Sample Trip

6-Night Rivers & Rainbows Luxury Zambian Safari

“Immerse yourself in the enchanting wilderness of Zambia with 6 nights of intimate safari experiences at Kakuli Camp and Chinzombo.”
Budget level: Top-End
When to Go
All Year
6 Nights
Safari Type
Luangwa Valley
Kids Min Age

Embark on a captivating 6-night adventure that unveils the majestic landscapes of the South Luangwa National Park. From the high banks of the Luangwa river at Kakuli Camp, providing a vantage point for spectacular vistas, to the unique blend of modern style and classic bush safari ambiance at Chinzombo, this journey is a symphony of diverse experiences. Offering access to some of the best predator viewing areas, immersive river safaris, and an authentic taste of Zambian hospitality, these days will etch memories that will last a lifetime. Experience not just the grandeur of Zambia’s landscapes, but also the intimacy of its smaller ecosystems, the camaraderie around a night-time fire, and the gentle whisperings of the wind over the Luangwa river.

Itinerary in Brief

3 Nights Kakuli Camp

3 Nights Chinzombo

Embark on a 6-night journey that plunges you deep into the heart of Zambia’s breathtaking wilderness. Begin your sojourn at Kakuli Camp, a gem perched majestically on the banks of the Luangwa river, providing stunning vistas of the winding river and the teeming wildlife. Feel the pulse of the wild around you, as the nights come alive with the sounds of nocturnal animals. The adventure continues at Chinzombo, a harmonious blend of vintage charm and modern style nestled within the vibrant ecosystems of the South Luangwa National Park. Here, enjoy the quintessential bush safari experience, enhanced with luxurious touches and a connection with nature that soothes the soul. This journey is more than just a safari—it’s an intimate encounter with the untouched wild, an exploration of the soul of Zambia, and a testament to the magic of the African landscape.

Detailed itinerary

Days 1-3: Kakuli Camp

Your Zambian adventure begins at Kakuli Camp, an all-season destination with splendid views of the Luangwa River. Settle into one of the four twin or double suites, each boasting indoor and outdoor showers, en-suite bathrooms, and private verandahs overlooking the river. For families, a special suite with two bedrooms and two bathrooms awaits.

Over the next few days, prepare to explore one of the valley’s best predator viewing areas. Day and night game drives, coupled with walking safaris, offer unparalleled encounters with Zambia’s vibrant wildlife, including its renowned leopards. During the secret season, when the river levels are high, indulge in boating activities that provide a different wildlife viewing experience against the backdrop of dramatic skies. Each night, unwind in the main lodge area, where dining, lounging, and an opportunity to sit by the campfire under the starlit sky await.

Days 4-6: Chinzombo

Transition to Chinzombo, a serene blend of modern style and traditional bush safari charm. Settle into one of the six spacious luxury safari tents, each nestled beneath ancient msikizi trees and boasting private pools, soaking tubs, and panoramic views of the river and its wildlife. The luxury safari tents’ award-winning design features canvas, timber, and reed, enhanced with leather and raw linen, extending onto a shaded verandah—perfect for an afternoon nap or an in-room spa treatment.

Immerse yourself in Chinzombo’s tranquil ambiance over the next three days. Revel in game drives, safari walks, or seasonal boat cruises, led by experienced guides who will help you spot lions, leopards, and other predators. Spend your afternoons relaxing on the riverfront sun deck or dining under the stars, savoring meals made with locally grown produce. Each night, gather around the fire pit, high atop the river bank, sharing stories and experiences with fellow travelers, before retiring to the luxury of your tent. Your stay at Chinzombo rounds off your Zambian safari with a profound connection to the country’s diverse landscapes and wildlife.

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