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.
Mukambi Safari Lodge
Best for: Family, Hideaway, Safari
Surrounded by one of the largest areas of unspoilt wilderness in the world, Mukambi Safari Lodge overlooks the majestic Kafue River and is perfect for exploring the 'Real Africa', with its vast areas of nature untouched by mass tourism.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8870
Mukambi Safari Lodge offers a range of exciting activities which include game drives, walking safaris, boat cruises and fishing trips. All activities are carried out by Mukambi's fully licensed and very experienced safari guides. Arguably, the most exciting way to experience the African bush is a walking safari, as being on foot encourages you to be so much more aware of your surroundings. You cannot get closer to nature.
In spite of the old safari saying “Out of the vehicle, into the food chain”, you will be perfectly safe in the hands of Mukambi's experienced guides. They will teach you everything about the bush: how to find water, what you can eat, what tracks you see, how to approach the different animal species and much more.
Kafue National Park is one of the biggest National Parks in the world and therefore has many different eco-systems and different species of mammals within. With 158 different species, Kafue National Park has one of the highest diversities of mammal of all national parks in the world. The birdlife is also spectacular.
When not on the lookout for game in the bush, guests can enjoy the outdoor pool and the open-air gym should they wish to burn off some extra steam. Eight chalets sit within the gardens of Mukambi, just a short distance form the river, along with four luxury safari tents, a family chalet and a family villa. The main area is set over two floors, housing the restaurant and bar from which guests can enjoy views over the river, hopefully glimpsing yet more of the wildlife that frequents the plains.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8870
Things to do
Game Drives in Kafue
Interpretive game drives in open vehicles allow guests to view large numbers of plains game such as puku, red lechwe, buffalo and wildebeest and even the rare roan antelope. The famous lions of Kafue, cheetah and wild dog are also to be seen.