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Zambia - Best Tours & Trips 2019

158 trips to Zambia tours from 114 tour companies. 251 reviews. 4.8/5 avg rating.
Zambia not only shares magnificent Victoria Falls and the Zambezi River with its neighbor, Zimbabwe, but is developing into one of the prime spots in Africa to view wildlife. Several game parks are top class, as are its guides, who are all highly trained -- including leading walking safaris. Best of all, it’s still largely undiscovered.
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Travel Style Travel Style Relaxed A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers.
Full on For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included.
Mixed You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included.

Trip Type Trip Type Group Tour Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Small Group Tour Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
River Cruise These vessels are smaller than most ocean cruisers, limiting which amenties are available. Passenger counts can vary. One of the biggest advantages of a river cruise is the ability to dock at smaller ports and local villages.
Small Ship Cruise Small ship cruises usually have a max passenger count of 500. The primary purpose of these trips is to spend time off the vessel in local ports (e.g. Mediterranean) or experiencing nature (e.g Galapagos or Antarctica). Cabins can vary from budget to luxury.
Private Guided Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Self Guided / Independent Tour A travel company plans your itinerary and arranges all the logistics including lodging, local activities, and transportantion. You have the flexibility of a solo trip while still getting the convience and time savings of expert planning. Get 90% of the benefits of a tour, without a guide.
Vacation / Holiday Package Similar to a self guided tour, this usually involves a home base, such as a hotel or resort, with packaged activities and day tours as a part of the stay.
Large Ship Cruise This is the "floating city" experience, with multiple ways to enjoy your vacation aboard the ship as much as on land. Ships are multiple floors, provide several activities, culinary, and shopping options. They often make fewer stops and have less time available for shore excursions.

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Lodging Level Lodging Level Camping Typically involves most nights sleeping in tents (sometimes permanent tented sites) or in rustic cabins and lodges.
Basic - 2 star You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Value - 3 star Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Premium - 4 star 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Luxury - 5 star The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.

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Physical Level Physical Level Very Easy Minimal walking - motor vehicles available for all major parts of trip.
Easy Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments.
Moderate Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment.
Strenuous All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included.
Extreme Very challenging all day hiking and backpacking carrying significant equipment.

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Victoria Falls & Chobe National Park

ROW Adventures
Preferred
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
4 days
$ 663 / day
$ 2,650
From : $ 3,260
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
Highlights
  • Visit two of Africa’s most iconic destinations 
  • Experience  the largest concentration of elephants on the continent at Chobe National Park 
  • See hippos and an abundance of other wildlife
  • Travel to Victoria Falls, one of the world’s most spectacular sights
Visits:
Chobe National Park, Victoria Falls, Zambezi River, Botswana, Zambia
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9 Day Adventure Africa Luxury Safari

Ker & Downey Africa
Preferred
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
9 days
$ 974 / day
$ 8,769
From : $ 9,997
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury - 5 star
Highlights
  • See the Victoria Falls River natural wonders of the world, the Victoria Falls is a World Heritage Site and an extremely popular tourism attraction
  • Explore Zimbabwe
  • Visit Okavango Delta is one of Africa’s most amazing, sensitive and complex environments supporting a spectacle of wilderness and wildlife
  • See the Selinda Reserve which is a 320,00-acre private concession in northern Botswana
Visits:
Chobe National Park, Okavango Delta, Victoria Falls, Zambezi River, Botswana, Zimbabwe
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Wild Africa: Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia

Road Scholar
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
15 days
$ 587 / day
$ 8,799
Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
Highlights
  • Feel the spray of the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls and learn about its discovery by David Livingstone.
  • Learn about local conservation efforts as you meet schoolchildren and villagers.
  • Camp under the stars in Hemingway-style tents along the Okavango Delta.
Visits:
Chobe National Park, Johannesburg, Maun, Okavango Delta, South Luangwa National Park, Victoria Falls, Zambezi River, Botswana, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe
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South Africa & Victoria Falls

Abercrombie & Kent
Preferred
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
9 days
$ 755 / day
$ 6,795
Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury - 5 star
Highlights
  • Combine contrasting - but consistently luxurious - stays in the city center, wild bush and picturesque Victoria Falls during a single itinerary
  • Discover the Cape of Good Hope and the Boulders African penguin colony
  • Dive into local cuisine with Chef's Table experiences, dining on a chef-led progressive dinner and cooking traditional dishes side-by-side with a chef
  • Experience game drives, bush walks, hippo walks, astronomy and wildlife lectures during a stay at Lion Sands, the only reserve in South Africa to offer safari in both the Sabi and Sand rivers ecosystem
  • Cruise the Zambezi River at sunset, taking time to appreciate the fiery African sky
  • Explore thunderous Victoria Falls by private walking tour and private cycling tour
Visits:
Cape of Good Hope, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Kruger National Park, Livingstone, Table Mountain, Victoria Falls, Zambezi River, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe
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Zambia - South Luangwa Extension 2020

4 days
$ 519 / day
$ 2,050
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Lilian’s Lovebird
  • Pel’s Fishing Owl
  • African Skimmer
  • Great Snipe
  • Greater Painted-snipe
  • African Crake
  • Allen’s Gallinule
  • Dwarf Bittern
  • chance for African Pitta
  • Racket-tailed Roller
Visits:
Zambia
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Birding for Beginners: A Southern African Safari

Road Scholar
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
15 days
$ 425 / day
$ 6,379
From : $ 8,612
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises. Very Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Explore the Marievale Bird Sanctuary, a nature reserve designated an Important Bird Area in South Africa, and learn about the unique bird habitats while searching for more than 250 different species
  • Experience a game-viewing boat safari where, among Sacred Ibis, Goliath Heron, and other exotic birds, you may also see elephants, buffalos and other local wildlife
  • Discover the classic, colonial town of Livingstone, Zambia with local experts through its colorful craft markets and fascinating artifacts that belonged to Dr. David Livingstone
Visits:
Chobe National Park, Hwange National Park, Johannesburg, Livingstone, Victoria Falls, Zambezi River, Botswana, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe
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Zambia - Endemics Extension 2020

4 days
$ 463 / day
$ 1,850
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Chaplin’s Barbet
  • Black-cheeked Lovebird
  • Striped Crake
  • Lesser Moorhen
  • Lesser Jacana
  • Long-toed Lapwing
  • Fülleborn’s Longclaw
  • Sooty Chat
  • Pennant-winged Nightjar
  • Red-throated Twinspot
  • Narina Trogon
  • Bearded Scrub Robin
  • Red-capped Crombec
  • Orange-winged Pytilia
  • Cabanis’s Bunting
  • Black-eared Seedeater
  • Miombo Pied Barbet
  • Racket-tailed Roller
  • Arnott’s Chat
  • Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah
  • Trumpeter Hornbill
  • Schalow’s Turaco
  • African Emerald Cuckoo
  • Collared Palm Thrush
  • Rock Pratincole
  • Saddle-billed Stork and Yellow-mantled Widowbird.
Visits:
Zambia
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Southern Ethiopia, Gorillas & the Cape

94 days
$ 93 / day
$ 8,745
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
Highlights
  • Search for a rare sighting of Ethiopian wolves on the Sanetti Plateau
  • 2 days hiking in the beautiful Bale Mountains
  • Visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
  • 3 nights at Murchison Falls National Park
  • Chimpanzee Budongo Forest Trek
Visits:
Addis Ababa, Amboseli National Park, Arusha, Cape Town, Chobe National Park, Dar es Salaam, Etosha National Park, Hwange National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park, Livingstone, Luangwa, Maasai Mara, Makgadikgadi Pans, Murchison Falls National Park, Nairobi, Ngorongoro Crater, Okavango Delta, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Serengeti National Park, Tarangire National Park, Victoria Falls, Zambezi River, Zanzibar, Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
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Zanzibar, Zambezi & The Falls

19 days
$ 80 / day
$ 1,515
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
Highlights
  • Explore the beautiful and historic streets of Zanzibar's Stone Town
  • Chill on the white sand Indian Ocean beaches of Zanzibar
  • Camp on the stunning beaches of Lake Malawi
  • Chill on lake Malawi's magnificent Kande Beach
  • Enjoy any of the numerous optional activities in Kande
  • Early morning and evening game safaris at South Luangwa National Park
  • Zambian Rural Village visit in South Luangwa
  • 2 day wildlife safari canoe trip along the Lower Zambezi river
  • Marvel at the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls from Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • Take advantage of many optional activities at Victoria Falls
Visits:
Dar es Salaam, Livingstone, South Luangwa National Park, Victoria Falls, Zambezi River, Zanzibar, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
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Gorillas, East Africa & The Zambezi
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Gorillas, East Africa & The Zambezi

48 days
$ 94 / day
$ 4,495
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
  • 3 nights at Murchison Falls National Park
  • Chill on the white sand Indian Ocean beaches of Zanzibar
  • Chimpanzee Budongo Forest Trek
  • 2 night safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Camp on the stunning beaches of Lake Malawi
  • 2 Nights Bwindi National Park
  • Mountain Gorilla trekking in Uganda
  • Walking safari in Mburo and Nakuru National Park
  • 2 night jeep safari in Maasai Mara Reserve
Visits:
Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Lake George, Lake Manyara National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park, Livingstone, Maasai Mara, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Murchison Falls National Park, Nairobi, Ngorongoro Crater, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Serengeti National Park, South Luangwa National Park, Tarangire National Park, Victoria Falls, Zambezi River, Zanzibar, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
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Gorillas, East & Southern Africa Encompassed

71 days
$ 90 / day
$ 6,370
Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Mountain Gorilla trekking in Uganda
  • Optional white water rafting on the White Nile at Jinja
  • Marvel at the view of Mount Kilimanjaro in Amboseli NP
  • Visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
  • 3 nights at Murchison Falls National Park
Visits:
Amboseli National Park, Arusha, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Cape Town, Chobe National Park, Dar es Salaam, Etosha National Park, Hwange National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park, Luangwa, Maasai Mara, Makgadikgadi Pans, Murchison Falls National Park, Nairobi, Ngorongoro Crater, Okavango Delta, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Serengeti National Park, Tarangire National Park, Victoria Falls, Zambezi River, Zanzibar, Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
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Southern Ethiopia, Gorillas & The Zambezi
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Southern Ethiopia, Gorillas & The Zambezi

71 days
$ 98 / day
$ 6,940
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
Highlights
  • 2 days hiking in the beautiful Bale Mountains
  • Search for a rare sighting of Ethiopian wolves on the Sanetti Plateau
  • Visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
  • 3 nights at Murchison Falls National Park
  • Chimpanzee Budongo Forest Trek
  • 2 night safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • 2 Nights Bwindi National Park
  • Mountain Gorilla trekking in Uganda
  • Walking safari in Mburo National Park
  • Wildlife safari in Nakuru National Park
Visits:
Addis Ababa, Amboseli National Park, Dar es Salaam, Lake Manyara National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park, Livingstone, Luangwa, Maasai Mara, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Murchison Falls National Park, Nairobi, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park, Tarangire National Park, Victoria Falls, Zanzibar, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
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Trans Africa - the Cape to Cairo
Group Tour
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Trans Africa - the Cape to Cairo

142 days
$ 95 / day
$ 13,530
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : Typically involves most nights sleeping in tents (sometimes permanent tented sites) or in rustic cabins and lodges. Camping
Highlights
  • Explore the royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings
  • Chimpanzee Budongo Forest Trek
  • Mountain Gorilla trekking in Uganda
  • Enjoy an overnight trip in a traditional felucca on the river Nile
  • 2 days hiking in the beautiful Bale Mountains
  • Marvel at the temples of Rameses and Nefetari at Abu Simbel
  • Wild camp in the Sahara desert of Sudan
  • Guided tour of the fascinating ancient royal city of Gondar, Ethiopia
  • 3 nights in the fabulously scenic Simien Mountains National Park
  • Spot geladas, ibex, Ethiopian wolves and many other endemic species
Visits:
Abu Simbel, Addis Ababa, Alexandria, Amboseli National Park, Arusha, Aswan, Axum, Cairo, Cape Town, Chobe National Park, Dar es Salaam, Etosha National Park, Gondar, Hwange National Park, Kampala, Khartoum, Lake Manyara National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park, Lalibela, Livingstone, Luangwa, Luxor Temple, Maasai Mara, Makgadikgadi Pans, Meroë, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Murchison Falls National Park, Nairobi, Ngorongoro Crater, Okavango Delta, Pyramid of Giza, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Sahara Desert, Serengeti National Park, Simien Mountain National Park, South Luangwa National Park, Sphinx, Table Mountain, Tarangire National Park, Victoria Falls, Zambezi River, Zanzibar, Botswana, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
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East Africa & the Zambezi
Group Tour
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East Africa & the Zambezi

28 days
$ 94 / day
$ 2,640
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : Typically involves most nights sleeping in tents (sometimes permanent tented sites) or in rustic cabins and lodges. Camping
Highlights
  • Marvel at the view of Mount Kilimanjaro in Amboseli NP
  • Visit the Karen Blixen museum & Giraffe Sanctuary in Nairobi
  • 2 day safari in the Serengeti, the ultimate African wildlife experience
  • Safari to the stunning Ngorongoro crater National Park
  • Camp in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Explore the iconic Usambara Mountains with optional trek
  • Explore the beautiful and historic streets of Zanzibar's Stone Town
  • Explore the beautiful and historic streets of Zanzibar's Stone Town
  • Chill on the white sand Indian Ocean beaches of Zanzibar
  • Camp on the stunning beaches of Lake Malawi
Visits:
Amboseli National Park, Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Lake Malawi, Lake Manyara National Park, Livingstone, Luangwa, Maasai Mara, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Nairobi, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park, South Luangwa National Park, Tarangire National Park, Victoria Falls, Zambezi River, Zanzibar, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
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Ethiopia, Gorillas & The Cape

114 days
$ 93 / day
$ 10,635
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping. Basic - 2 star
Highlights
  • Spot geladas, ibex, Ethiopian wolves and many other endemic species
  • 2 days hiking in the beautiful Bale Mountains
  • Search for a rare sighting of Ethiopian wolves on the Sanetti Plateau
  • 3 nights at Murchison Falls National Park
  • Chimpanzee Budongo Forest Trek
Visits:
Addis Ababa, Amboseli National Park, Arusha, Axum, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Cape Town, Chobe National Park, Dar es Salaam, Etosha National Park, Gondar, Hwange National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park, Lalibela, Livingstone, Maasai Mara, Makgadikgadi Pans, Murchison Falls National Park, Nairobi, Ngorongoro Crater, Okavango Delta, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Serengeti National Park, Simien Mountain National Park, South Luangwa National Park, Tarangire National Park, Victoria Falls, Zambezi River, Zanzibar, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
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Top Zambia Experiences and Attractions

Top Zambia Experiences

  • Gazing in awe at Victoria Falls, the largest sheet of falling water on the planet and locally dubbed “the smoke that thunders” for its towering mists and roaring cascades.
  • Canoeing gently along the Zambezi, above the falls, and encountering elephants bathing in the river -- as well as Nile crocodiles.
  • Spotting the Big Five (lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, buffalo) in little Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, near Victoria Falls.
  • Taking an expertly guided safari in South Luangwa National Park, getting up close and personal; with lions, elephants, and leopards in the bush.
  • Coming face to face with a herd of Cape buffalo while on a bushwalk, trusting your guide to get you safely past, then celebrating your bravery later at your lodge.
  • Getting away from it all in the remote wilderness of Kafue National Park, one of Africa’s largest -- and most uncrowded -- game parks.
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Zambia Trip Reviews

251 Zambia Tour Reviews - Summary 99% Recommend

4.8 out of 5
Excellent 194
Great 56
Average 0
Disappointing 1
Terrible 0
Value
4.8
Guide
4.8
Activities
4.8
Lodging
4.8
Transportation
4.8
Meals
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Tour Reviews Write a Review

I had a wonderful time.

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Absolutely recommend Lion World to anyone interested in touring South Africa. My husband and I had a wonderful time. From accommodations to the day trips planned, everything was perfect. Was truly spoiled on the trip. Laurandie, our rep, was very knowledgeable and helpful when it came to some concerns. Was a trip of a lifetime! I would travel with them again!

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Operator Lion World Travel

Wonderful experience with this team!

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Wonderful experience with this team! Perfect trip...trip of a lifetime...perfectly planned. Kudos to Cheryl who patiently worked out all the details and is a great communicator!

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Operator Lion World Travel

Amazing team lead by an amazing person!

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Africa Joy Tours has one of the most friendly staff I have met and it shows that for them customer's satisfaction and happiness is the most important.

I went on a trek to Killimanjaro and the entire team ensured that I was well taken care off. From the moment I met them till the time I left Moshi, I was always made to feel like a part of their family.

A special thanks to the head of the show Mr. Clinton for making my birthday on Kilimanjaro so special and to Joseph my guide for ensuring I reach the peak safe and sound!

Thank you! You guys are amazing!

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Operator Africa Joy Tours

Didn't expect the activities to be as good as they were,

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Didn't expect the activities to be as good as they were, and they were well organized. The canoe trip, game drives, mokoro trip, etc were all verygood fun and the local guides were great.

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Operator Dragoman

Truly amazing trip!!

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

It was one of the best travel experiences I've ever had. Truly amazing trip!!

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Overall I am very impressed

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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Overall I am very impressed with how virtually every aspect of the trip was well thought out and planned. Health and security policies - like very frequent hand cleaning and sanitizing are a good example. This is no doubt due to your careful attention to years of experience. I realize external circumstances do change some plans. Really enjoyed the interpretive walks like the spice plantation in Zanzibar and forest walks in Okavango Delta, and the San village. The Great Falls of the Zambezi (aka. Victoria Falls). All the drives, cruises, and walks to see animals, especially in South Luwanga and Etosha parks. The great views of the planets and stars - especially stars never seen at home. The fabulous easily seen geology of Namibia.- dunes, pans, fossils canyons, layered, sharp or smoothly rounded peaks, vast plains. Also the rift valley with a great “finger shaped “ Lake Malawi. The canoe and mokoro trips. San rock-art and rhino hikes with a most excellent guide in Matobo Park. The great beobab trees. A camp very near the Orange River after 11 days of (beautiful) desert.

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Zambia Tours and Travel Guide

Zambia Attractions & Landmarks Guide

Long overshadowed by neighboring Zimbabwe and Tanzania, Zambia is coming into own as a top-flight safari destination. Nearly two-fifths of the country is national parkland or other protected land. Not all the conservation areas are well maintained and some parks are nearly devoid of visitors (which can be both good and bad), but Zambia’s emergence as an elite African destination means that it will be able to devote increasing resources to its wildlife management.

Much of Zambian tourism is still focused around magnificent Victoria Falls, which Zambia shares with Zimbabwe along the Zambezi River. While the Zimbabwe side generally has better panoramic views of the falls, the Zambian side offers better close-ups, including walkways to the foot of the falls.The town of Livingstone serves as the Zambian base for Victoria Falls accommodations and numerous adventure activities, including bungee jumping, whitewater rafting and gorge swinging. You may need to cross the bridge to the Zimbabwe side for some activities, which will involve completing border formalities.

First-rate Game Viewing

Zambia has a number of game parks within fairly easy reach of Victoria Falls, but you’ll need to travel farther into the country to reach some of the best. Three of its national parks -- South Luangwa, Lower Zambezi and Kafue -- are built around rivers and are first-rate game-viewing areas, though generally far less crowded than those in East Africa. The country’s top innovations are its walking safaris, led by expert guides and escorted by armed rangers.

When you’re on the ground, walking through the bush in pursuit of lions and elephants, among other animals, you gain a sense of intimacy with the land and the wildlife that isn’t possible while traveling in a vehicle. Yes, a certain amount of risk is inherent in a walking safari, and that’s where the expertise of the guide is crucial. Zambian guides are trained both in game drives and walking safaris. They know both where the wildlife is most likely to be found, as well as how to view it safely and stay out of harm’s way. A walking safari is no artificial adventure or cheap thrill; the exhilaration of approaching and even encountering wildlife on foot is hard to match. This feeling will stay with you long after your other wildlife experiences start to fade.

Water Safaris

Don’t overlook the serenity -- and often accompanying excitement -- of Zambia’s canoeing and boating safaris, which you can find in Lower Zambezi and Kafue National Parks, among others. The latter is a huge park that is mostly wilderness, little visited for its size. South Luangwa, where the walking safari concept originated, is Zambia’s best known and most popular park, and is rich in wildlife -- known especially for its leopards as well as an abundance of giraffes, antelope, hippos and buffalo. Night game drives are another specialty.

Accommodation in South Luangwa and other major parks ranges from luxury lodges to basic camps, mostly locally owned and genuinely concerned about conservation. Because of its sometimes primitive infrastructure and wilderness settings, though, this is a country where guided safaris are almost essential. And that’s where Stride comes in -- helping you sort through the variety of outfitters and itineraries that will enable you to experience this exciting safari destination at the right pace and budget.

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