Wildebeest migration Zambia

Travel Logistics

Travel Logistics

Starts: Lusaka
Ends: Lusaka


Duration: 9 nights
Price Guide

Price Guide

From USD $15,500
per person

The ultimate Zambia safari Wildebeest migration Zambia

This is the ultimate African safari, remote with special wildlife encounters including a less known, less crowded wildebeest migration. If there’s a better way to experience Zambia’s finest side, we’d like to see it. We think these handpicked camps in some of the country’s wildest and most wonderful settings will leave you slack-jawed. 

First up is the Lower Zambezi, where you’ll drink in the sights and sounds of this elephant-lined river – and several stiff G&Ts. There are fish eagles above, hippos below, and elephants all around. Then it’s a walking safari. (You’ll want to pack a comfortable pair of shoes for this one.) And just when you think things can’t get any better, the pristine wilderness and starry sleepouts of Liuwa Plains will quietly and gently prove you very wrong. Liuwa Plains is home to Africa’s second largest wildebeest migration. Each November, at the start of the rainy season, 45 000 to 50 000 wildebeest head south in search of higher ground to calve, followed, always, by throngs of hungry predators. Their return journey northward begins around June, at the start of the dry season.


  • Tracking white rhino on foot in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park.
  • Canoeing on the Lower Zambezi, past elephants on tiptoes, reaching for the highest hanging fruit.
  • Leopard-laden walking safaris around the ox bow lakes of the Luangwa River.
  • Sleeping under the stars at Zambia’s most remote hideaway, King Lewanika, the only permanent camp in the Liuwa Plains.
  • Visiting a local village for a taste of the Zambian way of life.

Cool & Unusual

  • Witnessing the breath-taking spectacle of one of Africa’s great Wildebeest migration Zambia, without the crowds.

Break it down Itinerary overview

You’ll catch a charter flight from Lusaka and descend towards the peaceful stretches of the Lower Zambezi. Here, where two African rivers kiss, your own love affair with Zambia begins. You’ll spend three days in Chongwe, one the most relaxed, authentic safari camps you’ll find out here. You’ll canoe along the Zambezi, take on feisty tiger fish, and find yourself within touching distance of the elephants, from the safety of the hide. If you don’t fall head-over-heels, we’ll eat our bucket hats.

It’s time to fly off again for four nights in the pristine, remote stretches of South Luangwa Valley, you’ll dial up the luxe factor over your next few days. The elegant Chinzombo awaits. With its private plunge pools, bubble bath river views and in-room spa treatments, you’ll be seriously tempted to stay in. But outside, the adventure definitely continues. With dramatic views of the Luangwa River, you’ll game-drive with elephants and wild dogs by day, and with leopards by night. And you’ll watch the giraffe come down to drink pretty much every afternoon. Game-view on boat cruises, day drives and night drives, and track big cats on foot.

Today you’ll bid the Luangwa Valley goodbye and head off to Zambia’s furthest western reaches, the remote Liuwa Plain. Completely off the grid, at this hideaway you feel like an explorer from another time. You’ll be treated like royalty over three nights at King Lewanika, sleeping under the stars, watching cheetah streak across the plain and catching sight of the infamous hyena clans. And then there’s the wildebeest, esteemed member of the Ugly 5. It’s here you’ll experience the once-in-a-lifetime spectacle of one of Africa’s greatest migrations. And at the same time discover the joys of “bush TV” in the flickering flames of the campfire.

Your stay Camps & lodges

Itinerary gallery

Wildebeest migration Zambia Dates & Rates

SeasonDatesPrice Guide
Green seasonNovember 2024from $15,500 per person sharing

Pricing intended as a guideline. Subject to availability, airfare and rate of exchange fluctuations. E&OE

Bang for your buck What’s included

3 nights at Chongwe including all meals

3 nights at Chinzombo including all meals

3 nights at King Lewanika including all meals

All internal flights from Lusaka and transfers

All meals at safari lodges (typically brunch, high tea and dinner)

Local wines and beers, soft drinks and bottled water at meal times

All game drives and standard lodge activities

Experienced Safari Guides and Trackers on safari

Snacks and drinks during game drives

Conservation fees for game parks and reserves

Complimentary laundry service while on safari unless specified

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