Best of Zambia

Luangwa River Camp, Zambia, South Lungwa





Best of Zambia — a two river safari

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Join a Best of Zambia safari with David Rogers. This amazing itinerary includes the following highlights

  • outstanding leopard viewing in the Luangwa Valley as well as lion, elephant and wild dog.
  • 3 nights in rustic, family owned river camp called Tafika
  • 4 nights at Lion Camp in one of the best game viewing areas in Luangwa
  • A 3 night extension to Baines River Camp on the Zambezi for amazing boating, scenery and wildlife
  • The trip is extremely well priced and falls within the best game viewing period.


24 July – 31 July 2020 – Tafika and Lion Camp, Luangwa

31-July 3 August 2020 – Baines, Lower Zambezi

What it costs

The 7 night trip to Luangwa is

  • $5982 per person
  • $600 for flights

The 3 night add-on to Baines

  • $1950 per person (drinks extra)
  • $500 for flights

We have schedule flights separately as it often makes sense to book these as throughfares with your agent.  There is no single supplement. This trip is based on 8 people travelling. Currently we have availability for 2 people.

The itinerary

The trips starts in Lusaka and with a flight to Mfuwe in South Luangwa. From here there is a transfer to Tafika where the safari begins. The features of Tafika are as follows


  • Excellent cuisine and hospitality and experienced guiding
  • A temporary bush camp set up for the season with just 6 chalets
  • Mosquito nets with fresh air breeze to keep you cool
  • Centrally located charging facilities
  • Hands on hospitality by the Coppinger family
  • Close to the Nsefu Sector with its salt pan and great wild dogs.

We cross the Luangwa by boat to Lion Camp for the next 3 nights. This camp has been recently refurbished and includes

  • Large open spaces for workshopping and relaxing
  • 10 luxurious timber and thatch suites
  • wifi and laundry and 24 hour electricity
  • Excellent location in the park
  • Experienced photographic guides
  • Great game viewing near the famous Kaingo Lodge and Lion Plain

The add on to Lower Zambezi involves a direct flight and a drive to the camp so you will not miss any activities. We spend 3 nights at Baines River Lodge . This very luxurious lodge features

  • 9 very luxurious colonial style air conditioned rooms
  • Central dining, lounge and deck area
  • 24 hour power from a large generator
  • Air conditioned conference room for sharing images
  • Canoeing, game drives, boat trips and sunset cruises.
  • Spa facility
  • Wireless network
  • Excellent food
  • Great guiding

The itinerary ends in Lusaka.

How we rate Best of Zambia

Wildlife  starstarstarstarstar
Wilderness  starstarstarstarstar
Lodge  starstarstar to starstar
Dining  starstarstarto star
Vehicles  starstarstarstar
Guides  starstarstarstarstar

Optional add-ons and extensions

  • Victoria Falls which is one of the wonders of the world is just one short flight from Lusaka. Or there are flights to Kafue which is also very good game viewing at this time of year. We can help with the add ons.