WILD & UNSPOILT
Zambia is an extraordinarily beautiful country that, until recently, has remained off the well-trodden tourist track. With the growth of tourism, National Parks are becoming more easily accessible, and several luxury lodges and bush camps are popping up in some of the country’s most exquisite and diverse parks and reserves.
Zambia is home to the Zambezi, Kafue and Luangwa rivers making it a vibrant and fertile country, bursting with lush floodplains, towering tropical forests, and an array of phenomenal animal and birdlife. The Zambian people are some of the friendliest in Africa, and our clients always leave feeling energized and positive after their safaris here. Zambia also shares a border with Zimbabwe at Livingstone/Victoria Falls, giving you a unique and alternative experience of the famous Falls.
Although only a couple Zambia itineraries are displayed on our site, this country is jam-packed with diverse safari experiences. The lesser known, but just as phenomenal Liuwa Plains National Park and the Bengweulu swamps are highly recommended, and everything from pioneering walking safaris, excellent fishing, and canoe safaris that are off-the-beaten-track are on offer in this remarkable wilderness.
This country is the ultimate destination for real nature-loving adventurers, and we cannot recommend it highly enough.
Travelers wanting to visit both Zambia and Zimbabwe can do so very easily with a KAZA visa (note: not all passport holders qualify), which allows you to travel between Zimbabwe and Zambia as many times as you’d like during a 30-day period. Please visit Kazavisa for more information.
KAFUE NATIONAL PARK
This is Zambia’s biggest and oldest National Park, but despite its size and prominent location only two hours’ drive from Livingstone town, it remains little-known and largely unexplored. Thanks to its size and variety of habitats the Kafue holds a fantastic diversity of wildlife. Its flood plains, rivers, and woodlands are home to more species of ungulate (hoofed animal) than any National Park south of the Congo Basin! Huge herds of lechwe and puku are common, and the park is regarded as one of the best places in Africa to see leopard.
The Kafue River and the delta it creates are home to pods of hippo and some of the largest crocodiles in southern Africa. As the bush dries out towards August and September you can watch elephant frolicking in the river and swimming from bank to bank. The park is also home to an exceptionally high density of lions.
A number of private lodges now make this remarkable and remote park accessible to any wildlife-loving traveler!
South Luangwa National Park has to be one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world – the concentration of animals around the Luangwa River, and its oxbow lagoons, is among the most impressive in Africa.
Towering trees and flowing rivers create an abundant habitat for animals and birdlife to thrive in. The Luangwa River is famous for its huge hippo and crocodile populations, but herds of zebra, and a variety of antelope like sable, roan, puku and reedbuck also call South Luangwa home.
South Luangwa is well-known for being one of the first parks to operate “conservation” tourism and was a pioneer of “walking safaris” – allowing people to get closer to nature and to appreciate it through a more holistic experience. Some of the continent’s most spectacular walking safaris are on offer in the South Luangwa, and guests can walk between different, strategically-located bush camps with highly experienced guides as they learn more about this phenomenal ecosystem.
One of the original natural wonders of the world, the Victoria Falls is a World Heritage Site and an extremely popular tourism attraction. Known locally as ‘The Smoke that Thunders’ this spectacle is accessible from both Zambia and Zimbabwe, and it is an ideal place to combine game viewing and water sports. The Falls are at their most impressive in the high-water season (Feb-July). Also on offer is excellent fishing, bungee jumping, white water rafting, and multi-day canoe safaris up the mighty Zambezi River.
Africa’s safaris offer some of the best wildlife experiences on the planet!