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CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS: Please be advised that Bongwe Safaris currently operate a social distancing regime. We currently do not accept multiple groups on our game drives, cruises or in our safari camp and guest house. Only groups traveling together can book at any one time. This is to ensure both your safety, and the safety of our staff. We hope that this will also put your mind at ease knowing that you will not have to mix with strangers, allowing your group to feel as isolated as you like. We apologise for the inconvenience. Bongwe Safaris was established in 2009 and has, since then, grown from a mobile safari outfit consisting of a bus and game drive vehicle, to guesthouses in Lusaka and Livingstone, a vibrant Lusaka bar & restaurant, 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.

Isolation Special - Pandemic Recovery

Stay for 2 nights in our self-catering house and get a free game drive, sunset cruise, transfers and restaurant discount vouchers. Rates (for two nights inclusive of the above extras) 2 Adults K5000 3 Adults K6000 4 Adults K7000 5 Adults K8000 6 Adults K9000 7 Adults K9500 8 Adults K10,000 Additional third night accommodation @K500 per adult. Kids 12 and under are considered half an adult. Minimum group size - 2. Maximum group size - 8.

Bongwe House, Livingstone

Bongwe's Livingstone Guesthouse is situated at the southern end of Livingstone, opposite the 5* Royal Livingstone and is very close to the Victoria Falls. The house can sleep up to 8 people and is rented out of a self catering basis. There is a fully equiped kitchen, DSTV and aircon in the rooms. Outside you will find a fantastic garden with bbq area and swimming pool.

Bongwe Safari Camp, Livingstone

Our camp provides nine walk-in safari tents, all en-suite with hot running water and a shower. Sleeps 2 adults with the option for additional beds for the young ones. These can be booked on a per tent basis or form part of the over spill from the house should you be a group larger than 10.

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 Bar, Lusaka

With Bongwe' Bar now entering its 8th year of operation, this vibrant bar has grown from being a mere way to subsidise the business during the safari off-season, to being a fundamental part of the business. Promoting live music from some of Zambia's biggest artists to showcasing new talent and aspiring dj's. The restaurant serves hearty "pub grub" and serves the best pizzas in town from our home made pizza oven. If you are looking for something to do at the weekend and want to meet some friendly faces, Bongwe's Bar is the place to be.

Bongwe Guesthouse, Lusaka

Bongwe's Lusaka Guesthouse is a great place to relax and escape the city whilst being centrally located at the same time. Guests can either rent the entire guesthouse, short to medium term, or book on a per-room basis. All of our rooms can sleep 2 adults (twin or double) and also have space for extra beds for the kids. They also come air conditioned for those hot months and there is a great swimming pool in the court yard.

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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!


Bongwe House Livingstone accommodation
Your Own Private House

Bongwe House, Livingstone

Off the beaten track, in quiet solitude and just a stone's throw from the Victoria Falls. The house sleeps upto 10 people (with the option for more). En-suite bathrooms, fully equiped kitchen, air-conditioning and a swimming pool.


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.


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.
We have so much more to offer in Livingstone.