Primarily considered a seasonal safari destination Zambia holds some of the most remote and untouched savannahs Sub-Saharan Africa has to offer.
Uncompromised Zambia comes alive when the rains subside, and flocks of colourful and broody avian species infiltrate the vast plains and waterways for seasonal breeding. It’s an extravaganza second to none, yet only compliments the impressive populations of free-roaming wildlife.
Zambia is a gloriously wild and untouched country, just perfect for those seeking a remote and authentic experience, but, make no mistake, it has plenty of luxurious options. Landlocked Zambia’s southern border with Zimbabwe sits on the mighty Zambezi, which drops away from the country in the West at the magnificent Victoria Falls. In fact 4 countries meet at this point; Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Botswana. In truth, apart from a few safari purists in the know, Zambia remains relatively unknown as a safari destination. The secret is getting out. However, Zambia provides a true wilderness experience that is not over-run by people, thus providing an unpredictable safari experience.
The luxurious, idiosyncratic, small, and intimate lodges add to this feeling of being in a special place. Zambia is famed for its walking safaris. A walking safari is a thrilling experience as you watch for big game and marvel at the smaller things away from the noise of a vehicle. Zambia's lodges and camps also offer canoeing, boating, day and night safari's and ballooning experiences.
Zambia's town of Livingstone is a popular beginning to a safari for visitors wishing to visit the famous Victorian Falls or, indeed, end their safari at a peaceful 5-star location sitting along the evocative watery banks of the Zambezi. Livingstone is an international airport allowing for short-haul inter-African flights. But the capital city of Lusaka is a significant hub enabling many international links.
Zambia has extensive wilderness areas preferred by seasoned travellers and photographic enthusiasts, with the most popular being South Luangwa, Lower Zambezi, and the Kafue National Park. These areas have huge wildlife populations with vastly different scenery and environments, making Zambia a one-stop destination for many. Zambia is a seasonal safari destination outside of the Victoria Falls region, as much of its remote and untouched savannahs are only offered during its dry season.
Further, in common with many of Africa's other remote areas, the remoteness and lack of light pollution lead to nightly views of a hugely impressive blanket of stars, including mind-boggling views of the shimmering Milky Way.
Deon has not only worked in the safari industry for many years but has a huge passion for the bush and helping people achieve their dream of ‘going on safari’. It was always an absolute delight dealing with Deon, and he went absolutely out of his way to ensure that our trip to Zambia was perfect in every way.
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