Explore two of Zambia’s premier wildlife destinations with a diverse array of activities.

Get up close and personal with the wildlife along Zambia’s mighty rivers. The Luangwa and Zambezi rivers course through two of Zambia’s premier national parks. An unspoiled wilderness, South Luangwa National Park is known as the Valley of the Leopard. This is where one of our company founders, the legendary Norman Carr, pioneered walking safaris. With endemic giraffe and wildebeest, and endangered wild dogs, the game viewing here is second to none. The landscape of the Lower Zambezi National Park is entirely different. Its lush channels and ancient forests are a haven for elephants, predators and birdlife. It offers the greatest variety of activities in Zambia, from game drives to canoeing, boat cruises, walking safaris and tiger fishing. Explore both parks with award-winning guides on our most popular itinerary in Zambia.


Journey Information

  • Two Rivers visits South Luangwa and Lower Zambezi National Parks. It is available in a 7 or 10 day itinerary. We will tailor the selection of camps and order of the national parks to suit your need and interests.
  • Best for a variety of safari activities
  • Incredible diversity and abundance of wildlife
  • Great predator action all year
  • Includes free nights


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Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia

DAY 1 - 5

On arrival, your guide will meet you at Jeki or Royal airstrip in Lower Zambezi National Park and take you on a game drive to Time + Tide Chongwe. You will explore the broad variety of areas in the Lower Zambezi, from the escarpment and ancient forests to rivers and open pans, the region is home to a remarkable diversity of wildlife.

South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

Option One: Day 6 - 10

Arriving at Mfuwe airport you will get a glimpse of the local village life en route to the South Luangwa National Park. Venture through the wilderness with our award-winning guides, exploring by vehicle and on foot. With camps located deep in the heart of leopard country in a land of winding rivers and shady forests, you will find the perfect blend of tranquility and adventure. Spend time in our wildlife hides photographing animals up close and personal, or return to the wild with our Signature Sleepout under the stars!

Liuwa Plain, Zambia

Option Two: Day 6 - 10

Arriving from Lusaka to Kalabo, you will be met by your guide for a game drive from Kalabo to camp. Time + Tide King Lewanika is the only permanent camp in the entire Liuwa Plain National Park, with endless vast skies of blue reaching the plain as it changes to a watery wonderland.

The Liuwa Plain is a photographer’s dream destination as the African storms roll over the horizon in the late afternoon light, with large herds of wildebeest and flocks of rare and endangered birds making this their seasonal home.


Rivers + Rainbows

Rivers + Rainbows

Jetset Safari

Jetset Safari

Signature Sleepout

Signature Sleepout


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Our expertise in African travel and conservation dates back 70 years and today, you can expect equally pioneering travel guidance from our award-winning team. Time + Tide are custodians of some of the most remote corners of our planet and it is our privilege to guide you along the road less travelled.

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