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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
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
per person9 days
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
per person8 days
Combine three of Southern Africa's most loved destinations into one romantic getaway and you'll share the memories forever
per person11 days
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
per person5 days
Fall under the spell of three prime attractions in Zimbabwe and Zambia – Victoria Falls, Hwange National Park and the Mana Pools
per person9 days
Explore the romantic Atlantic Ocean with multi-cultural mixture and Big Five - also encounter the Livington Victoria Falls
per person11 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
per person7 days
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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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…
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.
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