Things to do in Zambia
Zambia is wild and exciting! Come for expertly guided walking safaris, exciting game drives, take a canoe safari on the Zambezi, fly over Victoria Falls in a helicopter, see a bat migration . . . Our Zambia experts tailor-make the right experience just for you.
When to go to Zambia
The best time to come to Zambia for wildlife viewing is the dry season between about June and October as the grasses have died down making wildlife easier to spot, and the animals will also be drawn to steadily dwindling water sources. Having said that, the green season (December to March) is a beautiful, lush time to visit Zambia and it’s excellent for birds. Call for a chat if you’re unsure when to go.Read more
Places to go in Zambia
Read about the highlights of the incredible country of Zambia in our short summary guides to the main places to go.View more
South Luangwa National Park
Beautiful untouched wilderness and diverse wildlife have earned South Luangwa its top spot as a destination for safari lovers in the know.
Lower Zambezi National Park
Fronted by the Zambezi River and backed by the Zambezi Escarpment, Lower Zambezi National Park is Zambia’s youngest park, with excellent wildlife and varied activities.
Kafue, Busanga & Liuwa
Kafue National Park, with the game-rich Busanga Plains, is far less-visited than more well-known reserves in Zambia, but even Kafue seems busy compared to remote and astounding Liuwa Plains.
Known as ‘the smoke that thunders’, Victoria Falls on the Zambezi River forms a staggeringly beautiful natural border between Zimbabwe and Zambia
Places we love to stay in Zambia
Here you’ll find a small collection of our favourite places to stay in Zambia, though as an independent tour operator specialising in tailor-made holidays, we actually sell a much wider choice of Zambian properties than we show.View more
Busanga Bush Camp
Chikoko Tree Camp
Chongwe River Camp
Island Bush Camp
Islands of Siankaba
Kafunta River Lodge
Mchenja Bush Camp
Mwamba Bush Camp
Old Mondoro Camp
Sausage Tree Camp
Royal Livingstone Hotel
Avani Victoria Falls
King Lewanika Lodge
Facts and information
Flights from Europe to Lusaka take about 10 hours. Lusaka International Airport is about 25km from the city centre (about 30 minutes transfer).
Zambia's official language is English, but outside of the cities few people speak it.
GMT +2 hours
Visas are required for most nationalities, although a waiver can normally be organized in advance for British citizens.
This is a malarial country.
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