You'll experience some of Southern Africa's wildest and most remote destinations but you'll be far from roughing it: a Zambia safari combines excellent big game viewing with luxurious lodges and some of the best guides in Africa. And although the raw beauty of Zambia’s vast reserves has long made them a favourite for safari connoisseurs, they don’t attract the crowds that cluster around sightings in the better-known parks in Africa - in fact the only bustle you’re likely to find is at the country’s most popular attraction: the spectacular Victoria Falls.
Picking a park to visit is not always easy as each offers a unique safari experience: go on guided walking safaris through the South Luangwa, famous for its rich diversity of wildlife; skirt crocodiles and yawning hippos as you paddle along the river on a canoe safari in the beautiful Lower Zambezi; or enjoy game drives and horseback safaris in untamed Kafue National Park - its wide open floodplains are home to large herds of antelope and there are plenty of predators on the prowl. We'd highly recommend combining 2 or 3 different destinations for a complete Zambia safari experience.
As for Zambia’s accommodation, we’ve carefully selected camps and lodges that are small, unique and take great pride in the high levels of guiding offered. Honeymooners can stay in luxurious tented suites opening onto a private deck while families can opt for a safari villa with a personal chef and guide. We’d also highly recommend a couple of nights in one of the remote bush camps in the South Luangwa – they’re rustic but have just the right level of luxury and are as off the beaten track as you can possibly hope to get.
And while Zambia’s reserves are truly remote, the country’s capital Lusaka is thankfully well connected. Round off your safari in Zambia with a beach holiday on the lakeshore in neighbouring Malawi or opt for more big game viewing in Kenya or Tanzania. Simply chat so someone who’s been there - our Africa Safari Experts can offer first-hand advice and rock-solid recommendations, and will help you put together the perfect Zambia safari.
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One of Africa's best kept secrets, Zambia offers superlative game viewing by 4X4, boat and canoe, and is home to the best guided walking safaris on the continent.