Bush camps are uniquely Zambian having been pioneered in the Luangwa Valley. They go hand-in-hand with walking safaris which will often move from camp to camp. Often seasonal due to their remote location there are a range of options available. Here we give our run down on why a stay in one is a must on any visit to Zambia. Bush camps have become as integral to the Zambian safari experience as walking safaris, and the two combine perfectly for a really adventurous trip. They range in style dramatically from a fly camp erected each night for the most dedicated enthusiasts, to seasonal rustic shelters to luxurious chalets that it is hard to believe can be created in such remote locations. Highlights of a stay in them include:
Zambia is a great destination for first timers and safari aficionados alike, offering an off-the-beaten-track experience with some of the most rewarding game viewing on the continent combined with some of the most unique activities. Here we give a rundown of our top things to do in Zambia to really make the most of your time here…
Whilst the main attraction of visiting Victoria Falls is of course the thundering falls themselves, it is also a Mecca for those seeking adrenaline-pumping activities and unique experiences which are a highlight to any visit. With the falls straddling the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, certain activities are exclusive to one side. Here we give our lowdown on what to do and where…
As safari specialists we are often asked where the best place to go on safari is. This can be difficult to answer as we all have different perceptions of what the ideal safari destination is. Some favour Kenya as it is, in some ways, the original safari destination; others prefer Tanzania with its famous Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park. Here, our Zambia specialist Bjorn makes the case for why Zambia is his favourite safari destination…
Zambia is a wonderfully romantic honeymoon destination. It is still relatively off-the-beaten track and offers some really spectacular landscapes and wildlife. Famed for the magnificent Victoria Falls, the Zambezi River and the quiet and remote national parks. Zambia lies landlocked at the heart of Africa and is blessed with some of the most remote and unspoilt wildlife locations in Africa.
Zambia is widely-regarded as offering one of Africa’s top safari experiences that Africa has to offer and some of the most impressive bush accommodation. An exciting alternative that has been pioneered in Zambia, are a unique set of safari houses, ideal for families or groups of friends looking for a private and tailor-made safari experience. Take a look at our top 5 safari houses in Zambia:
The home of the walking safari, Zambia and the South Luangwa in particular is the perfect place to get out and explore the bush on foot. Having been pioneered by Norman Carr in the 1950s in the Luangwa Valley, walking safaris allow you to get back to basics and experience the bush in an in-depth and multifaceted way, whilst leaving a much smaller carbon footprint. Here we give our top five reasons for recommending your next safari to Africa is a walking safari in Zambia…
Zambia is home to the walking safari and offers one of Africa’s premier wildlife experiences. Here, our Zambia expert Annie experiences the unique Luwi River Trail walking safari – a true wilderness adventure away from the crowds and up close to nature. Accompanied by some of the best guides on the continent, with some of the best wildlife viewing that Africa has on offer, Annie tells us why the Luwi River Trail is one of her favourite safari experiences…
Visiting Victoria Falls is a highlight of any trip to Southern Africa, but it is all in the timing. Water levels fluctuate throughout the year, which not only affects what you get to see but also what you can do, with certain activities only available at certain levels of flow. Here we give our rundown of water levels throughout the year, what you can expect to see and when best to go based on what you want to do.
Away from the crowds associated with some more developed safari destinations in East and Southern Africa, Zambia offers one of the most exciting safari experiences in all of Africa. The perfect spot for an off-the-beaten-track safari with outstanding game viewing on offer, Zambia is the perfect destination for safari aficionados looking for something a little different. For those looking for an even more unique experience, look no further than Liuwa Plain in the far west of Zambia – one of the most amazing, yet least explored, of Africa’s national parks. Here's why this little-known park has so much appeal...
Most people will choose to go on safari in the South Luangwa during the high season, from May to October when the bush is at its driest. The dry conditions draw wildlife to the scarce water sources making for excellent sightings, with great herds seen. From December to April though, the bush is transformed by the rains into a lush haven and some wonderful wildlife encounters. Here we give our top five reasons for heading to the South Luangwa in the Emerald Season.
Exclusive Zambia for Families
South Luangwa and Livingstone
Best for: Family, Highlights, Spectacular scenery
A spectacular family safari adventure to Zambia with amazing wildlife and wonderful experiences staying throughout in private safari houses to offer the most exclusive and outstanding family safari holiday imaginable.
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This is the perfect family safari adventure to Zambia offering a holiday staying in private safari houses throughout. With private vehicles and dedicated guides just for your family the safari and activities will be tailored to your family's specific interests and requirements for a truly wonderful family holiday to remember. There will plenty to keep children engaged with exciting wildlife to be seen in the renowned South Luangwa. A few days at Victoria Falls will not only allow you to visit this iconic sight, enjoy some adrenaline-pumping activities, but also relax on a peaceful stretch of the Zambezi in the privacy of your own exclusive-use house. In terms of privacy, exclusivity and personalised service and activities, this trip is hard to beat!
Days 1 - 5 : South Luangwa, Zambia
Stay at Robin's House for 4 nights
On arrival into Lusaka airport you will be assisted to your light aircraft flight to Mfuwe - the gateway to the renowned South Luangwa National Park. Upon landing you will be met by your private guide who will be with you for the duration of your safari in the South Luangwa. You will spend four nights at Robin's House, an exclusive private-use safari house with a fantastic location overlooking the Luangwa River and the national park on the other side of the river. Your stay here includes all meals, house drinks, park fees and game viewing activities. As well as having exclusive use of the house you have a private guide and vehicle which will offer you a truly outstanding safari experience, completely tailored to you. You have three full days to explore the South Luangwa with game drives in open 4x4 vehicles, night drives and walking safaris (age restrictions apply) all on offer as well as the chance to visit Kawaza Village and the school there for an authentic cultural experience.
Days 5 - 8 : Zambia Victoria Falls, Zambia
Stay at The River Farmhouse for 3 nights
This morning you will be game driven to the airstrip in time for your light aircraft flight to Livingstone via Lusaka. Upon landing in Livingstone you will be met and privately transferred to River Farmhouse an exclusive-use house on the banks of the Zambezi upstream from Victoria Falls. You will spend three nights here with all meals, house drinks and twice-daily activities included. You will have your very own guide and staff whilst staying here, making for a private and intimate stay which can be tailored to your interests and requirements. You have two full days here and in addition to the obligatory visit to Victoria Falls, there are plenty of other activities on offer. Included in your stay are river cruises, island picnics, fishing and village walks. There are plenty of other activities to do around Victoria Falls with helicopter and microlight flights, white water rafting and bungee jumping as well as much more...
Day 8 : River Farmhouse to Livingstone Airport
Today you will be privately transferred to Livingstone Airport in time for your international flight home. This marks the end of your family adventure to Zambia!
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From $5980 per person
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