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Zambia Safaris and Tours

The jewel in Zambia’s crown is without doubt the scenic wonder of the Victoria Falls.

But the country also offers fabulous game viewing without the crowds, in truly wild, game-rich national parks where the walking safari was born.

The beautiful South Luangwa National Park and the more remote North Luangwa National Park have a number of comfortable lodges and rustic safari camps clustered along the languid, hippo-filled Luangwa River. Walking safaris with an armed ranger are a specialty of the area. The Lower Zambezi National Park bordering the vast and powerful Zambezi River, is another mecca for wildlife. Intimate and stylish camps here offer guests a range of guided activities including game drives, walking safaris, river cruises, fishing and canoeing.

To find out more about our range of Zambia safari and tours, please download relevant pages below or click here to download the full Zambia safari section of our Africa brochure.

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Zambia Safari Highlights

Victoria Falls

Called ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ (The Smoke that Thunders), Victoria Falls is one of the seven natural wonders of the world, and is a sight to behold.

The mighty Zambezi River crashes over 100m-tall cliffs into gorges below, sending plumes of spray high into the blue African sky. The Falls lie on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe, and can be viewed from both sides. The town of Livingstone is gateway to the Falls on the Zambian side. A number of excellent hotels and lodges can be found close to the Falls or upstream in the Mosi-oa-tunya National Park. There are also many exciting activities and excursions on offer such as joyrides by helicopter or microlight over the Falls, sunset cruises on the Zambezi River, white water rafting, a hands-on conservation-focused safari and even a romantic cliff-top lunch above the Falls.

South Luangwa National Park

The game-rich South Luangwa National Park is famous for its walking safaris, providing up-close encounters with big game as well as tiny bush creatures.

Although game drives by vehicle and gameviewing by boat along the river are popular, a safari on foot with a professional guide is a really rewarding way to get close to the African bush. Learn about the tiny creatures which are just as important as lion and elephant. Your guide will teach you how to identify birds, animal spoor and tracks, and teach you about local plants. Walking safaris are fairly relaxed, often travelling between rustic bush camps which provide simple but comfortable accommodation each night.

The South Luangwa National Park is easily reached by light aircraft. Transfer from Livingstone or Lusaka to the town of Mfuwe. From here, a string of simple but lovely safari camps, both permanent and seasonal, can be found on the banks of the Luangwa River as it flows through the park. The permanent waters are a magnet for animals during the dry season.

Boating & Canoeing in the Lower Zambezi

The scenic Lower Zambezi National Park is a vast and unspoiled area of wilderness bordering the mighty Zambezi River rich in both wildlife viewing and scenic beauty.

It protects 4,000 sq km of diverse habitats and is home to large herds of elephant and buffalo as well as many species of antelope and their attendant predators, including the endangered African wild dog. Crocodiles laze on the riverbanks and large pods of noisy hippo are frequently seen out on river or along the shore. A number of rustic but very comfortable tented camps nestle under large shade trees along the river. Here, guests can enjoy guided game drives, walks with an armed ranger, and boat or canoe excursions on the Zambezi. The river attracts large numbers of animals during the dry season including herds of elephants which can sometimes be seen swimming out to islands in the river. A magical place!

Zambia Sample Itineraries & Accommodation

Our selection of Zambia safaris and tours includes safaris by road and air. All of our safaris and tours are completely tailor made to suit our clients interests, budget, and timeframe. To find out more about the type of Zambia safari program we can put together for you, please download pages below.

Victoria Falls Packages & Excursions

Victoria Falls Packages & Excursions

No visit to Zambia is complete without experiencing the dramatic power of the Victoria Falls. Choose from our range of excellent hotels and lodges upstream of the Falls and participate in adventures including sunset cruises and white water rafting.

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Luangwa with Norman Carr Safaris

Luangwa with Norman Carr Safaris

This renowned safari company was founded by famous conservationist and game ranger Norman Carr. They operate three permanent lodges: Kapani, Mchenja and luxurious Chinzombo as well as three seasonal bush camps in stunning wilderness locations, all which combine beautifully.

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Luangwa Valley with Robin Pope Safaris

Luangwa Valley with Robin Pope Safaris

Well-established Robin Pope Safaris operate a number of exclusive camps and private houses in the South Luangwa, that offer first class accommodation. Activities include game drives and walking safaris with expert guides, in the wildlife-filled Luangwa Valley.

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Luangwa Valley with Shenton Safaris

Luangwa Valley with Shenton Safaris

Run by Derek Shenton, a third-generation safari guide and conservationist together with his zoologist wife, Jules, Shenton Safaris have two intimate eco-camps where the focus is on game drives, night drives, walks with an armed guide and wildlife hides.

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Remote Africa Safaris

Remote Africa Safaris

Remote Africa offer their guests an authentic safari experience in the remote wilderness of the Luangwa Valley. Connect with nature at one of their four intimate, rustic camps which offer guided nature walks in a beautiful setting.

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The Bushcamp Company

The Bushcamp Company

Experience the untamed southern section of South Luangwa at one or more of six seasonal camps operated by the Bushcamp Company. Enjoy game drives, night drives and walking adventures. Be sure to include a short stay at flagship Mfuwe Lodge – famous for its visiting elephants!

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Lower Zambezi National Park

Lower Zambezi National Park

This scenic game park on the banks of the Zambezi River shelters large herds of buffalo and elephant, hippo, crocodile, and a whole host of predators. Choose from a range of fabulous safari camps offering drives, boating and canoeing – all highly recommended in this region.

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Zambia Overview

Why Zambia: Apart from being the site of the magnificent Victoria Falls, Zambia also offers game-rich wildlife parks that are relatively unspoiled by mass tourism. For the more adventurous, there are walking safaris and canoeing trips along the Zambezi River.

Game Viewing: Gameviewing is best during the dry season from Jun-Oct when the animals congregate at remaining waterholes.

Climate: There are 3 distinct seasons – cool and dry from May-July (23°-25°C), hot and dry from August-October (30°-40°C), and warm and wet from November-April (28°-35°C).

Combine With: Zambia’s neighbours – Botswana, Malawi or Zimbabwe – which all offer amazing scenery and wildlife. Or combine with South Africa and explore picturesque Cape Town, Table Mountain and the Cape Winelands.

Getting There: There are regular flights daily from Johannesburg in South Africa to Lusaka, where you can board connecting flights to a range of safari camps. There are also regular flights from Jo’burg into Livingstone, a large town close to the Victoria Falls. It is also possible to fly to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and then transfer by road to Zambia.

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