Zambia is Africa's most exciting new safari destination! Although known among hardened safari goers Zambia has been in the shadow of neighbour Zimbabwe in the past. However the country is now taking over as southern Africa's premier wildlife safari region.
Previously Zambia was known by its association with the renowned Victoria Falls - with few intrepid travellers venturing into the game parks. This is changing rapidly however, and names such as Luangwa Valley and Kafue are being mentioned in the same breath as the other iconic African safari names.
Besides the adrenaline-inducing pursuits offered in Africa's adventure capital of Victoria Falls, Zambia is renowned for its walking safaris - with aficionados generally agreeing that the country offers the ultimate in walking safaris.
The South Luangwa and Kafue National Parks are the jewels in the wild life crown, offering unbelievable game viewing. However, it must be remembered that game viewing in Zambia is seasonal with the best time to visit being the dry winter and early summer months from April through to October. In the rainy season many of the roads become impassable, although the rainy season is a great time for birders.
Other parks that are opening up in Zambia include Lower Zambezi, North Luangwa and Lochinvar National Parks. The lack of funding for development in the past have ensured that guests today can get the feel of untouched Africa when visiting Zambia's parks.
Besides walking safaris and game viewing - and the excitement of Victoria Falls - Zambia offers canoeing safaris on the Zambezi River where you are accompanied by some of the highest concentrations of hippo and crocodile in Africa. Experienced river guides ensure your safe passage during this unique safari adventure.
For great game viewing, unique river safaris, the wildest adventure activities on the continent and the best in walking safaris - coupled with one of the world's natural wonders - then Zambia is your place.
Highlights of a Zambia Safari
- The birthplace of the walking safari
- Largely untouched national parks
- Spectacular views of Victoria Falls