The Zambia safari experience is rich and rewarding with excellent wildlife populations. Zambia has 19 national parks in which you can experience what is probably the best wildlife viewing in the world. When it comes to safaris in Zambia, you are really spoilt for choice. Some Zambia national parks are more developed for explorers than others. However, even the developed parks like South Luangwa National Park have only a smattering of accommodation and safaris.
Safaris in Zambia
Zambia offers a wide selection of personalised safari adventures including birding, canoeing, mobile walking, game drives and photography. All operators are committed to providing friendly and professional service at affordable rates. Guides are very knowledgeable and will help you make well-informed decisions for the best possible trip of your life.
Zambia was the first country to offer walking safaris and is best known for this amazing safari. Walking safaris in Zambia provides you with an opportunity to have amazing intimate experiences in the bush with wildlife such as a close-up view of a family of elephants enjoying a mud bath, lions drinking in a riverbed and a whole menagerie of antelope. You will definitely appreciate the bush in a way that is impossible in a vehicle. You will be walking in a single file from six to eight hours in a group with some walking guides by your side who are very conversant with the language of the bush. Some of the safari companies in Zambia offering walking safaris include Robin Pope Safaris, Chamilandu Bushcamp and Anabezi Luxury Tented Camp.
Guided safaris in Zambia allow you to experience some spectacular game viewing from the comfort of an open vehicle in the early mornings and late afternoons. Your professional guide will take you around to see Zambia’s beautiful wildlife and nature, as well as give you lots of fascinating insights. Guided safaris in Zambia are offered by a number of companies including Bundu Adventures and South Luangwa Safaris
Canoeing safaris in Zambia are most popular on the upper and lower Zambezi River. Canoeing safari on the upper Zambezi River is a great relaxing way to enjoy the breathtaking scenery that lines the river before it takes its plunge over Victoria Falls. The Lower Zambezi canoeing safari is by far the most exciting, as you canoe through the section of the Zambezi flanked by national parks on both sides. Your armed river guide will take you, to explore the river close up, hopefully giving you an opportunity to spot some wildlife, as you sit comfortably in the canoe. Some of the companies that offer canoeing safaris in Zambia include Mawimbi Bush Camp and Kabompo River Lodge and Campsite.
Zambia is one of the few countries left in Africa that is able to offer the unique experience of mobile safaris. When it comes to mobile safaris, there is no telling what you will see but it will change your perception of nature as you experience it in its purest state. Mobile safaris in Zambia allow you to move camp from one location to another allowing you to have an amazing close-up experience with Zambia’s spectacular nature and wildlife. These safaris can be structured to suit your time availability. Mobile safaris in Zambia are offered by companies such as Baines River Camp and Livingstone Rhino Walking Safaris.
Zambia is known to have some of the most beautiful and wild birding destinations such as Lochinvar National Park. Birding safaris in Zambia allow you to feast your eyes with the help of an expert guide by your side, who is a skilled bird spotter that will ensure you're safe and help you explore and spot all kinds of beautiful birds, just ensure you carry your binoculars with you! There are a number of companies that offer birding safaris such as Nsobe Game Camp and Livingstone Rhino Walking Safaris.
All of Zambia’s safaris and game lodges offer great photographic opportunities, either from a walking safari, photographic hide or an open vehicle. There are operators available that specialise in assisting photographers throughout their photographic safari. Some of the companies that offer photographic safaris include Authentic Safaris Zambia, Royal Zambezi Lodge and Mfuwe Lodge.