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Lioness in South Luangwa National Park

Zambia tours

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 tour 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.

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Our recommended tours in 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.

  • Herd of Elephant, Etosha National Park

    Northern Namibia self-drive safari to Victoria Falls

    • 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.

    15 days from £4,360pp

  • The Victoria Falls, Zambia

    Cape Town, Kruger & Victoria Falls

    • 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.

    13 days from £5,205pp

  • Territorial Hippos, South Luangwa National Park

    South Luangwa safari

    • 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.

    10 days from £5,250pp

  • Wild Dogs

    South Luangwa & Mana Pools Safari

    • 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.

    9 days from £6,455pp

  • Lioness and roan antelope, Busanga region, Kafue National Park

    Secrets of Kafue National Park

    • 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.

    14 days from £6,965pp

  • Leopard South Africa

    Luxurious South Africa & Victoria Falls

    • 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.

    12 days from £6,995pp

  • Young impala, South Luangwa National Park

    Ultimate Zambia Safari

    • 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.

    15 days from £8,710pp

  • Mokoro, Botswana

    Cape Town, Botswana & 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.

    13 days from £8,870pp

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