Wild, relatively untouched and definitely unspoilt, Zambia is the perfect choice of destination for an adventure or luxury African vacation. Lying directly north of Zimbabwe and Botswana, landlocked Zambia is known for its abundance of wildlife, rivers and lakes as well as the pristine African wilderness experience on offer.
Find the beautiful, rugged Luangwa Valley in the east of the country at the tail end of the western arm of the Great Rift Valley. Both the North and South Luangwa National Parks have been established on the banks of the Luangwa River and are home to an astonishing array of wildlife including more than 400 bird species and 60 different animal species. This was the birthplace of the walking safari and today the luxury lodges and camps promise a unique wildlife experience. Head south and inland to experience the absolute wildness of the Lower Zambezi region with its multitude of habitats and enjoy the opportunity to get really close to the abundance of game wandering in and out of the Zambezi Channels.
To the west find the Kafue Flats, internationally recognised as a wetland of global importance and a haven for birds and game as well as the mighty predators. A favoured fishing, birding and game-viewing destination, the Kafue Flats is home to the famous Kafue lechwe, a marsh antelope only found in this beautiful region.
South and west to the border of Zimbabwe is one of the world’s most popular and beautiful tourism attractions, Victoria Falls. The slow moving Zambezi River becomes a raging torrent as it crashes down gorges and chasms to create the magnificent waterfall known as Mosi-oa-Tunya – the ‘smoke that thunders’. A fabulous destination for a luxury safari vacation, this area is also one of Africa’s prime adventure centres.
Whether you are looking for a legendary wildlife experience, want to visit one of the natural wonders of the world, are seeking action adventure or a combination tour of all of the above, Zambia has it all and Southern Africa Travel is waiting to advise you on your best African vacation options in the beautiful destination of Zambia.
The climate is generally pleasant with three main seasons, cool and dry from May to August, hot and dry from September to November, warm and wet from December to April. Safaris are seasonal as parts of Zambia close during the rainy season however Victoria Falls is a spectacular destination year-round. Contact the Southern Africa Travel team for their advice on the best time to go. International flights arrive into both Lusaka and Livingstone and scheduled charter flights connect effortlessly with your safari destination. Our team has travelled extensively in this region to find you the best luxury and value African safari options and are looking forward to sharing their expertise with you.
Designated by the WWF as a protected conservation area, the Kafue Flats are found in the central region of Zambia to the north west of the Lower Zambezi National Park and to the west of the Luangwa Valley region. You will be visiting the second largest national park in the world when vacationing at Kafue Flats and one of the least developed.
Luangwa Valley has it all, superlative wildlife viewing opportunities, pristine wilderness as well as luxury safari accommodation options, contact the Southern Africa Travel team for the best advice on where to stay in Zambia on your African vacation.
The Zambian side of Victoria Falls is also known for the quality of its wildlife viewing as well as the luxury safari accommodation on offer. Look out for white rhino, buffalo, elephant and giraffe in this region as well as the commonly sighted baboons and warthogs.
5 Nights | 6 Days
On this unique Southern African journey we combine the magic of the vast Zambezi River and the nearby Victoria Falls with the raw wilderness of the Chobe River that divides Namibia’s Caprivi Strip from Botswana’s Chobe National Park. Here you will view some of the most prolific wildlife on the African continent from the comfort of a luxurious houseboat.
8 Nights | 9 Days
A truly fabulous journey to three of Africa's most exciting destinations. Begin your journey in cosmopolitan Cape Town, before heading to the world renowned Sabi Sands Reserve for a Big Five Adventure. Finally visit the majestic Victoria Falls in Zambia and listen for the 'Smoke that thunders'!
6 Nights | 7 Days
On this memorable tour we effortlessly combine the thrill of a Big Five safari adventure in the Kruger National Park, together with the mystery of the incredible Victoria Falls, and a magical river safari onboard a luxury houseboat on Botswana’s renowned Chobe River.
6 Nights | 7 Days
This tour combines the highlights of one of Southern Africa’s most enchanting regions… from the spectacular views of the cascading Victoria Falls to close encounters with the elephants of Chobe and the exhilarating predator sightings in Moremi.
7 Nights | 8 Days
Start off in the beautiful Mother City of South Africa, Cape Town with its white sand beaches, outstanding natural attractions and lifestyle before heading off to Zambia and Victoria Falls, a raging waterfall that can be heard for miles around. A great place to cruise the Zambezi River or explore the area on an elephant-back safari before heading to the Chobe National Park in Botswana for some serious game viewing.
12 Nights | 13 Days
Taking you from the cosmopolitan Mother City, Cape Town, to the world famous Kruger National Park, the renowned Sabi Sands Reserve and finishing at the magnificent Victoria Falls in Zambia, this journey explores all of Africa's best!
6 Nights | 7 Days
Start your African holiday at the breath-taking Victoria Falls, one of the seven wonders of the world. Victoria Falls is well-known for the abundance of activities in the area and has aptly earned the title of adventure capital of Africa. At Kafue National Park, the days will be filled experiencing the sights and sounds of Africa, and tracking the famed Big Five of the animal kingdom, lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo. Walking safaris were pioneered in Kafue National Park and remain one of the best ways to explore this African wilderness.
6 Nights | 7 Days
This journey of discovery offers you the best of Zambia & Botswana combined… from an authentic safari experience under canvas in South Luangwa National Park and the extraordinary sights of the mighty Zambezi River to incredible wildlife sightings in Chobe.
6 Nights | 7 Days
From resort hotel to rustic tented camp… This unique tour combines the bustle of Livingstone and the incredible Victoria Falls with popular Chobe National Park and an authentic back-to-basics safari experience in the Okavango Delta.
9 Nights | 8 Days
From the thunder of the Victoria Falls, experiencing an authentic african safari to the magic of a safari in a canoe, this journey of discovery through Zambia will ignite your passion for Africa!
15 Nights | 16 Days
The ultimate 16 day luxury tour of Southern Africa. You'll visit Cape Town, the Garden Route, the Kruger National Park, Victoria Falls & the Okavango Delta, taking in the best boutique hotels and lodges the African sub-continent has to offer along the way. This itinerary is ideal for fist time visitors to the region.
We think this may have been our best trip ever— Robert Harkey, USA
We wanted to let you know that the trip was incredible!— Denise Forte, USA
Just a big Thank you!— Libby Langford, Australia