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Enormous efforts to develop the trails and viewpoints around the Zambian side of Victoria Falls have now ensured that many consider them to be not only just as good, but even better than the Zimbabwean side.

Walkways and a viewpoint have been developed and a wide variety of superb accommodation from rustic to luxury is now available along the Zambezi River, increasingly away from the river and some with fabulous views.

Furthermore, there is a huge range of activities on offer from Livingstone, meaning that the area is worthy of more than just an overnight stay. A visit to Victoria Falls offers a great extension after a safari in Zambia, Namibia, Botswana or Zimbabwe.

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Key info

  • Ideal for viewing: Cape buffalo, African elephant, hippo, trumpeter hornbill, waterbuck
  • Where: Southern Province, Zambia

Wildlife trips

This wildlife location is featured in the following itineraries:

Best of Zimbabwe & Zambia

This upmarket flying safari combines three of southern Africa’s most fruitful wildlife areas: Hwange and Mana Pools in Zimbabwe, and the vastness of the Kafue in western Zambia. Staying in delightful tented camps in the best locations, enjoy day and night game drives and boat trips to see the abundant wildlife.

  • When to go: Jun-Oct
  • Duration inc. flights: 13 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £9,295 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Classic Africa Explorer

This 37-day comprehensive itinerary, which visits no less than seven countries, delivers the ultimate African safari experience and a wealth of contrasts. Travel to some of Africa’s best National Parks and stay in a range of classic lodges, hotels and tented camps on this wildlife trip of a lifetime.

  • When to go: Apr-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 37 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £16,495 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Distinctive Zimbabwe & Kafue

This trip focusses on the essence of Zimbabwe and Zambia – neighbouring countries that boast some of Africa’s finest wildlife areas. From the stunning Mana Pools and its aquatic wildlife, fly to the remote Busanga Plains in Zamiba’s Kafue National Park for vehicle safaris to see plains game and their predators.

  • When to go: Jun-Oct
  • Duration inc. flights: 10 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £7,395 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Green Season Secrets

In the Green Season the arrival of the summer rains transforms the dry land into verdant pastures dotted with wild flowers. At this time of plenty, there is no shortage of food, so many species choose to bring their young into the world, attracting the unwanted attention of various predators.

  • When to go: Nov-Mar
  • Duration inc. flights: 16 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £7,495 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Highlights of Northern Botswana

This small group trip incorporates prime wildlife areas, starting in the Okavango Delta, one of the ecological wonders of the world and home to predators such as lion, hyena, wild dog and leopard. Continuing on to Chobe National Park, you will find here one of Africa’s highest remaining concentrations of wildlife.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 13 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £4,095 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour

Natural Wonders

Few trips venture as far as Namibia’s northern border, but this innovative itinerary employs a combination of self-drive and guided safari to visit famed Etosha and the Caprivi en route to Africa’s Four Corners – where Namibia, Angola, Zambia and Zimbabwe meet – ending at Chobe and Victoria Falls.

  • When to go: Jun-Oct
  • Duration inc. flights: 16 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £4,795 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Scenic Splendour & Wildlife Wonders

This safari travels to Busanga Plain in the northern sector of Zambia’s Kafue National Park, home to huge herds of lechwe and puku and an exceptionally high density of lion, before taking in the mesmerising Victoria Falls. The final stop is wildlife-rich Hwange, Zimbabwe’s largest national park.

  • When to go: Jun-Oct
  • Duration inc. flights: 11 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £7,795 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Zambezi Wonders & Wilderness

A fabulous family safari offering the perfect combination of outstanding natural wonders, unspoilt wilderness, incredible wildlife and fun activities. From the spectacular Victoria Falls and the astonishing wildlife of South Luangwa, to the pristine shores of Lake Malawi, enjoy the very best of Zambia and Malawi.

  • When to go: Apr-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 13 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £5,995 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
Suggested accommodation options are shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.

Chundukwa River Lodge

Situated 25 kilometres upstream from Victoria Falls, Chundukwa River Lodge accommodates guests in five elevated, open-fronted thatched chalets boasting uninterrupted views of the beautiful Zambezi River. Chundukwa is a haven for birdlife, where previous visitors have recorded up to 100 species in a day.

Islands of Siankaba

Islands of Siankaba is a five-star lodge on two untouched islands in the mighty Zambezi River, mid-way between Victoria Falls and Chobe National Park. Its seven secluded chalets, each elevated on stilts and fashioned in teak and canvas, offer the perfect place to unwind and enjoy the natural surroundings in comfort.


Sindabezi sits alone on a totally secluded private island in the middle of the Zambezi River, just a few kilometres from Victoria Falls. It consists of just four comfortable reed and thatch cottages, and offers stylish and intimate accommodation - a perfect place to relax after a safari in southern Africa.

Stanley Safari Lodge

This beautiful and unique lodge lies only three kilometres from Victoria Falls, in a lovely quiet setting on a hill bordering Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. Its location ensures splendid and unmatched views of the spray of the falls in the distance, as well as being able to savour the sights and sounds of the African bush.

The River Club

Set on a bend of the Zambezi River, within easy reach of Victoria Falls, the well-appointed chalets of this refined property have commanding views over the river to Zambezi National Park. Elephant and hippo are regularly seen (and heard) along the river’s edge, and the birdlife is excellent.

Toka Leya Camp

This camp is located beside the Zambezi River, and consists of 12 spacious safari tents. There is a lovely verandah from which to soak up the views and sound of birds, elephant and grunting pods of hippo, and activities on offer include tours to Victoria Falls (Zambian side), river cruises and guided nature walks.


Tongabezi is a luxury riverside lodge in a romantic location on the banks of the Zambezi River, just upstream of the commanding Victoria Falls. Each cottage or house is unique in its design and eclectic furnishings, and has a private view across the river. Game drives, boat trips and walks are all possible.

Waterberry Lodge

Standing on the Zambian bank of the Zambezi, just 30 minutes from Livingstone, this secluded lodge has wonderful views to Zimbabwe on the opposite bank. Each thatched cottage has a private deck overlooking the river – a perfect spot for that African safari sundowner! This is one of our best value options.

Zambezi Sun Hotel

Located just a few minutes from Victoria Falls, this unpretentious and welcoming hotel reflects the Zambia’s rich and diverse cultural heritage. The architecture is inspired by an African village, and an inviting pool area, spacious rooms and sprawling gardens together create a relaxed atmosphere.