Zambia is Africa’s untamed child and offers safari-goers an authentic wildlife experience and fewer fellow tourists to compete with. On its border with Zimbabwe is Victoria Falls, indigenously called Mosi-oa-Tunya or “Smoke That Thunders”, which attracts most visitors between February and May. Otherwise Zambia is considered the home of walking safaris and to see Zambia at its absolute wildest, nothing beats areas like South Luangwa National Park, where there is a variety of mammals and birds to experience in their natural habitats. Zambia is also home to Liuwa Plain National Park, Kafue National Park, Busanga Plains and African Park’s unique Bangweulu Wetlands, a community-owned protected wetland, home to 50,000 people who retain the right to sustainably harvest its natural resources and who depend entirely on the richness the park provides.
Zambian safaris are best experienced in the dry season between May and October, when animals are easier to spot through sparse vegetation as they gather around waterholes and rivers.
Our recommended activities in Zambia:
* Head out on a canoe safari on the Lower Zambezi River.
* Experience a wild walking safari.
* Go for game drives along the Luangwa River.