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Zambia safaris, tours & holiday packages

Africa's purest safari destination

This landlocked country, though lacking in topographic variety, is a truly extraordinary safari destination, boasting several fine national parks complemented by the soaking spectacle that is Victoria Falls

What distinguishes Zambia's best national parks are their overwhelming wilderness character and non-nannying safari style. Sadly, the country’s largest national park, Kafue, has been poached to a shadow of its former self. But not so the more easterly Luangwa Valley, which supports a trio of superb national parks (South Luangwa, North Luangwa and Luambe), with a combined extent of 14,000 square kilometres.

At Luangwa, the emphasis is on walking safaris, ranging from relaxed half-day bush rambles to multi-day hikes between several fly-camps. Night drives here are exceptional too, coming with a high chance of quality leopard sightings, and other conspicuous wildlife includes lion, buffalo, elephant, zebra and giraffe.

Popular Zambia safaris

These popular itineraries can be customised to match your budget and travel dates

Victoria Falls

Best of Zambia Luxury Safari

Combine water and wildlife in a journey that takes you from the Victoria Falls to Kafue and South Luangwa national parks – Zambia at its best

$ 6,375

£ 5,107

R 80,044

5,911

per person

9 days
Boat at sunset

Zambian Odyssey - Safari to Three National Parks

Go on safari to three Zambian national parks, including the flagship South Luangwa, and end in style with a visit to the remarkable Victoria Falls

$ 5,740

£ 4,598

R 72,071

5,322

per person

8 days
Romantic view

Cape Town, Kruger and Vic Falls Deluxe Honeymoon

Combine three of Southern Africa's most loved destinations into one romantic getaway and you'll share the memories forever

$ 4,729

£ 3,788

R 59,380

4,385

per person

11 days
Boating on the Chobe River

Quick and affordable Victoria Falls & Chobe experience

Visit Livingstone, Zambia, to marvel at the Victoria Falls – or 'the smoke that thunders' – before going on safari and a river cruise in Botswana's Chobe National Park

$ 2,698

£ 2,161

R 33,876

2,502

per person

5 days
Affordable Victoria Falls, Hwange & Mana Pools (SA 9 days)

Affordable Vic Falls, Hwange and Mana Pools

Fall under the spell of three prime attractions in Zimbabwe and Zambia – Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park and the Mana Pools 

$ 5,579

£ 4,469

R 70,049

5,173

per person

9 days
South Africa and Zambia honeymoon

South Africa and Zambia honeymoon

Explore the romantic Atlantic Ocean with multi-cultural mixture and Big Five - also encounter the Livington Victoria Falls

$ 410

£ 328

R 5,148

380

per person

11 days
Camp fire

Big Five safari in the Vic Falls, Chobe & Okavango Delta (SA 7 days)

This three-in-one journey will show you the majestic Victoria Falls, the massive elephant bulls of Chobe and the natural wonder that is the Okavango Delta

$ 6,110

£ 4,895

R 76,717

5,665

per person

7 days
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Philip Briggs says

All Zambia's national parks are worthwhile, but for me canoeing on the Lower Zambezi – past grunting hippos, trumpeting elephants and staring lions – ranks among Africa's greatest travel experiences, and is well worth setting aside a few days for.

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Another superb national park is the rather undeveloped 4,000-square-kilometre Lower Zambezi, whose main attraction is multi-day canoe safaris along a stretch of the Zambezi River that teems with hippos, elephants, buffaloes and a thrilling variety of birds. Another highlight for birders, the marshy Lake Bengweulu in northern Zambia is the best place in southern Africa to see the eagerly sought swamp-dwelling shoebill.

Tucked away in the remote northwest of the country is little-visited Liuwa Plains National Park, set on the treeless and seasonally inundated floodplain of the upper Zambezi. Liuwa is renowned for its annual migration of around 50,000 wildebeest, a spectacle that usually occurs every November and is second only to the famous Serengeti migration.

There's no better place to end a Zambian safari than the 1.7-kilometre-wide, 100-metre-deep Victoria Falls, which many would regard as the single most thrilling natural landmark in Africa. Bordering Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls also boasts some good wildlife viewing, while a host of adventure activities includes canoe safaris upriver of the waterfall, white-water rafting in the gorge below it, and the 110-metre bungee jump from the bridge facing it.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Zambia

Do I need any vaccinations when entering Zambia?

According to Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, you should be up to date on routine vaccinations while travelling to any destination. Some vaccines may also be required for travel - such as Routine vaccines that make sure you are… go there.

What types of plugs are used in the Southern and Eastern African countries?

Botswana: Electric plug M 230V and 50Hz Kenya: Electric plug G 240V and 50Hz Malawi: Electrical plug G 230V and 50Hz Mauritius: Electrical plug C & G, 230V and 50Hz Mozambique: Electrical plug C,F,M, 220V and 50Hz Namibia: Electric plug… go there.

What kinds of animals will I see on safari?

Whether you are in the Southern or East Africa you will generally be able to see the big five. The difference really comes in when considering antelope as they are based on your chosen location. go there.

What shots should I get?

This is all dependant on the countries that you will be visitng and due to the status of certain vaccinations changing at times, please consult our experts before getting vaccines. go there.

Is it okay to drink the water?

In some parts of Southern Africa it is safe to drink the tap water, however it is highly recommended to stick to bottled water (mostly supplied) during your trip as even drinkable African water is completely different in taste and… go there.

What kind of selection of luxury bush camps and game lodges are there in Southern Africa?

Southern Africa is a hot wildlife destination. Hence there is a world of luxury bush camps, lodges and Eco friendly tourist establishments in the heart of wildlife heaven. go there.

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Reviews on our Zambia safaris

We have just returned from our 3rd African safari, this time as far north as Zambia and had an amazing time. It was everything we expected and more. The scenery was beautiful and the wildlife spectacular and the kids loved every minute of…

Howes Family

from New Zealand

Just a quick note to thank Discover Africa for their services during our recent trip to Zambia. The arrangements went like clockwork.

Robert Hibbert

from United Kingdom

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