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  • Witness Victoria Falls & enjoy adventurous activities
  • Tranquil boat cruises on the Zambezi River
  • Game viewing in a private concession with access to the National Park
  • Romantic accommodation overlooking river and bushveld
  • Experience famed South Luangwa National Park walking safaris
  • Incredible leopard sightings in ‘The Valley of Leopards’


Experience the best of Zambia with this compact itinerary combining the iconic Victoria Falls and game-rich South Luangwa National Park. Begin your journey at Tongabezi Lodge, a luxurious Robinson Crusoe-style retreat on the banks of the Zambezi River. From there, visit Victoria Falls and enjoy an array of activities like white-water rafting and zip-lining, sunset river cruises, high teas and scenic helicopter flights.

After a stay in Victoria Falls brimming with sight-seeing and activities, it’s time for a true safari experience. A scenic flight over rural Zambia brings you to Shawa Luangwa Camp, located along the Luangwa River in South Luangwa National Park. This remote camp provides incredible game viewing, be it from the lodge, the river, on foot or from the eco-friendly electric game viewer vehicles. Unwind in comfortable eco-tents complete with beautiful riverine views and open-air bathtubs for maximum relaxation.

This itinerary is ideal for individuals, couples, and families with older children. It can also be tailored for exclusive group bookings. Victoria Falls connects easily with most other safari destinations, including Kenya and South Africa, making this the perfect add-on to a more extensive journey. Support conservation and local communities during your stay, while taking in the incredible landscapes and abundant wildlife of Zambia.


  • Tour Duration: 7 Days

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Tongabezi Lodge-Victoria Falls

Day 1-3: Experience ‘The Smoke that Thunders’

Victoria Falls, Zambia
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Day 1-3: Experience ‘The Smoke that Thunders’ | 3 Nights

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Victoria Falls, Zambia

Upon arrival at Livingstone Airport, a driver will greet you and take you through to Tongabezi Lodge, an all-inclusive luxury retreat nestled along the lush banks of the Zambezi River. Get settled into your room, your home for the next three nights, where you will get to wake up to the most beautiful views of the Zambezi River each day.

After settling in and taking a moment to soak in the serenity of Tongabezi, head into Livingstone town to see the iconic Victoria Falls. Known as ‘Musi au Tunya’ or ‘The Smoke That Thunders,’ the Falls’ location can be seen from quite a distance away due to the cloud of spray created by the sheer volume of water cascading over the edge. Indulge in the wide variety of adventurous and scenic activities. From thrilling options like white-water rafting, zip-lining and bungee jumping to scenic helicopter flips over the Falls, a dip in Devil’s Pool right on the edge of the Falls, an afternoon high tea at the iconic Victoria Falls Hotel, there is something for everyone.

Tongabezi’s riverside position allows for plenty opportunity to explore the Zambezi. Soak in the river’s beauty at sunset on a cruise, enjoy a candle-lit dinner on the floating barge or a picnic lunch on a nearby island, and enjoy motorboat safaris, giving you a taste of the remarkable safari experiences awaiting you in South Luangwa.

Tongabezi Lodge-Victoria Falls

Day 4-6: Exciting Game Viewing in Zambia | 3 Nights

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Whale Coast, South Africa

Head back to Livingstone’s international airport with your driver, where you will board your light aircraft flight to South Luangwa National Park. Upon arrival at Mfuwe Airport, your guide will meet you for a road transfer to your safari home, Shawa Luangwa Camp.

Nestled along the tree-lined banks of the seasonal Luangwa River, in the wildlife-rich Nsefu sector of South Luangwa, Shawa Luangwa is perfectly located for exceptional game viewing. Whether on foot, in an electric game viewer vehicle, or from the solar-powered boat, each activity offers a fresh perspective of the abundant wildlife and their habitat, while ensuring a minimised carbon footprint. Wildlife encounters continue even within the camp’s vicinity, as animals gather near the cool river waters and the shaded riverbanks attract a variety of nesting birds. The Nsefu Sector is also a popular area for leopards—so keep an eye out for these incredible cats.

Shawa Luangwa’s comfortably furnished eco-tents blend harmoniously into the natural surroundings, with minimal impact on the environment. The lush riverine greenery and tall leafy trees provide natural privacy while keeping you cool and shaded. Adding a romantic touch, the open-air bathtub with scenic views offers ultimate relaxation after an exhilarating day exploring this remarkable destination. Just picture sinking into a hot, lantern-lit bath listening to the hippos below and the soft flowing of the river beyond reflecting the starry night sky.

Day 7: Your Zambia Safari Comes to an End

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Savour your last breakfast surrounded by pristine Zambian wilderness before heading back to Mfuwe Airport for a flight to Lusaka Airport where you will continue your journey onward.

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  • All meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Park Fees into the National Park as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
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  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature