Introduction
Every afternoon, the elephants saunter from their boma (gathering place) to the Zambezi River for a splashy mud bath. We know that for a fact, because we've made the walk with them many times, and so will you on this amazing face-to-face visit to Zambia. No other tour operator exposes you to Africa from so many intriguing angles. The wildlife is more awesome than you ever imagined, but we don’t just chase it down in vehicles. Our preference is for walking safaris with the continent’s finest guides in some of the most richly populated habitats. You’ll also meet many of our Zambian friends on visits to their villages, schools and workshops—so you get a feel for the country’s culture, not just its game preserves. Whether you’re poolside with the low rumble of Victoria Falls in the near distance or awakening to the sounds of the bushveld in a luxury encampment, you relax in true comfort and dine on fine cuisine. Come with us and you won’t just see Africa. You’ll experience it.
Picture yourself...
  • Walking among zebras, giraffes and impalas
  • Boating on the Zambezi River
  • Meeting villagers who live in balance with nature
Itinerary at a glance
DAYS 1-3 - LIVINGSTONE
We meet in Livingstone (3 nights), where our luxury lodge sits on the Zambezi River within view (and an easy stroll) of the top of Victoria Falls. Of course, we’ll see the cataracts from all sides of the Batoka Gorge and the island where Dr. Livingstone first laid eyes on this natural wonder. The chief of a 700-year-old mud and thatch village welcomes us into his home for a visit. Then we’ll walk the river’s banks to catch the hippos sunning themselves.

DAYS 4-6 - SOUTH LUANGWA NATIONAL PARK
We’ll explore South Luangwa National Park (3 nights) with the true experts: one of our local guides, Peter, was trained by Norman Carr, legendary “father” of the walking safari. The trails near our lodge pass among sausage trees where leopards often lounge. The birding is fantastic…we’ll meet local artisans…visit a village school…enjoy afternoon tea at the lodge…and take a unique nighttime game drive.

DAYS 7-10 - LOWER ZAMBEZI NATIONAL PARK
In Lower Zambezi National Park, our safari camp (3 nights) has been named one of Africa’s Best of the Best. We’re literally in the midst of extraordinary wildlife. On our excursions we may see lions, impala, crocodiles, cape buffalo and many others. Options at the camp also include canoeing, fishing and pontooning safaris. On our final morning we depart from the local airstrip for connections home.
Zambia
Cultural Walking Adventure
10 Days / 9 Nights
Starting Point: Livingstone - 2:00 pm, hotel lobby

Ending Point: Lower Zambezi - Chiawa Camp – after breakfast

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Zambia
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10 Days / 9 Nights

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You can start any of our tours on any day of the year
Let us adapt any Classic Journeys itinerary as a private, custom tour to fit your schedule and special interests.
Travel solo in the best of company
We welcome solo travel on our walking and culinary tours with single supplements that are the lowest you’re likely to find anywhere. 
We are running this trip privately for individual groups this year. If you would like us to organize a private trip for you, your family or friends, please call or email us to discuss your details.
  • Full time experienced guide(s) who are with you throughout the trip, handle behind-the-scenes logistics and are there to help with anything from haggling for a rug to buying a tube of toothpaste
  • Support vehicle(s)
  • Admissions to tastings, historic sites and other scheduled events as noted in the detailed daily itinerary.
  • Gratuities for hotels, meals and baggage
  • Trip literature
  • All land transportation during the trip
• All breakfasts and lunches, and 8 dinners
This trip includes several internal flights, which will be priced separately from the land tour.
US citizens need a valid passport and visa to enter Zambia. Visas for single entry are $50; double entry is $80. We recommend that you obtain your visa prior to travel. Please visit www.zambiaembassy.org for more information on visas and to download an application form.
Zambia
Cultural Walking Adventure
10 Days / 9 Nights
Zambia is a large country and the weather may change depending on the region you visit. We have arranged for our trips to Zambia during the best weather and safari periods.

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Hotels
Royal Livingstone

Situated directly overlooking famed Victoria Falls, this 5-star resort offers a luxurious level of colonial sophistication. Guest rooms have private verandas, luxurious bedding and Victorian-styled bathrooms. All rooms have a view of the Zambezi River.

Kapani Lodge

This exclusive, luxury camp is situated on one of the Luangwa River's many ox-bow lagoons. Each of the suites has its own lounge, and walk-in mosquito nets. It is pleasantly cool in the hot weather and warm in the cooler months with an open fire.

Chiawa Camp

Along the banks of the Zambezi River, family-owned Chiawa Camp holds the prime position in the heart of Zambia's Lower Zambezi National Park. The luxury tents have excellent views, secluded decks and with paths running behind them to maximize privacy.

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10 Days / 9 Nights

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You can start any of our tours on any day of the year
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We welcome solo travel on our walking and culinary tours with single supplements that are the lowest you’re likely to find anywhere. 
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