Extraordinary South Luangwa And Victoria Falls Safari Itinerary

Take a flight to Lusaka, the capital of Zambia, and then a scenic flight to South Luangwa National Park, which is home to over 60 mammal species and 400 bird species. Explore the bush on foot to get up close and personal with the wildlife, or keep an eye out for the park’s famous leopards. After your South Luangwa And Victoria Falls Safari, head to the jaw-dropping Victoria Falls. There are plenty of places to see the falls, but for an adrenaline rush, you can swim in Devil’s Pool, which is situated right on the edge of the 100-meter-high falls.

South Luangwa National Park

The Luangwa River and South Luangwa National Park are home to a wide variety of wildlife due to the abundance of flora in these areas. Large herds of elephants, buffalo, impala, and puku, among other antelope species, are common. Antilope species include sable, roan, grysbok, oribi, reedbuck, eland, kudu, and Lichtenstein’s hartebeest. Species such as Cookson’s wildebeest and Thornicroft’s giraffe are found nowhere else on Earth, and leopard watching in this area is second to none.

Predators in South Luangwa Park mostly include lions, leopards, spotted hyenas, and feral dogs. An amazing adventure awaits you during the dry season of the Luangwa River, when all the animals are forced to gather along its banks. Humpback whales provide sustenance for local lion prides, yellow baboons provide a stark contrast to their southern relatives, and the once-endangered wild dog is thriving.

Victoria Falls

Join us for an unforgettable experience at Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you want to see the falls at their most spectacular, April or May is the best time to visit. The water levels are at their highest in April, but the geological formations of the falls are at their most pure in the dry season (especially October and November). Along with great wildlife, the area offers numerous safari possibilities, especially between May and October.

Detailed South Luangwa And Victoria Falls Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive /Flight to Mfuwe in South Luangwa National Park

When you arrive at Lusaka International Airport, you will be greeted by a representative from Kabira Safaris, who will assist you with your luggage and check you into your local aircraft to Mfuwe in South Luangwa National Park, which will take around 1 hour and 10 minutes.

A guide from Chikunto Safari Resort will greet you at Mfuwe Airport, and you will be transferred for roughly 45 minutes to the South Luangwa National Gate, where you will enter the park for another game drive to the lodge. After checking in, you will have the rest of the evening to yourself before dinner is served, followed by bedtime at your leisure.

Overnight: Chikunto Safari Lodge | Dinner

Day 2 – 4: Explore South Luangwa National Park

South Luangwa National Park – A wildlife photographer’s guide

South Luangwa National Park is the greatest in Southern Africa, and you’ll have three whole days to explore it. Each day, you can choose between a walking safari, a morning game drive, or both.

Our game viewing excursion in the South Luangwa will begin after a delicious breakfast. You have the option of going on walking safaris or game drives during the day, and then after sunset you can go on night game drives to hunt lions and other nocturnal animals. Returning to the lodge in plenty of time for dinner, you can then choose your own bedtime.

Overnight: Chikunto Safari Lodge | Breakfast /Lunch/ Dinner

Day 5: Flight to Livingstone Via Lusaka

After breakfast is served in the morning, your guide will take you by car to the Mfuwe airport so that you may catch your Livingstone flight on schedule. After taking a plane to Lusaka, you’ll change to one that will take you to Livingstone.

A driver from Chundukwa River Lodge will meet you at Livingstone International Airport and take you to your destination, which should take approximately one hour. After checking in at Chundukwa, take lunch while taking in views of the Zambezi River (lunch or snacks depending on when you arrive).

At 5 p.m., your boat cruise will leave the lodge and include refreshments and sundowners. The river is a riot of color as the sun sets on another African day. Your first day will be a wonderful, tranquil way to get into the rhythm of Africa, as you’ll observe hippos, crocodiles, and other species drinking at the water’s edge.

Just before dusk, you get back at the lodge, change, and unwind before dinner and a later bedtime.

Overnight: Chundukwa River Lodge | Breakfast /Packed Lunch/ Dinner

Day 6: Victoria Falls Full Day Trip

ULTIMATE Victoria Falls Travel Guide – The only guide you will need!

After breakfast in the morning, you’ll head to Victoria Falls for the entire day. This is your day trip to Victoria Falls; a private vehicle and a driver/guide will keep you entertained the entire day. This is the chance for guests to experience a day at their leisure in a private car, Victoria Falls, the iconic Livingstone Museum, and the town with its vibrant and busy marketplaces and people.

Guided Tour of the Falls:
After a brief stop at the falls market for trinket purchasing, you will embark on a guided tour of the falls in the morning.

Livingstone city tour:
You will then be taken for a Livingstone city tour that incorporates shopping in cultural Markets and traveling about the city as well as the visit to the Livingstone Museum. Then around 12:30 you will be dumped at the Livingstone Island launch site for your Devil pool Lunchtime portion.

Devil’s Pool:
Your journey begins on a boat that will propel you across the top of the falls and onto a tiny island midway along the 1.7km ridge. Here you will have the extra perspective to view the whole width of the falls, the gorge, and its rainbows. You will be invited a swim in the notorious Devils Pool. You can then celebrate with a mouthwatering three-course lunch presented in a charming tiny tent in the forest on the brink of the waterfall. Three African lady chefs who have worked fervently for 17 years in their bush kitchen on this island will help us create the cuisine. Your activity will end between 2:30 and 3 pm and you will remember this once in a lifetime event for years.

The Flight of the angels (15 Minutes Helicopter flight):
Following the devil’s pools, you will be driven to the launch site where your guide will be waiting for you. He will then transport you to the Helicopter fly Base where your fifteen minutes helicopter ride will take place.

Discover the Flight of Angels, a once-in-a-lifetime helicopter trip over the magnificent Victoria Falls, Batoka Gorge, Zambezi River, and the verdant Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. Adventurers can pick from three amazing beautiful flights with Batoka Sky; options include The Short 15-minute Flight, the 22-minute Gorge Flight and the lengthier 30-minute beautiful Flight.

You will go back to the lodge for sundowners on the terrace, then dinner on the evening before bed at your chosen hour.

Overnight: Chundukwa River Lodge | Breakfast /Lunch/ Dinner

Day 7: Bush Experience and Local Culture Tour

Your morning horse ride will last two hours. We have horses to fit every riding ability. Join us for a 1.5 to 2.5 hour ride in the riverine wooded area on our property beginning early morning and returning for a great brunch.

Visit our Nakawa school project late morning, see the teachers and children, then the community. Meet the incredible folks that make everything possible! Return to Chundukwa River Lodge for lunch. For each visitor to the initiative, we donate K300 to the school fund. There is also a wonderful curio shop; all the objects are created by young boys learning woodworking techniques; you might choose to purchase something for a friend and it will benefit a worthy cause).

Leisure or optional activities including River Cruise, Guided Bushwalk, Horse Ride, or Birding Tour will occupy the remainder of your afternoon.

Overnight: Chundukwa River Lodge | Breakfast /Lunch/ Dinner

Day 8: Departure

You will have breakfast last day in the morning; depending on your flight schedule before leaving, you could be able to do an extra early morning Horse Ride.

Later on, you will be dropped according to your flight back home or forward schedule at Livingstone International airport.

Note: We can arrange a one-way domestic flight from Livingstone to Lusaka should your outgoing flight be from Lusaka. Talk about it to your travel consultant.

End of the South Luangwa And Victoria Falls Safari

What’s not included

  • Visa Fees & Travel Insurance
  • International & Regional Flights
  • Premium Drinks – Extra activities
  • Addition accommodation and Meals
  • PCR Test if required – Anything of personal nature


  • 7 Nights fully inclusive Accommodation at Chikunto Safari Lodge & Chundukwa River Lodge
  • All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea/coffee and Dinner)
  • All Non-Premium Drinks (All soft drinks, wine, beers water)
  • South Luangwa NP Activities: Two Game Viewing activities per day (Morning /night Game drive and Walking Safar), Cultural/village tour – on request (trips take place instead of a game drive) and visit a local market and Tribal Textiles – on request (trips take place instead of a game drive).
  • Park Entry fees / Tourism Levy /All taxes / Laundry Services
  • Victoria Falls Activities: Sunset Boat Cruise, Guided Tour of the Falls, Livingstone city tour, Devil Pool Lunch, 15 minutes Helicopter flight, 2hrs Horse Ride, Visit our local village and community preschool (1.5-2 hrs).
  • Mfuwe and Livingstone Airport Road Transfers
  • One-way domestic Flight (Lusaka – Mfuwe)
  • One-way domestic Flight (Mfuwe to Livingstone) via Lusaka