Reasons to Visit
Zambia is a safari destination for the connoisseur, boasting a fantastic range of wildlife in its diverse national parks. Many amazing game experiences can be had within the national parks, with lion virtually guaranteed and leopard in abundance. This superb array of game can be appreciated on foot, by car or on the water.
Zambia offers the full range of fascinating, colourful birdlife you’d expect to see on safari, with a range of water based birds in the Lower Zambezi and Kafue National Parks. The Bangweulu Wetlands are one of the few places on the planet where you can see the impressive Shoebill Stork.
An evening cruise on the Zambezi in Livingstone and game viewing from Kafue’s Lufupa River are wonderfully relaxing, but best of all are the water based activities in the Lower Zambezi. Drifting slowly down river, observing elephants coming into drink as the sun goes down is one of the definitive African experiences.
With night drives offered in all of the major national parks, Zambia is arguably the best destination in Africa to observe nocturnal wildlife. The South Luangwa in particular is known for outstanding leopard sightings, and there is a tangible excitement to watching how wildlife behaves after dark.
By any judgement Victoria Falls is an awesome force of nature. During the wet season up to 550 million litres of water cascades over the lip of the Falls each minute, offering an intensely photogenic experience. The spectacle that so bewitched David Livingstone is still equally impressive today.
Walking offers an opportunity to appreciate the birdlife, track animals footprints and learn about the smaller creatures such as a mother and baby warthogs. It makes an excellent contrast to a game drive and allows visitors to understand more about the ecosystems of the South Luangwa.
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Boat safari in the Lower Zambezi National Park
Entitled simply "Africa", Sir David Attenborough's latest five-part series was filmed across five different regions of this extraordinary continent, capturing animal behaviour never seen before.
There is nothing quite like approaching elephants or buffalo on foot knowing full well that you are a mere guest in their territory. We take a look at why Zambia is renowned for its walking safaris.
The Luangwa Valley is one of Africa's premier game-viewing destinations, but it often remains criminally overlooked during the Green Season – November to May. It’s a time of plenty, when animals take full advantage of the abundant food to give birth to their young, and when the valley is at its most colourful.
Seeing Victoria Falls has to be one of life's most memorable experiences. Nearby is Livingstone town, where you can stay or arrange various activities such as boat/kayak trips or helicopter flights.
An idea that was originally established in Zambia, safari houses are now common in most of East Africa's popular game parks. We look at a few of the most popular in Zambia and the reasons why they are still a firm favourite amongst some safari-goers.
Zambia has a reputation for the best gamewatching guides in Africa, and is the home of the 'walking safari'. Our specialists know all the best camps and can tailor-make an itinerary to get you face to face with Zambia’s wildlife. Malawi’s laidback lakeside lifestyle makes it an ideal place to relax at the beginning or end of your safari.
9 Days from £3,250pp
Enjoy a peak season safari in Zambia's South Luangwa National Park staying in a great value camp where you can enjoy the fantastic wildlife without paying a premium. All meals and morning and afternoon safari activities with expert guides are included in the price of the trip.
11 Days from £3,625pp
Visit two diverse countries; during your honeymoon you will experience fantastic and exciting wildlife in combination with a relaxing beach stay with the crystal clear waters of Lake Malawi in one of the world's friendliest nations.
12 Days from £4,835pp
Take in the main highlights of Zambia. The Victoria Falls, the South Luangwa and the Lower Zambezi National Park each offering something different and some of the best safari opportunities in Africa.
10 hours (direct to Lusaka from London)
Emirates & South African Airways
The best time to travel.
A good time to travel, but there may be some factors to be aware of.
Travel is possible, but this is not the best time of year.
Travel is not recommended.
Snow or ski season.
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