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 metres 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 a lot of different  landscapes and animals, see the quadripoint border with Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe. And be part of a wide variety of activities including, walking, kayaking, village visits and loads of game drives. 



Guide Drive : The Mighty Zambezi of 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 adventurous way. 


Follow the Zambezi from the source to the spectacular Victoria Falls

  • The Zambezi, meaning "Great River" in the local Tonga language, is a mystifying waterway originating in Zambia and flowing south across Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and into Mozambique.
  • Enjoy a guided drive experience featuring game viewing, river cruising, canoeing, fishing, and interactions with local communities.
  • Wildlife along the Zambezi includes hippos, crocodiles, birdlife, large mammals like giraffes and elephants, and more than 70 different fish species.
  • At the end of the trip lies Victoria Falls where you can take part in daring activities such as white-water rafting or swimming in Devil's Pool at the edge of the falls.
  • Customize your safari drive holiday by contacting us with your wishes!

Package Overview

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 the plenty of activities Livingstone has to offer.

Check out our blog about Victoria Falls

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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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