a sleepy leopard relaxing in a tree
Zambia's

Best Safaris

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.

Lion sleeping on a river bank in Zambia
Zambia
Sunset over the Zambezi River at Thorntree Lodge
Zambia

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.

 - Glenn & Susie Mitchell

Zambia's Best

Experiences

Guest doing a safari walk in the Lower Zambezi Valley

Lower Zambezi National Park

On the opposite bank of the mighty Zambezi to Zimbabwe, across from Mana Pools National park, Zambia's Lower Zambezi National Park offers some of the most scenically diverse areas with a mountainous backdrop of the Zambian escarpment and forests of beautiful albizia trees along the banks of the Zambezi River.  

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South Luangwa National Park

South Luangwa is one of the most popular parks in relatively un-touristy Zambia. The Luangwa River contains the largest concentration of hippo and crocodile in the entire world and meanders through the wide valley floor in the park, creating a system of ox-bow lagoons. 

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A guest tent at Chinzombo Lodge in Zambia
Lion in a tree at Busanga Bush Camp

Kafue National Park

One of Africa’s oldest parks, and the size of Wales, it is arguably one of its best, due to its remoteness, pristine wilderness and diversity of species. Kafue is named after the Kafue River forming part of its boundary as it flows towards the mighty Zambezi and with its expansive wetlands is dramatically different from Zambia’s other national parks.

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Victoria Falls Zambia

David Livingstone – “Scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by Angels in their flight….” The world-famous Victoria Falls, forming a border between Zimbabwe and the far south of Zambia as the Zambezi cascades into a narrow gorge. It is a wonderful start or end to a safari in Zambia, Zimbabwe or Botswana. The Falls themselves tumble over a gorge from the Zambian side of the Zambezi. The area ...

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A microlight flying over the Victoria Falls in Zambia

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