The route less travelled; a trip for the more adventurous over 20 days starting in Livingstone, finish-ing in Lilongwe and taking in the highlights of Kafue National Park, Kasanka National Park and North and South Luangwa. Begin at the spectacular Victoria Falls before setting off to the exquisite and largely unexplored Ka-fue National Park. Drive north through the park, staying at accommodation to rival Zambia’s best, often with no other guests and a miniscule chance of seeing another vehicle. Following the Great North Road you will head, via Kasanka National Park, to the Luangwa Valley, before finishing at Lilongwe.
Low Season January | February | March | April | May | June | November | December
from £5,062.00 per person based on two sharing a 4×4 vehicle
from £4,297.00 per person based on four sharing a 4×4 vehicle
High Season July | August | September | October
from £5,655.00 per person based on two sharing a 4×4 vehicle
from £4,755.00 per person based on four sharing a 4×4 vehicle
Great North Road ITINERARY
DAY 1 & 2The Waterberry Zambezi Lodge, Livingstone
Upon arrival in Livingstone you will be met by a representative of Safari Drive and taken to Waterberry Lodge where you will spend your first two nights.
DAY 3 & 4Nanzhila Plains Campsite, Kafue National Park
Today you will rise early for the long drive to Nanzhila. You head north to Kalomo where you will start the adventure in earnest, heading west up to the Ndumdumwense Gate and into Southern Kafue.
DAY 5Hippo Bay Campsite, Kafue National Park
This morning you will head to the family run Konkamoya Lodge, which is situated on the banks of Lake Itezhi-Tezhi in the southern part of Kafue National Park. Here you will camp in a pre booked and paid for campsite.
DAY 6Kasabushi Campsite, Kafue National Park
Continue south through Kafue today to Kasabushi Campsite. This is a stunning little known area that has up until recently been out of bounds. Here you camp.
DAY 7Mayukuyuku Campsite, Kafue National Park
The camp is situated on the banks of the gorgeous Kafue River, where you can sit and admire the stunning African sunset. Elephant often wander through the camp and hippos sometimes come up from the waters to graze in the moonlight.
DAY 8Fringilla Lodge, Lusaka
Today you will drive out of Kafue and stop for the night at Fringilla, which is a working farm.
DAY 9 & 10Kasanka Campsite, Kasanka National Park
Today you begin the drive up the long Great North Road and turn off to spend two nights in Kasanka National Park at this private campsite.
DAY 11Kapyishya Hot Springs, Shiwa N’gandu
Continue up the Great North Road to stay on this historic estate. Famed for the 'Africa House' the hot springs at the rear of the estate are a real treat after a long days drive. Here you camp.
DAY 12 & 13Buffalo Camp, North Luangwa
Driver further into the park where you will find Buffalo Camp. You will spend your days here going on guided walking safaris, which are excellent. The camp offers a real bush safari experience.
DAY 14 & 15Kanunshya Campsite, near North Luangwa
Leave North Luangwa today via the pontoon and camp on the confluence of the Mwaleshi and Luangwa Rivers at a private site overlooking a hippo pod.
DAY 16Kalovia Campsite, near South Luangwa
Move further south to another private campsite where there is a network of self driving loops, giving you exclusive access to the game in this area.
DAY 17 & 18Nkwali Camp, South Luangwa
Today you drive south to Nkwali Camp situated on the Luangwa River. This is a first class destination with wonderful service and fantastic guides. Here you spend 2 days enjoying some of the best game viewing in the world.
DAY 19Kumbali Country Lodge
Cross the border into Malawi and head to Kumbali Country Lodge. Here you will be met and debriefed on your trip. You will spend your final night relaxing at this lovely lodge before flying home the next day.
DAY 20Depart Lilongwe
Today you will be collected from your guesthouse and transferred to the airport in plenty of time for your international flight home.