The remote wilderness areas of Zambia present an unparalleled opportunity to experience Africa in all its vastness. A safari in Zambia gives a taste of the real Africa and a feel for genuine adventure and exploration.
With several national parks which are game rich but scarcely visited by tourists, Zambia safaris offer a range of different activities. The best known are perhaps walking and canoe safaris where visitors travel at the gentle pace of the surrounding wildlife.
Zambia safari highlights include the Busanga Plains in the northern part of Kafue National Park, and the Luangwa Valley, home of the walking safari and one of Africa’s best wildlife regions. There’s the chance to canoe amongst hippo and crocodiles in the Lower Zambezi National Park and to try any number of adventurous options around the Victoria Falls.
Zambia Safaris - Travel Tips
- Most safari camps in Zambia's Luangwa Valley and Kafue National Park only open during the dry months between June and early November.
- Walking safaris and night drives are Zambian highlights, with leopard often seen.
- A safari in Zambia combines well with time at Lake Malawi or a safari in Botswana.
- Zambia is an excellent family safari destination.
Zambia Safaris - A Personal View
I’d heard a lot about Zambia, particularly of its growing reputation as an up and coming safari destination, so was very keen to experience for myself all that it has to offer.
Well, I was thoroughly impressed. From its landscapes and game parks to its welcoming and friendly people, Zambia is enchanting. It is difficult to pick out a highlight when you are in a country that has the spectacular Victoria Falls and the mighty Zambezi River, not to mention the remote and game rich national parks, but I was particularly taken with the stunning Lower Zambezi National Park. The wide channels of the Zambezi River and the escarpment which wraps around the north boundary of the park sets a beautiful scene which is home to a whole host of wildlife. Sundowners on the river, watching incredible sunsets, and a herd of elephants that decided to join us in camp for afternoon tea are just some of the memories that will always stay with me.
It is easy to see why Zambia is steadily growing safari destination and having only recently returned I have to say I am already itching to go back.
Sarah Smith - One of Aardvark Safaris' Zambia safari specialists
Zambia Safaris - Ideas You Might Not Have Thought About
|Consider Going Green |
The “Green Season” in Zambia’s Luangwa Valley from November to mid May is considered by some to be the most spectacular time of the year to visit the area. The bush is green, beautiful and lush; the Luangwa River is high and dramatic; moody skies can be filled with spectacular clouds; and much less dust gives excellent light for photography. In addition to these reasons, migrant birds in breeding plumage abound; and it’s the peak time for births so nursery herds of young impala, warthog, elephant and zebra are plentiful.
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