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Upper Zambezi

Upper Zambezi – A haven of peace and tranquility in Zambia

Explore the Upper Zambezi –  an oasis of peace and tranquility with a surprising abundance of wildlife. Journey just a few kilometers upstream from the magnificent Victoria Falls with it’s adrenaline packed activities and you’ll discover great wildlife viewing.  Stay on the river to get the  best of both worlds –  ready access to the noise and hustle of Livingstone and Victoria Falls while providing a peaceful escape to defrag from the frenetic pace of modern life.

Bird and game viewing

Birders will enjoy glimpsing some of the 450 species in and around the water. Hippos, crocodiles, elephants and giraffe can be seen on both the Zambian and Zimbabwean sides of this mighty 400 metre wide river. Sighting a lion is rare, but you’ll likely hear their distinctive deep bass call at some point during your riverside stay.

Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park | Chundu and Katombora Islands

View game in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park by river boat or walking safari. It’s home to the endangered white rhino. Explore one of many accessible islands in the Zambezi channel. During low river season, fine white sand beaches emerge. The sand ‘squeaks’ underfoot like talc. Perfect for picnics and idyllic chill out sessions. Of the many islands to be discovered Chundu or Katombora Island’s are local favourites.

Big 5 at Chobe National Park, Botswana

Excellent big-5 game viewing is just an hours drive away in Chobe National Park, Botswana.  Spend the morning on a boat-based safari then the afternoon on a game drive.  Look forward to great game viewing and predator sightings.

Fishing, horseriding, village walks and just hanging out

For those who like to catch tiger fish, finding a professional guide is your best bet. Horseriding (all levels) and visits to local villages add to an impressive list of things to do if you’ve maxed out your chill requirements. Comfortable chair with views, Kindle and something chilled in a frosty glass are always top of Authentic’s list.

Magical sunsets – epic star filled night skies

Sunsets here are a magical experience best enjoyed out on the water. Sunset cruises, G&Ts… Wonder at the incredible spectacle of this vast river and it’s abundant wildlife as dusk falls. Tune into nature’s subtle sounds in the absence of unnatural noise. There’s next to no light pollution – look up to find a magnificent detailed starfield.

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