Zambia trip ideas
Zambia remains one of our favourite countries in Southern Africa and is where the walking safari was born. For this reason the guides here are exceptional and the safari experiences superb.
Our itinerary ideas are the result of many years’ experience in the region and showcase the true character of this fascinating country. We generally recommend that visitors spend time in two areas to enjoy the range of scenery and game, and if possible, combine safari time with a few days at Victoria Falls or Lake Malawi.
Ideas for your trip to Zambia
These itineraries are designed to give you some suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Zambia, and they showcase some of the routes that we’ve found work particularly well. Treat them simply as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely for you by one of our specialists based on your particular tastes and interests.
Enjoy game drives and walking safaris in the South Luangwa.
Search for big game in some of Zambia's best national parks.
See the dramatic Victoria Falls.
Try your luck fishing for tiger fish in the Zambezi.
Enjoy excellent game viewing on safari in the South Luangwa - game drives and walking safaris are both on offer.
Explore Livingstone and the stunning Victoria Falls.
Relax on the banks of the Zambezi River.
Get up close and personal to the big cats at the AfriCat Foundation at Okonjima.
Enjoy a big game safari in Etosha National Park.
View the wonderful riverine birdlife and wildlife of the Caprivi Strip bordering Botswana's Okavango Delta.
Visit the spectacular Victoria Falls and canoe along the Zambezi.
Enjoy game drives and walking safaris.
Take a scenic light aircraft transfer between Zambia and Malawi.
Relax on the shores of Lake Malawi.
Relax with a drink as you watch the sun set over the Luangwa River from your treehouse at Chamilandu.
Enjoy a night safari searching for leopard, bushbabies, honeybadgers and porcupines.
Head out on an early morning walking safari, following the tracks of big game and searching for smaller animals in the bush.
Take a guided walking tour of Cape Town and visit Robben Island.
Hike or take the cable car up Table Mountain for views over the city, mountains and ocean.
Track wildlife such as elephant, cheetah and wild dogs in Kruger’s Sabi Sand Wildtuin reserve.
See, hear and feel the spray of Victoria Falls from a boat, helicopter or micro light.
Game drives in the Luangwa National Park.
Dramatic sunsets and lush landscapes.
Few other visitors and off peak prices.
Explore the Khwai and Gunn's Concession by mokoro.
Enjoy the incredible diversity of birdlife in the Okavango Delta.
Search for big cats and large herds of elephant.
Take a night drive in the Khwai Concession to spot the nocturnal wildlife.
Visit the stunning Victoria Falls.
Enjoy morning, afternoon and evening game drives.
Join expert guides on informative walking safaris.
See riverside wildlife on canoe and boat trips in Mana Pools.
Visit one of the best places in Africa for leopard spotting.
Stay on the mighty Zambezi River.
Search for the cheetah on the Busanga Plains.
Look for tree-climbing lions, sable and roan antelope.
Take a walking safari with expert guides at Musekese Camp.
Enjoy fantastic birding along the river throughout your safari.
Relax at the idyllic KaingU Lodge at the end of your trip.
Enjoy views across Cape Town from the top of Table Mountain and tour Robben Island.
Explore the Cape Peninsula and go wine tasting in the Winelands on two private tours.
Spot the Big Five on a luxury safari in a private game reserve within the Kruger.
Admire one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, visiting Zambia’s Victoria Falls.
Enjoy some of the best walking safaris in Southern Africa as you explore in the South Luangwa.
Game drive through the wild and remote Kafue National Park.
Spend time exploring the Lower Zambezi National Park.
Relax by the spectacular Victoria Falls.
Explore Cape Town’s history and coastline and admire the city from the summit of Table Mountain.
Track big game in Botswana and see smaller creatures on a guided bush walk.
Take in the sights and sounds of the Okavango Delta on a peaceful mokoro trip.
Admire the natural spectacle of Victoria Falls from the air and visit nearby villages and markets.
Stay in Chinzombo, the site of the first camp in the South Luangwa.
Walking safaris in the South Luangwa.
Boat and canoe safaris in the Lower Zambezi.
Some of our favourite travel guides
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.View this travel guide
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.View this travel guide
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.View this travel guide
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.View this travel guide
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.View this travel guide
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.View this travel guide
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.View this travel guide
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.View this travel guide