One of Africa’s recent success stories, Zambia has taken full advantage of the political problems that have hampered the development of several of its neighbours, and now has a blossoming tourism industry to back up its mineral wealth, predominantly through copper. Although its capital city, Lusaka, can feel like a major and relatively advanced metropolis, elsewhere in the country there are still large areas populated only by remote villagers living a basic subsistence lifestyle. Amongst these extremes lie some outstanding national parks with a density of wildlife and diversity of landscapes that entices many repeat guests.
Zambia as a Destination
Zambia’s safari heritage can be traced back to the 1950s and despite the growth and popularity of its most famous parks it has retained an authentic feel, aided by the continued presence of some of the most iconic names in the African safari industry. With a justified reputation for predators, South Luangwa still attracts the majority of travellers, but for pristine wilderness it is difficult to beat its northern cousin and a walking safari in North Luangwa is considered to be one of the best on the continent. Further west lies the colossal Kafue whose endless floodplains have echoes of the Serengeti, the classic riverine habitat of the Lower Zambezi, the remote beauty of Liuwa Plains and of course the incomparable Victoria Falls. For something truly unique, visit the unique Bangweulu Wetlands, home to the incredibly rare shoebill or watch one of the world’s largest migration of bats at Kasanka. Wherever you go, you are guaranteed impeccable service and a friendly welcome amid some of the continent’s best wildlife. Please note that we currently only offer Livingstone and Kafue as destinations in Zambia.