4 Day Zambia Tour
This is a 4 day Zambia tour. The 4 day Zambia tour safari is ideal for first-time visitors to Africa. This 4 day Zambia tour can be extended with a Botswana safari tour. This combination will give you one of the best South African safari tours.
About The 4 Day Zambia Tour
The 4 day Zambia tour takes you to Livingstone. This Zambia safari tour gives you the beauty of Zambia. You’ll be exposed to Africa’s wondrous wildlife. You’ll stay at Tongabezi when on this 4 day Zambia tour. Your cottage has an open-fronted riverside view.
This is for unfiltered views of the mighty Zambezi. The cottage has a secluded location and a personalized valet service. They are fully-equipped chalets and perfect haven to return. This 4 day Zambia tour allows you to spend time drifting on Zambezi’s waterways.
This will be on canoe excursion as you watch nature take its course. Enjoy every moment of sunrise or sunset boating safari. The main attractions include the river and its residents. They will keep you entertained for hours. You’ll enjoy a day trip to the Victoria Falls.
4 Day Zambia Tour Itinerary
Day 1 – 3: Livingstone – Zambezi River
You’ll be met upon arrival at Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport. Enjoy moments being briefed on the 4 day Zambia tour. This will be done by our Zambia safari representative. This is to be followed by a road transfer to Tongabezi.
You’ll have time to explore the lodge’s perimeter. This is on a guided nature walk. The walk leads you through the dense bush. It will expose you to the smaller facets of the bush. These include insects, plant life and spoor left behind by free-roaming wildlife.
You’ll have time to meet the local people on this 4 day Zambia tour. This is during a cultural visit to the indigenous villages. Here souvenirs can be purchased at the bustling markets and curio stores. There are visits to the museums in Livingstone.
Such visits will introduce you to the rich history of the area. Your 4 day Zambia tour will get you to the Victoria Falls. This will be the highlight of your 4 day Zambia tour. You’ll spend hours in awe of this natural phenomenon.
Here, you’ll find an impressive list of optional activities to be done. You have time to watch the sun rise or set from the Zambezi. This will be in the comfort of your boat cruise. Alternatively, you could paddle your way down the stream in a two-seater canoe.
You’ll pass sightings of the river residents that include the hippo and crocodiles. As an optional trip your 4 day Zambia tour can visit the Chobe National Park. It is the ideal way to get closer to the land animals from Zambia.
Game drives through the park will afford you with up-close wildlife encounters. Look forward to seeing elephant herds that often occupy the Chobe River. Other animals to be seen include buffalo, puku, lion, spotted hyena and other predators.
An abundant birdlife includes storks and herons. You will also see the African fish eagle scans the river and its.
All your meals will be at the privacy of one of the lodge’s three open-air dining areas. You can also dine with other guests at the shared dining table. Couples can enjoy a romantic seating on a floating sampan.
This rests in the middle of the river as waiters deliver meals via a canoe. In the evening you’ll dine under a canopy of stars. This is as you are surrounded by vivid sounds of the nocturnal wildlife. What a spectacular way to indulge in marvelous meals!
Day 4: Livingstone
Last few hours of 4 day Zambia tour spent by the Zambezi River. This is as you prepare to bid farewell to your stay at Tongabezi. You can capture the final moments of your 4 day Zambia tour on film.
You just got time to enjoy the sounds and smells of the bush one last time. You will enjoy a transfer to the airport for departure flight.
End of 4 Day Zambia Tour
4 day Zambia tour Destination
The 4 day Zambia tour is a Zambia safari to the Zambezi. This is the fourth-longest river in Africa, the longest east-flowing river in Africa and the largest flowing into the Indian Ocean from Africa.
For about 500 kilometers it serves as the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe thundering over the Victoria Falls and through the narrow, steadily deepening Batoka Gorge, providing a fantastic playground for white-water rafting, kayaking, river boarding and jet boating.
Its unique value is that it is less developed than other rivers regarding human settlement and many areas along its banks have even been granted protected status.
From the source the river flows to the south-west out of Zambia and into Angola for about 240 km (150miles). When it re-enters Zambia it is approximately 400m (1300ft) wide in the rainy season and is fast flowing at Cholwezi rapids and the Chavuma Falls.
The river runs south now for a distance of about 800 km (500miles) and in this distance only drops about 180m (590ft). It is very slow flowing for most of this section as it enters an area known as the Barotse Floodplain where the width of the river reaches up to 25 km (16miles) in the rainy season.
The upper part of the Zambezi River is only sparsely populated by pastoralists, farmers and fishermen. During the rainy season when the plain is in flood a ceremony known as the Ku-omboka Ceremony take place as the local people move to higher ground to escape the flood waters.
One local folk law is that the Zambezi River has a spirit called Nyami Nyami – this spirit brings them water to grow their crops and fish to eat – and so they call the river “the river of life”.
It then turns easterly and forms the border between Zambia and Namibia this is at the Katima Mulilo rapids.
The Middle Zambezi
The 4 day Zambia tour will get you to the Victoria Falls. They are considered the boundary between the upper and middle Zambezi. For the next 500 km the river serves as the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Below the Falls your 4 day Zambia tour continues to flow due east for about 200 km (120miles), cutting through gorges of basalt rock between 200 to 250 metres (660 to 820ft) high. It is in these gorges where the commercial white water rafting now takes place.
The Zambezi River is graded as a grade 5 river. This is the highest grade that a river can be graded for white water rafting, meaning this is as wet and wild as it gets.
The Victoria Falls also serves as a backdrop for many other 4 day Zambia tour adventure sports including the famous bungee jump from the Victoria Falls Bridge.
The river drops 250m over the next 200 km before entering Lake Kariba. The Kariba Dam which was completed in 1959 is one of the largest man-made lakes in the world. The hydroelectric power generated at the dam provides electricity for much of Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Lake Kariba is 226 km long and in places up to 40 km wide and supports a thriving commercial fishing industry and is a fantastic tourist attraction.
With its spectacular scenery, stunning sunsets, great fishing and boating opportunities it is one of the finest places on this planet for a 4 day Zambia tour holiday.
The weather here is mostly sunny and fine but it does get very hot in mid-summer, even mid-winter days are warm and the nights are balmy.
From the Kariba dam wall the river heads east again towards Chirundu. Beyond Chirundu, the river is flanked by the Lower Zambezi National Park in Zambia and Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe. This is the stretch of the river that the famous canoe safaris are run.
Tourists on 4 day Zambia tour have the opportunity of paddling down the river and camping overnight on the banks or more luxurious trips offer accommodation in one of the safari lodges along the way. Wonderful sightings of wildlife are experienced as the canoes slip silently by them, and encounters with Hippopotamus can be quite exciting for those on 4 day Zambia tour.
This middle zone of the Zambezi river supports one of the most important wilderness areas in Africa. The middle Zambezi ends where the river enters Lake Cahora Bassa which was constructed in 1974.
Formerly the site of dangerous rapids known as Kebrabassa, these rapids made navigation by large vessels up the Zambezi impossible for the early explorers and for this very reason the development of the inland was slower than had they not been there.
The Lower Zambezi
The lower part of the river from Cahora Bassa down to the Indian Ocean is navigable by large vessels. This section is 650 km (400miles) in length, the river is shallow in many places especially during the dry season as the river enters a broad valley and spreads out over a large area.
Only at the Lupata Gorge 320 km (200miles) up from the mouth does the river flow between high hills and a gorge is formed.
Elsewhere it flows gently with many small channels to explore along the way. The river bed is sandy, and the banks are low and reed-fringed, however during the rainy season these streams join to become one fast flowing river.
The Lower Zambezi National Park flanks the river on the Zambian side and Mana Pools National Park on the Zimbabwean side. This whole area of the Zambezi supports one of Africa’s most important wilderness areas as it provides sustenance to a diverse array of game, birdlife and fish species.
Hippo, Nile crocodiles and monitor lizards, are commonly found along many of the calm stretches of the river by those on 4 day Zambia tour.
Species of bird, like heron, pelican, egret and African fish eagle are found in large numbers here. The riverine woodlands then support many large animals, such as buffalo, zebra, giraffe, elephant.
The Zambezi also supports several hundred species of fish, some of which are endemic to the river. Important species include cichlids which are fished heavily for food, as well as catfish, tigerfish, yellowfish and other large species.
The bull shark is sometimes known as the Zambezi shark after the river but is found around the world.
After having provided power, food and transport for many people, and a home for untold numbers of wildlife ¬– the river ends its journey through Mozambique and out towards the Indian Ocean.
The Zambezi’s most noted feature is Victoria Falls, but there is also so much more. Other notable falls include the Chavuma Falls at the border between Zambia and Angola, and Ngonye Falls, near Sioma in Western Zambia.
There are two primary sources of hydroelectric power on the river, the Kariba Dam, which provides power to Zambia and Zimbabwe, and the Cahora Bassa Dam in Mozambique, which provides power to Mozambique and South Africa. There is also a smaller power station at Victoria Falls.