Zambia Victorial Falls sunset2
Zambia hippo
Kafue National Park leopard

It’s ironic that landlocked Zambia is best known for its waterways. Three great rivers – the Kafue, the Luangwa and the mighty Zambezi – course through Zambia, with the Zambezi ending in the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls on the border with Zimbabwe. This is a place full of stunning views, whether it’s sunsets reflecting over rivers, roaring waterfalls or leopards lounging in the shade of a tree.

Safaris in Zambia are a world away from the crowds of Kenya and Tanzania. There is a diversity of wildlife to match anywhere in Africa, but without the crowds. Visitors can see lions in all of Zambia’s major parks, while hippos gather in groups of 50 or more along riverfronts, honking and feeding. If leopards are more your thing, head to South Luangwa for a night drive safari to experience the nocturnal world of this big cat.

Zambia’s relative lack of visitors means that its infrastructure is less developed than other African countries. Its large size and poor road network can make travelling between destinations a challenge, but visitors are guaranteed a warm welcome when they get there.

Safari in Zambia

Zambia's best safari and national parks

4 days

Leopard spotting in South Luangwa

Seeing Zambia’s famous big cat
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4 days

Lower Zambezi safari

Safaris on land and water
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6 days

Kafue National Park safari and Victoria Falls

Wildlife, waterfalls and wilderness
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7 days

South Luangwa and Lower Zambezi safari

See both sides of Zambia
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7 days

South Luangwa and Victoria Falls safari

Tour Zambia’s highlights
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10 days

Victoria Falls and Zambia’s wildlife

Wildlife sanctuaries and powerful waterfalls
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  • Victoria Falls

    Victoria Falls

    At the height of the rainy season, more than 500 million cubic metres of water plummets over the edge of the Zambezi River into a gorge 100m below...
  • Livingstone


    Relaxed Livingstone is best-known as the base for visitors to the Zambian side of Victoria Falls, but it also has a growing adventure scene...
  • Lower Zambezi National Park

    Lower Zambezi National Park

    The Lower Zambezi National Park’s wildlife is centred around the floodplain along the northeastern side of the Zambezi River...
  • South Luangwa National Park

    South Luangwa National Park

    Found in eastern Zambia at the end of the Great Rift Valley, South Luangwa National Park is famous for its population of leopards, who stalk the antelope, impalas and pukus that line its riverbanks...
  • Kafue National Park

    Kafue National Park

    Kafue National Park is one of Zambia’s oldest — and largest — national parks...
  • Lusaka


    Sprawling Lusaka is Zambia’s capital and commercial centre...

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Destinations Zambia
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Activity Safari, Luxury, Family, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Responsible Travel

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