Zambia: Off-the-beaten-track Safari Experiences
Zambia is wild in the way the wild ought to be done. As the original home of the guided walking safari, this is safari country at its best. Travelling in Zambia will take you into a remote wilderness where animals wander through unfenced camps and where the human footprint is almost non-existent.
Zambia will reward you with some of the most exceptional safari experiences on the planet at its many National Parks. The Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park is home to giraffes, zebras, impalas, and abundant birdlife. Zambia’s other national parks include massive Kafue, whose woodlands, plains and wetlands sustain lions, elephants, and hippos. Another exciting Zambia safari destination is South Luangwa, where leopards, giraffes, buffalo, and other animals are viewable by walking safari.
Although landlocked, Zambia has more natural water resources than any other destination in Southern Africa. The Kafue, Luangwa and Zambezi rivers flow through Zambia to feed seventeen magnificent waterfalls, defining the country’s geography and providing adrenaline-fuelled thrills or a leisurely playground of activities for all ages. Above all, Zambia is famous for sharing “the smoke that thunders” with neighbouring Zimbabwe. So your Zambia safari will undoubtedly include Victoria Falls.
Blessed with natural wonders, wildlife, impressive bodies of water and vast open spaces, Zambia offers unforgettable holidays exploring Africa at her most authentic.
When to Go:
The best time for a safari in Zambia is during the dry season, from May to October. This is when animals congregate around the rivers and waterholes. Similarly, the best time to see Victoria Falls is from June through September.
Experience a sense of wonder at Victoria Falls: Mosi-oa-Tunya – “the smoke that thunders.”
Discover the incredible wildlife of the Lower Zambezi National Park; make sure to enjoy a sunset cruise.
For the ultimate off-the-beaten-track experience, head to the Busanga Plains for a hot air balloon safari.
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Hop from camp to camp and enjoy the full breadth of the Lower Zambezi’s fresh-water fishing opportunities, with not only tigerfish on offer, but Chessa, Nkupe, bream and barbel too.
The breathtaking Kafue National Park is best enjoyed from the air, where wildlife such as red lechwe, puku and blue wildebeest can be spotted leaping through the grassy seasonal Busanga floodplains.
Drift, paddle and glide down the ever widening Zambezi River in a shared canoe, while watching for hippo grazing on the bank, swimming elephants and a beautiful array of birdlife.
For a truly remote safari experience away from high visitor numbers, a trip to Liuwa Plains in Zambia’s far west is recommended. Your rewards include abundant birdlife, dramatic skies and prowling predators…
Widely considered the birthplace of the African walking safari, South Luangwa is a wildlife enthusiast’s dream. Wander through woodland savannah with your knowledgable guide to come across elephant herds, rare Thornicroft giraffe and baobab trees.