Landlocked Zambia welcomes visitors to experience the very best of African safaris and experiences. Come and enjoy the breathtaking sceneries and pristine wilderness areas. From Victoria Falls to the mighty Lower Zambezi River and Big 5 game reserves, Zambia has it all.
- Over 30% of Zambia’s land is allocated to national parks
- The country shares the world’s largest waterfall – Victoria Falls
- Mild, pleasant climate for endless fun in the great outdoors
- Discover a wealth of remarkable wildlife and birdlife
- Choose from a range of accommodation in dreamy locations
TOP 5 ZAMBIA HIGHLIGHTS
- SOUTH LUANGWA NATIONAL PARK An unspoiled nirvana with some rare animal treasures. Look for the Thornicroft’s giraffe and Crawshay’s zebra, endemic to South Luangwa. Go there for productive leopard sightings and the puku, which is rarely seen outside Zambia.
- LOWER ZAMBEZI NATIONAL PARK Spoil yourself with a holiday to this watery retreat where you get to view game in style on board a canoe. Wonderfully untamed and offering a unique safari experience – fishing, nature walks, boat cruises plus day and night game drives.
- VICTORIA FALLS AND LIVINGSTONE The adventure capital of Zambia, Livingstone Town gives you access to adrenaline charged holidays. Go white water rafting or bungee jumping off the Victoria Falls Bridge. You can even choose to walk with lions or take the scenic flight above the falls, whatever floats your boat.
- LIUWA PLAIN NATIONAL PARK Escape to the remote recesses of Zambia’s pristine bush where tranquility in nature is guaranteed. Witness the second largest Wildebeest Migration and the high concentrations of predator species that reside in the park. Get your camera out and capture the extraordinary images of lightning bolts during a thunderstorm.
- KAFUE NATIONAL PARK Never settle for second best. Choose a holiday to this untouched wilderness and enjoy front row seats to largest species diversity in Zambia. Make sure to visit the Busanga Plains where you can easily spot the cheetah.
TIPS FOR TRAVELING ZAMBIA
CURRENCY Zambian kwacha (ZMK) is the local currency. US Dollars, Euro and Pound sterling are also accepted. International hotels will accept credit cards as well.
CLIMATE The general height of the land gives Zambia a more pleasant climate than that experienced in most tropical countries. There are three seasons – cool and dry from May to August, hot and dry from September to November, and warm and wet from December to April.
WHAT TO PACK If your safari is in winter, you will need a thick fleece or jacket for those early morning or evening game drives. Summers are hot with intermittent showers. Pack short and t-shirts with smart casual clothes for evening dining. A costume is a must as most lodges now have swimming pools for cooling off in the evening. Pack sunscreen, comfortable shoes, a hat and mosquito repellent too.
PEAK HOLIDAY SEASON May to August is the best time of year to travel as it’s cooler, less wet and you have a greater chance of getting some good wildlife sightings.