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Zambia has long been a favourite destination for safari connoisseurs. Its 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

A couple playing lawn games admire several zebra grazing at The Royal Livingstone hotel | Go2Africa
Admiring the local wildlife | The Royal Livingstone by Anantara

Spend four days on the banks of the famed Zambezi River with Victoria Falls as your backdrop at the 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.


  • 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. Zambia’s Community & Conservation Safari

Duration: 10 Days | Countries: 2 | Locations: 3

A young leopard relaxing on a large branch in a tree | Go2Africa
Spotted in a tree | Louis Nel, Go2African

Begin your Zambian safari sojourn at the beautiful Tongabezi Lodge near Victoria Falls. Discover the majestic Victoria Falls, one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World, and enjoy an array of activities – including the Flight Of Angels over the Falls. A short, scenic flight takes you to South Luangwa National Park, birthplace of the walking safari, for an exceptional wildlife experience. Pristine wilderness, diverse wildlife, and incredible guides make for an unforgettable stay.

Your final stop brings you to Likoma Island on Lake Malawi, otherwise known as the ‘Lake of Stars’. Its rich culture, history, and astounding natural beauty provide an enchanting escape. White, sandy beaches and crystal clear waters invite you to experience an array of water-based activities, while walking tours, quad bikes, and an on-site spa invite you inland.

This tour is also one of our Trips With A Purpose tours, meaning it supports local communities and conservation initiatives.


  • Explore the birthplace of the walking safari, South Luangwa National Park
  • Experience island life
  • Make a Positive Impact by travelling
  • Stay in award-winning accommodations
  • See, and tour, one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World

Best for:

Couples, honeymooners, and adventure travellers.

3. A Zambian Safari & Malawian Beach

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

Four people crouch down near a herd of elephants while on a walking safari from Robin's House | Go2Africa
A fascinating walking safari | Robin’s House

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 a beach getaway without the crowds.


  • 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

A group of people on a game vehicle look to the left as their guide points towards a sighting out of frame | Go2Africa
Go in search of the Big 5 on game drives through the Kruger | Singita Ebony

This 13-day tour takes you to Africa’s greatest treasures and safari hotspots. Begin your 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.


  • 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: 10 Days | Countries: 2 | Locations: 4

A standalone bath and vanity look through the side of a tent out to a veranda and onto the bush beyond at Somalisa Camp | Go2Africa
Bathroom dreams | Somalisa Camp.

Not only does this 10-day journey allow you to explore one of the 7 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.

This tour forms part of our Trips With A Purpose initiative. In this case, every booking of this itinerary includes a contribution of two stationery packs donated to Maunga Primary School.


  • 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

A long pool with loungers looking over the river beyond at Thorntree River Lodge | Go2Africa
From the swimming pool to the river, the views are fantastic | Thorntree River Lodge

A 9-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.


  • 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: 8 Days | Countries: 2 | Locations: 2

Two people are talking while leaning on a railing overlooking part of Victoria Falls and the surrounding greenery | Go2Africa
Exploring the mighty Victoria Falls on a tour | Sanctuary Sussi & Chumba

While this itinerary might seem short, this 5-day trip through two of Southern Africa’s most iconic destinations will be more than enough to satisfy you. Begin your adventure with 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 4×4 safari vehicle.

A tough act to follow that only an icon like Victoria Falls would be up to. Experience the romance and magic of one of a UNESCO Heritage Site and one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World. But your safari in Zambia is not just limited to the falls, your home-away-from-home will be at Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma, located right on the banks of the Zambezi River. Embark on cultural tours and sunset river cruises while keeping an eye out for local birdlife and other wildlife. To complete your tour, indulge in some pampering treatments at the spa.


  • 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

Three guests sit around a fire in a circular boma overlooking a body of water with two pools behind them at Time + Tide Chinzombo
Sunset in the boma with a fire | Time + Tide Chinzombo

Going on safari has never been more glamorous. 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.


  • 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. Hidden Gems Classic Kafue

Duration: 7 Days | Countries: 1 | Locations: 2

Two guests stand to the right of a small serving table while their guide pours the contents of a jug into one of their cups while the sun sets behind them | Go2Africa
Sunset in Kafue National Park | Nanzhila Plains

Spend 10 days exploring Zambia’s oldest and largest national park, Kafue. Lauded as one of the last remaining untouched wilderness gems, Kafue offers a truly unique experience – one where seeing another safari vehicle is an anomaly, rather than a surety.

Make the most of both land- and water-based safari excursions – venture out on foot to discover the smallest details of your surroundings and on a game vehicle to cover the most ground. Canoes and boating excursions offer an entirely new perspective and a chance to see the area’s aquatic animals. When you’re not out and about, enjoy an ‘armchair’ safari from the comfort of your camp. With each accommodation immersed in its surroundings, there’s no telling what you may see. It’s the ultimate untouched Zambia safari.


  • Fantastic land- and water-based safaris and activities
  • ‘Armchair’ safari moments at camp
  • Authentic under-canvas safari accommodation throughout
  • Exceptional game viewing opportunities
  • Guided bush walks, game drives, boating, and canoeing

Best for:

Seasoned safari-goers & active travellers.

10. Honeymoon in Victoria Falls, Kruger & Seychelles

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

Two loungers and a thatched palapa sit on the beach overlooking the turquoise ocean | Go2Africa
Beachside bliss | Denis Private Island Lodge

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.


  • 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:


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