Sometimes your B&R trip simply isn’t long enough! Extend your stay for the best vacation possible. If you wish to spend a few days in region either before or after your official B&R trip, and need assistance making those plans, your B&R Travel Advisor can help. We can create an independent travel experience to fit your needs—and if you desire, arrange for a local guide.
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Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.
Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.
Combines the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (excellent hotels and beautiful routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.
Throughout the day, a knowledgeable local guide provides insider access and expert tips. At night, you can explore and dine on your own.
Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.
We use premium hotels that are unique expressions of the region. Often they’ve had a previous life as a monastery or a castle, but in every case they offer an exceptionally comfortable stay.
These are stylish 4-star properties that offer a casual and comfortable stay. Often without a 24-hour concierge or room service, they tend to be smaller family-run hotels that are perfect for the region.
“I can’t say I really ‘work out,’ but I’m in good shape and am relatively active.”
“I enjoy a good walk or ride, and feel comfortable while on the move.”
“I get moving at least once a week, and don’t mind a little sweat.”
“I get moving a few times per week and enjoy some exertion.”
“I want to feel invigorated each day and going hard is how I like to do that.”
Africa's premier safari experience
Welcome to Zambia! Begin your journey in South Luangwa, where safari legends such as Norman Carr, Robin Pope, and John Coppinger have left an indelible influence on the ethics and authenticity of the region’s wildlife experience. The land here is filled with meandering rivers and is home to the original walking safaris of the 1950s. From Luangwa, you’ll fly to Lower Zambezi National Park to explore the diverse animal life amidst the myriad islands, channels and open floodplains of the Zambezi River. Prepare yourself for up-close encounters and luxury safari accommodation beyond belief.
*Trip price includes flights between Johannesburg Airport before and after your trip.
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Day by Day
Arrive at the wildly luxurious Chinzombo Lodge, your gateway to the South Luangwa—one of the most exciting wildlife sanctuaries in the world.
Embark on a sunrise game drive while the animals are most active. The river here teems with hippo and crocodile and provides a lifeline for one of the greatest diversities of habitat and wildlife in Africa—keep your eyes peeled!
After another morning drive, return to the lodge at lunch for some afternoon downtime. Set off again in the late afternoon with your safari guide and return to camp with countless stories to discuss around the campfire.
Fly to the Lower Zambezi and settle in at your luxury safari camp, where you can enjoy spectacular terrace views of the river and the four-legged visitors it attracts!
Your schedule here is flexible, with a choice of daily activities include boating, canoeing, fishing, safari drives and walks. Exciting days are always matched by relaxing nights filled with decadent cuisine and good company.
Rise early for a morning game drive, then spend the afternoon on a water safari—you're likely to spot herds of elephant drinking at the water's edge.
Return to the Royal Airstrip and begin making your way back to Lusaka and O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. Alternatively, we recommend adding a few nights in Livingstone to see the impressive Victoria Falls!
Explore wild territories.
Chinzombo Lodge, South Luangwa
This wildly luxurious camp retains its bush feel with canvas walls and spacious living areas that melt into the tranquil surroundings. Gigantic, ancient shade trees offer peace and serenity. Each villa has a private pool, cooled sleeping area, spacious bathroom and wi-fi. In the shade of magnificent trees, the 60-acre riverside location teems with wildlife and has direct access to the national park on the opposite riverbank. View hotel website »
Chiawa Camp, Lower Zambezi
Offering classic luxury in tented style, the accommodations feature super-king size beds with Egyptian cotton linens and a huge mosquito net, ensuite bathrooms, a clawfoot bath, and his & hers washbasins. Views of the Zambezi River can be experienced from a gorgeous split-level timber deck with daybeds and comfortable, locally made furniture. All of this makes for an ideal mix of modern and timeless Africa. View hotel website »
We never wanted to be the biggest travel company in the world, just the best.
— George Butterfield
The guides did a fabulous job of arranging our best trip ever! The remote lodges and wonderful local guides made it the perfect adventure. B&R continues to deliver unmatched experiences!– Caroline & Jack Hardin
This trip is rated Enthusiast, meaning it’s appropriate for travellers who are in good shape and relatively active. The nature of the trip assumes a good sense of adventure and one who is seeking to engage with the natural environment.
“I go on a long walk once a week, and I don’t mind a little sweat.”
Rolling terrain on a variety of surfaces. Most days, one or two steeper climbs to spectacular viewpoints or places of interest.Read more on our Activity Levels
What’s included? Everything you need. Plus everything you’d
want. Plus a few things you never knew you wanted ‘til you got them.
In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.
- All lodge accommodation as indicated
- All meals with local drinks
- All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
- All baggage transportation
- Flights: OR Tambo (Johannesburg) – Lusaka & return. Light aircraft Lusaka to Mfuwe Airport/ Royal Airstrip - Lusaka
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