Ultimate Zambia Safari - Sample Itinerary

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Ultimate Zambia Safari
Zambia Elephants

Sample Ultimate Zambia Safari Itinerary at a Glance

DAY 1 – Old Mondoro Camp/Lower Zambezi – Fully Inclusive – Scheduled flight from Livingstone or Lusaka to Old Mondoro. Afternoon game drive.

DAY 2 – Old Mondoro Camp/Lower Zambezi – Fully Inclusive – Early morning bush walk and afternoon river safari on pontoon boat.

DAY 3 – Old Mondoro Camp/Lower Zambezi – Fully Inclusive – Morning game drive with bush brunch. Afternoon/evening game drive with sundowners.

DAY 4 – Old Mondoro Camp/Lower Zambezi – Fully Inclusive – Morning canoeing and afternoon river safari with fishing, birding and wildlife viewing.

DAY 5 – Mfuwe Lodge/South Luangwa NP – Fully Inclusive – Morning game drive to the airstrip and fly to South Luangwa NP. Afternoon bush walk.

DAY 6 – Chamilandu Bushcamp/South Luangwa NP – Fully Inclusive – After breakfast you will  go on an extended game drive to your next camp. Afternoon spa visit followed by a late afternoon/evening game drive.

DAY 7 – Chamilandu Bushcamp/South Luangwa NP – Fully Inclusive – game drives and bush walks.

DAY 8 – Chamilandu Bushcamp/South Luangwa NP – Fully Inclusive – game drives and bush walks.

DAY 9 – Kapamba Bushcamp/South Luangwa NP – Fully Inclusive – game drives and bush walks.

DAY 11 – Kapamba Bushcamp/South Luangwa NP – Fully Inclusive – game drives and bush walks.

DAY 12 – Kapamba Bushcamp/South Luangwa NP – Fully Inclusive – game drives and bush walks.

DAY 13 – Kapamba Bushcamp/South Luangwa NP – Breakfast – After breakfast you will have one last game drive to the airstrip and will fly back to Lusaka to connect with your onward international flight.

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Old Mondoro Camp/Lower Zambezi

Old Mondoro is set in a grove of Acacia trees that tower above the massive elephant bulls that feed on them. On the banks of the Zambezi River in the Lower Zambezi National Park, this is a beautiful and remote site overlooking a maze of hippo-inhabited islands and channels. With only 5 rooms, 10 beds, Old Mondoro is the Lower Zambezi’s most intimate and private safari camp.

Old Mondoro’s setting is exquisite, one of the few safari camps with views in all directions, from one’s chair – to the south the spectacular Zambezi river and its islands sprinkled with wildlife, swivel around to face north and see beautiful woodland full of towering trees dwarfing the impalas, waterbuck, buffalo and elephants. A fun addition is Old Mondoro’s outdoor “loo with a view” overlooking the Zambezi and its wildlife. If you wish to be truly immersed in nature but with all the comforts then look no further than Old Mondoro.

Located on the Zimbabwean border in the southern reaches of Zambia, the Lower Zambezi region is best known as the home to the Lower Zambezi National Park which features exceptional, undeveloped wildlife areas. It is renowned for its abundant game and a variety of different wildlife can be spotted such as hippos, buffalo, crocodiles, fish eagles and herds of elephants. The landscape features rugged unspoiled wilderness made up of vast floodplains scattered with indigenous woodlands. Visitors can look forward to an array of wonderful activities along the Zambezi including game drives, walking safaris, canoe trips and excellent tiger fishing.


  • Day and night game drives
  • Bushwalks (referred to as micro safaris)
  • River safaris on motorized pontoon boats
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing


5 screened-in reed chalets with canvas roofs, left open during the day, and canvas blinds with window screens that are lowered for privacy and security at night. King size beds and mosquito nets facing out onto the Zambezi River. All chalets have 220v lighting powerpoint. There is a large outdoor stone splash tub and shower, open to the stars overlooking the Zambezi River with hot water 24/7 as well as indoor flushing loos & twin sinks. A huge private deck enables expansive views and there is a comfortable relaxing area with day beds under the shade to watch the elephants pass only meters from the chalets.

  • Chalet 1 looks directly over the Zambezi and is closest to the social area of camp.
  • Chalet 2 looks over the Zambezi and the mouth of the Old Mondoro lagoon.
  • Chalets 3 & 4 look over the lagoon with quartering further views of the Zambezi.
  • There is also a 5th chalet with two bedrooms and two bathrooms ideal for families.


Eco Friendly, Internet Access, Meal on Request, Restaurant


Balcony / Deck, En-Suite, Fan, Outside Shower, Pure Cotton Linen, Safe

Old Mondoro - Lower Zambezi NP - Zambia

Mfuwe Lodge/South Luangwa National Park

A unique lodge situated in the South Luangwa National Park with 18 luxury en-suite thatched chalets, each with a private decking area that overlooks a beautiful oxbow lagoon that attracts abundant wildlife.  Mfuwe Lodge provides the visitor with a special glimpse of Africa as she was – untouched, unspoilt and unforgettable.

Accommodation comprises 18 guest chalets, each with its own private deck. Game drives and walks are conducted by an experienced and knowledgeable team of guides. The lodge also boasts a Bush Spa where a range of relaxing and healing African therapies are provided.

Bordering the Luangwa River, the northern and southern Luangwa National Parks contain some of the most breathtaking and untouched wilderness in Africa. As a result of this and the parks’ successful anti-poaching campaigns, the area has developed into a world-renowned wildlife haven. The South Luangwa National Park is renowned for its walking safari, which allows visitors to view elephant, hippo and even lion close-up under the supervision of professional and knowledgeable armed guides.


  • Walking safaris
  • Early morning and late afternoon game drives
  • Birdwatching
  • Bush spa
  • Cultural visits


Mfuwe Lodge comprises 18 chalets scattered along two lagoons’ shady banks from which you can enjoy your own private piece of Africa. There are 10 twins (2 beds), 3 doubles (king bed), 3 family rooms (day bed downstairs, king bed upstairs in a loft), and 2 suites (day bed and guest toilet upstairs, king bed and full bath downstairs). Secluded covered verandas look out over wallowing hippo and thirsty game in the lagoons, while the comfortable sitting rooms and en-suite bathrooms with panoramic walk-in showers are the perfect place to wind down.


Bar, Eco Friendly, Gym, Library, Pool, Spa


Balcony / Deck, Dressing Gowns, En-Suite, Fan, Hair Dryer, Outside Shower, Safe, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Verandah


Chamilandu Bushcamp/South Luangwa National Park

Chamilandu is a breathtaking camp on one of the South Luangwa’s prime river locations, perfect for a bird’s-eye view of the wildlife that the river and its lagoons attract. There are just three stilted chalets at this exclusive camp, set on the riverbank beneath a soaring ebony grove. Each has its own raised veranda to loll on during the heat of the day, and an open-fronted en-suite bathroom with the same magnificent views over the tranquil waters. Two of the tree-houses are twins (2 queen-sized beds) and one is a double (king-sized bed). With capacity for just six guests, this is the perfect camp for small groups. Guests can enjoy a sundowner from the comfort of the thatched bar and dining area, as they watch the wildlife do the same at the river.


Walking safaris and game drives around Chamilandu are an ideal way to explore the impressive range of habitats in the area. With seven oxbow lagoons behind camp, there are always thirsty animals around seeking refreshment. The resident hide looks out over one of these lagoons and is the perfect place to take lunch, tea, or to while away an afternoon in a hammock to the soundtrack of a bathing elephant.


Traditional décor adorns the 2-meter high tree house chalets (only 3 chalets in camp). The tasteful blend of wrought iron and brass offsets the thatch and wood that welcome you to recline and relax. Black mosquito netting allows guests to retain an uninterrupted view of the Luangwa River and Chindeni Hills at night under the moonlight and stars above. Open to a 180° vista, each tree house provides an exciting frame of the surrounding Luangwa Valley. The four-poster beds enjoy a bird’s eye view over the Luangwa River and the abundant wildlife that has made the valley famous. With the magnificent Chindeni Hills as the backdrop for your view, Chamilandu affords you the majesty of Africa in all its forms. Outdoor bathrooms adjoin each chalet with a large shower and double vanities under the open sky.


Bar, Balcony / Deck, Dressing Gowns, En-Suite, Lounge Area, Outside Shower, Laundry (complimentary), Verandah


Kapamba Bushcamp/South Luangwa National Park

Set on the banks of the Kapamba River, Kapamba Bushcamp’s four stone chalets have one wall that is a spider-web design of metal latticework, giving guests an amazing view of the Kapamba River. Guests can watch the frequent wild visitors to the river from the multi-level main deck, or from the comfort of their own private verandas or pool-size bathtubs. Sundowners in the river and bush dinners are popular additions to the itinerary for Kapamba stays.


Get out into the bush and explore the rich diversity of the surrounding area on guided morning and afternoon walks or by jumping into a Land Rover for a driving safari (day or night). On special occasions we can also arrange an afternoon wading through the cool waters of the Kapamba where a scenic sundowner or special meal will be waiting for you.


The charm and romance of Kapamba is most obvious in its four spacious en-suite chalets. Cool, simple and utterly original, these entirely open-fronted rooms boast wide verandas with river views, twin showers and sunken stone pool-size bathtubs – the ultimate in bush indulgence. Clever wrought-iron shutters are drawn each evening so that you can enjoy the sights and sounds of the African night without worrying about unwanted visitors wandering into your room whilst you sleep. Two of the chalets are twins (2 queen-sized beds), while the other two are doubles (king bed).


Bar, Eco Friendly, Balcony / Deck, Dressing Gowns, En-Suite, Shower, Laundry service (complimentary), Verandah


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