Home of walking safaris this is one of the best places to get out of the vehicle and do a safari on foot. Hailed as Africa’s ‘diamond in the rough’ or even ‘the warm heart of Africa’, Zambia is a country blessed with awe-inspiring natural wonders, a huge variety of wildlife and an abundance of birdlife, huge water bodies (including 17 magnificent waterfalls) and great tracts of pristine bushveld. It has also been acknowledged as one of the safest countries in the world, whose inhabitants are known for being warm and welcoming. It is a landlocked country, sharing its borders with Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north, Angola to the west, Namibia and Zimbabwe to the south, and Mozambique and Malawi to the east. It even shares a 2km border with Botswana!
- Get truly up close and personal with nature on a walking safari from camp to camp in South Luangwa – an absolute MUST!
- Drift along the languid Lower Zambezi River by canoe and spy the twitch of the odd hippo’s ears in the water or a croc languishing on the riverbank.
- Enjoy the sheer thrill of a microlight flight over the famous Victoria Falls for a truly different perspective!
- Take a dip in the Devil’s Pool at the edge of the Victoria Falls.
- Witness the biggest bat migration in the world at Kasanka National Park.
- Explore the remote Busanga Plains of Kafue, whether in a safari vehicle or on foot – one of the wildest and most untouched places left on the planet and a haven for wildlife.
- Wrestle lines with the famous and feisty Tiger Fish on the Lower Zambezi river.
Best Times to Travel
- July – September: high season when temperatures are still moderate enough to make walking comfortable. Game viewing also excellent.
- January – March: rainy season when most camps close in Luangwa and Lower Zambezi. October is the hottest month.