- Zambia is the home of the walking safari and are the leaders in this field, with top guides and operators in this unspoilt piece of Africa.
- It is the seclusion of a Zambian safari in most areas that is very rare and special (dry season offers areas which are not accessible during the rains).
- Victoria Falls is one of the 7 wonders of the world. This is the spot for adrenaline junkies (and non-adrenaline!). Only in Zambia can you take the 'Flight of the Angels' by microlight.
- The world's largest mammal migration of fruit bats! In Kasanka National Park 8 million fruit bats take to the sky from mid November to December. This sight is definitely one for the bucket list
- Offering a variety of safari activities from day/night game drives, hide viewing, boating, fishing, canoeing, walking, birding and cultural activities, as well as many of the world's best waterfalls.
- Lake Tanganyika is the world's longest lake and presumed deepest. It is host to over 300 species of fish most of which are unique and found nowhere else.
- The remote Liuwa Plains is home to the world's second largest wildebeest migration.
- Leopard sightings in Luangwa Valley National Park are so frequent it is now also known as "valley of the leopards".
- On 16th November 2017 the South Luangwa became the first ever national park in the world to be declared "a sustainable park" by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).
This unspoilt corner of Africa is home to wonders of the world including the Victoria Falls, the largest waterfall in the world and the world's longest Lake Tanganyika. Offering wildlife experiences second to none along with top guides, beautiful scenery and luxurious lodges. Zambia has it all. If your ideal safari includes a secluded game drive in a remote wilderness surrounded by leopards in trees, elephants playing in waterholes and lurking lions, you might want to scratch other african countries off your list. Zambian Parks offer game drives, walking safaris, river safaris (canoeing, kayaking, fishing, rafting) the chance to glamp in the bush and numerous adrenaline pumping activities that will leave with a deeper understanding and appreciation, of the true wildlife haven Africa truly is.
Unique Wildlife and Water Safaris
With over 60 mammal species and one of Africa's largest leopard populations, you will see at least three or four of Africa's big five during a visit. A river safari will also offer the chance to see Nile crocodiles, mammoth hippos and bathing elephants. The pangolin is a rare animal that looks like a prehistoric anteater, the rare wild dogs or the world's largest mammal migration of fruit bats in Kasanka National Park and the pre historic Shoebill stork in the Bangwelu swamps are just some of the highlights. Zambia's Zambezi River is one of the most astounding natural wonders with a 1,200-meter-high rift valley, this winding river boasts some of the country's best views and abundance of birdlife and mammals. Lovely Lake
Tanganyika is a fisherman's paradise.
Tanganyika is a fisherman's paradise.
Zambia is the pioneer of the walking safari. The experienced guides, do a tough 2-year course and are some of the best guides in Africa . As leaders in conservation, these safari guides will educate you on the importance of sustainable and responsible tourism. Lower Zambezi and Kafue National parks also offer canoeing, fishing and boat cruises, the banks of the river are hotbeds for elephants, zebras, giraffes, hippos, lions and numerous antelope.
Victoria Falls is reason enough to visit Zambia. With an astonishing one million litres of water plummeting and plunging through the Zambezi gorge every second, the sheer force of this collection of waterfalls is enough to make your jaw drop from Febuary to September. Try some of the adrenaline-pumping activities : soar over the waters on a bungee, horseback ride along the wildlife-laden banks of the Zambezi River, kayak through the 250-meter-deep gorge of Victoria Falls, white water raft through the 23 sets of thrilling rapids in the Bakota Gorge, swim in Devils pool at the edge of the Falls or dine with elephants at the Elephant cafe. For a unique perspective book a helicopter or microlight flight over the falls, from the sky you'll see just how expansive this collection of waterfalls is, and you'll get a bird's eye view of the gorge, the weaving and winding Zambezi river and the lush forests and trees surrounding this natural wonder. For the ultimate in honeymoon relaxation and luxury, this is where to stay on the banks of the Zambezi River.
Despite having one of the highest densities of wildlife, even the busier sections of the country's biggest parks feel relatively devoid of game vehicles and tourists. Much of the country is still relatively unexplored, with dirt roads leading to small villages, magnificent waterfalls and quiet lakes. The meandering Luangwa river is without a doubt, one of Africa's most varied and beautiful game parks, you are guaranteed to see abundant wildlife and hundreds of birds, surprisingly though, it has far less visitors than some other parks in africa. Along with having the parks relatively to yourself, less crowds also mean you can enjoy more meaningful and authentic experiences. More than 70 tribes call this country home, the diversity is awe-inspiring. Visits to ceremonies, the local village and school will give you the chance to connect with their daily lives. Zambia has been named as one of the safest countries in Africa.
Luxury to Budget Camps
Wildlife walk through all the park's camps and lodges. Along with candlelight dinners overlooking the plains, some five-star camps offer private balconies, infinity pools, four-poster beds, gourmet fare prepared by a private chef and soft-spun hammocks overlooking the rivers and lagoons. Plus, these camps offer private game drives and guided safari treks to their guests, getting you up close and personal to the park's wildlife. Family houses make for a great holiday or for the less intrepid there are excellent self-catering, self drive routes to choose from.
Lodge or Tented Camp?
Lodges combine the best of both worlds: a bush experience with all the creature comforts. From your private deck, you watch wildlife passing by, while still enjoying fine dining, and amenities such as a swimming pool, spa, gym, library and Wi-Fi, firepit, shop and function rooms . They offer first-time safari-goers more peace of mind, with more familiar surroundings from which to experience the wonders of a safari.
There is nothing quite like sleeping in a tented room ― knowing there is only canvas between you and nature. When the wind blows, the material moves slightly. When a branch (or a hippo) scrapes against your flysheet, it's spine-tinglingly loud. Can a safari get any more real than this? Even if you're in a super-king-sized bed, with electric lights, an en-suite bathroom, camera chargers and Wi-Fi?"