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Zambia offers such an exceptional experience for safari enthusiasts. While you can do the classic safari activities in Zambia – like day and night game drives, boat safaris, and enjoy sundowners at the end of an exciting day – there is also an opportunity to embrace new safari experiences. The most popular being the walking safari.

The South Luangwa National Park is largely unaffected by man, and the safari camps truly reflect that. Most of them are mobile tented camps so at the end of the season, they are taken down to let the landscape recover. As well as game drives, South Luangwa is the best place on the continent to do a bush walk. Norman Carr was the pioneer of the walking safari and today, exceptional walking safari guides continue his legacy.

A walking safari is a chance to experience the flora and fauna of the bush on foot. Your walking safari will be guided by a professional safari guide, accompanied by armed rangers. The length of your walking safari can vary, but typically they last a few hours and give you a chance to see the smaller aspects of a safari. That said, it is not uncommon to come close to large animals like elephants, buffalos, giraffes, and even big cats during your walking safari in Zambia. 

Another thrilling safari experience in Zambia is a canoe safari in the Lower Zambezi National Park. Sharing a canoe with your safari guide, paddling along the channels of the Zambezi gives you a unique perspective and an opportunity to see wildlife from the water. You’ll paddle close to hippo pods, and glide past crocodiles basking in the sunshine on the river banks. 

Other national parks to enjoy a safari in Zambia include the North Luangwa National Park, Kafue National Park, and Liuwa Plain National Park in Zambia’s western province. These parks are much less visited, but offer a remote and off-the-beaten-track experience with safari highlights like the wildebeest migration and large hyena populations.

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Luxury Zambia Packages

We have put together some luxury safari tours and itineraries to give you some inspiration. All of our trips are tailor-made and can be customized to suit you – our aim is to curate the perfect luxury safari for you, and with our friendly and knowledgeable specialists, we are confident we will.


Zambia Safari Q&A

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Gemma our Safari Specialist

How long should I do a Zambia safari?

The answer to this question completely depends on what type of safari experiences you would like to combine. Generally speaking, I would recommend around 6 or 7 days on safari in Zambia, which I would break down between two safari camps (3 or 4 nights in each) or two different destinations. If you are an experienced safari traveler, I would recommend longer if you can.

Is Zambia good for safaris?

Although it is not one of the most popular safari destinations, it is a truly fantastic country for wildlife experiences. Zambia has the highest number of leopard populations on the continent. The South Luangwa park and valley is home to Zambia’s largest lion population and second-largest wild dog population. While the resident wildlife in Zambia is varied, sightings of big cats, elephants, buffalos, and hippo are particularly good across the country.

Which safari accommodation should I stay in?

The safari accommodation in Zambia is a lot more ‘authentic’ than other destinations. The majority of safari camps are canvassed tents, with modern but basic amenities. The main draw of these tented camps is that they allow you to become closer to the wildlife, and connect to nature. You will often hear animals throughout the night outside your tent – be it lions roaring, hyenas laughing, or hippos grunting. 

When should I do my Zambia safari?

The best time of year to visit Zambia for safari is between the June to October period. This takes full advantage of the dry season, with dry, warm and clear weather conditions on offer. Because there is a limited time to enjoy a luxury Zambia safari, availability can fill up quickly so I would recommend trying to book your safari anywhere from 9-12 months beforehand.

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