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Embark on the thrilling Zambezi Canoe Adventure, an overnight canoe safari in the enchanting Lower Zambezi! Experience the joy of being alive as you reconnect with nature through all your senses. The adventure begins with just a 4-hour drive from Lusaka on excellent roads – a breeze! Make the most of your journey with an optional Zambezi sunset boat cruise around Kanyemba Island, included when you extend your stay at Kiambi Lodge. The next day, let the excitement flow as you start your canoe adventure, leisurely drifting down the mighty Zambezi River. Your overnight stay on an island in the Zambezi River promises an immersive experience surrounded by the beauty of nature. Get ready to embrace the happiness of this incredible journey!

Safari summary




Board basis

Day 1

Kiambi Safari Lodge

Lower Zambezi

Full board

Day 2

Canoe Safari / Buffalo Beans Island

Lower Zambezi

Full board

Day 3

End of Safari or extension




Day 1

Lusaka to Lower Zambezi

Get ready for an exciting journey to Kiambi Safari in Lower Zambezi! Alternatively, you can book a transfer for added convenience (check out extras). As you drive from Lusaka to Chirundu, the road gracefully winds down into the Zambezi Valley, treating you to breathtaking scenery and delightful views of the escarpment. The adventure continues as you cover another 22km on a charming gravel road from Chirundu town.

Picture this: Kiambi Safaris, strategically nestled in a prime location, perched high on the very edge of the mighty Zambezi River banks. It's the perfect spot to soak in the beauty of nature!

In the afternoon, why not indulge in an optional Zambezi sunset boat cruise around Kanyemba Island? And here's the icing on the cake – it's included when you choose to extend your stay at Kiambi. Imagine yourself surrounded by stunning scenery, the sweet melody of bird calls, and the presence of hippos and crocodiles, offering countless photo opportunities.

Your accommodation? A luxurious Tented Ensuite Chalet with full board included. The journey covers a distance of 180km, promising a delightful 3-hour drive filled with anticipation and joy!

Day 2

Lower Zambezi NP

Get ready for an exhilarating day as you embark on your canoe excursion after a restful night's sleep! The morning kicks off with a delightful breakfast at 07:30 am, setting the perfect tone for the day ahead. Soon after, you'll meet your friendly canoeing guide, who will provide an engaging overview of the day's canoeing adventures. Topics covered include encounters with wildlife, safety precautions both on the river and at the campsites, and expert canoeing techniques.

The excitement begins as you depart from the jetty to reach the canoe start point. Along the way, there's a delightful tea time stop arranged by the trusty back-up boat, ensuring your journey is not only thrilling but also wonderfully comfortable. A well-prepared lunch follows, courtesy of the back-up boat, providing you with the energy needed for the continued downstream adventure.

As you navigate the river post-lunch, the back-up boat takes the lead to set up the campsite, ensuring everything is ready for your arrival. The late afternoon brings you to the charming campsite at Buffalo Beans Island, offering a picturesque setting to unwind.

And fear not, your meal plan includes full board, ensuring you're well-fed and ready for each leg of this 20km journey. Get ready to paddle, explore, and make lasting memories!

Day 3

Lower Zambezi to Lusaka

Following a delightful breakfast, hop aboard a motorboat for a cheerful transfer back to Kiambi Lodge. There, a scrumptious lunch awaits, setting the stage for the joyful drive back to Lusaka.

Your meal plan for this part of the adventure includes both breakfast and lunch, ensuring you're fueled up and ready to savor every moment. The journey covers a distance of 180km, promising a pleasant 3-hour drive filled with fond memories and contentment. Get ready for a wonderful return journey!

  • accommodation and meals as indicated (B – breakfast, L – lunch, D – dinner)
  • overnight canoe safari incl. all equipment and guide
  • return transfer from Lusaka to Kiambi Safari Lodge (can be booked in addition)
  • Zambezi Sunset cruise ( included when staying an extra night at Kiambi )
  • curios, personal expenses, tips
  • Bar and drinks
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