Families Africa Zambia Suggested Itinerary South Luangwa and Lower Zambezi Safari

Suggestion - South Luangwa & the Lower Zambezi Family Safari - 11 Days

Get up close and personal with lions, leopards, elephants and much more on this amazing suggested Zambian safari itinerary.

Tailor-made family holidays to the Zambezi

Get up close and personal with lion, leopard, elephant and much more on this amazing Zambian safari. We've got together with a fantastic camp in South Luangwa National Park and a lovely lodge in the Lower Zambezi to offer you an unrivalled safari deal. You can experience Zambia in style but without the high price tag.

Day 1/2 Fly to Zambia
Depart UK for an overnight flight to Lusaka. Then take a connecting flight from Lusaka to Royal Airstrip and transfer to Kasaka River Lodge. You'll stay in one of the 8 luxury tented chalets with en-suite bathroom each tastefully decorated with an authentic Africa flair. Depending on what time you arrive at the lodge, settled in and have some refreshments you can start your African adventure on a boat cruise or a game drive.
Days 3-5 Safari in the Lower Zambezi
The next few days are spent enjoying the thrill and excitement of game viewing in the African bush and on the Zambezi River. Game activities are generally based on 4 hours duration. The morning activities depart after breakfast and get back for lunch. The afternoon activities usually set out after afternoon tea. For longer activities a packed lunch can be provided. Game drives are conducted in open safari vehicles accompanied by an experienced local ranger/driver. Refreshments are provided on all safari activities and sundowners are offered to take advantage of the beautiful African sunsets. Kasaka River Lodge offers younger children a 'pick-a-poo' bush walk where a guide will provide children with tracking skills in and around the camp. In addition to the 'bush kids' programme designed for children aged 6-13 years old, there is a large collection of games and books located in the lodge's library. (BLD)
Day 6 Fly to South Luangwa National Park
Today you'll transfer to the airstrip for the flight to Lusaka. Fly from Lusaka to Mfuwe and transfer to Flatdogs camp. Located on the banks of the Luangwa River, the safari tents have great views of the valley and you'll have wonderful game-viewing opportunities. The en-suite chalets are ideal for families; there is a large double room downstairs and an airy twin or triple room upstairs for the kids. There is a small kitchen area with tea and coffee making facilities as well as a fridge for keeping cold water and drinks. There is a verandah around the whole chalet and all the beds have large mosquiteo nets. Enjoy an afternoon game drive with sundowners returning after dark in time for dinner. (BLD)
Days 7 - 9 Safari in South Luangwa
The next few days are spent on game drives, chilling by the pool and visit the local commmunity projects. A typical day may start with an early bird breakfast before heading out around 6am on a morning game drive. You'll head back to camp mid-morning in time for brunch before a siesta in the afternoon by the pool perhaps? Then off for another exciting afternoon game drive. During your stay we recommend a visit the local village, school and the see the local community projects including the antipoaching project. (BLD)
Day 10 Pioneer Camp
Transfer to Mfuwe airport for flight to Lusaka and spend the night in Lusaka at Pioneer Camp. The camp is situated outside the main city, in a Miombo woodland setting. The en-suite safari chalet rooms are spread out through the grounds and there is a great atmosphere in the bar and restaurant. However there is an option to take a short 20 minute taxi ride and visit the Arcades or Mando Hill Pioneer shopping centres for some souvenirs.(BLD)
Day 11 Fly back to the UK
An early breakfast can be arranged prior to your transfer to Lusaka airport for flight back to the UK (B).
  • Price guide: Land only £3,499 (adult), £2,699 (child). Flight inclusive from £4,649 (adult), £3,699 (child). Based on 1 child sharing with 2 adults during July and August.
  • Flights: Schedule flights with British Airways
  • Internal Flights: This price includes all internal flights in Zambia and airport departure taxes and airport transfers.
  • Accommodation: Accommodation is in classic tents at Kasaka River Lodge, chalet rooms at Flatdogs Camp and safari chalets at Pioneer Camp.
  • Meals and drinks: All meals, park fees and safari activities at Kasaka River Lodge and Flatdogs Camp and all meals at Pioneer Camp. Drinks while at Kasaka River Lodge are included as are drinks on game drives at Flatdogs Camp, otherwise drinks are extra at Flatdogs and Pioneer Camp.
  • National Park Fees: This holiday includes national park fees, conservation and community levies.
  • Please note: This itinerary may be reversed to suit the international flight times. Please speak to your Families Worldwide consultant for the best options.