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A guided drive safari is the perfect way to experience Zambia's natural beauty
Prepare for the most exciting journey in your life - driving through remote Zambia with an off-track 4x4 safari !

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Guided Self Drive Safaris in Zambia

  • Feel the freedom of driving through the wilderness of Africa, with the comfort of a professional support team. 

  • Drive only the "fun" parts and let a driver assist you when you are tired or want to rest.

  • Have your bush camps set up for you and your meals prepared.  

  • Drive through Zambia's lush safari parks teeming with wildlife to misty mountain ranges and pass thundering waterfalls. 

  • Best way to experience the natural beauty of Zambia in an authentic and adventures way. 

Ntanda Ventures guided drive safaris are fully customizable, we offer you a self drive adventure with all the comforts and back of a guided tour. But with the freedom to discover authentic wildlife experiences and the sensation of driving yourself through the raw nature of Zambia.  We do all the planning for you, make sure you have the right car, can sleep in the best camps, have the best guides and a support team, that prepares your meals, camp, drives when you are tired or bored and makes sure you have the best holiday of your life. Underneath safari itineraries  are some recommendations of experiences and guided self drive safaris destinations we love. But there is much more in Zambia to discover by car.

Call or whatsApp Ntanda Ventures us on +260 966904376 (Kerry) to find out all the possibilities of our guided drive tours.

We recommend a minimum of 10 days for your safari so you can see the different parts and landscapes of Zambia and explore this beautiful country on your own pace.

Top Guided Self Drive Idea: Follow the Mighty Zambezi River in Zambia

Follow the Zambezi which means “Great River” in the local Tonga language from the source to the mighty Victoria Falls. 


The source of the great river that meanders through southern Africa is in northwest Zambia, after which it flows through Angola before turning south, back into Zambia until the border with Namibia from where the river follows the borders up to the 4 border point with Botswana and Zimbabwe from where it goes to the Zimbabwe border until it reaches Mozambique.


You will see lots of wildlife, different landscapes and villages during your trip. 

This guided self drive tour is a once in a lifetime adventure that includes a visit to the amazing Kafue park, the Liuwa Plains and ending the trip at the Victoria Waterfalls, the impressive Unesco heritage site where there are plenty of relaxing possibilities and more adventurous activities to finish your holiday. 

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The Source of the Zamebezi River in Northern Zambia

Off the beaten track, discover the great North & East of Zambia by car. 

Adventure, Waterfalls & Lakes

Discover Zambia's remote north & east with a guided self drive tour. 

Visit places very few tourist have been and see animals, landscapes, birds, vegetations and lakes so big you have never seen before. 

This safari tour is great for couples or small groups that love adventure, want to see new things, but have the comfort, luxury and safety of a team helping them to get the most out of your experience.

We help setting up camp,  drive when you don't want too and teach you all about the animals, people and the ancient stories and myths of Zambia's north and east. 


Please note that this is an example tour, contact us with your wishes and together we great your dream self drive & guided safari holidays through Zambia.

Full details discover the north & east of Zambia by car

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Lumangwe falls

National parks worth visiting during a guided drive safari in Zambia

Zambia is home to 20 unique national parks, underneath we list some of our favorite parks for a guide drive safari through Zambia.


Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park (Livingstone / Victoria Falls)

  • See UNESCO World Heritage site, Mosi-oa-Tunya, “The Smoke Which Thunders”/  the Victoria Falls, the largest waterfall in the world. 

  • Spot lion, elephant, buffalo, giraffe, zebra and more on a drive safari through the park 

  • Get adventurous with a microlight flights, helicopter tour, bungee jumping, or chobe cruising .

  • Be amazed by the the unique moonbow during full moons or bright nights

More about Visiting Victoria Falls


Accommodation Suggestions Victoria Falls


Waterberry - A lovely home - upriver from the iconic Victoria Falls, on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River
Victoria Falls Waterfront - It is a perfect place for couples, enjoy the romantic Zambia's sunset over the river from your room.
Maramba River Lodge - A well placed budget lodge without feeling cheap. A quite and comfortable option when you visit Livingstone.


Waterberry Lodge Livingstone

Kafue National Park

  • One of the Africa's largest national parks, lots of opportunities to drive through. 

  • See lions and when lucky cheetahs and get up close to wildlife to take the most amazing photographs. 

  • The Busanga Plain in the the North of the Kafue National Park is a spectacular landscape with palm groves, papyrus-choked reed beds and lily-covered lagoons, a world class wetland wildernesses. 

  • Birdwatching paradise due to the water, fig tree islands and floodplains. Over 500 bird species have been recorded.

  • Just a few hours drive from Lusaka

More about Kafue National Park



Puku Antelope in Kafue National Park

Accommodation Suggestions Kafue National Park

Nanzhila -  Plain camp and lake camp in southern Kafue with very hospitable staff. Known for its variety of wildlife viewings.
Musungwa - Beautifully located at the lake Musungwa is a cosy place to stay and the foods are delicious.
Mawimbi Bush - Tented camp on the riverbank of the Kafue River.


Canoe down the Kafue River

Lower Zambezi National Park

  • A remote and pristine park where you can experience real African wilderness without crowds.

  • See large Elephant herds up to 100 big. 

  • Track animals up close while boating on the might Zambezi river.

  • Have lunch on one of the sandbanks in the Zambezi river.


More about Lower Zambezi National Park


Boating on the Zambezi river

Boating on the Zambezi river

Accommodation Suggestions Lower Zambezi National Park

Baines' River Camp - Colonial style camp with large and luxury rooms and great food. The river activities, game drives, sundowners, and canoeing are all absolutely unforgettable. 

Kasaka River Lodge - Amazing place with warm staff situated on a beautiful location on the river. 

Wildtracks Lodge
Great lodge near the confluence of the Kafue and Zambezi river. Use a boat of the lodge to explore the river and climb a Boabab tree. 

South Luangwa National Park

  • Explore the bush in the most authentic way during a walking safari in South Luangwa with expert guides. 

  • See big herds of elephants, the Thornicroft Giraffe, lions and leopards from close during a game drive. 

  • Stay at some of the best safari accommodations in the world where wildlife frequent visits the premises. 

  • Observer the largest hippo population of the world.


More about tailor made vacations in South Luangwa National Park


Leopard in South Luangwa
Accommodation Suggestions South Luangwa

For more inspiration to add national parks on your guided self drive adventures through Zambia, check our blog with the best National parks of Zambia or check out luxury safari blog with more camps and experiences to add on your trip.

During a guided self drive tour, Ntanda Ventures will arrange everything you need from planning the route, selecting the right accommodations  and the vehicle, and of course the best guides to who let you explore Zambia in the most amazing way.

Contact us, to customize your dream safari drive in Zambia

Flatdogs - Safari lodge camp at the Luangwa river, excellent value for money accommodation.

Track and Trail  - A wonderful location, where elephants regularly visit camp.

Pelican Lagoon - A lovely and comfortable place with superb hosts.

Anna - Lusaka

It was fantastic, we were completely spoiled with beautiful food and fun. Our guide Wallace was lovely, we even saw a pangolin! Was a super trip! 

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Our independence means we can book any camp in the country, and our experience helps us recommend Zambia tours tailored just for you!

Why Join Ntanda Ventures on a Zambian Safari Tour 

  • Only operator in Zambia with Indepth Safari Lodge Expertise

    • We personally assess all our accommodations on a yearly basis and know them inside out including their latest health and covid 19 protocols

  • We'll take real Care of you

    • From the moment you land, till you fly out. We deliver safaris that are packed with extra value. We'll make sure your trip to Zambia will be a life long memory.

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