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Zambia

From the mighty Victoria Falls to safaris in the remote wilds of Busanga Plains in Kafue National Park, endless adventure awaits in Zambia.


VAST & UNTOUCHED

Explore an untamed Zambia safari

Discover the real version of Africa.

 

A safari in Zambia will see you travel from Livingstone, the country’s adventure capital where the Zambezi and Victoria Falls – or Mosi-oa-Tunya – provide endless thrills, to the exceptionally remote Busanga Plains in northern Kafue National Park. At 5.5 million acres, Kafue is one of the largest and oldest protected regions in Africa, and it is here you’ll thrill to encountering wildlife in the most natural, wild way.

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Discover the mighty Zambezi

The Zambezi River is the perfect starting point for a Zambian safari. Do as the crocodiles do, and bask in the warmth on our river bank/beach, in the comfort of a plush bean bag. Let the sounds of the rushing river lull you into a complete state of relaxation. Set upstream of Victoria Falls, it’s the ideal place to share a sundowner with family, the sky turning as pink as the gin in your hand.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Zambia at a glance

Going off the beaten track comes with questions. When is the best season to view wildlife in Zambia? How cold does it get at night and what languages are spoken? To help you prepare for your journey, we have put together a few keys facts to encourage your adventurous spirit.

Key Facts

Zambia key facts

From the vast plains of Kafue National Park, to the Luangwa River, to adrenaline-fuelled Livingstone, a luxury Zambian safari has it all. Remote and untouched, Zambia’s wild areas are home to fascinating and rare wildlife – from prolific antelope sightings to unrivalled predator viewing. Explore one of Africa’s wildest and most remote destinations – adventure-filled and unforgettable.

POPULATION SIZE

18.9 Million

CURRENCY

Zambian Kwacha (ZMK)

GEOGRAPHICAL SIZE

752,614 km²

BEST TIME TO GO

May to September

LANGUAGE

English

Habitats

Wildlife

Weather

THINGS TO DO

Zambia experiences

There are things to do in Zambia for both daredevils and the more refined thrill-seeker. Feel the spray of the ‘smoke that thunders’, or go boating at sunset along the mighty Zambezi. Get up close to wildlife in Kafue National Park’s Busanga Plains – watching lions leap across channels and large buffalo herds fill the skyline.
Wilderness Zambia Journeys

ZAMBIA JOURNEYS

See your safari fantasy come to life

When we say we’re there every step of the way, we mean it, literally. From planning the perfect circuit. Arranging transfers on Wilderness Air and going through customs. We’re with you on-the ground, at-your-side, 24/7, from start to finish. Ready to take the road less travelled? Contact your travel designer to plan an unforgettable safari.

EXPLORE ZAMBIA JOURNEYS

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Explore regions & camps in Zambia

We operate in two of Zambia’s wildlife havens: on the banks of the Zambezi with access to World Heritage Site Mosi-oa-Tunya, and within Kafue National Park, a premier Zambian safari destination. Situated within Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, Toka Leya is a short drive from Livingstone, while seasonal camps Shumba and Busanga Bush Camp are located in Kafue, Zambia’s oldest and largest protected area.

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JOURNAL

Zambia featured stories

Our expertly crafted Zambian safaris offer you a taste of blood-pumping adventures and unrivalled wild encounters. Filled with adventure, vast landscapes and unparalleled comfort in Zambia’s most pristine wilderness. Join our industry-leading guides and passionate storytellers as they share their love for Zambia’s wilderness with you.
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Let’s plan your next journey

Ready?

When we say we’re there every step of the way, we mean it, literally. From planning the perfect circuit, to private inter-camp transfers on Wilderness Air, and easing you through Customs. We’re with you on the ground, at your side, 24-7, from start to finish. Ready to take the road less travelled? Contact our Travel Designers to plan an unforgettable journey.