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Guided Self Drive: The Mighty Zambezi River

During this guided self drive safari, you will follow the Mighty Zambezi River from its source on 1500 meters high all the way to the Victoria Falls in Livingstone. During your adventure you will cross National parks, vibrant cities, many bridges and even a pontoon. Expect to see lot of different  landscapes and animals, see the quadripoint border with Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe. And be part of wide variety of activities including, walking, kayaking, village visits and loads of game drives. 



Guide Drive : The Mighty Zambezi of Zambia

  • See a wide variety of animals including giraffes, elephants, lions, zebras and buffalos.

  • Cruise, pontoon and canoe on the Zambezi river and see the famous Victoria Falls from close by. 

  • Watch a wide variety of colorful birds in different habitats. 

  • Find the source of the mighty Zambezi river.

  • See 4 different countries from the same point.

  • Be witness of ten thousands of migrating wildebeest on the Liuwa Plains 

Go on an Zambian Adventure: Follow the Mighty Zambezi River by car

Follow the Zambezi from the source to the spectacular  Victoria Falls. 


The Zambezi, which means “Great River” in the local Tonga language is a little explored river that evokes mystery. The source of the great river is in northwest Zambia, after which it meanders through Angola before turning south, back into Zambia until the border with Namibia from where the river follows the border up to the 4 border point with Botswana and Zimbabwe from where it flows along the  Zambia/Zimbabwe border and cascades down downs at the majestic Victoria Falls and continues until it reaches Mozambique and flows in the Indian Ocean. 


During this guided drive where you can choose to drive whenever you want and switch the seats when you get tired or want to enjoy the view with an experienced driver. Accommodations can be mixed from bush camps to luxury Safari lodges.


Activities during the drive include lots of game viewing, river cruising, canoeing, fishing and community interactions based on your wishes.  Contact us to create your dream drive through Zambia

The Zambezi river is the home of Hippos, crocodiles, birdlife and more than 70 different fish species. During your guided drive trip you may also see large wild  animals including giraffes, elephants, lions, zebras and buffalos.

The end of your trip will be in the south of Zambia at the Victoria Waterfalls. Here you can do a wide range of adventurous activities from white water rafting to swimming in Devil's Pool. The famous pool for dare devils from where you can lay down over the edge of the fall and see how the water thunders down. 

Please note that this is an example tour, you can adapt the tour as you like. Contact us with your wishes and together we great your dream safari drive holiday through Zambia.


Sunset at the Busanga Plains

Zambezi source drive route
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Victoria falls 

Possible Guided Self Drive Route the Mighty Zambezi 

Lusaka, capital of Zambia - The starting point


The journey begins in Lusaka, the capital of Zambia. After getting your 4x4 vehicle, you will be provided with a map and all the necessary information about the route. 


We will drive to the North of Zambia through the Kafue National Park, one of Africa's finest wilderness areas where you can see many different animals, including the endangered Wild dog and Busanga lions.

You have several options to stay in Kafue Natual park including Chisa Busanga Bush Camp, Mapunga camp, Shumba camp, Macbrides camp, Musekese camp, Kasonso Busanga camp, Kafue river lodge and Mozhi Camp

After Kafue we will head to the north of Zambia via the Mutanda Falls to the source of the Zambezi in Kalwelwa, Ikelenge which is also a true bird watching paradise. The source of the Zambezi is located 1500 above sea level.  You can stay in the lovely Wina Wa Nzambi accommodation built on the side of the crater.. 


We continue our route back to the south through the Pontoon crossing.  Which is a must-do adventure and a great wildlife viewing experience. As we continue towards the Western Province and the Liuwa Plains, one of Africa's oldest National Parks and known for its 30,000 numbered wildebeest migration. 

From here our route will follow the Zambezi river south and east wards, we will cross 26 bridges, and pass the towns of Mongu, Sesheke and Sioma where you can see the impressive Ngwenya Falls also known as the Sioma falls. Possible accommodations to stay are Whispering Sands and the Kabula lodge. 


We keep following the zambezi river, pass the Kazangula bridge to see the quadri landpoint where Zambia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Namibia meet.

We continue to the end point of the guided self drive, the spectacular Victoria Falls in Livingstone. Where you could stay in lodges like Waterberry, Victoria Falls Waterfront and Maramba River Lodge. Relax at the lodge or enjoy of the plenty activities Livingstone has to offer. 


Nanzhila Lake Camp - Kafue National Park


Chisa Busunga Bush Camp

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Wina Wa Nzambi accommodation


Ngwenya Falls / Sioma Falls


Micro Flight over Victoria Falls

Customize your Guided Self Drive Route

The above Follow the Mighty Zambezi River by car is an example of what is possible

Contact Ntanda Ventures with your wishes and we will arrange everything you need from planning the route, selecting the right accommodations and transport and arranging your activities. And of course the best guides to who can show the best of this incredible country

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Source of the Zambezi River

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  

  • 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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