YOUR ZAMBIAN SAFARI STARTS HERE
If you are looking for a quality well experienced tour operator that designs the perfect Safari holiday in Zambia, tailored to your wishes, look no further. We offer sustainable itineraries through southern Africa with expert guides that show you the real Africa and will take care of you all your needs.
Local Zambian Tour Operator
We are a proud, deep locally rooted independent tour operator, who specializes in travelling to Zambia. Our extensive knowledge of Zambia and strong relations with the tourism service providers, gives us the flexibility to offer you a lifetime safari experience against the best possible price. Our focus is to design for you the perfect customized safari, tailored to your exact needs as we know everyone is different.
Women Led, + 60 years experience
Ntanda Ventures was opened in April 2013 by experienced Zambia experts. Our intimate, long-term relationships with our partners and our local network means we have excellent rates and options to create your dream safari in Africa.
Strong Local Network
Our intimate, long-term relationships with our partners and our local network means we have excellent rates and options to create your dream safari in Africa.
Indepth Zambia Safari Expertise
We frequently take our own personal holidays here in Zambia, traveling across the country by air and road. This gives us firsthand knowledge of which destinations, and accommodations will suit you best. From what are the best rooms, vehicle types, the right swimming pool, where you can get great food and wine, who are the best guides and of course all the little places and extras that no one else knows about.
We find the best safari for you, based on your needs and preferences, from more modest budgets to pure luxury. Since we are an independent tour operator that is not tied into contracts with international consortiums we can give our honest opinion to design and hand pick the right safari for you.
Ntanda Ventures offers an array of services tailored to create lifetime experiences that meet your desires whether you are travelling solo, as a couple or taking a vacation with the whole family.
Ntanda Ventures Working Proces
Step 1- Consulting – we want to understand you, find out your preferences and what you want from your dream safari.
Step 2- Designing – completely tailor-made experiences for you, using our expertise and personal knowledge to handpick the perfect destinations.
Step 3- Booking – the devil is in the finer detail and we pride ourselves on checking these.
Step 4 – Serving – we are always there for you from the start to the end of your journey and beyond.
MEET THE TEAM
We’re a specialist tour operator with over 30 years of experience in the tourism industry. We have extensive knowledge and can offer you bespoke safaris that suit your individual needs, be it for business or leisure travel!
Ntanda Ventures has been on many expeditions throughout Zambia so we know what makes this country unique - from its wildlife to people who live here;
T: +260 966904376
Zambian born and the founder of Ntanda, Kerry’s love of Zambia was nurtured from a young age where she spent many years as a child in the Luangwa Valley.
Zambian born Christina works alongside Kerry in the Chingola office and has a wealth of local knowledge. She also puts together all of our lovely newsletters.
With her love of travel and adventure, combined with her knowledge of Zambia, Camilla is a wonderful addition to the Ntanda team.
Ethel joined the Ntanda admin team in 2021 after completing her computer course at the local community CLICK POINT SCHOOL that Ntanda supports by donating and sourcing used computers.
ABOUT KERRY MACFARLANE
Kerry is Zambian born and lived in South Luangwa as a young girl when her parents built and ran safari lodges. Thus began a passion that would last a lifetime.
Kerry started her career with Thomas Cook in Johannesburg before returning to Zambia in 1997 and later founded Ntanda Ventures Ltd in 2013.
With 30 years’ experience in the global travel industry and extensive knowledge of serving the travel needs and expectations of families, diplomats, politicians and company directors.
Ntanda Ventures was created with one goal in mind: to bring a passion for wildlife, people and adventures in Zambia to discerning travelers in a package that’s finely tuned and tailored for you. We will show you the highlights and the hidden gems that we have visited and the new ones we have discovered.
Ntanda means “the stars”, the name comes from a ceremonial sacred emblem of the Bemba Tribe, which occupies the country. It represents the sacred starlight in their homes and forms a spiritual connection with nature.
We offer stays in camps and lodges that are sustainable and guaranteed to give you memories you’ll treasure for a lifetime. You can rest assured that every stay and option has been given the Ntanda Ventures seal of approval (and we’re very picky!).
MEET OUR AFFILIATES
Also part of the Ntanda Ventures team are our affiliates. We know that with the time difference, it can be difficult to get onto the phone to talk to us about your dream holiday! That’s why our representatives based in the UK and New Zealand are on hand to speak to you at a time that suits you.
Philippa is our USA representative. Having travelled Zambia extensively, she knows what she is talking about when it comes to this amazing country.
Veena is our Australia and New Zealand representative. She has worked in the Zambian travel industry alongside Kerry for many years.
What we are proud of
For every trip we book we plant seeds to put something back into our community at no extra cost to you - just because we can and we want to. We love our tree planting project on the farm where our office is. We give the trees to people in our community and every trip we go on we personally take fruit trees (and plant them when we can) to the communities we meet. The area where we are based in the Copperbelt of Zambia does not see much benefit from the tourism dollar, therefore we like the people in our area to also benefit in some small way from our industry.
Wherever possible we only use local operators and suppliers. Our giveaway safari packs are made by local ladies in our community and our famous trademark, the carved giraffes, are made by local craftsmen in our area. Using local companies is not only better for the local communities of Zambia but also helps to provide travellers better deals.
Holiday vacations range from value-conscious to ultra-luxury and everything in between. We know not everyone comes out the same box and so we create each itinerary individually. We make sure the included and excluded are very clear before you pay so there are no hidden surprises.
Travel with Purpose
Safaris By Women For Women, these safaris include supporting girls and young women to continue their education by donating washable, reusable sanitary pads. “When you help another woman rise, we all shine”
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” – Nelson Mandela. ..
The Local Musenga training center 'Click Point' is a local initiative to help school leavers learn basic computer skills so that they can find gainful employment. Ntanda Ventures assist Click Point by donating computer and printers. We also help to source computer equipment from private individuals or businesses. One of our very own team members Ethel attended this wonderful program, which supported her education by learning how to email, basic excel, create a CV and how to use social media.
If you would like to make a donation please contact the training centre directly by emailing email@example.com
PROFLIGHT ZAMBIA AWARD
Runner Up: Highest Seats Flown
In recognition of your hard work and dedication awarded to Ntanda Ventures by Proflight Zambia for the Highest Seats Flown
INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL AWARDS 2021
In recognition of excellence in tourism industry and winning International Travel Awards 2021 for the category of Best Tour Operator in Zambia 2021