Raft Safari

Explore Zambia's most beautiful and untouched rivers on this safari.

Zambia is blessed with some of the most beautiful and untouched rivers in Africa. So, let’s explore!

Our motorized rafts are ideal to discover back channels, negotiate the small rapids or just drift along and watch the scenery go by….



Day 1


After arrival in Lusaka transfer to our lodge in the outskirt of town. Dinner in the restaurant (own expense).

Overnight in chalets at Wilddog Lodge (-/-/-).

Days 2 and 3

Lower Zambezi National Park

It is about a 4 hour’s drive to our next destination, Kasaka River Lodge. In the afternoon we do a game drive in the Chongwe River area for sundowners.

The next day we will spend most of the day in the National Park to explore the interesting fauna and flora of the Zambezi valley.

We overnight in the luxury tents at Kasaka River Lodge (B/L/D)

Days 4 and 5

Lower Zambezi River

We do a last game drive in the park before we embark for our exploration of the Zambezi River in motorized rafts.

The current slowly takes us downstream while we enjoy the rich wildlife passing by.  

We camp wild on an island in the river.

The next day we also spend in our inflatable rafts, exploring smaller channels and drifting down towards our next camp. We spend the night in the beautiful Mupata Gorge on one of the many sandbanks. (2 x B/L/D)

Day 6


We cover the last stretch to our take-out point at the confluence of the Laungwa River. The vehicles will be waiting for us here. We pack and head off to Lusaka where we arrive late afternoon.

Overnight in chalets at Wilddog Lodge or Pioneer Camp. Dinner is served in the restaurant. (B/L/-)

Days 7 and 8

Kafue National Park - Busanga Plains

Transfer to Kafue NP, remote and wild, with a size of close to 23.000 square km one of the largest in the world.

On day 8 we will do a long game drive in the famous Busanga Plains in the North-West of the Kafue NP – this part of the park is only accessible during a few months of the year and always impresses with spectacular sightings and landscape.

Camping at Moshi Camp (2x FB).

Day 9

Kafue National Park

From Moshi Camp we drive back through the park to the central area of the Kafue National Park and set up our tents at Roy’s Camp on the banks of the Kafue River. We will prepare everything for the river excursions for the next days. Camping at Roy’s Camp (FB).

Days 10 and 11

Exploring the Kafue River

Waterberry trees shaping the beautiful river frontage. We drift down in our inflatable rafts, passing many islands on the way and rafting through numerous small rapids.

We camp the night on an island in the Kafue River. The second night will be spent on the campsite of Kaingu Lodge. (B/L/D).

Day 12

Kafue National Park

Kaingu Lodge is our take-out point. From here we head into the southern section of the park and camp next to the Ithezi-Thezi Lake at Hippo Bay Campsite. In the afternoon we explore the edge of the lake on a game drive.

Camping in Hippo Bay (B/L/D)

Day 13

Kafue National Park - Nanzhilla Plains

We do a last game drive to see the prolific game and birdlife of the area. We pack up camp and head a little bit more south to the Nanzhila Plains, where we set up camp at Hornbill Campsite. In the afternoon we have time to explore this area on a game drive.

Camping (FB).  

Day 14


We leave the National Park and drive to Mazabuka, ‘The Sweetest Town in Zambia’ where sugar cane is grown on big farms. We stay overnight at Kushiya Farm in the Tented Luxury Camp.  

Overnight in Luxury Tents on the Game Farm. (FB)

Days 15 and 16

Lake Kariba

Early in the morning we carry on to Lake Kariba, where we board our home for the next 2 days: the comfortable House Boat ‘Galloping Waters’. Time to relax and enjoy the scenery and serenity of the lake. (2x FB).

Day 17


Transfer back to Lusaka and overnight at Wilddog Lodge or Pioneer Camp. Dinner in the restaurant. (B/L/-).

Day 18


Transfer to Lusaka Airport and departure (B/-/.)


All meals (except dinner 2x Lusaka)
All transfers (inclusive airport transfer in Livingstone on the first and last day of program)
Competent English-speaking guide and a helper/cook
All camping equipment (except sleeping bag and pillow), big tents (1.80 m height) with stretcher, high density mattress and mattress-cover.
Transport in inflatable rafts on days 5/6 and 10/11
All park entrance fees
All activities as indicated in the program.


International flights and domestic flights
Alcoholic drinks and soft drinks (we supply juice and drinking water).
Visa fees to Zambia (single entry: US$ 25-00 pp) for certain nationalities
Night game drives
Sleeping bag and pillow
Personal insurance, personal expenditure (i.e. curios)


EUR 4.000-00 per person sharing.

Single Supplement EUR 270 pp 

1.-18.September 2024 

1.-18.September 2025