A wild and spectacular destination, Zambia today is pristine African wilderness! It is a landlocked country that has recently started finding itself on the international visitor’s itinerary. With thousands of square miles of bushveld and 19 National Parks it is a premier Safari and big game viewing destination. River cruises and activities in the Lower Zambezi, walking safaris in the South Luangwa, and game drives in the Kafue, amazing opportunities for tracking Big Game!

Zambia has another major attraction in Victoria Falls. With the chaos in neighbouring Zimbabwe over the years, Livingstone has developed a huge following and the title of adrenaline capital! Witnessing this one mile wide sheet of water thundering and cascading into the massive gorge below is a spectacular experience! Known locally as “Mosi-oa-Tunya” the Smoke that Thunders, a “Flight of the Angels” helicopter trip truly emphasises this World Heritage Site.

Zambia has a network of accommodation options ranging from upmarket family friendly safari houses, to super luxurious bush retreats. Rustic 5 star bush camps while on Walking Safaris, or 5 star bush chic at Sausage Tree Camp on the banks of the Lower Zambezi. One of our preferred partners Wilderness Safaris operates luxury tented bush camps in the Kafue, South Luangwa and Victoria Falls regions. Zambia is also the ultimate African Honeymoon destination with packages including Victoria Falls and an African safari.

There is a distinct rainy season in Zambia over the summer months (November to March) where many of the bush camps do close as water levels rise. Expert advice on travel in this country is recommended. The road network is limited and flying is the way to travel around as distances are vast. A browse through some of our suggested itineraries will bring on the African safari travel desire!

LIVINGSTONE

Livingstone, located on the Zambian side of Victoria Falls, is a quaint town with plenty of colonial history. Named after the famous explorer of the region, Sir David Livingstone, the town is known as the adrenaline capital of Africa. With easy access via Livingstone Airport, the town is only 6.2miles from Victoria Falls and is the hub for all waterfall-based activities. For those looking to soak up some culture, Livingstone has several museums including the Livingstone Museum and Victoria Falls Field Museum that provide fascinating insight into the area. Livingstone also provides easy access to the surrounding game-rich National Parks. Read More

SOUTH LUANGWA

With a reputation as one of the best places to view game in the whole of Africa, the South Luangwa region in Zambia is enjoying ever-increasing popularity. The National Park lifeblood is the Luangwa River that sustains over 400 species of birds and some 60 animal species, including all of the Big Five plus lesser-spotted animals such as genets, civets, servals and hyenas. While the region is on the rise, visitor numbers are still comparatively less than better known regions in Southern Africa, so guests enjoy a sense of privacy and seclusion. With accommodation options to suit all budgets, the South Luangwa is an incredibly attractive option for the safari purist. Read More

LOWER ZAMBEZI

The Lower Zambezi National Park is located 100km upstream from Victoria Falls and opposite the famous Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe. Previously a private game reserve owned by the President, this is the newest of the National Parks in Zambia. This has resulted in the park being quite protected and underdeveloped, keeping it in its wild pristine state! Read More

KAFUE NATIONAL PARK

Kafue National Park is Zambia’s oldest and largest, covering some 22,400 km². Not surprisingly for a park that size, the game viewing on offer is simply incredible. Only two hours drive from the Victoria Falls town of Livingstone, Kafue offers a great sense of seclusion and privacy due to its size. The park sustains a great diversity of wildlife and birdlife and is home to one of Africa’s largest populations of the beautiful African wild dog. Anglers will enjoy the abundance of great fishing spots while bird enthusiasts will be kept busy by over 400 species. There is a range of accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets, so Kafue truly has something for everyone. Read More