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Our Zambia Expert
Zambia is rich in variety, the Lower Zambezi is one of my favourite national parks. You can be walking with big game just after dawn, tiger fishing later that morning, game-drive in the afternoon before enjoying sundowners on the banks of the ZambeziContact Peter
My recent trip in Zambia
Why we love Zambia
The latest insight from our time spent exploring Zambia.
We love the incredible variety offered across the different safari areas of Zambia, combined with the wide array of ways you can experience the bush. Home to some of the best walking and river safaris in Africa. Incredible wildlife experiences and great guiding. It's impossible not to also mention the Mighty Zambezi River and Victoria Falls.
Zambia is a country with no limits, there’s truly something for everyone. This is the destination for those with a passion for safari, who are looking for a game rich experience, excellent guiding, and accommodation ranging from natural walking camps which melt in to the bush, to some of the most luxurious lodges in Africa. Zambia is famous for its warm hospitality; there’ll always be a welcoming smile and stories of recent adventures over a gin & tonic around the campfire. The national parks are less restrictive than many other African countries, walking for all ages is actively encouraged, you feel free on safari in Zambia and that everyone involved in your holiday is passionate about making your experience as memorable as it possibly can be.
Wildlife & Game
From the intense volume of wildlife in the Luangwa Valley, the vast open spaces of the Liuwa Plain, incredible activities of the Lower Zambezi, hot air ballooning over Kafue and the majesty of the Victoria Falls, an itinerary in Zambia can tick any number of boxes. Throughout the country, carefully managed national parks and important conservation initiatives mean Zambia is quite rightly associated with incredible wildlife experiences. If you want to explore real Africa, off the charts, removed from wifi and close to nature then Zambia could be perfect for you.
We love the seasonality of Zambia, that it is so affected by the climate and how that preserves the country’s true wildernesses. Safari season runs from May (give or take) through to November when the heat can be oppressive and the storms occasionally spectacular. Over those wet months many of the national parks go 100% back to nature. No access, no tourists - just wild Africa.
How to Explore Zambia
These itineraries cover routes and places that are particularly popular with our guests and are designed to inspire. Every single trip we create is tailor-made and highly personalised to meet your specific requirements.
Cape Town, Kruger, Victoria Falls
- Make use of convenient regional flight routes to combine Cape Town, a big five safari in the Kruger National Park and finish up on the Upper Zambezi above the Victoria Falls.
- From £3,200 per person based two sharing on a 12 night holiday across Cape Town, Kruger and Victoria Falls. Includes all regional flights and local logistics.
- Cape Town, Kruger, Victoria Falls
Zambia & Malawi
- Buck the trend, explore the Africa's hidden corners. Safari in South Luangwa's small and exclusive camps, and then Kayak and snorkel in the hidden bays of Lake Malawi
- 10 nights from £2,700 pp including internal flights, transfers, accommodation on a full board basis.
- Kafunta and Blue Zebra
Lower Zambezi and South Luangwa
- The languid Luangwa and mighty Zambezi - experience both of these iconic Zambian rivers on a safari which combines the South Luangwa and the Lower Zambezi National Parks. Incredible wildlife, world-class guiding and great variety of activities.
- From £3,500 per person for six nights of all inclusive safari, split three nights South Luangwa and three nights Lower Zambezi - inclusive of all international and domestic flights
- Lower Zambezi and South Luangwa
Chinzombo and Tongabezi
- A luxurious safari and Victoria Falls experience combining two of our favourite lodges in southern Africa. Start in the Lower Zambezi National Park at the award-winning Chinzombo Camp with Norman Carr Safaris, before heading to the Upper Zambezi and Tongabezi. A magical combination.
- From £6,770 per person for four nights at Chinzombo in a luxury suite and four nights at Tongabezi in a Tongabezi House, fully inclusive accommodation, all domestic and international flights included
- Chinzombo and Tongabezi
Hwange National Park and Upper Zambezi
- A border hopping combination of Zimbabwe and Zambia, begin with an amazing safari in Hwange National Park with a focus on game drives and walking safaris in one of Zimbabwe's most famous safari areas.
- From £3,300 per person based on four nights safari in Hwange National Park and four nights on the Zambezi above the Victoria Falls. Fully inclusive accommodation. All domestic and international flights included.
- Hwange National Park and Upper Zambezi
Cape Town, Victoria Falls and the Masai Mara
- Fly direct from Cape Town to Victoria Falls with Kenya Airways, experiencing the 'Mother City' and the largest sheet of falling water in the world. Continue the route north to Kenya and experience the wildebeest migration in the Masai Mara.
- From £5,150 per person, four nights in each of Cape Town, Victoria Falls and the Maasai Mara. Includes all regional and international flights, bed & breakfast in Cape Town, fully inclusive in Zambia and Kenya.
- Cape Town, Victoria Falls and the Masai Mara
Victoria Falls, Zambia
Zambia doesn’t have a beach, but for a combination of activity and relaxation the Upper Zambezi above the Victoria Falls offers visitors a wonderful beginning or end to their safari holiday. Of course there’s the single mightiest sheet of falling water in the world to witness, but this is also somewhere to relax by the pool on the river bank, sip a cocktail and think about the safari you’ve just enjoyed or are about to embark on. Perhaps head out on the river for sundowners or an evening of fishing. Maybe an early morning helicopter flight, if you’re feeling more energetic then white water rafting, bungee jumping and zip-lining. We’ve done all that and are happy messing about in boats!
Zambia’s iconic and most popular safari destination. There really are few places that can compare for volume of big game. It’s uncommon to not see something spectacular on a game drive or walking safari. Norman Carr pioneered walking safaris here and many a highly regarded guide have enhanced the Luangwa’s reputation for some of the best walking safaris in Africa. There are off the beaten track options, luxury lodges, fly camps in dry riverbeds. Game drive by day or night, seasonally explore the Luangwa River by boat and revel in the walking.
Lower Zambezi National Park
Is this True Luxury Travel’s favourite park in all of Africa? It could well be, we absolutely love it! Just a spectacular 30 minute flight from Lusaka over the Zambezi Escarpment. Dropping down onto the river below Lake Kariba, Mana Pools National Park over on the far bank in Zimbabwe. You name it and the Lower Zambezi has it. Some of the best tented camps, luxury lodges, family villas in Africa. Game drives, walking safaris, boat safaris, tiger-fishing, canoe trips and expeditions. This is somewhere you would never be bored and would always look forward to revisiting.
Kafue National Park
Kafue National Park, named after the Kafue River, is the largest national park in Zambia, covering an area of about 22,400 km². It is the second largest park in Africa and is home to over 55 different species of animals. However, despite its prominent location, the majority of the park is unknown and largely undiscovered, making it one of our most exciting bush destinations. The main road between Lusaka and Mongu runs through the park, dividing it into northern and southern sectors, allowing an incredible amount of wildlife to be seen even from the main road! This road also allows for a highly accessible park when travelling by car.
Livingstone is a town in southwestern Zambia, a few kilometers from the Zambezi River and the border with Zimbabwe. It’s a popular destination for visitors going to the Victoria Falls. Along with unforgettable trips to the Falls, visitors to this area can experience white water rafting, canoeing, horse riding trails, abseiling, as well as boat cruises, elephant back safaris, quad bikes riding, Kayaking and tours to the Mukuni Cultural Village.
The Zambezi is the fourth-longest river in Africa, running through 6 countries. It is the longest east flowing river in Africa and the largest flowing into the Indian Ocean from Africa. The River’s beauty has attracted tourists from all over the world providing opportunities for a myriad of water sports and game viewing. Lodges on both sides of the border offer wildlife drives, guided hikes and fishing expeditions. Where else can you canoe down a wide, placid river one day and the next raft through the raging rapids near world-famous Victoria Falls?
Where To Stay in Zambia
Explore some of our highly recommended lodges within our Zambia Collection.