This safari combines two of southern Africa's incredible wildlife areas – the vast Busanga Plain and the diverse Hwange National Park – together with the scenic splendour of the world-famous Victoria Falls.
Your wildlife adventure starts in Busanga Plain in the northern sector of Zambia’s Kafue National Park, home to huge herds of lechwe and puku, which are preyed on by an exceptionally high density of lion.
No visit to the region would be complete without taking in the mesmerising Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. You'll spend two nights here, and enjoy a sunset cruise on the mighty Zambezi River.
The final stop is Zimbabwe’s wildlife-rich Hwange National Park. The diversity of habitats here – from woodland to plains – means that you can see a wide range of species, many of them at the waterhole right in front of camp!
Arrive Lusaka & fly to Busanga, Kafue National Park, Zambia
On arrival at Lusaka airport, connect to a scheduled light aircraft flight to Kafue National Park, where you can enjoy morning and afternoon/evening safaris over the next few days, as well as boat trips in the early part of the season (June and July).
Accommodation: Busanga Bush Camp, 3-nights
Fly to Livingstone; visit Victoria Falls
Depart Busanga Plains on a scheduled light aircraft flight to Livingstone, where you'll transfer to your hotel. Your stay includes a guided tour of the Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe side) and a sunset cruise on the mighty Zambezi River. As you sail upstream on two-hour sunset cruise on the Zambezi, you will learn about the river and its wildlife, while you relax and enjoy the beautiful views, rich birdlife, hippos and the occasional crocodile. (Any other activities are at additional cost.)
Accommodation: Zambezi Sun Hotel, 2-nights
Alternatively, you may wish to consider upgrading your stay at the Falls to Toka Leya Camp or The River Club.
Transfer to Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
Today you will cross the border into Zimbabwe via the dramatic bridge over the Zambezi Gorge, and head to Victoria Falls airport for the short flight by scheduled light aircraft to Hwange National Park..
Activities during your stay include vehicle safaris and/or guided walks in the early mornings and late afternoons; during siesta time you can watch game from the verandah of your tent, as thirsty wildlife comes to the waterhole to drink.
Accommodation: Davison's Camp, 3-nights
Depart Victoria Falls
Fly by scheduled light aircraft back to Victoria Falls in time to connect with your return flights to the UK.