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9-Day Zambia Highlights Safari

Another safari crafted with knowledge and passion; Safari Guru's 9-Day Zambia Highlights Safari. This time exploring Zambia's Iconic destinations in one seamless journey sharing what this magnificent holiday destination has to offer. Zambia is untamed, gloriously wild and untouched, perfect for those seeking a remote, authentic yet luxurious experience. We've just made your journey planning straightforward and cost-effective for the ideal African adventure for first-time safari-goers and safari purists alike.

This 9-Day Zambia Highlights Safari is perfect for couples or friends wishing to travel together, or even singles possibly making friends of a lifetime!

9-Day Zambia Highlights Safari Chiawa Camp Lion
9-Day Zambia Highlights Safari Chiawa Camp Elephant

Your 9-Day Zambia Highlights Safari takes you to two of Zambia's most desirable wilderness areas, where you will experience Africa's spectacular wildlife species, including most of the Big 5; elephants, lions, leopards and buffalo - Technically, Zambia has all the Big Five, but rhinos are extremely rare and confined to the Mosi-oa-Tunya (Victoria Falls), which is exactly where we have you ending your awe-inspiring journey - unless your wanderlust seeks more!

Your first stop is South Luangwa National Park - one of the most popular parks in un-touristy Zambia. The Luangwa River contains the largest concentration of hippos and crocodiles in the entire world! It creates an explorer's dream as it meanders through the wide valley floor of the park, creating a system of oxbow lagoons and ending in the mighty Zambezi. The winter months are the perfect time to visit South Luangwa, which is only open six months of the year – getting steadily hotter toward its close in October.

The Lower Zambezi National Park is your second stop. One of the most scenically diverse areas in Africa, with its jaw-dropping mountainous backdrop of the Zambian escarpment behind which the sun sets. Here you will find beautiful forests of albizia trees along the banks of the simply stunning Zambezi River, teeming with wildlife and birds and offering fantastic catch-and-release sport fishing.

Lastly, your fantastic safari adventure includes three nights at the world-famous Victoria Falls, forming a border between the far south of Zambia and Zimbabwe, where a monumental volume of water thunders down into a narrow gorge below. An area David Livingstone once described as "Scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by Angels in their flight….”

9-Day Zambia Highlights Safari
9-Day Zambia Highlights Safari
9-Day Zambia Highlights Safari
9-Day Zambia Highlights Safari
9-Day Zambia Highlights Safari
9-Day Zambia Highlights Safari
9-Day Zambia Highlights Safari
9-Day Zambia Highlights Safari
DAY 1: 9-DAY ZAMBIA HIGHLIGHTS SAFARI

Your 9-Day Zambia Highlights Safari kicks off at Chindeni Bushcamp, a remarkable destination perfectly nestled in the heart of the South Luangwa National Park. This extraordinary bushcamp offers an exquisite blend of luxury, unparalleled accommodation, and thrilling safari experiences that will leave you in awe. Set against the stunning backdrop of the African wilderness, Chindeni invites you to immerse yourself in nature while enjoying the comforts of a world-class retreat.

The camp is situated on the edge of a permanent lagoon, offering breathtaking views of the expansive waterway and the abundant wildlife it attracts. It offers four tented chalets, each designed to provide comfort, privacy, and an immersive connection with nature. The well-appointed safari chalets are all raised on decks ensuring a restful and luxurious retreat after a day of adventure.

Chindeni also offers a unique opportunity to spend a night under the stars in a comfortable, secure sleep-out deck. Fall asleep to the sounds of the African night, surrounded by the enchanting wilderness. This unforgettable experience allows you to connect with nature in the most intimate way and offers a sense of adventure and romance.

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9-Day Zambia Highlights Safari
9-Day Zambia Highlights Safari
DAY 3-6:  9-DAY ZAMBIA HIGHLIGHTS SAFARI

Chiawa Camp Zambia is a haven of luxury, remarkable accommodation, and thrilling safari adventures in the heart of the Lower Zambezi National Park. Nestled on the banks of the majestic Zambezi River, Chiawa Camp allows you to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature while enjoying the comforts of a world-class retreat.

The camp is nestled within a pristine riverine forest, offering breathtaking views of the Zambezi River and the untamed wilderness beyond. Chiawa's design harmoniously blends with the landscape, featuring tented structures with thatched roofs, elevated decks, and open-air spaces that allow for uninterrupted views and a seamless connection with nature. 

Embark on thrilling safari activities led by experienced guides who have an intimate knowledge of the park and its inhabitants. Explore the diverse landscapes of the Lower Zambezi, home to a remarkable array of wildlife, including elephants, lions, leopards, buffaloes, and abundant birdlife. The early morning and late afternoon game drives provide the perfect opportunity to witness the park's inhabitants at their most active, capturing incredible moments and encounters.

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DAY 7: 9-DAY ZAMBIA HIGHLIGHTS SAFARI

Finally, The River Club; the perfect ending to your 9-Day Zambia Highlights Safari. This property is defined by the value they attach to helping guests create lasting memories together. Unpretentious hospitality in an outstanding, exclusive location, tucked into the river banks of the Zambezi, combining the natural heritage of both the Zambezi River and Victoria Falls. This stop allows you to explore the culturally-extraordinary Livingstone-town, adrenal activities, spa downtime and even a visit to Simonga Village, an authentic piece of present-day semi-rural life.

The River Club is soaked in ambience and history. Its main building is a well-appointed, rebuilt 1940s homestead, complete with a comfortable lounge, dining room, library, swimming pool, wrap-around veranda and gift shop. Meals are mixed up, and enjoyed on the veranda, in the Gazebo, around the infinity pool or in the lush gardens beneath the trees, giving The River Club many alternatives for private dining. A secluded deck above the river seemingly adds the expansive infinity pool to the river itself. For the energetic, the croquet lawn, the gymnasium, walking/running trail and all-weather tennis court are perfect.

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9-Day Zambia Highlights Safari
9-Day Zambia Highlights Safari

9-Day Zambia Highlights Safari at a Glance:

 

Safari Guru's 9-Day Zambia Highlights Safari is available during the opening months of the Lower Zambezi National Park, generally April to November, and the best time to visit is between July and October.

The itinerary includes; shared accommodation, twice daily safari activities, flights ex Lusaka or Livingstone, and final destination Victoria Falls. All transfers, all meals, local drinks and park fees. A Sunset River Cruise and a Private Guided Tour of Victoria Falls.

Not included; gratuities, visa costs (if required), local curio purchases or travel insurance, local/international arrival flights to Lusaka, and local/international flight departing from Victoria Falls.

Additional destinations can be added either before or after this itinerary. Zambia connects well with South AfricaBotswana and Zimbabwe, and the team at Safari Guru will gladly share pricing and availability of our preferred camps, lodges or hotels in any of these destinations.

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