Zambia is one the the best African destinations for a fantastic safari holiday. Travel around Zambia and meet the friendly, smiling people who are keen to welcome you to their country. Still a secret gem in the world of African safaris, Zambia has some of the best guides, luxury bush camps and safari lodges, personal safaris and fantastic wildlife. Mobile walking safaris are excellent here, the best in Africa in our opinion! The standard of camps and lodges is very high with comfort being a priority but without the unnecessary frills of the western world.
Take a browse through this site for advice, reviews and photos of all the main regions and parks, bush camps, lodges and variety of safaris in Zambia. We are tailor made specialists with a great personal knowledge of Zambian safaris.
South Luangwa National Park is for many people the best park in Africa and it was here that walking safaris were pioneered. Other excellent parks in Zambia include Kafue and the Lower Zambezi as well as some lesser known ones. Lower Zambezi offers canoe safaris as well as game drives and walks. And of course there is Mosi-oa-Tunya which is the protected area around the magnificent Victoria Falls. Livingstone is the adventure capital of Zambia.
For the more adventurous and specialist traveller, the north of Zambia has smaller little visited parks such as Bangweulu Swamps with the rare shoebill stork and Kasanka National Park with huge herds of antelope and the fascinating bat migration later in the year. All the parks contain remote, small camps and it's easy to get away from crowds - there just aren't any!
On the cultural side, if you want to know exactly what life is like in a typical African village, try a village stay at the award winning community project such as at Kawaza Village in Luangwa. Combine this with luxury safaris in South Luangwa and you have a truly exceptional African experience. Zambia is a safari destination par excellence.
A Zambia safari in South Luangwa combined with time at Victoria Falls.
Get a great deal for high quality camps in South Luangwa in peak season.
Robin Pope Safaris' famed walking mobile safari in South Luangwa, Zambia.
An excellent week's safari in South Luangwa with owner-run Shenton Safaris camps.
A green season safari in South Luangwa using Bushcamp Company camps.
Read about some of the inspirational experiences you could have in Zambia
Below you’ll find some of our very favourite places to stay in Zambia. However you can also see our full directory of properties by clicking the ‘All Places to Stay’ button.
Shenton's excellent camp in South Luangwa. Hides near the camp make it great for photographers.
An authentic bush experience in a lovely area of Lower Zambezi National Park.
Tented Camp on the banks of the Luangwa in the Nsefu Sector
A luxury river and island lodge on the Zambezi river. A great base for Victoria Falls.
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Time: GMT +2 hours
Flight time: Flights from Europe to Lusaka take about 10 hours. Lusaka International Airport is about 25km from the city centre (about 30 minutes transfer).
Language: Zambia's official language is English, but outside of the cities few people speak it.
Visas: Visas are required for most nationalities, although a waiver can normally be organized in advance for British citizens.
Health: This is a malarial country.