Zambia Safari Adventure
About The 4 Day Zambia Safari Adventure
This 4 day Zambia safari adventure is designed to introduce you to the untamed bush. You’ll enjoy day trips in Zambia to the local village and the famous Victoria Falls. This will grant you cultural enrichment as well as historical insights in to this natural wonder.
You’ll stay in a tree-house with a private viewing deck. This is ideal accommodation for couples to enjoy an adventurous Zambia getaway. There are spectacular views of the Zambezi River and the ebony trees. The lush vegetation will take your breath away.
You’ll enjoy game drives on the 4 day Zambia safari adventure. This will introduce you to the wild African bush. Expect some fantastic encounters with African wildlife. You also have an opportunity paddle a canoe down the majestic Zambezi River. You may enjoy a tranquil boat cruise while watching the sun set.
Zambia Safari Adventure Itinerary
Day 1: Livingstone – Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park
You will be met by our Zambia safari representative. This is upon arrival at Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport. You’ll be welcomed to Zambia and briefed on the 4 day Zambia safari adventure. This is to be followed by a transfer by road to Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma.
The lodge is named after two of David Livingstone’s friends. Absorb the natural sights, sounds and smells of the bush. This is as you enter the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park. Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma is nestled on a bend in the Zambezi River. This affords one spectacular views of the famous river and its lush vegetation.
You’ll enjoy the amenities once you settle into your tree-house suite. There are exceptional views of the Zambezi from your private deck. Here you can see elephants frolicking.
You will take time on relaxation before embarking on the first game drive. This is done on an open 4×4 safari vehicle with a trained safari guide. The 4 day Zambia safari adventure Game drives are in the Mosi-Oa-Tunya.
The common animals include elephant, giraffe, buffalo, zebra and baboon. The river residents include hippo and crocodile. Bird species in the park are also abundant.
Your 4 day Zambia safari adventure will be concluded with sundowners and canapés. This are held in a remote spot in the bush. They let you admire the magical African sunset.
Day 2 and 3: Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park
You’ll spend the next 2 days of your Zambia safari adventure in Mosi-Oa-Tunya. There are a wide range of activities to choose from. This will include a walking tour of the mighty Victoria Falls. You can also have a cultural experience visiting the local Nakatindi village. Locally, the Falls are known as Mosi-oa-Tunya.
This translates to “the smoke that thunders”. It was David Livingstone that named it the Victoria Falls. Other activities to choose from include a two-hour canoeing excursion. This is on the Zambezi River as you watch wildlife on the shores. You’ll also absorb the tranquility of the water as you view the landscapes of Zambia.
For more wildlife encounters participate in a walking safari. There are game drives or a sundowner cruise on the Zambezi river. You’ll cruise through grade 2 rapids and enjoy light sprays on your face. Your boat will stop on the beach for a sundowner cocktail. This is in full view of the spectacular sunset.
After a long day of exploration, some relaxation time will be necessary. A visit to the safari spa for some pampering treatments will do you good. In the evenings you’ll return to your lodge to freshen up. Dinner will be served by the warmth of a blazing campfire. Enjoy leisurely evenings outdoors in admiration of the canopy of stars.
Day 4: Livingstone Airport
Your 4 day Zambia safari adventure wakes up to nature sounds. This is from the increasingly active bush life around you. You will prepare for a final game drive in the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park.
After breakfast it’s time to bid farewell to the Zambezi River. Enjoy a final Zambia safari adventure transfer to the airport. You will be in time for your departure flight back home.
End of 4 Day Zambia Safari Adventure
Zambia Safari Adventure Destinations
Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park
The Zambia safari adventure takes you to the Mosi-ia-Tunya national park. Bordered by Livingstone town, farm land and the Zambezi River, lies the wildlife area of Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park – one of Zambia’s smallest national parks.
Your Zambia safari adventure will be going to a park that extends from the Batoka Gorge and continues for about 12km / 7.4mi along the Zambezi River, above Victoria Falls.
Livingstone itself borders several ancient wildlife migration routes and river crossing points, some of which are still frequented by elephants.
A few of these fall within the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, where those on Zambia safari adventure can find wildlife throughout the year but elephants especially during the drier months.
What makes this park unique for those on Zambia safari adventure is that it’s the only wildlife area with white rhinos. These are closely protected from poachers by the scouts from the Department of National Parks and Wildlife.
This little sanctuary is free from predators. This, in combination with it being an area with man-made boundaries, guarantees a stable population of wildlife throughout the year.
In addition to the migratory elephants, white rhino, giraffe, buffalo, waterbuck, impala, wildebeest, zebra, bushbuck, warthog, monkeys, baboon, hippo and crocodiles can be seen in the park year round by those on Zambia safari adventure.
They inhabit a mix of riverine forest and mopane woodland as well as grassland, which also provides a variety of habitats for numerous bird species.
Within this park is the Old Drift Crossing Point as well as Cemetery, where the first European immigrants are buried. Historically, the Old Drift was where ox-wagons were floated across the Zambezi, before there was a bridge.
This park is easily accessible from Livingstone. Zambia safari adventure guests can explore parts of the park by vehicle (self-drive or on a game-viewing safari), by foot on a guided walking safari with an armed ranger, and also by boat on a Zambezi River cruise.
A visit to Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park is a great activity for the family or for Zambia safari adventure guests who would like a taste of safari or a couple of hours away from ‘town life’ but don’t have time to travel further afield.
With everything else that Livingstone and Victoria Falls has to offer, many visitors to the area are too quick to neglect Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, though most will drive through at some point en route to activities. Being ‘under-visited’, however, is part of the appeal of this beautiful park and surprisingly untouched park.
The park incorporates the Eastern Cataract of the Victoria Falls (called Mosi-oa-Tunya or the Smoke That Thunders in the Koloko or Lozi language). This section is lush rainforest, sustained by the waterfall’s life-giving spray.
The forest section is home to smaller antelope and warthog. And all of this right on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River. A stay here by Zambia safari adventure guests will allow them to see this special part of Zambia at its most tranquil.
The number one attraction in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park is Victoria Falls and often the reason travelers visit Zambia. On the Zambia side, visitors have an opportunity for Zambia safari adventure guests to experience the rainforest side of the gorge as well as see the face of Victoria Falls.
Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park does offer visitors on Zambia safari adventure game safari drives. Sighting one of the few rhinos that call the park home is a highlight. These rhinos are guarded 24 hours a day 7 days a week by armed guards.
Victoria Falls is the highlight of the national park and for all the right reasons. It is the largest waterfall in the world based on measuring a single sheet of water. The falls measure 1-mile (1.7 km) across and have a height of 360 feet (108 m) creating the largest single waterfall in the water.
Accordingly, Victoria Falls is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and the Ambassador wonder to the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa. It is the pinnacle attraction of both the national park and the country.
Victoria Falls presents a spectacular sight for Zambia safari adventure guests of awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur on the Zambezi River, forming the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe.
It was described by the Kololo tribe living in the area in the 1800s as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ – ‘The Smoke that Thunders’. In more modern terms Victoria Falls is known as the greatest curtain of falling water in the world.
Columns of spray can be seen from miles away as, at the height of the rainy season, more than five hundred million cubic meters of water per minute plummet over the edge, over a width of nearly two kilometres, into a gorge over one hundred meters below.
The wide basalt cliff over which the falls thunder, transforms the Zambezi from a placid river into a ferocious torrent that cuts through a series of dramatic gorges.
Facing the Falls is another sheer wall of basalt, rising to the same height, and capped by mist-soaked rain forest. A path along the edge of the forest provides the visitor prepared to brave the tremendous spray, with an unparalleled series of views of the Falls.
One special vantage point is across the Knife-edge Bridge, where visitors can have the finest view of the Eastern Cataract and the Main Falls as well as the Boiling Pot, where the river turns and heads down the Batoka Gorge.
Other vantage points include Livingstone Island, the Falls Bridge Devils Pool and the Lookout Tree, both of which command panoramic views across the Main Falls.