Ultimate Zambezi & Luangwa Safari

From Lusaka to Lusaka
  • Zambia
  • Luxury
  • Safari Tours
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Tour Description

Embark on a captivating journey through the pristine wilderness of Zambia, featuring a trio of luxurious safari camps.

Puku Ridge Camp, South Luangwa National Park
Begin your adventure at Puku Ridge Camp, the winner of Zambia's Leading Tented Safari Camp in 2023. Nestled in the remote South Luangwa National Park, Puku Ridge Camp offers an exclusive and secluded experience. The park, known as the "home of the leopard," is abundant with wildlife, including elephants, lions, wild dogs, buffalos, hippos, wildebeests, and various antelope species. Explore this remarkable park on game drives and walking safaris, guided by knowledgeable rangers. Puku Ridge Camp's commitment to sustainability ensures your stay has a light environmental footprint.

Chiawa Camp, Lower Zambezi
Next, experience Chiawa Camp, the 2022 winner of Zambia's Leading Tented Safari Camp. Situated on the banks of the majestic Zambezi River in Lower Zambezi National Park, Chiawa Camp is an award-winning safari destination. This region is renowned for its exceptional game, including hippos, buffalos, crocodiles, fish eagles, and herds of elephants. Enjoy game drives, walking safaris, canoe trips, and tiger fishing with Africa's finest guides. Chiawa Camp offers unparalleled views of the Zambezi and its resident wildlife, ensuring a remarkable and personalized safari experience.

Old Mondoro Camp, Lower Zambezi
Conclude your journey with a stay at Old Mondoro Camp, an intimate and private camp in the Lower Zambezi National Park. This camp offers exquisite views in all directions, from the Zambezi River to the lush woodlands teeming with wildlife. With just five rooms, Old Mondoro Camp provides an immersive connection with nature. The camp is known for its outdoor "loo with a view," allowing you to observe the Zambezi's wildlife. If you seek an authentic yet comfortable safari experience, Old Mondoro is the perfect choice.

This unforgettable expedition combines wildlife encounters, luxurious comfort, and environmental responsibility, making it a perfect choice for nature enthusiasts and safari aficionados. Explore the untouched wilderness of Zambia and create lasting memories in the heart of Africa's most captivating landscapes.

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Spot elusive big cats, such as leopards and lions, in South Luangwa National Park, a renowned haven for these majestic predators.

Savor unparalleled views of the Zambezi River and its wildlife-rich surroundings - from Puku Ridge Camp's scenic escarpment to Old Mondoro Camp's "loo with a view".

Experience the exceptional walking safaris in South Luangwa National Park, where knowledgeable guides lead you on close wildlife encounters.

Tour Itinerary

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Day 1
Lusaka Puku Ridge, South Luangwa

Upon your arrival at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport, our representative will be there to greet you immediately after the immigration process. They will provide assistance with your luggage and guide you to the domestic counters for your connecting flight to Mfuwe. Upon landing at Mfuwe Airport, a Puku Ridge representative will be ready to receive you and facilitate your transfer to the camp. The road journey to the camp takes about one hour, marking the commencement of your exciting adventure for the next three days.

Puku Ridge Camp, named after the elegant Puku antelope, is perched atop a remote escarpment in South Luangwa. The camp harmoniously blends with its pristine natural environment, offering captivating vistas of a wildlife-rich floodplain. Positioned on one of the prime locations in South Luangwa National Park, Puku Ridge immerses guests in a unique safari experience.

The camp's distinctive design reflects a commitment to sustainable luxury with star beds, private plunge pools, and custom-built, near-silent air conditioning. A comprehensive reconstruction project is underway, aimed at ensuring a lighter ecological footprint and carbon neutrality.

South Luangwa, known as the "home of the Leopard," is a region renowned for its breathtaking wildlife, including the endemic Thornicroft's giraffe. The park's abundant population includes elephants, lions, wild dogs, buffalos, hippos, wildebeests, and various antelopes. This stunning park is perfect for exploration on foot, with experienced park rangers and tracking guides revealing the secrets of elusive animals. Puku Ridge Camp was awarded the title of "Leading Safari Lodge in Zambia" in 2023, cementing its status as a top-tier safari destination.

Overnight at Puku Ridge, your stay is Fully Inclusive of accommodation, all meals, selected drinks plus Activities

Day 2-3
Puku Ridge

Enjoy your scheduled game activities.

Explore the South Luangwa's diverse wildlife and pristine landscapes at Puku Ridge Camp, where encounters with lions, leopards, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, and elephants are commonplace. Guided game drives, including nighttime excursions, offer guests the chance to witness the region's remarkable wildlife up close. On sundowner outings by the river, guests might spot bush babies and observe puku and impala unfazed by the passing vehicles. Night drives employ specialized spotlights for a low-impact and photography-friendly approach to nocturnal wildlife observation.

In the heart of the South Luangwa, walking safaris are a specialty, providing an intimate way to appreciate the bush's subtle details. Accompanied by an armed game scout and skilled guides, guests can track wildlife based on tracks and signs, learning about the area's rich biodiversity. With 60 mammal species and over 400 bird species, the South Luangwa is not only a haven for wildlife enthusiasts but also a top global destination for birdwatching.

Overnight at Puku Ridge, your stay is Fully Inclusive of accommodation, all meals, selected drinks plus Activities

Day 4
Puku Ridge, South Luangwa Chiawa Camp, Lower Zambezi

The lodge team will confirm your departure time from camp today, and you'll take a short flight to Mfuwe Airport, where you'll connect to your scheduled flight to Jeki Airstrip in the Lower Zambezi.

Upon arrival at Jeki Airstrip, your guide from Chiawa Camp will be there to transfer you to the camp for your three-night stay.

Chiawa Camp, a multi-award-winning safari destination, graces the banks of the Zambezi River within Zambia's Lower Zambezi National Park. This family-owned camp boasts the finest location under a vast grove of Mahogany trees and offers personalized, unpretentious service. Enjoy magnificent vistas of the Zambezi River from your luxurious tented accommodation.

In addition to its idyllic setting, Chiawa Camp stands out for its diverse range of activities, led by Africa's top guides. Game drives, walking safaris, canoeing, boating, and angling are just some of the options available. The camp also provides ample opportunities for relaxation, with two viewing platforms, two hides for wildlife observation, a beautiful pool, and a sundeck overlooking the Zambezi. You can even stay active in the well-equipped fitness shack. Chiawa Camp's excellence has earned it prestigious awards, including "Best in Africa" for its safari offerings and various accolades for its cuisine, guiding team, location, romantic atmosphere, family-friendly environment, and ecological responsibility.

Overnight at Chiawa Camp, your stay is Fully Inclusive of accommodation, all meals, selected drinks plus Activities

Day 5-6
Chiawa Camp

Enjoy your scheduled game activities.

Enjoy game drives in specially adapted open 4WD vehicles, offering safe and effective wildlife viewing. Drives depart in the early morning and late afternoon for optimal sightings. Night drives with filtered spotlights allow you to observe nocturnal creatures and predators. Pioneered in Zambia, guided bush walks provide a "micro-safari" experience, focusing on tracking and wildlife interpretation. Waterborne safaris on motorized pontoons offer scenic river cruises and sunset outings, often followed by night drives.

Canoeing on the Zambezi River provides tranquil yet thrilling experiences, with trips lasting from one hour to a full day, and longer journeys through picturesque channels available. Chiawa Camp is known for its exceptional tigerfish fishing, guided by experts, offering fly and conventional tackle options.

Overnight at Chiawa Camp, your stay is Fully Inclusive of accommodation, all meals, selected drinks plus Activities

Day 7
Chiawa Camp, Lower Zambezi Old Mondoro, Lower Zambezi

Your journey continues today as you transition from Chiawa to Old Mondoro. This transfer will be an exciting game drive or a scenic river safari, allowing you to pause along the way for wildlife viewing. Your next three nights of safari adventure will unfold at Old Mondoro, promising an unforgettable experience.

Nestled within a grove of towering Acacia trees, Old Mondoro offers a captivating setting where massive elephant bulls frequently forage on the lush vegetation. Situated on the banks of the Zambezi River in Lower Zambezi National Park, approximately 35 km downstream from Chiawa Camp, this camp boasts a remote and scenic location. With just five rooms and ten beds, Old Mondoro stands as the epitome of an intimate and private safari experience.

The camp's remarkable setting provides sweeping views in all directions. To the south, guests can admire the awe-inspiring Zambezi River with its islands teeming with wildlife. Swiveling around to the north reveals a captivating woodland landscape adorned with towering trees that dwarf impalas, waterbuck, buffalos, and elephants. For a touch of adventure, Old Mondoro offers an outdoor "loo with a view," providing a unique perspective of the Zambezi River and its resident wildlife. If you seek an immersive nature experience without compromising on comfort, Old Mondoro is the ideal choice.

Overnight at Old Mondoro, your stay includes accommodation, all meals, selected drinks and activities

Day 8-9
Old Mondoro Camp

Enjoy your scheduled game activities.

Indulge in the array of exciting activities at Old Mondoro, including exploring the wilderness on game drives using specially adapted open 4WD vehicles, venturing into the night with guided drives, embarking on guided bush walks, discovering the Zambezi River on waterborne safaris, enjoying canoeing on the river, and experiencing the thrill of tigerfish fishing guided by experts. Whether you prefer fly or conventional tackle, you'll have a chance to test your angling skills.

Overnight at Old Mondoro, your stay includes accommodation, all meals, selected drinks and activities

Day 10
Old Mondoro Camp, Lower Zambezi Lusaka

Following a delightful breakfast, it's time to say goodbye to the camp team. You will be transferred to Jeki Airstrip for your return flight to Lusaka. Upon arrival at Lusaka International Airport, a representative will be there to assist you with your luggage and ensure a smooth transition to your onward international flight.

What’s Included

  • Included Copy 20 9 nights in luxury tented camps and lodges
  • Included Copy 20 Daily breakfast, other meals as listed
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 Meet and Greet Services and assistance at Lusaka airport
  • Included Copy 20 Scheduled and light aircraft flights as specified
  • Included Copy 20 Game drives, safari walks, canoeing , boat cruises and fishing
  • Included Copy 20 Park fees & Conservation levies
  • Included Copy 7 International Flights, Visas, tips, travel insurance


  • Included Embark on thrilling game drives to explore the diverse landscapes & encounter the abundant wildlife
  • Included Experience the thrill of walking safaris, guided by experts, in South Luangwa National Park.
  • Included Glide along the Zambezi River on a peaceful canoe safari, observing the river's resident hippos
  • Included Enjoy excellent tiger fishing opportunities along the Zambezi River, testing your angling skills
  • Included Unwind with a cocktail in the bush as you witness breathtaking African sunsets
  • Included Immerse yourself in the local culture by visiting nearby communities
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10 days

Price from

$10,410 USD

Per person, sharing

based on low season

Daily; May-November