Best Zambia Safari Lodges with Africa Odyssey

Zambia is home to some of the best quality safari experiences on the continent. The lodges are across the board more of a rustic barefoot luxury experience, than super glitzy. Of course though, there are very luxurious options out there if that is your style. The essence of a Zambia safari though, is not in the added creature comforts like private pools, spas and gyms, but luxury can be found in the quality of the overall safari experience – a high bar which has been set across the country. Zambia is home to some of the most knowledgeable guides on the continent, and as such, it is a place for the seasoned safari goer who wants a wholly enriching wilderness experience.  
Even though some of the rustic lodges are not flashy, Zambia’s excellent dedication to phenomenal high-quality safari and truly world-class wildlife areas means that even in their shabby-chic glory, lodges here still can come with a price tag. Not to the extent that, say, safari-ing in Botswana does, but it is not the most economical option either. Good quality lodges range from $800 per person per night, up to $1,500 per person per night.

The best authentic Zambia safari camp


You can escape the crowds more than you could think possible on a Zambia safari. One of the best lodges for this is Mwaleshi Camp – tucked away in the wilds of the remote North Luangwa National Park; this is a very open wilderness experience, like camping, but with an ever so Zambia twist. The structure is made up of reed, and so it leaves absolutely no footprint on the surrounding nature. It is a unique experience, and although the accommodation is fairly basic – nothing about the experience ordinary. It offers the very best of the walking safari purity Zambia is so heralded for. For this unique and truly classic camping experience you are looking at around $700 per person per night.

The best authentic Zambia safari lodge


A classic example of a company which is dedicated to safari, and not so fussed about the glitz and glam is the Norman Carr walking safari lodges - Nsolo, Mchenja and Luwi. Intrepid, authentic, and classic, this is a one of a kind barefoot luxury safari experience which is best done by those who are obsessed with untangling the mystery that is the African bush from a raw and authentic perspective – on two legs! The camp experience is all about immersing yourself in nature and an excellent guide to show you a safe way to navigate it on 7km walks, moving from lodge to lodge. For this old school Zambia, excellent quality safari experience you are looking at forking out around $950 per person per night.

The best luxury Zambia safari lodge


Although Zambia is all about getting back to the basics of safari magic, there are a few options for those who love the life of luxury too. Chinzombo is located not far from the gates to the South Luangwa National Park, and offers chic luxury in one of the best wildlife destinations in Africa. Leopard around every turn and returning to the comfort of absolute luxury in the bush means Chinzombo is also one of the most expensive lodges in Zambia at $1,500 per person per night.

If you want the best of Zambia’s untouched and remote wilderness without compromising on every luxury under the sun, then Liuwa Plains and King Lewinika is one of the best experiences for this on the continent – truly fit for a king! It costs to go somewhere this remote and wholly luxurious though, and as such, Lewinika comes in at around $1,500 per person per night and when you put expensive (and irregular) flights on top of this, it is definitely the most premium option out there for a Zambian safari.
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Amanzi Camp Lower Zambezi $1,425 rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars
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Anabezi Camp Lower Zambezi $1,425 rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars
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Bilimungwe Camp South Luangwa $870 rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars
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Busanga Bush Camp Kafue $980 rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars
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Chamilandu Camp South Luangwa $870 rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars
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Chiawa Camp Lower Zambezi $1,425 rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars
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Chichele Presidential Lodge South Luangwa $595 rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars
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Chikoko Tree Camp South Luangwa $685 rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars
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Chindeni Bush Camp South Luangwa $870 rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars
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Chinzombo Camp South Luangwa $1,530 rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars
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Chongwe River Camp Lower Zambezi $785 rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars
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Chongwe River House Lower Zambezi $1,200 rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars
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Crocodile Camp South Luangwa $685 rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars
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Edward Selfe South Luangwa $575 rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars
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Flatdogs South Luangwa $300 rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars
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Kaingo Camp South Luangwa $1,030 rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars
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Kakuli Bush Camp South Luangwa $1,050 rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars
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Kapamba Bush Camp South Luangwa $870 rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars
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Kapani South Luangwa $420 rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars
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Kasaka River Lodge Lower Zambezi $590 rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars
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Kaya mawa Lake Malawi $445 rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars
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King Lewanika Liuwa Plains $1,420 rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars
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Kuyenda, South Luangwa National Park, Zambia South Luangwa $870 rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars
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Lion Camp South Luangwa $600 rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars
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Liuwa Plains Camp Liuwa Plains $750 rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars
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Luangwa River Camp South Luangwa $640 rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars
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Luangwa Safari House South Luangwa $4,000 rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars
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Luwi Bush Camp South Luangwa $950 rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars
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Mchenja Bush Camp South Luangwa $1,050 rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars
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Mfuwe Lodge South Luangwa $870 rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars
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Mwaleshi Camp North Luangwa $705 rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars
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Nkwali Camp South Luangwa $645 rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars
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Nsefu Camp South Luangwa $750 rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars
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Nsolo Camp South Luangwa $950 rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars
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Old Mondoro Bush Camp Lower Zambezi $1,390 rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars
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Potato Bush Lower Zambezi $840 rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars
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Puku Ridge South Luangwa $785 rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars
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River Club Livingstone and Victoria Falls $746 rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars
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Sausage Tree Lower Zambezi $1,080 rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars
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Shumba Camp Kufue $1,173 rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars
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Sindabezi Island Lodge Livingstone and Victoria Falls $635 rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars
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Stanley Safari Lodge Livingstone and Victoria Falls $540 rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars
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Tafika Camp South Luangwa $1,045 rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars
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Tena Tena South Luangwa $765 rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars
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The Royal Livingstone Livingstone and Victoria Falls $402 rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars
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Toka Leya Camp Livingstone and Victoria Falls $827 rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars
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Tongabezi Lodge Livingstone and Victoria Falls $831 rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars
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Waterberry Lodge Victoria Falls $331 rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars
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Zungulila South Luangwa $870 rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars rating stars
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