Example trip

Two River Safaris

Best for:

Adventurous types, nature lovers and wildlife fans 

10 nights
$4660
May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct

Itinerary highlights

  • Combine two of Zambia’s best National Parks
  • Walk between the camps in South Luangwa following the Luwi River
  • Experience a “Return to the Wild” sleep out night in Kakuli 
  • Paddle in canoes and fly fish in the Lower Zambezi
  • Enjoy a sunset boat trip, drifting downstream while watching buffalo and elephant 

Curated by Nico

“This safari combines spectacular wildlife and diverse habitats of two major Zambian Rivers – the Luangwa and the Zambezi. You’ll stay at the most exclusive owner-operated camps in Zambia and have the chance to go on walking and driving safaris in two magnificent National Parks.”

Itinerary Details

Day 1
Arrival South Luangwa National Park

You’ll fly into Mfuwe, the gateway to South Luangwa. 

From here you’ll be met by a representative and privately escorted to Luwi Bush Camp, stopping to look at game on the way. 

After checking in you’ll enjoy lunch and then set out on foot to explore the local area. Spend time at the nearby crocodile and hippo filled lagoon, watching from the hide.
 

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Day 2
Riverside picnic

Today you’ll wake early and leave the camp before the sun rises, taking a picnic breakfast and lunch with you as you head upstream into really wild country. 

Enjoy brunch under the shade of a tree overlooking one of the many waterholes before slowly making your way back to Luwi Bush Camp in time for a sundowner at the lagoon and dinner in the camp.
 

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Day 3
Luwi Bush - Nsolo Bush Camp

Today you’ll leave the camp early and 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’ll arrive at Nsolo Bush Camp in time for brunch.

The remainder of the day will be spent at leisure.
 

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Day 4
Guided exploration of Nsolo

Today you’ll spend the day exploring the Nsolo area with your expert guide and tracker.

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Day 5
Sleeping under the stars

Today is aimed at the adventurous! 

You’ll leave Nsolo Bush Camp and head downstream towards Kakuli to 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.
 

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Day 6
Game viewing

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

Your Lightfoot Travel Designer can advise you on activities prior to arrival.
 

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Day 7
South Luangwa National Park - Lower Zambezi

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

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Day 8
Lower Zambezi

Spend the day making the most of all the activities at the camp. Enjoy game viewing from a vehicle or boat. Paddle in canoes along one of the many channels frequented by hippo and buck. Go walking or fishing.

In the evening before dinner enjoy a sunset boat trip, drifting downstream as you watch buffalo and elephant playing in the water. 
 

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Day 9
Lower Zambezi

Spend the day at leisure at Chongwe River Camp. 

Your Lightfoot Travel Designer can advise on activities prior to departure.
 

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Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing

Day 10
Departure

This morning you’ll be escorted to the airport for your onward journey home.

From: $4660 pp
Pricing is a guideline only and based on 2 people sharing