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Zambia may not be the first country that comes to mind when planning a dream African safari holiday, but being relatively undiscovered makes it all the more special. A Zambia safari holiday ensures fantastic African game viewing, including Big Five safaris, and also opportunities to see endangered white rhino and experience an unspoilt, less commercialised part of Africa.

Experience the unique appeal of Zambia Safaris

Step into Zambia’s wilderness in search of some of the world’s greatest wildlife, with giraffes, zebras, hippos and wildebeest roaming peacefully in largely untouched game reserves such as vast Kafue National Park. You have a good chance of seeing cheetah in the wild and maybe even an aardvark in this wildlife haven.

For those intent on a Big Five safari, you can see all this and more, including the white rhino, in Mosi Oa Tunya National Park on an exhilarating 4×4 game drive in the early hours of the morning and then again in the evening. In between, settle into your luxurious accommodation at one of the many high-end Zambia safari lodges, such as Mfuwe Lodge.  Or Zambezi Kulefu Camp, in the Lower Zambezi National Park, where tents on platforms have been built overlooking the widest stretch of the river.

African safari holidays from a different perspective

Zambia specialises in experiencing Africa from a different perspective and you will find that a big part of that is the Zambezi River as it flows through the country. Embark on a river cruise to watch hippos, crocodiles and buffalo peacefully enjoying their environment. Another perspective is gained on a walking safari, an absorbing experience that will bring you closer to the animals and the hushed thrill of being just metres from Africa’s unique wildlife in their natural habitat.

Experience the bush close-up as you’re led by expert guides and rangers across the savannah to observe elephants, buffalo, and lions. Explore the wild landscapes of South Luangwa National Park on foot as you learn how to track animals and see wild Africa in all its glory.

Bucket list wonders on Zambia safari holidays

Of course, no trip to this part of Africa would be complete without visiting Victoria Falls Zambia. Hear the thunder of millions of gallons of water pouring into the Batoka Gorge and see the sunshine make rainbows through the spray rising high in the air.

The nearby sleepy little town of Livingstone has a small museum celebrating the famous explorer and you can arrange canoeing or thrilling white-water rafting on the mighty Zambezi River.

Finally, the capital Lusaka is an exciting young city and you can be sure that by the end of your Zambia safari, this relatively undiscovered African safari holiday destination will have captured your heart.

Top Tips from our Experts

Nick, Senior Destination Manager

“Zambia is an amazing country but I fully recommend combining it with either Botswana or Zimbabwe. This is easily done and really adds to the safari experience.”

Nick
Senior Destination Manager
Robert, Destination Specialist

“A walking safari gives you a really different kind of experience and your safari guide can tell you more about the little creatures and plant life too.”

Robert
Destination Specialist

Try these inspiring itineraries for Zambia safaris


Here’s a selection of popular Zambia safari itineraries to give you an idea of what’s available and what other fans of wilderness safaris have enjoyed. Call us now and we’ll create an amazing safari holiday just for you, making the most of the excellent range of Zambia safari lodges and the outstanding national parks of this beautiful African country.

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Zambia Camping Safari

  • 7 Days
Having started leading safaris back in 1975, Robin Pope knows Zambia better than most, eventually opening his own safari company…
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Walking Safari Zambia

  • 5 Days
Explore the most remote parts of the Luangwa Valley and track the Big Five as part of a thrilling walking…
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