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Exceptional safaris in Zambia

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The majestic Victoria Falls, also known as the Smoke That Thunders or Mosi-oa–Tunya by locals, the Zambezi River, and two of Africa’s largest wildlife sanctuaries, the Luangwa National Parks and Kafue National Parks, are just a few of the many highlights of Zambia. This guide will help you decide if Zambia is the right safari destination.
The Best Time to Go

It is best to visit between May and October when the rains have stopped and the bush turns a gorgeous golden red. Cooler temperatures are ideal for game viewing and long walks. The best time to see the Victoria Falls in their full potential is between March and June, when the water levels reach their highest. White Water Rafting, swimming in the Devil’s Pool at the Victoria Falls’ edge and other activities are best when the water level is lower (from July to February).

It is generally from May through October. The dry season will be cooler than in May, and heat up in September through November. The rainy season runs from November through April, and it tends to remain warm all year.

On arrival in Zambia, visas can be bought. It is recommended that you obtain a UNIVISA if you plan to visit the Victoria Falls. This allows you to visit both the Zimbabwean side and the Zambian side of the falls, allowing for spectacular views from all angles.

The Best Areas and Why
South Luangwa

Lower Zambezi

These are the most popular areas to go on safari in Zambia. South Luangwa is home to some of Africa’s most beautiful walking safaris, while the Lower Zambezi, a spectacular national park that runs along the Zambezi River border, offers boat trips on the river, canoeing and fishing as well as walking.

Although less known than other parks, it hosts fewer visitors annually. However, there is exceptional game viewing and a smaller group of people who can share the experience. Livingstone, the Zambian side to the amazing Zambian wildlife, is a must-see on any Zambian trip.
Victoria Falls

Luggage/Weight Restrictions
A soft-sided bag is required for light aircraft flights between reserves. Hand luggage must not exceed 20kgs.

Advice for Medical Practitioners
Prophylaxis for malaria is strongly recommended in Zambia, which is considered a high-risk area for malaria. Before you travel to Zambia, it is important to see a doctor.

You should wear neutral colours in khaki, green, and brown when on safari. This will allow you to blend in with the bush environment as much as possible. For the colder mornings and evenings, warm jumpers and trousers are essential. Layers are important. Once the sun has risen, it heats up quickly so it is a good idea to have a few layers on hand. It is a good idea to have sturdy shoes for walking and safari, especially in Zambia where walking is a great way to enjoy the country.

Tipping and Money
Most of the outgoing expenses will have been paid for in advance. This means that there is very little cash needed. While on safari, tipping is encouraged at $5-10 USD per guest, per-day for rangers and guides, and the same for a common staff tip, which can be split between housekeeping staff and other staff. USD is the preferred currency for tipping. It is also recommended to be used for visas and other extras. You can pay any extra payments with a credit card while you are in lodges.

Dining and Drinking
When on safari, drinking and dining are not an option. Standards have been established and the setting for breakfast and lunch (and dinner) is equally important. You can also enjoy beautiful dinners at the lodge or the lodge’s Boma. But there are many surprises: bush dinners under the African stars, lunch in the shallow water of the river, and surprise breakfasts in a clearing deep in the bush. There are many dining options at the Victoria Falls, each night unique and special. A sunset cruise on the Zambezi River is a must-do experience. For extra glamour, you can also board the Royal Livingstone Express. Tongabezi Lodge offers a romantic dining room for two set up on a pontoon at the Zambezi.

The South Luangwa National Park, also known as “Leopard Vale”, offers almost certain sightings of these mysterious cats, along with herds buffalo, elephant, Lion Prides, and the rare Wild Dog. Kafue is home to a wide variety of game. Many of these species can often be seen from just one point of view. Kafue is a great place to spot the endangered African predator, the Cheetah. There are great chances to see Lion and Leopard, as well as Elephant and Buffalo along the banks.

What to Pack
You should bring along your camera equipment, including spare memory cards, spare batteries, and a charger. Sunscreen and insect repellent are important items to have with you. A torch, binoculars, and a book are all good additions. You can also use a light rucksack for your belongings.

Where to Stay
Zambia has plenty of accommodation options, but not enough to make it difficult to find the right one for you. The South Luangwa is the most populous.

The top luxury lodge in the world, while
Tena Tena

This is the best place to stay in a rustic tented home. A combined stay is the best way to get authentic authenticity.


Enjoy a full-day walking safari between both camps, while your luggage is rushed to arrive at the destination. Few lodges are found in the famous Busanga Plains of Kafue National Park. The most luxurious is located here.
Shumba Camp

. The Lower Zambezi is a great combination of both.
Old Mondoro

Its sister camp

The former is a rustic version its sister property. Another authentic property is available in the Lower Zambezi.
Chongwe River Camp

It is exactly this and the lodge’s goal is to ensure that guests enjoy a peaceful stay. You can also visit the Victoria Falls.
The Royal Livingstone Hotel

This is an elegant and stunning option near the Falls. Sister properties are available for an exclusive stay along the Zambezi River.


These are a favorite spot, as they offer a variety of activities in a serene setting right by the river.
River Club

Another option is to go along the Zambezi. It’s only 20kms away from the Victoria Falls, but far enough from the bustle and hustle that it has an English Country Club vibe. This club offers activities such as croquet, tennis, and regular river and falls tours.

Walking safaris are a great way to see Zambia. They provide both scout and guide with exceptional expertise, so big game can be approached by foot. This makes for one of the most thrilling experiences in the wild. You can also enjoy boat trips on the river, canoeing, and fishing for aggressive Tiger Fish, as well as night and day game drives. There are many activities available to both thrill-seekers and those who prefer to relax while at the Falls. While a visit to the Falls on foot is a must, it is also a great way to see the intensity and beauty from above in a helicopter or microlight flight. You can also fly from the top to view elephants and hippos in Zambezi River, as you descend a bit lower. White Water Rafting and swimming in the Devil’s Pool at the Victoria Falls can be enjoyed when the water levels are lower. Bungee jumping can be enjoyed all year for those who want to experience high Bungee Jumping.

Get in touch with our Africa experts if you’re interested in booking a Zambia safari.