Safaris: Zambia

Zambia1Sometimes referred to as the “Real Africa”, Zambia is arguably southern Africa’s wildest and most remote destination.  Over 30% of the country is game reserve, some of it still unexplored.

A range of simple, yet stylish bush camps and river lodges makes the raw beauty of Zambia accessible, yet it remains well under the radar so you will not have to share the experience with tourist hordes.

And the experiences are many and varied.  Take a guided walking safari through South Luangwa.  Paddle along the beautiful Lower Zambezi in a canoe safari.  Float across the Busanga Plains in a hot air balloon.  Take a game drive in the wilds of Kafue National Park.

The wildlife is abundant.  The famous tree-climbing lions of Kafue stalk the large herds of antelope roaming the wide-open floodplains of the Park.  Hippos yawn and crocodiles laze on the riverbanks in Lower Zambezi.  White rhinos can be spotted in the Game Park near Victoria Falls.  The Thornicroft giraffe wanders through Zambia’s Luangwa Valley, the only place in the world this animal has been found.

Zambia is also home to one of Africa’s biggest drawcards:  Victoria Falls.  The thundering of the Falls in full flood is one of the great wonders of the world.  But even when the river is low, there is always plenty to do here: scenic flights, elephant-back safaris, sunset boat cruises…the list goes on.  There is something here for adrenalin junkies, romantics and families alike.Zambia2