The Zambia Tourism Board captures the essence of this beautiful country as follows: “Land of the legendary African walking safari, home of the Victoria Falls, the wild Zambezi River, breath-taking lakes and wetlands, a profusion of birds, abundant wildlife, and raw, pulsating wilderness… all in one friendly country. “
Highlights during any trip to Zambia:
- The Victoria Falls
- Livingstone – Adventure Centre i.e. white water rafting, bungi jumping, abseiling, etc.
- Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park
- South Luangwa National Park
- North Luangwa National Park
Best time to travel:
- The Zambian weather is mild and pleasant despite the country being in the tropics. The high altitude at between 1200m and 1500m above sea level ensures that.
- There are three distinct seasons; the cool and dry season between April and August, the dry and warm between September and November and the warmer and wet season between December and March.
- The most popular time to visit is during the cool and dry winter season between April and August. These are cool crisp days and cool nights!
Travel Regions Within Zambia
South Luangwa is located in the largely unexplored and wildly fascinating Luangwa Valley in Zambia, at the tail end of the western arm of the Great Rift Valley. Safari lodges range from modern African luxury suites set on top of hills and alongside lagoons or one can indulge in colonial splendour in the midst of the African bush with all the...
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The Kafue Flats region of Zambia is one of the most exciting wetland destinations in the world. It is a protected conservationist area, the second largest national park in the world and perfectly positioned between the Lower Zambezi National Park and the Luangwa Valley in the central region of Zambia.
Visitors to the Kafue Flats region will...
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Livingstone & Victoria Falls
As the Zambezi River crashes 100 metres into a chasm stretching 1, 7 kilometres in length, one of the world’s most spectacular waterfalls is created: the Victoria Falls, a World Heritage Site. Mosi-oa-Tunya or ‘the smoke that thunders’ is how the locals describe it.
Livingstone, the nearest town on the Zambian side of the falls, has become the...
Wilderness Shumba Camp
Kafue National Park
Shumba Camp is situated in the centre of the Busanga Plains close to permanent water courses and within easy access of the teeming floodplains. It is named after the large prides of lion that are often seen right next to camp – or even, unusually, in trees. Game-viewing is possible from the comfort of the tent or main deck, while the camp’s fig trees in this region ensure both shade and constant bird activity. Shumba Camp comprizes six spacious luxury elevated safari tents with spectacular views.
Wilderness Toka Leya Camp
Overlooking the Zambezi River and its islands is Toka Leya Camp, comprising 12 elevated, spacious en-suite safaristyle tents. Tent interiors boast wooden flooring, tasteful African décor, climate-control, and an expansive wooden deck from which to soak up the views. Family units are positioned to offer quiet seclusion.
Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma
Victoria Falls Zambia
A short drive to the Victoria Falls, Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma’s main lodge includes twelve tree houses, all connected by wooden walkways. There are also two private houses each with 2 bedrooms, a dining area and deck with a pool. At the lodge guests can enjoy a game drive, tour of the Victoria Falls, canoeing as well as a cruise on the Zambezi River. Guided walking safaris are very popular as this is the only lodge in the area to offer it.