A Wild Adventure to Zambia and Zimbabwe

Duration 12 days
Price guide
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This wild adventure will take you to luxurious camps across Zambia and Zimbabwe treating you to incredible wildlife experiences along the way, from prides of lions and herds of elephants, to packs of wild dogs. This is truly a memorable way to discover this part of Africa away from the crowds.

Trip highlights

  • Spot elusive wild dogs in Kafue National Park
  • Stroll along the misty pathways around Victoria Falls
  • Track lions across the open woodlands of Mana Pools National Park
  • Spend the evenings beside a roaring fire telling stories beneath the stars
  • Go on a walking safari looking for rhinos and other large game
  • Check multiple fascinating species off your bird-watching list

Bespoke trips with Jacada

We design one-of-a-kind journeys incorporating luxury in all its forms. Our bespoke trips include:

  • Luxury accommodation throughout
  • Privately guided tours
  • Private transfers
  • Meticulously selected experiences
  • Expertise and support from your Jacada Concierge
Black and white illustration of two guides pointing to a building in the distance
  • Days 1–3 Livingstone and Victoria Falls
  • Days 3–6 Kafue National Park
  • Days 6–9 Mana Pools National Game Park
  • Days 9–12 Hwange National Park
A Wild Adventure to Zambia and Zimbabwe
Price guide
  PP
  • Days 1–3 Livingstone and Victoria Falls
  • Days 3–6 Kafue National Park
  • Days 6–9 Mana Pools National Game Park
  • Days 9–12 Hwange National Park

Itinerary in detail

Every Jacada trip is tailored to your personal preferences and interests. Below you’ll find a sample itinerary to inspire your own custom-designed journey.

Days 1–3

Lively Livingstone

The mighty Victoria Falls rank as one of the most spectacular sites in all of Africa. Livingstone is the town found on the Zambian side of the water, and luxury hotels either in the town or somewhere alongside the Zambezi upstream are a great base from which to fully explore this magnificent spectacle.

Birds-eye-view of Victoria falls

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Majestic falls

Walking safari

A view of Victoria falls

Tour of Victoria Falls

Witness the breathtaking majesty of Victoria Falls, a World Heritage Site straddling the borders of Zimbabwe and Zambia. Your guide will provide insights into the falls’ history and natural wonders. Traverse scenic rainforest pathways, pausing at iconic viewpoints like the Knife Edge Bridge and Lookout Tree, offering panoramic vistas of the Eastern Cataract and the Boiling Pot.

Rhino walk

The walking safari itself spans approximately three hours, allowing ample time for quiet observation of wildlife and engaging discussions with your guide. During the walk, your guide will lead you to spot the white rhino and track other large game. Midway through, a refreshing break awaits with homemade iced lemon juice, cake, and cookies to boost your energy levels.

Days 3–6

Rugged Kafue

In the centre of western Zambia, two hours from Livingstone, you’ll find the vast wilderness of Kafue National Park. This rugged and wildlife-prolific park remains quieter than other regions and boasts a whopping range of habitats and thus, animals too. From open plains to wooded areas to the broad Kafue River, this flora and fauna paradise boasts a truly impressive array of sightings, including packs of the elusive wild dog, pods of hippo and numerous big cats and ungulate.

Days 6–9

Dramatic Mana Pools

This UNESCO-protected national park created in northern Zimbabwe’s section of the Lower Zambezi Valley, is an impressive and very wild landscape made up of 2000 km2 of pristine vegetation and the dramatic Rift Valley escarpment. Much of the parkland is inaccessible unless you go on foot, helping to preserve the area’s enviable remoteness and untouched natural beauty. A safari here is one where the pools attract a profusion of aquatic birds as well as herds of elephants, hippopotamus, and Nile crocodiles. Predators such as lion, leopard, cheetah and spotted hyena are mostly found in the open woodland areas of the reserve, but can be very secretive and not that easy to spot without an expert tracker.

Days 9–12

Expansive Hwange

Home to over 100 mammals and 400 different bird species, Hwange National Park protects a wide range of different endangered species, elephants in excess of 20,000, and what is thought to be one of the largest populations of African wild dog left in the world. It is also common to see large prides of lion and buffalo and you have a good chance of seeing leopard, rhino, cheetah and mischievous spotted hyena. The park was formerly occupied by the San bushmen, the Nhanzwa, and was later the royal hunting ground for Mzilikazi, the Matabele king. It wasn’t until 1928 that it became recognised as a wildlife conservation area and a popular destination for those seeking out incredible safari and wildlife experiences.

“Jacada is beyond incredible‌”

Jacada is beyond incredible and we look forward to planning future adventures with them. Our experience was flawless from beginning to end. Iain listened to our dream trip ideas and came up with a bucket list itinerary to Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Botswana. James took over and guided us with his amazing care til departure. Such peace during our travels…

Published 11th October 2023 on Trustpilot
Donna

Why book with Jacada

Personalised design

We’ll plan your trip around your personal interests, tastes and preferences, providing honest advice based on first-hand knowledge.

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Authentic experiences

Our expert guides and brilliant Concierges are hand-picked for their ability to bring your destination to life with care and passion.

Positive Impact

We seek out unforgettable experiences that benefit both local communities and the environment.