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Experience the essence of Zambia and Zimbabwe on this fantastic safari to experience some of Africa’s finest wildlife areas.

Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools National Park, a recognised UNESCO World Heritage Site, protects one of the greatest wildlife spectacles on the continent, while the remote Busanga Plains in Zambia’s Kafue National Park retain the timeless charm of Africa undiscovered. The grand finale is the mesmerising sight of the thundering waters at Victoria Falls. This wildlife safari will leave you yearning for more!

Suggested itinerary

  1. Day 1: Depart UK

  2. Days 2-4 : Arrive Victoria Falls & fly to Mana Pools National Park

    On arrival at Victoria Falls, fly by scheduled light aircraft flight to Mana Pools in the Lower Zambezi.

    Your camp is idyllically located, overlooking the Zambezi River and the imposing Great African Rift Valley. During your time here, enjoy early morning walks with an experienced guide, morning and afternoon vehicle safaris, night drives and canoeing.

    Accommodation: Ruckomechi Camp, 3-nights

  3. Days 5-7 : Transfer to Kafue National Park

    Today is an early morning departure by boat to Chirundu on the Zambian border – a scenic trip of around one hour – followed by a four hour drive to Lusaka. Then you will fly by scheduled light aircraft to the Busanga Plains area of Kafue National Park.

    Over the next few days, enjoy morning and afternoon/evening vehicle safaris, as well as boat trips in the early part of the season (June and July).

    Accommodation: Busanga Bush Camp, 3-nights

  4. Day 8: Fly to Toka Leya, Livingstone; visit Victoria Falls

    Fly by scheduled light aircraft flight to Livingstone, where you will transfer the short distance by road to your overnight accommodation in Mosi-oa-Tuna National Park on the outskirts of Victoria Falls town.

    Activities available include guided tours of Victoria Falls, cultural, museum and market tours, morning or evening vehicle safaris in Mosi-oa-Tunya, and morning or evening boat cruises on the Zambezi River.

    Accommodation: Toka Leya Camp, 1-night

  5. Day 9: Depart Livingstone

    Transfer by road to Livingstone Airport for your return flights to the UK.

  6. Day 10: Arrive UK

Key info

Our trip ideas are offered to inspire you and can be tailored to suit your requirements.
  • Duration and price including flights from/to UK: 10 days from £7,395 pp
  • Duration and price excluding international flights: 8 days from £6,295 pp
  • Single supplement: From £1,190
  • When to go: Jun-Oct: Monday departures from mid June to end October
  • Activities available:
    • Boat trip
    • Hot-air ballooning
    • Nature drive
    • Photography
    • Walking
Featured locations:

Mana Pools National Park

This UNESCO World Heritage Site beside the Zambezi has fine views towards Zambia’s Lower Zambezi and the Rift Valley escarpment. Its woodland and open plains contain a huge variety of wildlife, including large herds of elephant. It is famed for walking and canoe safaris, and offers a secluded experience.

  • Where: Mashonaland West Province
  • Ideal for viewing: Cape buffalo, African elephant, lion, Nile crocodile, roan
  • Excellent for: Walking safaris, Vehicle safaris, River safaris

Kafue National Park

Kafue is one of the world’s largest national parks. It’s has a rich variety of wildlife and a profusion of game who are attracted by the diverse habitats, which range from woodland opening onto wide, grassy dambos. The vast, rolling Busanga Plain, fed by the Lufupa River, attracts large herds of red lechwe and buffalo.

  • Where: North Western Province
  • Ideal for viewing: Cape buffalo, defassa waterbuck, lion, red lechwe, sable
  • Excellent for: Walking safaris, Vehicle safaris, River safaris

Victoria Falls, Zambia

Combining perfectly with a safari in Botswana, Zimbabwe or Namibia as well as Zambia, the Zambian side of the falls was once considered to be the ‘poor cousin’, by comparison with the views of the river and the falls from Zimbabwe. The two countries are linked by a spectacular iron bridge above the raging waters.

  • Where: Southern Province
  • Ideal for viewing: Cape buffalo, African elephant, hippo, trumpeter hornbill, common waterbuck
  • Excellent for: River safaris
Suggested accommodation options are shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.

Busanga Bush Camp

Located right in the centre of Kafue National Park’s Busanga Plains, this bush camp accommodates eight people in four en suite tents. Activities include game drives, walking safaris and night drives, led by qualified experienced guides who are extremely knowledgeable about the area and its wildlife.

Ruckomechi Camp

This camp nestles in a grove of acacia and mahogany trees on the western boundary of Mana Pools. Ten spacious tents with full en suite facilities include a honeymoon suite and a family room, all with views of the Zambezi River and the mountainous escarpment of the Great Rift Valley beyond.

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.