.Check in and depending on your arrival time relax or Night Game Drive then return for dinner.Day 2 & 3: Wildlife Camp – South Luangwa National ParkMorning breakfast then a morning game drive or walking safari will follow & return for Lunch & free time to relax. Later afternoon tea afternoon/night game drive then return to the camp in time for dinner.Day 4: Flight to Livingstone – Via LusakaMorning breakfast & morning game drive or walking safari then lunch .At some stage transfer to Mfuwe Airport for your flight to LivingstoneAt Livingstone Airport our representative will be waiting for you & transfer you to Victoria Falls Waterfront Lodge. Check, relax & later dinner.Day 5: Victoria Falls Waterfront Lodge – LivingstoneMorning Breakfast, then pick up for about 2 Hours Guided Victoria Falls tour then drop off at the lodge for lunch and free time to relax & Sunset Boat Cruise - Drinks and snacks are served during your activity. Then you will be dropped at the lodge relax and dinner time.Day 6: Depart LivingstoneMorning breakfast, then check out of the lodge and depending on your flight time our driver will  transfer you to Livingstone Airport in time for your International Flight.Optional; Please note that if your flight is later in the afternoon you have an opportunity to try other amazing adventure activities such Bungee Jump, Helicopter flights and many others.

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