Your journey at a glance
Set in Zambia and South Africa, this incredible 12-day Southern Africa tour offers the perfect blend of safari and coastal adventures.
Activities include thrilling Big Five game drives, walking safaris, birdwatching, seasonal boat cruises and canoeing at three superb safari retreats; followed by a stay at a luxurious seaside hotel that offers the ultimate opportunity to unwind.
Experience the marvels of the South Luangwa, the birthplace of the walking safari and home to an abundance of game.
Travel to the spectacular Lower Zambezi National Park, which offers a wonderful collection of habitats. Revel in the “Seven Worlds of Wonder” of the award-winning &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve, and then end your journey in the cosmopolitan surrounds of Umhlanga, a mecca for sun and beach lovers.
3 nights South Luangwa National Park | 3 nights Lower Zambezi National Park | 3 nights &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve | 2 nights KwaZulu Natal
12 Days | From USD 11,625 per person
Please keep in mind that this tour can be tailormade by speaking to one of our Travel Specialists. Do note that there may be a significant difference in the high season tariffs.
- Accommodation inclusions as per itinerary above
- All scheduled flights:
- Kenneth Kaunda International Airport / King Shaka International Airport via OR Tambo International Airport
- All scheduled road transfers as mentioned above
- National park fees
- Emergency medical evacuation insurance
- Administration Fee
What's not included
- Specialist Walking Safari and Zulu Village Tours are available at an additional cost and are subject to the availability of a specialist guide which needs to be booked in advance.
- Travel Insurance is not included. However, should you be interested, we can introduce you to our recommended partner, Global Rescue.
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- This itinerary is only valid from the 1st April 2019 until 30 November 2019
- Rates are subject to a minimum of 2 guests traveling
- Proflight operates scheduled flights on certain days and months within Zambia. Please double check schedule before booking
- The operator may reroute the itinerary or accommodate in similar lodges in case of non-availability
- Validity periods are as specified above - should a booking fall over two rate periods the rate will change and we reserve the right to re-quote
- Rates exclude gratuities and all items of a personal nature
- Flight quotes are subject to change, and we reserve the right to re-quote
- Single traveller supplement and child rates will be quoted on request
- The rates quoted are subject to change without prior warning if there are any increases in bed levies, park fees, ROE, fuel, sales and airport tax or VAT, third-party services, currency fluctuations or any other circumstances beyond our control in the countries featured in this quote
- Rates are subject to change.
- Our high season typically covers travel between July and September as well as Christmas, New Years and Easter.
- andBeyond Trading Terms apply
Plan your journey
This unforgettable journey showcases just a few of our favourite experience combinations in this iconic destination. It is merely an example from which you can use to start dreaming and creating your own adventure with one of our dedicated Travel Specialists.
A taste of what to expect…
Day 1-4: South Luangwa National Park
- Explore the ‘Valley of the Leopard’. South Luangwa National Park has one of the highest densities of leopard in the world, giving rise to the park’s nickname. This predator is most often encountered on night drives, which also provide a chance to see hyena, mongoose, civet, bush baby and genet. Species rarely spotted elsewhere include Thornicraft’s giraffe, Crawshay’s zebra and puku antelope. Hippos and crocodiles are plentiful in the river. The park’s sheer diversity means it is home to a staggering array of species
- The South Luangwa National Park is known as the birthplace of walking safari and there are few better places to try this exhilarating adventure. With large areas that are completely inaccessible by road, you are virtually guaranteed not to see anything but wildlife when exploring the park on foot. Engage all your senses as you smell, feel, touch and hear the African bush. Whether quietly detouring around an elephant or investigating a termite hill, you will get an up close and intimate glimpse of all the inhabitants of the bush, from largest to smallest.
- With over 400 recorded species, birdwatching in South Luangwa is exceptional. The end of the dry season brings hundreds of water birds to the Luangwa River, from yellow-billed storks to ponderous pelicans, striking saddle-billed storks, stately goliath heron and elegant crowned cranes. Dozens of migrant species arrive before the rains, from the red chested cuckoo to the steppe eagle and steppe buzzard
Day 4-7: Lower Zambezi National Park
- The spectacular Lower Zambezi National Park spans 4 092 km² (1 580 square miles) of pristine wilderness. The park offers a wonderful collection of habitats, which are home to a superb diversity of animals. Visitors can explore the marshy Zambezi channels, floodplains bordered by mopane forests, hilly woodlands and the park’s open valley floor. It is not uncommon to see enormous herds of elephant quenching their thirst and enjoying a good mud bath along the riverbanks, as well as leopard, buffalo and lion
- Strap on your walking boots. Pioneered in Zambia, a walking safari offers the ultimate opportunity to get up close with Africa’s prized wildlife and traverse her magical landscapes. The Lower Zambezi National Park offers excellent, tailor-made walking safaris in the company of expert guides
- Climb aboard a 4×4 safari vehicle for an adventure-filled safari. Navigate through pristine wilderness in search of the park’s prized wildlife, in the company of an expert safari guide. The park is renowned for hosting large herds of elephant who venture to the cool waters of the Zambezi River to slake their thirst. The park also hosts a flourishing predator population
Day 7-10: &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve
- Set within easy reach of the Indian Ocean coastline and the famous iSimangaliso / Greater St Lucia Wetland Park in northern KwaZulu-Natal, &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve is known for its abundant wildlife, diversity of habitats and a wide range of safari activities. This fascinating variety of landscape and vegetation shelters an abundance of wildlife, including not only the Big Five but other rarer and less easily spotted species, such as the elusive cheetah or the scarce black rhino
- With only a handful of lodges sharing an area of 23 000 hectares, and expert rangers and trackers in search of prime wildlife sightings, guests are assured an exclusive game viewing experience
- Adding to Phinda’s wildlife charms, the marine diversity of nearby Sodwana Bay on the coast is easily accessible, with scuba diving, fishing and even turtle watching only some of the adventures available from Phinda
*Choose between staying at &Beyond Phinda Rock Lodge or &Beyond Phinda Vlei Lodge
Day 10-12: Umhlanga, KwaZulu Natal
Umhlanga is a mecca for sun lovers and watersports enthusiasts. Meaning the “place of reeds”, this scenic area is located along KwaZulu Natal’s spectacular Golden Mile, just 20 kilometres from the bustling port city of Durban