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Zambia and Zimbabwe Safari

Inspirational safari to Zambia & Zimbabwe

This Zambia and Zimbabwe vacation includes a stay at the bucket-list destination, Victoria Falls as well as a flying safari in both Zambia and Zimbabwe. See the Kafue National Park and Hwange National Park, both of which offer a staggering number of wildlife species.

At Victoria Falls you can admire the mighty 'Smoke that Thunders' as well as partake in a host of activities in the area, from white water rafting and helicopter flips over the Falls to bungee jumping and river cruises along the Zambezi River. In Zambia, you will safari at Shumba Camp in the Busanga Plains area of the incredible Kafue National Park. The area is famous for providing some of the best lion viewing in Africa, with the big cats often seen in and around camp. Activities you will enjoy include day and night game drives and seasonal boating. In Zimbabwe, your safari will take place at Linkwasha Camp in a private concession of the Hwange National Park, the country's flagship reserve, famous for its productive game viewing year-round and particularly its huge herds of elephants.

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Lusaka
  • 3 nights - Shumba Camp, Kafue National Park, Zambia
  • 2 nights - Toka Leya Camp, Livingstone & Victoria Falls, Zambia
  • 3 nights - Linkwasha Camp, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe
  • Ends - Transfer to Victoria Falls for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • Nights Icon 8 Nights
  • Safari Icon Safari
  • Scenic Icon Scenic

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Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
Itinerary Details


Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Lusaka

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Day 1 - 4

Arrive at Luska Airport in Zambia and connect onto a light aircraft flight to Kafue National Park. A guide will be at the airstrip to take you to your camp.

  • 3 nights

Shumba Camp
All Inclusive | Luxury Tented Room

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Day 4 - 6

Today you will fly by light aircraft to Livingstone Airport where a driver will meet you and take you to your lodge at Victoria Falls.

  • 2 nights

Toka Leya Camp
All Inclusive | Suite

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Day 6 - 9

Today you will be transferred to Victoria Falls Airport in Zimbabwe from which you will fly to an airstrip in Hwange National Park. A guide will be there to take you to your camp.

  • 3 nights
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Linkwasha Camp
All Inclusive | Safari Tent

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Day 9

Return to Victoria Falls Airport today by light aircraft and connect with your international flight home.

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Our trips are unashamedly high-end but always deliver excellent value for money. Our guide price covers the majority of trip costs upfront, on a per person basis, including international flights and all transfers.

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  • International flights as detailed
  • Meals and accommodation as detailed
  • Drinks (excluding premium brands)
  • Road transfers as detailed
  • Light aircraft transfers as detailed
  • Twice daily scheduled safari activities
  • National Park Fees
  • Carbon-offsetting with One Tree Planted
  • Conservation donation to Save the Rhino
  • Community projects contribution with Uthando
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  • Entry visas and fees
  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Additional activities or options on offer
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This sample trip offers countless adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most and we will curate your perfect itinerary.

  • 4 WD Safari Icon 4WD Safari
  • Birdwatching Icon Birdwatching
  • Boat Trip Icon Boat Trip
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
  • Night Drive Icon Night Drive
  • White Water Rafting Icon White Water Rafting
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Experience
  • Natural Wonders Icon Natural Wonders
Enriching encounters


Whether you want to tick the Big Five off your bucket list or seek out specific safari species, our expert guides reveal the typical wildlife sightings to expect on this sample trip.

  • African Wilddog
    African Wilddog
  • Spotted Hyena
    Spotted Hyena
  • Puku
  • Lion
  • Leopard
  • Kudu
  • Jackal
  • Hornbill
  • Hippo
  • Elephant
  • Crocodile
  • Cheetah
  • Buffalo
  • Black Rhino
    Black Rhino
  • African Fish Eagle
    African Fish Eagle
  • Roan Antelope
    Roan Antelope
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