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Safari in Zambia

Zambia, a landlocked country in Southern Africa, is a land where untamed landscapes and diverse ecosystems converge to offer an authentic and immersive wildlife experience.

From the pristine wilderness of South Luangwa National Park to the remarkable Lower Zambezi National Park along the mighty Zambezi River, Zambia presents a unique opportunity to witness Africa's iconic creatures in their natural habitats. With its commitment to sustainable tourism and an abundance of unspoiled wilderness, a safari in Zambia promises an intimate encounter with nature's wonders that will create a memory that you will never forget.

Highlight of a Safari in Zambia

Spotting the Big Five — lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros — epitomises the quintessential safari experience, representing a thrilling quest to witness these iconic animals in their natural habitats. The challenge of tracking and encountering these magnificent creatures amidst the untamed landscapes ignites a sense of awe and accomplishment, making the Big Five spotting an exhilarating and memorable highlight of any safari journey.

What to do in Zambia

Visit The Victoria Falls

The Victoria Falls is an undeniable highlight due to its sheer grandeur and captivating beauty. Known as "The Smoke That Thunders," this UNESCO World Heritage site presents a mesmerising display of nature's power as the Zambezi River plunges dramatically into the gorge below. 

The experience of standing at the edge of this breathtaking natural wonder, feeling the spray on your skin and witnessing the raw force of the water, is an unforgettable and truly magical moment that leaves a lasting impression on every visitor.

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Zambia's National Parks

There are four of Zambia's best national parks for a safari adventure.

North Luangwa National Park

For the intrepid traveller seeking a safari in Zambia’s wilderness at its most untouched, North Luangwa National Park is a pristine gem. Here, permanent lodges are scarce, roads are limited, and visitors are few. While you may not witness the same wildlife abundance as in neighbouring South Luangwa, North Luangwa still promises exceptional game viewing. Marvel at massive herds of buffalo and elephant, encounter numerous lion prides, spot elusive leopards and hyenas, and behold endemic species like the rare Cookson's wildebeest.

South Luangwa National Park

Undoubtedly, South Luangwa National Park is the pinnacle of big game viewing in Zambia. Few places in Africa rival the extraordinary concentration of wildlife that gathers along its lakes and rivers. Witness colossal herds of elephant and buffalo, observe well-fed lion prides, admire graceful giraffes, and stay vigilant for Nile crocodiles. Explore the park on exhilarating day and night drives, offering the perfect opportunity to catch a glimpse of elusive leopards. Alternatively, embark on one of Zambia's premier walking safaris, immersing yourself in the park's natural wonders.

Kafue National Park

For those yearning for an intimate and unspoiled safari in Zambia, Kafue National Park awaits. This expansive wilderness, larger than Kruger Park, remains refreshingly untrammeled by mass tourism. Prepare for game drives where you might be the sole vehicle, even during thrilling big cat encounters. Although Kafue is not about ticking off a checklist, you'll encounter abundant wildlife, including sizable herds of red lechwe and puku, providing ample prey for the park's numerous predators, especially lions. Kafue is also Zambia's prime destination for cheetah sightings. The renowned Busanga Plains within the park offer unparalleled game viewing and host our favourite lodges.

Lower Zambezi National Park

Nestled against the tranquil Zambezi River with a backdrop of rugged mountains, Lower Zambezi National Park combines serenity with exceptional game viewing. A handful of lodges and camps grace the riverbanks, offering a range of activities to suit your mood, from dawn game drives to leisurely fishing trips. In this premier travel destination, you decide the pace of your Zambia safari adventure. Don't miss the opportunity to embark on a canoe safari, a unique and exhilarating way to get up close to wildlife. It's from the vantage point of a canoe that you'll truly grasp the magnificence of big game in this remarkable park.

More Information About Safaris in Zambia

Zambia is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including elephants, lions, leopards, buffaloes, hippos, crocodiles, zebras, giraffes, and numerous antelope species. It's also a great place to spot rare and endangered species like wild dogs and cheetahs.

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