Zambia is the ultimate go-to for a complete and diverse safari package. Unrivalled game viewing in parks such as the hippo and leopard jam-packed South Luangwa Valley, also home to the majestic carmine bee-eater, makes for excellent open sided safaris for all interests. Add on to this dream-like sunrise boat cruises on the Lower Zambezi, or even some adrenaline pumping kayaking, and end your trip with the magnificent Victoria Falls; you have everything you could possibly need from an African safari. Activity, romance, action, unbeatable walking, beautiful sunsets and some really amazing accommodation options – Zambia is where it is at.
The South Luangwa Naitonal Park is hands down our top favourite Zambia safari destination. Although we do send first-timers, Zambia is best for second or third-time safari goers who have already seen the big five and will therefore appreciate the opportunity of an unspoilt safari experience on foot and away from the crowds.
The Lower Zambezi comes a close second. A wider range of activities is also available here than anywhere else on the continent - day and night game drives, boating safaris, canoe trips, fantastic walking safaris, and some of the world's best tiger fishing.
Kafue also has to feature in our Zambia top three. The South Luangwa and the Lower Zambezi have historically attracted significantly more visitors than Kafue, and, as these parks both encourage long stays, Kafue is often left out of itineraries entirely. Safari enthusiasts seek out Kafue for exactly this reason - it is rare to see other travellers whilst staying here.