Zambia Holidays

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.

 

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

£1,419 pp

The Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia Hotel by Anantara

Time Zone

GMT +2

Flight Time

Approx. 13–15 hours; indirect flights are available from UK airports.

Currency

Zambian kwacha (ZMK)

Visa Information

British citizens will need to obtain a visa for travel to Zambia.

Language

English

Health Information

Special vaccines are required or recommended for travel to Zambia.

If you don’t already feel an affection for Southern Africa, we’re sure you will once you’ve landed in Zambia. Famed for its walking safaris, this landlocked country offers unrivalled game viewing opportunities. Amazingly, 30 percent of the land is inhabited by wildlife. Stay in stunning safari lodges and enjoy Zambia's unspoilt, rugged beauty.

  • Victoria Falls

    Nothing quite prepares you for seeing Victoria Falls, the 1,688-metre-wide waterfall that straddles the Zambian border. It will blow you away when you walk through its vast spray, which can travel for up to 30 miles. If you’re feeling adventurous, visit in the dry season and take a dip in Devil’s Pool, a natural infinity pool that forms at the edge of the waterfall.

  • Elephant in Zimbabwe

    Safaris and National Parks

    The safari guides in Zambia are some of the most highly-trained in Africa, so you can rest assured you're in for a mesmerising game-viewing experiences here. South Luangwa National Park is among the best places to spot the elusive cheetah alongside roaming elephants and hippos in the great Zambezi River.

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  • Harriet, Destination Specialist

    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

    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.”

  • Indianna

    Sales Performance Leader

    “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 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. 

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