Top 10 Zambia Safari Tours & Trips

Zambia has long been a favourite destination for safari connoisseurs. It’s wonderfully secluded parks and reserves see far fewer crowds than more popular destinations, giving you greater freedom to explore. Experience safaris like no other, from walking safaris through the wildlife-rich South Luangwa to canoeing on the Zambezi River and classic game drives through the Lower Zambezi. You’ll also have the added experience of being close to the ever-popular Victoria Falls, where you’ll be able to explore the waterfall and its surroundings through a number of adventurous activities, including white-water rafting, scenic helicopter flights and bungee-jumping.

Experience this underrated safari gem at your own pace and by your own design. To give you a few itinerary ideas, here are our 10 top Zambia tours and trips:

1. Romantic Trip to Livingstone’s Side of Victoria Falls

Duration: 4 Days | Countries: 1 | Locations: 1

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Spend four days on the banks of the famed Zambezi River with Victoria Falls as your backdrop at luxurious Royal Livingstone by Anantara. Stroll across Victoria Falls Bridge looking out over Africa’s largest waterfall. Enjoy lunches over Batoka Gorge and candle-lit dinners under the night sky, accompanied by magnificent river views. See the abundant wildlife on game drives through Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park or by canoe on the Zambezi River, spotting elephant and hippo along the way.

Highlights:

  • Luxury lodge near the famous Victoria Falls
  • Zebra, giraffe & antelope graze on the lodge’s lawn
  • Adventure activities, like bungee-jumping & abseiling
  • Cruises, canoeing & white-water rafting on the Zambezi River
  • Private butler & concierge
  • Helicopter & microlight flights over the waterfall

Best for:

Couples & romantic getaways.

2. A Private Guided Tour of Zimbabwe & Zambia

Duration: 13 Days | Countries: 2 | Locations: 4

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Gain a deeper understanding of Africa’s wildlife and wilderness on a 13-day adventure through Zimbabwe and Zambia. An experienced private guide will lead you through some of Southern Africa’s gems, from the elephant-rich Hwange National Park to the famous Victoria Falls – providing insightful and detailed knowledge about the areas and the landmarks you visit. From tracking animals on foot in Matobo National Park to canoeing safaris on the Zambezi River, guests can look forward to a hands-on, active safari.

Highlights:

  • Customised, private guided tour
  • Visit Victoria Falls
  • Adventure & water-based activities in Africa’s Adventure Capital
  • Walking excursions & animal tracking experiences
  • Reliable elephant sightings in Hwange National Park

Best for:

The active traveller.

3. A Zambian Safari & Malawian Beach

Duration: 13 Days | Countries: 2 | Locations: 2

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A bush-and-beach vacation like no other, you’ll spend 13 days exploring two of Southern Africa’s hidden gems. A big game haven, South Luangwa is teeming with wildlife and affords visitors the rare opportunity for walking safaris and spot-lit night drives. After eight active days in the African wilderness, you’ll have time to relax on the shores Lake Malawi before heading home. This undiscovered slice of paradise offers all the best qualities of a seaside holiday as well as great game-viewing opportunities. You’ll get the best of both worlds, a classic safari experience and beach getaway without the crowds.

Highlights:

  • Excellent big game viewing in South Luangwa National Park
  • Spectacular views of the Luangwa River & Lake Malawi
  • Walking safaris & night drives
  • Bush-and-beach combination holiday
  • Water-based activities on Lake Malawi

Best for:

Families & couples.

4. Africa’s Masai Mara, Victoria Falls, Kruger & Cape Town

Duration: 13 Days | Countries: 3 | Locations: 5

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This 13-day tour takes you to Africa’s greatest treasures and safari hotspots. Begin you adventure in East Africa, where you’ll spend time in the world-famous Masai Mara – you could even get front-row seats to the annual Wildebeest Migration. Then it’s off for some adrenaline-fueled fun in Africa’s Adventure Capital, Victoria Falls, where your days are filled with adventure activities like white-water rafting and scenic helicopter flights. Your trip ends in South Africa with a classic safari experience in the Kruger, known for its Big 5 sightings, and a relaxing few days in cosmopolitan Cape Town and its surrounding Winelands.

Highlights:

  • Visit some of Africa’s safari hotspots
  • Guaranteed Big 5 sightings in the Kruger National Park
  • Watch the Wildebeest Migration in the Masai Mara (July to October)
  • Hot-air balloon safaris
  • Adventure activities at Victoria Falls
  • Explore Cape Town’s vibrant city, beaches & Winelands

Best for:

Safari-lovers & family vacations.

5. The Ultimate Zimbabwe & Livingstone Safari

Duration: 13 Days | Countries: 2 | Locations: 4

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Not only does this 13-day journey allow you to explore one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, Victoria Falls, but it also gives you the chance to venture through some of Zimbabwe’s safari treasures. The tour lives up to its name, taking guests on a journey through the African wilderness that they won’t soon forget. From night drives through Hwange and sunset cruises on Lake Kariba to helicopter trips over the continent’s largest waterfall and armchair safaris in Mana Pools, this is an unmatched trip through Southern Africa’s wonders.

Highlights:

  • Excellent big game sightings in Mana Pools & Hwange National Parks
  • Night drives
  • Sunset cruises on the Zambezi River & Lake Kariba
  • Explore Victoria Falls
  • Helicopter rides

Best for:

Small groups & families.

6. Explore Victoria Falls, Hwange & Mana Pools

Duration: 9 Days | Countries: 2 | Locations: 3

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A nine-day adventure filled with non-stop fun sees you exploring Africa’s largest waterfall through a variety of adrenaline-pumping activities, from bungee-jumping off Victoria Falls Bridge to abseiling down Batoka Gorge. Then, leave Africa’s Adventure Capital behind for a classic safari in Hwange National Park, tracking rhino on foot and spotting big game roaming the plains. Taking you from classic safaris to water-based excursions, your trip ends in Mana Pools. Here, boat rides on the Zambezi River have you spotting elephant watering themselves on the riverbanks while hippo swim alongside you.

Highlights:

  • Explore Victoria Falls, one of the Natural Wonders of the World
  • Track white rhino on foot
  • Night game drives in Hwange National Park
  • Sunset cruises, white-water rafting & canoeing on the Zambezi River
  • Fantastic Big 5 sightings
  • Water-based safaris in Mana Pools National Park

Best for:

Avid safari-goers.

7. Romantic Getaway to Victoria Falls & Chobe National Park

Duration: 5 Days | Countries: 2 | Locations: 2

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While this itinerary might seem short, this five-day trip through two of Southern Africa’s most iconic destinations will be more than enough to satisfy you. Begin your adventure in Victoria Falls and experience the romance and magic of one of the world’s natural marvels. Then it’s off for a safari experience of a lifetime in Botswana. Known for its high concentration of elephants, Chobe National Park is the perfect place to encounter big game, and with its diverse landscape, you can do so by boat or in a 4x4 safari vehicle.

Highlights: 

  • Guided tour of the famous Victoria Falls
  • Fantastic big game sightings, especially elephant, in Chobe National Park
  • Enjoy a Chobe River boat safari
  • Spend 2 romantic nights in a luxury treehouse
  • Lavish, comfortable accommodation throughout

Best for:

Couples, honeymoons & romantic getaways.

8. Luxury Experiences in Kruger, Livingstone & South Luangwa

Duration: 12 Days | Countries: 2 | Locations: 3

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Going on safari has never been more glamourous. This 12-day tour of some of Southern Africa’s gems sees guests enjoying a classic safari experience from the lap of luxury in the Kruger and South Luangwa, as well as unforgettable experiences in Africa’s Adventure Capital, Victoria Falls. Encounter nature at its most raw and untamed without foregoing the comfort and pleasures of a 5-star getaway.

Highlights: 

  • Stay at some of the best luxury accommodation in Africa
  • Guaranteed Big 5 sightings in Kruger National Park
  • Excellent big game viewing in South Luangwa National Park
  • Adventure & water-based activities in Victoria Falls

Best for:

Travellers who enjoy the finer things in life.

9. Adventure Through Zambia by Foot & Kayak

Duration: 11 Days | Countries: 1 | Locations: 3

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The more active among us will delight in this jam-packed 11-day itinerary that brims with adventurous activities from start to finish. Explore some of Zambia’s highlights, including the famous Victoria Falls. From white-water rafting and abseiling in Africa’s Adventure Capital and a walking safari through the wildlife-rich South Luangwa to canoeing on the meandering river in the Lower Zambezi, there’ll never be a dull moment.

Highlights:

  • Adventure activities in Victoria Falls
  • Water-based activities on the Zambezi River
  • Fantastic big game viewing
  • Walking safaris through South Luangwa National Park
  • Safaris on foot, 4x4 vehicle & boat

Best for:

Seasoned safari-goers & active travellers.

10. Honeymoon in Victoria Falls, Kruger & Seychelles

Duration: 14 Days | Countries: 3 | Locations: 5

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Celebrate your nuptials with a once in a lifetime getaway to Africa. Start your 14-day honeymoon at Victoria Falls, enjoying strolls across Victoria Falls Bridge and sunset cruises on the Zambezi River, with the majestic waterfall as your backdrop. Then it’s off to Kruger National Park, Southern Africa’s most popular Big 5 destination, where you’ll enjoy a classic safari experience from the lap of luxury. No honeymoon would be complete without some time by the beach. Your last few days will be spent on the idyllic golden shores of the Seychelles, experiencing barefoot luxury at its finest.

Highlights:

  • Perfect bush-and-beach safari vacation
  • Africa’s most romantic destinations
  • Barefoot luxury in the Seychelles
  • Riverboat dining on the Zambezi River
  • Adventure activities in Victoria Falls
  • Guaranteed Big 5 sightings in Kruger National Park

Best for:

Honeymooners.