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Zambia Safari

The ultimate guide to your next Zambia Safari

Get to Know Zambia

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By Diane Du Plessis

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Zambia is one of Africa’s lesser-explored safari destinations. A best-kept secret, of sorts.

Journey into the heart of Africa’s untouched wilderness and come face-to-face with some of the continent’s most iconic wildlife and spectacular landscapes.

Here’s why a Zambia safari should be at the top of your travel bucket list:


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Why you should go to Zambia?

Wildlife Encounters

  • Big Five: Zambia is home to the Big Five—lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, and buffalos. National parks like South Luangwa, Kafue, and Lower Zambezi offer some of the best opportunities to see these majestic animals in their natural habitat.
  • Diverse Wildlife: Beyond the Big Five, Zambia boasts an incredible variety of wildlife, including hippos, crocodiles, giraffes, zebras, and over 750 bird species. This makes it a must-visit destination for wildlife enthusiasts.

Scenic Beauty

  • Victoria Falls: One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, Victoria Falls, locally known as Mosi-oa-Tunya (“The Smoke That Thunders”), is a breathtaking sight. The falls offer spectacular views and adventurous activities like white-water rafting and bungee jumping.
  • Unique Landscapes: From the lush floodplains of the Zambezi River to the expansive savannas of Kafue National Park and the dense forests of the North Luangwa, Zambia’s varied ecosystems offer stunning scenery and unique safari experiences.

Cultural Richness

  • Traditional Villages: Engage with local communities and learn about Zambia’s rich cultural heritage. Visit traditional villages and experience the customs and daily life of the local people.
  • Cultural Festivals: Zambia hosts numerous cultural festivals throughout the year, such as the Kuomboka ceremony, which showcases traditional music, dance, and rituals, providing a deeper understanding of Zambia’s vibrant culture.

Luxury and Comfort

  • Exclusive Lodges and Camps: Stay in luxurious safari lodges and tented camps that provide exceptional comfort, service, and immersive wildlife experiences. Many lodges offer private verandas, infinity pools, and bespoke dining experiences, ensuring a memorable stay.
  • Gourmet Cuisine: Enjoy gourmet cuisine that blends local flavors with international culinary standards, prepared by skilled chefs, offering a taste of Zambia’s culinary delights.

Adventure and Activities

  • Game Drives: Experience thrilling game drives led by expert guides who help you track and spot wildlife, ensuring you make the most of your safari adventure.
  • Walking Safaris: Zambia is renowned for its walking safaris, offering an up-close and personal connection with nature. Walk through the bush with knowledgeable guides and experience the wild like never before.
  • Canoe Safaris: Explore the Zambezi River on a canoe safari, gliding past hippos, crocodiles, and a myriad of birdlife, offering a unique perspective of Zambia’s natural beauty.

Accessibility and Infrastructure

  • Well-developed Infrastructure: Zambia boasts excellent roads, well-maintained camps, and numerous entry points, making it accessible and convenient for travellers.
  • Tourism Services: As a popular tourism destination, Zambia offers a wide range of services that ensure a smooth and enjoyable safari experience.

Responsible Tourism

  • Conservation Efforts: Your visit supports vital conservation initiatives aimed at protecting Zambia’s diverse ecosystems and wildlife. Many lodges and camps are involved in conservation projects that safeguard both the environment and local communities.
  • Community Support: Engage in responsible tourism practices that benefit local communities, fostering sustainable development.

A Zambia safari offers an extraordinary blend of wildlife, luxury, adventure, and culture. From the iconic Victoria Falls to the rich traditions of local communities, it’s easy to plan a transformative Zambia safari experience that will leave you with memories to cherish for a lifetime.

Where to go in Zambia

Zambia boasts a variety of must-visit destinations, each offering unique experiences. From iconic natural wonders to vast national parks teeming with wildlife, there are countless places to explore and enjoy. Discover the diverse landscapes and enchanting beauty that Zambia has to offer.

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When is the best month to travel to Zambia?

Choosing the right time to visit Zambia can enhance your travel experience. Different seasons offer unique advantages, from ideal wildlife viewing during the dry season to vibrant landscapes and excellent bird watching during the wet season. Understanding the seasonal variations can help you plan the perfect trip tailored to your interests.


Looking for Something Unique?

For those seeking a truly unique experience, Zambia offers off-the-beaten-path adventures and hidden gems. Explore extraordinary activities and lesser-known destinations that promise unforgettable moments. Whether it’s engaging with local communities or discovering hidden natural wonders, there are endless opportunities for unique experiences in Zambia.

Zambia Safari Reviews

Hear from our guests who have experienced the wonders of Zambia. Their stories of exceptional trip planning, life-changing adventures, and memorable experiences reflect the magic of our safaris and the unmatched beauty of Zambia. Visitors have marvelled at the sight of Victoria Falls, thrilled at close encounters with the Big Five, and enjoyed the serene beauty of Zambia’s landscapes. Cultural interactions with local communities, combined with the luxury and comfort of our lodges, have turned their safaris into unforgettable adventures. Come and experience the awe-inspiring wildlife, stunning scenery, and unique cultural heritage that our guests rave about.

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See Zambia in Your Comfort

Zambia caters to all travel styles, offering a range of accommodation and transport options to suit your preferences. From luxurious safari lodges and tented camps to budget-friendly guesthouses and self-catering chalets, Discover Africa ensures you’ll find the perfect place to stay. Travel at your own pace with self-drive safaris, expertly guided tours, or exclusive private charters, providing a comfortable and personalized experience throughout your journey. Enjoy the freedom to explore this iconic destination in a way that suits you best, whether it’s an intimate bush escape, a family adventure, or an exhilarating self-drive safari.

Holiday Styles and Options in Zambia

Zambia offers a variety of holiday styles to suit every traveler. Whether you seek adventure, relaxation, or cultural immersion, options abound. Enjoy thrilling game drives, serene bush walks, vibrant cultural tours, or luxurious retreats. Customize your trip with activities like guided safaris, bird watching, local community visits, and wildlife photography. Discover Africa’s tailored packages ensure a memorable and personalized experience in Zambia.

Who is Travelling to Zambia with you?

Planning your Zambia adventure? Tailor your journey with experiences designed for every type of traveler. Whether you’re exploring with a loved one, embarking on a family adventure, discovering solo, celebrating a honeymoon, or enjoying a trip with friends, Zambia offers unique and unforgettable experiences for all. Select your travel type to find the perfect itinerary and make the most of your safari holiday.

What You Need To Know

Planning a trip to Zambia involves considering several important factors to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience. From understanding visa requirements and health precautions to knowing the best times to visit and local customs, having the right information will help you make the most of your journey. Discover Africa provides essential tips and insights to help you prepare for an unforgettable adventure in this iconic wildlife destination.