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Explore the incredible beauty of Zambia's Lower Zambezi National Park on this 6-day short break and experience a secluded wilderness that offers wildlife viewing second to none.

Spread along the banks of the Zambezi River against the spectacular backdrop of its steep escarpment, the Lower Zambezi National Park offers truly memorable wildlife viewing opportunities; some of the finest in Africa. Its owner-run camps offer a high degree of personalised attention and exceptional guiding by 4-wheel drive vehicle, on foot and by boat.

Suggested Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Depart the UK

  2. Day 2: Arrive Lusaka & fly to Lower Zambezi National Park

    On arrival at Lusaka, check in for your connecting scheduled flight to Jeki Airstrip, which takes just over half an hour.

    At Jeki you will be met and transferred to your lodge, around an hour's drive away. There will be some time to relax after the journey before, then head out later in the afternoon for your first vehicle safari or other wildlife activity. 

    Accommodation: Chongwe River Camp, 4-nights

  3. Days 3-5 : Game drives, walks or boat trips

    Over the next three days the pattern of each day may vary a little according to the activities, but is essentially based on the same pattern: an early start with a light breakfast, followed by a morning vehicle safari, walk or boat trip, returning to camp in time for an early lunch. After some down time (and maybe a siesta?), you’ll take afternoon tea before setting out on a late afternoon activity.

    It is possible that you might spend an entire day out in the bush - in which case you'll go equipped with an ample picnic lunch and cool drinks. In the early evening, following a sundowner out on the plains, you return to the camp by nightfall.

  4. Day 6: Fly to Lusaka & onward to the UK

    This morning you rise early. After breakfast you will be transferred the short distance back to the airstrip in time for a flight to Lusaka and onward overnight connection back to the UK.

  5. Day 7: 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: 7 days from £3,475 pp
  • Duration and price excluding international flights: 5 days from £2,635 pp
  • Single supplement: From £1,000: High season (Jul-Oct) only
  • When to go: Apr-Nov: Daily
  • Activities available:
    • Photography
    • Walking
Featured location:

Lower Zambezi National Park

The Lower Zambezi National Park is one of the few pristine wildernesses left in Africa. Its backdrop is dominated by the steep Zambezi Escarpment, but the Zambezi River is the main attraction, where tranquil yet exciting excursions by boat are an excellent way to appreciate the river and its wildlife.

  • Where: Lusaka Province
  • Ideal for viewing: Cape buffalo, African elephant, cheetah, leopard, lion
  • Excellent for: Walking safaris, Vehicle safaris, River safaris
Suggested accommodation options are shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.

Chongwe River Camp

Located on the banks at the confluence between the Zambezi and Chongwe Rivers, this camp enjoys a perfect spot on the edge of the Lower Zambezi National Park. The spacious tents have superb river vistas and the camp is well positioned for exploring this unique region of Zambia.

Chongwe River House

Standing on the banks of the magical Chongwe River, close to the Zambezi, this lodge offers an award-winning formula of excellent service in a great location. Accommodation is in four spacious bedrooms with luxury open-air en suite bathrooms, and makes an ideal base for a family wanting a private safari.

Old Mondoro

Set in acacia trees on a bank of the Zambezi, Old Mondoro has four unpretentious reed-and-canvas chalets and aims to offer an authentic, intimate safari while not forgoing creature comforts or good service. Activities focus on walking, and you can also enjoy day and night game drives, and canoe safaris.

Potato Bush Camp

This tiny camp in the heart of the wildlife-rich Lower Zambezi National Park offers a stunning panorama of the river and escarpment. Four spacious tents, including one ideal for a family, are stylishly built from canvas and native rosewood, and include a large deck area with private plunge pool.

Sausage Tree Camp

In a stunning setting in the heart of the Lower Zambezi National Park, Sausage Tree Camp epitomises ‘bush chic” with eight luxurious, white Bedouin-style tents overlooking the river. Add to the mix your own personal butler, and animals wandering through the camp, and you have a true yet civilised bush experience.