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Zambia is rich in variety, the Lower Zambezi is one of my favourite national parks.Contact Peter
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Why we love Zambia
Safari season runs from the start of May depending on the climate through to the end of October. During the cooler winter months, the bush is dry and vegetation is low making the bush less dense and game viewing less of a challenge, and perhaps slightly easier if travelling with young. This is also the best time to walk as the temperature is better to explore the bush and more time can be spent walking during the day. As the Summer begins and the rains start the bush comes alive with colours and vegetation begins to flower and fruit. Migratory birds like the African Pitta begin to arrive and some birds such as the Pennant Winged Nightjar begin to develop their breeding plumage. There is even the possibility to see the elusive Pel’s Fishing Owl.
Home to some the best walking safaris in Africa, Zambia is a country that will leave you memories that will last a lifetime. With such a rich game population in area like the Lower Zambezi national park and South Luangwa makes for an environment like no other found in Africa. The national parks of Zambia are far less restricting then those found in other African countries making the game viewing far more exclusive experience, with parks such as the Kafue National park with 22,400 km² of park land to explore, you will be able to lose yourself in the beauty of the park and immerse yourself in the Safari experience. This park is similar in size to Wales with only 13 Lodges located within its gates.
Variety of activities
Zambia’s game doesn’t have to be viewed by vehicle only. There are a range of game activities that can be found in Zambia each one is unique and offers a new point of view of the bush. Start your trip in Liuwa Plain National park and explore the vast landscape by game viewer where you will find wild dogs, prides of lions and blue wildebeests moving across the plains. Then move east to the Kafue National park to explore the area by boat and on foot. Finishing off with fishing below Victoria Falls river for Tiger Fish and African Pike.
Safari Highlights in Zambia
Kafue National Park
Kafue national park has abundant wildlife and the Kafue River running from the north of the park southwards. In the north, you will find the Busanga Plains, home to lions, zebras, a variety of birdlife and the sycamore fig trees of Busanga Swamps. As you begin to move south the area becomes more remote. elephants and antelopes roam the Nanzhila Plains, and hippos can be seen swimming in the waters of Lake Itezhi-Tez
Lower Zambezi National Park
The Lower Zambezi national park is situated in southern Zambia, bordering Zimbabwe. The park is known for the abundance of wildlife, including elephants, hippo, crocodile and lion. Which opportunities to canoe the river and get up close to hippos in the water and see elephants come down to the river to cool down during the day.
Victoria falls is the greatest curtain of falling water in the world. Described by the Kololo tribe as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’, meaning “The Smoke that Thunders”. Located in southern Zambia Victoria falls borders with Zimbabwe. With a variety of activities for all age groups to allow you to explore the falls.
South Luangwa National Park.
South Luangwa national park has been called one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world. The park is one of the highest game populations in Africa with 60 species of mammals and 400 bird species found in the park. South Luangwa is the birth place of Walking Safaris and is still one of the best locations to explore the diverse bush on foot.