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Welcome To Zambia

“If you are looking to explore remote, mesmerizing locations that are full of exciting wildlife encounters, this exhilarating country full of adventure is for you. Any journey here takes you deep into the African bush where animals, both predators and prey, wander under the night sky, vibrant campfires light up your surroundings and a true-hearted adventure comes into their own.

Eliud Karimi

Head Wildlife Guide/Director Of Operations

Zambia is known as one of Africa’s best walking safari destinations and with good reason. Here you’ll be joined by some of the best guides in Africa who have a deep knowledge of the local wildlife and landscapes. Adventuring into the bush will provide a number of great encounters with safari favorites such as elephant, zebra, hippo and buffalo. Keep an eye out for elusive predators as well like lions and leopards as they search for their next meal. The pristine and remote parks found here are full of premier game viewing offering a truly authentic safari experience in the wild surrounded by dense woodlands and winding rivers. Don’t forget about the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Victoria Falls which is must on any bucket list and can be experienced both on land and on water.

Zambia is home to a select few National Parks including: South Luangwa National Park, Kafue National Park, and the Lower Zambezi National Park. With high concentrations of wildlife and diversity of scenic landscapes, it’s easy to see why Zambia ranks high up on the list for being one of the best safari destinations in Africa. These protected wildlife areas cover about 30% of the total national land mass area and are 100% natural. The national parks in Zambia have vast areas of unspoiled plains and virtually “undiscovered” protected wilderness areas making Zambia a superb wildlife destination.

 A visit to Zambia is best done during the Dry Season (May to October) which is also the best time to experience Victoria Falls, which is at its best from June to September. Wildlife is easily spotted at this time due to the vegetation being less rampant and obscuring while animals often congregate near shrinking water resources. Traveling during the Wet Season (November to April) provides a more challenging safari as most parks and camps shut down because of heavy rain with the exception of South Luangwa where you can drive its all-weather roads year-round.

Located in the tropics, Zambia has two distinct seasons that need to be considered when planning a trip. Traveling in the Dry Season (May to October) there’s barely any rain and humidity is still quite low. In the morning, temperatures are a cool 52°F while heating up to around 77°F in the afternoon. Keep in mind many game drives are done in the morning so it’s important to bring warmer clothing. Towards the end of the Dry Season the heat is slowly building and the first signs of rain make their first appearance. Temperatures can reach a high of 88°F and in the lower-lying parks, temperatures often peak at over 40°C/104°F. Traveling in the Wet Season (November to April) is not recommended due to high rainfall and bad roads. The temperatures during this period are between 64°F in the morning and 84°F in the afternoon.

When it comes to exciting wildlife encounters, Zambia doesn’t disappoint. Not only is it known for being an excellent safari destination, but many sought after animals can be easily seen. South Luangwa and Kafue are known to be Africa’s best destinations to encounter leopard, large prides of lion and wild dog. Heading into the Lower Zambezi, large herds of elephant and buffalo explore the riverbanks while hippos congregate in huge numbers due to the abundance of water sources. Fourteen different antelope species are also present that can be seen during game drives, along with plenty of zebra, giraffe and warthogs. Night drives welcome bushbabies and hyena along with baboons and vervet monkeys. For those that are in search of birldlife, Zambia is home to over 400 different species that can be identified by the legendary guides that call this wonderful country home.

When it comes to exciting things to do, Zambia doesn’t fall short on its offerings. Not only is it the birthplace of the walking safari, but the guides here are exceptional and the safari experiences are unrivaled. The designs we create are a blend of the very best of this fascinating country and will have you eager to come back for more. Here are some ideas to spark inspiration as you plan your dream trip into the heart of one of Africa’s most dazzling hidden gems:

 

  • Enjoy excellent game viewing on safari in the South Luangwa – game drives and walking safaris are both on offer
  • See, hear and feel the spray of Victoria Falls from a boat, helicopter or micro light
  • Embark on a night safari searching for leopard, bushbabies, honeybadgers and porcupines
  • Try your luck fishing for tiger fish in the Zambezi

Our Recommended Zambia Tours

 

Featuring a mix of remote wilderness and fantastic game viewing, it’s easy to see why Zambia is such a popular destination for safari lovers. Here the safaris are varied and unique including walking safaris in the South Luangwa, game drives in the Kafue and river safaris on the Lower Zambezi. When looking to plan a trip to Zambia it’s always good to have an expert on hand, escpecially due to the logistics to help make the most out of your time. Our dedicated team of Africa travel experts is here to help plan your dream itinerary, giving you great advice and sharing in the excitement of an unforgettable experience in this fascinating country.

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“This was the best trip I have ever taken. It truly was life changing. Not one aspect of this trip was disappointing. Our guide, Jackson was the most patient and informative guide, I think we could have ever asked for. We saw everything – the big five, a cheetah hunt, herds of elephants, lions, hippos! It was the greatest experience I ever had.”

“We have just returned from the most wonderful and amazing trip we have taken! We have traveled in Europe, Asia, North/South and Central America and this was the best trip we have had. The variety of animals and abundance we saw was beyond our expectations. We are looking forward to our next trip!”

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