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Old Mondoro Lower Zambezi Zambia
Old Mondoro Lower Zambezi Zambia
Zambia Trip Idea

Take The Path Less Travelled

Embark on an extraordinary safari journey through Zambia's remote wilderness. Discover luxurious accommodation amid untouched landscapes. Traverse untamed plains, witness incredible wildlife, and unwind in exclusive camps offering unparalleled luxury amidst the raw beauty of remote Zambia. Embark on an extraordinary safari journey through Zambia's remote wilderness. Discover luxurious accommodation amid untouched landscapes. Traverse untamed plains, witness incredible wildlife, and unwind in exclusive camps offering unparalleled luxury amidst the raw beauty of remote Zambia.
Embark on an extraordinary safari journey through Zambia's remote wilderness. Discover luxurious accommodation amid untouched landscapes. Traverse untamed plains, witness incredible wildlife, and unwind in exclusive camps offering unparalleled luxury amidst the raw beauty of remote Zambia. Embark on an extraordinary safari journey through Zambia's remote wilderness. Discover luxurious accommodation amid untouched landscapes. Traverse untamed plains, witness incredible wildlife, and unwind in exclusive camps offering unparalleled luxury amidst the raw beauty of remote Zambia.
Best Time To Go
June or October
Liuwa Plains is so remote it has slightly different seasons to other parts of Zambia. This limits when this itinerary would be best experienced.
Ideal Length
From 10-14 days
Travel to remote locations can take a little longer but will always be worth the journey! We recommend spending a little longer in each location to properly immerse yourself and explore.
Key Highlights
Itinerary At A Glance
Days 1 - 4
Days 5 - 8
Days 9 - 12
Days 1 - 4
Days 5 - 8
Days 9 - 12
Days 1 - 4
Liuwa Plains
Liuwa Plain National Park is a special place. Wildlife here was nearly eradicated due to poaching and hunting, but the area has been protected since 2003 and nature is bouncing back.

  • Remote plains and wetlands.

  • Annual migration of 30,000 blue wildebeest and zebra.

  • 334 species of birds including grey-crowned cranes and storks.

  • Cultural encounters with Lozi people.

  • Small number of visitors creates an exclusive experience.

  • Best game viewing from May to November.
Days 5 - 8
Kafue
Established in 1950, Kafue National Park is Zambia’s oldest. It’s also the largest, spanning an area that is roughly the same size as the state of Massachusetts.

  • Vast parklands surround the Kafue River.

  • Particularly good for antelope and big cats.

  • African wild dog can also be spotted.

  • Dry season is ideal for safari.

  • Busanga Plains are excellent for herds of large game.

  • Fly in by bush plane and connect easily to other parks.
Days 9 - 12
Lower Zambezi
The Lower Zambezi National Park is home to a wealth of wildlife. From the Zambezi River, the park extends across a range of escarpments, offering much-needed respite from the dry season.

  • A timeless safari experience in a riverine landscape.

  • Wide variety of wildlife including big cats and wild dogs.

  • Fabulous birdwatching including bee eaters and kingfisher.

  • Small number of exclusive lodges provide privacy.

  • Great for canoeing and walking safaris.

  • Best game viewing between May and November.
Places to Stay
Hero Image Exterior Of Bedroom King Lewanika Liuwa Plains
Hero Image Exterior Of Bedroom King Lewanika Liuwa Plains
Liuwa Plain, Zambia
King Lewanika
King Lewanika is far from the beaten track in an incredibly remote location, but you can appreciate Zambia’s diverse wildlife at your own pace in this unique haven, enjoying the comfort of secluded, luxurious accommodation.
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Hero Image Outdoor Seating And Firepit Shumba Camp Kafue
Hero Image Outdoor Seating And Firepit Shumba Camp Kafue
Kafue, Zambia
Shumba Camp
Shumba Camp boasts breathtaking views from a tree covered island in the middle of the Busanga Plains.
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Hero Image Pool Area Busanga Bush Camp Kafue
Hero Image Pool Area Busanga Bush Camp Kafue
Kafue, Zambia
Busanga Bush Camp
Welcome to Busanga Bush Camp, the perfect place to unplug and wind down in the heart of the Busanga Plains.
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Hero Image Camp Deck Anabezi Camp Lower Zambezi
Hero Image Camp Deck Anabezi Camp Lower Zambezi
Lower Zambezi, Zambia
Anabezi Camp
Situated at the far-eastern reaches of the park, Anabezi is characterised by the elephants which are drawn to the surrounding Winterthorn trees.
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Hero Image Exterior Of Private Suite Chiawa Camp Lower Zambezi Scott Ramsay
Hero Image Exterior Of Private Suite Chiawa Camp Lower Zambezi Scott Ramsay
Lower Zambezi, Zambia
Chiawa Camp
Whether you’re looking for a relaxing retreat, or an action-packed safari experience, Chiawa Camp has it all.
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Vic Falls Zambia
Connect with nature like never before
Your Zambia Safari Awaits
Positive Impact
Supporting local communities, conserving wildlife and preserving wild spaces are commitments that have been ingrained in the Journeysmiths business model for over thirty years.Supporting local communities, conserving wildlife and preserving wild spaces are commitments that have been ingrained in the Journeysmiths business model for over thirty years.
African Communities
African Communities
In Africa, we support Ripple Effect, a cross-country, African-based charity who help small-scale African farmers release the potential of their land and lives. With every African journey we arrange we make a donation to Ripple Effect. In just over a decade, with the help of our generous clients, we have donated over £115,000 to Ripple Effect’s work in Africa!
5% of Net Profit to Charity
5% of Net Profit to Charity
In addition to fundraising, a minimum of 5% of our annual net profits are donated to charitable initiatives. We support four amazing charities who aid communities and wildlife conservation in our key destinations.
Property Partners
Property Partners
Partnering with people who share our values is vital to achieving our positive impact goals. We prioritise working with properties that collaborate with local communities and address location-specific needs from education to anti-poaching.
Price Guide
Each journey is tailor-made to you with prices to reflect, but you can expect to pay:
From £10,000 per person
Journeysmiths expert team of Travel Designers creates individual itineraries tailor-made just for you. When you book with us, we’ll design your dream holiday where you will create memories of a lifetime, benefitting from over 30 years of experience, expert travel advice and preparation, flawless organisation, and complete ATOL or TOPP financial protection.

Our worldwide network of deep relationships affords us excellent confidential rates with properties, airlines and service providers. This means the price of your holiday will generally be the same as if you booked every individual element yourself - just without any of the hassle.

Each and every holiday we put together is completely unique with prices to reflect. On a superb safari holiday, where the average cost per person is in the range above, you’ll stay in the world’s most exclusive and remote camps, with transport planned right to the door, and every meal, game drive and almost all activities included. Add personalisations like visiting in the height of peak season, chartering a private plane or embarking on unusual activities, and that figure can quickly increase!
Animal Tracking Baines Camp
Richard
United Kingdom
"Having previously used them in 1998 (!) I contacted them this year for a family safari. Very impressed that they still had my original itinerary! Paul listened to what we wanted and constructed a brilliant trip in Zambia based on three nights wild camping / canoeing followed by four nights of perfect safari tented camp"
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Why Travel With Journeysmiths

  • 24/7 Support
    It is rare that we hear from our clients while they are away, but if you need us, we are here 24 hours a day and act swiftly to resolve any issue.

  • Logistical Expertise & Extraordinary Service
    Our teams work together to take care of every last detail of your holiday, ensuring it runs like clockwork from beginning to end.


  • Almost Nothing is Impossible
    Marvels can be found in the most unexpected places, so we’re devoted to making this your ultimate holiday, with no constraints.

  • Privacy and Discretion
    Luxurious, remote properties and exclusive reserves in the wilderness guarantee maximum privacy, the essence of a Journeysmiths holiday.

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