15 days – Discover Zambia on a Self Drive 4×4 – Camping & Lodge

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15 days
Self Drive 4x4
Lusaka - Lusaka
Min Age : N/A (23 min. age for car rental)
Max People : 4
Tour Details

Start and end this stunning self drive in Lusaka. A beautiful road trip through amazing Zambia! Highlights are ), Lusaka,  South Luangwa National Park and Lower Zambezi NP. Some 4×4 driving experience is recommended. On request we can add the Victoria Falls aswell.

This trip is tailor-made. Extra night, upgrades and possible alternative routes are available on request.

[Detailed Itinerary]

Departure & Arrival

Lusaka – Lusaka

Departure time

To be confirmed


  • Accommodation and meals as mentioned in itinerary (Tab ACCOMMODATION);
  • Fully equipped camping vehicle with 2 x tents, hi-density foam mattresses, sheets, blankets, pillows, sleeping bags. Fully equipped onboard kitchen, tool and safety kits.
  • Reservation costs
  • Travel App with offline access to the itinerary
  • Travel documents and directions
  • 24/7 assistentance
  • Coverage Guarantee Fund
  • Airport transfer upon arrival and departure


  • All flights (bookable via African Travels)
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in itinerary
  • All insurance
  • GPS and satellite phone ( incl. 30 minutes airtime)
  • Petrol
  • Entrance and conservation fees for parks and attractions (+- USD 30 pppn plus vehicle)
  • Tips
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Total waiver car insurance
  • Visa costs
  • Cross border fees: the cross border documents only include written approval to take the rental vehicle across the relevant borders. Local costs such as taxes, levies and insurances are still payable
  • E-toll
  • Activities (game drives, walking safaris. boat cruises etc.) Especially in high season it is recommended to pre-book these.


14 nights in accommodations and camp sites as described in the itinerary.

Pictures of Accommodation

African Travels use small scale locations and establishments with great views and close to the local attractions and excursions. The accommodations add to the entire experience. As Africa specialists we would like to hear your accommodation preferences; do you prefer an onsite restaurant, pool, spa, gym? Do you like peace and quiet or do you prefer some more activity around you? Upgrades and additional nights are also an option.

Terms & Conditions

  • Minimum age for car rental is 23


  • Accommodation upgrade
  • Extra nights
  • Pre-booked activities

Day 1Lusaka

Welcome to Africa! Today you land at Lusaka Airport. On arrival, our representative will be waiting for you and take you to the 4×4 rental car depot. Collect it and drive to the lodge where you can relax and recover from your flight.

Day 2Livingstone

After a leisurely breakfast you start your adventure. Mama Rula’s B&B and Campsite is situated 6 km out of Chipata on the Mfuwe Road and is the ideal stopover between Lusaka and South Luangwa. The large campsite has lush green lawns under large African mahogany trees and excellent ablution facilities. They do cater for overlanders but private campers can camp separately from the big groups. Facilities include a swimming pool and bar. T

Day 3 - 5South Luangwa National Park

Today is a relatively short drive to your next destination, at the border of South Luangwa National Park. Each camp spot has a braai (bbq), picnic table, light, electric point, tap with cold running water. There are male / female ablution blocks nearby with hot and cold running water. Located on the river, you can spot the crocodiles and hippos from the centrally located swimming pool!

Enjoy the next few days by exploring the amazing South Luangwa National Park. There are over 60 different animal species and over 400 bird species. The Luangwa River has the highest concentration of hippos and crocodiles in the region, and the South Luangwa National Park is known as one of the best places to spot the elusive leopard. You can drive yourself, or book a guided safari.

Day 6Chimemwe Lodge

Today you travel further, this time towards Chimwemwe lodge. It’s about 300 km. Accommodation is in a twin chalet, a welcome change from camping in the past few days! The lawns are lush and green and the local restaurant has lovely meals that are decently priced.

Day 7Lusaka

Today you will spend the night in Eureka camping Park, situated on a private gam farm just outside Lusaka. There are many shady camping sports available here.

Day 8, 9, 10Kiambi Safari Lodge

Today you will travel to the Lower Zambezi, to the lovely Kiambi Safari Lodge. The lodge sits on the banks of the Zambezi River in Kafue of Lower Zambezi. The deck offers great views, it’s lush and green! Activities range from Game drives in the Lower Zambezi National park to boat cruises on the Zambezi river, which makes for an unforgettable experience!

Day 11, 12, 13Kafue National Park

Check out at Kiambi, and travel onwards to your next destination. Mayukuyuku Camp is one of those places that just feels right. It has just the right mix of rustic charm, fabulous hospitality and exclusivity to make a stay here really special.

The camp is located on the southern edge of the Northern Sector of Kafue NP, just 8km from the Mongu road, giving it year round access. Situated close to the banks of the Kafue River, alongside a lightly wooded treeline, Mayukuyuku has magnificent views, both up and downstream. The large shady trees and the river’s boulders and rock formations make relaxing days all the more enjoyable (especially with sundowners in hand!), but the area is rich in wildlife, so game viewing is a major attraction.

Day 14Lusaka

Travel back to Lusaka for a last night in Zambia.

Day 15End of Itinerary

After a leisurely breakfast you drive to the car depot where you return the 4×4 rental car and you will be transferred to the airport, in time for the flight home.



Can we upgrade our rental car?

Yes, after confirmation we will contact you about additional requests. For example a rental car upgrade etc.

Which currency is most widely accepted on this tour?

You can use ZAR and your bank/credit card should be accepted in most supermarkets, lodges and restaurants.

Can I book additional nights?

Yes you can. We can extent this trip. We can even include a Victoria Falls visit or Kruger Park safari.

Do I get my money back when the Robben Island excursion is cancelled due to storm?

Yes, if booked in advance via will try to move the excursion or we give you your money back if there is a lack of time.