Blessed with awe-inspiring natural wonders, an abundance of wildlife, huge water bodies and vast open spaces, Zambia offers unforgettable holidays exploring the real Africa.

Tourism in Zambia is mainly concentrated in the South, around the city of Livingstone. This city is located on the banks of the Zambezi River, near the famous Victoria Falls. Because there are relatively few tourists from the Zambian side to these waterfalls, it is much quieter here and one can enjoy more of nature. In addition, the waterfalls of this side are at least as beautiful as the Zimbabwean side. Experts have dubbed South Luangwa to be one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world, and not without reason. The concentration of animals around the Luangwa River, and its lagoons-like water reserves, is among the most the highest in Africa.

The Luangwa River is the most intact major river system in Africa and is the life-blood of the Park. The Park hosts a wide variety of wildlife, birds and vegetation. There are 60 different animal species and over 400 different bird species in South Luangwa National Park. The only notable exception is the rhino, sadly poached to extinction.

Lake Kariba is the world’s largest man-made lake and reservoir by volume. It lies 1300 kilometres upstream from the Indian Ocean, along the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Best time for a Zambia Safari

Some of the Zambia camps are ‘closed’ during the rainy season from mid-November to March. This due to the ground becoming too water-logged for safaris. But when the flood-plains dry out in April, the roads are remade into more remote areas. The seasonal bush camps are then reassembled. Typically, the safari season lasts from May to October or early November with some localised exceptions. The Victoria Falls are a sight to behold for much of the year. Yet we don’t recommend staying on the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls from September to mid-January as the water levels drop much more on the Zambian side.