Zambia

Zambia offers you a slice of raw, untamed Africa. South Luangwa, home of the walking safari, is a place where big game and authentic bush camps ensure a wilderness experience of the highest calibre. World Heritage Victoria Falls, shared with neighbouring Zimbabwe, is a must-see. The two kilometre wide Zambezi River plummets 100 metres here, thundering into a narrow chasm. Boat trips in the Lower Zambezi National Park help you explore the islands and floodplains, home to some mesmerising wildlife, along the titanic Zambezi River.

You'll find a useful guide to Zambia and some of its attractions at the bottom of this page, along with a handful of sample safari journeys to inspire you, with guide prices. All our private safaris are tailor-made - there are many different combinations possible and we work with a multitude of camps and lodges and not just the ones shown in the sample tours. We are happy to suggest combinations using our personal knowledge and first-hand experience of these areas, but if you have a preferred lodge/camp please let us know.

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9 days
From £3970
Wildlife & Walking in South Luangwa

Explore the beautiful Luangwa Valley on foot and in vehicles.

8 days
From £5250
Lower Zambezi & South Luangwa Safari

Visit Zambia's key wildlife areas - the Lower Zambezi and South Luangwa.

8 days
From £5390
Wild Zambia

A superb safari combining South Luangwa and the Lower Zambezi National Park.

Attractions in Zambia

Kafue National Park

Just a two hour drive from Victoria Falls is Zambia’s oldest and largest park with the wide and deep Kafue River supporting diverse habitats and wildlife. The Busanga Plains to the north host herds of buffalo, elephant and antelope on islands draped with fig and date palms.

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Attractions in Zambia

South Luangwa National Park

One of the world’s great wildlife sanctuaries, this park is bordered by the Rift Escarpment and boasts an impressive concentration of game along the Luangwa River, with rhino the only notable exception. You can easily spend a week here, combining different bush camps.

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Attractions in Zambia

The Lower Zambezi National Park

Zambia’s newest park sits just across the water from Mana Pools in Zimbabwe, and provides visitors with a chance to explore the Zambezi’s tranquil backwaters by canoe or motorboat with a wonderful mountain backdrop. Wildlife congregates in vast numbers along the river in the dry season

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Attractions in Zambia

Victoria Falls

One of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World, the UNESCO World Heritage Victoria Falls, shared by Zimbabwe and Zambia is an absolute must-see.

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When To Go

The wet or ‘green’ summer season (November‑March) offers a verdant landscape, birds galore and the chance to
see game by 4x4 and by boat, and can be very rewarding, however some bush and river camps do close. You can expect daily highs of 26 degrees. January is the wettest month. During the dry winter months (May‑October)
temperatures vary from 23 degrees in July, the coolest month, to 31 degrees in October, the hottest. Bush and river camps open, wildlife concentrations are at their most impressive and walking safaris are possible. Victoria Falls is
superb at this time.

What To Do

Zambia effortlessly combines stylish camps with a true f eeling of wilderness and adventure. It is usual to fly between
parks in light aircraft. The Luangwa Valley is the home of the w alking safari, and you can also explore by 4x4 and at night with a tracker and spotlight. Seasonal bush camps are exceptional, being put up at the start of the dry season and taken down at the end. The Lower Zambezi is famous for canoe and motorboat safaris. For groups or families,
Zambia is also a great place to experience a private Safari House.

Why We Love

We love the mobile camps in the south Luangwa and the range of activities offered by the camps here and also on the Lower Zambezi - seeing the elephants and buffalo from the river is fantastic. Cap this off with time at a lovely river lodge near the Falls for candle-lit dinners and sundowners around the camp-fire and you have a perfect safari.