ZAMBIA ACTIVITY EXPERIENCES
There is a lot to do in Zambia, much more then observing the fantastic wildlife and to explore the magnificent Victoria Falls. On this page we collected some of our Zambia unique experiences we have on offer.
(Artwork by Penelope Dickson)
EXPERIENCE A WALKING SAFARI WITH THE ENDANGERED WHITE RHINO IN LIVINGSTONE, VICTORIA FALLS
Up close encounter with white Rhino's
You may think that you've seen it all when traveling through Africa, but there's one place where the Big Five roam free and rare as gold. The Mosi-oaTunya National Park is home to many wild animals like African buffalo, impala zebras giraffes Warthogs and endangered White Rhinos! If your trip brings you this far upstream from Victoria Falls then make sure you experience a walking safari, a once in a lifetime chance for an up close encounter with white Rhino’s.
Guests will be able to interact (at safe distance) with and photograph rhino while learning about the wildlife, rhino’s and flora from their professional guide!
Experience the rich culture of Zambia
THE KUOMBOKA CEREMONY
Kuomboka is a word in the Lozi language which literally means ‘to get out of water’. The traditional ceremony takes place at the end of the rainy season, when the upper Zambezi River floods the plains of the Western Province. The festival celebrates the move of the Litunga, king of the Lozi people, from his compound at Lealui in the Barotse flood plain of the Zambezi River to Limulunga on higher ground.
Read more about traditional ceremonies in Zambia on our blog.
LIVINGSTONE CULTURAL TOURS
Mukuni Village Tour: With a population of about 5000, Mukuni is a real village with real Leya people living their lives. You will learn about their livelihoods, culture, and see Chief Mukuni’s Palace. You can also pre-arrange with the local community to have a taste of the traditional food and beer. (2-3 hours)
Musokotwane Village Trip: Full day
Experience a full African village experience during your day, including language and cooking lessons, lunch, food shopping, house tour, kraals, dam and springs visits, time in the village gardens and viewing a community support village project. If all that is not enough you learn how the villagers relax by taking part in dance lessons. An amazing insight into local the local Zambian lifestyle.
Culture and Cooking Lunch Trip:
This tour covers all the essentials of African cooking. You get to experience shopping in an African market, have a cooking class in African meals and eat a full African lunch. If that was not enough to tempt you, you are also given a Tonga or Lozi speaking lesson, and an insight into Livingstone and Zambian history.
GOURMET JOURNEY IN LIVINGSTONE, VICTORIA FALLS
Take your taste buds on an African Adventure
SavannaBel – Bush Gourmet is a restaurant that offers a food journey full of delights!
Tucked away on a farm in Livingstone, close to the Victoria Falls is one of the most exclusive and remote food experiences you will ever find.
The SavannaBel - this Bush Gourmet Food Experience is a unique culinary adventure promising to surprise with plenty of treats.
Book a bespoke all-inclusive three-course meal for a party of up to twenty-four. At the same time, enjoy a garden and/or farm tour, a village and/or food market tour, foraging (in season) and cooking demonstrations with wine pairings, ideal for specialty interest foodies.
Culinary tourism is the pursuit of unique and memorable dining. Experience authentic food, culture and people at some of the most inspiring places in Africa.See our highlights to tantalize your taste buds. These journeys will take you to incredible venues, meet inspirational chefs and learn about the local culture and cuisine.
Read more about local Zambian food on our blog
THE ELEPHANT CAFE IN LIVINGSTONE, VICTORIA FALLS - Africa's Most Unique Dining Experience
Africas’ most unique dining experience includes a 30 minute jetboat ride through the rapids to the restaurant (road transfer also available), elephant interaction and an all-inclusive dining experience to support rescued elephants.
Sit back and relax while overlooking the Zambezi river and enjoy the delicious bush gourmet cuisine unique to this restaurant including wild edibles and locally-sourced fresh and organic ingredients.
Several rapids need to be negotiated on the way up (depending on river conditions) and shallow basalt rock channels avoiding hippos and crocodiles. On arrival you will be met by members of a magnificent herd of rescue elephant for a once-in-a-lifetime meeting. Experience an unforgettable close encounter with these gentle giants and a hosted informative viewing of the herd around the vicinity of the venue. (Road transfer also available)
AGE RESTRICTION - Regrettably children under 4 years are not permitted at the venue. Whilst the minimum age to participate in the elephant interaction is 10 years. There is no child rate. All visitors must be able to obey safety instructions and to keep calm and quiet at all times.
KOSHER & HALAAL KITCHENS
Luxury Kosher Safari @ The River Club
The history of Zambia’s small yet significant Jewish community is a personal passion for Peter Jones, an owner of The River Club. His enthusiasm for the subject has led him on a journey from the past to the present and along the way, Peter decided that The River Club would offer guests the opportunity to visit the Victoria Falls, while remaining observant.
Both kitchens are laid out according to kosher rules. All cutlery, crockery, utensils, equipment etc are stored permanently in these kitchens and used only for Kosher catering. All food and ingredients are strictly kosher.
Tours and Historic Experiences – The Railway/Jewish Museum, Livingstone Museum, Livingstone Town and Jewish areas tour.
Mopani Safari Lodge in South Luangwa National Park, Kubu Kweena Camp in Kafue National Park and Royal Zambezi Lodge in the Lower Zambezi National Park all offer Halaal kitchens.
FLY FISHING ADVENTURE SAFARIS
New Fly Fishing Adventure Safaris on undiscovered rivers in Zambia
Spotting wild dogs is an amazing experience. The biggest population of wild dogs can be found in South Luangwa, but also in the Lower Zambezi National Park and the North of Kafue park you can have encounters with wild dogs.
A tiger fishing paradise awaits you within the heart of Zambia’s remote Barotse Flood plains and many other places on the mighty Zambezi river in Zambia. Angle from boats and try to catch a giant.
Try to spot the tree climbing lions in Zambia's largest national park Kafue
Enjoy the silence filled with only the sound of nature in Kasanka national park.
SAFARI HIDES IN LUANGWA NATIONAL PARK
Last Waterhole Hide
Mwamba’s exclusive in-camp hide is walking distance from the main area of the camp. Exceptional game viewing occurs here as water levels dry up.
Carmine Bee-eater Hide
Kaingo’s Carmine Bee-eater Hide is the place to be in September to mid October. Do plan to book in advance! These migratory birds arrive in the Luangwa to nest in the river banks.
A breathtaking camp on one of the South Luangwa's prime river locations, perfect for a bird's-eye view of the wildlife that the river and its lagoons attract. Exceptional game viewing and understated elegance make Chamilandu a place to remember.