Destination

Zambia Holidays

A real African adventure

Delve into the heart of Africa in Zambia, where wildlife teems in abundance, lions and waterfalls roar, and the views are simply spectacular. 

Gaze in awe at the sheer power of the Victoria Falls before journeying into Zambia’s untamed wilderness, embarking on a thrilling walking safari and witnessing the Big Five. For a unique perspective of the plain's inhabitants, take yourself on a river cruise down the mighty Zambezi River, spotting crocodiles, hippos, zebra and giraffes along the way. The more adventurous however, should opt for an exhilarating white water rafting experience of the river’s wild rapids.

Alternatively, find yourself trekking through the remote Luangwa Valley and set up camp for a truly authentic African experience – the night air alive with the sound of crickets, the call of nightjars, and the yawning of distant lions.

With a plethora of wildlife, vast savannahs and winding waterways to discover, Zambia is the perfect safari escape.

See more of Africa in one trip by twinning your Zambia holiday with a visit to Cape Town or Zimbabwe for more safari adventure and breath-taking wildlife encounters.

 

Essential Information
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  • Time Zone GMT +2
  • Currency Zambian kwacha (ZMK)
  • Visa Information British citizens will need to obtain a visa for travel to Zambia.
  • Language English
  • Flight Time Approx. 13–15 hours; indirect flights are available from UK airports.
  • Health Information Special vaccines are required or recommended for travel to Zambia.

Top Tips from our Experts

Harriet

Destination Specialist

“For the ultimate once in a lifetime experience, I’d recommend booking a helicopter flight over Victoria Falls  nothing will quite prepare you for the sight from the air.”

Robert

Destination Specialist

“If you want to stay right on the falls, book your stay at the luxury Royal Livingstone Hotel. Set right alongside the mighty Zambezi River, it's only a 15 minute walk to the falls.”

Gina

Destination Specialist

“Make your trip extra special with a memorable sunset Zambezi cruise – where you'll spot a whole host of wildlife, including zebras, hippos and elephants.”

Our Zambia destinations

Zambia

Livingstone

Livingstone

Types of Zambia holidays

Zambia Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Zambia Tours

Tours

Zambia Safaris

Zambia Safaris

Frequently Asked Questions

It takes approximately 13 hours excluding stopover time to fly to Zambia. There are currently flights available from London Heathrow to Livingstone via Johannesburg with British Airways and South African Airways and via Nairobi with Kenya Airways. 

You will pay various visa fees to travel across the Victoria Falls Bridge which links the two countries, however the most convenient option is to buy a KAZA Visa for $50. This is a single visa which allows you to visit both countries for up to 30 days. It also allows you to cross the Kazungula border from Zambia into Botswana – ideal if you are visiting Chobe National Park. 

Our favourite hotels

Our favourite places to stay are below. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help.

Swimming pool

The Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia Hotel by Anantara

Livingstone

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£1,209 pp

The Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia Hotel by Anantara

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