Zambezi River Trail
Experience the unique beauty of the Zambian highlands before we drop off the escarpment to the magic that is the Lower Zambezi River valley on this 3-night trip. The slow, purpose-built singletrack gives way to a fast descent into true African bushveld and valley floor riding that we share with both local farmers and local wildlife.
Once the riding is done, we wile away the afternoon on the Zambezi River spotting game on the opposite bank and watching the hippos in the shallows before returning to our lodge to watch the sun go down over one of Africa’s greatest scenes.
ZAMBEZI RIVER TRAIL TOUR ITINERARY
The mighty Zambezi River and its wildlife awaits on this amazing adventure through some of Zambias finest mountain biking terrain
THE JOURNEY BEGINS
A quick transfer from Lusaka’s International Airport takes us to Lilayi Lodge where our bikes await our arrival. After settling in and a quick bite to eat we set off on a short first days ride through the undulating hills of the Zambian plateau before our return to Lilayi’s open plains and wildlife. The first sundowner of our trip is followed by Lilayi Lodge’s legendary hospitality and dinner on the veranda.
LILAYI TO THE LOWER ZAMBEZI
This is the big day. We will wind our way along the highlands through stands of indigenous trees and small settlements before an epic drop off the escarpment. Don’t be fooled though, there’s some tough sections to get to this point, and we still have some work to do on the valley floor before we arrive at Kiambi Lodge. Once the hard work is done, we can relax next to the pool, enjoy the view up the mighty Zambezi, or do some game viewing aboard a boat between the rivers various channels and islands. Everything is done by boat in this part of the world and this will certainly be the first of many trips on the river.
KIAMBI LODGE TO KIAMBI LODGE
Wake up to the sounds of lions roaring and the iconic fish eagle before our last days ride through the Lower Zambezi valley. Riverine forests and farmlands weave together to give us a great final days ride that gets us back to the lodge early to enjoy more time on the river. For those looking to stretch the legs a little further, we may head west to the Kafue River. From there, bikes and riders alike will be collected by boat for a cruise down the Kafue and through the confluence back onto the Zambezi to Kiambi Lodge. For those with energy to spare, there is game viewing from the river or even a bit of tiger fishing, and no better way to end off the trip than our last sundowner.
RETURN HOME – LOWER ZAMBEZI TO LUSAKA INTERNATIONAL
We wake up next to the river for the last time and take in the view over breakfast before our trip back to Lusaka. A final boat ride takes us to Gwabi Lodge on the Kafue River before a road transfer back to Lusaka and Joseph Kaunda International Airport. From here we say our goodbyes as we go our separate ways.
What we provide and what's included in the package:
- All Internal transfers
- All accommodation in Lodges (please enquire about upgrade options)
- All meals and selected snacks
- Activity drinks
- Water stops along the way on selected days
- Full-Time guiding and mechanical support
- One activity per day while on the river
- 4x4 Back-up supportvehicle
Please enquire about the following options
Bike transfer ex. JHB
Return Flights ex. JHB
Accommodation Upgrades or exclusive lodge use