Zambia

Get out into the bush where animals, both predators and prey, wander through unfenced camps, and where the human footprint is nowhere to be seen. The rewards of travelling in Zambia are those of exploring remote, mesmerising wilderness as full of an astonishing diversity of wildlife as any part of Southern Africa. Where one day you can canoe down a wide, placid river and the next raft through the raging rapids near world-famous Victoria Falls.

Though landlocked, three great rivers, the Kafue, the Luangwa and the Zambezi, flow through Zambia, defining both its geography and the rhythms of life for many of its people. For the independent traveller, however, Zambia is a logistical challenge, because of its sheer size, dilapidated road network and upmarket facilities. For those who do venture here, the relative lack of crowds means an even more satisfying journey.

What’s on offer in Zambia?

Kafue National Park

This is Zambia’s biggest and oldest National Park. Three rivers the Lufupa, Lunga and Kafue form the life blood of the reserve with the annual summer flood of the Lufupa creating an impressive floodplain delta. The flood plains, rivers, and woodlands support an impressive array of animal and birdlife and a number of private lodges make this remarkable reserve easier to visit.

Bangweulu Swamps

The Great Bangweulu Basin is home to the Bangweulu Lake and Swamp which are feed by a host of rivers and drained by the Luapula, one of the tributaries of the Congo. David Livingstone described the Bangweulu floodplain as “a world of water and anthills.” And although man has always lived around the edges of the swamp area the majority of it is left to the wildlife that has thrived here for millennia.

Luangwa National Park - Zambia

Luangwa National Park

The South Luangwa National Park is the most accessible of the unspoilt parks of the Luangwa. With more than 50 animal species and 400 bird species the Park offers exceptional viewing possibilities.
The North Luangwa National Park is almost undeveloped with only 3 safari operators in the whole area.

Lower Zambezi - Zambia

Lower Zambezi

The Lower Zambezi National Park is the newest of Zambia’s exceptional, undeveloped wildlife areas. And together with Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools Reserve the area provides a massive transfronteir wildlife sanctuary. Most activities are concentrated along the Zambezi as this is what draws the animals and aside from game drives and walking safaris the area offers canoe trips and tiger fishing.

Liuwa Plains National Park - Zambia

Liuwa Plains National Park

This remote, pristene wilderness is home to a wildebeest migration which links Angola and Zambia at the end of each year, bring the Plains to life.

Our top Zambia safari packages:

Please call: 01227 753187 for a tailor-made Zambia safari itinerary.

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Fast Facts

BEST TIME TO VISIT: April to September – the days are sunny and warm and game viewing is at its best between June and August. The rainy season is late October to March when the Victoria Falls are at their most spectacular and huge flocks of birds can be seen migrating south from Europe.

TIME DIFFERENCE: GMT + 2 hours

VISAS: Visas are required for entry into Zambia and can be obtained either before departure or on arrival.

Yellow Fever: Yellow Fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission.

LANGUAGE: English

CURRENCY:   Zambian Kwacha, South African Rand or US Dollar.

FLYING TIME FROM UK: Approx 13 hours.

 

 

 

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