Luxury Safari Holidays Zambia

Mar 29
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Zambia is a unique luxury African safari destination in southern Africa. With its mix of vast safari reserves, abundant wildlife, exclusive luxury lodges, and natural wonders like the iconic Victoria Falls, Zambia Safaris offers tourists an unforgettable safari holiday experience. It's one of the last countries where you can still have an authentic African bush experience.

Luxury Safari Holidays in Zambia

What to expect on a luxury safari holiday in Zambia

The country is home to an abundance of wildlife, including elephants, lions, leopards, and buffalo, making it the perfect destination for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts.  

Visitors can enjoy safaris in various game reserves spread over the country for example the famous South Luangwa National Park, the large Kafue National Park, or the Lower Zambezi National Park.

South Luangwa National Park

South Luangwa is one of Zambia's gems. The park is world-renowned for its wildlife, superb game viewing, and stunning landscapes. Visitors can enjoy safaris on foot and by car, and experience close encounters with the animals.  There is plenty of wildlife to discover in their natural habitats, you will be lucky to see wild dogs competing with Hyenas for prey.

We recommend a multiday walking safari through South Luangwa. You walk from bush camp to bush camp while tracking animals. An amazing experience you will never forget.

South Luangwa National Park is also home to a variety of luxury safari lodges with spectacular views direct from the Luangwa River and many of them have animals walking in and out of the property which is a wonderful experience.

Safari in South Luangwa National Park

Kafue National Park

The massive Kafue National Park is the largest park in Zambia and one of the biggest in Africa. It offers tourists an abundance of wildlife sightings and landscapes. The park is home to a wide variety of animals, including lions, leopards, elephants, and hippos. Visitors can enjoy safaris by car, canoe, and foot. Ntanda Ventures can give you the best advice on which luxury lodge to stay in Kafue.

Lower Zambezi National Park

Zambia's wild Lower Zambezi National Park is a popular safari destination. It offers a unique and luxurious African safari experience with plenty of wildlife to discover, including elephants, lions, and leopards. Through the park streams the impressive Zambezi River where you can do boat cruises and fishing. Visitors can enjoy safaris by car, boat, and foot.

Exploring wildlife on the Zambezi river

Luxury Camp in the bush

A true highlight of a luxury safari holiday in Zambia is doing a bush camp in a luxury tent in the middle of a national park. Especially the nights with millions of stars a breathtaking. Ntanda knows the best and most exclusive private safari camps.  

The Moonbow of the Victoria Falls

Those coming in the summer might be able to see the rare moonbow event at Thundering Victoria Falls. Where the light of a full moon turns the water of the mighty Zambezi River into rainbow colors.

Moonbow at Victoria Falls

The different types of Safaris available in Zambia

Zambia offers different styles of Safari, exploring the country with guided self-drive, quick Zambia highlight experiences where you fly to different national parks. And you can even go by luxury train.

In the national parks, there are different styles of luxury Zambia safari available; 4x4 game drives, walking safaris, or even exploring the wildlife by horse.

Most luxury lodges in Zambia offer this mix of game drives and bush walks, which gives guests the opportunity to get up close and personal with the wildlife.

Many safari lodges in Zambia also offer a wide range of extra activities like fishing, or visits to local villages to discover the culture of Zambia.

Luxury Safari Lodge Zambia

How to choose the right Safari for you

With so many safaris and lodges on offer, it can be difficult to know which one is right for you.

We at Ntanda Ventures will pick the best lodges based on your needs.

Things to consider when choosing a luxury safari holiday in Zambia are the types of safari you would like to do and the location of the lodges. We know exactly at which bends of rivers there is plenty of wildlife to observe, what kind of lodges you can expect to encounter wildlife on the premises, which lodges have friendly visitors you can pet, and that are strategically located so that you don't waste time on the drive to and from a national park or Airport.

But also which lodges to visit when Zambia is beautiful throughout the year some places can be hard to reach in the wet season, while others are further away from wildlife during the dry season.

Ntanda Ventures has expert knowledge and also knows that the situations change, rivers stream differently each season and climate change brings unexpected weather resulting in extreme droughts or heavy rains.

Read how the New Big 5 Magazine, selected our Best Of Zambia Trip in the world's best wildlife holiday selection.

What to pack for your Safari Holiday in Zambia

When traveling to Zambia for a luxury safari holiday, it is important to pack appropriately.

The weather can be hot and humid during the day but cools down at night, so it is important to pack light clothing that can be layered, as well as comfortable shoes for safaris.

It is also a good idea to pack a hat, sunscreen, and insect repellent, as well as binoculars for wildlife viewing.  

Swimming outfits to enjoy some of the best infinity pools with the most stunning views in the world. And of course, your favorite camera gear to capture the amazing landscape, animals, and people on your trip.

For the Family Travel, read our blogs about Booking an African Family Safari in Zambia

Our top 4 Tips for Luxury Safari Lodges in Zambia

1) Tongabezi Eco Lodge in Livingstone

Award-winning Tongabezi Eco Lodge is an incredible place to stay. The luxury accommodation has amazing views of the Zambezi River. Which you can enjoy in peace and tranquility.  Once named in the top 20 hotels in the world.

Authentic African Experience in an amazing location. Activities include guided safaris, fishing, and boat trips.

Tongabezi in Livingstone

2) Chiawa Camp - Lower Zambezi National Park

Another award-winning accommodation is the Chiawa Camp, located in the Lower Zambezi National Park which offers luxury tents with views of the mighty Zambezi River.  It is a great place to be in the middle of nature in its purest form without having to compromise on comfort.

Be blown away by the amazing wildlife you are guaranteed to encounter while staying in Chiawa Camp. Activities include game drives, walking safaris, and canoeing.

3) Puku Ridge of Chiawa Camp -South Luangwa National Park

Be surrounded by wildlife in the South Luangwa Safari Lodge - Puku Ridge of Chiawa camp which is located inside the South Luangwa National Park.  Your accommodation is an observation hut in itself  24-hour wildlife experience in a luxury comfortable environment.

Quality luxury service where you feel special from the moment you are picked up, till you go away. One of Africa's finest. Activities include game drives and walking safaris, but staying at the lodge is an amazing activity in itself.

Do add to your bucket list!

4) King Lewanika - Time + Tide - Liuwa Plain National Park

Named after King Lewanika of the Lozi people, this luxury camp is the only camp in the Liuwa Plain Park. The camp has luxury tents that all have stunning views over the plains. The camp is an ideal place to spot one or more of the growing cheetah population and learn about the fascinating Lozi culture.

See our Top Lodge Picks for Your Victoria Falls Adventure

King Lewanika - Time + Tide - Liuwa Plain National Park
King Lewanika - Time + Tide - Liuwa Plain National Park

How to get around while on Safari in Zambia

When on safari in Zambia, visitors have the opportunity to explore the country's stunning wildlife and landscapes by 4x4 game drive, bush walk, or even by horse.

However, getting around the country can sometimes be challenging as not all areas are easily accessible by road.

Ntanda Venture will take care of all your transfers to different lodges and airports in the right type of vehicle.

A unique way of going around is by train, Ntanda Ventures offers several luxury railway journeys. 

Book your Zambia luxury Safari Tours with Ntanda Ventures

Are you in search of a luxurious escape? Look no further than the beautiful country of Zambia for your next vacation. We are here to make your Africa Safari Holidays 2024 effortless and unforgettable. Ntanda Ventures is a locally rooted independent award-winning tour operator. We are true Zambian travel specialists who turn your Safari dream into a fantastic holiday experience. Our team will handle all the arrangements, from finding the perfect luxury safari lodge to securing your flights and transfers. Your only responsibility is to pack your bags and enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Imagine waking up to breathtaking views, witnessing incredible wildlife, and indulging in the finest amenities— all while surrounded by the stunning landscapes of Zambia. Trust us to make this dream a reality and start planning your luxury Zambia vacation now.


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.

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