Things To Do!

Activities with Zambezi Valley Safaris

Tailor-made activities can be structured to meet your special needs. Exciting and Educational activities are on offer at our Lodges and Camps but require prior arrangement and booking include:

Total Activities



Guided Activities


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Our canoeing activity shall take you gently down the mighty Zambezi from the Zambeasy Campsites to Tamarind Tented Camp, a 2-hour nature and discovery journey of a lifetime! Our professional canoe guides shall lead you every inch of the way. Longer ½ day options are also available on request.s.

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Zambezi River Fishing

Test your fishing skills with the assistance of our expert fishing guides and boat captains on this powerful river for the most exciting fresh-water and fighting game fish in Africa, the famous Zambezi Tiger Fish!

All fishing on the Zambezi River is strictly “catch and release” with us.

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Safari Dam Fishing

Pass your time catching numerous fish species at the safari dam, whilst watching the myriad of wild animals and birdlife flocking to the water source to quench their thirst or have a meal. The lodge provides all fishing tackle and bait as required including tutoring for those new to this popular activity.

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Game Drives

Operating on exclusive concessions makes your game drive a private and unique personal experience as our professional guides reveal the diverse natural wonders and treasures of the Zambezi Valley that we cherish and protect.


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Night Drives

Let our professional guides expose the Zambezi Valley night world to you with nocturnal wildlife and birdlife not usually seen on daytime game drives. Our guests may even have a chance of seeing the elusive leopard that are frequently seen on our Night Drives.

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Unwind from the excitement of your day in the Zambezi Valley and take a sun-downer of your choice that will be served with delicious hot snacks at one of our many breath-taking vantage points overlooking the Zambezi River.

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Zambezi River Cruise

A safari to the Zambezi Valley is not complete without taking a Zambezi River Cruise activity with one of our experienced boat captains and guides. This memorable activity can be arranged for any time of the day although the late afternoon is most popular with the increased wildlife numbers coming to drink from the Zambezi.


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Bush Walks

Increase your wildlife experience and education, combined with some great exercise by taking a relaxed bush walk activity with our professional guides.  It is only here on the ground that you get a true introduction to the diverse and fascinating world of Zambezi Valley nature, great and small!

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Water-hole Watch

For those wanting a more relaxed option of getting close and personal with our magnificent wildlife and birdlife, then the Waterhole Watch activity is ideal for you. Sit quietly and comfortably with our professional guide in a secure blind at one of our many waterholes away from the Zambezi River, soaking up the sights, sounds and smells of the Zambezi Valley nature.

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Wildlife Tracking

Compliment your educational safari by taking some lessons on Wildlife Tracking from our professional guides whilst out on a bush walk. Let them reveal to you the often overlooked skills involved in identifying and tracking our wildlife and birdlife.


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Bush Survival Skills

Complete your educational safari by taking lessons on Bush Survival Skills from our professional guides. Let them reveal to you these amazing skills and techniques that could save a life in the Zambezi Valley or other remote destinations.

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Camping Out

Escape from the comfort of your lodge or luxury tented camp and discover the real Camping Out experience, like none other than in the Zambezi Valley! In the company of our professional guide and with basic camping equipment we provide, this shall prove to be a memorable and enjoyable highlight of your educational safari.

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Treat yourself to an educational and yet testing activity of Geocaching with your professional guide, that is intertwined with the nature of the Zambezi Valley. This one is enjoyed by all ages!

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Traditional Evening

Our Traditional Evening under the Big Baobab tree, lit only by paraffin lamps, the moon and stars, is loved by all. Let our lodge staff take you on a culinary journey of local cuisine and drink, whilst treating you to our traditional music and dance. A must-do for your African Safari.



Guided Activities

Other specialised activities requested in advance could be organised by the Chirundu Safari Lodge. Please engage our team to discuss your specific special request.

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There are few skies in the world with clearer views of our stars than in the Zambezi Valley. Pre-arrange a specialised astronomy guide to accompany your safari and reveal the awesome universe above all the while surrounded with nocturnal wildlife and birdlife sounds to set the mood!

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Kariba Gorge Tour

Take an adventurous river-boat tour up the Zambezi River along the wildlife rich “Rifa” conservation area and then into the mighty Kariba gorge, snaking all the way up towards the awesome Kariba Dam wall! This memorable tour is a full day affair and truly breath-taking! Not to be missed.


special activity 3

Predator Encounter

Our un-fenced Zambezi Valley concession boasts some of the highest concentrations of African predators such as lion, leopard, hyena, cheetah, serval and painted wild-dog. For those with a passion to see one or more of these in a natural un-fenced setting, a specialised Predator Encounter activity should be on your cards and pre-arranged prior to your safari.

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Crocodile Encounter

The Zambezi Valley is home to a very healthy population of wild Nile crocodiles, by far the greatest predator in Africa. Our concession is home to a number of these giants that have been translocated to a sanctuary here after causing deadly human-wildlife conflict with fishermen in neighbouring Lake Kariba. Ask your guide for a Crocodile Encounter tour with these man-eating beasts!

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Scenic Aircraft Flights

Various scenic aircraft flight options can be arranged from the Zambezi Valley concession that has a private airfield. Fly down the Zambezi River to Mana Pools or up over the impressive Zambezi gorge cutting through the Escarpment from Lake Kariba. Pre-arrange these flights prior to your safari.

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Weapon Safety Training

Our professional guides conduct a special Weapon Safety Training activity where you are taught the basics of safe firearm handling and firing in a range environment, away from our camps and lodges and with no disturbance to the wildlife and birdlife. Pre-arrange this activity prior to your safari.

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