Zambia

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Zambia

Home to a whopping 19 perfectly preserved, game-rich national parks, Zambia is an easy choice for travellers looking to see a collection of wildlife, guaranteed. Despite its wild beauty and abundance of game life, Zambia is a lesser travelled location, and as a result, offers more of a private, intimate experience for those who choose to explore it.

Boasting immaculate landscapes across the country, the South Luangwa National Park is often highlighted as an essential point of interest. As one of the most perfectly preserved, almost unspoiled regions on the continent, the South Luangwa National Park, with its plenty of water sources, draws an abundance of varied wildlife all year round. With this, travellers are bound to see a plethora of popular game species, including hippo, elephant, buffalo and lion, with leopards making special guest appearances during select night drives.

Travellers can delight in exploring this beautiful country through an array of varied excursions. From discovering the plenty wildlife forms in the game-filled regions of the South Luangwa National Park and gliding along the mighty Zambezi during slow and peaceful river cruises in the Lower Zambezi region, to meeting the mighty ‘Mosi-Oa-Tunya’ and delighting in incredible adventure activities in Victoria Falls, Zambia has it all. Also, as the country is heralded as the birthplace of the walking safari, travellers staying in Zambia will no doubt get to experience this special rite of passage of sorts, deep in the heart of Africa.

Along with neighbouring country, Zimbabwe, Zambia shares incredible views of the UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site, Victoria Falls. While the majority of the falls is found in the Zimbabwean territory, Zambia is proud to show off Devil’s Pool, a natural pool right on the tipping edge of a cliff, where thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies can be found taking a very daring dip.

From thrilling swims in Devils Pool to exhilarating activities such as gorge swings, white water river rafting, and ziplining high above the ground, Zambia is a perfect destination for those wanting to delight in the activities present in Victoria Falls. Of course, a short trip over the gorge, via a bridge, not a gorge swing, takes travellers into the magical land of Zimbabwe, where even more exciting memories can be made.

CURRENCY Zambian Kwacha

LANGUAGES English, Bemba, Nyanja, Tonga, Lozi, Lunda, Kaonde, Luvale

WEATHER and CLIMATE

  • Summer (Dec – Feb): Max 29°C (84°F), Min 18°C (64°F)
  • Winter (Jun – Aug): Max 23°C (73°F), Min 10°C (50°C)

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Elephant looking at guests at Old Mondoro Zambia
Elephants on bank spotted during water safari
Leopard sighted during game drive in Zambia
Lion in Zambia on game drive
Zebra and impala outside Sanctuary Puku Ridge Camp

Things to Do in Zambia

When travelling to Zambia, don’t miss out on these amazing activities:

  • Go on a guided walking safari through the African wild and get up close and personal with Zambia’s amazing array of wildlife.
  • Relax during a slow and peaceful sunset cruise along the mighty Zambezi in the Lower Zambezi National Park.
  • Discover the magic of the bush through a series of early morning and nighttime game drives.
  • Enjoy a wonderful candlelit dinner for two under a canopy of stars of the African night sky.
  • Delight in seeing an array of wildlife in the game-rich, predator heavy regions of the South Luangwa National Park.
  • Go for a swim in Victoria Falls’ infamous Devil’s Pool… if you dare.

Accommodation in Zambia

Boasting five star luxury hotels and secluded lodges hidden deep in the African bush, the choice of accommodation in Zambia is fabulous. Despite their remote and secluded locations, Zambia’s leading hotels, camps and lodges are extremely luxurious and private.

Elephant in main area of Chiawa Camp

Chiawa Camp

Resting on the banks of the mighty Zambezi, under a canopy of ancient mahogany trees, Chiawa Camp sets the stage for an incredible safari experience in magical Zambia.

Ranger standing in main area of Old Mondoro Camp

Old Mondoro

A rustic safari lodge that signals the earlier eras of safari travel, Old Mondoro is perfect for travellers who prefer more simple and minimalistic experiences within Africa.

Sundowners on the riverbank in the South Luangwa National Park

Sanctuary Puku Ridge Camp

Resting on top of an escapement that overlooks a busy floodplain, Sanctuary Puku Ridge Camp boasts one of the best addresses in Zambia and some of the best game-viewing in the country.

Travel to Zambia

From the game-dense regions of the South Luangwa to the serene riverine location of the Lower Zambezi, and the incredible sights of Victoria Falls, Zambia is a must-see destination for those seeking wild, natural beauty. To truly experience all that this magical county has to offer, include at least a single night in each of these incredible, wholly different locations. Contact our team to custom create a bespoke vacation.

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