Showcasing two different stretches of the mighty Zambezi River, this great-value package combines the raw power of Victoria Falls with some of the best wildlife viewing in Zambia. A fly-in itinerary ensures comfort when travelling, and accommodation takes the form of luxurious suites overlooking the river. At seven days, it is perfect for couples, honeymooners and small groups of friends travelling together, but the lodges are family-friendly and so are many of the activities. It can also easily combine with a beach holiday on as well.
The experience opens at Chundukwa River Lodge, upriver from Victoria Falls. Your chalet is set under trees on the banks of the Zambezi, a beautiful living space with en suite bathroom and private views. Take advantage of a personal guide and vehicle for a tour to Victoria Falls and the area’s cultural highlights. You will also enjoy a sunset (or sunrise) river cruise and the opportunities to go on local tours ranging from white rhino tracking and horse-back safaris to white-water rafting.
Then a flight takes you downstream to the Lower Zambezi National Park and Baines’ River Camp, featuring elegant, air-conditioned cottage accommodation set on the banks of the river. Wildlife viewing is the focus here and you sit back on morning and afternoon game drives in search of the park’s classic heavyweights – elephant, buffalo, hippo, and giraffe – plus the big predators: lion, leopard, crocodile and hyena. It is also a destination that you can explore in different ways – on foot with an armed guide or you can take to the river by canoe or motorboat.