We had a spectacular time! The camps catered to photographers and each had a hide (blind) from which we got stellar opportunities to see a leopard kill and photograph hippos and elephants.
–Melinda, Berkeley, CA


Zambia MapZambia’s outstanding natural attractions and friendly people make it an ideal destination to see the “real” Africa as it boasts many uninhabited and wild areas.

Most of the country is a high plateau with a temperate climate where two of Africa’s greatest rivers begin: the Congo and the mighty Zambezi, the country’s namesake.

Although English is the official language, the Zambian people are mostly Bantu tribal groups who practice synthesized traditional and Christian beliefs and speak a number of dialects.

 

Safari Ideas

There are over 19 national parks in Zambia, but many are remote, highly seasonal and difficult to visit. Our extensive, intimate knowledge of the parks and most reputable camps allows us to arrange itineraries with excellent guides in dramatically contrasting ecosystems. Safaris and game viewing in Zambia are unique because the emphasis is not on visiting many parks, but rather on experiencing life in the bush through walking safaris and night game drives in relatively unexplored game reserves.

Camera-ready Lion in Zambia's Busanga Plains
Camera-ready Lion in Zambia’s Busanga Plains

Because of long distances between parks  and generally poor roads, an extensive safari requires linking the various regions with scheduled/shared charter flights (or private charter flights if applicable).

One can easily split 6-10 nights between South Luangwa and Lower Zambezi along with a stop in Livingstone to see Vic Falls. Other destinations like Kafue’s Busanga Plains and unique safari areas like Liuwa Plains make Zambia one of our favorite options for travelers looking for a true wilderness experience!



Zambia Experiences

african horizons guide

Near-term Safari Opportunities 2020-2021

We’re excited to see African countries safely reopening and welcoming international travelers back to their borders. With a careful understanding […]

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South Luangwa's Dynamic Diversity

For my first visit to Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park, I visited a number of camps and portfolios for a […]

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A Writer Left Astounded For Words

“I always cry when the small plane lands on a dirt airstrip, and I always cry when I leave.” — […]

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Diving In Day One - A Surprise Southern Africa Safari

“We’re a gay couple that has traveled the world all on our own, from the Galapagos Islands to the Bosphorus […]

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Zambia Migration Safari - November 2018

Next Adventure is excited to announce an opportunity to travel with our Managing Director, Kili McGowan, on a truly unique small group […]

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Kili visits King Lewanika Camp

In May of 2017, Kili was invited to join the first group of guests to experience the new King Lewanika […]

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Join Allen Bechky in 2017

Next Adventure is honored to offer an India Wildlife Safari in February 2017 and two exclusive small group departures to […]

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Lions in South Luangwa, Zambia

My Private Zambia - On Safari with Allen Bechky

Elephants of all sizes were splashing in the mud, rolling in the goop, lying in it from side to side, […]

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Wildebeast ,Tubu Tree, Botswana

Mike & Trina's Sensational Anniversary Safari

It was clear to us as our safari unfolded, that Kili listened carefully to us and, through a couple of […]

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Zarafa Zebras - Selinda Reserve - Botswana

Grant & Miriam's Grand Tour of Southern Africa

Grant & Miriam’s three week trip in August of this year included some of our favorite destinations in Zambia, Botswana […]

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Andy & Melinda's Zambia and Botswana Safari

Andy and Melinda’s first trip with Next Adventure was three years ago to Tanzania and Kenya. For this year’s trip […]

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Mekoro at Sunset - Botswana Migration Routes Safari

Five Friends' Flying Safari

Earlier this year, we put together a private group camping safari for five friends. The trip started with everyone meeting […]

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Chindeni Veranda Zambia

Small Safari Camps for Groups & Families

Traveling with your family or a small group of friends can be complicated: making restaurant reservations for a group can […]

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Chongwe House - Zambia

The African Safari House

When our clients come home from safari, they usually say, “We’re going back?” followed by, “Next time, we’re taking friends.” […]

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Pat and Charley's Birthday Safari

Maybe our favorite thing is receiving detailed trip reports from our clients after they’ve returned from their custom safari, and […]

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Joan's Last Minute Solo Safari

  Today I had lunch with a friend and spent most of the time sharing about my trip and answering […]

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Zambia Safari Video Playlist