Zambia

The home of the walking safari.

Zambia remains one of the most uncommercial safari destinations in Africa, with the highest proportion of smaller family-run lodges. Famous for its walking and night safaris, this landlocked country is quickly becoming the top destination for the safari purist.

Zambia’s most famous safari destinations are located in the Luangwa Valley, across the Lower Zambezi and in the Kafue river in the west. Visiting the country also offers an opportunity to see Africa’s most famous attraction, the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls.

The ever popular night safari gives visitors the opportunity to see leopards and other big cats on the hunt, as well as some of the more elusive nocturnal animals such as pangolin and porcupine.

Quickly becoming known as Africa’s most exciting safari destination, Zambia appeals to the more adventurous traveller. The walking safaris offered by many lodges often include approaching potentially dangerous animals such as lions and elephants.

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Itineraries

Zambia: Two Rivers Safari
Experience the finest of Zambia's Lower Zambezi and South Luangwa National Parks

Zambia: Two Rivers Safari

From £4944 per person
7 Nights
3 Locations

Experience the finest of Zambia's Lower Zambezi and South Luangwa National Parks

Zambia: Tusk and Mane Safaris
4 Night Lower Zambezi Adventure

Zambia: Tusk and Mane Safaris

From £2180 per person
4 Nights
2 Locations

This 4-night itinerary explores the majesty of Zambia's Lower Zambezi National Park. This itinerary can easily be extended to incorporate...

Zambian Bats & Beests Migration Explorer
Traverse Zambia in search of two fascinating migrating mammals

Zambian Bats & Beests Migration Explorer

From £8867 per person
9 Nights
3 Locations

Witness two of Zambia's most fascinating animal migrations - blue wildebeest in Liuwa Plains and straw-coloured fruit bats in Kasanka Nat...

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Time your visit with Zambia's seasons

Zambia follows the typical season pattern of Southern Africa with lovely long dry weather over the winter months between June and October. The rains in Zambia are often quite substantial and mean that many camps do close between mid-November and March.

Just before and just after the rains there are wonderful shoulder seasons which offer great game viewing at discounted prices.

While many camps do close in November there are a number of areas that actually come into their own over the summer months, including the Liuwa Plain which witnesses a wonderful Wildebeest migration.

For Livingstone and Victoria Falls the climate is the same as the majority of the country, however to see the falls at their peak you would want to visit between May and August. In March and April they can be flowing so powerfully that you might not be able to actually see much, while in October the falls tend to only flow at a trickle.

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Where to stay

Wasa Lodge
Kasanka National Park
Bush Lodge
Migration Route

Wasa Lodge

Bat migration lodge on the banks of Lake Wasa

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King Lewanika
Liuwa Plains
Luxury Camp
Bonamy Favourite
Ultimate Romance

King Lewanika

Luxury bush camp in Zambia's Liuwa Plain National Park

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Chundukwa River Lodge
Livingstone
Bush Lodge
Bonamy Favourite
River Access

Chundukwa River Lodge

Luxury lodge on the Zambian side of the Zambezi River

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Royal Chundu Island Lodge
Livingstone
Luxury Lodge
Bonamy Favourite
Relais & Châteaux

Royal Chundu Island Lodge

Katombora Island, Livingstone, Zambia

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Chongwe River Camp
Lower Zambezi National Park
Bush Camp
River Access

Chongwe River Camp

Luxurious bush camp in Zambia's Lower Zambezi National Park

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Chongwe River House
Lower Zambezi National Park
Bush Lodge
Bonamy Favourite
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Chongwe River House

Stunning two storey, four bedroom private house set on a tranquil stretch of the Chongwe River

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Old Mondoro Camp
Lower Zambezi National Park
Bush Camp
River Access

Old Mondoro Camp

Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia

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Tusk & Mane
Lower Zambezi National Park
Bush Camp
Bonamy Favourite
River Access

Tusk & Mane

Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia

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Chinzombo
South Luangwa National Park
Luxury Camp
River Access

Chinzombo

A luxurious yet also elegantly natural camp on the Luangwa River, Zambia

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Mchenja
South Luangwa National Park
Bush Camp
Bonamy Favourite

Mchenja

South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

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Nsolo
South Luangwa National Park
Bush Camp
Ultimate Romance

Nsolo

South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

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