Zambia

Zambia

Zambia

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Zambia– Zambia

In Zambia, you’ll be looked after on safari by some of the best guides in Africa. They’ll happily share everything they know about the local wildlife and landscape, while safely leading you on game drives, walking safaris and even canoeing safaris along the Zambezi River.

“You'll experience some of Southern Africa's wildest and most remote destinations but you'll be far from roughing it: a Zambia safari combines excellent big game viewing with luxurious lodges and some of the best guides in Africa. And although the raw beauty of Zambia’s vast reserves has long made them a favourite for safari connoisseurs, they don’t attract the crowds that cluster around sightings in the better-known parks in Africa - in fact the only bustle you’re likely to find is at the country’s most popular attraction: the spectacular Victoria Falls.”
Witness the Amaizing Victoria Falls

Picking a park to visit is not always easy as each offers a unique safari experience: go on guided walking safaris through the South Luangwa, famous for its rich diversity of wildlife; skirt crocodiles and yawning hippos as you paddle along the river on a canoe safari in the beautiful Lower Zambezi; or enjoy game drives and horseback safaris in untamed Kafue National Park - its wide open floodplains are home to large herds of antelope and there are plenty of predators on the prowl. We'd highly recommend combining 2 or 3 different destinations for a complete Zambia safari experience.

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May to September (All parks)
High Season
July to October (Not crowded, except Victoria Falls)
Low Season
November to April (the parks are very quiet; many camps close down)
Best Weather
April, May and September (pleasant temperatures; the short afternoon rains of April rarely affect your safari)
Worst Weather
October (very hot in low-altitude parks) and December to March (the wettest months)
Pros & Cons
Excellent guiding
One of Africa’s best walking safari destinations
Good wildlife viewing
True wilderness experience
Eco-friendly bushcamps
Not crowded with tourists
A chance to see Victoria Falls
Not much to do apart from safaris
Relatively expensive safari destination
Wildlife
Across Zambia, you’ll find lots of safari favorites such as elephant, zebra, hippo and buffalo. Lions and leopards also keep a fairly high profile here. That said, it’ll be a challenge to find any rhino, either white or black, which are confined to a handful of parks. Similarly, cheetah and wild dogs aren’t easy to find. In marsh-dominated regions, keep your eyes peeled for the lechwe, a wetland antelope.
Weather & Climate
During the country’s Wet season (November to April), the rain can pelt down, bringing most outdoor activities to a standstill. Stifling humidity is also an issue at this time of year. In the Dry season (May to October), temperatures remain warm, building to hot just before the season changes. From June, mornings can get quite chilly and you’ll need to wrap yourself up in plenty of thick clothing to ward off the cold.
Best Time to Visit
The rainfall that can pour down during the Wet season (November to April) has a habit of cutting off road access, which makes getting around difficult. For this reason, and because of the generally soaked conditions, many of the country’s parks close – though a notable exception is South Luangwa. Wildlife watching is more pleasant in the Dry season (May to October), when there’s hardly any rain to be seen, and animals are easily found at local rivers and waterholes.
Kafue National Park
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