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Zambia

The Zambian national flag The Zambian national flag
An unforgettable Victoria Falls sunset An unforgettable Victoria Falls sunset
An aerial view of the magical Victoria Falls An aerial view of the magical Victoria Falls
A happy Zambian boy A happy Zambian boy
Aerial view taken from a Helicopter of Victoria Falls Aerial view taken from a Helicopter of Victoria Falls
Saddle-billed stork - Zambia is known for its incredible birding Saddle-billed stork - Zambia is known for its incredible birding
Powerful crocodile on the banks of the Lower Zambezi Powerful crocodile on the banks of the Lower Zambezi
A pin tailed whydah in the Lower Zambezi National Park A pin tailed whydah in the Lower Zambezi National Park
A dazzle of zebra A dazzle of zebra
Young lion playing in the dry grass in the Luangwa Valley Young lion playing in the dry grass in the Luangwa Valley
White water rafting down the Zambezi River White water rafting down the Zambezi River
African crocodile swimming in the Lower Zambezi African crocodile swimming in the Lower Zambezi
Elephant with her baby in the South Luangwa National Park Elephant with her baby in the South Luangwa National Park
A rare male puku in the Luangwa Valley A rare male puku in the Luangwa Valley
Children at a local village Children at a local village

The 'Real Africa'

Vast tracts of wilderness, sensational wildlife and few other tourists. These are the hallmarks of Zambia, a huge landlocked country in the heart of southern Africa. The local tourist board has dubbed this rugged land of plateau, plain, river and swamp ‘The Real Africa’ – and the moment you set foot in one of its dozen or more national parks, you’ll understand why. Enjoying all the comforts of a classic safari led by expert guides, you can play the explorer in Zambia – whether it’s gazing upon the legendary Victoria Falls or paddling a dugout canoe down the Zambezi River in the Lower Zambezi National Park.

Walking safaris in Zambia provide one of Africa’s most thrilling wildlife experiences. Imagine following a game trail in the world-renowned South Luangwa National Park, smelling the pepper-sweet tang of the bush, your eyes riveted to the fresh elephant tracks at your feet. In the Lower Zambezi National Park, no visit would be complete without canoeing along the river in the company of hippos. The Busanga Plains in Kafue National Park is stunning, big-sky country (Zambia’s very own Serengeti). But Zambia is more than purely a wildlife destination. From modern Lusaka and historical Livingstone to the traditional Lozi kingdom of Barotseland and the extraordinary colonial manor of Shiwa N’gandu, Zambia’s culture and history are just as fascinating as its big game. At times, ‘The Real Africa’ can seem anything but real. It is far from any coast, yet boasts sandy beaches where it borders Lake Tanganyika – a favourite spot for anglers. Victoria Falls is a an awe-inspiring place filled with adrenaline-charged adventures like whitewater rafting, abseiling and bungee jumping. your first view of the Falls will stay fresh in your mind for the rest of your life.

Vast tracts of wilderness, sensational wildlife and few other tourists. These are the hallmarks of Zambia, a huge landlocked country in the heart of southern Africa. The local tourist board has dubbed this rugged land of plateau, plain, river and swamp ‘The Real Africa’ – and the moment you set foot in one of its dozen or more national parks, you’ll understand why. Enjoying all the comforts of a classic safari led by expert guides, you can play the explorer in Zambia – whether it’s gazing upon the legendary Victoria Falls or paddling a dugout canoe down the Zambezi River in the Lower Zambezi National Park.

Walking safaris in Zambia provide one of Africa’s most thrilling wildlife experiences. Imagine following a game trail in the world-renowned South Luangwa National Park, smelling the pepper-sweet tang of the bush, your eyes riveted to the fresh elephant tracks at your feet. In the Lower Zambezi National Park, no visit would be complete without canoeing along the river in the company of hippos. The Busanga Plains in Kafue National Park is stunning, big-sky country (Zambia’s very own Serengeti). But Zambia is more than purely a wildlife destination. From modern Lusaka and historical Livingstone to the traditional Lozi kingdom of Barotseland and the extraordinary colonial manor of Shiwa N’gandu, Zambia’s culture and history are just as fascinating as its big game. At times, ‘The Real Africa’ can seem anything but real. It is far from any coast, yet boasts sandy beaches where it borders Lake Tanganyika – a favourite spot for anglers. Victoria Falls is a an awe-inspiring place filled with adrenaline-charged adventures like whitewater rafting, abseiling and bungee jumping. your first view of the Falls will stay fresh in your mind for the rest of your life.

Zambia is first and foremost a safari destination. Wildlife is to Zambia what the Opera House is to Sydney, Table Mountain is to Cape Town or the Statue of Liberty is to New York. You simply can’t leave without seeing it. Even if you only spend an afternoon on a game drive in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park near Victoria Falls, you will at least experience some of the suspense, thrill and wonder that is unique to an African safari. Part of the special appeal of a Zambian safari lies in the variety of wildlife-viewing options (game drives in open vehicles, night drives, walking safaris, canoe trips, etc) and the excellent range of national parks. Very quickly, you will be totting up an impressive list of the more common large mammals and birds – and if you’re lucky, one or two rarities. A Zambian Safari transports you back to the time when animals ruled the earth and it is impossible to leave without a profound awakening and an understanding of how incredible our planets natural heritage is, and how deeply connected we are to every aspect of it.

The lodges and safari camps in Zambia are of an exceptionally high standard and offer a complete luxury experience in the heart of wildest Africa, effortlessly combing the true grit of a real African safari with top class finishings, cuisine and all round African splendour. Our Travel Experts are intimately familiar with every nuance of the different accommodations and safaris on offer and will be able to offer you real advice on how best to plan your safari, and how you can tailor-make it to suit your individual tastes and dreams. Simply enquire with any one of them and they will help you every step of the way.

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Victoria Falls »

The mighty Victoria Falls

The Victoria Falls are one of the world’s most spectacular waterfalls. The Zambezi River crashes 100m (330ft) into a chasm stretching 1.7km (1 mile) in length in an awesome display of natures power. Vic falls is also the undisputed adventure capital of Southern Africa. The range of activities available at the Falls is endless - from sunset boat cruises on the Zambezi to the spectacular ‘Flight of the Angels’ helicopter ride over the Falls themselves. The thrill seeker will not be disappointed with white water rafting and bungee jumping readily available. Alternatively, just sit back on the banks of the Zambezi, relax and take in the region’s scenic beauty.

South Luangwa »

Two young lions

The birthplace of the walking safari, the South Luangwa National Park is famed for the sheer density of wildlife within its massive borders. Comparable to Africa’s great game areas such as the Serengeti, Okavango, Etosha and Kruger  it comprises a rich mosaic of habitats - from dense mopane forest and riverside woodland to open grassland plains and sheltered pools. A well practiced combination of vehicle and walking safaris means that you will experience all that an African safari has to offer from the subtle details of the African dung beetle to the adrenalin pumping thrills of hiding behind termite mounds while you watch a herd of elephants stroll past.

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Our Favourite Accommodation in Zambia

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Nkwali Camp »

Nkwali Safari Camp, on the banks of the Luangwa River in the South Luangwa National Park, is styled as a camp rather than a conventional safari lodge. Built entirely of natural materials and designed to be "open" to the surrounding bush, Nkwali hosts only a dozen visitors at a time.

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Tongabezi »

The first river lodge on the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls, Tongabezi Lodge is privately owned and run, with the emphasis on exclusivity and romance. All rooms have fabulous river views and en-suite bathrooms. This is a great base from which to explore the Falls region.

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Tena Tena »

Tena Tena in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park has become a favourite home-from-home for globetrotters worldwide. The words “Tena Tena” mean "temporary home" in the local language, and for many people this exclusive and luxury five tent camp is its very own safari nirvana.

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Islands of Siankaba »

The Islands of Siankaba Lodge is a luxurious five star lodge with seven secluded chalets. Each has a unique view of the mighty Zambezi River. Its spectacular setting in the middle of one of the world’s great rivers is a simply perfect place to begin or end an African adventure.

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Tafika Camp »

Tafika Camp in the South Luangwa National Park is the base camp of Remote Africa Safaris. A maximum of twelve guests enjoy the comfort and beauty of six spacious chalets. Tafika offers microlight flights and mountain biking as optional extras to the daily game drives and walks.

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Old Mondoro Camp »

Chiawa Camp remains the foremost safari camp in the Lower Zambezi and has been voted as one of Africa’s top ten safari camps. Resting peacefully on the riverbank, Chiawa Camp has a reputation for professional and personal service, a friendly atmosphere and excellent game viewing.

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Sussi & Chuma »

Sussi & Chuma is named after David Livingstone’s faithful companions and consist of an intimate lodge and two exclusive houses, both situated to make the most of the amazing views that the sweeping Zambezi River provides. The lodge offers a variety of exciting activities.

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Chikoko Trails Camp »

Chikoko Walking Trails in the South Luangwa National Park are conducted in a very beautiful area, rich in wildlife. Three chalets are raised above the ground, within the tree canopy enhancing the view of the wild array of wildlife activity that takes place in front of the camp.

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