Two Rivers Safari

This is a 9-night safari combining the spectacular wildlife and diverse habitats of two major Zambian Rivers – the Luangwa and the Zambezi. On this exceptional safari you will stay at the most exclusive owner-operated camps in Zambia and have the chance to explore two of Zambia’s premier wildlife destinations – the South Luangwa and the Lower Zambezi National Parks. Combine walking and driving safaris in these two magnificent National Parks with water-based activities such as canoeing and fly fishing on the Zambezi River.

Day: 1 Arrive into South Luangwa National Park

Fly to Mfuwe, the gateway to the South Luangwa. From here you will be taken straight on a game drive to Luwi Bush Camp, stopping to look at game on the way. This is a small and intimate camp with just four tents accommodating 8 guests. After lunch you can set out on foot to explore the local area, spend time at the nearby crocodile and hippo filled lagoon, watching from the hide.

Stay: Luwi Bush Camp

Day: 2 Riverside picnic

Today you will be woken early and will leave camp before the sun rises, taking a picnic breakfast and lunch with you as you head upstream into really wild country. Brunch under the shade of a tree overlooking one of the many waterholes before walking back to Luwi Bush Camp in time for a sundowner at the lagoon and dinner in the camp.

Stay: Luwi Bush Camp

Day: 3 From Luwi Bush to Nsolo Bush Camp

Leave camp early for your walk downstream to Nsolo Bush Camp. The river widens in this section and the Luwi’s white sands carve a dynamic route through open grazing lawns and game rich areas. You will arrive at Nsolo Bush Camp in time for brunch and your luggage will be waiting for you in your room. Time to have a rest and soak up the magical atmosphere of one of the oldest bush camps in the Luangwa Valley.

Stay: Nsolo Bush Camp

Day: 4 Guided exploration of Nsolo

Spend the day exploring the Nsolo area with your expert guide and tracker.

Stay: Nsolo Bush Camp

Day: 5 Sleeping under the stars

For the most adventurous of spirit – leave Nsolo Bush Camp and head downstream towards Kakuli. Find a spot to set up your bedroll and mossie net, build the camp fire and make preparations for your “Return to the Wild” sleep out night – an experience never to be forgotten.

Stay: Nsolo Bush Camp

Day: 6 Game viewing

Wake up and meander with the Luwi to Kakuli Camp. Enjoy the sweeping views over the Luangwa Valley and the perfect place from which to explore the riverine area on foot and in a game vehicle.

Stay: Kakuli

Day: 7 South Luangwa National Park to Lower Zambezi

Today you will make your way back to Mfuwe to catch your flight to the Lower Zambezi. On arrival you will be met and driven to Chongwe River Camp. Once at the camp you will have time to relax and explore before your evening game drive.

Stay: Chongwe River Camp

Day: 8 Day at leisure in Lower Zambezi

A day to make the most of all the activities on at this camp. Activities are varied and you have plenty of time for some water activities. Enjoy a sunset boat trip, drifting downstream as you watch buffalo and elephant playing in the water. Paddle in canoes along one of the many channels frequented by hippo and buck.

Stay: Chongwe River Camp

Day: 9 Day at leisure in Lower Zambezi

Day to enjoy Chongwe River Camp. Today you could try your luck at tiger fishing in the river.

Stay: Chongwe River Camp

Day: 10 Departure

Today you will leave the camp and make your way back to Lusaka in time for your onward flight.

 

Itinerary

Duration Description Overnight
Day: 1 Arrive into South Luangwa National Park Luwi Bush Camp
Day: 2 Riverside picnic Luwi Bush Camp
Day: 3 From Luwi Bush to Nsolo Bush Camp Nsolo Bush Camp
Day: 4 Guided exploration of Nsolo Nsolo Bush Camp
Day: 5 Sleeping under the stars Nsolo Bush Camp
Day: 6 Game viewing Kakuli
Day: 7 South Luangwa National Park to Lower Zambezi Chongwe River Camp
Day: 8 Day at leisure in Lower Zambezi Chongwe River Camp
Day: 9 Day at leisure in Lower Zambezi Chongwe River Camp
Day: 10 Departure

Inclusions

Included

  • Accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Transfers
  • 24 hour emergency contact
  • Activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • English speaking tour guide

Not Included

  • International and domestic airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa fees and/or visa authorization
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Other expenses not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Travel insurance (please note that travel insurance is mandatory for all Lightfoot Travel holidays)

Map

1. Luwi Bush Camp 2. Nsolo Bush Camp 3. Kakuli Bush Camp 4. Chongwe River Camp

From USD 4,622 per person based on two guests travelling

Notes on our prices

  • This price guide provides you with a broad indication of how much to budget for your holiday.
  • Prices are generally based on two people travelling together (unless stated otherwise) on a shared room basis.
  • Prices can fluctuate depending on season, standard of accommodation, excursions selected (private versus shared) etc.
  • This basic structure works very nicely, but don’t forget that Lightfoot Travel can provide a range of experiences and we tailor-make each itinerary based on your travel requirements. Get in touch to start planning your perfect trip with your own travel consultant.