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.
Lower Zambezi and Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls and Lower Zambezi
Best for: Spectacular scenery, Safari, Wildlife
Take in the majestic Zambezi with a visit to the thundering Victoria Falls whilst staying at a beautiful lodge on a peaceful stretch of the river before enjoying an exciting safari in the spectacular Lower Zambezi with plenty of activities to choose from.
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The perfect trip for those looking for an experience-rich trip to Zambia with plenty of activities on offer. Spend three days at a peaceful riverside lodge on an unspoilt stretch of the Zambezi with the chance to visit the impressive Victoria Falls but with plenty of river-based activities beside this. This is the ideal spot to relax at and enjoy an authentically Zambian stay with wonderful views across the Zambezi. From here you will have the chance to enjoy an exciting safari in the incredibly beautiful Lower Zambezi National Park, offering wonderful game viewing as well as a huge range of activities, which really marks out the diverse safari experience on offer.
Days 1 - 4 : Upstream of Victoria Falls
Stay at Islands of Siankaba for 3 nights
On arrival into Livingstone you will be met and privately transferred upstream from Victoria Falls to Islands of Siankaba. The lodge has a fabulous location on a quiet stretch of the Zambezi with the accommodation located on two private islands which are connected by rope bridges and enjoy wonderful views. You will stay here for three nights in a luxury tented room with all meals, house drinks and selected activities included. This is the perfect spot to relax on an unspoilt stretch of the river. You are further from the Falls here (yet still within easy reach) but the peace and tranquility on offer is hard to beat. There are plenty of activities to choose from including: mokoro trips, river cruises, village visits, island tours, fishing and island picnics, as well as the all-important visit to the Falls. There is also a lovely spa where selected treatments are on offer.
Days 4 - 8 : Lower Zambezi, Zambia
Stay at Amanzi Camp for 4 nights
This morning you will be privately transferred to Livingstone airport in time for your flight to the Lower Zambezi National Park. One of the most scenic areas in Zambia, the Lower Zambezi carves a fertile valley with plentiful game. On landing you will be met by your guide and game driven to Amanzi Camp where you will stay for 4 nights with all meals, house drinks, park fees and game viewing activities included. Amanzi Camp has a fabulous location in the far west of the park and is the most downstream camp. You will be staying in an area which is rich in game but with few other camps making for an exclusive and intimate safari experience. Activities are hugely varied with game drives, bush walks, river cruises, fishing and canoeing all on offer. Your stay in the Lower Zambezi will give you a spectacular safari whilst still allowing you the chance to relax and absorb your beautiful surroundings.
Day 8 : Lower Zambezi to Lusaka
This morning you will go on a final game drive to the airstrip in time for your light aircraft flight to Lusaka. On arrival you will need to connect onto your onward flight home, marking the end of Imagine Africa's travel arrangements.
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From $4403 per person
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