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Luxury Safari Holidays Zambia

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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 offers tourists an unforgettable safari holiday experience. Its one of the last countries where you can still have an authentic African bush experience. This blog is full of inspiration to help you customize Zambia luxury safari tours.


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.


Visit Zambia to enjoy safaris in various game reserves spread over the country like 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.


Safari in South Luangwa National Park

There is plenty of wildlife to discover in their natural habitats, will you 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 on the Luangwa river and many of them have animals walking in and out of the property which is a wonderful experience.


Tip !: A multi day luxury walking safari through South and the even more unspoiled North Luangwa National Park is an extraordinary experience for fit nature lovers looking for something special.



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 luxury 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 a bush camp in a luxury tent in the middle of a national park. Especially the nights with the millions of stars a breath taking. Ntanda Ventures knows the best and most exclusive private safari camps to add on your Zambia tours.


The Moonbow of the Victoria Falls


Those coming in the summer might be able to see the rare moonbow event at 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 drives, quick Zambia highlight experiences where you fly to different national parks. And you can even go by luxury train.


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


Most luxury lodges in Zambia offer these 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 drive to and from a national park or Airport.


But also which lodges to visit when, Zambia is beautiful throughout the year but 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 different 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 worlds best wildlife holiday selection.


What to pack for your safari holiday in Zambia


When travelling 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.


Our top 4 tips for luxury safari lodges in Zambia


1) Tongabezi in Livingstone


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


Authentic African Experience on 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 and offers luxury tents with views of the mighty Zambezi river. Great place to be in the middle of nature at its purest form without having to compromise on comfort.


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


3) South Luangwa Safari Lodge - Chiawa Camp Luangwa - Puku Ridge


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 hours wildlife experience in 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, 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 an learn about the fascinating Lozi culture.


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 sometime be challenging as not all areas are easy 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 luxury Safari Holiday with Ntanda Ventures


Ntanda Ventures is a locally rooted independent award winning tour operator. We are true Zambian travel specialists that turn your Safari dream into a fantastic holiday experience.


We will take care of all the arrangements for you, from finding the best luxury safari lodge to meet your needs, arranging all transfers and booking your flights.


All you need to do is pack your bags and enjoy your wonderful luxury safari holiday in Zambia!

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