See the best of Lusaka and Livingstone on this luxurious 5-day itinerary. Start with a night in a gorgeous boutique hotel in Lusaka, then transfer to Lilayi to visit the Elephant Orphanage and go on a game dive. Fly to Livingstone and enjoy two nights in a stunning property located on the beautiful Zambezi River. Enjoy a sunset river cruise and fly over Victoria Falls on an unforgettable helicopter flight.

Highlights

  • Go on a game drive to see Africa's incredible wildlife 
  • Visit the baby elephants at the Lilayi Elephant Sanctuary
  • Stay at the luxurious Livingstone resort on the banks of the Zambezi River
  • See the thunderous Victora Falls from a helicopter flight 

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive Lusaka - Latitude 15 Hotel  Lusaka
Day 2 Transfer - Lusaka to Lilayi Lusaka
Day 3 Transfer to Lusaka, Flight to Livingstone and Transfer to The River Club Livingstone
Day 4 Explore Livingstone From The River Club Livingstone
Day 5 Transfer - The River Club to Livingstone Airport  

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Lusaka - Latitude 15 Hotel 

Latitude 15 Hotel
Latitude 15 Hotel 

Welcome to Lusaka! You'll be met from your 9:00 PM flight and transfer to Latitude 15 hotel for your overnight. This is a stunning boutique hotel, and you'll have plenty of time to enjoy the pool and balconies. Dinner arrangements can be made ahead of time. 

Day 2: Transfer - Lusaka to Lilayi

Lilayi Lodge
Lilayi Lodge

Transfer an hour to Lilayi Lodge, your home for the next two nights. Everything is taken care of during your stay, from your meals to your lodging. During the day, choose from a selection of activities, including a game drive, a guided safari walk, a horseback ride, or a visit to the elephant orphanage. 

Human conflict is an increasing threat to local wildlife, and elephants are often the target of poaching and habitat loss. Baby elephants often find themselves without a family and need a lot of help to survive and successfully return to the wild. Lilayi Elephant Nursery, in partnership with Game Rangers International (a non-profit dedicated to animal conservation), cares for the youngsters with the ultimate goal of returning them to their habitat.

The project is supported by the Department of National Parks and Wildlife, and all fees charged for visitor participation are directly applied to the care of the elephants. The babies are fed a milk formula every 3 hours, and visitors can view the lunchtime feeding between 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM. 

As an in-house guest of Lilayi Lodge, you'll have the unique opportunity to go behind the scenes and get a firsthand look a the project, as well as contribute to conservation efforts by assisting the elephant keepers in caring for the young elephants. Please note that in order to successfully rehabilitate the elephants, touching is not permitted and all visitors must maintain a safe distance at all times. 

Day 3: Transfer to Lusaka, Flight to Livingstone and Transfer to The River Club

Room at The River Club
Room at The River Club

Transfer back to Lusaka to connect with your flight back to Livingstone. You'll be met at Livingstone Airport and transfer to The River Club for the remaining two nights. 

Day 4: Explore Livingstone From The River Club

River View Suite Lounge
River View Suite Lounge

You'll have two nights at the beautiful River Club on the banks of the Zambezi River. Stay in a River Suite and enjoy activities around the lodge. Go on a sunset river cruise, tour the Zambian side of Victoria Falls, explore Livingstone, go for a game drive in Mosi Oa Tunya Park or visit a village to learn about local culture. 

Day 5: Transfer - The River Club to Livingstone Airport

Private dinner on the river
Private dinner on the river 

You'll have most of the day to enjoy the beautiful area, then transfer to Livingstone Airport for your flight home.