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The wild heart of Africa, Zambia is a green oasis of national parks fed by rivers and wetlands that attract a huge variety of animals. Elephant, lion, wild dog and hyena are commonly spotted, and leopards cool off from the sun on the shady branches of trees. Before or after your safari in Zambia you can visit Victoria Falls, half of which lies within the country’s boundaries. Our specialists will use their own safari experiences in Zambia to plan your trip, whether you want to focus on searching for the Big Five or look for more unusual wildlife.

Added to its game drives, Zambia is known as the home of the walking safari, and its guides are among the highest qualified in Africa. They’ll show you how to track animals, identify birds from their calls and discover the hidden world of insects as you walk through the bush.

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Suggested tours for Zambia

These tours give you a starting point for what your trip to Zambia could entail. They cover routes we've found work particularly well and feature some of our favourite places to stay. Treat them as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you.

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Our expert guides to travelling in Zambia

Written by our specialists from the viewpoint of their own travels, these guides will help you decide on the shape of your own trip to Zambia. Aiming to inspire and inform, we share our recommendations for how to appreciate Zambia at its best.

  • The thundering water of Victoria Falls

    Visiting Victoria Falls

    A visit to Victoria Falls can be incorporated into a tailor-made trip to Zambia. A true spectacle that enchanted David Livingstone, this natural wonder is one such highlight that our country specialists will not want you to miss when exploring this breathtaking country.

  • Honeymoon House, Tongabezi, Livingstone & The Victoria Falls

    Honeymoons in Zambia

    Zambia is home to a wonderful selection of lodges that offer fantastic game viewing and relaxation in equal measure. If you would like to plan your honeymoon in Zambia, our specialists can tailor a trip to your preferences and help you build the honeymoon of a lifetime.

  • Walking safari in the South Luangwa

    Walking safaris in Zambia

    A walking safari in Zambia allows you the opportunity to tread the same dusty plains as the animals Africa is so well-known for. Here, you can observe game from a different perspective under the watchful eye of first-class guides, in a variety of different national parks.

  • Luangwa Safari House, South Luangwa National Park

    Zambia's safari houses

    Unlike a lodge, a safari house is available to hire out on an exclusive basis and is perfect for families and groups. Here are just a few of our favourites from Zambia, which our specialists can include in a tailor-made itinerary for you.

  • Elephant, South Luangwa National Park

    Family safaris in Zambia

    If you are considering taking your family on safari, Zambia has a lot to offer every member of your tribe. Many camps have private houses with space for little legs to tire themselves out, flexible dining options and child-minding facilities.

  • Microlighting over the Zambezi River, Livingstone

    Green Season in Zambia

    The Green Season in Zambia takes place in the Luangwa Valley between November and May. A more cost-effective time to travel, it's during this period you'll see newborn animals in abundance and a landscape awash with colour thanks to the heavy rains that descend.

  • The Dog House, Tongabezi, Livingstone & The Victoria Falls

    Luxury safaris in Zambia

    Zambia's spectacular national parks, abundant wildlife and luxury lodges offer both first time and return visitors an unrivalled safari experience. Audley's Southern Africa safari specialist Russell explains how to make the most of your time.

  • Fruit bats

    See the bat migration in Zambia

    The bat migration takes place in Zambia between October and December in Kasanka National Park, and is the world's largest mammal migration. If you would like to see the bat migration you can include it in a bigger safari itinerary thanks to the park's proximity to the Luangwa Valley.

  • Game drive with Shenton Safaris

    A typical day on an African safari

    A typical day on safari essentially revolves around the need to see the wildlife at its most active. It usually follows a similar routine with slight variations between destinations and seasons.

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