Zambia

Africa’s quiet success story, Zambia offers some of the highest concentrations of game species in southern Africa. 

Lacking the crowds of more famous counterparts in neighbouring countries, unfenced South Luangwa National Park is one of the best destinations in the region to 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 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 and Zambia’s largest protected area. Known for its antelope, including roan, red lechwe and puku, their presence in turn ensures a healthy population of lion and hyena, while the park is also one of the best places to spy 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, with healthy populations 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.

Tours

2-3 Star Accommodation

Our 2 to 3 star accommodated safaris and tours use comfortable accommodation that is booked on a twin share basis. The majority of rooms have en-suite bathrooms and very occasionally they will have shared ablutions. All linen and bedding is provided.

Adventure Camping

Adventure camping requires participation. Your guide and assistant do all the meal preparation, however we ask guests to help (on rotation) with the washing up.  You will also need to assist with putting up your tent and packing the vehicle.  There are some long travel days which means early morning starts, so we all need to get involved to make the day run efficiently.

Fully Assisted Camping (en-suite)

Fully Assisted Camping (en-suite) is the modern-day version of the ‘traditional’ safari - like the gentleman explorers Baker, Stanley and Baines. Today, the ox-wagons and bearers have been replaced with custom-made 4WD safari vehicles, a professional guide, chef, waiter and support crew.

Lodges and Tented Camps

Safari lodges are fully permanent accommodation built out of stone, wood, thatch, bricks, mortar or a combination of all.  Tented Camps are generally considered the best for a true safari experience. All lodges and tented camps feature real beds and private, en-suite bathroom facilities.

Travel Information

Electricity

Current is 220/240 volt at 50 cycles per second. Both square and round wall plugs are used.

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Banking

CurrencyZambia’s unit of currency is the Kwacha (ZMW), formally ZMK which was rebased in 2013. The denominaions are K100, K50, K20, K10, K5 and K2.  It…

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Cuisine

Zambia’s native cuisine is based on nshima, a cooked porridge made from ground maize normally accompanied by some tasty relish, perhaps made of meat and…

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Climate

The rains in Zambia come mostly in December, January, February and March though the further north you are, the earlier the rains arrive and the later they…

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Transport

Proflight flies from Lusaka to Mfuwe (South Luangwa), to Livingstone and the Copperbelt and also does charters.Various air charter companies will fly to…

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Dress

Zambia has mild winters and the summer days can be scourching hot. Lightweight casual clothes can be worn all year round, with a jacket or jersey for early…

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Regions

Chirundu

The name ‘Chirundu’ roughly translates to ‘people following one another in a queue’ which hints at this settlement’s primary function as a major border crossing over…

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Livingstone, Zambia

One of the original natural wonders of the world, the Victoria Falls is a World Heritage Site and an extremely popular tourism attraction. Known locally as…

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Lower Zambezi National Park

Set opposite the Mana Pools Reserve of Zimbabwe, at the broadening of the Lower Zambezi, the eponymous Lower Zambezi National Park is a wonderland of jaw-dropping…

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Luangwa National Park

South Luangwa National Park, which is Zambia’s premier wildlife destination, lies in large part between the Luangwa River to the east and the Mchinga escarpment in…

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Lusaka

Lusaka, Zambia’s cosmopolitan capital, is a typical modern African city. Set on open plains at the heart of the country, the city serves as Zambia’s rapidly…

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South Luangwa National Park

South Luangwa National Park, which is Zambia’s premier wildlife destination, lies in large part between the Luangwa River to the east and the Mchinga escarpment in…

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