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Zambia

  • Dear Safari Consultants team, we returned home today, and Sylvia has already rung to leave special thanks to Mary for arranging our wonderful trip. Everything worked flawlessly (except when I managed to leave a bag behind – see separate email thanking those who remedied the situation for me). The locations were all excellent and there were none that we left without regret, whilst also of course looking forward to the next. The guides and camp teams were all impressive. We have returned with unforgettable memories, many close-up photographs to review, many ticks in the bird book, recollections of many pleasant acquaintances met, and a fondness for Botswana in particular. As intended, once in Zambia we considered ourselves off safari, although the bird walk at Waterberry topped up our bird list considerably. The Victoria Falls from Livingstone Island experience, even at low water, was marvellous. Thank you once again for arranging such a superb experience for us.

    Keith and Sylvia travelled to Botswana and Zambia
Aerial view of Victoria Falls, ZambiaBush walk with lion, Lower Zambezi, ZambiaCanoeing safari, Lower Zambezi, ZambiaCarmine bee-eaters nesting, Luangwa Valley, ZambiaKafue buffalo DA, ZambiaLeopard, ZambiaLower Zambezi River aerial, ZambiaLuangwa Valley game drive, ZambiaSouth Luangwa lagoon sunset, ZambiaSwooping African fish eagle, Zambia

Zambia

Introduction

Introduction to the magical and beautiful country of Zambia

Zambia today is still a traditional safari destination, offering a wide range of safari activities and experiences within an intimate and professional tourism industry. Most Zambia safari lodges and camps are small, many are still owner run, and you tend to leave as a friend rather than a paying client. Traditional values of personal service still exist, as do high standards of wildlife guiding.

Zambia is definitely a destination to consider for outdoor enthusiasts, and those who wish to really immerse themselves in wild Africa. While general game-viewing is excellent in a number of parks, the country is best known for offering fantastic walking safaris, incredible water-based activities (canoeing, boating and fishing on the Zambezi River), superb guiding and the wonderful hospitality mentioned above. The range of activities on offer makes Zambia an excellent destination for active visitors and families with older children.

Zambia is also an exclusive safari destination, with vast areas of pristine wilderness and relatively little evidence of mass tourism. Zambia’s premier safari region is the South Luangwa National Park, backed up by the beautiful Lower Zambezi and wild Kafue national parks. Between them, these parks offer a wonderful diversity of habitat and safari experience. More specialist destinations can include North Luangwa, Kasanka, Bangweulu, Lochinvar and Liuwa Plains. Victoria Falls, the world’s widest waterfall, are a major attraction and to see them in full flood from the air is one of Africa’s greatest sights.

If you are looking to immerse yourself in the natural world and enjoy some of the best guiding and hospitality that Africa offers, then Zambia is the ideal destination.

To find out more about Zambia safaris please call us on 01787 888590 or contact us to speak to one of our safari specialists.

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