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The Zambezi Canoe Adventure is an overnight canoe safari in Lower Zambezi. Get out and alive. Back to nature with all your senses. It's just a 4hrs drive from Lusaka on good roads. Enjoy a sunset boat cruise around Kanyemba Island on the day of arrival. The following day you start the canoe adventure drifting down the might Zambezi River, overnighting on an island in the Zambezi River. Immerse yourself in nature with all your senses.

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

You are driving to Kiambi Safari in Lower Zambezi (alternatively a transfer can be booked - see extras). The road from Lusaka to Chirundu is winding down in to the Zambezi Valley. It is quite scenic and gives you nice views of the escarpment. From Chirundu town it's another 22km on gravel road.
Kiambi Safaris is strategically placed in a prime location high up on the very edge of the banks of the mighty Zambezi River.
In the afternoon you will go on a sunset boat cruise around Kanyemba Island. Beautiful scenery, lovely bird calls, hippos, crocodiles - lots of photo opportunities.

Accommodation in Luxury Tented Ensuite Chalet (FB).
Distance: 180km / 3hrs

Day 2

Lower Zambezi NP

After a good night's sleep you will start your canoe excursion today. Breakfast is at 07:30am and then you meet your canoeing guide. Your canoe guide will then give you a brief run down of the canoeing days, dangerous animals, safety measures while on the river and at the campsites, and techniques on canoeing. Departure is from the jetty to the Canoe start point. A stop is made for tea time, which is set up by the back up boat. You stop for lunch, which is set up by the back up boat. We continue downriver after lunch. The back up boat goes on ahead to set up the campsite. In the late afternoon you stop at the campsite at Buffalo Beans Island.

Mealplan: Full board
Distance: 20km

Day 3

Lower Zambezi to Lusaka

After breakfast you will have a transfer by motorboat back to Kiambi Lodge. You have your lunch at Kiambi Lodge before you drive back to Lusaka.

Mealplan: BL
Distance: 178km / 3hrs

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

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  • Pricing Name
    Group (Min-Max)
  • Pricing Name Safari Season 2022
    2 - 10 Pax
    Available Seats: 10

    Adult ( 12+ years ) ( 2 - 10 Pax ) USD392 USD0 /Person

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