Classic Zambia Safari

8 days—Classic Zambia Safari. 8 Or 10 nights - Lower Zambezi and The Kafue 2023

$5800-7200 USD


Safari summary

Owner-run by safari experts, combining high-quality wildlife viewing and specialised guiding into a unique guest experience in Zambia, a country with one of the richest wildlife heritages on the African continent.

Classic Zambia camps are located in the heart of two of the leading national parks in Zambia and are the perfect spots from which to explore and experience Zambian wildlife at its very best.

One of the best aspects of this safari is the variety of experiences on offer; whether it’s a love of photography, walking, big game or just wanting to feel a little closer to nature, this safari provides the best possible safari and makes it your trip for your memories.

About this tour

Tour type Custom, tailor-made, private
Main focus Game drives
Activity level Moderate activity
Best months May, June, July, August, September, October

Fine details

Safari highlights
  • Boat, canoe, dhow, kayak, mokoro safari
  • Walking safari—with armed guard
  • Night game drives
What’s included?
  • Accommodation
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Internal flights
  • Laundry
  • Meals
  • Park fees
What’s not included?
  • Premium alcoholic beverages
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Visas


Day 1

Lower Zambezi

Flight from Kenneth Kaunda International to Jeki Airstrip, where you will be met by your guide . The drive to camp will take around 45 minutes, depending on sightings. Chula Island Camp is located in the remote eastern part of the Lower Zambezi National Park, situated amongst Natal Mahagony trees overlooking a lagoon and floodplain off the Zambezi River.

Chula Camp

Day 2

Lower Zambezi

Full day exploring the wildlife of this spectacular wild location.


Lower Zambezi

A 1.5 hour game drive today to Kutali Camp, located on Kulefu Island, separated from the mainland by the Kulefu channels.  The camp is situated in a Winter Thorn Albidia forest directly on the banks of the Zambezi River Tents offer stunning views over the Zambezi River and behind into the magical Winter Thorn forest. Activities from the camp include: Guided walks; morning, afternoon and night game drives; time on the river - canoeing, taking a boat cruise or fishing.


Day 4

A full day of safari activities.


The Kafue


Return to Lusaka to transfer to Musekese Camp. Chalets have an organic shape and blend seamlessly into the bush on the Eden lagoon where you will always have wildlife in view. The chalets are constructed with a combination of local materials and traditional canvas and to reduce overuse of natural resources, hot water in the chalets is gas-fired so you can have a hot shower whenever you wish.


Day 6

Musekese Camp centres around a tented 'boma' with a bar and a library, as well as a welcome cooling breeze. Meals are served here or in the shade of magnificent old trees on the deck, where you have views of the wildlife and birds right in front of the camp. All of the team in the camp are amiable, very engaging and have been employed from villages adjoining the Kafue, bringing the benefits of tourism directly into the local communities.


day 7

Days are built around your preference for activity. All your activities are expertly guided by the most respected Kafue guides. Game drives both morning and afternoon in custom-built open vehicles equipped perfectly for comfort. Boat safaris on the nearby Kafue and Lufupa river system are a fantastic experience for a very different perspective. Walking safaris are an enchanting way to experience every small sign and sound and, with luck, an encounter of the bigger animals. 


Day 8

A last full day on safari. Departing the next morning.

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Busanga Safaris
YAScore: 70/100
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