Safaris / Zambia

The country’s tourism board describes Zambia as ‘the real Africa’ and this is not marketing hype: Zambia really does offer an authentic experience of the continent.

Its three premier national parks, Kafue, South Luangwa and the Lower Zambezi, are very different and all among Africa’s best and this is not to mention the impressive Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, or the more than 200 languages and dialects that are spoken here.

Until recently, the Falls, shared with neighbouring Zimbabwe, was the major attraction for visitors to Zambia, but over the past few years the wildlife experience has taken ever-growing precedence. A number of excellent safari operators run great bush camps in the various national parks and provide a fantastic wildlife experience. The remarkably low rural population in the vast country is mirrored by the low density of camps and lodges in the parks and both make for an exclusive experience in an untrammelled wilderness.

No visit to Zambia would be complete without seeing Victoria Falls, and we usually combine this with stays in bush camps in at least two of the national parks, giving our guests an opportunity to experience something of the country’s diversity.