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Map of 3-Day Zambezi Canoe Adventure

The 3-Day Zambezi Canoe Adventure takes you to the Lower Zambezi. Get out of Lusaka and come to Kiambi. It’s just a 3hrs drive from Lusaka on good roads. Enjoy a sunset boat cruise around Kanyemba Island on the day of arrival. The following day you will start the canoe adventure drifting down the might Zambezi River, overnighting on an island in the river. Immerse yourself in nature with all your senses.

The 3-Day Zambezi Canoe Adventure takes you to the Lower Zambezi. Get out of Lusaka and come to Kiambi. It's just a 3hrs drive from Lusaka on good roads. Enjoy a sunset boat cruise around Kanyemba Island on the day of arrival. The following day you will start the canoe adventure drifting down the might Zambezi River, overnighting on an island in the river. Immerse yourself in nature with all your senses.

Itineraries

Day 1

Lusaka to Lower Zambezi

You are driving to Kiambi Safari in Lower Zambezi (alternatetivly a transfer can be arranged - 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
  • 4×4 minibus
  • driver, guide, chef
  • accommodation and meals as indicated (B – breakfast, L – lunch, D – dinner)
  • all national park and conservation fees
  • transfers from and to the airport
  • visa, travel insurance, medi-aid
  • curios, personal expenses, tips
  • optional Zambezi boat cruise