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Zambia Safaris And Holidays

With some of Africa’s finest walking safaris and some of the best guides and small camps on the continent, Zambia is well-regarded as a destination for safari connoisseurs.  The Luangwa Valley, Lower Zambezi and Kafue are spectacular parks, with a wild, raw atmosphere and excellent game. The stunning Victoria Falls adds to Zambia's impressive list of attractions. With the full range of safari activities on offer, a Zambia holiday offers arguably the best value for a complete safari holiday experience, and needless to say, we absolutely love it.

OUR TOP EXPERIENCES

Fantastic chances to see leopard
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Nip across to Lake Malawi
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Tiger fishing on the Zambezi
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Wonderful walking safaris
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Adrenaline adventures at the falls
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Our top 5 reasons to take a Zambia holiday


1.      Zambia pioneered the walking safari and has remained the leader in this field – some of the top guides and operators in Africa are to be found here.
 
2.      The crowds, or lack thereof.  Entire days can be spent without seeing a soul.  The seclusion that  a Zambia safari offers is very rare and special.
 
3.      Victoria Falls. The Falls are a formidable sight and this is a great spot for a bucket-load of adrenaline (and non-adrenaline!) activities, including bungee-jumping.
 
4.      The migration… of fruit bats! In Kasanka National Park in the northeast, 8 million fruit bats take to the sky in late November. It’s a sight to behold as they darken the sky.
 
5.      The variety of activities on offer.  All the parks offer day and night game drives, and boating, fishing, canoeing and walking are available in the majority of parks - unlike many other countries in Africa where the activities available in the parks are severely restricted.

Map of Zambia

Map of Zambia

Zambia: some background


Zambia has been inhabited for at least 200,000 years, although its more recent history has been influenced by Europeans, particularly the British who claimed Zambia as a protectorate under the leadership of Cecil Rhodes.  Northern Zambia was named after Rhodes before it became Zambia in the 60s and gained its independence.  Show me more >

Zambia Safaris


We love Zambia. For those that have visited the continent a few times and are seeking something really wild, raw and beautiful- look no further! The remote, low key and uncommercial parks pumping with incredible wildlife action make a Zambia safari one of the best holidays you can do. What makes Zambia so special is that many of the camps are still actually owner run which is a rarity in the rest of Africa.
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Our Favourite Zambia Lodges

Our Favourite Zambia Parks



Zambia: when to visit


Zambia follows the wet and dry season schedule of the ITCZ (Intertropical  Convergence Zone).  The dry season tends to run from May to October, and during this period it gradually heats up until the heavens open in November to mark the start of the humid wet season. The rains tend to fall until April when the cycle begins once more.
 
The best time to visit for a Zambia holiday is during the dry season when temperatures are pleasant, the sun shines, the bush is sparse and animals gather around waterholes, thus making them easier to spot. Many camps are in fact closed during the rains which limits your options, and if you find some open, consider that access may be tricky.

Zambia Holidays: getting around


Most trips to Zambia start in either Livingstone or Lusaka, and all the parks can be accessed from these points by light aircraft. The main flight operator is Proflight which has a large fleet of aircraft, and with a larger group it is also possible to charter flights from one park to the other for a more exclusive and direct flight itinerary.  Show me more >

 

Zambia: where to stay

 

South Luangwa:

One of Zambia’s most famous parks, the South Luangwa benefits from the fertile banks and flood plains of the Luangwa River which support some of the best game viewing in Africa, especially during the dry season when the game comes close to the river to feed and drink.  Show me more >

 

North Luangwa:

When considering where to stay in Zambia, consider that North Luangwa is quite literally the most remote safari destination in Africa, to the extent that the only roads into the park lead to the only camp, Mwaleshi. The walking safaris here are the best in the world. Walking is the main activity, though there are (somewhat limited) game drives and night drives on offer. If you want to get away from it all - this is where to go!  Show me more >

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