Zambia Safaris

Zambia is a paradise for any safari enthusiast. Large swathes of the country remain untouched by time and humanity, and the country's incredible wildlife bear witness to this feat. It is also home to one of Africa's great rivers – the Zambezi – which tumbles over one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the mighty Victoria Falls.

On a Zambian safari, we aim to make your stay the experience of a lifetime. Whether you are interested in a wilderness experience, want to get up close and personal with wildlife on a walking safari, experience an adrenaline rush river rafting on the Zambezi, or partake in a canoeing safari, we have a safari for you.

Mosi-oa-tunya National Park

Mosi-oa-tunya, or ‘the smoke that thunders’, is the local name for the Victoria Falls, the world's largest waterfall and one of Africa’s most impressive tourist attractions. The Falls sit within the small but important Mosi-oa-tunya National Park. The park encompasses the beautiful riverine area above the Falls, witness to the lazy approach of billions of tons of water to the Falls. It also includes the dramatic Eastern Cataract rainforest, which sits on a cliff and is sustained by spray from the Falls. The rainforest offers visitors a rare opportunity to witness plants as unique as pod mahogany, ebony, ivory palm, wild date palm and a number of creepers and lianas. The park is also home to Zambia's only remaining white rhino, as well as zebra, giraffe and the occasional herd of elephant. Go on a game drive along the Zambezi, and you're sure to see loads of hippo wallowing in the shallows, and crocodiles basking on the river bank. A Zambia Safari to the Victoria Falls is a must when visiting this part of the world, whether your taste is for long, dreamy sunsets or dramatic white-water adventures.

Kafue National Park

Kafue National Park is Zambia’s oldest and its largest safari area. Kafue is made up of a vast, gently undulating plateau and is home to an amazing array of African wildlife, from vast herds of elephant to the rare Fish Eagle. The mysterious Kafue River forms part of the park's eastern boundary, and it’s Lufupa and Lunga tributaries water the region. The park's undulating landscape is interrupted by rising hills alongside the Kafue River. The grassland vista in the north – with the extensive Busunga Plain and the miombo, mopane and riverine woodland – give visitors a chance to see Africa at its most beautiful. To the west and south the grassland gives way to one of the world's most famous deserts, the dramatic Kalahari. Stand of teak grow throughout the park but are most common in the south. A Zambia Safari to Kafue National Park will take you to the heart of Africa.

South Luangwa National Park

South Luangwa National Park lies within the Luangwa Valley, whose gently sloping and well wooded landscape provides some of the most evocative sights visitors to Zambia could see. The Luangwa River periodically floods – usually in February – and afterwards can change its course to leave oxbow lakes along the old channel. This instability creates the richness of scenery and the highly productive ecosystem for which the Luangwa Valley is well known. A stay in South Luangwa National Park will provide you with a canoeing experience you will never forget.

Lower Zambezi National Park

The Lower Zambezi National Park borders the northern bank of the great Zambezi River, opposite Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools National Park. The area is renowned for its breathtaking vegetation with Miombo woodland covering the hills and mopane and acacia dominating the valley floor. The park is a haven for a bewildering variety of game, such as elephant, buffalo, roan, waterbuck, kudu, bushbuck, and hippo. Lion and leopard are the main predatory species in the park. Enormous herds of elephant are often seen at the river's edge, crocodiles bask in the Zambian sunshine and the bird life is phenomenal: from small, colourful bee-eaters to mammoth shoebill storks.

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