Luxury Safaris to Zambia
Zambia is renowned as one of the purest safari destinations in Africa and is home to the original walking safari. It is one of our favorite safari destinations because of this, but because a lot of the camps and small, intimate and privately owned and run by some very passionate people. Safaris in Zambia are so diverse from incredible landscape of the Lower Zambezi, to some of the best leopard sightings in the South Luangwa and then the amazing wildlife of Kafue. We cannot forget that Zambia shares half of the mighty Victoria Falls which always makes for an excellent add-on experience to the rest of your Zambian safari.
Zambia is a jewel in the African safari world and is regarded as the “REAL” Africa. Zambia is home to the walking safari, which many consider to the best way to experience the African bush. Being on foot amongst Africa’s big game is an experience that all safari goers should experience. The guides that take walking safaris are considered some of the best in Africa as their knowledge of the African bush is incredible – from the smallest insects, plants and tracks to dealing with big game.
Safaris to Zambia offer guests the chance to enjoy multi-day walking safaris where you walk from one camp to the next learning about the finer details of the bush. Guides will have you spellbound as they gather information from the “bush Newspaper”. This is what the tracks in the sand are referred to as the guides are able to tell the story of what happened the previous night, just by looking at the animal tracks left by the animals that passed the night before.
The South Luangwa is probably the most well known national park in Zambia and is where most guests enjoy a walking safari. The South Luangwa National Park is also renowned as one of the best places in Africa to see the elusive leopard. With plenty of prey species and good riverine habitat the area is perfect for the big cats.
North Luangwa is much more remote and trickier park to get to and with VERY little tourist infrastructure North Luangwa is for the hardcore safari goer wanting to really get away from it all. With very few roads, walking safaris are the only way to get around.
Kafue National Park, just north of Victoria Falls is a vast expanse of forests, grasslands and wetlands and is home to some of the rarer species like cheetah and roan antelope. One of the unique experiences of Kafue is the option to enjoy a hot air balloon over the Busanga Plains in the north of the reserve.
Opposite Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe, is the Lower Zambezi National Park. Backed by towering escarpments and fronted by the floodplains of the Zambezi River, this is a beautiful reserve home to good numbers of elephants, buffalo, lion and leopard. Guests to the Lower Zambezi National Park are able to enjoy walking safaris as well as canoeing safaris giving a different perspective on the standard safari!
Liuwa Plains National Park is home to one of Africa’s least known wildebeest migrations as over 40,000 animals move across the grassy plains in search of fresh grazing. There is only one luxury safari camp in Liuwa Plains making the area very appealing for the safari goer looking to really get off the beaten track on a Zambian safari.
Zambia is also home to the Victoria Falls which combines well with a safari in Zambia. The Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park on the upper Zambezi River is also one of the few places in Zambia where you can see rhino.
Combine your safari to Zambia with the Okavango Delta and a safari to Botswana or combine Zambia with the clear waters and sandy beaches of Malawi for an adventurous Honeymoon Safari.