When to Travel

The rains in Zambia come mostly in December, January, February and March though the further north you are, the earlier the rains arrive and the later they leave. Eastern areas and higher areas generally receive more rain than western and lowland areas. This is Zambia's most lush and verdant season– when most camps close and many unsurfaced roads in Zambia become impassable.

By April and May most of the rain has faded away, leaving a landscape that's still green, but starting to dry out. Nighttime temperatures start to drop, especially in higher and more southerly locations.

In June, July and August (Peak Season) the nights have become much cooler, but the days are clear and warm. Make sure you bring warm clothes to wrap up if you're out at night, as some nights get very cold! Most of Zambia's small 'walking bushcamps' open at the start of June, when the roads have dried out sufficiently to allow access.

Into September and October the temperatures climb: the lower-lying rift valleys – Lower Zambezi, Mana Pools and Luangwa Valley – can get very hot in October. However, you'll see some superb game as the animals concentrate around the limited water sources.

November can be variable; it can be hot and dry like October, or it can see the season's first downpours. Often it's a very interesting month as you can see both patterns on successive days.

Key Info

Our Itineraries are designed to offer guests an embracing experience of our love affair with nature. They are exclusive experiences involving mild adventure along roads less travelled, an opportunity to discover intimate aspects of Africa. Every itinerary can be personalised to suit your own preferences

10 Day Zambia Highlights

Itinerary overview

Duration 10 days / 9 nights. Starts at Johannesburg International airport and ends at Victoria Falls Zambia. Highlights: Experience the wonders of walking in the amazing Zambian wilderness.

Cost from:£ 4200  Per person sharing

£ 500 Single supplement (if a single room is required, if you are a single traveller please request an individual price)

Luxuryfrom:£ 4800   Per person sharing
£ 600  Single supplement

(depending on accommodation chosen, special conditions may apply for bookings over peak periods)

This safari covers two of the premier parks in Zambia – The South Luangwa and Lower Zambezi plus Livingstone, home to the spectacular Victoria Falls. The Luangwa Valley, which marks the end of the Great Rift Valley, is one of the last unspoiled wilderness areas and possibly the finest wildlife sanctuary in Africa. The Luangwa River flows into the Zambezi River – just below the Lower Zambezi National Park. This park, scenically bordered by an impressive escarpment, has excellent game viewing which can be viewed from either the river or by land. Quietly drifting quietly past a huge elephant feeding is a great experience. Livingstone is home to one of 7 natural wonders of the world, the Victoria Falls, and offers many opportunities, both adrenaline filled and more sedate, to view this amazing site. There are game viewing opportunities too, with a chance to see the white rhino in Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park and river trips on the Zambezi River. Combining these three areas in Zambia gives you an exceptional safari.


Formalities. Then proceed to check in for your domestic flight to Mfuwe, which is an hour and a half on average.

In Mfuwe, you will be met by a representative of your camp of choice and transferred to camp in time for lunch or afternoon tea. There will be a variety of activities on offer that you may choose from including walking, game drives and possibly village tours. This is an opportunity to explore the remote and game rich Luangwa Valley either on foot or on board a 4 wheel vehicle – true African wilderness experience!



After a hearty breakfast and time allowing a morning activity; you will be transferred back to Mfuwe for your onward flight to Lower Zambezi. The flight is via Lusaka and on average of 3 hours including stop over time.

Lower Zambezi provides a fantastic contrast to the Luangwa Valley. Being on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, the water based activities are your main activities here. Boating fishing, canoeing are on top of the list with the game drives and walking as a bonus. The pace here is a bit more relaxed after the safari experience.


Having enjoyed the land and water activities of two of Zambia’s premier parks, it’s time to head on to one of the Seven Wonders of the World - the Victoria Falls! A short flight via Lusaka will get you to Livingstone, home of the Falls. There is an endless list of activities here from seeing the Falls, adrenalin activities, cultural tours… something for everyone. Definitely a great way to end your Zambian safari!



Price is subject to change & availability


Luxury accommodation (additional info provided on request)

All ground transportation

Game Drives

Three meals daily

Game walks were possible

Flights Lusaka to Mfuwe, Mfuwe to Lower Zambezi, Lower (These are included in the quoted price, however a local payment is required to our ground agent for the flights. The amount you pay for the internal flights will be taken off the price quoted above and will be broken down clearly in your invoice)

Zambezi to Lusaka, Lusaka to Livingstone


Flights to Lusaka, and to Johannesburg  - We can help arrange these for you and will quote separately using preferred ATOL supplier




Pre & post safari costs

Entrance fees


* Price subject to change without prior notification. Please check with us before making payment.
* Terms & Conditions apply

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