Zambia Safaris are all about excellent guiding and an all-round wildlife experience with the emphasis being on walking safaris. It is a warm, colourful, welcoming and very special country. Zambia has a well deserved reputation as one of the best destinations for those in search of authenticity in Africa.
The scenery is magnificent, with the huge and fast flowing Zambezi, culminating in the Victoria Falls and spectacular rapids below. The game viewing areas are varied and beautiful. Anyone who loves trees with be blown away by some of the winter thorn, leadwood and ebony groves that are in the parks.
These parks support copious wildlife, places where it's possible to explore the bush at grass roots level, in the company of highly knowledgeable safari guides. Zambia has a well deserved reputation for pioneering Walking Safaris and is ideal for those who want to get out of a vehicle and really experience the thrill of the bush.
While Zambia has a number of
Africa's best luxury safari camps and lodges, it is perhaps best known
for its small, often owner-operated safari camps. The likes of Robin and
Jo Pope and John and Carole Coppinger have purposefully maintained a
simple style of safari camp, while putting the greatest investment into
offering guests a real insight into the lives of Zambia's wildlife.
The people also make Zambia very special. The Zambians are warm, welcoming, friendly and brightly enthusiastic about their country. Many of the operators running safaris have been doing so for the last 30 years and in relative terms to the rest of African, Zambia has remained reasonably untouched by the “Africa behind glass” culture of some of the other countries. It is refreshingly unsophisticated and unspoilt with some real bush characters and first class guides.
Zambia's Best Game Areas
South Luangwa National Park | Lower Zambezi | Kafue | North Luangwa National Park
Bangweulu and Kasanka
These wetlands are part of the Great Bangweulu Basin, a vast flat area fed by 17 main rivers and home to the huge Bangweulu Lake.
Kafue is Zambia's oldest park and, at 22,400 square kilometres, it's one of the larger national park in Africa.
Lower Zambezi National Park, in the south central part of Zambia, lies on the banks of the Zambezi River some way down stream from Kariba Dam and well below the Victoria Falls.
The Luangwa Valley
The Luangwa Valley is probably Zambia's best known wildlife area.
Victoria Falls and Livingstone
Livingstone is a buzzy little place, quite literally as there are helicopters and microlites zipping around overhead.