Zambia is the ultimate safari destination, away from the tourist crowds. Zambia’s wildlife is outstanding and accommodation is predominantly in small safari lodges and tented camps, which offer an authentic bush experience.
Walking safaris were pioneered in Zambia, although 4×4 wildlife drives are also on offer at most camps, giving the country a history of exceptional guiding. Night safari drives, allowed in all parks, provide a great opportunity to spot nocturnal species.
There is quite a distance between the parks and the roads are in poor condition, so we suggest that you fly from camp to camp.
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Flying time from London 13 hours
Official language(s) English
Time difference +2 GMT
Visa requirements Visa required for UK passport holders.
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Known locally as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’, meaning ‘The smoke that thunders’, Victoria Falls is one of the most spectacular natural wonders of the world. A number of excursions are available at the falls including helicopter and micro-light flights for stunning aerial views, picnic excursions on Lady Livingstone island and Zambezi river cruises.
Take a classic walking safari
For a true wilderness experience, there is nothing quite like a walking safari. Leaving behind the distracting sounds of a vehicle your senses quickly become attuned to your surroundings, making walking in the open near big game highly exciting. On a walking safari you also get to appreciate the smaller things that you would easily miss in a vehicle.
Go bird watching
For birders, Zambia’s endless miombo woodlands, vast wetlands, sweeping grasslands, equatorial forests and montane wilderness areas are home to at least 750 species of bird, many of which are difficult to see anywhere else. Lodges we would recommend specifically for bird watching include Tafika Camp, Mchenja Bushcamp, Chongwe River Camp and Busanga Bush Camp to name a few.
Float downstream on a canoe safari
Travel by canoe through the floodplains of Zambezi to the confluence of the Luangwa River. On a canoe safari, explore numerous subsidiary channels of the Zambezi, where high concentrations of game and bird life co-exist.
Head off the beaten track
Take to the wilderness of Northern Zambia to discover hidden waterfalls and serene lakes, with hardly any other people in sight.
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