Thank you - we had an amazing time! We have prviously done four safaris in South Africa, Botswana and South Luangwa in Zambia, and I would say that as an all-round experience this was the best.
Zambia is a large, attractive and friendly country, which, although less well known than its neighbours offers an extremely high quality safari experience.
A safari holiday in Zambia is generally less expensive than other safari destinations particularly during the peak dry season months between July and October. Zambia offers a thrilling alternative with just a few small lodges and safari camps and far fewer visitors than its better known neighbours.
When it comes to wildlife most of Africas big game species can be found in very large numbers and concentrations in Zambia although you will have to visit two parks to have a chance of seeing them all. Rhino have been reintroduced into North Luangwa National park with plans afoot to also reintroduce them to Kafue and South Luangwa National Parks.
Zambia is famous for walking safaris in the company of well trained and experienced guides in South Luangwa National Park and Kafue National Park. North Luangwa National Park also has a few bushcamps which specialise in Walking Safaris in a remote wilderness area with no roads.
The excellent Lower Zambezi National Park on the opposite bank of the river to Zimbabwe's Mana Pools has superb wildlife and the added attraction of canoe safaris and shorter trips on the beautiful Zambezi River as well as guided walking safaris. The Zambezi and Kafue rivers also offer excellent fishing.
A safari holiday in Zambia also has the attraction of the mighty Victoria Falls, home to a number of exciting activities including White Water Rafting, Bungee Jumping from the Victoria Falls bridge, canoeing, elephant back safaris and flights of various types over Victoria Falls.
Please see our Zambia Sample Itineraries on this page for ideas.
There are many other National Parks. of which few have any infrastructure at present, requiring a fully equipped 4x4 expedition to visit them. However many of these are currently the subject of feasibilty studies with a view to opening them up to tourism and creating employment opportunities for local people in remote areas. These include Sioma Ngwezi, Liuwa Plains and Kasanka National Parks.
The best time to visit Zambia is between May and October when the weather is dry and the days sunny and warm. November and December just after the first rains are also good months when the bush becomes green, birds acquire their breeding plumage and the light is superb for photography.
HOW MUCH WILL A SAFARI IN ZAMBIA COST?
Safari Club aim to provide you with a unique, individual Safari experience at a price which represents the best value for money and with no hidden extras. Safari Club will organise your personal safari without compromise on the quality of the wildlife experience, guiding and accommodation.
Typical inclusive cost per adult per day including all park fees, game activities, local road and air transfers.
On Safari £200 to £400 (US$300 to US$600)
At Victoria Falls £100 to £250 (US$150 to US$375)
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If you are planning a safari in Zambia or would like a quotation or sample itinerary please complete our simple contact form or call one of our safari consultants for an informal chat on telephone 0845 0545 889.
FEATURED ZAMBIA ITINERARY
"LAND OF THE BIG CATS" - EIGHT NIGHTS- FROM £2400 PP ALL INCLUSIVE
This is a superb 4x4 safari exploring the game rich central section of Zambia’s superb South Luangwa National Park and the remote and undeveloped Southern region of the park where other vehicles are rarely encountered with the option of an extension to Victoria Falls staying at Waterberry Lodge.
The accommodation is a mixture of high quality, mid sized safari lodges and wonderful little bush camps where both the quality of the camps and the quality of the game viewing are not compromised.
South Luangwa National Park is over 9000 square kilometers and is located along the Luangwa River in the East of Zambia. The beautiful river acts as a magnet for game and the density and variety to be found is impressive. Over time, the river’s course has carved a multitude of channels, that, in winter, form lagoons and oxbow lakes, which are the focus of attention for the fascinating mammals and birdlife of South Luangwa. South Luangwa has a very large population of lions and is also one of the best places to see leopard in Africa with regular sightings being made on night drives along with other smaller cats and nocturnal hunters. Elephants and giraffe are plentiful and countless hippos and crocodiles lurk in the cool waters of the river.
The whole area is very scenic, much of it set against a backdrop of the river itself and its many tributaries and lagoons as well as the the Muchinga Escarpment and the Chindeni Hills. Your safari here will include a full range of game activities including day and night drives in open, specially adapted 4x4 safari vehicles. The highlight for many will be the walking safaris for which Zambia is rightly famous, which are conducted by a highly trained English speaking guide and an armed National Parks scout.
1 st June to 31 st October 2012 US$4063 PP (£2708 PP)
1 st November to 15 th December 2012 US$3217 PP (£2144 PP)