Africa’s quiet success story, Zambia offers some of the highest concentrations of game species in southern Africa.
Zambia lacks the crowds of more famous counterparts in neighbouring countries. A Zambia safaris to unfenced South Luangwa National Park is one of the best safari destinations in the region. Here you can step into grasslands that wrap around the lagoons and mopane woodland in search of elephant, black rhino and lion on a walking safari. Even quieter, North Luangwa National Park has a similar list of around 400 different bird species and 60 iconic mammals, with crocodile and large pods of hippo common in the river from which both parks take their name.
Larger than South Africa’s Kruger National Park at more than 22,000 km2, Kafue National Park is bigger than some nations. Kafue is Zambia’s largest protected area. Known for its antelope, including Roan, Red lechwe and Puku, their presence, ensures a healthy population of lion and hyena. Kafue is also one of the best places to see African Wild Dog anywhere in the country.
Sitting opposite Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools, Zambia’s Lower Zambezi National Park encompasses the flood plain of Africa’s fourth longest river. The Lower Zambezi is home to a healthy population of elephant, lion and leopard. While in the country’s southwest corner lies one of the continent’s greatest natural wonders, the mighty Victoria Falls, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The best Zambia safaris combine the Lower Zambezi National Park, South Luangwa National Park, Kafue National Park and Victoria Falls.