For many people, Zambia is only synonymous with Livingstone and the world–famous Victoria Falls. Whilst it remains a popular destination from which to visit the Falls, it also has so much to offer in terms of wildlife experiences. Imagine unfenced camps where animals, both predators and prey wander freely, starry nights around camp fires, and safari experiences on foot in remote areas that are renowned for not only its natural beauty but especially for its astonishing diversity of wildlife.
Zambia is landlocked, but has three great rivers that flow through it – the Kafue, the Luangwa and the Zambezi. These rivers define the country’s geography and contribute to unique fauna and flora that can be explored here.
Ideal to combine with
Zambia is an excellent stand-alone destination for wildlife lovers and explorers. You can combine a visit to the Victoria Falls with a safari experience in the South Luangwa and Kafue areas. Also great to combine with South Africa (flying direct to Livingstone as a starting point).
Our top experiences
Victoria Falls | Livingstone Island | South Luangwa National park
Late May–early Oct: During this dry season, guests can enjoy prime wildlife viewing. This is also the tourist high season.
Jun–Aug: You can expect weather that is generally dry, with cooler temperatures and sometimes cold nights.
Dec–Apr: During this rainy season, also known as the ‘emerald’ season – the landscape is lush and vibrant.