Paddle up the Zambezi for a Zambia safari
If you’re looking for a remote and exclusive safari – something a little different – Zambia might just fit the bill. Although not as well known as the famous neighbouring countries, Zambia has been slowly recovering from the over hunting of the 1970s and today we can find a network of excellent lodges and a number of lesser known game reserves that will delight those who want to add this country to their safari circuit.
What’s more, Zambia is the destination to head to if you are interested in doing a walking, or elephant back safari – the ideal way to experience the African bush without a vehicle. The prime safari locations tend to be found in the Luangwa and Zambezi valleys. Here, you can even go on a canoe safari, gliding silently through the water must be the best way of getting up close to the wildlife!
If you really want to get off the beaten track you could head for Kafue National Park, known for its tree climbing lions. There are some extremely remote seasonal camps operating here and visitors can expect to see prolific bird life as well as all the usual game animals found on the African plains. Access is by helicopter.
Perhaps the most well know attraction in Zambia is actually situated on the border with Zimbabwe: the Victoria Falls. This epic cascade’s local name is Mosi-oa-Tunya, which literally translates as 'the smoke that thunders'. A visit to Livingstone should not be left off the itinerary either. This historic town on the Zambezi offers everything from fine dining to adrenaline adventures and is an ideal place to stay if you are visiting the Falls.
Below are some of the tours we offer that feature destinations in Zambia but if you would like to see more of this understated country then contact us and find out how we can tailor a package just for you.