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About Zambia

A safari in Zambia is a truly wild, romantic and off the beaten track experience. Named after the mighty Zambezi River, the country set aside a staggering 32% of its land for conservation. Offering beautiful scenery, extraordinary game viewing, pristine wildernesses, exceptional safari guides, superb luxury lodges and intimate bush camps, a safari in Zambia is an adventure.

Walking safaris are Zambia’s forté. On foot, your senses are heightened; watching and listening for tell-tale signs adds that extra thrill. In addition, the camps and lodges offer boating, canoeing, day and night game drives, hot-air ballooning and photographic hides. Generally, game viewing is most rewarding between the dry season months of June and October.

Wildlife Areas of Zambia

The sheer natural beauty, coupled with the incredible variety and concentration of wildlife makes South Luangwa one of the finest national parks in Africa. Notably, this is where Norman Carr pioneered the walking safari. Lower Zambezi National Park streches for 75 miles along the Zambezi River. By and large, the focus is on water activities. Known for its impressive cheetah and lion populations, Kafue National Park differs scenically from Zambia’s other national parks due to its expansive wetlands. Victoria Falls, one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World, is accessed from the nearby town of Livingstone.

Safaris in Zambia


Best Time To Go

Visit our in depth information page on the best times to go based on game viewing, with ratings on each park and preserve, as well as which wildilfe is best seen where, the activities and the average monthly temperatures that are optimum for each country.

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South Luangwa (N) & North Luangwa
South Luangwa (S)
Lower Zambezi

Hear from Our Travelers

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Nsefu Staff was excellent, and Game viewing was more abundant and more diverse. 

Nsefu Staff and camp:  Rondavels were nice, but small…Staff was excellent.  Hot water bottles would have been appreciated on the sunrise drive. Guides:   Braston and Chilumba were both excellent guides.  The walking safari with...

Bob Natalini

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What a great trip, what a great adventure and experience! Tafika Camp was very pleasant, with everyone helpful and engaging.

Tafika Camp was a very pleasant open facility with everyone helpful and engaging.  Food and particularly lunches were great.  We had the experience of tracking a lion on foot and discovering him lazily laying in the shade watching us as...

Dave, Lugena and Michelle Wahlquist

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There was no let up and no day ever came close to being uneventful. The location of Old Mondoro is spectacular and beautiful.

This was our 5th trip with The AAC and it was our best trip ever.  It turned out to be an amazing adventure.  By the second or third day we felt the trip was totally worthwhile even if we saw or experienced nothing more.  And then it...

Dave, Lugena and Michelle Wahlquist

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The guides as well as our camp hosts were all extremely personable and couldn’t do enough to make our experience as pleasant and educational as possible.  As much as the animals and birds were an amazement, so was the geography...

Jane Assimacopoulos

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Client Trip Reports

Clients Trip Reports Southern Africa: Aug – Sep 2022

Safari to Zambia and Zimbabwe with Cape Town During my time at Tafika Camp (South Luangwa, Zambia), we went out on our am game drive and our guide, Mukupu, heard hyenas whooping in the distance. He drove through the woods following the...

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Zambia, the warm heart of Africa, has something for everyone whether that be for a family, a honeymoon couple, a keen birder, photographer, wildlife enthusiast or simply someone who wants to enjoy an incredible African experience. It has...

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