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Why go to Zambia

Zambia gives one a taste of the essence of Africa, beautiful, unpredictable, unspoilt, and a country with a vibrancy and color all of its own. The landscapes are dramatic and interspersed with the life giving waters of the Zambezi, Kafue and Luangwa rivers. There is Lake Tanganyika the second deepest lake in the world and Lake Kariba, the largest man made lake in Africa. There are plains and forests and rivers and lakes and all teem with abundant wildlife. All of these make Zambia an unforgettable destination.

 

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Where to go in Zambia

Livingstone

The old colonial capital and now boasting the tourism and adventure capital of Zambia. Filled with safari companies and places to stay from campsites to 5 star lodges, this is the place to book ALL your adventure activities from white water rafting to gorge swings and bungee jumping. There are elephant back safaris and flights over the falls.

Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park

Quick and easy option for viewing plains game. Situated along the edge of the Zambezi River, you are almost guaranteed of seeing white rhino, elephant and crocodile. Also has the Old Drift graveyard and the ruins of the original settlement.

Victoria Falls

Roughly 1200km (750miles) long, two and a half million gallons of water fall over a 300 foot drop in a matter of seconds. A continuous falling curtain of water. A path leads alongside this gorge to provide viewpoint after viewpoint of breathtaking splendour.

Kafue National Park

The oldest and Largest of Zambia’s parks. Largely unspoilt bush and incredible herds of game. A mere two hours from Livingstone.

North and South Luangwa National Park

One of the greatest concentrations of animals anywhere in the world. Incredible birdlife and a host of virgin vegetation, minimal roads and well managed tourism make this a park worth visiting. Walking safaris within the park are well known and highly recommended.

Africa’s largest man made dam

226 km long and in places up to 40km wide. Provides electric power to both Zambia and Zimbabwe. Great fishing and wonderful houseboats that can be taken up and down and along the great expanse of water. Incredible sunsets, wonderful birdlife and animals coming down to drink along the banks.

 

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When to go to Zambia

Rainy season is long and stretches from Late October through until April. Although the season is long, the rains are generally very short and heavy and the skies clear up again. May through to August are generally the cooler months and although the landscape is then very dry and bare, it is very conducive to excellent game viewing and the mosquitoes and tsetse flies are considerably less active. The Zambezi is at its fullest in April and May and the river rafting may be closed over this time as the river is too swollen and dangerous.

The falls are at their most spectacular at this time too, although the spray may be so dense that the bottom of the gorge cannot be seen. Although less water in the falls over the drier months, the view is no less spectacular and offers other attractions like walking across the top of the falls to Livingstone Island and swimming in the Devils pool at the top of the falls.

For updated weather forecasts across Africa, please visit www.africanweather.net

Most Popular Tours In Zambia

21 Day Nairobi to Victoria Falls Overland Tour

3 Weeks
We make our way to Arusha and the Serengeti National Park where you are sure to see incredible wildlife before setting off for the white sand beaches and crystal clear waters of Zanzibar, perfect for rest and relaxation after a busy big 5 safari. We travel into the warm heart of Africa, Malawi and spend some time on the shores of her fresh water lake and finally on to the pristine South Luangwa National park in Zambia.
  • Starts: Nairobi
  • Ends: Victoria Falls
  • Group Size: Max 18
  • Local Payment: N/A
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2017 Rates from ZAR 19,250 per person sharing plus Activity Package from ZAR 9,400 pp. 2018 Rates from ZAR 22,450 per person sharing plus Activity Package of ZAR 9,150 pp.

32 Day Eastern & Southern Africa Budget Camping Safari

4 weeks+
Experience Southern & Eastern Africa's culture, geography and wildlife. This adventurous trip takes you to top game parks like the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Kruger, and to unique sites as Lake Malawi and Victoria Falls. Relax at the beaches of Zanzibar and Malawi .
  • Starts: Johannesburg
  • Ends: Nairobi
  • Group Size: Max 30
  • Local Payment: USD 790
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From ZAR 23,100 pps and local payment USD 890 pp

42 Day Eastern & Southern Africa Budget Camping Safari

6 Weeks +
We travel from the bustling capital of Nairobi to the mother city of Cape Town. In between we search for the “big five” in world renowned game parks, relax on white-sand beaches, snorkel the magnificent reefs on Zanzibar, and enjoy the tranquil setting along Lake Malawi. Southern Africa doesn’t disappoint with the majestic Victoria Falls, the highest sand dunes in the world in Namibia and impressive Table Mountain.
  • Starts: Nairobi
  • Ends:Cape Town
  • Group Size: Max 30
  • Local Payment: USD 1015
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From ZAR 27,900 pps and local payment USD 1,210

24 Day Southern Africa Camping Adventure

3 Weeks +
Experience the Best of Six Southern Africa countries: South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique, Zimabwe, Zambia, Malawi, in one combined camping trip. A wide selection of highlights include: Dhow Trip, Mozambique Beaches, Chobe Game Drive, Victoria Falls, Zambezi Canoe Trip, Luangwa National Park, Lake Malawi, Mulanje Mountain Hike, Maputo & Kruger National Park.
  • Starts: Johannesburg
  • Ends: Johannesburg
  • Group Size: Max 16
  • Local Payment: N/A
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2017 Rate from EUR 1,995 pps & 2018 rate from EUR 2,995 pps

26 Day Nairobi to Victoria Falls Camping Safari

3 Weeks +
An express safari from Kenya to Zimbabwe with some of the best Wildlife Reserves in East and Southern Africa.
  • Starts: Nairobi
  • Ends: Victoria Falls
  • Group Size: Max 30
  • Local Payment: USD 1250
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From ZAR 31,900 pp and USD 1,300 pp local payment

21 Day Nairobi to Victoria Falls Budget Camping Safari

3 weeks
There’s plenty of action on this trip, The Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater are Tanzania’s best known game reserves, and Zanzibar is a tropical paradise that’s steeped in history and tradition. It’s impossible not to relax on the golden beaches of Lake Malawi. Chobe National Park offers a superb game viewing opportunity. Victoria Falls offers great adventure activities and is a perfect way to end this awesome safari trip.
  • Starts: Nairobi
  • Ends: Victoria Falls
  • Group Size: Max 30
  • Local Payment: USD 480
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From ZAR 17,300 pps and local payment USD 530 pp
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