guided 4x4 tours
Our 2022 guided, self-drive tours offer a blend of comfort and adventure to suit your style while providing exclusive encounters with the best of Zambia’s wildlife, landscapes, and culture. Each tour is inclusive of accommodation and food, hosting, guiding and all activities.
Your fully qualified and highly experienced guides travel in a lead vehicle while you drive 4x4s in convoy behind them. Two-way radios ensure constant communication about safety, sightings and general information along your route. Camp hosts are friendly, engaging, and present to ensure your comfort and enjoyment.
Depending on your group size, it is possible to add flights to reduce road travel or otherwise customise an itinerary to suit your specific needs. We would be pleased to discuss exactly how we can give you the Zambian experience of a lifetime. For 2022, we are offering the following guided, self-drive 4×4 tours:
The Great Zambian Plains (18 days)
3 – a good mix of comfort and adventure
The Zambian Classic (12 days)
July 11-22 and Oct 12-23
2 – slightly more comfort
Zambia’s Valleys – Luangwa and Zambezi (20 days)
4 – more adventure
Zambia’s Little-known Migrations (15 days)
Nov 7-21 only
3 – a good mix of comfort and adventure
- Prices are based on a per-person sharing model. Single supplements are available for individuals.
- Drinking water and house wines are provided with dinners, but guests are responsible for any additional drinks they require.
- In locations where we stay for a full day, two activities are included in that day’s itinerary. In locations where we stay less than a full day, one activity is included.
- The maximum number of guests for each tour is 10; the minimum number is 4.
The Great Zambian Plains
Our Great Zambian Plains Tour offers adventure, unique landscapes, and incredible wildlife and bird viewing in the midst of some of the most stunning wilderness available.
Encompassing Kafue National Park, the Busanga Plains, the Barosteland floodplain, Nanzhila Plains, and a host of incredible places in between, this 4×4 adventure provides remarkable experiences across a wide swath of western Zambia’s wilderness and exquisite river valleys. The remoteness of this region, combined with rich history and culture and incredible biodiversity and is a treasure to experience firsthand.
This tour is best suited to committed adventurers looking for truly remote safari and nature-based experiences. Fortunately, the reward for making the effort is significant.
The Zambian Classic
For those looking to experience two of Zambia’s most iconic landscapes through an immersive and exciting 4×4 journey, this tour is a must-do. Particularly suited for couples and families, this expedition begins in Livingstone – the home of one of the world’s most iconic waterfalls, Victoria Falls – and travels through two of Zambia’s most stunning National Parks.
This tour combines stunning biodiversity, unique urban experiences and luxurious riverside comfort on the Zambezi River, offering classic safari activities but with several twists that make it especially enjoyable for those looking for a soft landing into the self-drive world! The combination of 4×4 travel, high-adrenaline activities (if you wish), cultural engagement and, of course, spectacular wildlife and nature makes this a memorable adventure.
Luangwa and Zambezi
This adventure tour offers an intimate perspective with some of the most beautiful landscapes and scenery that Zambia has to offer, culminating in an extended experience through one of the greatest wildlife corridors left in Africa, the Luangwa River valley.
Those familiar with top African safari destinations will know South Luangwa by reputation. What they may not know is that South Luangwa is the southernmost of two other national parks worth exploring, namely Luambe and North Luangwa National Parks, both of which offer unique and wild experiences that relatively few have experienced.
This tour is one of our more adventurous experiences, and is excellent for families with older children, couples, small groups or solo visitors looking for an experience with other adventure-minded travelers. The richness of this journey and the surprises along the way are what really makes this a special opportunity.
Zambia's Great Migrations
Zambia is home to two of the world’s largest – but least known – mammal migrations. Our Great Migrations 4×4 tour enables our clients to witness both of these spectacles in one engaging 15-day adventure.
Each year, approximately 10 million straw-coloured fruit bats converge in Kasanka National Park for 2-3 months to feed on seasonal wild fruits. Then, as Zambia’s rainy season draws closer, storms in northeastern Angola drive the world’s second largest wildebeest migration through Liuwa Plain National Park. Liuwa’s massive horizon and open grasslands give a sense of scale and perspective rarely felt in our ordinary lives, which makes this one of our team’s favorite landscapes. These spectacles offer an opportunity for truly unique experiences that can be rivalled in only a few other places on the globe.
This is an excellent tour for a wide range of travelers, as it combines a variety of activities that you don’t often find in a traditional safari. Combined with these overlooked – and under-appreciated migrations – this adventure is sure to be a highlight of your Zambian experience.