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

Children in the Wilderness

Children in the Wilderness is a non-profit organization supported by ecotourism company Wilderness Safaris, which aims to facilitate sustainable conservation […]

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African Parks

African Parks is a non-profit conservation organization that takes on the complete responsibility for the rehabilitation and long-term management of […]

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Zambian Carnivore Programme

The Zambian Carnivore Programme (ZCP) is a Zambian-registered non-profit organization dedicated to conserving large carnivores and the ecosystems they reside […]

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Time + Tide Foundation: Home-based Education Programme

In Sub-Saharan Africa, the prevalence of disabilities in children aged 0 – 14 years is unknown, with published estimates ranging […]

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Lower Zambezi REDD+ Project

The Lower Zambezi REDD+ Project (VCS ID 1202) is Zambia’s first Verified Carbon Standard verified REDD+ project. Lower Zambezi National […]

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Project Luangwa

Project Luangwa is a charitable organization formed by a handful of Safari Operators of South Luangwa as a part of […]

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Conservation South Luangwa

Conservation South Luangwa was formed in 2003 by a handful of like-minded safari operators and concerned stakeholders whose vision was […]

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Conservation Lower Zambezi

Conservation Lower Zambezi (CLZ) is a non-profit organization committed to the protection of wildlife and to the sustainable use of […]

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Charity Begins At Home

Charity Begins At Home supports education, wildlife, land conservation, infrastructure and health programs impacting South Luangwa, Zambia. It is the […]

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Rhino Recovery Fund

The Wildlife Conservation Network created the Rhino Recovery Fund (RRF) with the goal of protecting rhinos from wildlife crime and […]

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Lion Recovery Fund

Created by the Wildlife Conservation Network in partnership with the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, the Lion Recovery Fund funds game-changing conservation […]

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Elephant Crisis Fund

To battle this surge in ivory poaching, the Elephant Crisis Fund is identifying and supporting the most effective projects and […]

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Pack for a Purpose

Pack for a Purpose travelers have taken over 194,783 kgs (428,522 pounds) of supplies meeting essential needs in over 60 […]

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Sanctuary Retreats Philanthropy

A commitment to conservation and responsible tourism has been an integral part of the construction of the properties and daily […]

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Mekoro at Sunset - Botswana Migration Routes Safari

African Bush Camps Foundation

The African Bush Camps Foundation is a registered not-for-profit organization (registration no: MA121/2016) that began operating in 2006 with the […]

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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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Zambia Safari Video Playlist