Best of Zambia — a two river safari

David Rogers picture of a baobab and elephants in South Luangwa on a workshop

Elephants standing in the Lower Zambezi at Dusk


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Dates: 27 July – 3 August 2020

Availability: yes

Rates: $6137 per person sharing based on 4 people. Please note that these prices are only valid for people booking in 2019.

This trip is based on 4 people travelling and there is no single supplement.

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

  • 4 nights at Lion Camp in one of the best game viewing areas in Luangwa
  • 3 nights at Baines River Camp on the Zambezi for amazing boating, scenery and wildlife


South Luangwa National Park is one of the best game viewing areas in Africa.  The trip is extremely well priced and falls within the best game viewing period in Zambia. We can expect optimal game viewing pleasant temperatures. Luangwa is noted for its excellent landscapes, leopards, lions, elephants and birding. At this time of year the lagoons are the focal point of activity with excellent birding to be expected.

Lower Zambezi is opposite the Mana Pools World Heritage Site and is known for its wonderful river scenery and boat based game viewing. We can expect to see elephants crossing the river and watch crashes of hippos as we drive by. The game viewing is excellent with leopards, lions and wild dogs being the main attraction.

How we rate Best of Zambia

Wildlife  starstarstarstarstar
Wilderness  starstarstarstarstar
Lodge  starstarstar star
Dining  starstarstarstar
Vehicles  starstarstarstar
Guides  starstarstarstarstar

The itinerary

Lion Camp, Luangwa

  • 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

Baines, Lower Zambezi

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.

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.