The majestic Zambezi winds timelessly through nine different countries, but most of the highlights are to be found in Zambia, the country which takes its name from the great river. This programme combines two of the undisputed headline grabbers, beginning with time to view the magnificent Victoria Falls while staying on a private island in the river. Then it’s into the Lower Zambezi National Park, with accommodation at two very different camps and time to try all of the varied safari activities.
The Lower Zambezi is widely acknowledged as one of Africa’s best canoe safari destinations, and this itinerary focuses on game viewing with a paddle! Beginning at Chongwe River Camp, the major channels of both the Chongwe and Zambezi can be explored. A full day of canoeing then ends at the unspoiled Tsika Island Camp, operated as a community partnership project, where canoeing is broken up with a visit to the village and school on the mainland. After all this exertion, a boat transfer back to Chongwe and some game drives might be welcome!
For those looking for a really wild experience, with basic comforts (and no Wi-Fi) at Tsika, you will experience the true peace of the African bush.