Why choose Zambia?
Zambia is a huge, exceptional country, with wonderful rivers and game parks such as Liuwa Plain, Kafue, Luangwa and the Lower Zambezi, and the magnificent Victoria Falls, making it an excellent choice, especially for a family holiday to Africa.
The combination of top-class game viewing by vehicle or on foot and, on taking to the water, casting a fly or watching elephants bathing so close you catch their spray, is an experience particularly special to Zambia. Stop for lunch under a canopy with your feet cooling in the river, then search for tree climbing lions as they rest after a kill. With world-class wetlands after the rains, together with the Zambezi River, it’s a birders’ paradise. For those who want a historically interesting and beautiful riding safari location, visit Shiwa N’gandu overlooking the “lake of the royal crocodile.”
Zambia, as with many African countries, is faced with tough development and conservation battles but there are huge reserves of goodwill. With close cooperation between local communities, tourism is proving to be an important way to conserve Zambia’s many ecosystems; a good enough reason to visit on its own…
Places to visit
When to visit Zambia
Zambia’s weather can be divided into two categories: wet from December to April, and dry from May to November. The best time to visit Zambia for game viewing and wildlife photography is May to October. Most visitors come during this period when the weather is dry, and the wildlife is seeking out water. During Zambia’s rainy season (also known as the ‘Emerald Season’) most camps close and many unsurfaced roads become impassable. However, there are benefits of travelling out of season as this is a great time for birders and photographers and you can take advantage of low season offers. If you’re planning to visit the Victoria Falls, March to May is the ideal time to experience it at its fullest and most spectacular.
A Sample Of What You Can Experience
We recommend Zambia for…
Zambia is the home of walking safaris and Africa’s finest guides. Small safari companies still operate here using intimate camps that offer some of the best expertly guided walking safaris and/or specialist birding safaris.
Zambia combines well with Malawi to offer a perfect balance for a bush and beach holiday. Explore the wildlife-rich South Luangwa National Park in Zambia and then relish the tranquil beauty of Lake Malawi. Expect adventure, excitement and beauty.
For families with teenagers (and older children) Zambia has great potential for a truly memorable holiday. There are a vast range of land and water-based activities on offer alongside superb camps and lodges and family focused guides.
A honeymoon in beautiful, untouched Zambia offers the perfect mix of safari and relaxation. It is still relatively off-the-beaten track and offers some spectacular landscapes and wildlife. A honeymoon to Zambia is to experience one of the true wilderness areas left in Africa.
Zambia is a huge, exceptional country, with wonderful rivers and game parks such as Liuwa Plain, Kafue, Luangwa and the Lower Zambezi, and the magnificent Victoria Falls, making it an excellent choice, especially for an adventure holiday to Africa.
One of the real joys of Africa is to spend a night sleeping out under the stars. Get right out into the wilds of Africa where it really is just you, the great outdoors and the stars. Go to sleep on a star bed whilst still in comfort with great food and guides.
14 Day Safari Holiday | Zambia
Outposts Travel Africa arranged a holiday for some returning clients who wanted to explore Zambia. We organised a 2 week adventure that took them off-grid and into the wilderness.
“Without doubt it has been the best safari we have ever been on.”
“We stayed at three camps – Chamilandu, Kapamba and Kuyenda. All slightly different. However all beds in the camps were of the same standard and very comfortable. In all the camps we were offered driving and walking or a combination of both. We always drove on the first morning and afternoon/evening drive and then walked/ drove thereafter. We saw loads of elephants, a herd of 700 buffalo, two prides of lions, 7 different leopards and a cub (amazing), loads of Impala, bushbucks, kudu, puku, waterbucks, warthogs, baboons, vervet monkeys, giraffes, zebra, hippos both in and out of water, hyena and loads of fabulous birds. This was a fantastic holiday to Zambia which worked very well.”Mr & Mrs Woods