Zambia offers up some of the best game viewing in Africa, which, combined with the remote and rugged landscapes of the National Parks provides an experience unlike any other destination.

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Zambia is Africa’s untamed child: a place for those searching for the truly wild. Over 30 percent of the country is dedicated to some of the world’s largest and most diverse national parks where mighty rivers are a magnet for animals and bring life to a network of forests and grasslands. Much of the country’s appeal lies in its remoteness: a rugged wilderness, far less explored than its busier neighbours. With excellent game viewing, Victoria Falls and Chobe National Park are all in close proximity – this is a serious African treasure. With so much diversity on offer, you’re all but guaranteed high-profile wildlife sightings in Zambia. The country’s national parks are home to an abundance of elephant, wildebeest, buffalo, lion, zebra and various antelope species. It’s one of the few places on earth where large herds still roam the plains, stalked by predators of all shapes and sizes. Zambia’s rivers and waterways provide life for hippo, crocodile and innumerable birdlife. If you’re looking to see rarer animals, the famous South Luangwa is a fantastic leopard hotspot. Or visit North Luangwa to see black rhino and Mosi-oa-Tunya for their white cousins. Day safaris expose you to many of the country’s endemic game species including the Kafue lechwe and black lechwe, while you might encounter the shyer porcupine, genet and bushbaby on a night safari.


Victoria Falls

A year-round destination, the mighty Victoria Falls is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, and is one of Africa’s most sought-after attractions. This jaw-dropping spectacle is traditionally known as Mosi-oa-Tunya meaning “The Smoke that Thunders”.

South Luangwa National Park in Zambia

South Luangwa National Park, referred to as Zambia’s premier game viewing park, is the ultimate destination for walking safaris. The park’s singular seasonal floodplains create a fertile habitat that supports an incredible array of wildlife.

Liuwa Plain National Park in Zambia

Liuwa Plain National Park is situated in the western reaches of Zambia and has the distinction of having one of the longest established conservation histories in Africa.

Kafue National Park in Zambia

Kafue National Park is Zambia’s oldest park and is one of the largest national parks in the whole of Africa. The sheer size of Kafue National Park means that there is an abundance of wild and rare wildlife waiting to be discovered.

Bangweulu Wetlands in Zambia

In northeastern Zambia you will find Bangweulu, one of the most undiscovered wetlands in Africa. Community-owned and managed by African Parks, Africa’s leading conservation NGO, this destination is seldomly explored for the mere reason that it is remote – which is exactly what we love about it.

When is the best time to go to Zambia?

Safaris in Zambia are best experienced between May and October. This is during the dry season, when animals are easier to spot through sparse vegetation as they gather around waterholes and rivers.

When is high season in Zambia?

Although high season is considered to fall between July and October, the parks and reserves will not feel crowded. Victoria Falls has a greater influx of visitors at this time.

When is low season in Zambia?

Your safari experience will appear even more exclusive between November and April, as the parks are generally quieter.

When is Zambia’s best weather?

You will experience decent weather conditions in the months of April, May and September. Although there is a chance of light evening rains in April, these will rarely affect your safari experience.

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