Holidays to this landlocked African country are very much about luxury or adventurous activities. From bungee jumping and white water rafting at Victoria Falls and along the banks of the Zambezi River, which boasts some of the most luxurious accommodation and wildlife viewing, to fantastic 4-wheel drive safaris and invigorating walking safaris at South Luangwa National Park, to relaxing canoeing and fishing trips within the Lower Zambezi National Park, a Zambia safari experience offers up so much.
Luxury on the banks of the great Zambezi River, just 30km upstream from renowned Victoria Falls, Royal Chundu comprises of two lodges, each with kaleidoscope views.
River Lodge contains ten exclusive suites built seamlessly into the surrounding environment with serene and private views across to neighbouring Zimbabwe. An outdoor boma for dinners around the fire plus lounge and bar complete this beautiful camp.
Island Lodge on Katombora provides four spacious and secretive villas, providing ultimate tranquility and privacy, overlooking the rushing rapids below.
Price Range: $$$
Standout: Take in the river view in either the infinity pool or riverfront bath at Katombora Island.
Sitting on a bend in the Luangwa River, sheltered by expansive ancient trees, the six villa camp of Time + Tide Chinzombo combines modern architecture with natural materials and elements for a seamless adaptation into nature.
Exceptionally private and serene, each villa comes complete with a private plunge pool and elevated deck with broad views across the river, with bedrooms opening up onto shaded decks with private yoga and exercise areas to breathe deeply and sweat in nature.
Shared lounge and dining plus library and tree-shaded pool provide guests with excellent areas for relaxation and great game viewing.
Price Range: $$$$
Standout: A quick boat ride across the river gets you into game rich Luangwa Park.
Remote wilderness, abundant wildlife and kind-hearted people – discover Baines’ River Camp on the northern banks of the Zambezi River.
Named after explorer and artist Thomas Baines, this colonial style safari lodge offers excellent activities in and around the Lower Zambezi National Park, including special photographic workshops, fly fishing clinics and internationally-led elephant studies.
Accommodating up to 20 guests in eight individual suites and a two-bedroom family unit, each with its own view of the Zambezi River from a private veranda.
Price Range: $$$
Standout: Equally perfect and set up for the family safari, the honeymoon or the corporate getaway – Baines’ River Camp provides a tranquil setting with luxury accommodation.
Unwind In The Wild
Explore Zambia’s wild places without forgoing relaxation and luxury. Spend half of your trip at the private South Luangwa National Park teaming with game followed by another three nights along the Lower Zambezi River.
After your arrival at Lusaka International Airport, you will catch a short flight to Chinzombo Camp. Here you will spend 3 nights of luxury in the South Luangwa. Each beautifully situated villa boasts its own private plunge pool and is situated on an elevated deck, boasting views of the tranquil river. Here you will be able to participate in two daily activities including game drives, walking safaris, boating & cultural visits. After 3 nights of relaxation and luxury, you will be transferred to catch another short scenic flight to the Lower Zambezi.
Your stay at Royal Zambezi will include 3 nights on a Fully Inclusive basis. Royal Zambezi offers the ultimate in luxury and cuisine, and is a place where you will enjoy and participate closely in the sights and sounds of the African wilderness. The lodge offers a vast range of activities that guests can choose from – unrivaled game viewing, canoeing on the Zambezi river, to world class fishing, or relaxing in the award winning Royal Bush Spa. At the end of the day meet at the famous Sausage Tree bar overlooking the river, or in the open air infinity pool. Here you’ll be able to tell stories of the sightings made during the day or the lion that got away! After your 3 night stay here, you will be flown back to Lusaka International Airport, where you are free to take your photos and memories onward in whichever way you may choose.
from $6230 per person for 6 nights and 7 days
Escape on a 9 night journey throughout the best that Zambia has to offer. Experience privacy and luxury at Royal Chundu, South Luangwa and Lower Zambezi.
Upon your arrival at Livingstone International Airport, you will be collected for a road transfer to your destination. Royal Chundu Zambezi Lodge is located on the edge of the river and has beautiful views across to the Zimbabwean side. Here you will experience unparalleled intimacy with the wilderness and uninterrupted privacy. You’ll stay here for 3 nights on a Fully Inclusive basis which includes a daily sundowner cruise and internal activities like game safaris, fishing and canoeing.
After Chundu, you will fly to Lusaka and from there you will take another short flight to South Luangwa National Park. You will be transferred to Nkwali Camp for the next 3 nights where you will be staying on a Fully Inclusive basis which includes 2 game viewing activities and all meals and drinks. Nkwali is located on the banks of the Luangwa on a magnificent meander in the rive, overlooking the National Park. Here leopards roam along the bank and can often be spotted from camp as you unwind in the heart of the wild.
Another short and scenic flight brings you to Baines’ River Camp on the Lower Zambezi. This is where you will find remote wilderness areas, breathtaking scenery, wildlife in abundance and more of the kind hearted people of Zambia. Baines’ River Camp, with its dedicated team, tranquil setting, intimate atmosphere and luxury accommodation, is undoubtedly the ultimate choice for a family safari, an unforgettable honeymoon or a corporate getaway. Your 3 night stay will include morning and evening game drives, mokoro excursions and motorised boating as well as walking safaris. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the healing qualities of nature before your final short flight to Lusaka International Airport to continue on your way.
from $8650 per person for 9 nights and 10 days