The Ultimate Intra Country Safari to Botswana and Zambia

Author: Srikanth Krishna on Sep 11,2018

This intra-country safari is made to give you one of the best safari experiences of your life. Spot the hippos and the elephants, follow their routes to see their natural activities, get involved in the admiring sublime aerial safari and a lot on this ultimate 13-day Zambia safari.


  • Delve into the wildlife of Africa at the start of your trip. Spot Africa’s greatest savannahs, leopards and wild dogs in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park

  • Unfold the secrets of the wetlands by canoeing into the narrow canals of Lower Zambezi National Park.

  • Spot elephants like never before around Botswana’s Chobe National Park

  • Feel the power of Victoria Falls, and spend two days relaxing on the banks of the Zambezi River

  • Surround yourself with the tranquility of the world’s largest salt pans, the Makgadikgadi


Day 1: Travel from Lusaka to South Luangwa National Park

Day 2: Explore the South Luangwa National Park

Day 3-6: A visit to the Lower Zambezi National Park

Day 7: A Day at Victoria Falls

Day 8: Lodging around the river Zambezi while watching hippos

Day 9: Following the Elephants into the Forest in the Chobe National Park

Day 10-13: Be adventurous at world’s largest salt pan Makgadikgadi


South Luangwa National Park,  Lower Zambezi National Park, Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park, Makgadikgadi 

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Travel from Lusaka to South Luangwa National Park

Just because you are traveling, it does not mean that you can not explore the wildlife of Africa. See the unseen and the majestic wildlife of South Africa while flying over it. On the very first day of your trip, you will be flying from Lusaka to South Luangwa National Park and this is the time when you will get to see a couple of wildlife roaming across the widespread savannah. 

Day 2: Explore the South Luangwa National Park

One of the natural legends of Zambia is this incredible South Luangwa National Park. This is the place wherein you will get to see one of the wildest species of wildebeests, elephants, and baboons of your life. Go game driving and camping there to explore the park to its fullest. Watch impala skip, eland stand, and klipspringer nimbly jump. Do not forget to experience the ultimate nighttime drive where, beneath the cloak of darkness, you will find that South Luangwa feels like a completely different park. 

Day 3-6: A visit to the Lower Zambezi National Park

While switching from the South Luangwa National Park to the Lower Zambezi National Park, you will see a dramatic change of scenery. Like South Luangwa, most of the wildlife can be spotted around the river but factors like seasonally flooding, and perennial water flow, make this park a labyrinth of canals and lagoons. So, these are the species that you will spot here, in the Lower Zambezi National Park. Apart from this, you will get to see elephants, hippos, buffalos, giraffes, lions, and antelopes while enjoying a thrilling safari at the park. 

Day 7: A Day at Victoria Falls

Victoria falls is a legendary waterfall that impresses all the senses. It has a roar of thunder and feels like hundreds of tons of water droplets are hitting the ground every second. You can not imagine how standing in front of it would feel until you visit it personally. This natural legend deserves to be the first destination of your ultimate Zambian safari. 

Day 8: Lodging around the river Zambezi while watching hippos

Prepare yourself for the upcoming safari days by relaxing and lounging around the river Zambezi. Watch the hippos quarreling and taking bath along the side of the river. You may also get a chance to spot the baboons who occupy the surrounding trees. Do not forget to spot the Nile crocodiles sunbathing at the banks of the river. 

Day 9: Following the Elephants into the Forest in the Chobe National Park

You simply cannot miss the elephants in this part of Africa. See them closest to your camp and on the highway roads during the road journey to Botswana. Follow their journey to the forest, see them walking in a herd of hundreds of elephants. Follow the paths to see their daily activities. See how the mother elephant walks side by side to the baby elephant. See them bathing, relaxing, and walking into the forest. 

Day 10-13: Be adventurous at world’s largest salt pan Makgadikgadi

Get to see the waterbucks, bushbucks, and hippos on your 3-day stay at the Makgadikgadi National Park. The Makgadikgadi Pans National Park is a salt pan - with an area of 3,900 kilometers. Situated in the middle of the dry savanna of north-eastern Botswana. Explore this magical park of Africa by enrolling into the Sublime Aerial Safari across Woodland, Delta, and Desert.

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