Zambia

Memorable Journeys

Turning Zambia dreams into memories

Zambia, a landlocked country in south-central Africa is surrounded by Angola, Democratic Republic Congo, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Namibia. Zambia’s population stands at about 19 million with at least 16 major cultural groupings, and more than 72 different dialects. 

In spite of its many different cultures, Zambia is known as one of the safest and friendliest countries within Africa, and this combined with its unspoilt and personalised safari experience, make it a special and never forgotten holiday for its many tourists.

Zambia is blessed with one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World, The Victoria Falls, and some of Southern Africa’s finest national parks. These include North and South Luangwa, Lower Zambezi and Kafue as well as some lesser known gems such as Liuwa Plains, Bangweulu Wetlands and Kasanka National Park.

These parks offer a variety of different habitats attracting many different species of mammals, birds and reptiles. Typical Safari Activities in these parks include Walking Safaris (Zambia is the home of walking safaris, with Norman Carr having started these over 50 years ago in order for guests to get closer to the bush and feel, hear, touch as well as seeing it), game drives (including night drives to discover many nocturnal animals), cultural village and school experiences, fishing, sunrise and sunset boat cruises and canoe safaris.

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Waterfalls

Zambia has seventeen magnificent waterfalls, apart from the spectacular Victoria Falls, provide ‘cascade followers’ an adventure into the remote undeveloped rural areas where a taste of village life can be experienced.

Traditional Ceremonies

There are more than 20 annual traditional ceremonies in Zambia, manifesting customs, social life, rituals, oral history, material and spiritual culture. If you have the opportunity to attend one, it is well worthwhile to do so. They provide a valuable insight to a traditional culture that has been passed down from generation to generation.

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Suggested Itineraries

Let us take the guesswork out of planning your next trip. Here are some sample itineraries from some of the most exciting Safari destinations, varying from the mighty Zambezi, the breathtaking Victoria falls and many more. These have been tailor made to reveal what we believe are some of the best areas and lodges in Southern Africa. Our itineraries cater for different budgets and experiences, for single travellers, honeymooners, small families and groups.

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Lower Zambezi

Located on the Zimbabwean border in the southern reaches of Zambia, the Lower Zambezi region is best known as the home to the Lower Zambezi National Park which features exceptional, undeveloped wildlife areas. It is renowned for its abundant game – hippos, buffalo, crocodiles, fish eagles, and herds of elephants can be spotted, among other species. The landscape is characterised by rugged, unspoilt wilderness of vast floodplains, scattered with indigenous woodlands. Visitors can look forward to…

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8 Nights South Luangwa Getaway

South Luangwa National Park

Bordering the Luangwa River, the northern and southern Luangwa National Parks contain some of the most breathtaking and untouched wilderness in Africa. As a result of this and the parks’ successful anti-poaching campaigns, the area has developed into a world-renowned wildlife haven. The South Luangwa National Park is renowned for its walking safari, which allows visitors to view elephant, hippo and even lion close-up under the supervision of professional and knowledgeable armed guides.

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The Best Of Zambia

Lusaka

Lusaka, Zambia’s cosmopolitan capital, is a typical modern African city. Set on open plains at the heart of the country, northeast of the capital, the city serves as Zambia’s rapidly developing economic and transport hub with new buildings popping up everywhere and many chain stores and shopping malls springing up all over the sprawling suburbs. 

South Luangwa National Park

Bordering the Luangwa River, the northern and southern Luangwa National Parks contain some of the most breathtaking and untouched wilderness in Africa. 

Lower Zambezi

Located on the Zimbabwean border in the southern reaches of Zambia, the Lower Zambezi region is best known as the home to the Lower Zambezi National Park which features exceptional, undeveloped wildlife areas. 

Central Kafue

Set in Zambia, the Kafue National Park is the largest park in the country and the second-largest in Africa. The contrasting landscape of the Central Kafue features riverine bush, miombo and savannah woodlands, vast open plains and majestic granite outcrops. 

Livingstone

Zambia’s flourishing border town, Livingstone, or Maramba, is situated in the South Province of the country. The British colonial city is a tourism centre for the nearby Victoria Falls, Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, and the Zambezi River. 

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8 Nights South Luangwa Getaway

South Luangwa National Park

Bordering the Luangwa River, the northern and southern Luangwa National Parks contain some of the most breathtaking and untouched wilderness in Africa. As a result of this and the parks’ successful anti-poaching campaigns, the area has developed into a world-renowned wildlife haven. The South Luangwa National Park is renowned for its walking safari, which allows visitors to view elephant, hippo and even lion close-up under the supervision of professional and knowledgeable armed guides.

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7 Nights kafue Experience

Central Kafue

Set in Zambia, the Kafue National Park is the largest park in the country and the second-largest in Africa. The contrasting landscape of the Central Kafue features riverine bush, miombo and savannah woodlands, vast open plains and majestic granite outcrops. Visitors can enjoy the pristine natural beauty of the diverse scenery and its natural, unspoilt beauty. Drive along the Spinal Road for a chance to discover the most remote parts of the Central Kafue National Park. 

Northern Kafue

Kafue is Zambia’s largest national park, comprising two distinct sections, of which the northern section is the biggest and shelters the highest concentrations of game. Resident species include elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo and antelope, while hippos and waterbirds thrive in the wetlands of the Busanga Plains. This marshy wilderness extends across approximately 750 square kilometres which, during the rainy season, becomes a veritable deluge. Once the rains cease and the waters subside, a blanket of lush, grassy vegetation if left behind, attracting vast numbers of antelope and other grazers. Several camps are situated in Northern Kafue, offering a variety of accommodation, ranging from budget to luxury.

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8 Nights South Luangwa Getaway

Central Kafue

Set in Zambia, the Kafue National Park is the largest park in the country and the second-largest in Africa. The contrasting landscape of the Central Kafue features riverine bush, miombo and savannah woodlands, vast open plains and majestic granite outcrops. 

Lower Zambezi

Located on the Zimbabwean border in the southern reaches of Zambia, the Lower Zambezi region is best known as the home to the Lower Zambezi National Park which features exceptional, undeveloped wildlife areas. 

South Luangwa National Park

Bordering the Luangwa River, the northern and southern Luangwa National Parks contain some of the most breathtaking and untouched wilderness in Africa. As a result of this and the parks’ successful anti-poaching campaigns, the area has developed into a world-renowned wildlife haven. The South Luangwa National Park is renowned for its walking safari, which allows visitors to view elephant, hippo and even lion close-up under the supervision of professional and knowledgeable armed guides.

Victoria Falls

Discover Zambia - 7 Nights

Victoria Falls

Situated along the southern border of Zambia, Victoria Falls is a spectacular sight of awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur on the Zambezi River. It forms the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe and stretches across almost two kilometres into a gorge over one hundred metres below – making it one of the world’s widest waterfalls.

Lower Zambezi

It is renowned for its abundant game – hippos, buffalo, crocodiles, fish eagles, and herds of elephants can be spotted, among other species. The landscape is characterised by rugged, unspoilt wilderness of vast floodplains, scattered with indigenous woodlands.

South Luangwa National Park

Bordering the Luangwa River, the northern and southern Luangwa National Parks contain some of the most breathtaking and untouched wilderness in Africa. As a result of this and the parks’ successful anti-poaching campaigns, the area has developed into a world-renowned wildlife haven.

Lolobezi

Luxurious Zambia - 9 Nights

Victoria Falls

Dubbed ‘The Smoke that Thunders’ by locals, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a popular tourist destination for those visiting Zambia. It is world-renowned for its sheer beauty and offers visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in spectacular landscapes inhabited by abundant wildlife.

Lower Zambezi

Located on the Zimbabwean border in the southern reaches of Zambia, the Lower Zambezi region is best known as the home to the Lower Zambezi National Park which features exceptional, undeveloped wildlife areas.

South Luangwa National Park

The South Luangwa National Park is renowned for its walking safari, which allows visitors to view elephant, hippo and even lion close-up under the supervision of professional and knowledgeable armed guides.

Lusaka

Lusaka’s wide, tree-lined boulevards feature a range of tourist facilities including hotels, guest houses, coffee shops, fast food outlets, nightclubs, and pubs. Visitor attractions include the Henry Tayali Gallery, showcasing local artworks; The National Museum, covering Zambia’s colonial history; the Lilayi Elephant Orphanage; and a number of colourful markets.

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Zambia And Zimbabwe Highlight Trip - 15 Days

Lower Zambezi

Located on the Zimbabwean border in the southern reaches of Zambia, the Lower Zambezi region is best known as the home to the Lower Zambezi National Park which features exceptional, undeveloped wildlife areas. It is renowned for its abundant game – hippos, buffalo, crocodiles, fish eagles, and herds of elephants can be spotted, among other species.

South Luangwa National Park

Bordering the Luangwa River, the northern and southern Luangwa National Parks contain some of the most breathtaking and untouched wilderness in Africa. As a result of this and the parks’ successful anti-poaching campaigns, the area has developed into a world-renowned wildlife haven. 

Livingstone

Zambia’s flourishing border town, Livingstone, or Maramba, is situated in the South Province of the country. The British colonial city is a tourism centre for the nearby Victoria Falls, Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, and the Zambezi River. 

Hwange National Park

Situated in western Zimbabwe, the Hwange National Park is the country’s biggest reserve, home to a profusion of wildlife, including giraffe, lion, zebra and approximately 40 000 elephants. It provides a sanctuary for all the country’s endangered species.

Matusadona National Park

on the shores of Lake Kariba, Matusadona National Park comprises a large expanse of pristine wilderness characterised by flat grassy plains and dramatic rugged mountains. From the vast woody escarpment to the dense bush of the Zambezi valley floor, the park features a diverse range of landscapes inhabited by abundant wildlife species.

Mana Pools National Park

Characterised by a diversity of landscapes including floodplains, forests, and baobab trees, the park has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its natural beauty; providing a fantastic destination for photographers

Ndole Bay

Zambia's Northern Circuit - 8 Nights

Ntumbachushi Falls

The falls consists of several water pools and rapids leading to the main falls with a 30-metre drop. This very picturesque waterfall was believed to be a sanctuary of spirits and the waters of the Ng’ona River are seen as sacred. 

Lake Tanganyika

The world’s longest freshwater lake, Lake Tanganyika, laps the shores of Zambia, Tanzania, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. As the second deepest lake in the world, with warm, clear waters filled with colourful tropical fish, Tanganyika is a fantastic location for watersports. Fringed by the Nsumbu National Park, with its fig trees, pools and a hidden waterfall, nature lovers have a world to explore. At Mishembe Bay, visitors can indulge in the use of a private beach.

Kasama

Not only a thriving commercial hub, filled with shops, restaurants, services and an airport, the town is also home to some extraordinary natural and cultural attractions. Surrounded by rugged green mountains, lush vegetation, and wide-open plains abundant in wildlife.

Mbala

Set at the periphery of the Great Rift Valley, Zambia’s northernmost town, Mbala, is known for its museum, restaurants, and as a base from which to explore the enthralling Kalambo Falls. A magnificent 221-metre-long uninterrupted jet, the waterfall is the second-highest in Africa, and offer a wonderful spot to see rare Maribou storks, which nest in the surrounds.

Ishiba Ng’andu Nature Reserve

Surrounding the Lake Shiwa Ngandu, Ishiba Ng’Andu Nature Reserve offers a landscape of hills, lush tropical vegetation and ancient archaeological sites. Relax in the warm bubbles of the Kapishya natural hot spring, picnic on its white sands or watch where it becomes the glorious Chusa Falls, plummeting down into rapids which provide a perfect spot for rafting.

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Avani & Mfuwe - 6 Nights

Victoria Falls

Situated along the southern border of Zambia, Victoria Falls is a spectacular sight of awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur on the Zambezi River. It forms the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe and stretches across almost two kilometres into a gorge over one hundred metres below – making it one of the world’s widest waterfalls. Dubbed ‘The Smoke that Thunders’ by locals, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a popular tourist destination for those visiting Zambia. It is world-renowned for its sheer beauty and offers visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in spectacular landscapes inhabited by abundant wildlife. Visitors can look forward to a wide range of adventure sports such as kayaking, white water rafting, ziplining, bungee jumping and bridge swinging; and those looking for more relaxation can enjoy a sunset boat cruise, game viewing, or browsing through the vibrant local Livingstone Market.

South Luangwa National Park

Bordering the Luangwa River, the northern and southern Luangwa National Parks contain some of the most breathtaking and untouched wilderness in Africa. As a result of this and the parks’ successful anti-poaching campaigns, the area has developed into a world-renowned wildlife haven. The South Luangwa National Park is renowned for its walking safari, which allows visitors to view elephant, hippo and even lion close-up under the supervision of professional and knowledgeable armed guides.

Ndole Bay

Zambia's Northern Circuit - 8 Nights

Ntumbachushi Falls

The falls consists of several water pools and rapids leading to the main falls with a 30-metre drop. This very picturesque waterfall was believed to be a sanctuary of spirits and the waters of the Ng’ona River are seen as sacred. 

Lake Tanganyika

The world’s longest freshwater lake, Lake Tanganyika, laps the shores of Zambia, Tanzania, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. As the second deepest lake in the world, with warm, clear waters filled with colourful tropical fish, Tanganyika is a fantastic location for watersports. Fringed by the Nsumbu National Park, with its fig trees, pools and a hidden waterfall, nature lovers have a world to explore. At Mishembe Bay, visitors can indulge in the use of a private beach.

Kasama

Not only a thriving commercial hub, filled with shops, restaurants, services and an airport, the town is also home to some extraordinary natural and cultural attractions. Surrounded by rugged green mountains, lush vegetation, and wide-open plains abundant in wildlife.

Mbala

Set at the periphery of the Great Rift Valley, Zambia’s northernmost town, Mbala, is known for its museum, restaurants, and as a base from which to explore the enthralling Kalambo Falls. A magnificent 221-metre-long uninterrupted jet, the waterfall is the second-highest in Africa, and offer a wonderful spot to see rare Maribou storks, which nest in the surrounds.

Ishiba Ng’andu Nature Reserve

Surrounding the Lake Shiwa Ngandu, Ishiba Ng’Andu Nature Reserve offers a landscape of hills, lush tropical vegetation and ancient archaeological sites. Relax in the warm bubbles of the Kapishya natural hot spring, picnic on its white sands or watch where it becomes the glorious Chusa Falls, plummeting down into rapids which provide a perfect spot for rafting.

mfuwe_lodge_pool

Avani & Mfuwe - 6 Nights

Victoria Falls

Situated along the southern border of Zambia, Victoria Falls is a spectacular sight of awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur on the Zambezi River. It forms the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe and stretches across almost two kilometres into a gorge over one hundred metres below – making it one of the world’s widest waterfalls. Dubbed ‘The Smoke that Thunders’ by locals, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a popular tourist destination for those visiting Zambia. It is world-renowned for its sheer beauty and offers visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in spectacular landscapes inhabited by abundant wildlife. Visitors can look forward to a wide range of adventure sports such as kayaking, white water rafting, ziplining, bungee jumping and bridge swinging; and those looking for more relaxation can enjoy a sunset boat cruise, game viewing, or browsing through the vibrant local Livingstone Market.

South Luangwa National Park

Bordering the Luangwa River, the northern and southern Luangwa National Parks contain some of the most breathtaking and untouched wilderness in Africa. As a result of this and the parks’ successful anti-poaching campaigns, the area has developed into a world-renowned wildlife haven. The South Luangwa National Park is renowned for its walking safari, which allows visitors to view elephant, hippo and even lion close-up under the supervision of professional and knowledgeable armed guides.

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