Why visit Zambia
Zambia presents as one of the most unspoiled safari destinations in the world with a variety of untamed reserves offering the ultimate in game viewing. Choose from exploring the pristine terrain on foot, by 4×4 or in a canoe!
Why we love Zambia
These Boots were Made for Walking
Zambia is where the original walking safaris were birthed. Robin Pope and the late Norman Carr were the trailblazers who pioneered photographic walking safaris and to this day the parks have some of the very best walking guides. You are going to want to pack your best-hiking boots for this adventure!
The Smoke that Thunders
The mighty Victoria Falls is called Mosi-Oa-Tunya by the locals, and it’s easy to see why! Huge clouds of mist rise up from the falls amidst a cacophony of cascading water. At certain times of the year, guests can enjoy an exhilarating swim to Devils pool at the edge of the falls. This is reserved for the very brave!
Take a Leap of Faith
If adventure, action and accolades are your bag, Zambia is your playground. Bungee jump or bridge swing off the Victoria Falls Bridge. Staying up high, microlight flights give you a real bird’s eye view. Whilst down below, adrenalin-inducing white-water rafting gives you a chance to become one with the Zambezi River. There are many other escapades both soft & swift.
Everybody Needs Good Neighbours
You would be forgiven for never wanting to leave Zambia. But should you have extra time this landlocked country shares borders with some remarkable neighbours, making a multi-destination itinerary seamless. Within hours you could be on a beach in Malawi or Mozambique or continuing your safari in Botswana or Zimbabwe or both!
Our Zambia highlights
Lusaka, the capital city, is one of Africa’s fastest-growing with a bustling core. It’s a great jumping-off point to get to any of the game parks in the country. 20 National Parks exist in Zambia, although many remain undeveloped.
Lagoons, oxbow lakes and an impressive river system create the vast South Luangwa National Park. Dubbed one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world, it lies to the east of the country. Walking safaris originated here and the outstanding cat sightings means it is often referred to as the Valley of the Leopard.
The Lower Zambezi National Park is loved for its beauty and wild state. Its flourishing banks offers fortunate visitors the chance for extremely close encounters with animals. Where else can you witness herds of elephants’ island-hopping across the river channels as you glide by silently in a canoe?
Kafue National Park in the west is noted as the oldest and largest National Park in Zambia. It remains largely unexplored despite the diversity of mammals and prolific birding. The Busanga Plains in the north of the park is a verdant floodplain and a rewarding highlight. Only accessible during certain months, it’s unlikely you will see any other vehicles!
Zambia’s hidden secret has to be Liuwa Plains, which hosts the second-largest wildebeest migration on the continent. It’s also one of the oldest conservation histories and a prime example of how people and wildlife can co-exist.
The former capital city, Livingstone, was established in the early 20th century. Named after the explorer David Livingstone, it lies on the Zambezi River. The lodges along the banks are a perfect base from which to explore the surrounding Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, and partake in all the adventurous activities on offer at Victoria Falls, whilst maintaining a ‘safariesque’ experience.
Some of our favourite accommodation in Zambia
Time + Tide Chinzombo
Set on a sweeping curve of The Luangwa River, Chinzombo is the epitome of stylish simplicity. The award-winning architecture gives the impression the luxurious villas are floating above the ground.
The name Anabezi is derived from its location on the Zambezi River, and the many Ana trees that surround the lodge. 12 Luxury suites are built on raised timber platforms providing uninterrupted views.
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