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Your Livingstone, Kafue, and Chobe Safari Experts



We're not going to lie, the pandemic has brought us to our knees. But, our fantastic staff have pulled us through to this point. We are still here! Hopefully the pandemic is now behind us, and we have so much to catch up on with our furry friends, so please, come and join us on a great outdoor safari adventure in Livingstone. Our doors are open!

Bongwe Safaris was established in 2009 by Alec Cole and Jon Benbow and has, since then, grown from a mobile safari outfit consisting of a bus and game drive vehicle, to a safari camp and bar in Livingstone, Livingstone and Kafue safaris as well as various activities in Livingstone and the Victoria Falls.

Whether you are looking for a weekend break, something to do whilst in the area, or a full blown adventure holiday, Bongwe offer something for everyone.

Safaris With Bongwe

We operate our own safaris in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park in Livingstone. Set along the banks of the Zambezi River above the Victoria Falls, the park hosts an abundance of African wildlife. Enjoy a morning or afternoon game drive and, if you wish, combine it with a walking safari and/or a Zambezi River Cruise. All morning safaris include a bush breakfast and afternoon trips include sundowners on the banks of the Zambezi. All Bongwe Safari trips include an encounter with the only wild rhino in Zambia.

Other Livingstone Activities

With so much to do in Livingstone, you would be forgiven for not being sure where to spend your precious time and money. That is where Bongwe come in. We will only offer the activities that we feel are not only value for money, but also great fun. What you see on our website are the activities we have given a thumbs up to thus far. As time goes on we will be adding more as and when we have sampled the offerings.

We had such a fantastic safari experience with Bongwe and our guide, Alec. Highly recommended!
Dale Jacobson
November 26th 2019

Bongwe’s Big Bush

Bongwe’s Big Bush Pub & Grill in Livingstone has been our lifeline during this pandemic, especially the bar and restaurant side of things. Beers are the cheapest in town and the grub is hearty and wholesome. Obviously, the pandemic put a hold on international tourism, but when this is all over, expect us to be as welcoming and fun as we always were. In the meantime, why not visit us and enjoy a great pub lunch or dinner and some drinks in a friendly, secluded, yet spacious environment just a stone’s throw from the Victoria Falls.

We are locatated on Lukanga Road, about half way down and on on the right. The former Dessert Flower. We have darts, a pool table, outside and inside seating, play your own music from your phone, and book a safari with us at the same time.

Bongwe's Safari Camp, Livingstone

Bongwe Safaris also offer a secluded camp and guesthouse not far from the Victoria Falls. We have walk-in safari tents with en-suite bathrooms, showers, and hot water. We also offer a large, 3 bedroom guesthouse that is fully furnished, offering the perfect getaway.

The grounds have a swimming pool, self-catering kitchen, and the Victoria Falls can be heard in the distance.

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are the founding members of CATS

The Conservation And Tourism Society is about the preservation of the habitat and environment for the betterment of the species that live in it. It's about education and compassion accompanied by community driven initiatives. It's about having a sense of responsibility and long-term vision for conserving and improving our little part of the world that so many people visit - Livingstone.

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Bongwe Safaris are entering the world of NFTs in order to raise money for CATS. Visit our founder Jon's website for more information.


Some of our popular offerings.


6.30am to 12pm

Morning Game Drive

Take a morning game drive through the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. Trip includes a bush breakfast and a once-in-a-lifetime Rhino encounter. We take our time and make sure that even the small things are not missed. There is no speeding through the park trying to tick off the "must see" wildlife in 3 hours. Bongwe do safaris the proper way!


Chobe Day Trip with Bongwe Safaris
6AM to 6PM

Chobe Day Trip

For those wishing to experience the best of Botswana’s Chobe, the Chobe Day Trip is a must! Experience a day of adventure in the famous Chobe National Park a 3 hour game drive followed by a 3 hour river safari. You will experience the best of both worlds by experiencing the park on both land and water. Trip includes transfers from/to Livingstone and lunch/snacks/drinks during the activity. You will be back in Livingstone in time for dinner.


1.30pm to 7pm

Game Drive/Sunset Cruise Combo

Why not include a sunset cruise to our fantastic game drive experience. The trip includes a once-in-a-lifetime rhino encounter, a fantastic game drive with one of our talented and experienced guides, followed by a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River. Snacks and drinks are included on the cruise at no extra expense.


Wild Kafue Safari with Bongwe Safaris
2 Nights, 3 Days

Wild Kafue Safari

The Kafue is one the last remaining safari destinations in Africa where you can go the whole day without seeing another vehicle. It is because of this that this hidden gem is proving to be the last truly wild safari adventure available in Africa. Look out for lion and leopard and, if you are lucky you may spot the elusive cheetah – the only place in Zambia where you will see cheetah. Spend 3 days in a truly wild and untouched setting.


Bongwe Walking Safaris
6.30am to 12pm

Livingstone Morning Game Drive/Walking Safari Combo

This fully immersive safari provides the chance to experience the bush on foot as well as in the game drive vehicle. A two hour walking safari provides a much different perspective on the bush and its wildlife. The thrill of tracking and learning how to identify the different animals from their signs, as well as interacting with big game on foot makes walking a great way to experience the bush.


1PM to 6.30PM

Afternoon Game Drive

This leisurely version of our Livingstone safari game drive offers a much more authentic experience and allows your professional guide to paint a comprehensive picture of the surrounding habitat. This slow relaxed game drive offers guests the opportunity to track down and spend more time watching each of the animals as they meander through their day. A National parks supervised trip to the Rhino form part of this excellent Livingstone safari game drive.
We have so much more to offer in Livingstone.