Liuwa wildebeest

Untamed Bush Zambia Camping Safari

Tour Length14 days
Priced from pps $2928 R42436 £2216 2590 A$4135 C$3930 NZ$4258 Full pricing info
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Summary of this Camping Safari

  • Departs from Kasane, Botswana
  • Ends at Maun, Botswana
  • Accommodation Lodge & Camping Combo
  • Transport Game Viewing Vehicle
  • Wildlife Big 5, Elephant, Leopards, Lions, Migration Safari (Seasonal) & More
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Quick Itinerary Overview

Discover truly wild Africa on this Zambia Camping Safari to the remote and unexplored north west area of Zambia, offering some of the best hyena sightings in Africa.

Explore the untamed bush of Zambia on Safari in the beautiful Liuwa Plains National Park, witnessing the annual Wildebeest Migration as well as exceptional birdlife and excellent wildlife sightings. 
Heading south along the scenic Mango Tree Road this Zambian adventure passes traditional villages before visiting the remote and spectacular Sioma Falls.
If you choose to extend your Zambia Bush Camping safari you will visit Botswana's Chobe National Park and Moremi Game Reserve next, otherwise your genuine bush adventure ends in Livingstone, on the Zambian side of Victoria Falls.
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Itinerary for this Tour

Days 1-2: Chobe Park, Botswana - camping

The Wild Zambia Camping Safari starts in the town of Kasane near Chobe in northern Botswana at 13h00 on the first day.

This Budget Zambia Safari begins with lunch and a full tour briefing from your guide followed by some shopping in Kasane for last minute supplies and safari drinks. Then we head into Chobe Park game viewing en route to our first overnight stop where we set up camp in the African wilderness.

On day two we embark on a morning game drive in Chobe and in the late afternoon we enjoy a relaxing sunset boat cruise on Chobe River, looking out for the wildlife and birds found here. Wild animals found along the Chobe River include hippo, elephant, buffalo and various antelope species.

For assistance with pre-tour arrangements including accommodation and transfers from Livingstone in Zambia or Kasane in Botswana contact African Budget Safaris.

(Day 1 - L, D & Day 2 - B,L,D)

Day 3: Mango Tree Road, Zambia - wild camping

On day three we set off on our journey northwards into Zambia, driving towards our next safari destination, the Liuwa Plains.

We travel from the Chobe area of northern Botswana through Namibia, stopping shortly in Katima Mulilo to get some fresh supplies before proceeding into Zambia (visa required). After crossing seemingly endless sand dunes covered in teak forests, you will descend onto the Zambezi floodplains and travel along the picturesque Mango-Tree-Road leading north to Kalabo. The beautiful traditional Zambian villages that we pass along the way are the highlight of this journey.

At the end of this scenic day you set up camp in the forest camping wild in the real African bush, with bush ablutions (B,L,D).

Days 4-8: Liuwa Plains National Park, Zambia - camping

Today we rise with the sun for an early breakfast before continuing your journey into the undeveloped Zambian wilderness of Liuwa Plains National Park. Liuwa Plains National Park covers the remote floodplains of the Upper Zambezi in untamed Western Zambia, a truly pristine African wilderness area. Arriving at Liuwa we set up camp in the unspoiled bush before exploring this unique wildlife area.

At the time of year when we visit Liuwa Plains we can can expect to see the remarkable wildebeest migration from the Angolan Kameia National Park to the Zambian Liuwa Plains National Park.

Thousands of wildebeest migrate across the natural plains in search of fresh grazing, in turn attracting predators and the hyena Liuwa plains is known for. This little visited wilderness park is also home to lion, wild dog, serval cat, zebra and a variety of interesting antelope species as well as a rich variety of birdlife.

We spend the next five days on this Wild Zambia Safari exploring Liuwa National Park on exhilarating morning and afternoon game drives in the rugged African bush. Wild camping in untamed wilderness sites with bush ablutions (B,L,D)

Day 9: Mango Tree Road, Zambia - camping

We depart from Liuwa Plains National Park after one last early morning game drive in search of Liuwa's wildlife and birds. From the wild plains of Zambia we return south along the pretty Mango Tree Road. Wild camping at a wilderness site with bush ablutions. (B,L,D)

Days 10-11: Sioma Falls, Zambia - camping

In the morning we have time to visit the local market in Kalabo before continuing south toward the Sioma Falls.

Sioma Falls, also known as Ngonye Falls, is considered the most breath-taking waterfall in Southern Africa, after Victoria Falls that is. The horseshoe-shaped falls are mostly impressive because of the sheer volume of water that cascades over the staggered twenty metre drop.

This is an off the-beaten-track safari highlight found in a pristine wilderness area that until recently was completely unknown to tourists. We spend two days exploring the untouched area surrounding the falls, stopping with a picnic lunch beside the falls and taking a dip in the mighty Zambezi River on Day Eleven. We will be camping at a designated campsite with permanent ablutions (B,L,D).

Days 12-14: Livingstone, Zambia - lodge accommodation

Taking on the challenge of descending the road along the western bank of the Zambezi we reach the river and cross over to arrive in Livingstone by late afternoon.

For the last two nights we stay at a comfortable lodge in Livingstone, Zambia. During your stay in Livingstone there will be time to visit the thunderous Victoria Falls, enjoy one or more of the many adventure activities on offer in Livingstone and Victoria Falls and go shopping for African curios. The Untamed Bush Zambia Camping Safari ends in Livingstone at 10h00 on Day 14.

Adventure activities in Livingstone include White Water Rafting down the Zambezi Gorge, Canoeing on the upper Zambezi, Elephant rides and Helicopter Flights over the Victoria Falls, please ask your guide for further details. (Day 12 B, L/Day 13 & 14 B only)

OPTIONAL EXTENSION (4 Nights / 5 Days)

Days 14-15: Chobe National Park, Botswana - camping

Departing from Livingstone early in the morning you catch the ferry at Kazangula crossing the Zambezi River back into Botswana. Drive to Chobe National Park via Kasane where we stock up on supplies for the next 4 days of wildlife safari in Botswana’s famous National Parks.

On Day 14 you will enjoy an afternoon game drive along the Chobe River. The next day you will leave northern Chobe and head south to the dryer region of Savuti where elephants dot the plains. Camping will be in designated campsites with bush ablutions. (B,L,D)

Days 16-17: Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana - camping

We rise with the sun and drive south east to Moremi Game Reserve, one of Africa's most beautiful wilderness areas. Moremi Reserve lies on the eastern side of the Okavango Delta covering diverse habitats from watery swamps to contrasting dry areas.

The next two nights will be spent searching for the wide variety of wildlife and birds that this game-rich area is renowned for while absorbing the sounds and beauty of this African bush region. Camping will be in private designated campsites with bush ablutions. (B, L, D)

Day 18: Maun, Botswana - Safari Ends

After a morning game drive in Moremi Reserve we travel south to Maun where the extended Wild Zambia Camping Safari comes to an end. (B,L)

Please Note:

The Zambian part of this camping safari itinerary may be subject to change due to road conditions.

Please note:

The Untamed Bush Zambia Camping Safari starts at 13h00 in Kasane, Botswana should you require assistance with pre-tour arrangements. We recommend an extra day or two in Livingstone at Victoria Falls to participate in some of the amazing adventure activities available. Post-tour accommodation, activities and transfers to Livingstone airport or lodges, Victoria Falls airport or lodges or Kasane in Botswana, can be arranged with us at an additional cost. If you choose to extend your safari we are can help to arrange post-tour accommodation, activities and transfers in Maun at an additional cost.

For assistance with pre-safari and post-safari accommodation and travel arrangements contact African Budget Safaris.

Tour Transport:

The vehicles used on this Zambia Safari are custom-built game viewing vehicles, designed for safari trips in the bush. Each vehicle carries up to 12 passengers, ensuring excellent visibility on game viewing drives, as well as great movability in the wilderness. Throughout the safari we use a specially designed trailer unit containing a mobile kitchen and space for all of the camping equipment and luggage.

Tour Accommodation:

On this semi-participation safari we camp in 2.1m x 2.1m x 1.75m bow tents that are easy to set up (clients help to erect the tents). All windows and doors of the tents are fitted with treated mosquito netting. Each person will get a 5cm high-density foam camping mattress to sleep on while camping.

The bush ablutions consist of high-slung bucket showers and bush toilets with canvas screens for privacy. Round (200V/2pin) power units are available in the vehicles to recharge cameras and in Maun there are Internet cafes and photoshops that will download digital photos. In Livingstone we stay in rooms at a comfortable Zambian lodge.

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  • All accommodation (spacious bow tents with mattresses)
  • Rooms at a comfortable lodge in Livingstone
  • All transfers and activities as per the itinerary
  • Indicated meals (B – breakfast, L – lunch, D – dinner) & tea/coffees
  • Services of a Professional Guide and Camp Assistant
  • All Botswana park fees for activities included on itinerary
  • Transport in specialised safari vehicles
+Not Included in the Tour Price
  • Restaurant meals (Livingstone, Zambia)
  • Entrance to the Victoria Falls
  • Visas and airport transfers
  • Tips and curios
  • Optional excursions (scenic flight over the Delta & activities in Livingstone/Victoria Falls)
  • Beverages (alcohol, soft drinks and bottled mineral water)
  • Insurance for cancellation and curtailment, medical, baggage & emergency evacuation
  • Sleeping bag (and small pillow) on all camping sectors
  • Any increase in national park fees
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