9-day Zambia Budget Safari

Zambia Budget Safari
Zambia Budget Safari

This 9-day Zambia Safari gives you ample time in both South Luangwa and Victora Falls to explore, experience and enjoy the best of what Zambia has to offer.

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9 days
Victoria Falls, Zambia, South Luangwa National Park
8 nights accommodation; meals and drinks as indicated in the itinerary; road and air transfers; safari and sight-seeing activities as indicated in the itinerary

Tour Brief

South Luangwa National Park and Victoria Falls are two of Zambia's foremost attractions yet, for diversity of experiences, they are worlds apart.

This 9-day Safari gives you ample time in both destinations to explore, experience and enjoy the best of what Zambia has to offer.

Spend six days at two different safari lodges in the South Luangwa park – the home of the Zambian walking safari. Then spend 3 days exploring Victoria Falls - one of the seven natural wonders of the world.


All Internal flights in Zambia
3 Nights at Wildlife camp and 2 Nights at the Bush camp with all meals and activities (excludes park fees and bar)
Airport transfers in Mfuwe & Livingstone
3 Nights at Maramba river lodge on bed and breakfast basis


Long haul flights to Zambia
Meals at Maramba lodge

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 1, 2 and 3: South Luangwa National Park

    After your short flight from Lusaka to Mfuwe, your guide will meet you at the airport and your Zambian adventure will begin. You will be transferred to your Luangwa safari camp.

    Daily activities include a dawn-patrol game drive through the South Luangwa National Park with excellent game viewing, birding and unspoilt wilderness; lunches by the river's edge are followed by afternoon tea and a second game drive that extends into the night returning by way of spotlight-illuminated nocturnal creatures.

    Accommodation: Wildlife Camp

  • Day 4 and 5: South Luangwa National Park

    After breakfast you will transfer to Bush Camp. The drive is slow and enjoyable as you meander through Zambia's premier wildlife destination en route to your safari lodge.

    When you're there: You'll fall into the routine easily. Morning game drives, followed by a lunch and a siesta topped off with more excellent game viewing in the afternoon/evening. Here you can also opt for the fascinating walking safari to have a completely different experience of the African bush.

    Accommodation: Bush Camp

  • Day 6, 7 and 8: Victoria Falls (Livingstone)

    From the South Luangwa Park it's a five-hour flight via Lusaka to Livingstone.

    On the way: The transfer to Mfuwe Airport is a last-chance game drive and, as luck often has it, you'll probably see the most wildlife on this day.

    When you're there: The Zambezi River flows through a dense ribbon of ebony and mahogany trees on its way to the thundering Victoria Falls a few km away. Your lodge lines the river with wonderful private views of this magical scenery. Explore the river, its islands and wildlife and of course spend a day at Victoria Falls, 15 mins' drive from the lodge.

    Activities at Victoria Falls are many and varied. From experiencing the evocative beauty of Victoria Falls at ground-lvel it's time to take to the skies for an even more impressive view. Livingstone Island, just above the precipice of the falls, is probably the world's most sensational lunch venue. Other activities, among a raft of others, include sunset river cruises, canoeing safaris, cultural excursions to the lodge community projects and excellent birding and tiger fishing on the Zambezi.

    Accommodation: Maramba River Lodge

  • Day 9: Victoria Falls

    Usually you have enough time for one last wonderful Victoria Falls activity before you transfer to Livingstone Airport and your connecting flight home after a wonderful Zambian safari.

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“Thanks for all your work putting together a holiday we truly loved”

We would like to commend the high service received from Namibian Tours and Safaris especially taking into account the short length of time you had to arrange this holiday for us. The recommendations and itinerary were ideal with the majority of our stay in each location being the right duration. The whole process of booking this holiday was hassle free and we would not hesitate in recommending your services to others.

We would specifically like to thank you, Alison, for all of your hard work which resulted in a truly fabulous holiday for us. Also, it was great to meet up with you in Solitaire where you expressed so much love for your country and this was clearly mirrored in the schedule and service you presented to us allowing us to experience this fantastic country. It will not be the case of 'if' we return to Namibia, it is more the case of 'when' we will return as we enjoyed it so much.

Nik Stevenson, UK

“Edward did a super job”

A special mention for Edward he did a super job – vouchers and maps were with our car hire agency at the airport – book presentation of whole trip was clear, easy to follow and complete. He even gave us his mobile No in case we encounter some problems. Really to recommend as Tour Operator and will use them again next time.

Road – all went well and thanks to have recommended a 4Wheel Drive Car – due to rough road conditions we appreciated – you could do it with a normal car and met tourists with B type cars but they took much longer for the journeys – had more issues with flat tyres and most admitted next time they will take a 4Wheel Drive Car.

Would like to thank you for all your time spent and hard work to find best places, difficult tasks due to budget restrictions. I will recommend you and your agency whenever I can – actually already did in Joburg – hope brings you some new customers - and of course will come to you for my next trip this time to South Africa hopefully in 2012.

Germaine Comin, Switzerland

“Thank you again for planning a perfect vacation for us”

Dear Wilmari,
Back home and I wanted to take a moment to thank you again for planning a perfect vacation for us. I was especially pleased that for the accommodation with dinner all knew about my allergies and cooked accordingly. The Cheetah experience made my daughter very happy and they were so kind to not even charge me for taking pictures.

Highlight of our trip was the stay in Onguma The Fort and we are determined to return one day.

As pointed out before, the Namib Desert Lodge I cannot recommend to anybody (fined for driving on their property and below average dinner buffet) and also the Olivia Guesthouse was a letdown when it came to the food (lunch and breakfast).

I have posted some pictures on Flickr, maybe you want to have a look and I'm always happy to read comments.

Last but not least: Could you please send us the itinerary you prepared for us and we received at arrival electronically? Some of my friends are interested to book the same trip with you.

Dr Andreas Koester, USA
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